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Taming the Tarasque, from Hours of Henry VIII, in Latin (detail), c. 1500. Illuminated by Jean Poyer (French, active 1465-1503). Ink, tempera, and gold on vellum; 25.6 x 18 cm (10 1/16 x 7 1/16 in.). The Morgan Library & Museum, Gift of the Heineman Foundation, 1977, MS H.8 (fol. 191v)

Gallery Talk: Monsters, Nonsense, and Wonder

Friday, August 23, 2019, 6:00–7:00 p.m.
Location: Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Gallery

About The Event

Contemporary artist Sean Foley explores the monstrous and grotesque in his painting practice. He discusses key works in Medieval Monsters: Terrors, Aliens, Wonders through a prism of wonder. Using “nonsense” as a point of departure, Foley encourages visitors to encounter monsters in a way that sparks their own imaginative inquiries and curiosity.