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Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Icons are an integral part of the spiritual fabric of old Russia, and they have long adorned monasteries, churches, and homes. Scott Ruby, associate curator of Russian and Eastern European art at Hillwood Museum, examines the great treasures of the medieval period and the place these icons held in private and public life.

Monday, September 15, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Inspired by the cry of "God wills it," thousands of European nobles and commoners made a solemn vow at the end of the 11th century to reclaim the Holy Land and return it to Christian rule. Historian Richard Abels explores the history, meaning, and legacy of the ensuing centuries of holy wars.

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