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OLLI Out of Town: Fall Package
In its continuing transition to virtual travel, OLLI Out of Town is offering three dynamic programs to provide you with a kickoff into your weekend on three Friday afternoons. Virtual Travel Programs. Spend an educational hour online at noted sites around southeast Michigan and, sometimes, even farther afield than our in-person travel programs offer. The one-hour program will be followed by a half-hour Q&A. Friday, 9/24 Diego Rivera and the Detroit Industry Murals at the DIA Carlene VanVoorhies, DIA Docent, will take us on a virtual tour to learn the complex and intriguing story behind Diego Rivera and his Detroit Industry Murals. The “Detroit Industry Murals” (1932-1933) are a series of frescoes by the Mexican artist Diego Rivera, consisting of twenty-seven panels depicting industry at the Ford Motor Company and in Detroit. Together they surround the interior Rivera Court in the Detroit Institute of Arts. Painted between 1932 and 1933, they were considered by Rivera to be his most successful work. In April 2014, the “Detroit Industry Murals” were designated by the Department of Interior as a National Historic Landmark. Friday, 11/12 Mongolia: From the Capital to the Gobi Desert Join photographer, Ann O’Hagan, for a visual journey through the highlights of Mongolia, a developing Asian country sandwiched between Russia and China. Once under the yoke of China then Russia, the republic transitioned to independence and democracy during a bloodless revolution in 1990. View ancient and modern architecture in the capital, Ulaanbaatar. Take in beautiful snowcapped mountain landscapes, Lake Khovsgol on the Siberian border, and the Flaming Cliffs of the Gobi Desert. Learn about the herding life of nomadic people and explore their countryside accommodations called gers, known as yurts in Russia. Experience the cultural reverence for Genghis Kahn and his warrior horsemen who established the largest land empire the world has ever known. Through the camera lens, you’ll glimpse everything from Buddhist temples and shamanistic rituals to bands of horses and dromedary camels. Don’t miss this opportunity for a photographic tour from the comfort of your living room. Friday, 12/10 Detroit in Context: Assets, History, and Challenges Living in Detroit can be complicated. It has tons of amazing assets but, also, faces many challenges. One thing is for sure, Detroit is more than the headlines and stereotypes portray it to be. This virtual tour by the Detroit Experience Factory will help provide understanding as to how Detroit’s history shaped where it is today, connect with what’s happening now, and instill inspiration to take an active role in creating the city’s future. Highlights include: • World class museums • Parks and public spaces • Entertainment venues • Campus Martius • Indigenous past and present • The growth of Detroit • Entrepreneurial atmosphere and grassroots Projects • Racism in Detroit
Event Type : Out of Town Trips      
Date(s) : 09/24/2021 - 12/10/2021
Day of Week : Friday
Time : 3:00 - 4:30 PM
Location : Online
Fee : $30.00
Event Status : FULL