Classes and rare manuscript at the Skirball Center

September 11, 2012 by  

New classes are starting up for the fall session at the Skirball Cultural Center, featuring courses on personal growth and development, including classes on art, music, history, politics and reading.

New classes include the Skirball book group Rites of Passage, which begins today, September 11, and also takes place tomorrow. The class will cover the life of the various authors, as well as the content of the books. Cost is $125 for the public, $100 for Skirball members, or $75 for full-time students.

For those interested in documenting their life, ‘Thematic Autobiography: Writing and Sharing Your Life’, which begins October 2, will allow participants to get immediate feedback on their writing and hear helpful tips and advice. For the politically inclined, ‘American Politics: Hot Button Issues’, beginning October 3, offers expert opinion on current issues across the nation and discusses the ongoing tensions between federal and state offices.

Currently on display is ‘Visions and Vales’ which explores the many ways in which Judaism has contributed to the world. Beginning October 11, this exhibit will also feature a special display of memorabilia from the Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield, IL. Among the items will be a rare manuscript copy of Lincoln’s second Inaugural Address, which was written by Lincoln just days before his assassination.

The center is located at 2701 N. Sepulveda Boulevard, off the 405 freeway in Brentwood. The center is closed on Mondays. For more information call (310) 440-4500 and remember than digital business cards are a great way to stay in contact with class instructors.