Julius Fund Lecture in Medieval Art, September 29, 2017
Posted on September 20, 2017
Professor Christina Maranci, Tufts University, will present Adventures in Armenian Architecture
Friday, September 29, 2017, 5:30pm Cleveland Museum of Art Recital Hall
The Church of Surb Sargis (Saint Sergius), (Digor, mod. Turkish Republic), 1029.
Photo by Christina Maranci.
The region of Ani and Kars, on the eastern borders of the modern-day Turkish Republic, is dotted with spectacular medieval Armenian churches and monasteries. This talk will offer a first-person account of what it is like to work on these monuments, which, although largely neglected outside of specialist scholarship, are of exceptional historical value, astonishing beauty, and, unfortunately, in emergency structural condition.