Illuminated manuscripts from the Middle Ages takes center stage at the Getty Center starting September 3 until March 2, 2014. Miracles and Martyrs: Saints in the Middle Ages focuses on the museum's permanent collection of saints and their influence in art.
The exhibition has been broken down into four parts:
- Divine Sacrifice - Artists depicted martyrs during a time of suffering and torture, which was common for them to experience in order to achieve salvation.
- Miraculous Interventions - Saints had the ability to perform miracles or receive visions, which would further increase their faith and spread it to the public.
- Piety and Practice - The public would often honor saints and even pray for their guidance throughout their daily activities.
- Recently Acquired Manuscript Also on Display - A manuscript that follows Gillion de Trazegnies, a nobleman who traveled to Egypt and eventually dies as a hero.
The Getty Center is located on Getty Center Drive and they are open every day, except Monday. There is a cost for parking but admission into the museum is free. Visit the website for a complete list of current exhibitions and take a look at their calendar of events.