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09.25.2018 | Three Contemporary Artists and the Manuscript Tradition | Free

September 25
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until November 13, 2018

Categories: Visual Arts


A new exhibition that highlights the continuing influence of manuscript illumination, Beyond Words: Three Contemporary Artists and the Manuscript Tradition is on display in the Lambert Gallery at St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) through November, 2018. This exhibition includes work from Salma Arastu, Archie Granot, and Bernard Maisner, along with examples of historical manuscripts curated by the Museum of Contemporary Religious Art (MOCRA) and Saint Louis University Libraries Special Collection.

Illuminated manuscripts – handwritten books richly decorated and illustrated with paints, inks, and gold and silver leaf, provide inspiration for all three artists who weave together significant texts with intricate designs in ways that create personal connections with each viewer. Beyond Words, part of the Lambert Art and Culture Program and supported by the Regional Arts Commission and Saint Louis University Bicentennial Committee, focuses primarily on the aesthetic and historic

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