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Lecture Series 2009

Art of Ancient and Medieval Britain
Wednesdays, February 4, 11, 18, 25

Denise Erickson, Professor of Art History at Canada College and local lecturer, presents the glory of England as found in ancient megaliths, jeweled manuscripts, Viking art, and majestic monastic architecture. This series explores the forms and forces which forged Great Britain.

  • Prehistoric and Roman Britain
    This lecture explores Neolithic villages and the enigmatic megaliths at Stonehenge and Avebury in settled Britain. Invasion brings Roman engineering to Hadrian’s Wall and the Roman town of Bath.
  • Anglo-Saxon Britain, Celtic and Hiberno-Saxon Art
    Barbarians and Christians converge creating heroic burial grounds, exquisitely crafted migration art, and intelligently painted gifts to God in the form of illuminated manuscripts.
  • Early Medieval Britain
    Another wave of settlement in the form of monastic communities brings the first churches, castles, and fortresses. The Norman Conquest changes the relationship between insular and continental art.
  • Gothic Britain to the Tudor Renaissance
    The soaring spires of British cathedrals during the high Middle Ages reflect the ambitions of England during this time of unparalleled historic shift and growth.

Cantor Arts Center Auditorium
4:15 to 6:15 pm
members: $95, non-members: $110

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