Academic Year 2022 Courses

Academic Year 2022 Courses

Our courses provide opportunities for our members to delve more deeply into fascinating subjects, hear from outstanding teachers, and have fun as well: no exams, no grades, but ample opportunities to participate in discussions.

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→ Courses are limited to 2022 members of Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UCSC. If you wish to join, go to our home page and use the section titled Join OLLI at UCSC or Renew Your Membership.  Please read the entire description of each class, as some have different enrollment procedures.

2031 International Affairs Fall 2021
2107 Latin American Art: Making and Remaking

Note: Zoom link to be provided by email prior to the course for OLLI members

2031 International Affairs Fall 2021
When:  Starting Sept 13, 2021 and continuing every other Monday
Where:  Zoom online
Instructor:   Prof. Emerita Ronnie Gruhn

 We are again fortunate to have Ronnie Gruhn, Professor Emerita of Politics at UCSC, as one of our teachers. She has a passionate and undiminished interest in reading, writing, and talking about world affairs. Her courses offer powerful insights into what is happening today. Ronnie has been very generous in sharing her knowledge with OLLI members, and her courses have been exceedingly well attended.

Ronnie begins her fall series of YouTube commentaries on international affairs the week of September 13, continuing every other Monday.   Watch your inbox for an email from OLLI with a link to the commentary.

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 2107 Latin American Art: Making and Remaking

When: Thursdays, June 16, 23, 30, July 7  10:30 am to noon
Where: On Zoom
Instructor: Tatiane Schillaro Santa Rosa

This course looks at how visual culture and art in Latin America and the Caribbean have been part of on-going decolonial efforts and resistance from the 19th century to the present. We will look at early modern art in Latin America, such as Mexican Muralism and the Anthropophagic Movement of Brazilian modernism. We will examine outcomes of the Post-World-War period in art historical discourses and how Latin American artists resisted dictatorships and state violence. The course will highlight the importance of Latinx and Latin American artists, with focus on Afro-Latina/o/es and Indigenous groups and their contributions to the realms of visual studies.

Tatiane Schilaro Santa Rosa is a Brazilian-born scholar, art writer, and independent curator. She was a 2018-19 Whitney Museum Independent Study Program fellow (Critical Studies), and is a Ph.D. Candidate in Visual Studies at the University of California Santa Cruz. She has curated shows at the Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery (CUNY), The Mexic-Arte Museum (Austin, TX), A.I.R. Gallery, NARS Foundation, and SPRING/BREAK Art Show all in New York, at the Fundação Pró-Memória in São Paulo-Brazil, and at the ArteActual FLASCO in Quito, Ecuador. She graduated in 2015 with an MFA from the Art Writing Master’s Program at the School of Visual Arts, and has an MA in Art History, Contemporary Art from Sotheby’s Institute of Art. Her essays and reviews have been published by Guernica, The Brooklyn Rail, ARTNews, Artcritical, Hyperallergic, LatinxSpaces, and NewCityBrazil. Her essay on artist Joiri Minaya appeared in “The Matter of Photography in the Americas” exhibition catalogue, published by Stanford Press, 2018. She has been a visiting faculty at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, the San Francisco Art Institute, and the University of California Santa Cruz. From 2017-2020, she was AnnexB Residency's Creative Director and Curator.

Online Courses:The OLLI Board has decided that there will be no fees for our classes during the pandemic.  

For future online courses:   We will open enrollment to all members... via email. First a message will go out informing all members of the upcoming course (title, date, time, instructor, description). 

Then, a week before the each class begins another email will remind members. Finally, on the day before or in the morning before the class begins (depends on timing), another email will go out to members with the actual Zoom link. 

There is no registration required for online courses.

  • OLLI is not charging for these zoom classes, but we hope many of you will appreciate these classes so much that you will choose to make a contribution to our scholarship fund when you renew your membership. At this time, there are many UCSC re-entry students needing our help.