Member Noontime Talk: Sophie Asakura on Byzantine Icons

Join Curatorial Assistant Sophie Asakura for a look at the Menil’s holdings of Eastern Orthodox icons. She will share some of the history behind the acquisition of our important collection and the spiritual power of these objects. In particular, Sophie will focus on the icon of Saint Stephen Protomartyr (ca. 1300), while addressing larger questions like what it means to venerate an image and how these objects lived in their communities.

Held twice a month on Fridays for a small group, Member Noontime Talks make exhibitions more intimate and reveal the collection like never before. To sign up, please RSVP to membership@menil.org. If you are not currently a Menil Member, you can learn more and join here.

Member Noontime Talks are sponsored by:

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This program takes place in the main building, located at 1533 Sul Ross Street. Additional information regarding accessibility and parking can be found here.