Monday, March 1, 2021

Franklin Art Association: Monthly Virtual Meeting: Presentation by Dennis Sardella!! - Wed - March 3

Don't forget that coming your way via Zoom on      March 3, 2021, 6:30pm: 

our very own FAA member Dennis Sardella will present "Science and Modern Art".

Someone comparing a medieval and modern artwork may find themselves puzzling, "How on earth did we get from there to here?"  Art experienced two revolutionary periods that radically changed how artists saw and depicted the world, and that paralleled two revolutionary periods in which science underwent similar changes.  This talk will be a visual exploration of how those two ways of seeing the world developed, and how they led from the "there" of medieval art to to the "here" of modern art."


Dennis Sardella has been a docent at the Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton since 2012, where he leads gallery tours and introduces visitors to the world of Russian icons. He also writes about icons, and speaks regularly to civic and church groups on the topics of religious icons and the role they play in Eastern Christian spirituality. 

From 1967 until 2012 he was a tenured Professor of Chemistry at Boston College.  In 1990 he became the founding director of the Boston College Presidential Scholars Program, a university-wide co-curricular honors program, and directed it until 2010.  For 17 years he and his wife Marjorie, a fine art photographer, led groups of Boston College Presidential Scholars on month-long study trips to France, and it was during those trips that he began to speak to students about science and modern art.


If you haven't already done so, don't forget to download the free app Zoom to your devices (phone, laptop, ipad etc.) and practice using prior to our "first Wednesday of the month" meetings.   There are "how to" instructions on the Zoom website as well as YouTube.  FAA now has its own Zoom account, with its own Zoom link:

 Looking forward to seeing you all then!

Susan Plume
FAA Corresponding Secretary

Monthly Virtual Meeting: Presentation by Dennis Sardella!! - Wed  - March 3
Monthly Virtual Meeting: Presentation by Dennis Sardella!! - Wed  - March 3

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