Christina Nielsen is the Assistant Curator for Late Antique, Early Christian, and Byzantine Art in the Department of Ancient and Byzantine Art at the Art Institute of Chicago. She received her Ph.D. in medieval art history from the University of Chicago. Prior to starting at the Art Institute as an Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow in 2003, Christina taught courses in Late Antique, Byzantine Art, and Medieval Art at the University of Chicago, UCLA, and UC-Santa Barbara. She also held fellowships at the British Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the J. Paul Getty Museum. During her time at the Art Institute, she has curated the exhibition Devotion and Splendor: Medieval Art at the Art Institute of Chicago, and served as editor of the accompanying catalogue. She was also a member of the curatorial team for The Silk Road and Beyond: Travel, Trade, and Transformation; Caravaggio and the Supper at Emmaus;and Highlights of the Permanent Collection of Arms and Armor. Most recently, she worked on the Byzantine Galleries in the new Mary and Michael Jaharis Galleries of Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Art, and curated the exhibition, Late Roman and Early Byzantine Treasures from the British Museum.
1 hour 21 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago OPENING TOMORROW—Japanese artist Tomoaki Suzuki draws on his life in London, creating painstakingly detailed figurative sculptures of urban youth at one-third their actual size.
1 day 4 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago CLOSING SOON—They Seek a City: Chicago and the Art of Migration, 1910–1950 showcases the rich variety of art created by those who migrated to Chicago in the first half of the 20th century. They See a City closes June 2.