[MGSA-L] Minoan Art Lecture, CMGS, SFSU, April 28, 8 pm

Martha Klironomos mkliro at sfsu.edu
Wed Apr 27 20:04:06 PDT 2011

The Center for Modern Greek Studies, the Nikos Kazantzakis Chair at San Francisco State University, presents a lecture

“Minoan Art: the Aesthetics of a Ritual Culture”, by Dr. Mary Louise Hart, Associate Curator at the Getty Museum.

April 28, 2011
Thursday evening, 8 p.m.
Seven Hills Conference Center

San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132

The Minoan civilization is exemplified by a complex and compelling visual culture. Join Dr. Mary L. Hart, Associate Curator of Antiquities, J. Paul Getty Museum, as she explores the aesthetics of vivaciously painted frescoes; sculptures and vessels hewn from ivory, silver, and stone; masterfully worked gold jewelry and bronzes; and intricately carved gems of carnelian, amethyst and onyx - to name a few examples - which embody the tastes and customs of the most enigmatic society of antiquity.

This event is co-sponsored by the Classics Department, Museum Studies Program, the Museum Studies Student Association, and Humanities West.

Lecture is free to the public.

Please see the following link for directions:

Please see the following link for campus map:

Parking is available for guests in Lot 20 and 25.

This lecture is a related event celebrating the upcoming symposium 'Minoan Crete' sponsored by Humanities West on April 29-30 at the Herbst Theater, San Francisco.
For more information, please check out the Humanities West’s website at www.humanitieswest.org<http://www.humanitieswest.org>.
For more information on Dr. Hart's lecture, please call the Center for Modern Greek Studies at (415) 338-1892 or write to <modgreek at sfsu.edu<mailto:modgreek at sfsu.edu>.

More information about the MGSA-L mailing list