About: Maria G. Psara

I'm a fourth-year student at UCLA majoring in political science and minoring in art history. After graduation she will be attending the London School of Economics and Political Science to pursue an MSc in Conflict Studies. Of Greek heritage, Maria has been surrounded by the icons and mosaics of the Greek Orthodox Church since childhood. For her, the objects of the exhibition Heaven and Earth represent the dynamic history and culture of an empire that has had such an impact for so many.

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Posted in Art, Exhibitions and Installations, Getty Villa

Seeking Shelter: A Story of Greek Refugees and the Virgin Episkepsis

Detail of Mosaic Icon with the Virgin and Child / Byzantine
Image courtesy of the Byzantine and Christian Museum, Athens, inv. no 990

What dramatic stories could this Byzantine icon tell? More»

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    • Listen to this Medieval Manuscript come alive.

      THE LANGUAGE: Arabic from a Qur’anic manuscript created in North Africa in the 9th century A.D.
      THE READER: Dr. Ovamir Anjum, visiting professor at Bayan Claremont Graduate School and Imam Khattab Endowed Chair of Islamic Studies, associate professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies and affiliated faculty in the Department of History at the University of Toledo.

      More on a recent visit from Muslim scholars at the Getty.


      03/03/15

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