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Art History Lecture on 'Toward a Visual Ecumenism' with Matthew Milliner

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 5:15pm
Divinity School, Room TBA
anoel@div.duke.edu

Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts will host a lecture by Matthew Milliner, assistant professor of art history at Wheaton College, titled "Toward a Visual Ecumenism." The lecture will investigate junctures in the history of Christianity in which visual art played a role in transcending disagreement and fostering church unity.

Milliner specializes in Byzantine and medieval art, with a focus on how such images inform contemporary culture. He has published widely in academic and popular venues, and organized a symposium in 2014 at the Art Institute of Chicago, "Envisioning the Eucharist." He was recently appointed a member of the Curatorial Advisory Board of the U.S. Senate.