SPARK: Created for Reflection

Illuminated Manuscripts and Bedtime Stories

SPARK: Created for Reflection Illuminated Manuscripts and Bedtime Stories | Events Calendar
Jean Pucelle (French, active 1319–1334). The Hours of Jeanne d'Evreux, Queen of France (detail), 1324–28. Grisaille, tempera and ink on vellum, single folio: 3 5/8 x 2 7/16 in. (9.2 x 6.2 cm) Overall (with binding): 3 7/8 x 2 13/16 x 1 1/2 in. (9.9 x 7.2 x 3.8 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Cloisters Collection, 1954 (54.1.2)

With Melanie Holcomb, David Small, and Julie Burstein

Upper E Side

The Metropolitan Museum of Art | 1000 Fifth Avenue

Melanie Holcomb, Curator, Medieval Art and The Cloisters, MMA
David Small, Caldecott Award–winning and children’s book author, and illustrator of Imogene’s Antlers and the best-selling graphic memoir Stitches
Julie Burstein, author and Peabody Award–winning creator of public radio’s Studio 360

MMA curator Melanie Holcomb reflects on the power of illuminated manuscripts to invite us to dwell upon the beauty and meaning of the written word. Author and illustrator David Small explores how, like these manuscripts, illustrated books for children entice us to read them over and over and to learn their stories by heart.

SPARK with Julie Burstein:
This fast-paced cabaret-style series explores vital cultural issues through the lens of the Met. Each program gathers artists and thought leaders to engage in unscripted, surprising, and engaging conversation.

Tickets to this event include Museum admission.