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New York attracts world's best minds to its shores: they come here to interact with each other at conferences and seminars, and while they are here they are often invited to give a talk, a lecture, to be a part of a public discussion. We at Club Free Time give you an opportunity to be a part of it: to watch how those best minds in the world work! Don't miss the opportunities that only New York City (NYC) provides!

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In New York City, you can talk with and listen to the best minds in the world without spending a dime! Just take a look at free talks, lectures, discussion, seminars, conferences listed on this page below!

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Join a Museum Ambassador for a guided tour through the permanent exhibition. This exhibition presents works of art from throughout Native North, Central, and South America, with more than 700 works on display. The rich exposition of focal objects, including a magnificent Apsáalooke (Crow) warrior’s exploit robe, demonstrates the degree to which Native America was interconnected before European peoples arrived and how cultural exchange has profoundly shaped our shared histories.
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Gallery Talks, January 26, 2015, 01/26/2015, Exhibition Tour: Infinity of Nations
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A roundtable discussion about the international implications of the Ukraine Crisis. Panelists: - Alexander Cooley, Professor of Political Science, Barnard College - Valery Kuchinsky, Former Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations; Adjunct Professor of International Relations, School of International and Public Affairs - Kimberly Marten, Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Political Science, Barnard College - Jack Snyder, Robert and Renée Belfer Professor of International Relations - Moderated by Timothy M. Frye, Professor of Post-Soviet Foreign Policy; Director, Harriman Institute
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Discussions, January 26, 2015, 01/26/2015, What's Next? The Ukraine Crisis in the Global Context
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Who Is Silencing Whom? looks at how non-participation can be, and often is, construed as involuntary censorship, by oneself or others. Among a wide range of instruments for political engagement, the refusal to engage is increasingly exercised by individuals and institutions as they seek alternative ways to account for political conflicts in the fields they're working in. Who are the censors when cultural producers decide not to engage? When does self-censorship become a legitimate concern for a community, and when does it represent compliance with powers beyond or outside of a community? When is silence unacceptable? In this lively debate, curators, scholars and artists deconstruct the term of censorship to arrive at a more nuanced and politically effective approach to not speaking, or not speaking directly. In particular, this event addresses persistent arguments that a cultural boycott silences – or isolates – those it is meant to support, that it butts against freedom of speech. Among the speakers are Chelsea Haines, Ben Katchor, Eddy Portnoy, Rhoda Rosen and Bayeté Ross Smith. Svetlana Mincheva is the moderator.
   New York City, NY; NYC

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Discussions, January 26, 2015, 01/26/2015, Who Is Silencing Whom? Charlie Hebdo, Censorship, and Self-Censorship
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Russian justifications for aiding separatists in Eastern Ukraine pose the largest challenge to western conceptions of humanitarianism since the end of the Cold War. Likewise, the displacement of nearly one million people “at the heart of Europe” has generated competing claims from Russia and the West over the victimhood of the people of the Donbas. This contention challenges not only national and state boundaries but also commonly held ideas on the relationship between territory and rights. 
 Speaker Raphi Rechitsky is an assistant professor of sociology at the European University at Saint Petersburg, and recently finished his PhD at the University of Minnesota. He is currently completing a monograph on refugees in Ukraine, and a study of Ukrainian refugees in Russia. 

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Lectures, January 26, 2015, 01/26/2015, The Politics of Russian and Western Responses to Refugee Displacement from Eastern Ukraine
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Focusing on the potent and provocative work of performance artist Rebecca Patek, moderators Kimberly Bartosik and Alexander Thompson will host a platform on the importance of discussion around artistic and curatorial responsibility, particularly as it relates to intensely personal and vulnerable subject matter.
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Discussions, January 26, 2015, 01/26/2015, Discussion: Sorry I Missed Your Show
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Each month they’ll explore the writings of famous environmental authors.
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Book Discussions, January 26, 2015, 01/26/2015, Readings in Deep Ecology
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A full-day program drawing upon the lessons learned from the World Trade Center, Hurricane Sandy and other occurrences. KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Jo-Ellen Darcy, United States Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civic Works) and United States Army Corps of Engineers - Michelle DePass: Dean, Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy - Judith Enck: US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 2 - Irene Chang-Cimino: US Department of Housing &amp; Urban Development Federal Emergency Management Agency - Timothy G. Stickelman: The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey - Anne M. Locke: AKRF, Inc.
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Conferences, January 27, 2015, 01/27/2015, Disaster Recovery and Resilience: The Tips, Techniques and Best Practices for Public and Private Organizations
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Using rare film footage and archival orchestral recordings, Cesare Civetta (director of the Beethoven Festival Orchestra and author of The Real Toscanini: Musicians Reveal the Maestro), will explore the life, music, and extraordinary impact of the man whose fiery passion and astonishing talent made him one of the most acclaimed musicians of the 20th century. Special note will be given to Toscanini’s defiance of Hitler and Mussolini's “Jewish policies,” eventually leading him to establishing the orchestra now known as the Israel Philharmonic in 1936, in solidarity with Jewish musicians escaping Nazi persecution. The presentation will feature audio interviews with artists who performed under Toscanini as well as rare video footage of Toscanini rehearsing and conducting. The presentation will be followed by a Question &amp; Answer period.
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Lectures, January 27, 2015, 01/27/2015, How Toscanini Fought Hitler’s Persecution of the Jews
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Join a Museum Ambassador for a guided tour through the temporary exhibition. This exhibition presents the work of Kiowa photographer Horace Poolaw, who documented life in rural Oklahoma from the 1920s to the 1960s. The tour will discuss Kiowa pictorial traditions, the formation of Oklahoma, Native participation in the U.S. Armed Forces, and the American Indian Exposition, as documented by Poolaw.
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Gallery Talks, January 27, 2015, 01/27/2015, Exhibition Tour: For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw
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There has been information and misinformation about what ObamaCare means for individuals and small businesses. There have also been thousands of pages of law and regulations written about it. The truth is, it means different things for different people. And no matter who you are, whether you have health insurance or not, it means something for you. Audrey Diop explains what ObamaCare means for you.
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Talks, January 27, 2015, 01/27/2015, Health Care Reform: What It Means to You
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The fourth Adventure in Italian Opera with Fred Plotkin of this season will feature tenor Piotr Beczala, who has sung opening nights at the Met, La Scala and many leading opera houses. He is admired for his beautiful voice, sensitive artistry and noble stage presence. He will be appearing in a new production of Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta at the Met and then sing Gustavo III in Un Ballo in Maschera there for his first New York performances of the role.
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Discussions, January 27, 2015, 01/27/2015, Adventures in Italian Opera: A Conversation with Met Tenor Piotr Beczala
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A talk by Alexander Kondakov, European University at St. Petersburg. Kondakov works as a researcher at the Centre for Independent Social Research. He has authored various international publications on sexuality, human rights organizations and citizenship with special attention to the issues of homosexuality. Research interests include: sociology of human rights, social citizenship and social movements in relation to migration and sexuality.
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Lectures, January 28, 2015, 01/28/2015, Post-Soviet Sexual Citizenship
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In 1977, Romare Bearden (1911-1988) created a cycle of 20 collages and watercolors (miniature variations of his collages) based on Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey. Rich in symbolism and allegorical content, Bearden’s “Odysseus Series” created an artistic bridge between classical mythology and African-American culture. The works conveyed a sense of timelessness and the universality of the human condition, but their brilliance was displayed for only two months in New York City before being scattered to private collections and public art museums.
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Gallery Talks, January 28, 2015, 01/28/2015, Gallery Tour: Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey
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Join a Museum Ambassador for a guided tour through the permanent exhibition. This exhibition presents works of art from throughout Native North, Central, and South America, with more than 700 works on display. The rich exposition of focal objects, including a magnificent Apsáalooke (Crow) warrior’s exploit robe, demonstrates the degree to which Native America was interconnected before European peoples arrived and how cultural exchange has profoundly shaped our shared histories.
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Gallery Talks, January 28, 2015, 01/28/2015, Exhibition Tour: Infinity of Nations
Book Discussion |
Helene Wecker's novel The Golem and the Jinni.
