Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections

Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections, Art Institute of Chicago, May 2, 2015, 11:00–4:00

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:

Moving Heaven and Earth: A Behind-the-Scenes Look
Terah Walkup (Art Institute of Chicago)

Transition from the Ancient to the Christian World
Maria Lagogianni (National Archaeological Museum)

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

Books in Byzantium
Anastasia Lazaridou (Ephorate of Antiquities of Eastern Attica)

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

Byzantium’s Afterlives
Elena Boeck (DePaul University)

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