Art Lecture with Thomas Germano - Earthworks in the Ancient Americas
As part of the Library's celebration of Earth Day during the month of April, join Professor Thomas Germano as he explores the Earthworks in the Ancient Americas. Before contact with the European world, civilizations throughout the Americas developed large-scale earthworks in the form of drawings, sculptural imagery, mounds, elaborate embellishments for cave entrances, urban designs, and solar alignments related to calendrical readings. A keen awareness of the human presence within the cosmos, and upon the earth was their inspiration along with honoring their deities.
Thomas Germano will present a visual lecture discussing the monumental earthworks created in the Americas in the pre-Columbian era. (PLEASE NOTE: The different day and start time of 1:00 pm)
PLEASE NOTE: This is a 'hybrid' event that can be attended either "In-Person" or "Online" on the Zoom platform. You can choose which option you wish to register for below in the "Do you want to attend in-person or online?" dropdown menu below.