Syriac: Preserving an Endangered World Culture
For nearly two thousand years, Christians across the Middle East and Asia have shared a common heritage through the Syriac language and culture. Many of these communities face the threat of extinction today. In response, this exhibit showcases the enduring presence of Syriac culture around the globe. The exhibit features historical reproductions as well as items from the family collection of Rev. Dr. P.K. Geevarghese, priest of the first Indian Orthodox parish in Tennessee.
The exhibit is curated by Stephanie Downing, Julia Liden, Charlotte Lew, and David Michelson. It is on display from February 1 through March 2, 2018 at the Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery in Cohen Memorial Hall. Admission is free and open to the public.
Sponsored by Vanderbilt Divinity School, Jean and Alexander Heard Library, Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery, and the Program in Classics and Mediterranean Studies, Vanderbilt University.