The Addolorata Villa in Wheeling, part of the Franciscan Communities, will be hosting the Spring Into Knowledge 2019 LifeLong Learning Institute program, “Uffizi Gallery,” a two-part series presented in partnership with Harper College starting on Thursday, April 18 (Part 1), from 10:30 p.m. to noon, and on Thursday, April 25 (Part 2), from 10:30 p.m. to noon. This is one of many enriching and entertaining educational opportunities available to Addolorata Villa residents and all local adults ages 55 and older.
The Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy, brings to mind the magnificent works of art from the 15th-16th centuries. However, it also has a rich artistic heritage of earlier and later periods, including magnificent architecture. Some of the most familiar works located in Uffizi include: Annunciation by Simone Martini; Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli; and Doni Tondo and Bacchus by Michelangelo Caravaggio. This class will provide a better understanding of the significance and value of Western art and how we have benefitted.
With no required educational background, homework, or grades, the Lifelong Learning Institute provides great discussions, new friendships, and the joy of learning among peers. To secure your spot in this free program, RSVP with Liz Starman at (847) 808-4421.. Seating is limited.