UAMA Art Lecture series “Selfies: Self-Portraits Through the Ages” February 7

Tammy Bearden

The second lecture in the series presented by the SaddleBrooke Fine Arts Guild, in partnership with the University of Arizona Museum of Art, will take place on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the west ballroom of the MountainView Clubhouse. The presenter will be docent Gerry Bates whose subject will be Selfies: Self-Portraits Through the Ages. Selfies may be a huge phenomenon today, but the idea of creating snapshots of yourself is hardly a new one. For many artists, the self-portrait is a critical exploration of personal realization and aesthetic achievement. From the earliest known self-portrait from ancient Egypt to the present day, we will explore this unique form of artistic expression. Gerry Bates retired as an assistant chief from the Tucson Fire Department after 34 years of service. He earned his master’s in Educational Leadership and his PhD. in Public Administration. He continues to teach at Pima Community College and Arizona State University.

Looking ahead, the third lecture in the series will be presented by docents Fleurette and Marc Wallach on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Their topic will be High Anxiety—What Is It About Abstract Art?

Please mark your calendars and plan to come early for coffee. As always, the lectures are free and are in Ballroom West of the MountainView Clubhouse. We look forward to seeing you.