The Art of the Classical World

Facilitator: Joseph Cassar is a professor of Art and Graphic Communications at the UMUC. He has designed online art courses for the University and for the NY Times Knowledge Network. He lectures at the Osher Program at JHU and TU, Renaissance Institute, Notre Dame of Maryland University, Smithsonian Associates in DC, CCBC, and has guided several onsite lectures at the BMA, Walters Museum, The National Gallery of Art and Hirschhorn Museum in DC. He is the author of several art books specializing on Maltese modern artists and won prizes for academic excellence.

This course focuses on some of the most important civilizations including Babylon, Egypt, Greece, the Etruscans and the Romans. Several places and artifacts will be studied such as pottery, marble structures and statues, jewelry and bronze works, including furniture and mosaics and wall paintings. These civilizations are studied and presented in a chronological order to see the development from one to another. The course is presented in the form of a Power Point, rich in images that invite questions and discussion.

Fee: $50 Beth El Congregation member, $60 non-member *registration required

For further information and to register, please contact Ellen Marks at [email protected] or 410-580-5166.

Location: Myers Auditorium