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The Arts and Humanities as Literature for forty years at West Virginia University prior to his retirement. His course, Opera as Drama, introduces the productions of the Met in HD series and the Pittsburgh Opera.

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Picturing America with the Smithsonian American Art Museum

We all have stories--memories of childhood/family, lifechanging events, losing loved ones, surprises, and even fantasies. Please read one or several of your stories. Not ready to share? Come listen, then you can contribute later. This is not a writing class--it’s just for sharing and having fun.

Artists give us a unique window on American life, reflecting the cultural, social, and political climate of the time in which they work. What can we learn about America through its art? OLLI members will examine America through the eyes of artists during this interactive presentation and discussion with Smithsonian American Art Museum study group leaders. Each of the four sessions will focus on a separate area: To See Is to Think, Early America, Wars at Home and Abroad, and Contemporary Life.

About the Instructor: Alan Rosenbluth, a retired pharmacy professor and dean, has enjoyed creative writing for more than 25 years. Following retirement in 2001, he attended writing classes and workshops (in WV, NC, and CA) and has written dozens of short stories and memoirs involving sports, grandchildren, strange happenings, and high school memories.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Staff 4 Sessions Classroom: B Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 11 - 20 10:00 - 11:50 a.m. Maximum Enrollment: 30

About the Instructors: The Smithsonian American Art Museum has a long history of offering interactive, videoconference-based learning. American Art Museum study group leaders are a corps of seasoned volunteer video conference presenters deeply familiar with the Museum’s collections and facilitation of object-based discussions. Their previous professional experiences, paired with Museum-provided training, has prepared them to be responsive to participants’ interests and facile leaders of artwork-based discussions.

Plato’s Symposium

Lloyd Aultman-Moore 3 Sessions Classroom: A Tuesdays & Thursdays, August 15- 22 3:00 - 4:50 p.m. The class will explore Plato’s conception of eros (love), philosophy and human nature through a reading of the Symposium. It is one of Plato’s most literary and sparkling dialogues. Readers will understand what “Platonic love” is by the close of the course. Course Materials: a copy of Plato’s Symposim

Alan Rosenbluth 3 Sessions Thursdays, July 13 - 27 Classroom: A 3:00 - 4:50 p.m.

Summer Film Forum

James Held 8 Sessions Classroom: A Wednesdays, July 12 - August 30 3:00 - 4:50 p.m. The weekly summer series theme is “Light and Shadow” and will focus on films that bring joy or sorrow or something in-between. Included will be: Cinema Paradiso, Ivan the Terrible, Manhattan, Nosferatu (1922), Lost Horizon, Nosferatu (1978), Harold and Maude, and Shadow of the Vampire. Yes, we’re gonna have vampires, but we’ll also have hidden worlds, a child’s view of movies, a gorgeous valentine to a great city, and a love story for the ages between very young and very old. See page 19 for a complete list of films and dates. About the Instructor: Jim spent his wasted youth working in movie theaters before going off to college, where he became a set designer and director. The movies would not leave him alone, however, so he gave in and now claims that everything he knows really came out of the flicks. He has a growing collection of films on DVD and plans to start an OLLI class on the history of cinema in the near future. Meanwhile, he spent 35 years on the faculty of the WVU School of Theater & Dance.

About the Instructor: Professor Aultman-Moore has taught introductory courses in philosophy at Waynesburg University for the past 21 years. 13

OLLI @ WVU Summer 2017 - Morgantown  

OLLI at WVU provides programs and educational opportunities designed for adults 50 and over. Join us for our summer term in Morgantown, WV.

OLLI @ WVU Summer 2017 - Morgantown  

OLLI at WVU provides programs and educational opportunities designed for adults 50 and over. Join us for our summer term in Morgantown, WV.