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Book Discussions, January 28, 2015, 01/28/2015, Book Discussion Group
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A panel discussion with the following: Elizabeth Alexander's poetry includes The Venus Hottentot (1990), Body of Life (1996), Antebellum Dream Book (2001), American Sublime (2005), Miss Crandalls School for Young Ladies and Little Misses of Color (2008), co-authored with Marilyn Nelson, and Crave Radiance: New and Selected Poems 1990-2010 (2010). Alexander received a Fletcher Fellowship for work that contributes to improving race relations in American society and furthers the broad social goals of the U.S. Supreme Courts Brown v. Board of Education decision of 1954. She is the Thomas E. Donnelley Professor of African American Studies and Chair of the African American Studies Department at Yale. Marilyn Nelson's latest collection of poems is Faster Than Light (2012), winner of the 2013 Milton Kessler Poetry Award. Her book The Fields of Praise: New and Selected Poems (1997) won the 1998 Poets' Prize and was a finalist for the 1997 National Book Award, the PEN Winship Award, and the Lenore Marshall Prize. Her numerous young adult books include Carver: A Life in Poems (2001), which received the Flora Stieglitz Straus Award, the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award, and other honors. In January 2013, she was elected a Chancellor of The Academy of American Poets.,br&gt; Rowan Ricardo Philips poems have appeared in The New Republic, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and Poetry, among other publications. He is author of the forthcoming Heaven, and of The Ground (2012), which won numerous awards and honors. Phillips also wrote a study of poetry, When Blackness Rhymes with Blackness (2010); translated Salvador Esprius Ariadne in the Grotesque Labyrinth from the Catalan; and contributed to Artforum Magazine. Phillips teaches creative writing at Princeton University and is Associate Professor of English and Director of the Poetry Center at Stony Brook University. The panel discussion will be followed by a question and answer session with the audience.
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Discussions, January 28, 2015, 01/28/2015, Black Odysseys: Artists in Conversation
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A roundtable discussion with Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) Tonino Picula and Alojz Peterle on the challenges facing Eastern Europe and the instruments the European Union (EU) is using to tackle them.
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Discussions, January 29, 2015, 01/29/2015, Will Demons of the Past Threaten the European East? A Roundtable with Members of the European Parliament
Gallery Talk |
Tour is led by the museum’s gallery guides.
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Gallery Talks, January 29, 2015, 01/29/2015, Gallery Tour: A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America
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For several decades, le hip-hop has shown another face of French culture. Danced by minorities associated with immigration and the suburbs, it has channeled rage against racism and unequal opportunity and offered a movement vocabulary for the expression of multicultural difference that challenges the universalist discourse of the Republic. But French hip-hop has also been supported by Socialist cultural policy, subsumed into the national heritage, and instituted as a pedagogy. Felicia McCarren discusses the poetics and politics of le hip-hop with Barbara Browning (Performance Studies, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU) and Madeleine Dobie (French &amp; Comparative Literature, Columbia).
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Lectures, January 29, 2015, 01/29/2015, The Cultural Politics of French Hip-Hop
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In spring 2013 Elements Theatre Company launched the “Arts in Conversation” panel series, where leaders in the arts, education, religion, media, and social outreach discuss the broad relevance of theatre in society. The Library hosts an “Arts in Conversation” panel, exploring the many complex and sometimes controversial subjects raised in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice. Enjoy semi-staged readings interspersed with fascinating commentary about the continued relevance and impact of The Merchant of Venice.
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Discussions, January 29, 2015, 01/29/2015, A Pound of Flesh: Exploring Qualities of Mercy When Encountering 'the Other'
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Marking the publication of Ara H. Merjian’s new volume, Giorgio de Chirico and the Metaphysical City: Nietzsche, Modernism, Paris (Yale University Press, 2014), three art historians discuss the avant-gardes in Paris and the Great War, centering in particular on that lightning rod of modernist experimentation, Guillaume Apollinaire. With: - Romy Golan is Professor of 20th Century art at the Graduate Center, CUNY. She is the author of Modernity and Nostalgia: Art and Politics in France Between the Wars. - Gordon Hughes is Assistant Professor in the Department of Art History at Rice University. He is the author of Resisting Abstraction: Robert Delaunay and Vision in the Face of Modernism and co-editor of Nothing But the Clouds Unchanged: Artists in World War I. - Ara H. Merjian is Associate Professor of Italian Studies and is an affiliate of the Institute of Fine Arts and the Department of Art History.
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Discussions, January 29, 2015, 01/29/2015, Circa 1914: The Parisian Avant-Gardes and the Great War
Book Discussion |
This month's selection is On the Edge by Edward St. Aubyn. Read the book and join in.
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Book Discussions, January 30, 2015, 01/30/2015, Friday Night Fiction Group
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Book: Dear Life by Alice Munro. Munro illumines the moment a life is shaped - the moment a dream, or sex, or perhaps a simple twist of fate.
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Book Discussions, January 31, 2015, 01/31/2015, Book Discussion Group
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Learn why a garden is much more than just a pretty place, and why native plants are a key component to a healthy garden. Meet the Green Park Gardeners NYC who work to beautify the parks and open spaces in the neighborhood, Kim Eierman, founder of EcoBeneficial!®, Environmental Horticulturist and Master Naturalist, comes to share her knowledge of native plants and talk about those that are best for New York gardens.
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Talks, January 31, 2015, 01/31/2015, Native Plants 101: Boost Your Ecosystem
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An artist lecture and slideshow to be presented by Kathy Creutzberg. Creutzberg's work, inspired from a recent trip along the Trans-Siberia railway, is currently hanging on the first floor of the library. These include watercolors she painted along the way as well as mosaics she created from found objects.
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Talks, January 31, 2015, 01/31/2015, Artist Talk: Kathy Creutzberg
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The musical activities of Emily Dickinson — playing piano, collecting sheet music, and attending concerts — reveal much about the cultural offerings available to a woman of her time, place, and class. Dickinson’s encounters with the music- making of her family servants and the New England hymn tradition had a deep influence on her personality and writing. Using Dickinson’s letters, poems, and the Library’s collections, Music Division Chief George Boziwick and The Red Skies Music Ensemble illustrate how Dickinson was able to use these experiences to fashion a unique musical, poetic voice.
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Talks, January 31, 2015, 01/31/2015, 'My Business is to Sing': Emily Dickinson, Musician and Poet
Gallery Talk |
In 1977, Romare Bearden (1911-1988) created a cycle of 20 collages and watercolors (miniature variations of his collages) based on Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey. Rich in symbolism and allegorical content, Bearden’s “Odysseus Series” created an artistic bridge between classical mythology and African-American culture. The works conveyed a sense of timelessness and the universality of the human condition, but their brilliance was displayed for only two months in New York City before being scattered to private collections and public art museums.
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Gallery Talks, January 31, 2015, 01/31/2015, Gallery Tour: Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey
Book Discussion |
Book discussion group for fans of mystery/suspense novels set in different countries and, often, different time periods. Today: Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healy.
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Book Discussions, February 02, 2015, 02/02/2015, Mystery Mondays Book Discussion Group
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With William Germano, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Shakespeare’s plays exert their power over us through the beauty of language, the craft of drama, and something else we can’t easily name. Or maybe we can. These talks are designed as an introduction – or reintroduction – to Shakespeare the poet-playwright-player and to the world of his plays. Tonight: The plays as craft: Shakespeare in his poetic time
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Lectures, February 02, 2015, 02/02/2015, Shakespeare at Work: An Introduction to the Plays in Nine Talks
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The actress is known for her portrayal of First Lady Abbey Bartlet in the NBC television series The West Wing; for playing Betty Rizzo in the film Grease; and for her role as Ouisa Kittredge in the play Six Degrees of Separation and its later film version. With Patrick Pacheco.
