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Online Lecture: Art and Religion in the Cyclades

Join us at 3:00 p.m. (ET) on Tuesday, January 25 for a one-hour lecture and Q&A to learn about the development of religious art in the Cyclades from ancient times to modern period.
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Online Program

Online Lecture: Art and Religion in the Cyclades

Join us at 3:00 p.m. (ET) on Tuesday, January 25 for a one-hour lecture and Q&A to learn about the development of religious art in the Cyclades from ancient times to modern period.
Length
1 hour
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25
Program No. 24390 RJ

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With small picturesque ports, lively tavernas, and blue-domed churches clustered alongside white sandy beaches, the Cyclades are many people’s idyllic vision of Greece. The islands have a long and rich history which is explored in this lecture through the religious art produced there over the last five millennia. The lecture will examine the iconic minimalist figurines of the prehistoric “Cycladic Culture”, known to have influenced modern artists such as Pablo Picasso and Henry Moore; we will look more closely at some familiar (and less familiar) masterpieces of Classical Greece produced in the islands, including the Venus de Milo; and we will navigate the development of Greek Christian art in the islands through to the modern period.

General Notes

Your online lecture will take place live over the course of 1-2 hours. All times are listed in the EASTERN time zone. If you live in a different time zone, please adjust your schedule accordingly. This live online experience uses Zoom Webinar, an easy-to-use web video service that includes closed captioning. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. You will receive a confirmation email when you enroll and a reminder email one week, one day, as well as the morning of the event with a link and instructions on how to tune in. You will not be pictured on screen during the lecture, but you will have the opportunity to ask questions to the instructor live using the Q&A box. Unless otherwise noted in the lecture description, all those who enroll in this program can attend the live event and will also receive a recording of the lecture that you can watch any time within two weeks following the live event.
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Chris Adamson
Dr. Chris Adamson is a classical archaeologist and educator who studied Classics at the University of St Andrews in Scotland and obtained his Master's and Doctoral degrees in Classical Archaeology at the University of Oxford. He specializes in prehistoric and early Greece, from the Late Bronze Age to the Early Iron Age, and his research explores the ways in which shared cultural memories of the past allowed early Greek communities to forge a sense of common identity.

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Dr. Chris Adamson is a classical archaeologist and educator who studied Classics at the University of St Andrews in Scotland and obtained his Master's and Doctoral degrees in Classical Archaeology at the University of Oxford. He specializes in prehistoric and early Greece, from the Late Bronze Age to the Early Iron Age, and his research explores the ways in which shared cultural memories of the past allowed early Greek communities to forge a sense of common identity.
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A wonderful benefit of booking a trip with Road Scholar is the opportunity to prepare to get the most out of the experience by attending online classes. I’m hooked! And very grateful.

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Informative, organized and very well-presented overview of over 5,000 years of art and religion in the Cycladic islands of Greece, from the Early Bronze Age Cycladic figurines to the Byzantine Empire. Wonderful pictures. Would definitely recommend.

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If you want to learn more about early Greecian art and/or have been to Greece, this is an excellent lecture to view!






Important registration tip:
If you want to attend the live lecture, please do not wait until the last minute to enroll.
If you enroll after a lecture is complete, we’ll send you a recording of the event.