Part of the magic of Byzantine art is how it inspired artists across the Mediterranean world, producing fascinating cross-cultural creations. Please join us for a special exploration of a monumental fifteenth-century altarpiece from the town of Monopoli in Southern Italy, but made by painters from Crete, perhaps working in Venice. Guests will share in the discoveries of this major research project and conservation treatment, learning from Caitlin Breare, Assistant Conservator, Paintings Conservation, and Frederick Ilchman, Chair, Art of Europe and Mrs. Russell W. Baker Curator of Paintings, Art of Europe. A reception in the Former Trustees Room will precede the presentation. The Monopoli project has been supported by the Lingos Family Foundation over the last two years.

Above: Unidentified Artist (Italian, Cretian-Venetian) Virgin and Child with Saints Christopher, Augustine, Stephen, John the Baptist, Nicholas, and Sebastian, earky 15th century. Tempera on panel. Gift of  Dr. Eliot Hubbard, Jr.