Course Description

This course will complement the North Carolina Museum of Art exhibition "Golden Mummies of Egypt," which examines art created for the burials of wealthy members of the multicultural society when Egypt was part of the Greek and Roman worlds (c. 300 BCE-200 CE). They had their mummified bodies encased in gold in hopes of joining the gods after death. In preparation for a visit to this exhibition (on your own), this Zoom survey lecture series will include ancient Egyptian art, ancient Greek and Roman art, and the featured period of time when all these cultures intermingled during Roman rule. In place of our regular gallery tours, we will explore a few works in the galleries via recorded mini-tours that will be inserted into the lectures. October 21 Ancient Egyptian Art October 28 Ancient Greek Art November 4 Late Greek & Etruscan Art November 11 Ancient Roman Art November 18 Late Egyptian Art; Golden Mummies | Lecture + Q&A; Viewing videos.

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Section Title
Golden Mummies of Egypt: A Blend of Ancient Cultures
Online - Zoom
11:00AM to 12:15PM
Oct 21, 2020 to Nov 18, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Virtual Classroom  
Course Fees
Section Notes

Class sessions are recorded.

Please note: Visits to the North Carolina Museum of Art galleries to see the works discussed in class is strongly encouraged, but no formal tours with the instructor are possible.