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The Insider's Guide to Color

at Fashion Institute of Technology - Chelsea
227 W 27th St, New York, New York 10001

Join Pantone Color Institute expert, Laurie Pressman in a roundtable discussion on how the science and emotion of color plays a significant role in consumer purchasing decisions and brand management.  Whether you work in fashion design, styling, costuming, merchandising or promotion, or provide personal image services gain invaluable tips on...

$95
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The Casual Art Critic

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

In the museum, at the dinner table, or thumbing through the Culture section of the newspaper, an artwork catches your eye and won't let go. While a deep knowledge of Art History is a fabulous underpinning for talking about art, it is totally unnecessary for having a deep and meaningful discussion about an artwork. In this workshop, we will look at...

$11
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(540)

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Graffiti: Its History and Metamorphosis

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

Graffiti, an art form long associated with urban neglect and anti-establishment subcultures, has thoroughly entered the mainstream. With new exhibitions, books, and reality TV shows, graffiti has been financialized, packaged, and traded for high sums. While the aerosol bandits of the 80’s are no more, the tactics of early graffiti writing have been...

$10
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(540)

Culture Goes to War

at Museum of the City of New York - Public - East Harlem
1220 5th Ave, New York, New York 10029

The collective trauma of World War I not only reshaped the world’s map and redefined the nature of war, it also fundamentally transformed art. Join a group of leading scholars to investigate new modes of literature, painting, and music that arose in response to the war and formed a cornerstone of 20th-century modernism. Inspired by our upcoming exhibition, Posters...

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The Contemporary Scene in Chelsea

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

The summer is a great time to visit new gallery shows, and this season has some real stunners! We will peruse five of the season’s most innovative exhibitions, examining a mixture of sculpture, installation art, light art, painting, and photography.  Artists may include:  Felix Gonzalez-Torres Leo Villareal Roxy Paine Anselm Kiefer...

$55
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What to Look for When Looking at Art

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

Learn how to “read” a work of art as you explore the elements of composition and the origins of abstract art. This material is also covered in The Six-Hour Art Major

$45
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Spy City: A History of Espionage in New York

at Q.E.D. - Astoria
27-16 23rd Ave, Astoria, New York 11105

Slip into the covert history of New York City, and follow in the footsteps of four centuries of spies. Explore New York’s finest hotels and most elegant office towers, as well as its toughest docks and most derelict tenements, through the eyes of an active agent. Along the way, you’ll learn the identity of America’s first Spy Master, find out...

$15
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Before and After the Renaissance

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

Learn about the origins of the art movement that gave the world some of its most recognizable masterpieces, such as da Vinci's Mona Lisa and Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel, and discover how it was shaped by world events completely unrelated to art.  This concise, informative lecture also discusses the late work of Michelangelo and Raphael and...

$50
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Lygia Pape at the MET Breuer

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

This class will offer a more in-depth look at the work of Lygia Pape, a multi-talented Brazilian artist, who was always evolving. Her work moves from hard-edge abstract paintings to enveloping installations and participatory sculptures. This retrospective, her first in the U.S., demonstrates how art can bring people together during divisive times....

$55
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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...

$315

4 sessions

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The Butterfly & the Ashcan: The Impact of Whistler

at Museum of the City of New York - Public - East Harlem
1220 5th Ave, New York, New York 10029

Most of the artists comprising The Eight – William Glackens, Robert Henri, Ernest Lawson, Maurice Prendergast, Everett Shinn, and John Sloan – were influenced by the nineteenth-century American artist James McNeill Whistler, as were their close friends Alfred Maurer and George Bellows. Whistler was an extraordinarily prominent artist, so positing...

Free
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Contemporary Art

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

Right after the end of World War 2, The United States thrived as the most powerful and influential political force. New York in particular becomes the international center of the cultural and artistic world. What Paris had been for roughly a century, New York becomes in very few years for a long time. This course will provide an in-depth survey of...

$340

8 sessions

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Theory and Practice in Art

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

Develop the ability to view and critique art, awakening your capacity to understand artwork of different cultures, periods and styles. In addition, you'll learn how to create a portfolio from the point of view of a dealer, including materials, cover letters, content statements, and CDs.  Visits to museums and galleries, as well as lectures on...

$340

8 sessions

No Upcoming Schedules
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Gothic to Baroque

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

The course offers a survey of painting, sculpture and architecture in Europe. It will cover the artistic production of the 14th century in Italy through the Italian and Northern Renaissance and the Baroque period.  Each section will place the art within a global, cultural context, analyzing the great monuments and masterpieces through digital...

$290

8 sessions

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Thoreau's Wildflowers & Thoreau's Animals

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

Just in time for Henry David Thoreau’s 200th birthday in July, find out how Thoreau’s observations of the flowering plants and wildlife of his hometown shaped his spiritual life and inspired some of his finest writing. Drawing on the two million words of Thoreau’s Journal, author and editor Geoff Wisner presents Thoreau’s...

$7
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