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The Met Cloisters | “Exhibiting Medieval Spain: Yesterday and Today”

December 5, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Exhibiting Medieval Spain: Yesterday and Today
A conversation co-organized by The Met Cloisters and Fordham’s Center for Jewish Studies

Sunday, December 5, 2021
1 p.m. EST
Virtual event via Zoom Webinar

An event co-organized with The Met Cloisters in conjunction with the exhibition Spain, 1000-1200: Art at the Frontiers of Faith (August 30, 2021-January 30, 2022).

This roundtable will feature three scholars who have deep experience curating exhibitions that engage with the multiple cultures of medieval Spain, and it will be moderated by the curator of the Met Cloisters exhibition, Julia Perratore.

The focus will be three exhibitions held in New York in the 1990s, shows that set the terms for addressing the so-called Convivencia of eleventh- and twelfth-century Iberia/Al-Andalus. Facets of those foundational exhibitions will be addressed in relation to contemporary issues of museology and investigations of race in the pre-modern world.

Confirmed speakers:

Jerrilynn Dodds, Harlequin Adair Dammann Chair in Islamic Studies, Sarah Lawrence College

Mariam Rosser-Owen, Curator, Victoria & Albert Museum

Risham Majeed, Associate Professor, Ithaca College

Moderator: Julia Perratore, Assistant Curator, The Met Cloisters

Organized by Nina Rowe (Department of Art History and Music, nrowe@fordham.edu) in cooperation with Julia Perratore, Assistant Curator at The Met Cloisters.

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