• Sessions: 3
    Class Date(s): 01-11-2023 to 01-25-2023
    Day(s) of the week: 2023-01-11,2023-01-18,2023-01-25
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Grace Seiberling, Art Historian
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Rochester Oasis

    Many people encounter high culture only as tourists. When they make a pilgrimage to the Pantheon in Rome or to the Louvre to see the Mona Lisa they are following in the footsteps of many others, going back at least as far as the Grand Tour in the 18th century. This three-session class will look at the phenomenon of cultural tourism, its history, and its... read more
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  • Sessions: 3
    Class Date(s): 01-11-2023 to 01-25-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 12:30 PM-02:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Otto Bruno
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Rochester Oasis

    Legendary composer Jerome Kern once said, "Irving Berlin is American music." This class will explore, through recordings and film clips, the dozens of classic standards written by Irving Berlin throughout the course of the 20th century including Cheek to Cheek, There's No Business Like Show Business, How Deep Is the Ocean, and White Christmas, among... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 01-19-2023 to 01-19-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Darla Bair
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Rochester Oasis

    What is a mystic? Are there mystics among us today? And how do you become one? Join me in a one-hour introduction to seven female mystics spanning from 600 AD to the present. Each woman made a significant contribution to the spiritual lives of others, some continue to do so. The class is an introduction, with the hope that you will be curious enough to... read more
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  •  Columbus

    $20.00
    Sessions: 2
    Class Date(s): 01-23-2023 to 01-30-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Central Time
    Instructor: David Woodruff
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Rochester Oasis

    Initial Public Offering of 1492. There are few figures in history more argued over than Christopher Columbus. He’s been accused of racism, genocide, theft, murder, and torture. His contemporaries, however, saw him in a completely different light—warts and all. Some even say he didn’t understand what he discovered. Most of the world hates him or laughs... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 01-25-2023 to 01-25-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 12:30 PM-02:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Susan Carmen-Duffy
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Rochester Oasis

    Learn the joys of this translucent media along with tricks that make using watercolor completely accessible. Regardless if you are a beginner or someone who hasn’t touched your artistic side in a while, this workshop will help you create beautiful paintings that are uniquely yours! We will discuss color mixing, backgrounds, technique, tools, and more! You... read more
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  • Sessions: 2
    Class Date(s): 02-06-2023 to 02-13-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Central Time
    Instructor: David Woodruff
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Rochester Oasis

    For Whom the Bell Tolls. 17 July 1936 – 1 April 1939. The Spanish Civil War can be seen as one of the other revolutions of Europe. On a par with the French and Russian revolutions. It certainly matched those two for deaths and long-term effects on the people and the state. In a sense, it was a battleground for all the ideologies of the 20th century. And... read more
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  • Sessions: 3
    Class Date(s): 02-08-2023 to 02-22-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Grace Seiberling, Art Historian
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Rochester Oasis

    Despite his reputation for fleeing France and establishing himself in a tropical paradise, Gauguin was deeply connected with the art and culture of his time. His artistic innovations were very influential. His work and life raise questions about how we deal with treatments of women and Others that do not correspond to contemporary values. This three-session... read more
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  • Sessions: 4
    Class Date(s): 02-09-2023 to 03-02-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Laurence Britt
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Rochester Oasis

    This four session course will explore a new perspective on the key event of the 20th century-World War II. The course will cover the origin of the war, the key factors determining the outcome, the strategies employed by both the Axis powers and the Allies, and the unique perspective of each of the major participants-Germany, Japan, Britain, the Soviet... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-17-2023 to 02-17-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 01:00 PM-02:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Jenny Lloyd
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Rochester Oasis

    Martha Taylor Howard was the driving force behind the preservation of the Susan B. Anthony House in the 1940s. Hear how she raised the money, furnished the house, and tried to ensure its future. Jenny's talk is based on Martha Taylor Howard's papers in the Susan B. Anthony House's... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-20-2023 to 02-20-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 09:00 AM-10:30 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Mark Sample, Professor of History
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Rochester Oasis

    Adolph Hitler ruled Nazi Germany from 19330 1945. During his rule a world war and a holocaust ensued. While most Germans agreed with & followed his ideas, there were some who did not. There were a number of assassination attempts on his life. Professor history Mark Sample will tell the story of the three biggest... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-24-2023 to 02-24-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 01:00 PM-02:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Jenny Lloyd
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Rochester Oasis

    Great-niece of the famous suffragist, Susan B. Anthony II found that her famous name both constricted her and opened doors. Her own life is fascinating. A graduate of the University of Rochester, she was a journalist and communist in 1940s Washington DC, a radio host in New York, a journalist in Key West, and the wife of a pimiento farmer in 1950s Jamaica... read more
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  • Sessions: 2
    Class Date(s): 02-27-2023 to 03-06-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Central Time
    Instructor: David Woodruff
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Rochester Oasis

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  • Sessions: 4
    Class Date(s): 03-08-2023 to 03-29-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Grace Seiberling, Art Historian
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Rochester Oasis

    How did women artists deal with modernism, for which women were central subjects? What kinds of alternatives to the dominant narrative does the study of women's work allow? This four-session class will focus on works of women primarily in France, Russia, and the United... read more
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  • Sessions: 3
    Class Date(s): 03-08-2023 to 03-22-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 12:30 PM-02:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Otto Bruno
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Rochester Oasis

    Born in Rochester, New York in 1912, Kanin went on to a long and successful career as an actor, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, and director of both stage and screen classics. This class will focus on Kanin's experiences in Hollywood with some of the legendary names of film history: his battles with Sam Goldwyn, his successful screenwriting partnership... read more
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  •  Pirates

    $20.00
    Sessions: 2
    Class Date(s): 03-20-2023 to 03-27-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Central Time
    Instructor: David Woodruff
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Rochester Oasis

    The Most Wanted Outlaws in the World. Who doesn’t love a good pirate story? Pirate names are part of our lore: Blackbeard, Captain Kidd, and Bartholomew Roberts. They live in literature through Long John Silver and Billy Bones. Yet piracy has an ancient history. Julius Caesar was once captured by pirates! Take a tour through the history of sheltered... read more
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  • Sessions: 4
    Class Date(s): 03-23-2023 to 04-13-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Laurence Britt
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Rochester Oasis

    This course will be a comprehensive review of the current era in modern history (from 1914 to the present) in an attempt to understand how this period connects together and results in the world we live in today. The course will first review the key developments prior to 1914 that were vital in shaping the events to come. The course will cover the defining... read more
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