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  • The Art of Greece part 1
    May 13, 2021
    1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Thursdays May 13 and 27 1:30 – 3 p.m. Greece produced art of the highest quality from about 3000 BC to 300 AD. Artist and world traveler, Tom Friedman will virtually take us to noteworthy museums in Greece and explore the different periods of art. The various Greek civilizations created a rich variety of art, including statues, wall paintings, pottery, and metal work. We will look at major antiquity museums and sites of Greece; Athens (the Acropolis and National Archeological Museums), Delphi (home of the famous oracle) and the islands of Delos and Santorini. We will set the social and political climate for each period of Greek art to enhance our appreciation of that art whether from the Prehistoric, Dark Age, Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic, and Roman periods. Of course, no presentation of Ancient Greek art would be complete without an examination of the eruption of the Santorini volcano which preserved an enormous variety of Prehistorical art that would otherwise not exist today.  (It should be noted that unlike Pompei in Italy, the Greeks heeded the pre-eruption earthquakes and left before the big event!)  Virtual class on Zoom. Fee $5 per session.

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