Helen C. Evans, the Mary and Michael Jaharis Curator for Byzantine Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will present the 2013 Shouky Shaheen Lecture Jan. 17 at 5:30 p.m. in Room S151 of the Lamar Dodd School of Art.
The lecture, which brings an internationally recognized artist or scholar to campus each year, is free and open to the public.
A specialist in early Christian, Byzantine and Armenian art, Evans installed the Jaharis Galleries of Byzantine Art at the Metropolitan Museum in 2000, which were its first galleries dedicated to Byzantine art, and expanded the galleries in 2008.
Evans will speak at UGA on her three recent Byzantine Metropolitan Museum exhibitions, including “Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition,” their impact on the Jaharis Galleries and the Metropolitan Museum.
The Shouky Shaheen Lecture was established through the generosity of Doris Shaheen as a birthday gift to her husband, Shouky, as an expression of their love for the arts and UGA. An Atlanta-based philanthropist and art collector, Shouky Shaheen has been a member of the Lamar Dodd School of Art board of visitors since 1998.