Tonight at 7 pm: a presentation by Peter Hristoff at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Prayer Rug with Niche Design, 19th century Islamic, Ottoman period (ca. 1299–1923) Wool (warp, weft, and pile); symmetrically knotted pile; H. 65 in.. (165.1 cm) W. 50 in. (127 cm) The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The James F. Ballard Collection, Gift of James F. Ballard, 1922 (22.100.22) http://www.metmuseum.org/Collections/search-the-collections/447488

Prayer Rug with Niche Design, 19th century
Islamic, Ottoman period (ca. 1299–1923)
(via the Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Tonight at 7 pm, artist and VCS faculty member Peter Hristoff will give a presentation on a 19th-century Turkish prayer rug at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, as part of his ongoing residency there. The Met’s press release for the residency provides the following information about tonight’s event:

In a MetFridays Conversation with an Artist, Hristoff will draw upon his interest in painting, drawing, printmaking, and traditional Turkish rug making as he involves the public in discussion of a richly patterned 19th-century Turkish prayer rug in the Museum’s galleries (Friday, November 13, at 7:00 p.m.). The gallery talk, which is free with Museum admission, will be preceded by a free concert that is part of the Moroccan Court Music Series in the Patti Cadby Birch Court. For details, visit the MetFridays webpage on the Museum’s website.

 

For more information, visit the Met’s event listing for the talk.

 

Visual & Critical Studies