On Wednesday, June 22, at 7 p.m., the Westfield Memorial Library will present,“An Armchair Art Tour of the Ancient Olympics.” The Library is located at 550 East Broad Street.
Michael Norris, PhD will present this talk, just in time to prepare listeners for the start of the Summer Olympics 2016. Before the modern Olympic Games occur, audience members will learn about their ancient predecessors through the art of the ancient Greeks. Dr. Norris will explain how what was a religious event in southern Greece developed over the course of 1,100 years and how it helped draw the Greek city-states together.
Dr. Morris was an art educator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York for many years. He earned his BA in classics from the University of California at San Diego, and his MA in classics and Ph.D. in art history at the University of California at Santa Barbara. He spent twenty years at the Cloisters Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art and has lectured on trips all over the world.
The program is free and open to the public. To register for the program, visit the library’s website at www.wmlnj.org, click on the Online Calendar, or call 908-789-4090 option 0.
Founded in 1879, the Westfield Memorial Library—the community’s destination for discovery and ideas—engages minds, entertains spirits and facilitates lifelong learning for people of all ages. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and closed on Sunday for the summer.
For more information call 908-789-4090, visit the library’s website at www.wmlnj.org, and sign up for the monthly e-newsletter “Library Loop,” or stop by the library at 550 East Broad Street for a copy of the award-winning quarterly newsletter “Take Note.”