Location: Van Pelt Auditorium
$120 ($96 members). Individual tickets to Thursday lectures may be purchased for $30 ($24 members). Tickets for the two lectures on Saturday for $60 ($48 members).
To purchase full course, call Ticket Center at 215-235-7469. Lecturer:
Matthew Palczynski, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Tyler School of Art, Temple University
This course explores some of the most important objects and architectural works from around the world. In the first lecture, we’ll examine a host of massive and often mysterious structures, including The Great Wall of China, Great Zimbabwe, Machu Picchu, the Taj Mahal, and The Burj Khalifa. In Lecture 2, our focus shifts to important European paintings and sculptures before 1900, investigating why masterworks by Leonardo, Michelangelo, and others continue to inspire us. The course continues with a look at the rise and fall of modernist art and concludes with a journey to the world’s most sacred sites.
- Lecture 1: The Grand Tour: Civilization’s Largest Structures
- Lecture 2: European Art Before 1900
- Lecture 3: Modern Masterpieces: The Apotheosis of the Canvas
- Lecture 4: Seeing the Light: Spiritual and Religious Sites