Life and Death Along the Nile:
An Uncovering of Ancient Egypt
October 4 - November 8th, 2023
Bower's Museum, Kershaw Auditorium
Lecturer: Sandra Haynes
Sail down the Nile with Art in Context! This lecture series is designed for anyone with an interest in Ancient Egypt. The course will begin with a consideration of Ancient Egyptian mythology and the centrality of the Nile River in spiritual and religious practice. Drawing upon a lifetime of interest in Egyptian art and culture and multiple trips up and down the Nile, Professor Sandra Haynes will take us back to the birth of Egyptian civilization with a series of fascinating lectures focusing on prehistoric and early historical Egyptian funerary work and monuments built throughout the Old Kingdom.
Perfect for those that have visited the ancient monuments along the Nile, or those that plan to take such a trip, or even for enthusiasts that are happy to learn from home, this series offers practical travel advise with historical and contextual discussion about the development of Ancient Egypt.
Having recently returned from Egypt, Professor Haynes will frame her lectures about this eternally fascinating country with her own travel experiences, academic study, and stories derived from a dedicated fascination and a thirty-year teaching career.
Sandy Haynes is a professor of art history at Pasadena City College where she has taughtfor over 25 years. She earned an MA in Art History at UCLA as well as a Master's in Instructional Design and Technology Leadership at CSULA.
A certified online teacher, Sandy facilitates and helps design courses for the California Virtual Campus/@ONE, a collaborative, system-wide network supported by the California Community College Chancellor’s Office. Sandy has won numerous awards for her teaching, including the Blackboard Catalyst Exemplary Course Award in 2009, for her course, Fundamentals of Art, and the prestigious California Community College Board of Governors’ Hayward Award in 2013. The Hayward Award recognizes CCC faculty whose careers demonstrate a superior commitment to professional excellence in education.