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Sunday, March 26, 2023 - 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. ET
$1,045 - $1,560

Visit Pittsburgh—a city of smokestacks and steel miraculously reborn as a cultural capital—for a three-day art-filled tour with art journalist Richard Selden that features the 58th Carnegie International exhibition at the Carnegie Museum of Art. Other exciting art venues and historic sites are also on the itinerary.

Session 4 of 4
Tuesday, March 28, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET

Explore how some of the greatest philosophers have approached one of the central questions of the Western tradition—how to define and lead a good life—and how the question lives on today. Philosophy professor Michael Gorman examines the precepts of Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, and Aquinas, as well as the viewpoints of more modern thinkers in an insightful 4-session series.

Session 2 of 4
Tuesday, March 28, 2023 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. ET

Architectural movements and styles mark distinct moments in history. By examining four periods in Western architecture, Rocky Ruggiero, an architectural historian and expert in Renaissance art, traces the development of styles, traditions, trends, and forms beginning in the ancient world and continuing through to the present day. (World Art History Certificate core course, 1 credit)

Tuesday, March 28, 2023 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET

She’s all-daring and all-voice, magnificent and maddening, improbable and irreplaceable. You’ll be saying “Hello, Gorgeous” when you join documentary filmmaker and writer Sara Lukinson, whose commentary and abundant sampling of clips set the stage for a fun night to spend with La Streisand.

Wednesday, March 29, 2023 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET

One of the most biologically diverse and ecologically significant landmarks in America, the Potomac Gorge, near Washington, D.C., has held an important place in human history since the Ice Age. Naturalist and author Melanie Choukas-Bradley leads a virtual journey along the most dramatic section of the 405-mile-long river: the 15-mile stretch in which it originates at Great Falls in Maryland and Virginia and flows, often through dramatic cliffs and bluffs, to Theodore Roosevelt Island in the District.

Wednesday, March 29, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. ET

Author Ross King reveals why Florentine statesman Niccolò Machiavelli’s writings are more sophisticated than even the most Machiavellian passages of The Prince would seem to suggest. King offers a portrait of a perceptive writer who is far from being an enemy of the human race, and whose lessons on leadership, liberty, virtue, and good government are worth re-examining today.

Wednesday, March 29, 2023 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET

Though the concept of black holes can be traced back to the late 1700s, the quest to understand their nature and how they shape our universe continues. Kelly Beatty, senior editor at Sky & Telescope magazine, discusses how cosmologists still grapple with precisely what black holes are and how best to study them.

Thursday, March 30, 2023 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET

Thomas Gainsborough, one of the most important British artists of the second half of the 18th century, was also one of England’s earliest homegrown geniuses. Art historian Bonita Billman examines Gainsborough’s lush painterly technique, iconic masterworks (especially those in America), and his influence on painting. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Thursday, March 30, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. ET

British artist J.M.W. Turner (1775–1851) is known for innovative landscape paintings that captured nature’s power and drama. Tim Barringer, a professor of art history at Yale University, places a selection of Turner’s works in historical context. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Thursday, March 30, 2023 - 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET

With its lavender-laced valleys, seashores, medieval hill towns, and lively cities, the south of France is downright seductive. Travel writer Barbara Noe Kennedy offers a 4-part virtual tour of Provence and the Côte d’Azur and a guide to the regions’ most intriguing sights, historical aspects, food and wine, and art. This session highlights Avignon and La Vraie Provence.