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1/25 OLLI Out of Town: Art and Religion in the Cyclades January 25th will, also, highlight OLLI Out of Town’s initial collaboration with Road Scholar to present one of its online programs. With small, picturesque ports, lively tavernas, and blue-domed churches clustered alongside white sandy beaches, the Cyclades are many people’s idyllic vision of Greece. In “Art and Religion in the Cyclades,” we will join Dr. Chris Adamson, a classical archaeologist and educator, as he explores the islands long and rich history through the religious art produced there over the last five millennia The lecture will examine the iconic minimalist figures of prehistoric “Cycladic Culture,” known to have influenced modern artists such as Pablo Picasso and Henry Moore; we will look more closely at some familiar (and less familiar) masterpieces of Classical Greece produced in the islands, including Venus de Milo; and we will navigate the development of Greek Christian art in the islands through to the modern period. 2/11 Art Across Cultures Join us for the first collaboration with the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery at the National Museum of Asian Art. A docent will take us on a museum highlights tour, and we will enjoy selections from diverse regions and time periods, exploring commonalities and differences in cultures, aesthetics, and ideas. The creation of art is a universal human endeavor, but what connects artworks across cultures and what sets them apart? Freer Gallery of Art founder, Charles Lang Freer (Detroit native), wrote, “For those who have the power to see beauty…all works of art go together.” The Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Art is home to more than 44,000 objects, with strengths in arts of the Islamic world; the ancient Near East; South, East, and Southeast Asia; and the United States. 3/11 150 Years of Detroit Music: A Virtual Tour Fully immerse yourself in Detroit’s musical past and present with this virtual tour that will cover everything from big band to Motown and jazz to techno. Jeanette Pierce, founder of the Detroit Experience Factory and the City Institute, will introduce us to the people and places that influenced and inspired artists and entire genres and subgenres of music that are heard and enjoyed across the globe. If you haven’t listened to all of these genres, consider this a fantastic opportunity to introduce yourself to a new side of Detroit that you may not have known about. 5/13 Moccasins and Microphones: Modern Native Storytelling through Performance Poetry This is an initial collaboration between the Archaeological Legacy Institute and OLLI Out of Town. Modern Native Storytelling through Performance Poetry explores the fascinating world of a dynamic team of indigenous youth writers from the Santa Fe Indian School (SFIS) in New Mexico. Led by teacher and poet Timothy P. McLaughlin, the SFIS Spoken Word Program empowers its student members to create and perform original poems centered in Native philosophies. Over an eight-year history, the exquisite artistry of this ever-evolving team has been highly recognized through numerous awards, a bevy of media appearances including in The New York Times and on The PBS News Hour, and performance tours throughout the United States and to the Baltic nations in Eastern Europe. This documentary film journeys with the SFIS Spoken Word Team as the core group (including several graduating twelfth graders) prepares and presents a theater production of their finest poems woven with traditional and contemporary song and dance. The young SFIS poets will enchant your heart and enliven your spirit as they continue the ancient tradition of Native storytelling through the powerful new medium of performance poetry.
Event Type : Out of Town Trips      
Date(s) : 01/25/2022 - 05/13/2022
Day of Week : Friday
Time : 3:00 - 4:30 PM
Location : Online
Fee : $50.00
Event Status : COMPLETED