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Art History Illustrated, Who are the Sun and Moon? An Art History of Celestial Deities

Thursday, August 15, 2024

5:30-7:00 pm

Science can tell us what the Sun and Moon are, but only the Humanities can tell us who they are. In this illustrated lecture, art historian Brenda Edgar will take a broad view of the history of divine personifications of heavenly bodies. The orbs in our sky were among our very first gods and goddesses; before we “understood” them, we knew them. Learn the names, backstories, and iconography of many Solar, Lunar, and planetary deities from diverse cultures spanning six continents, and look for patterns and anomalies in their characteristics, behaviors, and gender identities.

Join us for our “Art History Illustrated” talk series, held the third Thursday of every month at 5:30 p.m. This monthly illustrated talk series is presented by art historian Brenda Edgar, in collaboration with The Floyd County Carnegie Library Cultural Arts Center.

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