Virtual Lecture–A Byzantine Princess in Moscow: The Life and Art of Sophia Palaiologina
February 25, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
A Virtual Lecture with the Curator
A Byzantine Princess in Moscow: The Life and Art of Sophia Palaiologina
Thursday, February 25, 6:00 pm
Members free, Nonmembers $8
Sophia Palaiologina (1449-1503) was a Byzantine princess who grew up in the papal court and married Tsar Ivan III of Moscow. She solidified the link between Byzantium and Russia through her bloodlines. And she played a key role in reforming Moscow’s visual language and standing as a cosmopolitan capital through her rich collection of objects, erudition, and interpersonal connections. Join Lana Sloutsky for a lecture on Sophia’s fascinating life and her many contributions to Russian culture.