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Humanities West: Etruscan Italy: Life and Afterlife

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From 28 Fri Feb 2020 to 29 Sat Feb 2020 February 28, 2020 February 29, 2020 Marines' Memorial Theatre

Humanities West: Etruscan Italy: Life and Afterlife

Humanities West: Etruscan Italy: Life and Afterlife

Friday, February 28, 2020 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, February 29, 2020 at at 10:00 AM
Marines' Memorial Theatre, 2nd Floor
609 Sutter Street, San Francisco 

Humanities West presents Etruscan Italy: Life and Afterlife

The Etruscans were major contributors to some of Western civilization’s greatest achievements in architecture, engineering, and art. A sophisticated and wealthy people living in central Italy between the 8th and 2nd centuries BCE, the Etruscans leave us much of their past through their material culture, namely, tombs, temples, habitation sites, and more. By the 7th century BCE the Etruscans had created a broad network of commercial and artistic trade routes throughout the Mediterranean and were avid importers of Greek and Near Eastern art. Their artistic legacy lives on in their tomb paintings, bronze and clay sculpture, vase paintings and gold jewelry. In fact, since their literature has not survived, it is from their material history that we learn about their fascinating culture.

HUMANITIES WEST transports you across time and around the globe for colorful perspectives on the many sources of our modern cultures. Serving the Bay Area since 1983, our diverse lecture/performance series illuminates people and places at the intersections of history, fine art, the performing arts, social history, politics, and philosophy of the arts. Our unique multidisciplinary approach is designed to entertain and educate the intellectually curious, whether you are an arts lover, scholar, student, travel buff, or life-long learner.

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