Travel to Rome

With Brian Antonson Rome:  The Eternal City, founded 2772 years ago by Romulus and Remus.  Home to the Roman Empire of Julius Caesar, the Roman Catholic Church,  and centuries of warring factions that have emerged to form the modern country of Italy.  Aqueducts, stunning cathedrals, quaint cobbled streets, soaring monuments, intimate curbside restaurants, strolling musicians, and intriguing alleys.  [...]

Memories, Dreams & Reflections (with Apologies to Carl Jung): Dreams in Literature

  With Brian Murdoch From the Bible to William Blake, Shakespeare to Jorge Luis Borges, dreams have been the stuff of literature, poetry, and even scientific discovery.  Together we will look at the universal experience of the dream world, and explore passages from both well-known and less familiar works. Brian and his wife, Ann, have [...]

Art Appreciation: Art Collecting: Galleries and Museums of the World – History and Controversies

With Aleksandra Idzior from UFV Please join us as an armchair traveler to view the  art amassed by the best institutions. After familiarizing with the history of art collecting, we will examine some of the great art collections in the world with particular attention to the Uffizi Galleries in Florence (Italy), the National Gallery in [...]