Free Art History Seminar

Special benefit for BILL members. You must be a BILL member to attend. Registration is required.

Aug. 25 or Sept. 1, from 1 to 2:30 p.m (choose ONE date or the other) at Spring Run Conference Room, 115 Farley Circle, Suite 100, Lewisburg. (See directions.)

James Turnure"Art and the Hereafter" with James Turnure, Kress Professor Emeritus, Bucknell. Jim is a graduate of Princeton University in art history and archaeology. He has taught at Cornell and Bucknell, and has also served as acting director of the Samek Art Museum on the Bucknell campus.

Humanity generally has not accepted physical death as an absolute end; always there has been the conviction that afterward somehow, somewhere, individual existence continues. The visual arts have pictured this faith in concrete forms since remote antiquity. We will examine some of the seemingly endless expressions of this search for personal immortality among the uncertainties of what might lie hereafter.

This seminar will be offered twice. Due to space limitations, registration is required; maximum of 15 participants each session. Register online, by calling the BILL office at 570.522.0105, or in person at 115 Farley Circle, Suite 302, Lewisburg.

Lunch & Learn

Lunch & Learn programs start at noon; doors open at 11:30 a.m. Beverages and a light dessert are provided. Bring your lunch or purchase a soup-and-sandwich lunch ($6) by contacting the BILL office up to noon of the day prior to the program.

Tuesday, Sept. 13, noon

Barbara K. Altmann"Poster Girls of the Middle Ages" with Barbara K. Altmann, Provost and professor of French, Bucknell.

The Middle Ages often seem very remote, but in 21st-century North America, we know more about that historical period and civilization than one might think. Which Medieval women, in particular, do we still know and talk about? Why do we know a few particular ones and not many others? Let’s think through what we recycle from medieval culture and what use it is to us today.

Menu: turkey, walnut and cranberry salad wrap, vegetable soup, assorted cookies and brownies

Tuesday, Oct. 11, noon

Rick Benjamin"Thirty Years of the Paragon Ragtime Orchestra: An Informance" with Rick Benjamin, founder/director of the Paragon Ragtime Orchestra.

The founder and director of the orchestra, Lewisburg resident Rick Benjamin, will supplement his talk with recorded music, videos and photos.

Menu: quinoa and vegetable wrap, butternut squash bisque, assorted scones

Tuesday, Nov. 15, noon

Chris Ellis"The 2016 Election: An Analysis" with Chris Ellis, associate professor of political science, Bucknell.

What were the major patterns of public opinion and voting behavior in one of the most unusual of election campaigns? Chris Ellis will help us sort it out and give us a sense of what to expect from the new president and congress.

Menu: apple, pecan and chicken salad wrap, quinoa vegetable soup, pumpkin cheesecake bars

Lunch & Learn

Lunch & Learn are lunchtime programs. Beverages and a light dessert are provided.

Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Programs start at noon.

Bring your lunch or purchase a soup-and-sandwich lunch ($6) by contacting the BILL office up to noon of the day prior to the program.

Tea & Talk

Tea & Talk are afternoon programs. Teatime refreshments are provided free of charge.

Doors open at 3 p.m. Programs begin at 3:30 p.m.

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