Lecture

Historical Portrayal Celebrating National Park Service Centennial

Celebrate the National Park Service Centennial! Historical dramatist R. J. Lindsey portrays Stephen Mather, the founding director of the National Park Service. During Mather's tenure, the park system nearly doubled in size and more Americans visited than ever before. Director Mather tells his story with stunning photographs of the park lands and wildlife he fought to save. A Rise and Shine humanities program. Presented with the Highland Park Senior Center. Sponsored by Silverado of Highland Park. Registration is not required.

Rise and Shine Van Gogh's Bedrooms

Van Gogh's Bedrooms

Wednesday, April 13, 10:30 a.m.

The Art Institute's Allison Perelman discusses the museum's current exhibit, Van Gogh's Bedrooms. Perelman, who was one of the catalogue authors for the exhibit, talks about Van Gogh's life, his lifelong quest for home, and gives a behind-the-scenes look at the exhibit and how it came together. Presented with the Highland Park Senior Center. Sponsored by Silverado of Highland Park.

Rise and Shine - Foreign Policy And The 2016 Presidential Election

Foreign policy will loom large in the 2016 presidential election. Terrorism, trade, climate change, and bilateral relations between the United States and China, Russia, and Iran top the list of major foreign policy concerns. Democrats and Republicans are deeply divided on these issues, as well as the general direction the country ought to take in world affairs. Jim Marquardt, associate professor of politics, reviews the foreign policy positions of the major party candidates.