Course Details

950: Ancient Egyptian Art and Culture

February 1, 2, 3,
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM

This Short will utilize slides and short videos to show how artists, craftsmen, and architects in ancient Egypt created art to give one a better understanding of Egyptian culture, religion, and values. Art of the dynasties will be shown and highlight major moments with each talk focusing on several themes: introduction of Egyptian dynasties, writing, pyramids, and pharaohs; overview of Egyptian gods and goddesses, mummification, every day life, and poetry; and discovery of tombs in Valley of the Kings from Tutankhamen to queens, female pharaohs, Rameses 2nd, and Black African rulers. This study group has a high class size capacity.

Class Format: Lecture and Discussion

Hours of Reading: No reading

Study Group Leader(s):

Margery Gordon
Margery Gordon served as educator at Smithsonian’s American Art Museum and National Museum of Natural History. She worked with Egyptian collections and exhibits and ran workshops and talks throughout the US, Dominican Republic, and Yugoslavia. She taught at the Corcoran, Howard University, OLLI at AU, and other professional groups.