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Saturday, August 20, 10:00am-4:00pm, informal lecture at 1:00pm
Free with admission

Iconographer Christopher Gosey will spend the day varnishing his icon of St. Tekle Haymanot, which was featured in the special exhibition Icons for Our Time: Orthodox Art from Around the World. Christopher will be available to answer questions about Ethiopian icons and icon painting, and at 1:00pm will give an informal lecture on his work as an iconographer, focusing specifically on his early work using the encaustic method. He will address mummy portraits and how they influenced his icon painting while inviting visitors to interact with materials. After, visitors are encouraged to see the Museum’s new installation Mummy Portrait of a Man in the Main Gallery.