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
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)
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.