I work at the Morgan Library & Museum and right now we have an awesome exhibit called Noah’s Beast. And lets just say, I think this an exhibit Carmilla fans can really enjoy. 

For example, here we have one of the earliest known Akkadian version of the story of Noah.

Seem familiar?

But then the curator move on and the word “Inanna” escapes his lips. 

My reaction:

So if you’re a huge Carmilla fan as I am and live in the greater New York area, I highly recommend this show for you to see. It was a very interesting glimpse into Inanna and the gods of Mesopotamia.

Also felt like @carmillaseries @hotladypants  and @anamatics would be interested in seeing this

Georges de Feure, artist (French, 1868–1943), Marcel Schwob (French, 1867–1905), La porte des rêves, Paris: Pour les Bibliophiles indépendants chez Henry Floury [Octave Uzanne], 1899. The Morgan Library & Museum.

Félicien Rops, artist (Belgian, 1833–1898), Charles Baudelaire (French, 1821–1867), Les épaves, Amsterdam [i.e., Brussels: Poulet-Malassis], 1866. The Morgan Library & Museum.



Winter is coming. All men must die. And Game of Thrones is back! Stay tuned each week as we unpack Sunday’s episodes through masterpieces.

Winter is definitely here (finally).

A fireplace crackles to conversations of bravery, while a band of warriors heads beyond the limits of safety to search for the dead. The enmity between sisters grows, reaching a fever pitch with the discovery that one wears many faces and has become quite a formidable assassin.

Returning to the snow-covered lands beyond the wall, the dead are everywhere—first in the form of a savage zombie polar bear, then as a handful of the walking dead, before the full force of wights and walkers surround and outnumber the search party. Lesson: don’t taunt the dead.

Flaming swords and dragon glass take down the enemy, one at a time, until the Deus ex machina of dragons arrive, sending many to the bottom of the frozen lake or obliterating them by fire. But the king of death strikes a fatal blow into one of the fire-breathing serpents.

With cold hands, a half-dead uncle returns to save a stranded hero, before succumbing to a pile of reanimated skeletons. In a chilling final sequence, the fallen dragon is resurrected as an ice weapon of mass destruction.

This week’s wildcard images of death, dragons, and masks come from the National Museum of Ireland, the Milwaukee Art Museum, The Morgan Library & Museum, the British Library (and here and here), the Museo Nacional del Prado, the Bibliothèque nationale de Paris, the Musée Condé at Chantilly, and the Koninklijke Bibliotheek in the Netherlands.

Dive deeper with featurettes connecting the history of the Middle Ages to the making of fantasy TV.

Édouard Manet, artist (French, 1832–1883), Stéphane Mallarmé (French, 1842–1898), L’après-midi d’un faune, Paris: A. Derenne, 1876. The Morgan Library & Museum.

Carlos Schwabe, artist (Swiss, 1866–1926), Olive Schreiner (South African, 1855–1920), Rêves, Paris: Flammarion, 1912. The Morgan Library & Museum.

Odilon Redon, artist (French, 1840–1916), Iwan Gilkin (Belgian, 1858–1924), Ténèbres, Brussels: Edmond Deman, 1892. The Morgan Library & Museum.

Galileo Galilei  (1564-1642)

Autograph notes on the satellites of Jupiter, 14–25 January 1611

Purchased by J. P. Morgan, Jr. in 1928

MA 1064

The Morgan Library & Museum

Item description from The Morgan Library: “On this scrap of paper (an unfolded envelope), Galileo recorded the positions of four satellites of Jupiter over a period of several nights. He had observed the moons with the aid of his newly constructed telescope and published his findings in his revolutionary book The Starry Messenger (1610). He then worked to define more precisely the periods of the orbits of the Jovian moons, setting up his telescope night after night and making notes such as these. In a radical departure from his university training, Galileo insisted that scientific theory be grounded in observation and physical evidence rather than reliance on ancient authority.”

Charles Baudelaire (French, 1821–1867), Les fleurs du mal, Portrait by Édouard Manet (French, 1832–1883), Paris: Poulet-Malassis et de Broise, 1857. The Morgan Library & Museum