The Grand Opening of Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Ringling College

Arts & Culture

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Ringling College welcomes guests to visit its new home at the Ringling College Museum Campus, located at what was the historic Sarasota High School at 1001 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. The free event on Tuesday, January 7, 3-5 pm will feature brief remarks by Dr. Larry R. Thompson, president of Ringling College of Art and Design; Janna Overstreet, director of OLLI at Ringling College; and Steve Thaxton, executive director of the National Resource Center for Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes. 

“Ringling College is so pleased and proud to be officially welcoming OLLI and its community of lifelong learners to its new home at the Ringling College Museum Campus,” said Dr. Larry R. Thompson, president of Ringling College of Art and Design. “This community-serving campus enables us to serve learners of all interests while extending the creative energy and vibrancy of Ringling College even more fully into the greater Sarasota community.”

OLLI at Ringling College is a program under Ringling’s Continuing Studies umbrella, along with Studio and Digital Arts. The program received distinction as an OLLI in 2018, becoming one of the 124 lifelong learning programs supported by the Bernard Osher Foundation. OLLI is a national organization, with programs in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. In addition to its 150 classes on diverse topics, OLLI at Ringing College lectures, discussion groups, travel opportunities, and a documentary film series.

The event also includes guided tours of the new space and light refreshments. To attend, please RSVP via email to specialevents@ringling.edu or phone to 941-309-0108.

For more on OLLI at Ringling College.

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