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Art Lecture Series:
Beyond the Canvas
This fascinating JCC art series presents unique insights into legendary artistic lives and artistic movements.
Thursdays, May 2 – 30 ( no class May 16)
May 2, 10:30 –11:30 a.m.
Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 1841-1919, French Impressionist
May 9, 10:30 –11:30 a.m.
Paul Cezanne, 1839-1906, French Post Impressionist
May 23, 2-3 p.m. (note time)
Vincent Van Gogh, 1853-1890, Dutch Post Impressionist
May 30, 10:30 –11:30 a.m.
Salvador Dali, 1904-1989, Spanish Surrealist
Professor Jacqueline Hahn is an award-winning teacher and Distinguished Instructor from UCI. She taught in Grenoble, Paris and London and lately she has been lecturing on Art History, Literature and Philosophy in museums, art galleries and on cruises all over the world. Her presentations reflect a deep knowledge and a very strict French artistic pedagogy where humor and passion inspire.
Series of 4: JCC members $60, Public $75
Individual lectures: JCC members $20 each, Public $25 each
Here’s what people said about Professor Hahn’s recent lecture series at the JCC:
“Loved Art Without Borders.” Laura Lynch
“I was very impressed with the Art Without Borders program.” Bonnie Harrington
“This is an outstanding program with a very dynamic, highly educated teacher. She brings the artists to life. People can sign up for the series or come to one class. She taught at UCI Lifelong Learning and her class was full! We are lucky to have her here.” Geri Dorman, JCC PrimeTime Adult Director
NEW EVENING LECTURE SERIES:
The Jewish Experience
LECTURE 1: MONDAY, MAY 6, 7-8 P.M.
HARRY HOUDINI: AMERICA’S FIRST JEWISH SUPERHERO
Harry Houdini, the son of Rabbi Mayer Weisz, was one of the world’s most popular entertainers in the first decades of the 20th century. We will explore the life of Harry Houdini and learn how he captured the public
imagination to become America’s first Jewish superhero.
LECTURE 2: MONDAY, JUNE 3, 7-8 P.M.
AS AMERICAN AS POTATO LATKES: JEWS IN BASEBALL
Jews have played a prominent role in America’s national pastime: as players, owners, statisticians, journalists, and broadcasters. In this lecture we will address the fascination that baseball held for immigrant Jews and the roles Jews have played in the history of baseball.
LECTURE 3: MONDAY, JULY 8, 7-8 P.M.
ABE LINCOLN: AMERICA’S FIRST JEWISH PRESIDENT?
How could anyone with a beard and the name Abraham, who was so wise, not be Jewish? This lecture explores the possible Jewish roots of our 16th president.
Presented by Dr. Don Schwartz, Emertius Professor of History from CSU Long Beach and Executive Director of the California Council of History Education
Series of 3: JCC members $20, Public $25
Individual lectures: JCC members $8 each, Public $10 each
Advanced registration requested.