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  • Projected Art History class

    Projected Art History

    Tuesdays, November 3–December 1, except November 24, 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. (4 sessions)

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    This class presents a selection of movies in which American and Mexican artists such as Jackson Pollock, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Frida Kahlo are at the center. By discussing similarities and differences between these films—particularly the trope of the suffering genius—this class sharpens your senses to the portrayal of artists in films.

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  • Golden Age of Opera

    The Golden Age of Opera: Nineteenth-Century Europe

    Wednesdays, November 11–December 16, 1:00–3:30 p.m. (6 sessions)

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    Study a selection of operas from the first three decades of the nineteenth century, a period of intense political, economic, social, and artistic change.

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    Skirball Book Groups: The Currents Beneath Us

    Choose from four different groups.

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    Through provocative fiction and nonfiction, read about and discuss some of the currents that drive human behavior—faith, nobility, selflessness, wickedness, and self-interest. 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. GROUP 1: Tuesdays

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    Cured, Pickled, Preserved

    Tuesday, December 8, 7:30–9:00 p.m.

    The pickles and ceviche classes have now passed. The jam class is sold out.

    Ceviche, pickles, and jam have at least one thing in common: they are all preserved foods. In this series of classes, examine the art of food preservation—the age-old method of extending the seasonal life of food.

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  • Asian American Experience

    The Asian American Experience

    Wednesdays, October 14, November 11, December 9, 7:30–9:00 p.m. (3 sessions)

    This class has been canceled.

    The term Asian American covers a diverse range of histories, experiences, and cultural identities. In this lively discussion-based class, examine three important novels by three very different Asian American writers: The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston, Native Speaker by Chang-Rae Lee, and A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki.

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  • In the Footsteps of Ansel Adams

    In the Footsteps of Ansel Adams

    Saturdays, October 17 and November 21, 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m., plus Friday, November 6–Sunday, November 8 (2 sessions at the Skirball plus 1 weekend travel)

    This class has been canceled.

    This special class and photo-tour, offered in partnership with Otis College of Art and Design, traces the footsteps of Ansel Adams through two sessions at the Skirball and a weekend of travel to the Manzanar National Historic Site.

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