Armenian Art: Current Directions and Future Goals
April 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDTFree
In person event. Live streamed at: https://bit.ly/armenianstudiesyoutube
Dr. Christina Maranci will give the inaugural lecture in the Grace and Paul Shahinian Armenian Christian Art series organized by the Armenian Studies Program. Dr. Maranci will give an overview of the study of Armenian art in the twentieth century, with an emphasis on how the discipline has changed over the past several decades. She will discuss the major areas in the field and discuss the future goals of the field.
Christina Maranci grew up in a diasporan Armenian family in Westport, Connecticut. She earned a BA in art history at Vassar, and an M.A. and Ph.D. at Princeton in the Department of Art and Archaeology. Her work explores the art and culture of Armenia in all aspects, but with special emphasis on the late antique and medieval periods. She is the author of four books and over 100 articles and essays on medieval Armenian art and architecture, including most recently, the Art of Armenia (Oxford UP, 2018). Her 2015 monograph, Vigilant Powers: Three Churches of Early Medieval Armenia (Brepols, 20215) won the Karen Gould Prize for Art History from the Medieval Academy of America and as well as the Sona Aronian Prize for best Armenian Studies monograph from the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR). She is co-founder of East of Byzantium, a workshop and lecture series designed to support graduate students working on the Christian East.