The Surprise Glories of Viking Art – Online Art Lecture

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DateNovember 11 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Time10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Location 10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States

Member's Price $Free

Non-Member's Price $25


Event details

They discovered America before Columbus, traded in the Middle East and historians believe sailed down the northwest coast of Africa.  Viking culture was sophisticated.  The Vikings established the world’s first democratic government in Iceland (after the Isle of Man), and from their trading journeys embellished their lives with fine jewelry, carvings and architecture – ideas borrowed from the many cultures they came into contact with.  This lecture will look at their art and in so doing bring about a re-evaluation of their contributions to the world of art.

Please note: this interactive and hands-on event is hosted online, which means you get to enjoy it from the comfort of your living room, patio or kitchen table! An access link will be provided prior to the start of the event.


Kevin Costello graduated from the Chelsea School of Art and University of London’s Goldsmiths College with diplomas in Fine Art and Art History.

Kevin’s involvement in the Sarasota arts community is varied and includes having been Art and Architecture Correspondent for the Sarasota Herald Tribune and a Contributing Writer for Arts and Culture Magazine.

Kevin, a studio artist, has taught painting, figure and conceptual drawing, sculpture and art history at the San Francisco Academy of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Art, and the Ringling College of Art and Design.

He is a poet and a lecturer in contemporary art history at numerous arts and continuing education institutions throughout Central West Florida.