Upcoming Lectures

Great Museums of the World: The Hermitage  Marina Oborotova

Dr. Marina Oborotova, CFIS-AIA
July 10, 2016 (Sun) 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
ABQ Museum of Art & History

Founded by the Russian empress Catherine the Great in 1764 as “hermit’s retreat”, the Hermitage became one of the largest museums in the world. It comprises over three million items including the largest collection of paintings in the world. Dr. Oborotova will take you on a virtual tour of the Hermitage, talk about the museum’s history and show you some of its treasures – Leonardo’s and da Vinci’s Madonnas, Rembrandts’ portraits and Impressionists’ landscapes. +More Info

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New Viruses: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly  Terry McNearney

Dr. Terry McNearney, M.D.
July 29, 2016 (Sun) 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
UNM Continuing Education Conference Center

Since the advent of fast, affordable air, train and car travel, infectious containment of emerging pandemics has become much more problematic for medical personnel, public health officials and governments. Emerging viruses will continue to be a threat as global travel encroaches on and expands to previously isolated tribes, animals and environments. This lecture will touch on what biomedical science is doing to prepare for and respond to this challenge and what world travelers can do to protect themselves here and abroad. +More Info

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Power and Architecture in the Middle East  Patricia Risso

Dr. Patricia Risso, UNM
August 14, 2016 (Sun) 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
ABQ Museum of Art & History

Islamic regimes in the Middle East used architecture to convey impressions of their wealth and power. This talk will look at the Umayyad Kingdom’s Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem, the Mamluk Sultanate’s Hasan Mosque in Cairo, the Ottoman Aya Sophia in Istanbul, and the Safavid Shah Mosque complex in Isfahan.  +More Info

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