Designed for those who love to learn, Tucson’s independent arts and humanities series offers intriguing topics presented by outstanding scholars who delight in teaching.  You’ll find classmates who share your passion for new ideas as you explore art, writing, literature, music, history, and more.

Include some time for learning in your busy schedule this year. Nourish your intellect, increase your understanding of a favorite subject, or experiment with something new. Energize yourself with new ideas. You’ll be amazed at the result.

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Oct 2018

Class Date/Time
Palaces Fit for a King
Instructor: Kevin Justus Ph.D
Mondays, Oct 22 – Dec 17, 9:30am-noon

Nov 2018

Class Date/Time
Cruising the Greek Islands
Instructor: Bella Vivante
Fridays, Nov 2 – Dec 14, 1:00-3:00pm

Dec 2018

Class Date/Time
Taste of Tucson Downtown - Tour 5
Instructor: Elysa Crum and Sherry Weiss
Friday, Dec 14, 1:00-4:45pm

Jan 2019

Class Date/Time
August Wilson: Giving Voice to Ordinary People
Instructor: David Ivers
Monday, Jan 14, 11:30am-1:30pm
A Sense of Place - Tucson Session
Instructor: William A. Fry Ph.D
Wednesdays, Jan 16 – Mar 6, 9:45-11:45am
Great Piano Masterpieces of the 18th and 19th Centuries
Instructor: Alex Tentser
Wednesdays, Jan 16 – Mar 6, 1:00-3:00pm
A Sense of Place - Oro Valley Session
Instructor: William A. Fry Ph.D
Fridays, Jan 18 - Mar 8, 9:30-11:30am
Taste of Tucson Downtown - Tour 1
Instructor: Elysa Crum and Sherry Weiss
Friday, Jan 18, 1:00-4:45pm
Matisse and the Exotic
Instructor: Kevin Justus Ph.D
Mondays, Jan 21 and Feb 4, 10:00am-noon
As Time Goes By… - Session 1
Instructor: Richard T. Hanson
Tuesdays Jan 22 – Mar 12, 10:00am-noon
Speaking Up and Writing Down
Instructor: Molly McKasson
Tuesdays, Jan 22 - Feb 26, 9:30am-12:30pm
As Time Goes By… - Session 2
Instructor: Richard T. Hanson
Tuesdays Jan 22 – Mar 12, 1:00-3:00pm
Amazing iPhone - Session 1
Instructor: Sabrina Smith
Monday, Jan 28, 1:00-4:00pm
Ovid’s Metamorphoses
Instructor: Bella Vivante
Thursdays, Jan 31 – Mar 7, 10:00am-noon
Literary Cocktail Hour with Bill Fry
Instructor: William A. Fry Ph.D
Thursday, Jan 31, 4:00-6:00pm

Feb 2019

Class Date/Time
Writing in Troubled Times
Instructor: Meg Files
Fridays, Feb 1 – Mar 22, 1:00-4:00pm
Amazing iPhone - Session 2
Instructor: Sabrina Smith
Monday, Feb 4, 1:00-4:00pm
Taste of 4th Avenue - Tour 1
Instructor: Elysa Crum and Sherry Weiss
Thursday, Feb 7, 1:00-4:30pm
The Choreographer’s Art: Introducing Nacho Duato
Instructor: Melissa Lowe
Monday, Feb 11, 11:30am-1:30pm
More Amazing iPhone - Session 1
Instructor: Sabrina Smith
Monday, Feb 11, 1:00-4:00pm
The Paradoxical Venetian Renaissance
Instructor: Kevin Justus Ph.D
Mondays & Fridays, Feb 18 – Apr 1, 10:00am-noon
More Amazing iPhone - Session 2
Instructor: Sabrina Smith
Monday, Feb 18, 1:00-4:00pm
Taste of Tucson Downtown - Tour 2
Instructor: Elysa Crum and Sherry Weiss
Friday, Feb 22, 1:00-4:45pm
iPad Basics
Instructor: Sabrina Smith
Monday, Feb 25, 1:00-4:00pm

Mar 2019

Class Date/Time
A Tribute to Leonard Cohen
Instructor: John Nemerovski
Mondays, Mar 4 and 18, 1:30-3:30pm
World War 1
Instructor: Richard A. Cosgrove Ph.D
Thursdays, Mar 7 – 28, 1:30-3:30pm
The Original Spy Master: Sir Francis Walsingham
Instructor: Paul Fisher
Monday, Mar 12, 11:30am-1:30pm
In Search of the First Americans
Instructor: Matthew J. Rowe PhD
Thursdays, Mar 14 – Apr 18, 10:00am-noon
Taste of 4th Avenue - Tour 2
Instructor: Elysa Crum and Sherry Weiss
Thursday, Mar 14, 1:00-4:30pm
Friendship of Hawthorne & Melville - Tucson Session
Instructor: William A. Fry Ph.D
Wednesdays, Mar 20 – Apr 10, 9:45am-11:45am
Friendship of Hawthorne & Melville - Oro Valley Session
Instructor: William A. Fry Ph.D
Fridays, Mar 22 – Apr 12, 9:30am-11:30am
Taste of Tucson Downtown - Tour 3
Instructor: Elysa Crum and Sherry Weiss
Friday Mar 29, 1:00-4:45pm

Apr 2019

Class Date/Time
The Universe According to Ancient Egyptians
Instructor: Prof. Pearce Paul Creasman
Monday, Apr 1, 11:30am-1:30pm