Holiday Art History

November 18, 2020

Add a little arts appreciation to your holiday celebrations this year with two art history lectures! Discover how Victorian culture shaped modern holiday traditions and explore how depictions of the nativity scene changed over time. Click on the links below to register for these online programs!

We’re excited to welcome AARP Kentucky as our community sponsor for these programs. If you are an AARP member or guest of a member, enter the code holidayarthistory at checkout to receive a complimentary registration!

Thanks also to Stuart Powell Ford Lincoln Mazda and Direct Experience in Artistic Living, Inc. for their support of these programs.

Victorian Culture and Modern Christmas
Wednesday, December 9 | 12pm to 1pm

Join English professor John Kinkade for an exploration of how Charles Dickens and the Victorians used ghosts and greenery, cards and carols, and a whole lot of industrial growth to shape the modern holiday. Click here to register

Images of the Nativity
Wednesday, December 16 | 12pm to 1pm

This talk with Dr. Lee Jefferson, Associate Professor of Religion at Centre College, will explore the genesis of “Christmas” images and how they developed in different eras.
Click here to register.