Exploring the cultural life of Venice in the early Renaissance and beyond, this course will examine the city's history, painting, poetry, costume design and decorative arts. Located at the crossroads of Eastern Mediterranean trade routes, life in the Lagoon flourished as Venice assimilated influences from Asia and Africa and disseminated the astonishing results to other Western European cultures. This course is designed as a companion to the March-June, 2017 NCMA exhibition "The Glory of Venice: Masterworks of the Renaissance." In addition to a visit to the NCMA exhibition on April 19th, GUEST LECTURERS will include:
• CAROLYN ALLMENDINGER, of The Ackland Museum
• ALVA HORTON, Architectural Historian and OLLI instructor
• EMILY KADER, Ph.D, Rare Book Research, of the UNC Wilson Library
• BOBBI OWEN, Prof. of Costume History, UNC Dept. of Dramatic Art
• MARY PARDO, Ph.D., UNC Art History Professor
Lecture (plus questions). Viewing Videos. Field Trips.