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Before and After the Renaissance

at Art Studios @ JCC 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

The Ramayana: Myth and Conflict

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Williamsburg
381 Hooper St, Brooklyn, New York 11211

An ancient epic and foundational text for a great variety of peoples, the Ramayana has had a lasting influence on everything from popular art to classical South Asian thought to contemporary Hindu politics. The Ramayana tells the sweeping story of the exile and return of the ruler Rama from the kingdom of Ayodhya. Rama’s adventures—including the...

$315

4 sessions

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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...

$11

Women in the Surrealist Movement

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

This class is designed to give students a basic introduction to the female Surrealists, works, movements, and aesthetic theories the Surrealist Movement. Some of the most mind-bending art ever developed during the Surrealist movement. However, the movement itself was largely made up of men. Despite this, there were women who quietly and not so quietly...

$8

Intro to the History of Art: Ancient to Late Medieval

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

This course surveys the history of painting, sculpture and architecture from the Ancient World to the creative achievements of artisans and master builders in France in the late medieval period. The course includes a visit to the Metropolitan Museum.

$220

6 sessions

Developing the Conceptual Framework of Your Artwork

at The Art Students League - Midtown
215 W 57th St, New York, New York 10019

This workshop, using critiques and group exercises, will introduce students to unlocking potentially compelling theoretical or conceptual elements inside their artwork and art practice. We will be talking about some archetypal ways contemporary artists make their art more conceptual. We will overview identity based art practices, innovative process...

$425

5 sessions

NCIDQ Practicum Exam Preparation

at New York School of Interior Design - Upper East Side
170 E 70th St, New York, New York 10021

This course prepares candidates for the NCIDQ exam by exploring test-taking techniques and strategies, and providing an understanding of the test objectives.  In each class, students take exams simulating the NCIDQ exam followed by review, analysis and explanations of the various questions and answers. NYSID graduates of degree programs may take...

$445

2 sessions

The City Transformed: Part I

at Cooper Union - East Village
Cooper Union Campus, New York, New York 10003

This series of eight slide lectures illustrates the historic transformations of New York City.  Discover how architectural and engineering innovations—along with human ingenuity—transformed New York into a world-class metropolis. Week 1. New York Before the Modern Era, 1620s-1830 Week 2. The Greek Revival 1830-1845 Week 3. The Neo-Gothic...

$340

8 sessions

Many Voices of American Art

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

Art historian Rena Tobey gives a four-week interactive lecture series on American artists whose works show the diversity of our history and identity. A Changing World for Men After the Civil War Finding Her Way – Urban Women's Experience from 1850 to 1950 African-American Artist Voices Rise Immigrant Issues Then and Now

$120

4 sessions

Teaching the Holocaust through Art and Artifacts

at The Jewish Museum - Upper East Side
1109 5th Ave, New York, New York 10128

In observance of Holocaust Remembrance Day and in partnership with POV— the acclaimed independent documentary series on PBS—join us for a workshop focusing on teaching World War II and the Holocaust through works of art.  View the Academy award nominated short, Joe’s Violin, which chronicles the friendship between a Holocaust...

$16

Art History Series: What to Look for in an Art

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

Learn how an artist establishes the mood of a painting and/or makes a statement through utilizing specific visual properties. Gene will discuss individual elements of composition such as line, color, and space, while showing famous works of art that illustrate these properties. Use what you've learned in your own artistic practice, or while deciphering...

$35

Pleasures, Taboos, Magic

at Think Olio - Murray Hill
419 Park Ave S , New York, New York 10016

Pleasures, Taboos, Magic: Art History in Perfume Advertising It takes imagination to advertise perfume. Inside their bottles, perfumes are ephemeral and virtually invisible products---tinted liquids designed to evaporate as soon as they're used. For advertising's purposes, the experience of smell needs to be connected to the experience of sight. In...

$15

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The History of World War II in 20 Brooklyn Objects

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

The history and legacy of the Second World War can be seen all around us in Brooklyn. Once home to hundreds of factories, shipyards, and warehouses, and responsible for sending millions of soldiers, sailors, and marines off to the front lines, Brooklyn was arguably one of the most important communities in waging and winning the war. ...

$11

Color Through the Eyes of the Modern Artist

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

This course examines the great variety in, and significance of, the use of color in the work of selected modern and contemporary artists, including Impressionists, Neo-Impressionists, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Fauves, German Expressionists, Picasso, Matisse, Kandinsky, Mondrian, Abstract Expressionists, Color Field painters, and Op artists. Be inspired in...

$295

6 sessions

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...

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