Tonight at 6:30 pm: Peter Hristoff presents a gallery talk at The Metropolitan Museum of Art as part of the MetFridays “Artists on Artworks” series

This evening at 6:30 pm, VCS faculty member Peter Hristoff will give a gallery presentation as part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s MetFridays: Artists on Artworks series. Here’s more about the event from

Artist Peter Hristoff, who is currently in-residence at the Met, takes visitors on a tour of his favorite works in the Art of the Arab Lands galleries, which include works from Turkey, Iran, Central and South Asia. Mr. Hristoff is a Turkish-born, New York-based artist who works in painting and printmaking and constructs traditional Turkish rugs. Some objects that will be discussed on the tour include: Garden Gathering, a 17th-century Iranian tile panel that portrays a gentleman in Western garb calling on a group of courtesans in a garden, a decorative woven panel used for lining a tent from 18th century India, and a Pakistani carpet adorned with imagery of trees.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, 6:30-7:30 p.m., free with museum admission

The museum’s event listing provides the following additional information:

Peter Hristoff, Gift / Armağan (detail), 2001. Mixed media on canvas on wood. 119 x 51 cm. Courtesy of the artist and C.A.M. Gallery, Istanbul   [via the Met Museum website]

Peter Hristoff, Artist in Residence, Education Department and Department of Islamic Art, MMA Gallery 534 (Vélez Blanco Patio) Show location on map

See the Met’s collection through artists’ eyes. Each artist discusses works of art in the collection that hold personal meaning or relevance to his or her artistic process.

A fine artist and member of the faculty at the School of Visual Arts, New York City, 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.

MetFridaysThis event is part of MetFridays: New York’s Night Out.

Assistive listening devices are available.Assistive listening devices are available.

Visual & Critical Studies