Collecting and Displaying Byzantine Art in the Medieval, Renaissance, and Modern Periods
Date: Thursday May 1, 2014, at 7:30 pm
Location: Auditorium, Getty Villa
Admission: Tickets available beginning March 10
In the Middle Ages, Byzantine objects served purposes that ranged from utilitarian to devotional. Renaissance collectors displayed Byzantine works to suggest their high artistic value, but the full appreciation of the artifacts in the exhibition Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections depends upon the Modernist revolutions of the 19th and 20th centuries. Art historian Robert Nelson discusses how Byzantine collections evolved during these periods. Free; a ticket is required.