Joseph Kopta (BFA/MS, ’10) is a Ph.D. student in the department of Art History at Temple University. He recently delivered a paper, “Καὶ τὸ φῶς ἐν τῇ σκοτίᾳ φαίνει : Color in Byzantine Gospel Lectionaries,” at the 2014 Graduate Student Conference on Byzantine Studies at the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture in Boston, Massachusetts.

The Jaharis Gospel Lectionary, fol. 3r: Opening page of the Gospel of John. Constantinople, ca. 1100. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2007.286).
The Jaharis Gospel Lectionary, fol. 3r: Opening page of the Gospel of John. Constantinople, ca. 1100. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2007.286).; Inset: Joseph Kopta at The Cloisters