How do our experiences affect how we view art, and how does our view of art reflect our understanding of it? How does the work reflect its time and place? Using formal analysis and creative writing, we'll explore the memoir and works of art in Travels in Vermeer: A Memoir by Michael White (Persea, 2015) and other writings. The format of this group includes more advanced virtual learning technology including a blend of synchronous and asynchronous learning, where you will meet approximately twice in our virtual classroom and complete weekly modules on your own and with a partner. No prior virtual learning experience is required. This seven week study group is in collaboration with the OLLI at the University of South Florida (USF). Each Northwestern OLLI member will be paired with an OLLI-USF member. You will discuss your learning with your OLLI member partner and with the entire study group. We are pleased to offer this unique study group which was trialed last spring and received tremendous feedback from participants about the content, the pairings with OLLI members from OLLI-USF, and the use of technology (both the ease of use and effectiveness). Canvas used extensively.