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Fashionably Strange: A History of Victorian Creepiness

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights
190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

There’s a general consensus in film and media that Victorians were a bit… odd to say the least. But what did they do that made them so odd, so strange, so creepy? From professional mourning clothing, taxidermy, and an obsession with death to bizarre photography and fashionable communication with the spirit world, there’s no doubt that the Victorians...


Drawing at the Natural History Museum

at 92nd Street Y - Upper West Side
Central Park West, New York, New York 10024

Learn to draw animals and more from the collections in this class at the American Museum of Natural History. Meeting Place: Drawing at the American Museum of Natural History will meet at 1:30 at the Museum.  PLEASE ARRIVE ON TIME. Assemble at the side entrance , at 81st street, close to Central Park West. You will see the planets above...


6 sessions

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Art History Series: Couples in the Art World

at Queensborough Community College - Bayside
222-05 56th Ave, Bayside, New York 11364

Complex lives lived for the love of Art and each other! M1: Wassily Kandinsky and Gabriele Münter One of the first power couples of the art world. Dorothea Tanning and Max Ernst The two fell in love when Max Ernst visited the studio of Tannings, started a game of chess and,as they say, the rest is history. M2: Salvador Dali and his Gala  Long-time...


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Fall Shows in Chelsea

at Lauren A Kaplan Art Tours

This class will focus on a handful of major players in the contemporary art world. We will stop in four of Chelsea’s highly influential galleries to see the some of the most popular shows of the moment. We’ll conclude with a stroll along the High Line, where we’ll see the beautiful park’s new sculptures installations. All of our classes allow...


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,...


8 sessions

West Meets East: An Introduction to Chinese Art

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side
1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

Even art enthusiasts often know very little about the art of these two important civilizations. Discover treasures of Indian and Chinese art, as well as the history and philosophies behind their creation. Special focus on the unique art forms of each culture.


Politics for the People: Anarchism

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights
190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Anarchism is the most radically revolutionary school of political thought, rejecting the state and its hierarchy of domination in pursuit of radical human freedom. From its roots in ancient thought to the struggle against industrial capitalism, this class will explore the profound political, social, and cultural implications of the anarchist faith...


Reading Ancient Myth

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

This course explores mythological imagery from the Greek and Roman world. Each session provides a foundation in "reading" ancient mythological iconography and understanding its art historical background. The initial meeting surveys selective Greek mythology from its Bronze Age roots to the politically-savvy imagery that was featured in the symposia...


4 sessions

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,...


Politics for the People: Republicanism

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights
190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Republicanism is the radical belief that citizens can rule themselves, for the common good, without kings or lords. But how well has this ideal fared in practice?  From the communal civic republicanism of the ancient Mediterranean to the revolutionary democratic republicanism of the modern world, this class will tackle some key questions of...


The Centennial of the King of Comics, Jack Kirby

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side
1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

Captain America. Iron Man. The Avengers. Names that the American public recognizes as the leading Marvel Comics superheroes that Hollywood has made billion-dollar film franchises out of. What most people don’t recognize is the name of the comic book artist and storyteller whose limitless imagination spawned all those superheroes: Jack Kirby. Join...


Donna Haraway: Gender, Science, and Objectivity

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Midtown
247 West 37th St 5th Fl, New York, New York 10018

Over a career spanning four decades, philosopher of science Donna Haraway has revolutionized how social theorists and technoscience practitioners understand the situated objectivity of scientific knowledge, with special attention to the ways in which technoscience assigns biological meaning to social categories of gender. While Haraway is most famously...


4 sessions

Art Collecting: Everything You Need to Know

at One River School - Englewood
49 N Dean St, Englewood, New Jersey 07631

This course is an opportunity for students who are interested in understanding today's contemporary art landscape and want guidance in collecting contemporary art - both in theory and in practice. We will focus on important topics and trends in art history from 1970 through today. Lectures will illustrate how to value art and how to understand and...


8 sessions

How to Live Together (Pedagogical Reenactment)

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

In 1976, French cultural critic and semiotician, Roland Barthes taught his first seminar at the Collège de France entitled How to Live Together.  This course will reenact and reimagine Barthes's seminar by using Barthes's recently translated and published lecture notes as a syllabus and score.  Over four sessions participants will read...


3 sessions

Art Theory: Unpack (Dine and Discourse)

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

Need help unpacking ideas for proposals and exhibitions?  This workshop series will aid art makers in developing and problem solving ideas that feel blocked or buried. Each week participants discuss potential projects and create diagrams to put the concept in motion over a shared meal.


4 sessions