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Lecture: Medals, Monuments, and Maps—Imagining Byzantium in the Renaissance

May 18, 2017
6:00PM7:00PM
Fullerton Hall
Free with museum admission

How did Byzantium become an exotic and distant land for Renaissance audiences? Why was Constantinople equated with Troy? Can a living empire become a symbol of a lost world?  In this lecture, Elena Boeck, DePaul University and Dumbarton Oaks, explores how the Renaissance artists imagined Byzantium.

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Apollonio di Giovanni (Italian, 1415/17–1465). The Adventures of Ulysses, 1435/45. Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection, 1933.1006.