Medieval Monsters: Terrors, Aliens, Wonders

Sherry C.M. Lindquist and Asa Mittman, co-curators of the exhibit Medieval Monsters: Terrors, Aliens, and Wonders at the Morgan Library and Museum (June 8 – September 23), will discuss how artists in the European Middle Ages employed the versatile iconography of monsters — dragons, giants, griffins, exotic peoples, demons, comic hybrids and indeterminate horrors — to express vital ideas and address pressing concerns. They will consider the cultural work monsters did (and do) to enhance the aura of those in power; to stigmatize “the Other”; and to mobilize the power of the human imagination.

A book signing follows the event.











When: Tue., June 19, 2018 at 12:00 pm
Where: 92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Ave.
212-415-5500
Price: $29
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Sherry C.M. Lindquist and Asa Mittman, co-curators of the exhibit Medieval Monsters: Terrors, Aliens, and Wonders at the Morgan Library and Museum (June 8 – September 23), will discuss how artists in the European Middle Ages employed the versatile iconography of monsters — dragons, giants, griffins, exotic peoples, demons, comic hybrids and indeterminate horrors — to express vital ideas and address pressing concerns. They will consider the cultural work monsters did (and do) to enhance the aura of those in power; to stigmatize “the Other”; and to mobilize the power of the human imagination.

A book signing follows the event.

Buy tickets/get more info now