Museum Home Past Exhibitions Temptation and Salvation: The Psalms of King David

June 9–August 16, 2009 at the Getty Center


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Songs of the Self: The Taymouth Hours and the Female Self in Early 14th-Century England
In this lecture, Kathryn Smith, art history professor at New York University, explores the principles of Psalm illustration in a profusely illuminated book of hours made for Eleanor of Woodstock, sister of Edward III of England. The manuscript's unusual imagery includes not only stories from scripture, but also from chivalric romance and comic literature. Free.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009, 3:00 p.m.
Museum Lecture Hall
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Curator's Gallery Talks
Kristen Collins, associate curator of Manuscripts, the J. Paul Getty Museum, leads a gallery talk on the exhibition. Meet under the stairs in the Museum Entrance Hall. Free.

Thursdays, June 18 and 25, 2009, 2:30 p.m.
Museum Galleries

David before Nathan