Peter Hristoff and the Met Museum’s “Court and Cosmos: The Great Age of the Seljuqs”

Posted by on May 1, 2016 in Exhibitions, Faculty, Residencies | No Comments

As a part of his ongoing residency at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, VCS faculty member Peter Hristoff has organized several events and programs set to coincide with the museum’s new exhibition Court and Cosmos: The Great Age of the Seljuqs, which presents approximately 270 artworks from the Seljuq Dynasty spanning the 11th through 13th centuries.

Here is a brief excerpt from the museum’s exhibition announcement that describes some of the things that Peter has planned:

A two-part Drawing Marathon on May 6–7 will be led by Peter Hristoff. Taking place in The Met’s galleries, the workshop will involve live models, props, and costumes ($140, advance registration required; fee includes two-day Met admission and materials).

Peter Hristoff, a Met Artist-in-Residence through June 2016, has worked with Museum staff to develop public programs relevant to the exhibition. These include drawing sessions for various audiences, gallery conversations, and a collaboration between The Met’s high school interns and weavers in Turkey. Hristoff is a practicing artist and member of the faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts. The residency is one of a series of programs that celebrate the vibrancy, diversity, and beauty of contemporary Islamic culture within the context of The Met’s collection.


For more information about Court and Cosmos: The Great Age of the Seljuqs, visit the Met Museum website.

I’ll be back in a couple days with more about Peter and the exhibition, and will post announcements of some of his upcoming events at the Met as the date for each approaches.

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