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You can visit the Smithsonian this summer without packing your suitcase! Join us for a sweeping panorama and unique perspective on American life through the study of artworks from the nineteenth century lure of the West through the World War II era. In a series of four live interactive video conferences direct from the Smithsonian, docents will virtually meet with us to examine and discuss works of art in its collection that reflect the cultural, social and political climate of the times in which they were made. The four themes are: (1) Seeing is Thinking — the languages of art, which will provide the foundation and common vocabulary for our analysis, interpretation and critiques; (2) Early America — the historical context of the creation of our nation, through artworks from colonial to Jacksonian America; (3) Wars at Home and Abroad — 8 depictions of America during the troubled time from the Civil War to WWII; (4) Contemporary Life — Americans entering the post-War era, experiencing an economic boom, clouded by global uncertainty, and social and political upheaval. Join us for this fascinating journey to gain a fuller perspective on what it means to be an American today. All materials will be provided.

160051

Location : 500 Davis Center Location : 
  500 Davis Center.

Start date: 07/10/18

4 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Tue .

Weekly - Tue 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (7/10/2018-7/31/2018)



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In his Pulitzer Prize winning book Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation, Joseph J. Ellis has written about six events that focus on issues foremost in the minds of eight people: John and Abigail Adams; Aaron Burr; Benjamin Franklin; Alexander Hamilton; Thomas Jefferson; James Madison; and George Washington. His goal is “to write a modest-sized account of a massive historical subject” and to make “accessible the generation capitalized as Founding Fathers.” Ellis is a masterful writer and historian; he illuminates the subtleties of the individuals and the circumstances as well as setting the wider context that obtained. Our text is Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation (Vintage Books, 2000). We will read four of the six chapters, each about 40 pages in length. Please join us in deepening our understanding of our country’s founders and its earliest days.

160050

Location : 500 Davis Center Location : 
  500 Davis Center.

Start date: 07/10/18

4 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Tue .

Weekly - Tue 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM (7/10/2018-7/31/2018)



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If you love to write and enjoy a challenge, bring your enthusiasm and join us. A week in advance of each class you will be given a broad topic, allowing wide interpretation to stimulate the imagination. To accept the challenge, you will respond by writing, in your choice of genres: poetry, story or essay. Or try something new; a speech, an interview, news article or anything you can imagine! Each week you will read your work. The group will provide feedback with regard to technique, point of view and character building. The objective of the class is to challenge yourself, by trying new styles. The goal is to have fun while improving your skills. Inspire your classmates and be inspired. Experienced and novice writers welcome. In his Pulitzer Prize winning book Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation, Joseph J. Ellis has written about six events that focus on issues foremost in the minds of eight people: John and Abigail Adams; Aaron Burr; Benjamin Franklin; Alexander Hamilton; Thomas Jefferson; James Madison; and George Washington. His goal is “to write a modest-sized account of a massive historical subject” and to make “accessible the generation capitalized as Founding Fathers.” Ellis is a masterful writer and historian; he illuminates the subtleties of the individuals and the circumstances as well as setting the wider context that obtained. Our text is Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation (Vintage Books, 2000). We will read four of the six chapters, each about 40 pages in length. Please join us in deepening our understanding of our country’s founders and its earliest days.

160049

Location : 500 Davis Center Location : 
  500 Davis Center.

Start date: 07/10/18

4 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Tue .

Weekly - Tue 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM (7/10/2018-7/31/2018)



View Details »