The NYU Institute of Fine Arts presents the next installation of the Seminar on Ancient Art and Archaeology
Building an Exhibition: Africa and Byzantium at The Met
Andrea Myers Achi (The Metropolitan Museum of Art)
Thursday, February 15, 2024 @ 6:30-7:30pm
James B. Duke House
1 East 78th Street, New York, NY 10075
and via Zoom
This event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required.
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Dr. Andrea Achi, curator of Africa & Byzantium at the Metropolitan Museum, will discuss creating this exhibition, which was highly praised by many including Peter Brown of the New York Review of Books and Holland Cotter of The New York Times. Starting at the museum almost a decade ago as an intern in The Medieval Department at The Met, Dr. Achi has expanded on her earlier exhibitions related to archaeology in Africa and the global medieval ages to explore connections between northern Africa and Byzantium over the centuries. Dr. Achi will end with a preview of her upcoming projects and her aspirations overall for Byzantium at The Met.
Dr. Andrea Achi holds a BA from Barnard College and a PhD from New York University. Trained as a Byzantinist, Dr. Achi’s scholarship and curatorial practice focus on late antique and Byzantine art of the Mediterranean Basin and Northeast Africa. She has a particular interest in manuscripts and archaeological objects from Christian Egypt and Nubia, and she has brought this expertise to bear on exhibitions like Art and Peoples of the Kharga Oasis (2017), Crossroads: Power and Piety (2020), The Good Life (2021), Africa & Byzantium (2023) and Afterlives (2024) at The Met and in presentations and publications.
*The program will be presented onsite at the James B. Duke House and live-streamed to those who join us by Zoom. Zoom details will be available upon registration for virtual attendees.