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OLLI Out of Town Winter/Spring 2020/21 Package
OLLI OUT OF TOWN WEEKEND KICKOFFS Spend an educational and stimulating day with OLLI -UM friends at noted sites around southeast Michigan and, sometimes, even farther afield. Trips vary in cost and length of time. OLLI OUT OF TOWN HAS DONE IT. It has transitioned from in-person travel to virtual travel and is offering five dynamic programs to provide you with a kickoff into your weekend on five Friday afternoons. • Select Fridays, 3:00 – 4:30 pm • $10/event • $45/package of 5 All programs will be offered online. --------------------------------------- JANUARY 22, 3:00 – 4:30 pm $10 Online Myanmar: Land of Golden Temples and Floating Villages Photographer, Ann O’Hagan, invites you on a visual journey through the highlights of Myanmar, locally still known as Burma. Once the richest country in Southeast Asia, Myanmar still remains one of the most fascinating places on earth. Despite the disheartening news that has recently brought it to our attention, visiting offers an opportunity to learn about its unique culture, glimpse its tragic history and enjoy its breathtaking scenery. Through the camera lens, you’ll go on a journey that includes modern cityscapes, rural landscapes, exotic temples and watery villages. Highlights include: Rangoon (now Yangon), Mandalay, Bagan and Inle Lake. Don’t miss this opportunity for a visual adventure from the comfort of your living room! FEBRUARY 26, 3:00 – 4:30 pm $10 Online The Many Dimensions of Chicago This presentation by Susan D. Turner, a Canadian architect and resident of downtown Chicago for the last 12 years, will cover several storylines of Chicago. Its history will be outlined, touching on its founding, the great fire, the Chicago River, the Columbia Exhibition and Burnam’s plan. With a virtual walking tour down Dearborn Street, you will experience the development of skyscraper construction. The Dearborn Street walk will, also, show you great works of art: Picasso, Miro, Calder, Chagall, and Tiffany. Of course, you will want to see some of the tourist attractions: the Theatre District, Marshall Fields and the Mag(nificent) Mile, Jeweler’s Row, the Art Institute, Millennium Park/Grant Park, the Museum Campus, and glimpses of many public art pieces. Between attractions, Susan will tell you about Chicago Deep Dish Pizza, how the Windy City got its nickname, and factoids about the many inventions that came out of Chicago. Susan is not a certified tour guide, but her research and love of Chicago more than make up for it! She wonders how to show us a bit of Chicago virtually in 60 minutes when it usually takes ten days to accomplish it in person. MARCH 26, 3:00 – 4:30 pm $10 Online A Virtual Tour of DIA exhibit, “Detroit Style: Car Design in the Motor City” Join us on this dynamic virtual tour as the DIA celebrates the Detroit designers who shaped the American automobile, bringing 12 coupes and sedans inside the museum. The exhibit will highlight the artistry and influence of Detroit car designers working between 1950 and the present day. The cars, four from each of the Big Three American automakers, include experimental show cars created for display and iconic production models sold to the mass market, displayed with design drawings and photographs. A selection of paintings and sculptures will highlight the conversation between the American art world and the car culture from the 1950s to the present day. The exhibit runs until Sunday, June 27, 2021, at the DIA. APRIL 23, 3:00 – 4:30 pm $10 Online A Virtual Tour of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Join Katherine Nelson of the Detroit Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and walk through an interactive slideshow presentation of the Federal Reserve. Among the areas covered by the tour are the following • The Federal Reserve System’s history and structure. • The Fed’s dual mandate of promoting maximum employment and stable prices. • The Fed’s role in financial regulation, payment systems and monetary policy. • The Fed’s actions in response to the economic downturn caused by COVID-19. MAY 28, 3:00 – 4:30 pm $10 Online Alden B. Dow and Mid-Century Modern Architecture in Southeast Michigan This presentation by Craig McDonald, Director of the Alden B. Dow Home and Studio and the Foundation Representative of the Alden and Vada Dow Family Foundations, will focus on Dow’s architectural achievements in southeast Michigan, including Ann Arbor. Dow was the architect of Ann Arbor’s City Hall, Downtown Public Library, and the UM Administration Building. When OLLI resumes in-person travel, we look forward to scheduling a day trip to Midland to view, first hand, Dow’s home, studio, and gardens and other architectural accomplishments in Midland.
Event Type : Out of Town Trips      
Date(s) : 01/22/2021 - 05/28/2021
Day of Week : Friday
Time : 3:00-4:30 PM
Location : Online
Fee : $45.00
Event Status : COMPLETED