Sharing the Pedestal: Art and Religion in the (Post-) Modern Museum - A Symposium Honoring Gary Vikan, Director, Walters Art Museum
Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 9:30 AM (EDT)
New York, NY
Sharing the Pedestal: Art and Religion in the (Post-)Modern Museum - A Symposium Honoring Gary Vikan
March 14, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. at MOBIA, 1865 Broadway at 61st Street
March 14, 2:00–5:00 p.m. at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue
Organized by Ena Heller, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, and Steven Fine, Yeshiva University
Gary Vikan is a leading figure in changing the way many of us understand the relationship between the sacred and its physical manifestation in objects and images. Come explore questions related to how we can best present the religious in art and the art of religion in our museums today in a way that authentically represents each tradition and engages contemporary communities.
When & Where
Museum of Biblical Art
The Museum of Biblical Art celebrates and interprets art related to the Bible and its cultural legacy in Jewish and Christian traditions through exhibitions, education and scholarship.