A Poem, a Prayerbook, and a Nun on the Run: The St. Albans Psalter and Its Medieval Readers
Date: Wednesday November 13, 2013, at 7 pm
Location: Museum Lecture Hall, Getty Center
Admission: Free. Reservation required
One of the most important and beautiful manuscripts from 12th-century England, the St. Albans Psalter offers an intriguing collection of poetry and prayers. Richly decorated with gold and luminous colors, the manuscript has long been linked with the two individuals thought to have commissioned and used it: Abbot Geoffrey of St. Albans and the holy woman Christina of Markyate. Learn more in this presentation by Kristen Collins, associate curator of manuscripts, the J. Paul Getty Museum.