Join Christine Zepeda, Ph.D student in art history at UT, for a special tour of “Medieval Monsters: Terrors, Aliens, Wonders.” Her research interests include medieval manuscripts and manuscript marginalia (particularly hybrids and monstrous creatures), medieval art of the British Isles, and the visual culture of royal and cloistered women in medieval England. From griffins and giants to demons and dragons, monsters have enthralled people throughout time. In medieval art and literature, these fanciful creatures give form to fears, curiosities, and fantasies of the unfamiliar and the unknown. “Medieval Monsters,” organized by the Morgan Library & Museum in New York, will present a lively array of monsters that appear in more than fifty illuminated manuscripts from the European Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Each of the three sections of the exhibition—Terrors, Aliens, and Wonders—will explore the ways monsters functioned as the embodiment of power, the representation of marginalized groups in society, or the inspiration of awe.
Included with admission, free for UT staff/students/faculty. The Blanton is located at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4; bring your ticket with you to the museum.View Map