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2. Small Wonders on Display at Met Cloisters

Photography by Ian LefebvrePhotography by Ian Lefebvre. Image: Prayer Beads. Image courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

This season, The Met Cloisters Glass Gallery will present a new exhibit of small wonders. Aptly entitled, Small Wonders: Gothic Boxwood Miniatures, the pieces were created out of slow-growing evergreens in the Netherlands in the 16th century. Techniques for creating such intricate works are included in this exhibit in a video documentary, and a display of a disassembled prayer bead. The documentation is through a recent collaborative study by conservators at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Art Gallery of Ontario. The exhibit will include a complete carved boxwood rosary made for King Henry VII of England, a miniature altarpiece from the early 16th century, and a depiction of the life of Saint Margaret prior to c. 1524.

Small Wonders: Gothic Boxwood Miniatures, with related programming will be on view until May 21, 2017. On Sunday, March 26 at 1 pm, The Boston Camerata will perform Miracles in Miniature: songs of Personal Devotion 1500-1540. Check website for ticket information. The Met Cloisters is located at 99 Margaret Corbin Drive in Fort Tryon Park.

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