LECTURE SERIES: Draw like an Egyptian: Artistic Conventions in Ancient Egypt

In this lecture series we will feature international archaeologists, curators and scholars who will share their insights into ancient Egyptian life, art, funerary practices, and material culture. We will also delve into Egyptomania- Western culture's fascination with ancient Egypt as well as recent scientific advances that have led to new revelations about the mummies seen by four generations of Albany Institute audiences.

Melinda Hartwig, Associate Professor of Ancient Egyptian Art and Archaeology, School of Art & Design, Georgia State University

In this lecture, Hartwig will explore how ancient Egyptian artistic conventions reflected their world view. She will address the seemingly contradictory convention of what appears to us as an unusual way to construct the human figure was, to the ancient Egyptians, a very practical solution to a complex problem: how do you draw a figure that conveys both power and meaning?

FREE with museum admission.

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