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Talks, February 02, 2015, 02/02/2015, Stockard Channing, Tony- and Emmy-Winning Actress, in Conversation
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Dance Iquail, in partnership with Dance/NYC and the Harlem Arts Alliance, presents a panel discussion titled Black Swan: Solidarity Beyond Colored Pointe Shoes, which will examine the importance of resilience as seen in the stresses on black artists, communities and institutions. A panel of distinguished women of color in the ballet world will gather for what promises to be a lively and stimulating discussion on how dance as an art form can help organizations and individuals adapt and recover from the stress of racial segregation, diminished resources, and social disenfranchisement. Scheduled to appear are: Baraka Sele (Moderator), Independent arts consultant, former VP of Programming at NJPAC Zita Allen, dance historian Delores Brown, former ballet dancer and teacher, member of NY Negro Ballet in 1957 Karen "KB" Brown, former Artistic Director Oakland Ballet Andrea Long-Naidu, former NYCB and DTH dancer Iqail Shaheed, Artistic Director, Dance Iquail
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Discussions, February 02, 2015, 02/02/2015, Black Swan: Solidarity Beyond Colored Pointe Shoes
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In rethinking how museums engage with their communities, Sebastian Chan's work in Australia and North America has focused on implementing digital interfaces and technology-driven experiences both in galleries and online. He has developed interfaces that allow scholars and amateurs to explore and play with collections beyond the museum itself; he has been experimenting with methods for preserving source code and data so that future researchers can look at that information through the lens of the limits in technology of the day; and he has led Cooper Hewitt's digital redesign of its user experience and the digitising of all of its collections. In this talk, Sebastian Chan discusses his insights, experiences, and the challenges faced during his efforts to combine emerging technologies, data, and the world of museums. Sebastian Chan is the director of digital and emerging media at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. Previously he was at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney and has worked extensively as a museum consultant. He blogs at freshandnew.org. Information 212.851.9692
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Lectures, February 03, 2015, 02/03/2015, Data in the Museum
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What is the place of Buddhist practitioners in the movement toward a just and equitable world? How do we understand the place of stillness in the struggle to move forward? Please join a thought-provoking and soul-nourishing evening of inquiry and wisdom with a panel of pioneering Buddhist women. It will be an event that will engage your mind, body and spirit through discussion, guided meditation and light yoga. Refreshments served.
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Discussions, February 03, 2015, 02/03/2015, Sitting Still, Standing Up: Women, Buddhism, and Social Justice
Slide Lecture |
This illustrated lecture tells how The Metropolitan, which has stood among the grandest of opera companies since its birth in 1883, became and remains a powerful actor on the global cultural scene, and traces the offstage/onstage workings of this famed New York institution.
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Slide Lectures, February 03, 2015, 02/03/2015, Charles Affron reads from his book Grand Opera: The Story of the Met
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Science Fiction Book Discussion meets the first Tuesday of the month. This month's discussion: Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury.
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Book Discussions, February 03, 2015, 02/03/2015, Science Fiction Book Discussion
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Anticipating her performances of Barber’s Violin Concerto, Artist-in-Residence Lisa Batiashvili speaks about her collaboration with the New York Philharmonic, the repertoire she’s bringing to New York, and her musical upbringing.
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Talks, February 03, 2015, 02/03/2015, An Evening with Violinist Lisa Batiashvili
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In 1977, Romare Bearden (1911-1988) created a cycle of 20 collages and watercolors (miniature variations of his collages) based on Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey. Rich in symbolism and allegorical content, Bearden’s “Odysseus Series” created an artistic bridge between classical mythology and African-American culture. The works conveyed a sense of timelessness and the universality of the human condition, but their brilliance was displayed for only two months in New York City before being scattered to private collections and public art museums.
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Gallery Talks, February 04, 2015, 02/04/2015, Gallery Tour: Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey
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A talk by Jeffrey Wasserstrom, Department of History, University of California Irvine. How has the Chinese Communist Party stayed in power so long after similar organizations fell in Eastern and Central Europe? Are the strategies that it has been using to deal with protest since 1989 still effective? What makes Xi Jinping similar to and different from his immediate predecessors? These are the sorts of questions the speaker will address, focusing in part on the different sorts of dreams that inspire hope and nightmares that cause anxiety among various groups within the People's Republic of China, from officials in Beijing, to students in Hong Kong, from migrant workers in Dongguan to Uyghurs in Urumqi.
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Lectures, February 04, 2015, 02/04/2015, Chinese Dreams and Chinese Nightmares, 1989 to 2014
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A panel discussion featuring the contributing authors to the book We Shall Overcome: Essays on a Great American Song, edited by Professor Victor V. Bobetsky, Director of the Teacher Education program in Music. The discussants will address topics ranging from the origins and ancestry of "We Shall Overcome," Pete Seeger's role in the popularization of the song, music of the Albany, Georgia freedom movement, the role of arts education for adolesecents, developing a middle school lesson plan focusing on the history of "We Shall Overcome," a discussion of several published choral arrangements of the song, and the legacy of the freedom movement.
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Book Discussions, February 04, 2015, 02/04/2015, Contributors read from We Shall Overcome: Essays on a Great American Song
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The Book Discussion Group will meet to discuss A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. Young Francie Nolan, having inherited both her father's romantic and her mother's practical nature, struggles to survive and thrive growing up in the slums of Brooklyn in the early twentieth century.
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Book Discussions, February 04, 2015, 02/04/2015, Book Discussion Group
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Stephen Kotkin in conversation with David Remnick. ,br&gt; Stephen Kotkin is the John P. Birkelund Professor in History and International Affairs at Princeton University, where he directs the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies program. He is the author of several books, including Uncivil Society, Armageddon Averted, and Magnetic Mountain. Kotkin’s Stalin: Volume I: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928 was published by Penguin in 2014. David Remnick is editor of the New Yorker. In 1988, he started a four-year tenure as a Washington Post Moscow correspondent, an experience that formed the basis of his Pulitzer Prize-winning book Lenin’s Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire (1993).
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Discussions, February 04, 2015, 02/04/2015, Stalin’s World: Geopolitics and Power
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Is working with food an art? Are chefs and growers artists? Can artists be chefs and growers? Can anyone making food call it art? Take a closer look at these questions with a conversation between cookbook author Shelley Boris, curator Amy Lipton, artist Elaine Tin Nyo and writer Linda Weintraub. They discuss ways that artists think about the food they eat, the art of cooking and the art of living on the earth. The discussion also includes information and advice for cooking, raising, producing, procuring and understanding food.
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Discussions, February 04, 2015, 02/04/2015, Bringing the Art of Food to the Everyday
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A very fashionable evening with Emmy Award-winning stylist and faculty member David Zyla. The stylist to the stars will share fashion wisdom from his new book, HOW TO WIN AT SHOPPING, and impart Style Reads on creating your individual wardrobe and how to shop smartly. The presentation will be followed by a reception and book signing where Zyla will offer personalized style readings for attendees.
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Talks, February 04, 2015, 02/04/2015, An Evening with David Zyla, Emmy Award-Winning Fashion Stylist and Author
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A conversation with Jennifer Young, PhD candidate in Hebrew &amp; Judaic Studies, who will focus on American Jewish topics in the exhibition The Left Front, including the International Workers Order. The Left Front highlights the work of American artists who took to their brushes amid the economic and social devastation brought on by the Great Depression. Joining forces in the John Reed Club and its successor, the American Artists’ Congress, a group of intellectuals and artists—among them Isabel Bishop, Louis Lozowick, John Sloan, and Raphael Soyer—tackled themes ranging from class struggle, labor organizing, unemployment, civil and workers’ rights, immigration, socialist mysticism, and utopian communities to the Spanish Civil War.
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Gallery Talks, February 04, 2015, 02/04/2015, Gallery Talk: The Left Front
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This illustrated lecture presents the first definitive biography of Bob Hope, featuring exclusive and extensive reporting that makes the persuasive case that he was most important entertainer of the twentieth century.
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Slide Lectures, February 04, 2015, 02/04/2015, Richard Zoglin read from his book Hope: Entertainer of the Century
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Gallery Talks, February 05, 2015, 02/05/2015, Gallery Tour: A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America
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Europe and the United Nations commemorate the victims of the Shoah each winter on the date of Auschwitz's liberation in 1945; this annual academic event explores issues of discrimination and crimes against humanity. In previous years, the event broadened its focus to explore groups that were targeted in the racism and xenophobia of the Nazi and Fascist regimes, and that suffered and died along with the millions of Jews. This year, the Holocaust Remembrance will focus on music, Fascism and the Holocaust.
