• Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-14-2021 to 04-14-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM - Central Time
    Instructor: Judy Scott Feldman, Ph.D., Art Historian/National Mall Coalition
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis
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    The nude human body is depicted in myriad forms in art history, from fertility figures and gods to idealized perfect forms and stylized abstractions. For the ancient Greeks, the body was an ideal form; not so for artists during the Middle Ages and the Reformation. In this class we’ll explore how artists across time and cultures interpret the nude to... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-15-2021 to 04-15-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM - Central Time
    Instructor: Richard Bell, Professor of History, University of Maryland
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis
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    Seen through American eyes, the Revolution marks a triumphant moment. Through British eyes, it looked quite different. To the King, the war for independence was an affront, a temper tantrum by an ungrateful colonial rabble. But, as historian Richard Bell explains, beyond the palace and Parliament, British responses to the war were anything but monolithic.... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-21-2021 to 04-21-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 09:30 AM-11:00 AM - Central Time
    Instructor: Stephen Klatsky
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    Baseball 2021 - What do our local teams - the Nationals and Orioles look like? What about your favorite team? What trades, signings and changes will impact the game? Let’s talk... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-27-2021 to 04-27-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM - Central Time
    Instructor: Bill Keene, Urban Historian
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    The story of how Los Angeles evolved from a sleepy vacation destination into a megalopolis is a fascinating excursion into booster history, luck, and climate.  In this richly illustrated lecture, Bill Keene develops a vision of how LA, a city without a significant water supply or natural port, secured an abundant supply from hundreds of miles away to... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-28-2021 to 04-28-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM - Central Time
    Instructor: Daniel Stashower, Author and Historian, and Scott Sedar, Actor
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    The fame of Sherlock Holmes has now stretched across three centuries, and his creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, remains firmly established as one of the most popular and best-loved writers of all time. Join us as Daniel Stashower, author of Teller of Tales: The Life of Arthur Conan Doyle, turns a magnifying glass on the life and career of the celebrated... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-29-2021 to 04-29-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM - Central Time
    Instructor: Dan Sherman
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    Premiered nearly 200 years ago, Beethoven’s 9th symphony revolutionized music with its vast structure and introduction of voices to call for peace and human unity. This class will place the great piece in the context of Beethoven’s life and time, show some of its innovations, and discuss its influence, both on composers and on listeners.  You will hear... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 05-03-2021 to 05-03-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 09:30 AM-10:30 AM - Central Time
    Instructor: Daryl Davis, Musician
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    Best known for launching the career of Elvis Presley, Sam Phillips of Sun Records jumpstarted the careers of many Black & White musicians who went on to become legendary in the fields of Blues, Rock'n'Roll, Rockabilly, and R&B.  We'll explore some of these artists and the evolution of Sun... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 05-07-2021 to 05-07-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 09:30 AM-10:30 AM - Central Time
    Instructor: Greg Ip, Chief Economics Commentator, Wall Street Journal
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    Greg Ip is chief economics commentator for The Wall Street Journal. He writes about U.S. and global economic developments and policy in the weekly Capital Account column and in Real Time Economics, the Wall Street Journal’s economics newsletter.  Greg will discuss the prospects for economic recovery and how the pandemic has permanently changed the... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 05-10-2021 to 05-10-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:00 PM - Central Time
    Instructor: Naomi Darenblum
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    This lecture explores the history of how Latin American countries responded to World War II.  We will examine how allied and non-allied states in the region navigated the challenges of the Axis threat to their national order, the extent of military cooperation with the Allies, and the war's impact on their national economies and domestic political and... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 05-11-2021 to 05-11-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:15 PM - Central Time
    Instructor: Brian Rose, Professor (ret.), Department of Communication and Media Studies, Fordham University’s College at Lincoln Center
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    For more than seven decades, Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks made America laugh—either through their remarkable solo careers or their legendary partnership. Whether together or apart, they were giants of American comedy, who basically conquered every field they entered, whether television, movies, Broadway, or records. This presentation will examine their... read more
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