Living With Art Lecture Series - Cultural beads
Ames Public Library Auditorium, 515 Douglas Ave.
Free and open to the public
Speakers: Adrienne Gennett and Chris Martin
Some of the earliest glass objects created throughout the world were beads. The story of glass beads spans thousands of years and the importance of these tiny pieces of glass to many diverse cultures goes far beyond their diminutive size. University Museums Associate Curator Adrienne Gennett will explore how glass beads came to be so significant and influential. Chris Martin, Professor of Art and Visual Culture (Furniture), will discuss his time in Ghana, their unique contemporary glass beads, and the importance of beads historically in their culture.
The Living with Art Lecture Series is presented in partnership by Ames Public Library, Ames Historical Society, Iowa State University Library, and University Museums.