“Art and Architecture of the Islamic Empires” by Rebecca Corrie, Phillips Professor of Art & Visual Culture
WhenMonday, January 30, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
WhereBates Olin Arts Center - Room 104
75 Russell Street
Lewiston, ME 04240
An introduction to major monuments from seventh-century Jerusalem to seventeenth-century Agra and Isfahan, from the Umayyad dynasty to the Mughal Emperors from architecture to ceramics and textiles.
Rebecca W. Corrie is Phillips Professor of Art and Visual Culture and a member of the committee for the Program in Classical and Medieval Studies. She holds B.A. and M.A. degrees from Oberlin College and a Ph.D. from Harvard University, and has received Fulbright Hays and NEH grants for research in Vienna and Rome. She teaches courses from ancient Egypt to the Renaissance. She has spoken and published widely on Italian and Byzantine art of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, participating recently in the catalogues for the exhibitions The Glory of Byzantium and Byzantium: Faith and Power at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Mother of God at the Benaki Museum in Athens, Greece. She has served as an officer and board member for national organizations including the Byzantine Studies Conference, the International Center of Medieval Art, and the Italian Art Society.
Reception to follow in the Museum