LEARNING CURVE Spring 2013
Art History, Archaeology, Astronomy, History, Literature, Philosophy, Music
Food for Thought: A Lunch Series
Nourish your intellect while you lunch! Sample the
educational menu offered by The Learning Curve
as you enjoy the company of fellow students and
savor the delicious offerings of Bluefin Seafood
Bistro in Casas Adobes Plaza - one of Tucson’s
most interesting independent restaurants.
Monday, FEBRUARY 11
The Evolution of the Taco
The food we eat is the result of many cultures
and of trade routes that criss-cross the globe.
The simple taco is a case in point—and it’s
turning up in some unexpected places.
Lecturer: Gregory McNamee, is a food historian,
writer, journalist, editor, photographer, and popular
lecturer for the Arizona Humanities Council. He is the
author of Moveable Feasts: The History, Science and
Lore of Food.
Monday. MARCH 11
The Fourth Wife: Polygamy, Love, and
An extraordinary story of forbidden love,
set against the background of the Mexican
Lecturer: Carolyn O’Bagy Davis is the author of
numerous books on southwestern history including The
Fourth Wife and Hopi Summer, the One Book Arizona
selection for 2011.
Monday, APRIL 8
Edward Hopper: Beyond the Lunch Counter
A closer look at the life and work of this
quintessential realist painter of twentieth century
America, who portrayed the
commonplace and made the ordinary poetic.
Lecturer: Penny David, Ph.D., is a lecturer, author
and former humanities professor.
Where: Bluefin Seafood Bistro, 7053 N. Oracle Rd.
Cost: $40 per session (includes lunch)