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Annie Labatt, 2012 Chester Dale Fellow, Department of Medieval Art and The Cloisters

Posted: Wednesday, May 9, 2012

«Join us for two special events planned in conjunction with the exhibition, Friday, May 11, and Friday, June 15.»


The Kallinikeion Colloquium in Byzantine Studies, sponsored by the Center for Byzantine & Modern Greek Studies, Queens College, City University of New York, is hosting a special symposium at the Museum this Friday.

Floor Mosaics in the Late Antique Mediterranean
Friday, May 11, 2012, 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Bonnie J. Sacerdote Lecture Hall, Uris Center for Education, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Made possible through the generosity of the Kallinikeion Foundation

Speakers
Lisa Brody and Carol Snow, Yale University Art Gallery, "Stones of Beautiful Colors: The City Mosaic from Gerasa"

Henry Maguire, Johns Hopkins University (Emeritus), "They worshipped the creature rather than the Creator." Nature and Idolatry in Christian Art

Finbarr Barry Flood, New York University, "Voiceless Fish and Breathless Trees: Aspects of Iconoclasm in the Church Mosaics of Early Islamic Jordan and Palestine"
Introduced by Helen Evans, Mary and Michael Jaharis Curator of Byzantine Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Warren T. Woodfin, Queens College, Moderator

For information, please contact the Center: 718-997 4520


Gallery Workshop—Travel the Collections: Ornamentation in the Mediterranean World
Friday, June 15, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
$35 (includes Museum admission)
Gallery 401

Speakers
Jennifer Ball
Evan Freeman
Sarah Graff
Betsy Williams

Take a trip through the Mediterranean world by joining four experts in the galleries to examine works of art created in a variety of cultures during the pivotal era of the Byzantine Empire. Explore the beauty, ornamentation, and context of these objects through drawing, listening to music, exploring materials used in manufacturing textiles, and handling archaeological tools. This gallery workshop is inspired by the exhibition Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition.

Purchase tickets online or at the Great Hall box office. Registration ends at noon on June 15. For more information, call 212-650-3961.

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About the Author

Annie Labatt was the 2012 Chester Dale Fellow in the Department of Medieval Art and The Cloisters. She recently defended her dissertation at Yale University. Her research focuses on eighth- and ninth-century Roman iconographies, as well as concepts of Byzantium in twelfth-century Spain.

About this Blog

This blog accompanied the special exhibition Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition, on view March 14–July 8, 2012.