University of Denver art history professor Scott B. Montgomery will describe the magnificent mosaics in Ravenna, Italy. These early Christian and Byzantine mosaics from the 5th and 6th centuries are found in the Basilica of San Vitale, one of the most celebrated Byzantine monuments in the world, and in nearby UNESCO World Heritage sites. Dante Alighieri spent his final years in exile in Ravenna. Scholars believe the mosaics were a source of inspiration for Dante, and some of his verses in The Divine Comedy recall images in the mosaics.
Free Event – Refreshments and social hour will follow.
LOCATION: Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish Hall
ADDRESS: 3549 Navajo Street, Denver Co 80211