German Operas (All Beginning With The Letter 'F')

Summer 4-Week 1 / $85
Tuesdays July 11 - August 1 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
181A
Sol Guber
We will watch three early German operas, all of whose titles begin with the letter 'F'. First will be Beethoven's Fidelio, followed by Von Weber's Freischutz, and finishing up with Wagner's Flying Dutchman. We will watch wonderful productions and, as always, there will be subtitles! [A, V, D]

What Men Wore in War and Peace: A History of Men's Clothing

Summer 4-Week 1 / $85
Tuesdays July 11 - August 1 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
185B
Cathy Riedesel
This course will trace the history of men's clothing from ancient times to the present day, including military uniforms. The emphasis will be on western clothing and military attire. A field trip to the St. Louis Art Museum Special Exhibit "Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear 1715-2015" is planned for the second week. There will be a charge for the exhibit for those who are not Art Museum members. Payment for the tour will be due at the door. ($15/adults to age 65; $13/seniors) [L, D, GS, FT, AV]

Great Decisions 2017

Summer 4-Week 1 / $85
Tuesdays July 11 - August 1 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
194
Harvey Gerstein, Sheldon Enger
The team is back for their ninth round of exploring some of the great decisions facing our country. This year's topics are: 1. The Future of the European Union-Can it survive Brexit? 2. Trade and Politics-What is our international trade policy and what is best for America? 3. Saudi Arabia in Transition-What is happening under the leadership of a new monarch? 4. Afghanistan and Pakistan-What are the prospects for ending the U.S. involvement in a variety of conflicts? Presenters use DVD, PowerPoint and flip charts to present their story and provoke discussion. Reading the book will add to your understanding of the topics and your ability to participate in class discussion. [L, D, V] (Great Decisions, 2017 edition, Foreign Policy Association)

[Closed] Who Were the Hapsburgs and Why Do We Care? Part I

Summer 4-Week 1 / $85
Tuesdays July 11 - August 1 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
181A
Katherine Deschryver
We will follow the trials and fortunes of one of the most prominent ruling family dynasties of Europe during the last 1,000 years. The map of Hapsburg power shows how their vast global, multilingual, and multicultural empire shaped the history of Europe and its art, from the Medieval period to the end of WWI, ending in a brilliant modernist artistic revolt. Art from Titian to Klimt mirrors the history of the royal dynasty that commissioned, collected, or inspired it, with the best artists from many lands all celebrating Hapsburg glory and power, including Albrecht Durer, Arcimboldo, and others in the decorative arts, grandiose architecture and music for the Court. The global trail of Hapsburg connections determined where works of art ended up, whom they influenced, and how art evolved. Come, find out how it all started! [L, D]

Reading the New Yorker (SIG)

Summer 8-Week / $85 $25
Tuesdays July 11 - September 19 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
185B
Dave Crowley, Jerry Kottler, Karen Sterbenz
We are fortunate to have a multi-million dollar staff preparing a new curriculum for us each week! In Reading The New Yorker, we will look at the previous week's issue, discussing in small groups those articles that interest us. Participants are encouraged to bring in relevant newspaper or magazine articles, and/or report on relevant television or radio programs. [D, RP, R]