6th September 2002




Members of the public are being invited to join students from the University of Lincoln when they attend lectures about the history of visual arts this semester.


Entitled ‘The Visual Arts: Antiquity to circa 1600’, the lecture series has been organised for the benefit of first-year BA (Hons) History of Art and Design students from the Lincoln School of Art and Design.


Presented by Dr John Lord from the university, the lectures will cover art and design periods from Egypt and Mesopotamia to Mycenean art and Romanesque to the Renaissance.


“The interesting aspect of these lectures is that they will include exhibits from collections at the Usher Gallery and the City and County Museum,” said Ian Waites, programme leader for the History of Art and Design course. “This means that real artefacts from the periods covered can be seen.”


The lectures – which take place between 12.30pm and 1.30pm at the Usher Gallery on Lindum Road, Lincoln – will commence on Thursday 26th September and will continue on each Thursday of the coming semester, concluding on 12th December.


The lectures series will run as follows:


26 September                Egypt and Mesopotamia

3 October                     Minoan and Mycenean Art

10 October                    Greek Art

17 October                    Rome and the influence of early Christianity

24 October                    The Romanesque and Celtic

31 October                    Gothic

7 November                  Italian Art 1250 – 1350

14 November                International Gothic

21 November                The Renaissance in the South

28 November                The Renaissance in the North

5 December                  High Renaissance

12 December                Mannerism


The lectures are free and the public is welcome to sit in on these sessions.  If you would like further information please contact Janita Elton at the Usher Gallery on 01522 527980 or Dr John Lord at the University of Lincoln on 01522 895108.




For more information contact:

Gill Noakes, Press Assistant, University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886042 or Email: gnoakes@lincoln.ac.uk

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