Thursday, February 14, 2008

Symposium on Early Christian Art at Kimbell Museum

It has come to my attention that there is a symposium planned at the beginning of March to go along with the terrific exhibition of early Christian art at the Kimbell Museum in Fort Worth. Here are the details from the website advertising it. Again, this is something not to miss.

Symposium on Early Christian Art

Saturday and Sunday, March 1–2, 2008

A two-day symposium featuring distinguished scholars from Europe and America will discuss various aspects of the function of Christian art, including its use in the format of Christian self-identity. The symposium will be moderated by the curator of the exhibition, Jeffery Spier of the University of Arizona, Tucson.

This symposium has been made possible by a generous grant from the Leon Levy Foundation.

Welcome and Introductions
Saturday, March 1
10:15 a.m.
Malcolm Warner, acting director, Kimbell Art Museum, and
Timothy Potts, director, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, England

Temple, Church, and Synagogue: The Evolution of Religious Architecture in the World of Early Christianity
Saturday, March 1
10:30–11:30 a.m.
L. Michael White, R. N. Smith Endowed Chair in Classics and Religious Studies; director, Institute for the Study of Antiquity and Christian Origins, department of classics, University of Texas at Austin

Emblems of Catholic Identity in Rome and North Africa
Saturday, March 1
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Annewies van den Hoek, lecturer on Greek and Latin, Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Images at the Christian Tomb: What They Do and What They Expect
Saturday, March 1
2–3 p.m.
Ann Marie Yasin, assistant professor, department of classics and art history, University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Fountains, Apses, and the Meaning of Water
Saturday, March 1
3–4 p.m.
Beat Brenk, full professor of Early Christian and medieval archaeology, Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza," Italy

The Earliest Christian Decorated Books: Function and Use
Sunday, March 2
11 a.m.–noon
John Lowden, professor, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

Art and Liturgical Disposition in Early Christian Churches
Sunday, March 2
1:30–2:30 p.m.
Sible L. de Blaauw, Van der Meer chair of Early Christian art and architecture, Department of the History of Art, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, The Netherlands

"Countless Imaginations" and the Authentic Likeness of Christ
Sunday, March 2
2:30–3:30 p.m.
Herbert L. Kessler, professor of the history of art, Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore

Sunday, March 2
3:30–4:30 p.m.


Daldianus said...

These lectures sound too good. Too bad I don't live anywhere near there :(

Unknown said...

I love the Kimball Art Museum. These lectures do sound interesting. Good thing I live in Texas!