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Art, Literature & Writing

Gain a better understanding of classical literature. Study great works of art and the people who created them. Read and discuss graphic novels or Yiddish short stories. Express yourself through creative writing. Join our learning community for in depth study and discussion.

  • L.A. Art Now Tour: An Insider's View to Local Art Histories, Narratives, & View

    L.A. Art Now Tour: An Insider's View to Local Art Histories, Narratives, & View

    This L.A. art historical and contemporary art overview features lectures, discussions, and visits to a few of the most vital art destinations. Our visits and excursions will help each participant open themselves up to the pleasures, and (yes!) even beauty that can be found in the best of today's art. Our adventure begins at AJU with an introductory discussion about the current Contemporary Art scene, keeping in mind Bruland's favorite motto: "Fear No Art." Each week, we'll meet a local artist or visit a gallery, studio or workshop presenting contemporary exhibitions. Past tours have included visits to The Broad, the Museum of Contemporary Art and artists' studios. We'll conclude with a discussion to celebrate our learning. Read More

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  • Art: Compassion, Healing and Social Change

    Art: Compassion, Healing and Social Change

    The dynamic history of Visual Art as a tool for humanitarian causes and cultural enlightenment is the topic of this new series with speaker John Paul Thornton. We focus on artists from the Renaissance to Contemporary times who raise awareness with their work about poverty, refugee communities, racial tolerance, human rights and political revolution. Along the way we examine the times which impacted the creation of these works and how they might reflect the issues of our own world today. Read More

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