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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...


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

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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

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

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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...


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

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Winter in Chelsea

at Lauren A Kaplan Art Tours - Chelsea
555 W 24th St Gagosian, New York, New York 10011

We will stop in five of the season’s most talked-about and thoughtful exhibitions, sparking provocative discussions about the contemporary art scene. Artists will include: Donald Judd, Robert Rauschenberg, Mark Bradford, and Stephen Wilkes, among others. Museum admission included. Note: You will receive a discount if you register...


Independent Art Study for Adults: Open Studio

at Creatively Wild Art Studio - DUMBO
33 Washington St, Brooklyn, New York 11201

Create your own artistic haven, as you develop your own individual discipline in this inspiring space, that will strengthen the personal direction of their work. Receive light instruction and inspiring criticism along with nurturing guidance from professional teaching artists,that push your skills to the next level. Perfect for an advanced level artist...


6 sessions

Art History Series: Intro to Indian and Chinese Art

at Art Studios @ JCC in Manhattan - Upper West Side
334 Amsterdam Ave, New York, New York 10023

You see elements of embroidery, miniature painting, and calligraphy everywhere these days from The Metropolitan Museum of Art to Etsy. Did you know all of these mediums were born in India and China? Even art enthusiasts lack an understanding of these two important civilizations. Discover the treasures of Indian and Chinese art, as well as the history...


The School Of Making Thinking

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

The School of Making thinking is an artist/thinker residency program, an experimental college, and a nomadic investigation in intentional living.  The mission is to create a unique environment where participants are able to develop a creative practice that challenges disciplinary conventions of art-making, thinking and living.


31 sessions

Transatlantic Dialogues at the MET

at Lauren A Kaplan Art Tours - Central Park
1000 5th Ave, New York, New York 10028

The Metropolitan Museum recently unveiled a novel installation, “Reimagining Modernism,” which highlights the interplay between Europe and America in the early twentieth century. Most histories of modern art focus largely on European trailblazers, and New York’s musuems have been all too happy to reinforce that notion.  This exhibition...


Frank Stella at the Whitney

at Lauren A Kaplan Art Tours - Upper East Side
945 Madison Ave, New York, New York 10021

For its first major retrospective, the new Whitney highlights the career of Frank Stella, who, at 79, still clings to abstraction and its many possibilities. In fact, according to the New York Times, “Stella has done more than any other living artist to carry abstract art… into the postmodern era.” Yet, by his own admission, he’s...


Art Tour: Studios on Tap

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

Tap into the vast art making culture of New York City and Brooklyn.  Participants will gain access into ten studios of the most exciting and notable artists working in the art world today. Each day will be comprised of two visits followed by dialogue over food and drinks nearby.


Fall in Chelsea

at Lauren A Kaplan Art Tours - Chelsea
555 W 24th St Gagosian, New York, New York 10011

Chelsea is finally emerging from its long summer slump, so come explore with us! Over the course of two hours, we’ll peruse five very different exhibitions, including photography by Luc Tuymans, an immersive installation by Sarah Sze, Roy Lichtenstein’s historic Greene Street Mural, and new portraits by the indomitable Chuck Close....


Art & Magic: Shaman Paintings of Korea

at The Korea Society - Midtown East
950 3rd Ave 8th Fl, New York, New York 10022

Dr. Laurel Kendall, Chair of the Division of Anthropology and Curator of Asian Ethnographic Collections at the American Museum of Natural History, Adjunct Professor of Anthropology at Columbia University, and president–elect of the Association for Asian Studies, explores the divine nature of Korean shaman paintings in her new book, God Pictures in...