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Spanish Art and Architecture: A Treasury of Delights
Art historian Joseph Cassar examines how the art and architecture of Spain—as seen in the works of El Greco, Goya, Velazquez, Picasso, and Gaudi—offer a window into the influences that define the country's history and national identity. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1 credit)
Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 9:30 AM
Prisoners of War
Just as war and the rules of engagement have changed dramatically over the years, so has the treatment of one of their inevitable results, prisoners of war. Evan J. Wallach, an expert on war crimes and the law of war, investigates the history of POWs and their status in current conflicts.
Monday, November 14, 2016 - 6:45 PM
Death by Shakespeare: Final Exits
Shakespeare knew that gory, grisly, and imaginatively unusual deaths were what his fans at the Globe wanted to see. Carol Ann Lloyd Stranger of the Folger Shakespeare Library and classical actor and dramaturge Cam Magee lead an evening devoted to the onstage demises that have moved, surprised, and shocked audiences for four centuries.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 6:45 PM
Frank Underwood’s Washington: A House of Cards Walking Tour
Follow in the footsteps of the power-hungry politicos of the addictive Netflix series—the ones they take around Washington, that is. Join local historian Kathleen Bashian to cover some of the Washington locations against which the Underwoods’ scheming, affairs of state, and affairs of a different kind play out.
Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 9:30 AM
Seductive Paris: American Painters in the City of Light, 1855–1920
In the late 19th century, Paris beckoned young aspiring American painters like Whistler and Sargent. Art historian Bonita Billman highlights Paris’s ascension as the center of the art world, and the French masters who trained American artists and sent them home brimming with creative new ideas. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1 credit)
Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 9:30 AM