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Lecture: Ravenna—Justinian's Capital in the West and Its Dazzling, Exquisite Mosaics

May 15, 2014
Fullerton Hall
Free with museum admission

The city of Ravenna has been universally recognized, with ample justification, as the capital city of multicolored sumptuous mosaics. Join Dimitri Liakos, professor emeritus, Northern Illinois University, as he discusses the churches of Ravenna detailing their magnificent mosaics for a clear understanding of their irrefutable uniqueness and splendor.

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Apse mosaic detail with the Emperor Justinian I, c. 546-58. Byzantine. Church of San Vitale, Ravenna, Italy. Photo: ARTstor.