Iconography and Mythology—The Sequel

Professor Beverly Smith returns to the Rochester Hills Public Library on Thursday, November 8th at 7 to 8:30 p.m. to explore several of the myths and symbols much used in television, film, games and literature today from Avatars to Zombies. Prominent among these myths and symbols will be those of the Celts, Norse, Indians, Werewolves and Vampires. We will explore how these ancient stories with their timeless messages, provide a continuous stream of inspiration. The myths and symbols will be … [Read more...]

The Art of Christmas on December 8th

Beverly Hall Smith, Assistant Professor of Art History at Marygrove College, the College for Creative Studies and Wayne State University, will tell the story of the art of Christmas through visual images at the Rochester Hills Public Library on Wednesday, December 8th  at 7 to 8:30 p.m. The story of Christmas through the art of the masters is both familiar and surprising.  From the Middle Ages to the 18th century, the Catholic Church commissioned paintings and sculptures which, because their … [Read more...]