Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Empire of Light: Seeing the Invisible


Price for Members: $60
Price for Non-Members: $90
Date/Time: Thursdays, September 12, 19 & 26; October 3 & 10, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Ken Alexander, M.A., lecturer of art history and humanities, Los Medanos College
Location: Concord Campus


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Course Description

The Medieval Christian Church recognized the value of the real, things seen and touched that supported faith. Magnificent facades and portals marking the nexus between God and Man, therefore, enhanced cathedrals and churches. Once inside, stained glass, altars, reliquaries, paintings and sculptures allowed worshipers to look into the face of the Divine, whether Father, Son, Holy Spirit, Angels, Apostles, or the Virgin. Let Mr. Alexander, once again, guide you through the inspiring religious art of the turbulent Medieval period and hone your ability to “see the invisible,” his phrase for the efforts of Medieval artists to capture faith in stone, canvas, metal, and fabric.


Event Details

Date: 2019-09-12

Start time: 01:30 p.m.

End time: 03:30 p.m.

Venue: Cal State East Bay

Directions: Cal State East Bay, Concord Campus 4700 Ygnacio Valley Road, Concord


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