News | December 28, 2023

Getty 2024 Exhibitions Includes Book of the Marvels of the World

Elon Schoenholz © 2017 J. Paul Getty Trust

 The Getty Center

The Getty will offer more than 20 exhibitions next year including The Book of Marvels: Wonder and Fear in the Middle Ages

Running June 11 through August 25, 2024
 at The Getty Center, this exhibition will explore the text and images of the Book of the Marvels of the World, a manuscript made in the 1460s. Told from the perspective of a medieval armchair traveler in northern France, the global locations are portrayed as bizarre, captivating, and sometimes dangerously different. 
Other highlights include: 

* Blood: Medieval/Modern
 - February 27 – May 19
Blood has both fascinated and repelled generations of artists and viewers. Medieval manuscripts testify to a rich visual culture surrounding blood, devotional, medical, genealogical, and as evidence of violence.
* Hippolyte Bayard: A Persistent Pioneer
 - April 9 – July 7

Hippolyte Bayard - Parisian bureaucrat by day and persistent inventor and artist after hours - is one of the lesser-known pioneers of photography. This exhibition presents an extraordinarily rare opportunity to view some of Bayard’s highly fragile photographs dating from the 1840s.

* Lumen: The Art & Science of Light
 - September 10 – December 8

Focusing on western European art, this major exhibition demonstrates how the study of light, vision, and the movement of the heavens were explored by Christian, Jewish, and Muslim theologians during the 'Long Middle Ages' (about 800–1600). Featuring glimmering golden reliquaries, illuminated manuscripts, rock crystal vessels, and scientific instruments.