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2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049 - (310) 440-4500
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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)

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.

Admission:

$200 General; $160 Members

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Introduction to Yarn Bombing Workshop

Sunday, January 18, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

Aspiring yarn bombers! In conjunction with the exhibition Forest, For the Trees, create your own yarn bomb and help decorate the Skirball campus in this workshop for adults and children ages 10 and up.

Admission:

$20 General; $15 Members

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Your Story: Memoir and Personal Essay

Tuesdays, January 20–March 10, 1:00–3:30 p.m. (8 sessions)

Focused on memoir and its sister genre, personal essay, in this class you will develop and craft your work, studying the elements that enhance your writing and help your stories to cohere. 

Admission:

$200 General; $160 Members

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Sephardic Culture Through Judeo-Spanish Poetry, Prose, and Song

Tuesdays, January 20–February 17, 1:30–3:00 p.m. (5 sessions)

Explore the memory, history, and culture of the Sephardic Jews through the Judeo-Spanish (Ladino) language.

Admission:

$100 General; $75 Members

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Barbra Streisand: A Journey

Wednesdays, January 21–February 18, 1:00–3:00 p.m. (5 sessions)

Through this course, trace the life and career of one of the world’s greatest female superstars, from her childhood in Brooklyn to her development into the successful performer, songwriter, and film director she is today.

Admission:

$125 General; $100 Members

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Literary Los Angeles

Wednesdays, January 21, February 18, March 18, 7:30–9:00 p.m. (3 sessions)

In conjunction with the exhibitions Light & Noir: Exiles and Émigrés in Hollywood, 1933–1950 and The Noir Effect, read three quintessential noir novels that take place in Los Angeles, a city that figures prominently in the noir imagination.

Admission:

$60 General; $45 Members

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Overcoming Powerlessness: Jews and Politics

Thursdays, January 22, February 5 and 19, March 5 and 19, 1:30–3:00 p.m. (5 sessions)

Join Dr. Steven Windmueller, author of The Quest for Power: A Study in Jewish Political Behavior and Practice, for a deep inquiry into the themes of Jewish power and politics.

Admission:

$125 General; $100 Members

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Viennese Café Culture and Cooking Class

Tuesday, February 3, 1:00–5:00 p.m. (1 session)

Find out more about some of Hollywood’s most talented Austrian émigrés through a tour of the exhibition Light & Noir: Exiles and Émigrés in Hollywood, 1933–1950. Afterwards, prepare traditional apple strudel and other Viennese pastries to enjoy in the site-specific installation Café Vienne, which pays tribute to early-twentieth-century Viennese café house culture.

Admission:

$60 General; $50 Members

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Autobiography, Memoir, or Fiction

Tuesdays, February 3–April 14, except March 17, 7:00–10:00 p.m. (10 sessions)

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. 

Admission:

$395 Noncredit; $430 Certificate Credit; $1,250 College Credit

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Introduction to Fine Silver Metal Clay

Saturday, February 7, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. (1 session)

Learn how to use the medium known as precious metal clay (PMC) in this course offered in partnership with Otis College of Art and Design.

Admission:

$99 Noncredit

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Skirball Book Groups: Life and Art

Choose from five different groups

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.

Admission:

$150 General; $125 Members

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Biscotti and Mandelbrot: Cooking Demo

Tuesday, March 3, 1:00–3:00 p.m. (1 session)

Learn about the origins of these two delicious cookies and how to make three varieties in this informative cooking demo.

Admission:

$35 General; $25 Members

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Skirball Book Groups: Saw the Movie? Now Read the Book.

In progress

Under the direction of a professional book group facilitator, explore books as a class, analyzing characters, themes, and motifs, and learning about the author’s background. You will also watch movie clips to enhance discussion of the film’s interpretation of the text. Expect lively, interactive discussion. Discussion questions are distributed in advance of each class session. Please read the book prior to each class.

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