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The Art and History of the Celts

September 11, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - September 13, 2019 @ 8:00 pm

September 11 – 13 and 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.
September 11: The Rise of the Celts and the Birth of Their Art
September 12: What Makes Celtic Art “Celtic?”
September 13: The Book of Kells and Celtic Mythology
September 16: Celti-Pop- Celtic Traditions Meet Popular Culture
For more information, contact tim.norris@muskegoncc.edu or call 231-777-0344.


September 11, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
September 13, 2019 @ 8:00 pm