Tuesday Noon Academy: Lydia Ringwald '70

Tuesday, February 21, 2012
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Scripps - Hampton Room
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Scripps - Malott Commons
Malott Commons
Malott Commons Office

Lydia E. Ringwald, Scripps Alum class of 1970, artist and journalist, will present, The Evolution of the Goddess from the Paleolithic to the Present.

Revered and Reviled. Deified and Demonized. In this presentation, we explore the transition of the goddess image over 25,000 years, from the Paleolithic to the present. Worshipped as a sacred deity in early Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Canaanite and Greco-Roman civilizations, condemned as a witch in Medieval Europe while often paradoxically venerated as a saint; we view the extremities as well as the subtle gradations of transition in multiple works of art depicting the goddess archetype through time.

By evaluating the varied aspects of feminine spiritual power, we can locate archetypes and identities in our own behavior and seize opportunities as individual women to cultivate a unique persona that expresses our attitudes and values today and inspires us to fashion and fabricate all that we may become.
Bring your own lunch or purchase lunch at the Malott Commons Dining Hall. Dessert and coffee are provided. Lecture is free and open to the public. Doors open at 11:45 a.m. 
The Hampton Room is located above the Malott Commons Dining Hall on 9th Street and Columbia Avenue.   

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