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Cymbeline Seminar

at The Shakespeare Society - Upper East Side
130 E 80th St, New York, New York 10075

Towards the end of the first decade of the seventeenth century, Shakespeare decided to "boldly go" where he had not gone before--into writing "romances" for the stage. He made four efforts--experiments, really--and two of them are clearly masterpieces: The Winter's Taleand The Tempest. His likely second attempt, Cymbeline, is an astonishing mash-up...

$200

3 sessions

No Upcoming Schedules

From Classical Greece and Rome to Neoclassicism

at National Academy School of Fine Arts - Upper East Side
5 E 89th St, New York, New York 10128

This course covers the development of painting, sculpture, and architecture from Classical Greece and Rome to Neoclassicism. It emphasizes the place of the visual arts in the history of civilization, considering the political, economic, social and cultural context.  It includes the study of significant works in New York museums, especially the...

$290

8 sessions

No Upcoming Schedules
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Not Your Mother's Stained Glass

at Brooklyn Brainery - Brooklyn Heights
647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, New York 11217

In this lecture, Judith Schaechter will discuss the design and technical aspects of her groundbreaking stained glass work. How do ideas become artworks anyway? Judith will discuss how she wrestles the immaterial into physical matter and how she often goes through multiple iterations before coming to any sort of resolution.   Following the lecture,...

$30
No Upcoming Schedules
(519)

A History of the Art World

at National Academy School of Fine Arts - Upper East Side
5 E 89th St, New York, New York 10128

Students will investigate the history of art from an unconventional point of view, that of the art world. During the first part, students will learn about the history of collections, from the "wunderkammern" to the birth of the museum, the coming into existence of galleries from their beginnings to the contemporary art scene.  Part two will...

$200

4 sessions

No Upcoming Schedules
(106)

Reading Palladio

at Inst. of Classical Architecture & Art - Midtown
20 W 44th St 3rd Floor, New York, New York 10036

Palladio himself can be read, that is to say, directly encountered, through his books, his buildings, and his surviving drawings. In setting out to more carefully read Palladio, this course will endeavor to discover what distinguishes Palladio's work (his artistry) from that of his immediate, and subsequent, followers. Andrea Palladio (1508 - 1580,...

$340

5 sessions

No Upcoming Schedules

Art History: Taking Buildings Down

at Abrons Arts Center - Lower East Side
466 Grand St, New York, New York 10002

Has there ever been a building that you thought was terrible and should be torn down? Conversely, have you ever been saddened when a developer knocked down a beautiful structure and in its place, constructed something offensive?  Taking Buildings Down is a course that explores the history of urban development through the lens of building removal....

$180

8 sessions

No Upcoming Schedules
(35)

Dances For Solidarity

at Abrons Arts Center - Lower East Side
466 Grand St, New York, New York 10002

Dances For Solidarity invites the public to participate in weekly letter writing workshops to incarcerated people in solitary confinement. Together the participants will devise a list of simple movement gestures that are open to interpretation and will mail this list, along with a short letter, to a variety of incarcerated people. The incarcerated...

Free

15 sessions

No Upcoming Schedules
(35)

Art Theory: Playing with Perception

at Abrons Arts Center - Lower East Side
466 Grand St, New York, New York 10002

Break down preconceived perceptions of the theatrical canon by stimulating your intuitive eye for observation and creation. This class will use collaborative exercises to reconstruct a canonized play into a fresh performance. There will be plays read, there will be plays made, and there will be much movement and play. Important Things to Note: The...

$180

8 sessions

No Upcoming Schedules
(35)

Dances For Solidarity

at Abrons Arts Center - Lower East Side
466 Grand St, New York, New York 10002

Dances For Solidarity invites the public to participate in weekly letter writing workshops to incarcerated people in solitary confinement. Together the participants will devise a list of simple movement gestures that are open to interpretation and will mail this list, along with a short letter, to a variety of incarcerated people. The incarcerated...

Free

6 sessions

No Upcoming Schedules
(35)

Basquiat

at Lauren A Kaplan Art Tours - Prospect Heights
200 Eastern Pkwy Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York 11238

In the current exhibition, Basquiat: The Unkown Notebooks, Jean-Michel Basquiat’s messy graffiti-based paintings are set amidst a collection of 160 notebook pages, which include poetry, sketches, and wordplay, illustrating the connection between text and image throughout Basquiat’s oeuvre. Throughout his career, Basquiat tackled issues of race,...

$55
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Art Theory: Body Expenditures

at Abrons Arts Center - Lower East Side
466 Grand St, New York, New York 10002

Work with performance focusing on bodies under the influence of contemporary labor practices and the hard borders of geopolitics, law, and gender.  In this studio-laboratory explore how relevant texts can translate into movement, how arbitrary borders become lived experience, and how work remakes the body. The culmination of this workshop series...

$125

4 sessions

No Upcoming Schedules
(35)

Art Theory: The Underneath Body

at Abrons Arts Center - Lower East Side
466 Grand St, New York, New York 10002

Following in the somatic tradition, this class invites participants to tap into different ways of thinking about and experiencing their bodies.  Important Things to Note: Durational improvisation will shape and inform participants’ self-perception.  The practice may unlock new possibilities and depths to understanding one’s anatomy,...

$125

4 sessions

No Upcoming Schedules
(35)

Sci-Art: The Art-Science Continuum

at Abrons Arts Center - Lower East Side
466 Grand St, New York, New York 10002

Are you interested in how physics, biology, and technology have influenced and shaped art throughout the centuries and vice versa?  This course will examine the relationship between art and science from past to present exploring topics such as physics, bio-art, cyber-culture, bio-ethics, hacktivisim, net art, new media, neurology, perception,...

$180

8 sessions

No Upcoming Schedules
(35)

Art Theory: The Phenomenology of shoes

at Abrons Arts Center - Lower East Side
466 Grand St, New York, New York 10002

In this course we will attempt to think with our shoes. We will read works of philosophy and phenomenology, old texts on shoemaking, and new texts on ergonomics.  We’ll look at a lot of shoes (from dress shoes to flip flops, high- heels to flats, ski-boots to huaraches, “five finger” shoes, running shoes, pointy shoes, and ruby slipper...

$175

10 sessions

No Upcoming Schedules
(35)

Proportion In Practice

at Inst. of Classical Architecture & Art - Midtown
20 W 44th St 3rd Floor, New York, New York 10036

This course develops the concept of proportion as a design tool in classical architecture. It is focused on the application of traditional geometric, arithmetic and harmonic ratio methods to classical architectural design. The course begins with a review of the concept of symbolic number and its relation to beauty; of number expressed as rational and...

$230

4 sessions

No Upcoming Schedules