Colors of the World: Illuminated Manuscripts in the Age of Exploration (Part 1)

Description

Students will step into Europe's past by reenacting skills and techniques that artists used to create the most exquisite medieval and Renaissance manuscripts in the Morgan's collections. They will delve into the art of Western illumination as a means of exploring early Eurasian and African trade routes. This is a two-part field trip; in their first visit students will explore the galleries and learn the basics behind the creation of illuminated manuscripts. In their second visit, students will gain hands-on experience grinding pigments, mixing paints, and creating their own ornate initial using authentic materials and real gold leaf.

Offered At

The Morgan Library & Museum

The Morgan Library & Museum's school programs are anchored in teaching philosophies that define education as a way of building children's confidence as self-reliant seekers of knowledge and independent-minded creative thinkers.
In a classroom setting, the K–12 curriculum in the sciences and humanities is rarely studied through direct observation of primary sources, such as Mesopotamian seals and tablets, medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, rare printed books, master drawings, and period architecture.

Please note that for in-person field trips, we limit groups to 15 for a more interactive and intimate experience. We can accommodate no more than 4 groups, or 60 students, at one time in our historic library.

Details

Subjects

Medieval History, Art

Capacity

15 students, 1 chaperone per 5 students

Duration

90 min.

Activity

Field Trip

Grades

3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Price Options

$150.00 per Group for Private School

$0.00 per Group for Public School

$0.00 per Group for Title I School