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The Art and History of the Celts
September 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
September 16 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, come to the Sturrus Technology Center lobby at Muskegon Community College for the free lecture series, “The Art and History of the Celts!” Instructor Tim Norris with guest presenter Michael Johnson will explain where and when Celtic art and culture originated.
Even though the ancient Celts left no written record of their existence, their art proves they were a dynamic and sophisticated society. They were distinct from their Greek and Roman contemporaries, yet equal to and, even for a time, superior to their so-called civilized neighbors. As Christianity entered Celtic lands during the medieval period, the ancient art traditions adapted to become one of the most popular and longest surviving styles of art in the world today.
They will answer such questions as: Who are the Celts? What traits make their art significant? How has Celtic art and culture changed over time? How does their art reflect their unique spiritual beliefs and traditions? What vestiges of Celtic culture have survived to this day? What was Ireland’s distinctive role in preserving this heritage?
This course/presentation series also examines how art and history is interpreted and presented through contemporary festivals and popular culture. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 231-777-0344.