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Spanish Art at the MET: From El Greco to Picasso

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

This year marks the 400th anniversary of El Greco’s death. To commemorate the occasion, the MET is showcasing all of it’s canvases by this mysterious figure , along with its already rich collection of works by Diego Velazquez, Francisco de Goya, and Pablo Picasso.  Over the course of two hours, we will trace key characteristics of Spanish...


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...


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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...


Thefts, Forgeries, Vandalism: Art Crime Overview

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

This class will give you an overview of art crime, from famous thefts, graffiti art, ingenious forgers, obsessed dictators, and the current situation in the Middle East involving vandalism, destruction, and looting. We’ll investigate some of the most interesting cases of art crime, and discuss the importance of protecting art. Did you know that...



at Marbury NYC - Gramercy
26 Gramercy Park S Ste 9G, New York, New York 10003

Marbury NYC is offering a two-day, weekend workshop which will explore silverpoint, a technique with ancient origins that came to prominence in the Renaissance with practitioners such as Leonardo da Vinci and Albrecht Durer.  It is a drawing method that uses a delicate silver wire to make marks which then transform through tarnish over time.  While...


2 sessions

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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....


CMA Family Day & Kids Fair

at Children's Museum of the Arts - SoHo
103 Charlton St, New York, New York 10014

Come join us for this fun-filled day of art-making for the whole family! Create collaborative art projects throughout the Museum with renowned guest artists and CMA Teaching Artists. Take part in workshops suitable for children of different ages, including fine arts, media/animation, and photography. This year’s guest artists include Susan Beallor-Snyder,...


Art Collecting: A Crash Course

at Fluent City - Greenwich Village
64 W 3rd St, New York, New York 10012

This workshop will provide easy tools for understanding and exploring the art world. Tze Chun, the Founder of NYC gallery Uprise Art, gives an overview of the art market and the different players within it, as well as a step by step approach to building your art collection. She'll discuss avenues for finding, buying, and discovering artwork and provide...


Introduction to Color Theory

at Cooper Union

Discover how color affects mood, creates depth, rhythm and movement in painting, fashion, environment or artifact.  Painters, graphic and fashion designers, decorators, anyone working in the visual realm professionally or for fun knows that color knowledge is a vital part of the process. Some color choices made on the basis of “I just like...


7 sessions

Global Marxism

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Boerum Hill
388 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11217

Few thinkers in modern history have had a larger or more global reception than Karl Marx. For much of the 20th century in particular, movements for justice and liberation – economic, national, racial, gendered – embraced Marxism in many of its myriad iterations. Yet, in the view of some scholars, this was largely a one-way street of “colonial...


4 sessions

The History of World War II in 20 Brooklyn Objects

at Brooklyn Brainery - Brooklyn
1233 Prospect Ave Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn, New York 11218

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. ...


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Agnes Martin: Guggenheim

at Lauren A Kaplan Art Tours - Upper East Side
1071 5th Ave Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York 10128

Until her death in 2004, Agnes Martin was considered one of the world’s most successful–and understated– female artists. Though labeled a Minimalist, her work doesn’t entirely fit that label. Her signature grids look mechanical but are painstakingly handmade; they signify mathematical precision and landscapes of the American Southwest; though...


Art & Design: A Workshop for Educators

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

Join us for a workshop for educators on art and design in conjunction with the exhibition, Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design. Price includes a light dinner.


Frank Lloyd Wright: American Master Architect

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

Throughout his 70-year career, American architect Frank Lloyd Wright employed new technologies and materials in his designs for a wide range of innovative and iconic residential, religious, cultural and commercial buildings.


6 sessions

Inventories, Lists, and Catalogues

at Pioneer Works - Red Hook
159 Pioneer St, Brooklyn, New York 11231

If you could make a list of anything, what would you make a list of? The list offers a form that is simultaneously practical, curatorial, and aesthetic. The internet is in effect an endless list – an impossibly vast archive of human culture. In this workshop we’ll investigate the rich history of inventories, lists and catalogues in art and literature,...


2 sessions