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Skirball Cultural Center

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



Autobiography, Memoir, or Fiction

Mondays, September 8–November 10, 7:00–10:00 p.m. (10 sessions)

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


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


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

Three groups offered, each with its own three dates and times; see detailed schedule

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.


$150 General; $125 Members


Los Angeles Cuisines 101

Tuesdays, September 16, October 14, November 11, December 9, 7:30–9:00 p.m. (4 sessions)

Through this course, explore the uniquely diverse cuisines of Los Angeles, one of the most multicultural (and most delicious) cities in the world.


$125 General; $100 Skirball Members


Music of Those Golden 1940s

Wednesdays, September 10 and 17, October 1 and 8, 1:30–3:00 p.m. (4 sessions)

This multimedia course uses lectures, live music, videos, photos, and sing-alongs to bring alive the music, stories, and memories of American popular culture in the 1940s.


$100 General; $80 Skirball Members


The Art of Dreams and Imagination

Wednesdays, October 8–November 19, 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. (7 sessions)

This course explores the stimulating world of inner visions in the creative output of movements such as tribal arts, mysticism, modern surrealism, and contemporary art.


$175 General; $140 Skirball Members


Malamud and Roth: Another Look

Thursdays, October 30, November 6, 13, and 20, December 4 and 11 1:30–3:00 p.m. (6 sessions)

Revisit the lives and work of two literary geniuses by reading two masterpieces: Bernard Malamud’s The Assistant and Philip Roth’s The Ghost Writer


This course is now full.


Celebrating Food Day: Pickling and Planting

Sunday, October 26, 1:00–4:30 p.m. (1 session)

Participate in an afternoon of hands-on workshops and discussion exploring how to ensure a regenerative food supply by learning the skills of preserving and pickling, planning and planting.


$45 General; $35 Skirball Members


Urban Noir: Night Photography in Los Angeles

With Helen K. Garber

Wednesdays, October 29–December 10, except November 26, 7:00–10:00 p.m. (6 sessions)

Join renowned photographer Helen K. Garber for a course on night photography, offered in conjunction with the Skirball exhibitions Light & Noir: Exiles and Émigrés in Hollywood,1933–1950 and The Noir Effect


$285 Noncredit


Write Here, Write Now

Sunday, November 2, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. (1 session)

Learn the elements of craft that professional memoirists use to make their work publishable and compulsively readable.


$50 General; $40 Skirball Members


Figaro at the Skirball

Wednesdays, December 3, 10, and 17, 1:00–3:30 p.m. (3 sessions)

Familiarize yourself with one of the most endearing characters in literature and opera: the wily and resourceful Figaro, the subject of operas by Gioachino Rossini, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and—more recently—John Corigliano.


$80 General; $65 Skirball Members

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