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Symposium: Heaven and Earth—Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections

May 2, 2015
11:00AM4:00PM
Price Auditorium
Free with museum admission

Join us for a symposium celebrating the close of Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections. Scholars representing the institutions that house the treasures on loan to the Art Institute of Chicago along with members of the curatorial team will explore the breadth of Byzantine art and its legacy. 


Speakers

Terah Walkup
Research Associate, Ancient and Byzantine Art, Art Institute of Chicago
"Moving Heaven and Earth: A Behind-the-Scenes Look" 

Maria Lagogianni
Archaeologist, Director of the National 
Archaeological Museum
"Transition from the Ancient to the Christian World"

Anastasia Koumoussi
Archaeologist, Director of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Achaia
"The Twilight of Byzantine Painting in Achaia (NW Peloponnese): Wall Decoration from 13th to 15th Century"

Anastasia Lazaridou
Archaeologist, Director of the 
Ephorate of Antiquities of Eastern Attica
Books in Byzantium 

Susanna Choulia
Director of Museums and member of the
Organizing Committee for Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections
"Byzantium in the USA"

Elena Boeck
Professor of Art History DePaul University and consulting curator for Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections
"Byzantium’s Afterlives" 

Byzantine. Icon of Saint George, mid-14th century. Byzantine and Christian Museum, Athens.