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Mellon Lecture

Art and Faith Now

A Conversation with Art Historian Dr. Raymond Silverman and Painter George Makary

Wednesday, April 24, 2024, 6:00–7:00 p.m.
Location:  Gartner Auditorium
Free; ticket required


About The Event

Join us for a lively conversation between art historian Dr. Raymond Silverman and artist George Makary as they consider the contemporary religious arts of Ethiopian Orthodoxy and Coptic Orthodoxy, as well as the role of museums in presenting historical and contemporary arts of faith. Makary provides insight into the artist’s role in making effective religious paintings (icons) for the Coptic Orthodox community, while Silverman draws from more than three decades of field-based research working with and interviewing artists in Ethiopia. The discussion is moderated by Dr. Kristen Windmuller-Luna (curator of African art at the CMA and curator of the CMA’s exhibition Africa & Byzantium).

This talk is supported by the Mellon Foundation.


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