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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.

  • Monday Morning Shakespeare: The Tragedy of King Richard III: Part 1

    Monday Morning Shakespeare: The Tragedy of King Richard III: Part 1

    Shakespeare's Tragedy of King Richard III is the anatomy of a monster--the story of a man whose outer and inner selves spur him on to the extremes of destruction and abasement. If you love Shakespeare, but miss his meaning, this course will lead you line by line to a clear understanding of the text and will explain his system of symbols, metaphors, and references. Our reading is never hurried, but continues semester to semester until we finish the play. Read More

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  • The Currents in Current Events (Evening Class)

    The Currents in Current Events (Evening Class)

    Your weekly news magazine. We will examine the connections between events both near and far. We will seek history and context in order to be informed, knowing that knowledge is power and fights the despair of helplessness and hopelessness. We might even laugh as we remember Marx (Karl not Groucho) writing that History repeats itself, first as tragedy and then as farce. Read More

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  • The Currents in Current Events (Morning Class)

    The Currents in Current Events (Morning Class)

    Your weekly news magazine. We will examine the connections between events both near and far. We will seek history and context in order to be informed, knowing that knowledge is power and fights the despair of helplessness and hopelessness. We might even laugh as we remember Marx (Karl not Groucho) writing that History repeats itself, first as tragedy and then as farce. Read More

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  • An Evening Celebrating the Art of the French Riveria: Van Gogh, Matisse, Chagall, Renoir and Picasso, with John Paul Thornton

    An Evening Celebrating the Art of the French Riveria: Van Gogh, Matisse, Chagall, Renoir and Picasso, with John Paul Thornton

    The brilliant light of the the Côte d’Azur inspired artists to create their most colorful and soulful work as seen in this glorious visual presentation of the Modern Art and personalities which define this intoxicating region on the Mediterranean Sea. Read More

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  • Art of Northern Italy

    Art of Northern Italy

    Northern Italy contains some of the world's richest art. Join John Paul Thornton on a virtual tour of Milan, Lake Cuomo and Venice as well as wondrous Verona, Ravenna, Padua and more. Discover ornate cathedrals, glittering mosaics, historic ghettos and little scene museums. Visual presentations bring Italy to life... Read More

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