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Pen and Parchment: Drawing in the Middle Ages

In conjunction with Pen and Parchment: Drawing in the Middle Ages (on view June 2–September 1, 2009), exhibition curator Melanie Holcomb delves into the powerful, seldom-seen work of medieval draftsmen, including drawings created long before the Renaissance, in settings as diverse as ninth-century monastic scriptoria to the fourteenth-century French court.

Recorded June 7, 2009

Collections, Medieval Art and The Cloisters (77)

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Sorrow's Universal Language
(00:01:32) 202 views

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Empathy through Mimicry
(00:01:18) 270 views

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The Hidden Body Speaks
(00:01:28) 188 views

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Four Hands, Many Meanings
(00:01:46) 288 views

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Everyday Angels
(00:01:48) 153 views

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Framed by the Body
(00:01:40) 262 views

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Falconry at The Cloisters
(00:00:30) 257 views

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The Cloisters: Part Two
(00:17:40) 342 views

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The Cloisters: Part One
(00:17:14) 1128 views

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The Cloisters: Part Three
(00:15:56) 178 views

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The Cloisters: Part Four
(00:17:19) 168 views

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Hunt of the Unicorn
(00:14:39) 2509 views

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Red Monastery
(00:05:25) 5161 views

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Stones of Medieval Italy
(03:39:26) 115 views

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Hanukkah: A Higher Holiday
(00:56:13) 117 views