Gary Vikan

Gary Vikan assumed the Directorship of the Walters Art Gallery in April, 1994, after serving as Assistant Director for Curatorial Affairs and Curator of Medieval Art at the Walters since 1985. He has participated in scholarly conferences worldwide, and has published and lectured extensively on topics ranging from early Christian pilgrimages, to icons, to medicine and magic, to Elvis Presley.

He is Adjunct Professor at The Johns Hopkins University. He is an internationally known scholar and has curated many of the most significant exhibitions in the history of the Walters, including Silver Treasure from Early Byzantium, Holy Image, Holy Space: Icons and Frescoes from Greece, Gates of Mystery: The Art of Holy Russia, and African Zion: The Sacred Art of Ethiopia.