The passion of Michelangelo is topic of winter discussion group

Relive the struggle of Michelangelo in his restless search for beauty by attending a discussion course in Bay Village, starting this month.

Set in the turbulent world of 14th and 15th century Italy with its plotting princes, warring popes and brilliant artists, there is indeed a new awakening which reshapes the future of Europe and all of western civilization. Michelangelo embraced and struggled with all that faced him in this Renaissance period. Irving Stone, in his masterpiece "The Agony and the Ecstasy" (our text for this course), has “painted a portrait of a supreme craftsman (and) created a cyclorama of an astounding age in history.” Meet the sculptor of David and the Pieta, the painter of the Sistine Chapel and the architect of the dome for St. Peter’s.

This is the winter semester offering of the Case Western Reserve University's Off-Campus Studies program. The class is open to anyone, no age restriction. We will have as our leader/teacher Jim Lane, retired history teacher of 35 years. Jim has taught in both the Orange school system and at John Carroll University. This is not solely a lecture course. It offers as well stimulating and thought-provoking conversation within the group. 

We meet in the parlor of the Bay United Methodist Church, 29931 Lake Road, back entrance off the parking lot. We meet Mondays, Jan. 14-March 4, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The cost of this course is $84 for Lifelong Learning members; $100 for nonmembers. Register online at

For more information, contact Lorraine Nelson in the Case office at 216-368-2090. Information is also available from Lynn Taliak at 440-826-0658 or Marianne Wagner at 808-0076. This is more fun than going to the movies!

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Volume 11, Issue 1, Posted 9:50 AM, 01.08.2019