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Icon: A Word with Many Meanings

For the Sunday at the Met program Legends and True Stories: Misconceptions in Art, History and Conservation, museum curators and conservators explore a fascinating topic—Misconceptions. Talks highlight the permanent collection and address misunderstandings commonly held by the public and, occasionally, even by specialists in the field.

Renowned curator Helen Evans describes the many different kinds of icons that populated the Byzantine world, delving into the Met's incredible collection of these venerable images.

Helen C. Evans, Mary and Michael Jaharis Curator of Byzantine Art, Department of Medieval Art and The Cloisters, The Metropolitan Museum of Art; introduced by Dirk H. Breiding, assistant curator, Department of Arms and Armor, The Metropolitan Museum of Art


Learn more about Byzantine icons on the Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History:
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/icon/hd_icon.htm

Learn more about medieval art at the Met:
http://www.metmuseum.org/about-the-museum/museum-departments/curatorial-departments/medieval-art-and-the-cloisters

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