Open University

Open University (OU) is the lifelong learning program of The Shepherd’s Center of Richmond with sessions offered in the fall, winter and spring. Instructors are volunteers recruited from Richmond’s university and professional communities. See a sample of our program schedule here. PLEASE NOTE: To ensure the safety of our volunteers and participants during the pandemic, the spring session of Open University is cancelled. Classes will resume with the fall session on September 21, as long as it is possible to do so safely. UNTIL THEN, WE WELCOME YOU TO ATTEND THESE FREE ONLINE ZOOM CLASSES:

Zoom Open University

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  1. Japanese Prints in History, Art, and Popular Culture: Part 1
    • Monday, May 11
    • 10:00 AM
    • Through a series of two sessions, this course will explore Japanese woodblock prints in visual culture from the 16th century to the present day. Participants will learn about the printmaking process, major artists and subjects, explore connections between Japanese prints and Western art movements, and discover the role that prints played in Japan’s journey from small island nation to modern cultural and economic center.
    • Instructor: William Neer, curatorial assistant for exhibitions, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
    • Zoom class link is here
    • If you are having trouble hearing, call in at:  +1 646 558 8656
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  2. Japanese Prints in History, Art, and Popular Culture: Part 2
    • Monday, May 18
    • 10:00 AM
    • Instructor: William Neer, curatorial assistant for exhibitions, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
    • Zoom class link is here
    • If you are having trouble hearing, call in at:  +1 646 558 8656
    • Meeting ID: 857 7953 6298
    • Password: 582057
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  3. Modern Masters of Printmaking: Part 1
    • Thursday, May 14
    • 10:00 AM
    • Instructor: Colleen Yarger, PhD, assistant curator, European Art and the Mellon Collections, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
    • Zoom class link is here
    • If you are having trouble hearing, call in at:  +1 646 558 8656
    • Meeting ID: 857 7953 6298
    • Password: 582057
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  4. Modern Masters of Printmaking: Part 2
    • Thursday, May 21
    • 10:00 AM
    • Instructor: Colleen Yarger, PhD, assistant curator, European Art and the Mellon Collections, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
    • Zoom class link is here
    • If you are having trouble hearing, call in at:  +1 646 558 8656
    • Meeting ID: 857 7953 6298
    • Password: 582057
    • for more Zoom #’s and info, see below*

 

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