Kansas City, Kansas
Courses & Events
Friday, October 18, 2019, Lied Center
Thursday, September 26, 2019, Regents Center 100
Friday, September 27, 2019, St Andrews Classroom
October 9-23, 2019, Northland Innovation Center
October 8-22, 2019, Aberdeen Village
October 1-15, 2019, McCrite Plaza at Briarcliff
October 2-16, 2019, Brewster Place
September 10-24, 2019, Mission Square
Tuesday, October 22, 2019, Regnier Hall 165
Tuesday, October 29, 2019, Lied Center
July 22, 2019 to December 31, 2019
July 22, 2019 to December 31, 2019
September 19, 2019 to October 3, 2019, Northland Innovation Center
Exploring the Kansas High Plains: Monument Rocks, Duff's Buffalo Ranch, Prairie Museum, El Quartelejo Pueblo Ruins and Nicodemus
October 2-4, 2019, St Andrews Classroom
This course will explore events leading to WWI and how western society, so full of progress and optimism, became embroiled in the most horrific conflict in history. We will discuss pre-war tensions and diplomatic maneuvering, how the nations of Europe were drawn in, the failure of rival plans for quick victory, the resulting stalemate and the evolution of extensive trench systems. We'll identify the main personalities and battles, which determined the outcome along with the factors that led to the Allied victory, including U.S. involvement. We'll examine the individual soldier and the"psychology of war," the misery of life in the trenches and how soldiers adapted.
September 24, 2019 to October 8, 2019, Townplace Suites, Jayhawk Room
October 10-24, 2019, St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church
November 7-21, 2019, Kansas State University - Olathe
October 14-28, 2019, Regnier Hall 165
October 23, 2019 to November 6, 2019, Kansas City Kansas Community College
October 9-23, 2019, Kansas State University - Olathe
In this course we will explore the music and lives of some of the great composers of classical music. We will track their careers from their early work, through influences that impacted their musical styles, to the late work that culminated their careers. Each class will explore one or two composers in detail, with many musical examples. Composers will range from Johann Sebastian Bach to Philip Glass and several in between.
October 30, 2019 to November 13, 2019, Claridge Court
September 26, 2019 to October 10, 2019, Roeland Park Community Center
In thelatest edition ofOsher Extended!-our day-long immersion into a single course of study-we're partnering with Nelson-Atkinsprovenance research specialiststo explorethe issues surrounding thousands ofworks of art that were stolen, looted, displaced or illegallyexchanged during the Naziera in Europe. Jewish collectorswere particularly affected by this looting due to Nazi laws thatforbade Jews fromowning property. After thewar, Allied forces found much of the lootedart and returned itto the rightful owners, but other items remain lost. TheNelson-Atkins has researchedand documented the ownership history of its once-looted artworks.
As part ofour study, Michael Hoeflich, former dean of the KU School of Law and versatileOsher instructor, will explore the dark history of the Nazis' assault on art and explainthe laws governing their restitution and title.
MacKenzieMallon,Nelson-Atkins provenance specialist,will describe the journey of several works ofart that were once in thehands of Nazis, includingtheir thefts and return to theirrightful owners and the subsequent legal acquisition by the Nelson-Atkins.
Finally, Alan Lubert, Nelson-Atkins popular docent and veteran Osher artsand literature instructor, willguide us throughthe current Nelson- Atkins exhibition, "Discriminating Thieves:Nazi-looted Art and Restitution," highlighting four worksof arts salvaged fromthe Nazis. MacKenzie will also show us Nazi-held artworksin other galleries of the Museum.
Of course,no visit to the Nelson wouldbe complete without lunch in the majestic Rozzelle Court and time on yourown to visit other galleriesand the Museum store. Join us!
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October 15-29, 2019, Eudora Community Museum
October 24, 2019 to November 7, 2019, Regnier Hall 165
September 12-26, 2019, Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse
October 22, 2019 to November 5, 2019, Mission Square
October 3-17, 2019, Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse
September 12-26, 2019, Mill Creek Activity Center
October 21, 2019 to November 4, 2019, Roeland Park Community Center
October 7-21, 2019, Lenexa City Hall at City Center
Tuesday, October 29, 2019, Regnier Auditorium
November 4-18, 2019, Village Shalom
October 7-21, 2019, Washburn University Henderson Learning Center
The well-documented orphan trains brought a wave of humanity to the Midwest in the late 1800s. A lesser-known wave arrived in secrecy. In the early to mid-1900s, Kansas City was known as the "Adoption Hub of America." More than 100,000 pregnant, unwed young women arrived to give birth in one of several maternity facilities. The babies were placed for adoption and the women returned home heartbroken.We will explore how Kansas City received this distinction, delve into the history of The Willows Maternity Sanitarium (the "Waldorf"of such facilities). Finally, we'll study the family who ran The Willows for 64 years.
September 17, 2019 to October 1, 2019, Kansas State University - Olathe
October 10-24, 2019, Tallgrass Creek Retirement Community
November 6-20, 2019, Townplace Suites, Jayhawk Room
November 5-19, 2019, Regnier Hall 165
October 31, 2019 to November 14, 2019, Northland Innovation Center