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Dr. Charles Little to Give Art Talk at OSilas Gallery on Jerusalem in the Middle Ages November 7 PDF Print Email

By Elizabeth Vranka, Executive Director, OSilas Gallery

Oct. 26, 2016:  Chuck Little, Longtime Bronxville resident and curator of medieval art and The Cloisters at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will be giving an art talk in the OSilas Gallery on Monday, November 7, at 7:00 pm on the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s latest landmark exhibition Jerusalem 1000-1400:  Every People Under Heaven

Dr. Little will be discussing the critical role that the Holy City, sacred to the three Abrahamic faiths, played in shaping the art of the high Middle Ages.

As a specialist in the art of the Middle Ages, Dr. Little will be sharing his expertise and insights into this epic exhibition and particularly the role of Jerusalem as a formative and exciting artistic center.  

“During the time period covered by this exhibition,” said Dr. Little, “Jerusalem was the center of the world and the artistic crossroads of three great religious traditions. The objects that the Met was able to include in the show tell the story of how this vibrant, holy, and often violent city influenced the art of the many peoples who inhabited Jerusalem at that time.” 

Whether you are interested in history, religion, art, or the Middle East, this is a lecture that you will not want to miss.

Dr. Little and his wife, Nancy, have been residents of Bronxville since 1976. Dr. Little is an active member of The Reformed Church, where he has been an elder and deacon and has been involved in creating the Church’s arts and religion programming. He has been a member of the board of advisors for OSilas Gallery for several years and has served on the board of the Bronxville Adult School, helping to develop its arts-oriented programming.

The lecture is open to the public, but tickets are required. Tickets may be purchased at and are $45 ($40 for gallery members). Light refreshments will be provided. 

For more information, please contact Elizabeth Vranka at CLOAKING or 914-337-3000, ext. 2173.

Pictured here:  Dr. Charles Little. 

Photo courtesy Elizabeth Vranka, Executive Director, OSilas Gallery



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