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Art & Artists: Gods & Heroes in Ancient Cultures from the CMA

Monday, July 10, 2023 @ 11:00 amMonday, July 24, 2023 @ 12:00 pm

Let us zoom you to the renowned Cleveland Museum of Art for a private guided tour of collection highlights focused on specific themes.

Art & Artists: Gods & Heroes in Ancient Cultures from the CMA

Three Mondays, July 10, 17 & 24

11am-12pm (PT), 12-1pm (MT), 1-2pm (CT), 2-3pm (ET)

on Zoom

Internationally renowned, the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) houses a diverse permanent collection of more than 61,000 works of art from around the world. Join Museum professional Arielle Levine for a mini-series of three lectures, each focusing on highlights of one of the Museum’s beautiful collections. This special mini-series follows the theme of Gods and Heroes as depicted in the art of ancient civilizations (see below for overviews).

A staff member in the Cleveland Museum of Art’s department of Public and Academic Engagement, Arielle Levine teaches students all around the world and also works with Adult Programs and the museum’s Docent Program. She has a degree in Art History from Case Western Reserve University, and has worked at the museum for 26 years.

Save! Register by July 8th for “Early Bird” pricing!

Gods & Heroes from Greece and Rome (July 10)

Using bronze sculptures, coins, ceramic vessels, and a carved marble sarcophagus from the collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art, we investigate the exploits of Herakles, Athena, Perseus, Orestes, and others who vividly populated the imagination of the classical Western world. This is one of a series of presentations that compares the myths of several cultures, character traits of their heroes, and connections to the natural world.

Gods & Heroes of India (July 17)

The adventures of Rama and Hanuman in the Indian epic The Ramayana are just a few of the fascinating stories of Hindu and Buddhist gods and heroes covered in this introduction to the history and culture of India.

Guests are introduced to the incarnation of the Hindu god Vishnu, as the man-lion Narasimha, and the Bodhisattva of Compassion, Avalokiteshvara, through works of art in the museum’s collection.

Gods & Heroes of the Maya (July 24)

The Maya Popol Vuh (Council Book) relates tales of the Hero Twins who make the world safe for the arrival of human beings. Let’s explore this creation myth and other aspects of the Maya culture by examining artifacts from the Cleveland Museum of Art. Related discussion involves Maya hieroglyphs, notions of royalty, the sacred ball game, and the natural resources of Mesoamerica.

Tickets & Notes:

“Early Bird” Series Tickets $37.50 series ($12.50 per class): Available until 48-hours prior to the class.

“Regular” Series Tickets $45 series ($15 per class): Available until the start of the last class.

Tickets are 1) are for series only (individual class tickets are not available), 2) are per device, not per person on Zoom, and 3) are non-refundable & non-exchangeable.

The Fine Print:

Fortunately, we’ve had very few issues, but just to be clear…

Your Zoom “Event Link”: The Zoom event link will be emailed to all registrants 2-days before the event begins. To help it land in your “inbox,” before registering, please add the following emails to your contacts:

  • JCC Zoom — Zoom3@marinjcc.org
  • JCC Alliance — alliance@marinjcc.org
  • Sean Fitzgerald — sfitzgerald@marinjcc.org

Registrants are requested to make sure the email w/link has arrived by the evening of July 8th. If the email does not arrive, please see “Troubleshooting” below.

The email w/link will be re-sent to all registrants about 1-2 hours prior to the event. NB: However, if it landed somewhere other than in your inbox upon registration, it will probably do the same later.

Have a Comcast email? Please refer to this guide: https://www.xfinity.com/support/articles/spam-filters-and-email-blocking-new-experience.

Troubleshooting: We will do our best to remedy any issues. Registrants who have NOT received the email w/link are asked to check their email “junk” and “spam” folders. If found, please move the email to your inbox. If the email/link is still not there, please contact James (see below) immediately.

Late Troubleshooting: We will try our best – but cannot guarantee – help with Zoom links to guests contacting James less than 2-hours prior to the event.

Live Only: In agreement with our guides, artists, instructors, special guests, etc., events are not recorded. Make-up sessions are unavailable. Credit/refund is not given for missed events.

Liability: While we will do our best to remedy any issues, The Osher Marin JCC & its Program Partners cannot be held responsible for 1) issues related to Eventbrite or Zoom, 2) ticket buyers not following the instructions above, nor 3) packing, shipping, or deliver services of food/beverages not received in time for tasting events.

Don’t ya just hate “the fine print?!!”

Questions? Please email alliance@marinjcc.org.

Art & Artists is created by the Osher Marin JCC (San Rafael, CA) and offered by the National JCC Adult & Senior Alliance. See below for a full list of Alliance Partners.

ALL ARE WELCOME to join in our activities! JCC members, non-members, those who live near or far, people of all backgrounds, faiths, ethnicities, hair styles, fashion choices, chocolate preferences, etc. “The more the merrier!”


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