Art in the Western World Short Course w/Christina Carbone

Did you know that Caravaggio—one of the most famous painters of all time—was a convicted murderer, or that the first photograph still exists? Did you know that the Parthenon of Athens was built as a war memorial, or that you can watch the very first commercially shown film on YouTube? Art in the Western World offers a crash course on some of the best—and least—known details of art through the ages.

Christina Carbone, a professor of art history at the University of Louisville, will discuss great moments, artists, and artworks from Ancient Greece to Modern times. These illustrated lectures are intended for the curious and the beginner, art lovers and history buffs alike.

Art in the Western World Short Course meets on Thursdays, September 12 through October 19 (excluding October 12), from 6:30–8 p.m. at the Main Library (301 York Street). The final class on October 19 will meet at the Filson Historical Society and will include a tour and discussion of the Filson’s early-American art collection. To register for this FREE six-part series, please call (502) 574-1623. For more information about this and similar programs at the library, check out

Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 6:30pm

Louisville Free Public Library - Main Branch 301 York Street, Louisville, KY 4020

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Students, Faculty/staff, Alumni, Public


Arts & Sciences, Commonwealth Center for the Humanities and Society, Fine Arts, Hite Art Institute, Arts & Culture Partnerships, Center for


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