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    Making the Renaissance Manuscript

    The Penn Libraries

    Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books, and Manuscripts Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, sixth floor 3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

    Monday February 10th 2020 to Tuesday May 19th 2020

    • Mondays

      10:00am to 5:00pm

    • Tuesdays

      10:00am to 5:00pm

    • Wednesdays

      10:00am to 8:00pm

    • Thursdays

      10:00am to 5:00pm

    • Fridays

      10:00am to 5:00pm

    This exhibition examines the making of the hand-written and hand-illuminated book during a time of great political, religious, and technological transformation in Europe. Through approximately forty loans from ten regional institutions, as well another forty items from the University of Pennsylvania's own collections, the exhibition explores the full intellectual and artistic depth of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries through a varied selection of extraordinary manuscripts, cuttings, and incunables, many of which have never before been exhibited.

    Image: "Master B.F.,” Decorated letter P from the Santi Angelo e Niccolò at Villanova Sillaro choirbooks; Lombardy, ca. 1500. The Free Library of Philadelphia, Lewis E M 76:52

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