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Bard’s SummerScape Delights LLI Members

Introduction

Every summer, Bard presents SummerScape, a rich eight-week offering of live music, opera, dance, and theater. The culmination of the season is the Bard Music Festival, which this summer featured Rachmaninoff and His World. And this summer, as with every summer, LLI members were in the enthusiastic audience,

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Black Melancholia Exhibit

Introduction

The Hessel Museum of Art at Bard College brings together a compelling exhibition with the work of 28 artists from across the African diaspora. The exhibition counters the historical perspective on melancholy, which has mostly been told through the experience of White males, and reframes melancholia as a pervasive part of the Black experience,

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It Was Festive! It Was Smart! It Was Fun!

Introduction

SummerFest 2022 brought a delighted bunch of LLIers back to campus. For the first time since 2019, SummerFest also included some nonmembers interested in LLI. The campus was even more gorgeous than we remembered from past springs and we were all delighted to be with each other in our classes.

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Bard LLI Celebrates at Montgomery Place

Introduction

It was a gorgeous day in a perfect venue in a lovely setting. Around 90 Bard Lifelong Learning Institute members gathered on Wednesday, June 15th, at the Montgomery Place Visitor Center Pavilion. We were together to thank the many hardworking volunteers who made the continuation of our LLI program able to operate amid the challenges of years of COVID 19 restrictions,

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LLI’s 2022 Annual Meeting

Introduction

Never mix business with pleasure, so some people say. Not Bard LLI. On May 13th, members had a wonderful time gathering together in Olin Hall to celebrate life, catch up on old times, enjoy some culinary tidbits, and finally get down to business. See a photo montage of the event here.

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Seniors-to-Seniors Tea Was Inspiring

Introduction

Each year Bard LLI has supported a small group of Bard seniors with scholarships that enable them to complete their senior projects. This year’s six recipients described their involved, personal projects at the annual Dean Stuart Stritzler-Levine Seniors-to-Seniors Scholarship Recognition Tea on May 22 in the Laszlo Z. Bito Auditorium.

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Regional DEI Workshop

Introduction

On February 23, the Bard LLI Social Justice Team convened a group of eight (including Bard) regional LLIs for a Zoom workshop on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). The purpose of the workshop was to bring together those LLIs interested in sharing and discussing DEI efforts within their respective organizations and to explore ways in which we might build collaboration among our programs.

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Congressman Jamie Raskin in Conversation With Bard LLI

Introduction

On March 9, Bard LLI, in partnership with Oblong Books and the Bard Center for Civic Engagement, presented a special program via a Zoom webinar featuring US Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-Md., 8th District). Congressman Raskin is a former law professor at American University and a constitutional scholar. He is currently a member of the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the US Capitol,

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Let’s Party!

Introduction

We have made it through the pandemic and our members are eager to get together. Membership Development and Social Gatherings have organized several fun events.

First up is a Twilight Zone collage workshop hosted by LLI member Mary McClellan and artist Bev Lipper at Starr Library in Rhinebeck on Monday,

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Together at Last!

A Beautiful Day for a Tour

Fifty LLIers gathered on a beautiful day outside the Hessel Museum, taking advantage of the unusual opportunity to chat and catch up in person. We were divided into two groups, one led by first-year graduate student Kyle Herrington and second-year graduate student Eduardo Alfonson,

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