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Discussions, February 05, 2015, 02/05/2015, Music, Fascism and the Holocaust
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The Ambassadors by Henry James
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Book Discussions, February 05, 2015, 02/05/2015, Book Discussion Group
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This illustrated lecture explores the role rice has played in society and the food economy as it journeyed from its beginnings in Asia and West Africa to global prominence.
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Slide Lectures, February 05, 2015, 02/05/2015, Renee Marton discusses her book Rice: A Global History
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Since its October debut, Serial has taken the podcasting world by storm. A spinoff of the public radio show This American Life, Serial is now the world's most popular podcast, with more than 5 million downloads and 1.5 million listeners per episode, according to iTunes. While this fame is partially due to the show's intriguing tale of a real-life murder case from 1999, it also speaks volumes about the public's growing interest in podcasts. David Carr of The New York Times will moderate a discussion with Sarah Koenig, host and producer of Serial; Alex Blumberg, creator of the podcast StartUp, former producer of This American Life and founder of NPR's Planet Money; Benjamen Walker, host of the podcast Theory of Everything and one of the founding members of Radiotopia; and Alix Spiegel, a founding producer of This American Life and co-host of the new NPR series Invisibilia.
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Discussions, February 05, 2015, 02/05/2015, Serial and the Podcast Explosion
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Interested in sustainable business strategies in New York City? Interested in sustainability in general? Join the Sustainable Cities Club and business leaders of Wyndham hotels, Jones Lang Lasalle, Telepan restaurant and Helpsy fashion to discuss where New York City stands as a sustainable city, what opportunities exist to fill a market demand and how we form municipal policies to increase the City’s sustainability and resiliency.
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Conferences, February 06, 2015, 02/06/2015, Choices Conference: How Everyday Decisions Can Make a Lasting Impact
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Dara Birnbaum, Anna K.E., Eli Keszler and Stephen Squibb discuss the term "narrative."
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Discussions, February 06, 2015, 02/06/2015, What Is 'Narrative'?
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Interested in sustainable business strategies in New York City? Interested in sustainability in general? Join the Sustainable Cities Club and business leaders of Wyndham hotels, Jones Lang Lasalle, Telepan restaurant and Helpsy fashion to discuss where New York City stands as a sustainable city, what opportunities exist to fill a market demand and how we form municipal policies to increase the City’s sustainability and resiliency.
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Conferences, February 07, 2015, 02/07/2015, Choices Conference: How Everyday Decisions Can Make a Lasting Impact
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Living together is one thing. Working together? Another entirely. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, join married couples Andrea &amp; Brian Pinkney (MARTIN &amp; MAHALIA) and Sean Qualls &amp; Selina Alko (THE CASE FOR LOVING), and Betsy &amp; Ted Lewin (HOW TO BABYSIT A LEOPARD) as they discuss the pitfalls and pleasures of creating collaboratively.
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Discussions, February 07, 2015, 02/07/2015, The Children's Literary Salon: Collaborating Couples
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In 1977, Romare Bearden (1911-1988) created a cycle of 20 collages and watercolors (miniature variations of his collages) based on Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey. Rich in symbolism and allegorical content, Bearden’s “Odysseus Series” created an artistic bridge between classical mythology and African-American culture. The works conveyed a sense of timelessness and the universality of the human condition, but their brilliance was displayed for only two months in New York City before being scattered to private collections and public art museums.
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Gallery Talks, February 07, 2015, 02/07/2015, Gallery Tour: Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey
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With William Germano, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Shakespeare’s plays exert their power over us through the beauty of language, the craft of drama, and something else we can’t easily name. Or maybe we can. These talks are designed as an introduction – or reintroduction – to Shakespeare the poet-playwright-player and to the world of his plays. Tonight: The plays as performance: Shakespeare in his theatrical time
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Lectures, February 09, 2015, 02/09/2015, Shakespeare at Work: An Introduction to the Plays in Nine Talks
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On September 30th and October 1st 1943, two German officers visited the building of the Jewish Community of Rome. They headed to the third floor where the libraries of the rabbinical academy and that of the Jewish community were held. Both collections were invaluable, the latter being one of the most comprehensive pre-modern Jewish libraries in the world. The communal library was created at the beginning of the 20th century gathering the book collections of various pre-unification Jewish institutions. It contained about 5,000 volumes including incunabula and cinquecentine. The only existing catalogue had been compiled in 1934 by Isaia Sonne. The officers examined the books. On October 11th they returned to announce that the libraries would be seized. Two days later the Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg, the German agency in charge of seizing Jewish books and art, sacked the building and took both libraries. The two libraries allegedly were transferred to Germany aboard three trains: two in October and a third one in December. In 1946, the Allies located the Rabbinical library near Frankfurt and facilitated its return to Rome in 1950. No trace was ever found of the Jewish communal library of Rome. Although various investigations were conducted, the last as part of the Anselmi Commission on the confiscation of Jewish assets in 1999-2001, its fate remains obscure. Over the years, hypotheses multiplied and at least one volume emerged in a US library. Information and testimonies concerning its departure remain vague, research incomplete and many questions are still open. A panel of experts will analyze the history of the investigations and discuss future efforts to recover this precious library: - Serena Di Nepi, University of Rome La Sapienza, Jewish Museum of Rome - Agnes Peresztegi, Commission for Art Recovery - Alex Karn, Colgate University - Natalia Indrimi, Centro Primo Levi, New York In ENGLISH.
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Discussions, February 09, 2015, 02/09/2015, Unrecovered Memory: The Jewish Communal Library of Rome
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This illustrated lecture explores our powerful appetite for the macabre, while also providing new and unique insights into the world of the serial killer, including those the author has gained directly from two of the world’s most notorious examples, David Berkowitz (“Son of Sam”) and Dennis Rader (“Bind, Torture, Kill”). It is a compelling look at how the media, criminal justice system, and public perceptions help to shape and feed the “celebrity monsters” in our midst.
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Slide Lectures, February 09, 2015, 02/09/2015, Scott Bonn reads from his book Why We Love Serial Killers: The Curious Appeal of the World's Most Savage Murderers
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With: Van Jones, President, Dream Corps Unlimited. Through this lens questions such as “What are the biggest challenges facing our nation’s success?” and “What are the opportunities to achieve true racial and economic justice?” can be explored.
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Talks, February 09, 2015, 02/09/2015, Rebuilding the Dream: Framing Civil Rights for the 21st Century
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The de Blasio administration has made reducing family homelessness a key priority. Nevertheless, homeless families spend on average over 400 days in city shelters, and the number of families is near a record high. Young children are overrepresented; the number of kids under the age of 6 in shelters has grown nearly 60 percent since 2006. How can we keep children in city-subsidized shelters safe? How can we use the time they spend in shelter to foster rather than derail their development? How can we support parents who are leaving shelters that may be the only homes their children have known? Moderated by Clara Hemphill, interim director, Center for New York City Affairs at the New School, experts in the field discuss the latest edition of Child Welfare Watch.
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Discussions, February 10, 2015, 02/10/2015, In Need of Shelter: Protecting the City's Children from Homelessness
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A presentation by Dr. Tamara Martsenyuk, Petro Yacyk Program Fellow, University of Toronto, and Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology, National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy.” Women's participation in EuroMaidan and its social and media evaluations largely reflect the social position of women in the Ukrainian society. In her presentation Dr. Martsenyuk will try to discuss three major ideas: (International) media discourse about EuroMaidan was “narrow”, practices are much more diverse; women were not “helpers”, but “participants” of EuroMaidan; women had possibility to fulfill not only “traditional” roles, new niches for egalitarian participation were possible.
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Lectures, February 10, 2015, 02/10/2015, Gender, Nation and Revolution: The Role of Women in the EuroMaidan Protests of 2013-2014 in Ukraine
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The Russian Debutante's Handbook by Gary Shteyngart. Vladimir Girshkin, a likeable Russian immigrant, searches for love, a decent job, and a credible self-identity in Gary Shteyngart's debut novel.
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Book Discussions, February 10, 2015, 02/10/2015, Book Discussion Group
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How do people excluded from political life achieve political agency? Through an analysis of historical events that have been mostly overlooked by political theorists, Martin Breaugh locates fleeting yet decisive instances of emancipation in which ordinary people become political subjects.
