About the Program
This life-affirming lecture series considers artworks from around the globe that deftly articulate the concepts of beauty and harmony. Explore how paintings, photography, sculpture, installations, and architecture from various countries illuminate that notions of beauty are diverse and that the world’s civilizations are linked through art. Subjects will include the red rocks of Petra, monuments along the Nile, Buddhist tombs, and Jewish mosaics.
Instructor: John Paul Thornton is the author of the book Art and Courage: Stories to Inspire the Artist-Warrior Within. He has worked with the United Nations Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, and he has been honored by the California State Senate as well as the United States Congress for his programs promoting art, personal growth, and education.
“It is a rare opportunity to learn from a person of this high quality and knowledge.”—former Skirball student