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Title:
Afternoon Symposium: From Constantinople to Cappadocia
When:
-  01:00PM - 05:00PM
Where:
Penn Museum - Philadelphia
Category:
Lecture
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MeryemAnaChurch2Sunday, April 13, 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Afternoon Symposium
From Constantinople to Cappadocia
With the expansion of its current exhibition, Sacred Spaces: The Photography of Ahmet Ertug (in the Merle-Smith Galleries), the Penn Museum presents this afternoon program which focuses on two important areas of Byzantine cultural activity. Constantinople (now Istanbul) was the undisputed capital of Byzantine culture, well known for its resplendent, mosaic-filled churches. While the volcanic region of Cappadocia (in central Turkey) is less well-known, artists from Constantinople painted many of its well-preserved cave churches. This program examines the respective artistic contributions of both, with a keynote address delivered by Dr. Anthony Cutler, Professor of Art History, Penn State University—an expert on the history of Byzantine art. Sponsored by the Center for Ancient Studies. Free admission.

1:00: Introduction
Anthony Cutler (The Pennsylvania State University)

1:15: Keynote Address: "Those who Wait and Watch: Some Unidentified Figures at the Chora and their Curious Persistence in Byzantine Art"
Anthony Cutler (The Pennsylvania State University)

2:15: "From Vaults of Heaven to Caves of God"
Robert Ousterhout (Penn)

2:45: BREAK

3:00: "The Rock-Cut Church of Meryemana: An Illuminated Apocalypse?"
Lynn Jones (Florida State University)

3:30: "Rock-Cut Façades in Byzantine Cappadocia"
Gül Öztürk (Çankaya University, Ankara / Penn)

4:00: "Imagining the Byzantine Painter in Cappadocia"
Tolga Uyar (Dumbarton Oaks)

4:30: "Imprinting Identity: Individualizing Churches Through Painted Inscriptions"
Anna Sitz (Penn)

Read more about Sacred Spaces: The Photography of Ahmet Ertug

Photo by Ahmet Ertug.

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Venue:
Penn Museum
Street:
3260 South Street
ZIP:
19104
City:
Philadelphia
State:
PA
Country:
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MUSEUM LOCATION

3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 898-4000

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Tuesday-Sunday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
First Wednesdays: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Monday: CLOSED

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