The University of Arizona Museum of Art and Archive of Visual Arts

Members-Only Lecture Series with Olivia Miller


October 22 – December 17, 2018

UAMA members are invited to attend an exclusive lecture series with Curator of Exhibitions Olivia Miller.

Lectures will be held on Mondays on the dates below and last from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Each will provide an overview of a major movement in art history and include a special viewing of objects from the Museum’s permanent collection.

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October 22 | The Beginnings: An Introduction to Prehistoric Art
This lecture will examine some of the earliest evidence of human creativity. Made before the invention of writing, these images of animals, humans and abstract designs offer a starting point with which to understand civilizations that came long before ours.

November 26 | The Greco-Roman World: An (Extremely) Abridged Tale
The influence of the Greco-Roman world can still be found in our everyday lives. This condensed lecture will examine the ideals of beauty in the Greco-Roman world and how art served functional, religious and propagandistic purposes. Participants will look at some of the most recognizable works and monuments, as well as explore some of the lesser known – but no less incredible – works of art.

December 17 | The Age of Cathedrals: An Introduction to Romanesque & Gothic Art
For some time, the Dark Ages was a term used to identify the Middle Ages – the era following the end of the Roman Empire. As this lecture will demonstrate, it was not a dark age for artistic production. Far from it, it was a time of incredible innovation that birthed some of the most iconic works of architecture, painting and sculpture.