We have decided to postpone this event for another day to be determined because the GTU has decided to push classes online during this time to reduce the risk of COVID-19. Please stay tuned for the new date.
Presented by Dr. Kathryn Barush, Thomas E. Bertelsen Jr. Associate Professor of Art History and Religion
A fine facsimile copy of the Book of Kells was recently donated to Blackfriars Gallery. Dr. Barush will offer a brief introduction to this text and the importance of facsimile reproductions of primary texts for academic research. A ninth-century illuminated manuscript, Book of Kells contains the four Gospels together with various prefatory texts and tables. After the presentation, visitors will be provided an opportunity to browse the collection in Blackfriars Library dedicated to religion and the arts.
Dr. Barush received a D.Phil. from the University of Oxford in 2012 and has held positions as Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. and as a curatorial assistant in the Department of Prints and Drawings at the Yale University Center for British Art. She is the author of the monograph Art and the Sacred Journey in Britain, 1790-1850 (London: Routledge