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Annual General Meeting (AGM)

  • June 02, 2024
  • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM (PDT)
  • Descanso Gardens





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Guest Speaker

                Larisa GrollemondAssistant Curator of Medieval                  and Renaissance Manuscripts at the Getty Museum

"A Unity of Script and Image:  The Getty’s Hoefnagel Manuscript"

The Getty’s Mira Calligraphae Monumenta (the Model Book of Calligraphy) is an incredible testament to the inventiveness of scribes and the aesthetic qualities of writing. The 16th-century court secretary to Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand I, Georg Bocskay first created the manuscript in Vienna to demonstrate his technical mastery of the immense range of writing styles known to him. About thirty years later, Emperor Rudolph II, Ferdinand's grandson, commissioned Joris Hoefnagel to illuminate Bocskay's model book. Hoefnagel added fruit, flowers, and insects to nearly every page, one of the most unusual collaborations between scribe and painter in the history of manuscript illumination. This lecture will explore this exceptional manuscript, a true unity of script and image.

Larisa Grollemond has been Assistant Curator of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts at the Getty Museum since 2017 after earning her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. Her research areas include late medieval and Renaissance French illuminated manuscripts and paintings, early printing, and modern medievalisms. Her exhibition projects have included Book of Beasts: The Bestiary in the Medieval World (2019), Blurring the Line: Manuscripts in the Age of Print (2019), The Fantasy of the Middle Ages (2022), Graphic Design in the Middle Ages (2023-2024), and most recently, Blood: Medieval/Modern (2024).


1418 Descanso Drive
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011

                 Abundant free parking in lot adjacent to gardens,               including accessible parking

                      For questions, contact Chava Gerber at                        programs@societyforcalligraphy.org

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