Peter Hristoff to lead a two-day drawing marathon at the Met Museum, coming up on May 6th and 7th

Posted by on Feb 25, 2016 in Events, Faculty, Residencies | No Comments

On May 6th and 7th, VCS faculty member Peter Hristoff will lead a two-day drawing marathon at the Metropolitan Museum of Art as part of his ongoing residency there. Here is more information about it from the museum’s website:


Peter Hristoff, Artist in Residence, Education Department and Department of Islamic Art, MMA

Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education Show location on map

Draw until you drop with one of The Met’s 2016 Artists in Residence in this two-session workshop (May 6, 6:30–8:30 p.m., and May 7, 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.). Take part in a process Hristoff has developed that involves live models, props, costumes, and a good dose of experimentation. Come with an open mind and lots of energy and leave The Met with drawings that could be made nowhere else.

This workshop meets in The Met’s galleries and studios. Participants must be 18 or older. Space is limited. This two-session workshop is sold as one unit and individual dates cannot be purchased. Registration ends at noon on the Tuesday before the first day of the course. Limited student discounts are available; a student ID must be presented at the first class. For more information, email or call 212-570-3961 to receive information about student pricing.

This program is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Court and Cosmos: The Great Age of the Seljuqs.

Register Now

Instructor: Peter Hristoff

A fine artist and member of the faculty at the School of Visual Arts, New York City, Peter Hristoff treats teaching as an integral component of his practice. He uses painting, drawing, printmaking, and traditional Turkish rug making to create works that are at once personally, socially, and politically resonant.

Peter Hristoff is an Artist in Residence through June 2016. The residency is part of a three-year series of programs that use The Met’s historic collection as a touchstone to celebrate the robust living traditions of the Islamic world. The residency and this program are made possible by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.

Above: Image courtesy of Peter Hristoff

Fee: $140 for the two-session workshop (includes Museum admission and materials). Limited student discounts available.

Visual & Critical Studies