Duke Art History and 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.