Art at Noon

Pattern Masters: Decoding Art and Film Through The Mythic Lens

Wednesday, March 10th, 12:00 to 1:00 PM

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Since the dawn of civilization, the art of myth-making has followed distinct forms, functions, and narrative structures revealing myth to be a language all its own. The universal language of myth is based in archetype and symbol and has been studied and deconstructed by thinkers and scholars, anthropologists, and artists alike. Recurring patterns in story, sign, and symbol illuminate powerful mythic and aesthetic connections across time, cultures, and the collective imagination.

For this Art at Noon, mythologist and multidisciplinary artist Dr. Li Sumpter will share the work of historic “pattern masters” who left blueprints we can use today to read and decode mythic symbolism in contemporary art and cinema.

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Wednesday March 10
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Come enjoy discussions and lectures with PAFA scholars and artists covering a variety of topics related to PAFA’s exhibitions, collections, and areas of interest. Now you can enjoy these lectures from the comfort of your couch. Join us each Wednesday at noon and now you can even bring your lunch!
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