Anthony Cutler
Research Professor of Art History
Pennsylvania State University
"The Emperor's Old Clothes:
Gift Exchange Between the Byzantines and the Arabs

The Grunfeld Lecture, November 15
5 p.m., Thomas 224


Fellow of the Institute for the Arts and Humanistic Studies
Ph.D. in art history (Emory University)
M.A. and B.A. in history (Trinity College, Cambridge University, England)


    Professor Cutler teaches courses and supervises graduate theses in Late Antique, Early Christian, and Byzantine art. He also teaches graduate courses on theory, iconology, and methods of research. He has taught at Penn State since 1967 and is firmly convinced that the practice of research, leading to publication, is an integral part of teaching.


    The author of numerous books and articles, he has established himself as an international expert on ivory carving with such works as The Hand of the Master: Craftsmanship, Ivory, and Society in Byzantium (Princeton University Press). His most recent book is Byzantium, Italy and the North: Papers on Cultural Relations (Pindar Press).


    Professor Cutler has been a Member of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, a Resident in Art History at the American Academy in Rome, and has been awarded the Médaille François Ier of the Collège de France, Paris. He has held four Fellowships at Dumbarton Oaks, Harvard University's Center for Byzantine Studies in Washington, D.C., and has been the Paul Mellon Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. He recently received the Humboldt Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Germany and was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Chicago during spring 2001.