Programs & Exhibits Apr-Jun 2014 - page 7

James McFarlin
Wednesday, May 7, 2 – 3 p.m.
America on the Brink: The
Coming Wars in Cyberspace
With cyberwarfare a new global reality,
the U.S. faces growing threats to
its national security and way of life.
Author of the popular cyber thriller
James McFarlin
will take
us on a journey into why and how
these attacks happen and what can be
done to protect America’s future.
Dr. Kurt Leuschner
Tuesday, May 13, 2 – 3 p.m.
Hummingbirds of the Southwest
The American Southwest is home to
an amazing array of different types
of hummingbird. In this presentation,
given by
Kurt Leuschner,
of Natural Resources at College of
the Desert, you will get to see all of
the fifteen or more species that occur
here on a regular basis, and learn what
makes the hummingbird one of the
unique members of the avian world.
Finally, you will learn where to go to see
all of these hummingbirds.
Meryl Nesbitt
American Realists: Country,
City, and Utopian Visions
Arts generalist and educator
will present three 20
artists, who painted our American
experience in distinctively different
ways. Ms. Nesbitt earned her BA in
History of Fine Arts from the University
of Pennsylvania. She now teaches
through the continuing education
Osher program.
Thomas Hart Benton
Thursday, May 8, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Benton painted pastoral and working
class scenes that dignified ordinary
people in their everyday lives.
Edward Hopper
Thursday, May 15, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Hopper depicted contemplative and solitary
subjects removed and isolated from their busy
urban surroundings.
Norman Rockwell
Thursday, May 22, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Rockwell idealized portrayals of citizens held in
their virtual promise of desired perfection.
This series of lectures is made possible by a generous gift
from Nancy and Tom Cunningham.
Presented by the Rancho Mirage Public Library Foundation
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