An exhibition of the Middle Ages in New York: September 2012

An exhibition of the Middle Ages in New York: September 2012
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Alfonso X the Wise

Alfonso X the Wise

Crossing Borders: Manuscripts from the Bodleian Libraries. From September 14, 2012 to February 03, 2013

The Jewish culture was really interesting in Europe during the Middle Ages. For example, in Toledo (Spain), king Alfonso X ‘the Wise’ founded the famous “the Toledo School of Translators” where Muslims, Jews and Christians translators exchanged knowledge  in the fields of philosophy, religion, art, science, medicine and literature.

The Jewish Museum

The Jewish Museum

In some days, The Jewish Museum of New York ( Manhattan New York, NY (212) 423-3200) is going to exhibit a selection of Middle Aged Oxford manuscripts many of them exquisitely illuminated.

“Crossing Borders features a superb selection of some sixty Hebrew, Latin, and Arabic manuscripts from Oxford University’s Bodleian Libraries, one of the world’s richest collections of manuscripts and printed books related to medieval European Jewish culture. The manuscripts, many of them exquisitely illuminated, illustrate the fertile exchanges among Christians, Muslims, and Jews in the fields of religion, art, science, and literature. Included is one of the Bodleian’s greatest treasures: the magnificent Kennicott Bible. Many of the works in the exhibition are on view in the United States for the first time.”

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The Bodleian Library in Oxford

The Bodleian Library in Oxford

The current exhibition is based on Crossing Borders: Hebrew Manuscripts as a Meeting-place of Cultures, co-curated by Piet van Boxel and Sabine Arndt for the Bodleian Library, Oxford, United Kingdom, in 2009 and this new one has been organized by curator Claudia Nahson.

Leadership support for Crossing Borders: Manuscripts from the Bodleian Libraries is provided by the David Berg Foundation. Generous support is provided by The Achelis Foundation and the Joseph Alexander Foundation, with additional in-kind support from George S. Blumenthal and support from The Jewish Museum Centennial Exhibition Fund and the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Exhibition Fund.

On Monday, November 19, 2012, educators and curators engage visitors in discussions about select works of art in the exhibition Crossing Borders: Manuscripts from the Bodleian Libraries.

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