Friday, May 6, 2011

Dr. Andrew Stangel to Present “Painting Myths and Legends” at the Leach Library

On Thursday, May 12 at 7:00 p.m., the Leach Library will host the program “Painting Myths and Legends” with Dr. Andrew Laurie Stangel. This beautifully illustrated lecture will feature artwork influenced by the Classical traditions of ancient Greece and Rome.

Dr. Stangel is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of UCLA and Professor of Art History at the University of New Hampshire in Manchester. A recipient of numerous academic honors and distinguished teaching awards, he has lectured at colleges and universities, museums, and galleries in the United States and Europe. He also created and directed the Art History Tours for the United States Armed Forces in Europe.

Join this seasoned speaker for a fascinating tour through the history of myths and legends in art. Using art-historical slides photographed in museums and galleries throughout Europe and the United States, Dr. Stangel will discuss how the Classical traditions of ancient Greece and Rome have been narrated in paint by some of the world’s greatest artists from the Renaissance to Baroque and modern times.

The event is free and open to the public, and will be held in the library’s lower-level meeting room. Light refreshments will be served.

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