Description: The artist Salvador Dali said, “A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who inspires others.” Have you ever seen an artwork that inspired you and wanted to know more about it? Join Academia for its inaugural art history series. We will explore the visual arts linearly through history’s lens. The series will act as a primer for future-planned series that are more in-depth and thematic. This overview of art history’s history will meet once a week for 24 weeks. The first month begins in the ancient Middle East, Greece and Rome, followed by a look at the Middle Ages, including a peek at the dazzling art of the Byzantines, then the Renaissance and Baroque, art in the times of the Enlightenment and Industrial Ages, Modern and Contemporary art, and concluding with a look at art of non-European cultures.