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Lecture series focuses on art and culture, Feb. 2-28

What can the art and literature of a country tell you about its culture? A four-session lecture series in February will feature Princeton faculty members exploring that topic.

Presented by the Alumni Council, the series is free and open to members of the University community. Each lecture will begin at 7 p.m. in 106 McCormick.

Here is the schedule:

  • Wednesday, Feb. 2 -- "Art and Writing in Ancient Mexico" with John Pohl, the Peter Jay Sharp Curator and Lecturer in the Art of the Ancient Americas at the University Art Museum.
  • Wednesday Feb. 9 -- "Movies and the Middle East" with L. Carl Brown, the Garrett Professor in Foreign Affairs Emeritus.
  • Wednesday Feb. 23 -- "Mountains and Water, Shan Shui: What Do We Mean by 'Landscape' in Chinese Landscape Painting?" with Jerome Silbergeld, the P.Y. and K. Tang Professor of Chinese Art and director of the Tang Center for Chinese and Japanese Art.
  • Monday Feb. 28 -- "From Baghdad to Bengal: Court Paintings of the Medieval Caliphs, Sultans and Rajahs" with Michael Barry, lecturer in Near Eastern studies.

For more information, contact Kaitlin Lutz or (609) 258-0014.

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