Introductory remarks by Philippe de Montebello
Jerrilynn D. Dodds is Harlequin Adair Dammann Chair in Islamic Studies at Sarah Lawrence College. BA, Barnard College. MA, PhD, Harvard University. Work has centered on issues of artistic interchange—in particular, among Christians, Jews, and Muslims—and how groups form identities through art and architecture; special interest in the arts of Spain and the history of architecture. Author of _Architecture and Ideology in Early Medieval Spain_ and _NY Masjid: The Mosques of New York_ and co-author of _Arts of Intimacy: Christians, Jews, and Muslims in the Making of Castilian Culture,_ among other books and publications. Dean of the College, 2009-15. SLC, 2009.
Philippe de Montebello is the _Fiske Kimball Professor in the History and Culture of Museums._ Philippe de Montebello retired at the end of 2008 from the Metropolitan Museum of Art after serving for 32 years as its longest tenured director. He is its first Director Emeritus.