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Lectures, February 10, 2015, 02/10/2015, The Plebeian Experience and the Logic of (Radical) Democracy
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The fundamental mission of a publisher is to make public. This panel, organized by Arezoo Moseni in collaboration with The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Phaidon Press, Siglio Press, Yale University Press and David Zwirner Books, delves into the current and future trends in art book publishing and investigates the circumstances making an art book groundbreaking and life-changing. The panel also tackles the myriad of possibilities advancing art book publishing in the commercial and academic marketplaces.
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Discussions, February 10, 2015, 02/10/2015, The Trends in Art Book Publishing
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Leonard Marcus is one of the world’s leading authorities on children’s books and their illustration. He is the author of more than 20 pioneering books in his field including Dear Genius: The Letters of Ursula Nordstrom; Minders of Make-Believe; The Annotated Phantom Tollbooth; and Randolph Caldecott: The Man Who Could Not Stop Drawing. He is the editor of the recently published Maurice Sendak: A Celebration of the Artist and His Work.
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Talks, February 10, 2015, 02/10/2015, Writing for Children: Leonard Marcus
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A lecture by Emma Heaney, Draper Program. This talk moves off from archival documents of trans feminist political thought and struggle in the 1970s to suggest how trans feminist thought and practice — both “then and now” — can clarify two points that stalled 1970s feminist projects: (1) how can we be liberated “as women” when it is precisely the historical content of “woman” we seek to escape, and (2) can woman operate as a political category when women’s experiences are so vastly different according to race, class, and cis versus trans experience?
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Lectures, February 10, 2015, 02/10/2015,  Half-Sisters, Radical Queens, Lesbian Separatists, and Non-Men: Second Wave Trans Feminism
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With moderator Dirk Robertson and panelists Jeff Markowitz, Erica Obey, and Shelia York. From the darkest secrets to the frothiest moments, February’s panel of mystery writers tell the stories behind the stories.
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Discussions, February 10, 2015, 02/10/2015, Mystery in All Its Variety
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Community archivist and student coordinator Che Gossett examines the legacies of black queer solidarity with the Palestinian struggle by excavating the archives of June Jordan and James Baldwin for what Jose Muñoz called the performative force of the past and its import for current prison abolitionist, Palestinian solidarity, and anti-pinkwashing movements.
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Lectures, February 11, 2015, 02/11/2015, Love and Flames: Legacies of Black Queer and Prison Abolitionist Solidarity with Palestinian Struggle
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In 1977, Romare Bearden (1911-1988) created a cycle of 20 collages and watercolors (miniature variations of his collages) based on Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey. Rich in symbolism and allegorical content, Bearden’s “Odysseus Series” created an artistic bridge between classical mythology and African-American culture. The works conveyed a sense of timelessness and the universality of the human condition, but their brilliance was displayed for only two months in New York City before being scattered to private collections and public art museums.
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Gallery Talks, February 11, 2015, 02/11/2015, Gallery Tour: Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey
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Discuss the book THE UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF BEING by Milan Kundera.
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Book Discussions, February 11, 2015, 02/11/2015, Book Discussion Group
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In this series of beautiful, richly textured, large‐scale photographs, Marisa Scheinfeld documents the dramatic degradation of some of the most famous Borscht Belt hotels.
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Gallery Talks, February 11, 2015, 02/11/2015, Marisa Scheinfeld discusses her exhibition Echoes of the Borscht Belt: Contemporary Photographs
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Gallery conversation with Lou Di Gennaro, Special Collections Conservator, and Laura McCann, Conservation Librarian, Barbara Goldsmith Preservation and Conservation Department, who will discuss their work in conserving photographs, books, and a poster in The Left Front and preparing them for display. The Left Front highlights the work of American artists who took to their brushes amid the economic and social devastation brought on by the Great Depression. Joining forces in the John Reed Club and its successor, the American Artists’ Congress, a group of intellectuals and artists—among them Isabel Bishop, Louis Lozowick, John Sloan, and Raphael Soyer—tackled themes ranging from class struggle, labor organizing, unemployment, civil and workers’ rights, immigration, socialist mysticism, and utopian communities to the Spanish Civil War.
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Gallery Talks, February 11, 2015, 02/11/2015, A Conversation on the Exhibit The Left Front
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Artists are imprisoned and exiled. Art continues to be banned and destroyed. This is evidence of the power of images to unsettle, to speak truth to power, to question our cherished cultural norms and our ideas about what is sacred. Join artists, scholars, and museum directors to discuss the power of art and the importance of advocating for art, artists, and freedom of expression. Ai Weiwei will give the keynote address via a video he is creating for the conference that addresses "The Censorship of Artists: Artists in Prison, Artists in Exile," followed by a panel discussion with Melissa Chiu (Hirshorn Museum), Ethan Cohen (Ethan Fine Arts), and Minky Worden (Human Rights Watch).
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Conferences, February 12, 2015, 02/12/2015, The Fear of Art
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A talk by Dr. Samuel Schueth on his work increasing Georgia's ranking on the World Bank's Business Index.
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Lectures, February 12, 2015, 02/12/2015, Georgia and Its World Bank Ease of Business Rankings
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Gallery Talks, February 12, 2015, 02/12/2015, Gallery Tour: A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America
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The California Gold Rush of the 1850s transformed the Caribbean port town of San Juan del Norte (rechristened Greytown after British occupation in 1848) from a sleepy trading post into a teeming crossroads of cultures and politics. Greytown was at once the easternmost terminus of a likely interoceanic canal and a place—to the great surprise of so many travelers—where much of the commerce and governance was in the hands of people of African descent from the Caribbean, the US, and Nicaragua. Greytown’s inhabitants increasingly sought to fashion the town as an island of political freedom, racial equality, and entrepreneurial independence in a sea of American imperialism, white supremacy, and commercial expansionism. Lecturer Justin Wolfe is associate professor and William Arceneaux Professor of Latin American History at Tulane University.
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Lectures, February 12, 2015, 02/12/2015, A New Canaan in Nicaragua? A Caribbean Experiment in Black Freedom, 1848-1854
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A lecture by Professor Eva Geulen, Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität Frankfurt (Currently Distinguished Max Kade Visiting Professor). Starting with Goethe, this lecture will discuss the role of morphology and problems of seriality in 20th-century authors such as Moretti, Kubler, Jolles and D'Arcy Thompson.
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Lectures, February 12, 2015, 02/12/2015, Plasticity of Time: Morphology in the 20th Century
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A symposium on Russian movement culture in the 1920s and 1930s. Confirmed speakers include: Sanja Andus L'Hotellier, Christina Ezrahi, Mark Franko, Lynn Garafola, James Von Geldern, Marion Kant, Edward Kasinec, Elizabeth Kendall, Nicoletta Misler, Robert Paxton, Janice Ross, Tim Scholl, Irina Sirotkina, Edward Tyerman, and Patrizia Veroli.
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Symposiums, February 13, 2015, 02/13/2015, Russian Movement Culture of the 1920s and 1930s
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Artists are imprisoned and exiled. Art continues to be banned and destroyed. This is evidence of the power of images to unsettle, to speak truth to power, to question our cherished cultural norms and our ideas about what is sacred. Join artists, scholars, and museum directors to discuss the power of art and the importance of advocating for art, artists, and freedom of expression. Ai Weiwei will give the keynote address via a video he is creating for the conference that addresses "The Censorship of Artists: Artists in Prison, Artists in Exile," followed by a panel discussion with Melissa Chiu (Hirshorn Museum), Ethan Cohen (Ethan Fine Arts), and Minky Worden (Human Rights Watch).
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Conferences, February 13, 2015, 02/13/2015, The Fear of Art
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In anticipation of the Agnes Martin traveling retrospective (to begin in 2015), scholars will discuss their research projects, many of which are in progress. Special attention will be given to challenges of (re)constructing an artist's legacy, given that much information about Martin (1912-2004) has not been in circulation, and publications are few. There will be time for Q&amp;A with the audience.
