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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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