Art Focus
Lecture Series 2010

Mediterranean Mosaic: Ancient and Medieval Sicily
Thursdays, April 29, May 6 and 13
4:15 pm to 6:15 pm

Denise Erickson, professor of art history at Canada College and well-known local lecturer, explores the art and architecture of Sicily.

Washed by three different seas, Sicily has been colonized since antiquity by people drawn to its unique, alluring beauty. This course focuses on Sicily as home to some of the greatest art and architecture of the Greek, Roman, and Byzantine cultures. Virtual visits to the archaeological sites, mosaic-filled churches, and scholarly museums provide the setting for understanding this remarkable historic place.

"History of Ancient Sicily: Segesta, Selinunte, and Agrigento," April 29

"Magna Graecia: Siracusa, Ortygia, and Taormina," May 6

"Roman Villas and Byzantine Churches: Piazza Armerina, Palermo, and Monreale," May 13

Art Focus lectures are open to all with a discount for Cantor Arts Center members. Registration will begin in January 2010. If a lecture is oversubscribed, members will be given priority. If space allows, a single session of a lecture series may be attended for a fee of $25. For more information or to become a member please call the Membership Office at 650-723-3482 or click here.

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