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Discussions, February 13, 2015, 02/13/2015, Artist Agnes Martin: A Roundtable Discussion of New Scholarship
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A symposium on Russian movement culture in the 1920s and 1930s. Confirmed speakers include: Sanja Andus L'Hotellier, Christina Ezrahi, Mark Franko, Lynn Garafola, James Von Geldern, Marion Kant, Edward Kasinec, Elizabeth Kendall, Nicoletta Misler, Robert Paxton, Janice Ross, Tim Scholl, Irina Sirotkina, Edward Tyerman, and Patrizia Veroli.
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Symposiums, February 14, 2015, 02/14/2015, Russian Movement Culture of the 1920s and 1930s
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A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki. In Tokyo, sixteen-year-old Nao has decided there’s only one escape from her aching loneliness and her classmates’ bullying. But before she ends it all, Nao first plans to document the life of her great grandmother, a Buddhist nun who’s lived more than a century.
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Book Discussions, February 14, 2015, 02/14/2015, Book Discussion Group
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In 1977, Romare Bearden (1911-1988) created a cycle of 20 collages and watercolors (miniature variations of his collages) based on Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey. Rich in symbolism and allegorical content, Bearden’s “Odysseus Series” created an artistic bridge between classical mythology and African-American culture. The works conveyed a sense of timelessness and the universality of the human condition, but their brilliance was displayed for only two months in New York City before being scattered to private collections and public art museums.
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Gallery Talks, February 14, 2015, 02/14/2015, Gallery Tour: Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey
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Drawing on an ethnography of informal refugee camps for Kosovo forced migrants in Italy, this talk argues for a resident-centred understanding of camps and camp-like institutions in refugee studies. It invites to a closer examination of the everyday lives in/of camps and the embodied practices and claims of citizenship that inhabitants perform. It discuss the concept of campzenship as a tool for capturing both the spatiality of membership and the specificity of contemporary camps. Speaker Dr. Nando Sigona is a sociologist with over ten years research and teaching experience in migration, refugee and ethnic studies. He is a Birmingham Fellow and lecturer at the School of Social Policy, University of Birmingham.
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Lectures, February 17, 2015, 02/17/2015, The Camp as a Space of Political Membership
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This illustrated lecture tells the story of almost unprecedented urban transformation, from wasteland to epicenter of art and fashion.
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Slide Lectures, February 17, 2015, 02/17/2015, Photographer Brian Rose discusses his book Metamorphosis: Meatpacking District 1985 + 2013
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In 1977, Romare Bearden (1911-1988) created a cycle of 20 collages and watercolors (miniature variations of his collages) based on Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey. Rich in symbolism and allegorical content, Bearden’s “Odysseus Series” created an artistic bridge between classical mythology and African-American culture. The works conveyed a sense of timelessness and the universality of the human condition, but their brilliance was displayed for only two months in New York City before being scattered to private collections and public art museums.
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Gallery Talks, February 18, 2015, 02/18/2015, Gallery Tour: Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey
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Join authors Katherine A. Bussard, Alison Fisher, Greg Foster-Rice and Max Page as they discuss their groundbreaking project The City Lost and Found, an exhibition on view this spring at the Princeton University Art Museum. The accompanying publication considers how photographers, architects, activists, performance artists, and filmmakers turned conditions of urban crisis in the 1960s and 1970s into sites for civic discourse and artistic expression.
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Discussions, February 18, 2015, 02/18/2015, A Discussion of the Exhibition The City Lost and Found
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The fifth Adventure in Italian Opera with Fred Plotkin of this season will feature Italian mezzo-soprano Daniela Barcellona, who has thrilled audiences in starring roles at La Scala and in London, Paris, Turin and elsewhere. She is the prima donna of the Rossini Festival in Pesaro and will sing the bravura role of Malcolm with an all-star cast in the Met’s new production of La Donna del Lago.
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Discussions, February 18, 2015, 02/18/2015, Adventures in Italian Opera: A Conversation with Mezzo-Soprano Daniela Barcellona
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The first in a series of country seminars to address carefully curated strategic and current issues in the national agenda, with the potential to resonate regionally and internationally. Public Sector and Academia (PSA) Dialogues will bring together current or former public officials with leading roles in shaping the social or development path of their countries, and highly committed scholars nationally and or internationally recognized. Colombia has had a steady economic performance over the last decades. In 2013, it was the fourth nation in the region with the highest GDP, and it is expected to grow at 4.7% in 2014 outperforming the region (2%) and Peru as the region’s fastest-growing economy. Unemployment rates have been dropping since 2011, and wage employment has increased in the last two years. Decided steps have been taken to curtail the spiking inequality (ranking 10th in the world), as well as to enhance the country’s economic dynamism challenged by an abrupt geographical environment.
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Symposiums, February 19, 2015, 02/19/2015, Latin America on the Move: Colombia Dialogues
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Tour led by Stacy C. Hollander, the museum’s Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs, Chief Curator, and Director of Exhibitions.
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Gallery Talks, February 19, 2015, 02/19/2015, Curator's Tour: A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America
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Monthly book discussions to explore titles you've been meaning to read, or reread, and discuss with other lovers of literature. Participants should read each title before the discussion. This month's title is The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton.
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Book Discussions, February 19, 2015, 02/19/2015, Discuss Great Books in a Great Space
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Dr. Deepak Nayyar will give this lecture. Nayyar is Emeritus Professor of Economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University. He was Distinguished University Professor of Economics at the New School for Social Research. He has taught economics at the University of Oxford, the University of Sussex, and the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. He was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Delhi.
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Lectures, February 19, 2015, 02/19/2015, Why Employment Matters: Reviving Growth and Reducing Inequality
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A staggering 700,000 people are released from prison in the United States each year. When they reenter society they face widespread discrimination, including in employment, housing, higher education and voting. Who are these men and women? What are their struggles? What are their stories? And how are some beating the odds and succeeding? Come view a short documentary film and have a rich conversation about this topic with people who have lived it.
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Discussions, February 19, 2015, 02/19/2015, Think Outside the Cell: The Long Shadow of Incarceration’s Stigma
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A lecture by Vincent Giroud, author of Nicolas Nabokov: A Life in Freedom and Music. For many years as curator of modern books and manuscripts at Yale University, Vincent Giroud is currently Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Franche-Comté. His recent books include Picasso and Gertrude Stein and French Opera: A Short History. Composer, cultural diplomat, and man about town, Nicolas Nabokov (1903-78) counted among his intimate friends everyone from Igor Stravinsky to George Kennan. While today he is overshadowed by his more famous cousin Vladimir, Nicolas Nabokov was during his lifetime an outstanding and far-sighted player in international cultural exchanges during the Cold War and admired by some of the most distinguished minds of his century for his political acumen and his talents as a composer.
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Lectures, February 19, 2015, 02/19/2015, Nicolas Nabokov: Composer, Cosmopolite, Cultural Force
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A conference organized by Deutsches Haus together with the Department of Art History and co-sponsored by the Jewish Museum and co-presented with the Goethe Institut New York.
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Conferences, February 20, 2015, 02/20/2015, Ghost of the Past: Nazi-Looted Art and Its Legacies
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Presentations by graduate students: Alyssa Green — Weidenholzer Xan Holt — Nawrat /> Peter Kalal — Kermani Amanda Dennis — Schwitter Ena Brdjanovic — Gapanenko Sandra Chiritescu — Luescher
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Symposiums, February 20, 2015, 02/20/2015, Festival Neue Literatur: Encounters Across the Ocean
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Conversation between James D. Fernández, Associate Professor of Spanish &amp; Portugese, and author John K. Jacobs on his book The Stranger in the Attic: Finding a Lost Brother in His Letters Home (2013), which explores the life and art of Edward Deyo Jacobs, who left the Art Students League to fight in the Spanish Civil War.
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Discussions, February 20, 2015, 02/20/2015, Edward Deyo Jacobs and the Spanish Civil War
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A conference organized by Deutsches Haus together with the Department of Art History and co-sponsored by the Jewish Museum and co-presented with the Goethe Institut New York.
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Conferences, February 21, 2015, 02/21/2015, Ghost of the Past: Nazi-Looted Art and Its Legacies
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Gallery Talks, February 21, 2015, 02/21/2015, Gallery Tour: A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America
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Artist Patricia Dahlman begins the event with a presentation on her past and present work particularly focusing on Big Open Book, the site specific piece she made for Art Wall on Third exhibition series. The presentation is followed by a discussion between the distinguished curator Margaret Mathews-Berenson and Patricia Dahlman talking about her influences, materials and making contemporary art today.
