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    America’s Musical Heritage

    Wednesdays, April 1–May 6, 1:00–3:00 p.m. (6 sessions)

    $150 General; $120 Members

    The Great American Songbook comes alive through this multimedia class, featuring lectures, live piano and sing-alongs, videos, and photos that explore the stories behind our country’s most popular songs.

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    Art of the 1960s

    Wednesdays, April 15–May 20, 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. (6 sessions)

    $150 General; $120 Members

    Take an enlightening trip through the turbulent yet expressive decade of the 1960s. Offered in anticipation of the upcoming exhibition Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution, which opens May 7, this class takes an up-close look at the vibrant art of that era. 

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    We Were the Future: Utopian Visions in Jewish Culture

    Wednesdays, May 6–27, 1:30–3:00 p.m. (4 sessions)

    $80 General; $60 Members

    This class uses text, film, and visual art to examine how thinkers, writers, and artists have imagined Utopia over history.

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    Autobiography, Memoir, or Fiction

    Tuesdays, February 3–April 14, 7:00–10:00 p.m. (10 sessions)

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    In this dynamic writing workshop offered in partnership with Otis College of Art and Design, uncover material from your own life experience to begin a memoir or work of fiction. 

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    Great Decisions: USC Foreign Policy Experts

    Thursdays, January 15 and 29, February 19* and 26, March 12 and 26, April 9 and 23, 1:30–3:00 p.m. (8 sessions)

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    Become an informed citizen! In this stimulating discussion group, offered in collaboration with the University of Southern California Emeriti College, active and retired USC faculty lead conversations and provide expert analysis on current events.

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    Skirball Book Groups: Life and Art

    Choose from five different groups

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    Under the direction of a professional book group facilitator, explore books as a class, learning about the author’s background and analyzing characters and themes. Discussion questions are distributed in advance of each class session. Please read the book prior to each class.

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