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All Members Preview of Africa & Byzantium

Friday, April 12, 2024, 2:00–9:00 p.m.
Location:  003 Special Exhibition Hall
The Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Hall
Free, timed ticket required.

About The Event

Members are invited to join us for the opening weekend of the exhibition Africa & Byzantium in the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Hall. This is the first international loan show to consider the artistic relationship between northern and eastern African kingdoms and the Byzantine Empire, and the art and faith of these historical kingdoms—including Christianity, Judaism, and Islam—resonate with many worldwide today. The show includes more than 160 works of secular and sacred art from across geographies and faiths, including large-scale frescoes, mosaics, and luxury goods such as metalwork, jewelry, panel paintings, architectural elements, textiles, and illuminated manuscripts.