New Year's Traditions
Taught by Gabriella Corey
After receiving a degree in the History of Art and Architecture from College of Charleston in 2013, Gabriella moved to Germany to travel and work. In September 2015, Gabriella completed her master’s thesis from the Universtiy of Glasgow on clocks and shfiting temporality in Medieval western art and moved from London back to Germany. In January, she accepted a position with Christie’s Old Master Department and moved to a Success Specialist position at artnet in April. Outside of work, Gabriella’s interests focus around getting lost in new areas of the city, eating cupcakes at every possible opportunity, and reading an incredibly random selection of books.
Have you ever wondered why we celebrate New Year's with fireworks and alcohol, let alone at all? Well, wonder no more!
In this class you will learn about the earliest New Year's celebrations and how many of those early civilizations melded together to create the party we know and love today.
From the ancient Mesopotamians literally slapping their monarch to celebrate a new year to the great Protestant debate of having New Year's in March, this class covers it all. Join us for some beer (an Egyptian favorite!) and learn about the biggest celebration on earth!