Film & Culture

NEW! Mary Cassatt in France
Join us for a compelling presentation about Mary Cassatt’s journey to becoming a professional artist in France. Share her struggles to balance family obligations with career goals as well as your instructor’s own journey in researching Cassatt’s life for her play, Girl in Blue Armchair. Includes images of Cassatt’s work and those of her contemporaries, as well as her residences in France and the present-day Cassatt family in Maine.
CE-ART 2187VA, 1 Fri., Oct. 23, 12:00 noon-2:00 pm, Room TBD, $25. S Courtney. #83067

NEW! History of Painting: The Modern Period
Be introduced to the various important movements and most influential artists of the fine art of painting from 1900-1050. Emphasis will be on the stylistics and aesthetic changes that occurred during this period, and that separated the Modern Art world from the past.
CE-ART 2188VA, 7 Mon., Sept. 21-Nov. 2, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, KNC-4, $140. J Coppola. #82998

New! Zen Buddhism
An introduction to the philosophy, practice, and lifestyle advocated by Zen Buddhism. Additionally, a historical background will be shared about its origins in 6th century China.
CE-PHIL 2020VA, 6 Mon., Nov. 9-Dec. 14, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, KNC-5, $120. J Coppola. #83012

NEW! The Letters of Paul the Apostle
An introduction and in-depth study of the letters of Paul in the New Testament. These letters will be studied from a theological, spiritual, literary, and historical perspective.
CE-PHIL 2021VA, 6 Thurs., Sept. 18-Oct. 23, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, KNC-5, $120. J Coppola. #83011

Fred Astaire and His Dancin’ Dames
Join us for a fun and informative look at the life of Fred Astaire and his dancing partners. We’ll look first at his early life, from 1899-1940, as well as the life of Ginger Rogers, and then on to his later years, from 1940-1987, with his work with Cyd Charisse. Finally, we’ll take a look at the lives of Ann Miller, Jane Powell and Vera Ellen, all of Astaire’s dancing partners. Video selections will be shown at each lecture.
CE-FILM 2032VA, 3 Wed., Oct. 7-21, 6:45-8:45 pm, Room TBD, $60. E Glass. #82789

19th Century American Painting
Join us for a survey of major American artists and styles including landscape, history, portraiture and still-life. Learn about major artistic and historical developments of 19th century America.
CE-ART 2099VA, 6 Thurs., Sept. 17-Oct. 22, 12:00 noon-2:00 pm, KNC-4, $120. C Andersen. #82766

Architecture of the Third World
We’ll view architectural images of non-western cultures throughout history, including India, China, Thailand, and Japan, as well as Islamic architecture in North Africa, Spain, Asia, and Venice, and explore their adaptation in Western cultures.
CE-CULTR 2016VA, 6 Tues., Oct. 6-Nov. 10, 1:30-3:30 pm, KNC-4, $120. B Levy. #82886

Breakfast with The Beatles
Discover the individual lives of each of the Fab Four. Follow the Beatles’ rise to success while intertwining that success with the events of the 1960’s in an attempt to grasp their incredible significance on the cultural changes in the U.S. and around the world.
CE-MUSIC 2064, 2 Sat., Dec. 5 & 12, 9:00 am-12:00 noon, KNC-2, $60. D Fruci. #82604

The Music of Lennon and McCartney
Examine the genius of the songs written by the Beatles; follow the songs from their early years over time as their songs and music grew in complexity. Stories and quotes from the Beatles themselves about how or why each song was written will be a primary source of information.
CE-MUSIC 2063, 2 Sat., Nov. 7 & 14, 9:00 am-12:00 noon, KNC-5, $60. D Fruci. #82605

20th Century Musical Mindsets
Something becomes a classic when there is a demand for it over a long period of time; classical pieces have survived the trial of time. Here we explore the different ideas of 20th century composers who have become classics through listening, viewing performances, live examples on violin, and some interactive musical games. A journal is useful to develop your own list of classics.
CE-MUSIC 2029VA, 6 Thurs., Oct. 15-Nov. 19, 10:30 am-12:30 pm, KNC-2, $120. R Hallman. #83013

World Music
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is often quoted for his remark “Music is the universal language of mankind…”, but is it really? Music may be universal, but can the musical offerings of one culture be clearly understood and appreciated by those of another? This class will examine music from different world cultures and seek to answer this question, perhaps discovering some surprising answers.
CE-MUSIC 2055, 4 Thurs., Sept. 17-Oct. 8, 6:00-8:00 pm, Room TBD, $80. S Volpe. #82702