Community Read Event: Art from the Dark: A Conversation on Cave Art, Shamanic Trance and the Modern
Saturday, April 171:00—2:30 PMVirtual ProgramLeominster Public Library30 West Street , LEOMINSTER, MA, 01453
Art from the Dark: A Conversation on Cave Art, Shamanic Trance and the Modern Gaze
Join us for this exciting Community Read Event inspired by the Red Dancers chapter of Underland, by Robert MacFarlane, featuring Professors Sarah Bromberg, Sally Moore, and Jessica Robey of Fitchburg State University.
Jessica Robey will provide an overview of the discovery of prehistoric cave art and its reception in the 20th century. We'll look at how these earliest examples of culture lead to a reassessment of what it means to be human.
Sally Moore will give an overview of the role of the shaman in tribal society, discuss the inward vs outward journey, and will present examples of her own shamanic masks as well as those of her students.
Sarah Bromberg will present an overview and analysis of cave art imagery, particularly prehistoric cave art in France and Norway, with photographs. She'll discuss her students sketching of cave paintings as a means to developing their own observations and interpretations of these ancient masters.
This event is sponsored by the Eliane and Maurice Tonkin Memorial Fund
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