Lifelong Learners

OLLI Courses

The Kluge-Ruhe Collection offers a course every spring for adults through U.Va.’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI). OLLI seeks to bring together people from various backgrounds who share a common interest in learning and intellectual stimulation. This mission is inspired by Thomas Jefferson’s own deeply-held belief in, and practice of, education as a lifelong enterprise which invigorates the mind and enriches life.

Course topics in previous years have included:
Australian Aboriginal Art and Culture, Australian Aboriginal History, Art and Culture of the Central Desert, and Australian Aboriginal Photography. Visiting artists Ricky Maynard and Vernon Ah Kee have guest lectured as part of the course.

Become a Docent


U.Va. Profesor Dean Dass presents a lecture on Aboriginal printmaking.
Other opportunities for adults who consider themselves lifelong learners would be to attend the periodic lectures held at the museum throughout the year, or to become a docent of the Kluge-Ruhe Collection. For information on lectures, see our calendar of upcoming events.