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Talks, February 21, 2015, 02/21/2015, Artist Talk: Patricia Dahlman
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In 1977, Romare Bearden (1911-1988) created a cycle of 20 collages and watercolors (miniature variations of his collages) based on Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey. Rich in symbolism and allegorical content, Bearden’s “Odysseus Series” created an artistic bridge between classical mythology and African-American culture. The works conveyed a sense of timelessness and the universality of the human condition, but their brilliance was displayed for only two months in New York City before being scattered to private collections and public art museums.
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Gallery Talks, February 21, 2015, 02/21/2015, Gallery Tour: Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey
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With William Germano, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Shakespeare’s plays exert their power over us through the beauty of language, the craft of drama, and something else we can’t easily name. Or maybe we can. These talks are designed as an introduction – or reintroduction – to Shakespeare the poet-playwright-player and to the world of his plays. Tonight: Titus Andronicus: the theater of knife It is recommended attendees read the play before the talk.
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Lectures, February 23, 2015, 02/23/2015, Shakespeare at Work: An Introduction to the Plays in Nine Talks
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A lecture by Gennady Estraikh, Clinical Associate Professor of Hebrew &amp; Judaic Studies and Rauch Associate Professor of Yiddish Studies. Accompanied by a screening of L’Chayim, Comrade Stalin!, a documentary film tracing the history of Birobidzhan, the capital of the Soviet Union’s Jewish Autonomous Region, from 1928 to the present. Directed by Yale Strom. 90 min.
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Lectures, February 23, 2015, 02/23/2015, Birobidzhan: A Sweet-Turned-Empty Dream about a Socialist Jewish Homeland
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This illustrated lecture reveals the unknown story of how Monopoly came into existence, the reinvention of its history by Parker Brothers and multiple media outlets, the lost female originator of the game, and one man's lifelong obsession to tell the true story about the game's questionable origins.
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Slide Lectures, February 23, 2015, 02/23/2015, Mary Pilon discusses her book The Monopolists: Obsession, Fury, and the Scandal Behind the World's Favorite Board Game
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Johanna Oksala investigates the consequences for feminist politics of the neoliberal turn. For this Politics Talk Oksala will discuss Foucault’s lectures on neoliberalism in order to assess the ways they can contribute to feminist theory and politics today.
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Lectures, February 24, 2015, 02/24/2015, Feminism and Neoliberal Governmentality
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In December 2014, speaker Octavia Randolph published her long-awaited novel, Light, Descending, about the English Victorian art critic John Ruskin. She writes of Venice and of Ruskin: “The city was so central to his world view and development of aesthetic theory that it must by nature occupy a signal place in his creative universe."
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Lectures, February 24, 2015, 02/24/2015, Written in Stone: Ruskin and Venice
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A “lost” graphic novel from one of the first and most brilliant graphic novelists Milt Gross. In a mind-blowing, laugh-filled, freewheeling tour of New York, Gross’s character Pop and his sidekick son blast through the East Side, The West Side, China Town and Harlem. The demented-duo roar through Yankee Stadium, The New York Public Library and Coney Island. Presenting is Craig Yoe who is an author, editor, art director, graphic designer, cartoonist and comics historian, best known for his Yoe! Studio creations and his line of Yoe! Books.
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Talks, February 24, 2015, 02/24/2015, Craig Yoe discusses the book Milt Gross' New York: A Lost Graphic Novel
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In 1977, Romare Bearden (1911-1988) created a cycle of 20 collages and watercolors (miniature variations of his collages) based on Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey. Rich in symbolism and allegorical content, Bearden’s “Odysseus Series” created an artistic bridge between classical mythology and African-American culture. The works conveyed a sense of timelessness and the universality of the human condition, but their brilliance was displayed for only two months in New York City before being scattered to private collections and public art museums.
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Gallery Talks, February 25, 2015, 02/25/2015, Gallery Tour: Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey
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Country Girl: A Memoir by Edna O'Brien. When Edna O'Brien's first novel, The Country Girls, was published in 1960, it so scandalized the O'Briens' local parish that the book was burned by its priest. O'Brien was undeterred and has since created a body of work that bears comparison with the best writing of the twentieth century. Country Girl brings us face-to-face with a life of high drama and contemplation.
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Book Discussions, February 25, 2015, 02/25/2015, Book Discussion Group
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With Claire Messud, author of four novels and a book of novellas. Her most recent novel, The Woman Upstairs, was published in 2013. Her 2006 novel The Emperor's Children was an international bestseller and was named a New York Times Book of the Year.
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Lectures, February 25, 2015, 02/25/2015, Writing and Thinking about the Critical Essay
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This conversation and illustrated lecture is about one of today’s most pressing—and least-understood—health epidemics. The New York Times best seller, chronicles her mistakes, her heartbreaks, her minor victories—to paint an intimate and moving portrait of Alzheimer’s and, in the process, she reveals the truth about the disease and everyone it affects.
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Slide Lectures, February 25, 2015, 02/25/2015, Meryl Comer discusses her book Slow Dancing with a Stranger: Lost and Found in the Age of Alzheimer's
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Tour is led by the museum’s gallery guides.
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Gallery Talks, February 26, 2015, 02/26/2015, Gallery Tour: A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America
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An extraordinary opportunity for connoisseurs of great music and young talent. An outstanding artist of today, Elena Sorokina, discusses John Field and the Russian Piano School.
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Lectures, February 26, 2015, 02/26/2015, John Field and the Russian Piano School
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This talk explores the dynamics of authority and evasion in the Soviet Union, where a wide range of citizens practiced the arts of non-compliance and illegal departure — settlers in Siberia, soldiers, and young specialists on assignment. It will focus on escapes from the Gulag and from the “unknown Gulag” of Special Settlements, invoking the use of escapee repertoires in the face of state regimes of confinement. Lecturer Lewis Siegelbaum is the Jack and Margaret Sweet Professor of History at Michigan State University; among his most important publications are Cars for Comrades: The Life of the Soviet Automobile and Stakhanovism and the Politics of Productivity in the USSR, 1935-1941.
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Lectures, February 26, 2015, 02/26/2015, Beyond Gulags: Escaping within the Soviet Union
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In 1881, the French colonial State instituted a Code de l’indigénat (Native Code) in Algeria, a penal code applicable only to the subjects of the French Empire. The Code was a “judicial monster” in the words of one French deputy—a break with basic principles of French due process and penal law. It also provided the basic framework for extending and enforcing the colonial order, from the regularization of violence and expropriation to the administrative management of native populations, in the catastrophic context of the conquest. This talk will analyze the role of the Code de l’indigénat on the making of the “colonial subject” focusing on Algeria but also tracking its extension throughout the empire and into present day debates about the legacies of colonial rule. Lecturer Emmanuelle Saada is Associate Professor of French and History. Her main field of research is the history of the French empire in the 19th and 20th century, with a specific interest in law.
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Lectures, February 26, 2015, 02/26/2015, Making the Colonial Subject: Law and Violence in the French Empire
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In conversation with Shelly Rice, Professor, Department of Photography and Imaging and Department of Art History.
