Lunchtime @the Library - The Art of Sports

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
Bring your lunch! We provide the guest speaker, beverage and dessert!

Whereas artists are often thought of as sedentary, the subject of sport has captivated painters and sculptors since the time of Ancient Greece. In this presentation, art historian Jeff Mishur looks at depictions of athletes in two-dimensional and three dimensional artwork. Rather than attempt to cover depictions of every type of sport, Mishur's selection of materials represents a broad range of style from realism to abstraction and from the 5th century BCE up through the modernist period. Register at the Adult Reference Desk, by phone at 847.245.5115 or online at