Joseph Kopta

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Visiting Instructor History of Art and Design (718) 636-3598 p Brooklyn Campus, East Hall 2

Current Course Listing (4)

18/FA-HAD-111-02 Themes in Art and Culture I

18/FA-HAD-455-01 Topics in Islamic Art

18/SU-HAD-590I-01 Art History of Venice (Venice)

18/SU-HAD-590I-02 Art History of Venice (Venice)

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B.F.A., M.S., Pratt Institute; Harvard Divinity School; Columbia University; Ph.D. (expected), Tyler School of Art, Temple University


Specialist in the art and architecture of the medieval Mediterranean, with intellectual interests informed by materiality, cross-cultural interaction, and networks between Venice, Byzantium, and caliphal courts. Recent papers include "Color in Byzantine Gospel Lectionaries" at the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art & Culture, and "Hair, Touch, and the Ivory Comb of Leo VI as an Agent of Imperial Order" at the Byzantine Studies Conference. He contributed the entries "Canosa di Puglia" and "Kenneth Conant" to the Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art & Architecture (2012), and was an author of the Beth Shean After Antiquity project at the University of Pennsylvania. He has held professional roles at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, the Museum of Biblical Art, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and is a faculty member of Pratt in Venice.