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Exhibitions/ Choirs of Angels

Choirs of Angels: Painting in Italian Choir Books, 1300–1500

November 25, 2008–April 12, 2009

Exhibition Overview

More than two dozen leaves of the most splendid examples from the Museum's little-known collection of choral manuscript illuminations are on view. With jewel-like color and gold, these precious images—which include scenes of singing angels, Hebrew prophets, heroic saints, and Renaissance princes—spring from the unique, artful marriage of painting, text, and music. The Museum's collection includes works created for churches across Italy, from Florence to Venice, from Cremona to Naples, by some of the most celebrated painters of their day.

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The exhibition is made possible by the Michel David-Weill Fund.

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