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The Music of 1969: Talking 'Bout My Generation

In 1969 the events rocking American culture and society found a corresponding reflection in pop music. From Woodstock to “American Pie”, explore the music of that era and why it endures in this 3-session course. This session focuses on the music of protest.

Date of event
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 6:45 p.m.

Totally Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was one of the most influential musicians of his time. Opera and classical music expert Saul Lilienstein offers a rich view of Mozart’s most important accomplishments, from his beginnings as a child prodigy in Salzburg to becoming one of the leading musicians of the Classical period.

Date of event
Tuesday, October 15 to November 19, 2019 – 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Imagining the Southwest

The American Southwest occupies a central place in the country’s literary imagination. Join Lisbeth Strimple Fuisz, a lecturer in the English department at Georgetown University, in spirited lectures and informal discussions about four compelling novels that offer rich and varied portraits of the region and the people who inhabit it.

Date of event
Monday, October 21, 2019; November 18, 2019; December 16, 2019; and January 27, 2020 - 6:45 p.m.

Introduction to Western Art: From the Great Pyramids to the Pantheon

In a fascinating overview of ancient material culture, art historian Renee Gondek surveys the paintings, sculptures, and architectural wonders produced in ancient Egypt and the Greco-Roman world that served as inspiration for generations of creators to come. (World Art History Certificate core course, 1 credit)

Date of event
Wednesday, October 30 to November 20, 2019 - 6:45 p.m.

Introduction to American Art

Art historian Bonita Billman introduces major artists and movements in American painting from the late 18th century to the present, revealing the connections between historical changes and artistic choices. (World Art History Certificate core course, 1 credit)

Date of event
Friday, December 6, 2019 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.