Lectures at ArtsAltoona Center

Starting with the brand-new 2022, ArtsAltoona is offering a variety of very visual lectures and presentations, covering a variety of topics ranging from the Arts to Culture to History, always weaving in as much information about the subject matter as useful in order to help audience members to learn something new, while also being entertained.

History of the Roaring 1920s” on January 13th will be the kickoff event of our “Decades-History Series”, presenting many key events from the years 1920-1929, with the next lecture in February covering the momentous 1930s, which allowed the World to rebound from Great Depression, but -tragically- also drift towards World War 2.

Likewise “Foundations of Art History – Part I” on March 3rd will be a series, covering various epochs of human cultural and artistic development and highlights, from prehistoric times to the modern age. Learn about the many stages and underpinnings of Arts & Culture in our world, starting some 30,000 years ago.
This series will be in 5 parts, and focus on the Art history of the Western world (Europe, Mediterranean, Americas), while leaving Asian and African Art for a separate, future event series.

Winter Escapes to Costa Rica” on the other hand will be a shorter, 2-part event (January 27th and February 24th), allowing attendees to revel in the lush greens and colorful animal world an exotic Central American country (while the thermometer around Central-PA still shows 10s or 20s).
These 2 presentations will be less History focused, but instead showcasing the beauty of Costa Rican landscapes, wildlife and also the vibrant colors of Latin American art.
Highlight of the 2nd Costa Rica presentation will be a live-feed to a Blair County group traveling there for a community mural project.