Vanderbilt University said its Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is teaming up with Fisk University to offer classes at the Fisk campus in Nashville.
The two institutions decided to team up in the effort aimed at lifelong learners in part because of the outcomes the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute saw with other events it had held at the Fisk's campus, a Vanderbilt release said.
The first two classes in the series, being taught by Fisk faculty, began last in July.
Jamaal Sheats, who directs and maintains Fisk University Galleries and also teaches art, is leading the "Art and Context: Learning to Look" class at the Carl Van Vechten Art Gallery, which contains works from such artists as Pablo Picasso, Paul Cezanne, Auguste-Pierre Renoir, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and Georgia O’Keeffe.
Bryant Kent-Wallace, who directs the Fisk Physics Laboratory and teaches physics, is leading the "Physics and Astronomy: A Conceptual Look at the Universe in Which We Live' class in Fisk's Dubois Hall.
The noncredit classes are open to anyone 50 and older.