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  • She was only 19 when they met and he was 25 years her senior, but from the moment Humphrey Bogart asked Lauren Bacall to write her number on a matchbox in 1944, they were on. They married a year later and enjoyed one of the most legendary love stories in Hollywood history. Presented by William H. Fredlund, Ph.D. Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 7:00 PM (doors...

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  • Henri-Émile-Benoît Matisse was a French artist, known for both his use of colour and his fluid and original draughtsmanship. He was a draftsman, printmaker, and sculptor, but is known primarily as a painter.  Presented by William H. Fredlund, Ph.D. Friday, August 26, 2016, 7:00 PM (doors open at 6:15 PM for the wine reception).

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  • Long cut off from contact with the United States, rapprochement is revealing all the beauty and sorrow that is Havana. Presented by Fran Rushing, M.A. Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 7:00 PM (doors open at 6:15 PM for the wine reception).

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  • St. Petersburg: Reclaiming land from bogs and marshes, Peter the Great built a glittering capital for himself and Russia ~ treasure trove of art and culture, a city of Baroque and neoclassical palaces, great cathedrals, canals, and museums. Presented by Fran Rushing, M.A. Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 7:00 PM (doors open at 6:15 PM for the wine reception).

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  • With its hundreds of Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines, Kyoto gently invites you to immerse yourself in Japanese religious life and sacred architecture. The city is "old Japan" writ large ~ a land of shoguns, geishas, temples, shrines and gardens. Presented by Fran Rushing, M.A. Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 7:00 PM (doors open at 6:15 PM for the wine...

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  • India's capital is littered with the relics of lost empires ~ modern New Delhi is a chaotic tapestry of medieval fortifications, Mughal mausoleums, dusty bazaars, and mega malls ~ a vastly populated and historic land of Hindu, Buddhist and Islamic art and culture. Presented by Fran Rushing, M.A. Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 7:00 PM (doors open at 6:15...

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