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Discussions, February 26, 2015, 02/26/2015, A Conversation with Quentin Bajac, MOMA's Chief Curator of Photography
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This event explores the changing circumstances of linguistic exchange and considers the implications of translation as a language technology from a media theoretical perspective. It aims to render discernible the materialities of translation as they shape and are shaped by the contours of politics of economies of language and culture. Questions to be investigated will include machine translation, machine language, Global English(es), untranslatability, and translation in media history and theory. With: - Emily Apter, Professor, Departments of French and Comparative Literature - Dean Jansen, Data &amp; Society fellow, co-founder of Amara.org, and executive director of the Participatory Culture Foundation - Xiaochang Li, PhD Candidate, Department of Media, Culture, and Communication - Mara Mills Assistant Professor, Department of Media, Culture, and Communication - Christine Mitchell Research Fellow, Department of Media, Culture, and Communication - Rita Raley Associate Professor, Department of English, UC-Santa Barbara - Luke Stark, PhD Candidate, Department of Media, Culture, and Communication
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Discussions, February 27, 2015, 02/27/2015, Translation-Machination: Translation as a Language Technology
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This symposium includes a gallery conversation by Julia Pelta Feldman, Graduate Curatorial Assistant, and two panel discussions. Panel 1 speakers include Finbarr Barry Flood, William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of the Humanities and Professor of Art History, Middle Eastern &amp; Islamic Studies, Institute of Fine Arts and Department of Art History; Joanne Pillsbury, Andrall E. Pearson Curator, Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania &amp; the Americas, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Jodi Roberts, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Painting &amp; Sculpture, Museum of Modern Art, New York; and James Wechsler, Consultant, Boris Lurie Foundation, New York. Panel 2 speakers include Pedro Diego Alvarado, artist and Diego Rivera’s grandson; Anna Indych-Lopez, Associate Professor and Chair of Art History, City College of New York; and Susana Pliego, author of Man at the Crossroads: Diego Rivera’s Mural at Rockefeller Center (Trilce, 2013). 4:00–5:30 pm: Panel 1 5:30–6:00 pm: Break 6:00–7:30 pm: Panel 2 and Q&amp;A
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Symposiums, February 27, 2015, 02/27/2015, Destroying Radical Icons: Mexican Muralism and the New York Left
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What does it take to imagine? We live in an era of environmental crisis and political unrest when complex systems and data analysis dictate projections of an uncertain future. Interiorists study existing places and are charged to imagine new worlds. In AfterTaste 2015 we draw inspiration from artists, educators, writers, and scientists who work to transcend what we know, to catapult culture into areas inspired and new. Designers and thinkers who cultivate the imagination conjure futures, thinking beyond problem solving to that which has not existed before. What is the spark that creates new possibilities? How can we promote and develop imaginations that can envision and create interiors for an unknown future, rather than being beholden to the past? How can we cultivate the unknown in a culture increasingly defined by big data and digital devices of distraction? Imagination alchemists, designers and experts gather to think and enact new possibilities and alternative paths through the interior of the imagination.
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Conferences, February 27, 2015, 02/27/2015, AfterTaste 2015: Inside Imagination
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Artist-in-Residence Toni Dove will talk with collaborators, past, present and future to discuss the dynamics involved in creating experimental media installations and performances.
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Discussions, February 27, 2015, 02/27/2015, Collaboration in Interactive Cinema
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What does it take to imagine? We live in an era of environmental crisis and political unrest when complex systems and data analysis dictate projections of an uncertain future. Interiorists study existing places and are charged to imagine new worlds. In AfterTaste 2015 we draw inspiration from artists, educators, writers, and scientists who work to transcend what we know, to catapult culture into areas inspired and new. Designers and thinkers who cultivate the imagination conjure futures, thinking beyond problem solving to that which has not existed before. What is the spark that creates new possibilities? How can we promote and develop imaginations that can envision and create interiors for an unknown future, rather than being beholden to the past? How can we cultivate the unknown in a culture increasingly defined by big data and digital devices of distraction? Imagination alchemists, designers and experts gather to think and enact new possibilities and alternative paths through the interior of the imagination.
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Conferences, February 28, 2015, 02/28/2015, AfterTaste 2015: Inside Imagination
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Rare woods from South America, refined tree resin, wound sheep gut, and Siberian horsehair all combine to create the otherworldly sounds of string instruments. Join members of New Vintage Baroque for an interactive demonstration of authentic baroque era violins, cellos, and gambas. 'Wichcraft coffee and pastries available for purchase.
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Talks, February 28, 2015, 02/28/2015, Wood, Sap, and Gut: Breakfast with New Vintage Baroque
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In 1977, Romare Bearden (1911-1988) created a cycle of 20 collages and watercolors (miniature variations of his collages) based on Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey. Rich in symbolism and allegorical content, Bearden’s “Odysseus Series” created an artistic bridge between classical mythology and African-American culture. The works conveyed a sense of timelessness and the universality of the human condition, but their brilliance was displayed for only two months in New York City before being scattered to private collections and public art museums.
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Gallery Talks, February 28, 2015, 02/28/2015, Gallery Tour: Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey
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With William Germano, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Shakespeare’s plays exert their power over us through the beauty of language, the craft of drama, and something else we can’t easily name. Or maybe we can. These talks are designed as an introduction – or reintroduction – to Shakespeare the poet-playwright-player and to the world of his plays. Tonight: A Midsummer Night’s Dream: the theater of sleep It is recommended attendees read the play before the talk.
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Lectures, March 02, 2015, 03/02/2015, Shakespeare at Work: An Introduction to the Plays in Nine Talks
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Tour is led by the museum’s gallery guides.
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Gallery Talks, March 05, 2015, 03/05/2015, Gallery Tour: A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America
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Gallery Talks, March 07, 2015, 03/07/2015, Gallery Tour: A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America
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With William Germano, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Shakespeare’s plays exert their power over us through the beauty of language, the craft of drama, and something else we can’t easily name. Or maybe we can. These talks are designed as an introduction – or reintroduction – to Shakespeare the poet-playwright-player and to the world of his plays. Tonight: Henry V: the theater of arms It is recommended attendees read the play before the talk.
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Lectures, March 09, 2015, 03/09/2015, Shakespeare at Work: An Introduction to the Plays in Nine Talks
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In this series of beautiful, richly textured, large‐scale photographs, Marisa Scheinfeld documents the dramatic degradation of some of the most famous Borscht Belt hotels.
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Gallery Talks, March 11, 2015, 03/11/2015, Marisa Scheinfeld discusses her exhibition Echoes of the Borscht Belt: Contemporary Photographs
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This final Conversation Without Walls for PLATFORM 2015: Dancers, Buildings and People in the Streets will include a wrap-up discussion between participating artists, writers, and special guest respondents who will gather to share their questions, observations, and highlights from the multi-week event.
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Discussions, March 28, 2015, 03/28/2015, Conversations Without Walls
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The sixth and final Adventure in Italian Opera with Fred Plotkin of this season will feature legendary soprano Renata Scotto, who was one of the greatest artists to grace the Met stage, gave unforgettable and inimitable performances in the entire Italian repertory as well as memorable portrayals by works of other composers. In addition to her singing, she also is one of the finest actresses in opera and has recently turned her attention to stage direction.
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Discussions, March 31, 2015, 03/31/2015, Adventures in Italian Opera: A Conversation with Legendary Soprano Renata Scotto
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With William Germano, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Shakespeare’s plays exert their power over us through the beauty of language, the craft of drama, and something else we can’t easily name. Or maybe we can. These talks are designed as an introduction – or reintroduction – to Shakespeare the poet-playwright-player and to the world of his plays. Tonight: Othello: the theater of race It is recommended attendees read the play before the talk.
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Lectures, April 13, 2015, 04/13/2015, Shakespeare at Work: An Introduction to the Plays in Nine Talks
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With William Germano, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Shakespeare’s plays exert their power over us through the beauty of language, the craft of drama, and something else we can’t easily name. Or maybe we can. These talks are designed as an introduction – or reintroduction – to Shakespeare the poet-playwright-player and to the world of his plays. Tonight: Hamlet: the self as theater It is recommended attendees read the play before the talk.
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Lectures, April 20, 2015, 04/20/2015, Shakespeare at Work: An Introduction to the Plays in Nine Talks
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With William Germano, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Shakespeare’s plays exert their power over us through the beauty of language, the craft of drama, and something else we can’t easily name. Or maybe we can. These talks are designed as an introduction – or reintroduction – to Shakespeare the poet-playwright-player and to the world of his plays. Tonight: Coriolanus: politics as theater It is recommended attendees read the play before the talk.
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Lectures, April 27, 2015, 04/27/2015, Shakespeare at Work: An Introduction to the Plays in Nine Talks
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With William Germano, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Shakespeare’s plays exert their power over us through the beauty of language, the craft of drama, and something else we can’t easily name. Or maybe we can. These talks are designed as an introduction – or reintroduction – to Shakespeare the poet-playwright-player and to the world of his plays. Tonight: The Winter’s Tale: theater after the end of time It is recommended attendees read the play before the talk.
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Lectures, May 11, 2015, 05/11/2015, Shakespeare at Work: An Introduction to the Plays in Nine Talks
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