When: Tue., Nov. 12, 12-1 p.m. 2019
Join Blanton Museum for this special art talk featuring Asa Mittman, Professor and Chair of Art and Art History at California State University, Chico and Sherry Lindquist, who is the Associate Professor of Art History at Western Illinois University and the exhibition co-curators. Medieval artists used visual cues of monstrosity to depict both foreigners and people who did not conform to restrictive social norms, and who therefore seemed alien in some way. Attitudes reflected in medieval art betray complex feelings of fear, loathing, curiosity and desire of the other. Analysis of such imagery demonstrates long-lasting consequences for interactions between peoples and development of racial thinking. The even is free with museum admission.