Annemarie Weyl Carr received her BA degree from Swarthmore College and her MA and PhD from the University of Michigan. She has retired from the faculty of Southern Methodist University, where she was University Distinguished Professor of Art History. She also taught as a visiting professor at the universities of Chicago, Michigan, Pittsburgh, and Delaware. Her scholarly work has been devoted to the history of Byzantine art. She has worked especially on the history of the icon, on questions of cultural interchange in the eastern Mediterranean Levant in the era of the Crusades, above all on the island of Cyprus, and on women artists in the Middle Ages. She has written Byzantine Illumination, 1150-1250: The Study of a Provincial Tradition (1987), A Masterpiece of Byzantine Art Recovered: The Thirteenth-Century Murals of Lysi, Cyprus (1991), and Cyprus and the Devotional Arts of Byzantium in the Era of the Crusades (2005), and co-edited Asinou: The Church and Frescoes of the Panagia Phorbiotissa, Cyprus (forthcoming 2010). She has been the editor of the journal Gesta, the President of the International Center of Medieval Art., and a long-standing trustee of the Cyrpus American Archaeological Research Institute in Nicosia, Cyprus. She has received many teaching awards from SMU and in 2006 received the Lifetime Achievement Award for Teaching from the College Art Association of America.
Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ: Member
Harvard University, Visiting Professor at Dumbarton Oaks Center for Byzantine Studies: fall 2009
Yale University, Visiting Professor: fall 2008
Southern Methodist University, 1972-2008; University Distinguished Professor Emerita, 2008-
Famagusta. Art and Architecture. Edited. Turnhout: Brepols, 2014
Asinou Across Time: The Church and Frescoes of the Panagia Phorbiotissa, Cyprus. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2012. Co-edited with Andreas Nicolaïdès, wrote 3 chapters, appendix.
Imprinting the Divine. Byzantine and Russian Icons in the Menil Collection. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011.
Cyprus and the Devotional Arts of Byzantium in the Era of the Crusades. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2005.
A Masterpiece of Byzantine Art Recovered: The Thirteenth-Century Murals of Lysi, Cyprus. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1991. 1991 Vasari Award, Dallas Museum of Art
Byzantine Illumination, 1150-1250: The Study of a Provincial Tradition. Chicago: University of Chicago
Press, 1987. 1987 Vasari Award, Dallas Museum of Art
“Reflections on the Medium of the Miraculous,” in Viewint Greece: Cultural and Political Agency in the Medieval and Early Modern Mediterranean, ed. S.E.J. Gerstel, 33-52 (Turnhout: Brepols, 2016).
“Labelling Images, Venerating Icons in Sylvester Syropoulos’ World.” In Sylvester Syropoulos on the Politics and Culture in the Fifteenth-Centry Mediterranean: Themes and Problems in the Memoirs, Section IV. Ed. Fotini Kondyli et al., 79-106. Birmingham Byzantine and Ottoman Studies 16. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, 2014.
“The Matter of the Word in an Icon in Houston.” In Byzantine Religious Culture: Studies in Honor of Alice-Mary Talbot. Ed. Elizabeth Fisher, Stratis Papaioannou, Denis Sullivan, 125-38. Leiden: Brill, 2012.
“Sinai and Cyprus: Holy Mountain, Holy Isle.” In Holy Image, Hallowed Ground. Symposium on the exhibition at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. Ed. Sharon E.J. Gerstel and Robert S. Nelson, 449-78. Turnhout: Brepols, 2010.
“Three Illuminated Chrysobulls of Andronikos II?” Nea Rhomi 6 (2009): 451-63.
“Εικόνες και Ορθοδοξία· Η περίπτωση της Κυκκώτισσας. Icons and Orthodoxy: Case-Studies of the Kykkotissa,” Επετηρίδα Κέντρου μελετών Ιεράς Μονής Κύκκου 10 (2008): 9-28.
Work in Progress:
Pursuing the Life of an Icon: The Eleousa of Kykkos Monastery. Monograph under contract with Pennsylvania State University Press.
Select Professional Service:
International Center of Medieval Art:
Editor, ICMA Monographs Series: 2008-10
Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute:
Chair of Fellowships Committee, 1998-2011; Vice President, 2011–
Lifetime Achievement Award in Teaching. College Art Association of America, 2006