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creation of mana.jpgThe workshop will meet on January 17 at 11:00 am SLT to continue our discussion of narrative art.  We will look at an examples of  known relationship between artist and "patron" in Veronese's "Feast in the House of Levi". We also will consider Michelangelo's contributions to the "Creation of Adam" in the Sistine Chapel.  Whatever the programme, it would appear that Michelangelo's contribution  was considerable in the way he wove the two conflicting accounts of the creation of man in the first two chapters of Genesis.

Note: We will meet in the Museum of Sacred Art in the Christian wing.


The Art History workshop will meet on December 20 at 11:00 am SLT. Don Beetham will talk about narrative art in conjunction with the opening of the new exhibit in the new Museum of Sacred Art. It is likely the group will take a field trip to the museum to continue the discussion.


The Art History Workshop will be meeting in its new time slot this Sunday, November 15 at 11:00 am SLT. Until now we have enjoyed speakers. This week will be a more of a workshop with a discussion about some issues relating to the exhibits for the new Museum of Sacred Art. We may be teleporting to one or more sites during the session. Latecomers should IM Adams Dubrovna for a teleport if we are gone fom the cafe.

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Zeide Kamp Shul, One of the new Buildings in the Exhibit


The workshop meets monthly on the third Sunday at 11 am SLT in Second Life at the Kira Cafe.


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Hours-henge, The World's Shortest Exhibition


The Art History Workshop explores the presentation of art in the virtual world as well as the history of art in the real world. What is to be learned from the many constructions and reconstructions in Second Life?  Is the virtual world a new media? Is a new form of art emerging, a performance art in which the viewer is the performer?

In the first meeting “Ways of Displaying and Looking”, we looked at three very different kinds of sites: a museum, a sacred site, and some works of Second Life artist(s). Each of these sites suggests different approaches we might take in the workshop. In the second session we consider the second life virtual reconstruction of the synagogue called "Santa Maria le Blanca" in Toledo and how the model can be used to help us understand the building. We looked at alternate ways the building may have functioned.

The workshop may include planned, and impromptu, field trips to illustrate our discussions. If you arrive late, and we are gone, please look for the kiosk which will redirect you to wherever the group has gone. You also may IM Adams Dubrovna to find out where the group might have gone.

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Note this workshop takes place in the virtual world called Second Life. One can enter this world by going to and signing up (it's free). Once you have an avatar and have downloaded the free software, contact Adams Dubrovna by doing a search of "people" and then send an IM to Adams who will help you find your way to the workshop. Please allow a few days for this to happen.

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