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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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Join the staple Friday Night Book Group for their discussion of The Girl Who Fell From the Sky by Heidi W. Durrow. Please read the book first.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, November 28, 2014, 11/28/2014, Friday Night Book Group
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A panel discussion on how technology is rapidly democratizing business in the 21st century.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, November 29, 2014, 11/29/2014, Small Business of the Future: The Complete D.I.Y. Era
Gallery Talk |
Speaking of People: Ebony, Jet and Contemporary Art explores the ways in which contemporary artists use Ebony and Jet as a resource and as inspiration in their practices. The show features over thirty works by a multi-generational, interdisciplinary group of sixteen artists. It includes photography, painting, sculpture and sound works that will occupy the Museum's Main galleries and Project Space.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, November 30, 2014, 11/30/2014, Gallery Tour: Speaking of People: Ebony, Jet and Contemporary Art
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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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, December 01, 2014, 12/01/2014, Exhibition Tour: Infinity of Nations
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The AIDS Memorial Quilt was created 2​7​ years ago as a work of community activism to protest the appalling lack of attention by the US health agencies to an increase in improbable fatalities ​among gay men in the United States. Its first inception unfolded in October 1987 on the National Mall in Washington DC as part of the March for Gay Rights; it included 1,920 Quilt panels. In 2014, the Quilt ​now ​encompasses more than 48,000 panels, representing 60 countries and commemorating more than 93,000 names. It is the largest living memorial of its kind in the world. Dean of the School of Media Studies Anne Balsamo presents a brief history of the creation of the Quilt as the context for a demonstration of three new digital experiences​ that are designed to extend viewing of the textile Quilt. As examples of media art activism, these digital memorial applications were created to extend the reach of the AIDS Memorial Quilt and to augment the practices of cultural remembering.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, December 01, 2014, 12/01/2014, Designing Digital Experiences for the AIDS Memorial Quilt
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Celebrating 20 years of Disney on Broadway, this program reveals the process of collaboration, revision, and adaptation that transforms beloved Disney stories from idea to full life on the Broadway stage. Join the conversation with David Henry Hwang, book writer of Tarzan and Aida, Chad Beguelin, book writer of Aladdin, and Rick Elice, book writer of Peter and the Starcatcher.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, December 01, 2014, 12/01/2014, Behind the Scenes with Disney on Broadway
Slide Lecture |
This illustrated lecture uncovers the forgotten tale of the Igorrotes, a tribe from the Northern Philippines, 50 of whom were taken to Coney Island in 1905 and put on display amongst the fairground rides and freak shows.
   New York City, NY; NYC

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Slide Lectures, December 01, 2014, 12/01/2014, Claire Prentice discusses her book The Lost Tribe of Coney Island
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Commemorate the 25th Anniversary of Day With(out) Art with a keynote lecture by Tom Sokolowski and a panel discussion of arts activists including Avram Finkelstein, Joy Episalla, Luis Carle, Nancy Brooks Brody, and Tony Whitfield discussing the future of AIDS advocacy. Tom Sokolowski worked with Visual AIDS to create the astonishingly effective PR campaigns -- Day Without Art and the now-familiar red ribbon -- to promote global AIDS awareness and action. In his keynote lecture, "The Red Ribbon that Changed the World: 25 Years of AIDS activism and Day With(out) Art," he will talk about how these revolutionizing campaigns began, how they changed over time, and how they are relevant now.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, December 01, 2014, 12/01/2014, How Art and Design Activism Changed AIDS for You, and How It Still Can
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The forum will offer a unique opportunity to gain insight into the underlying trends of a deepening confrontation between Russia and the West that extends into the realms of ideas, information and values. Russia in 2014 has moved aggressively to reassert its authority across Eurasia, and challenge the European order established by the 1975 Helsinki Final Act. Unlike the Cold War, when nuclear warheads were the dominant factor, the chief instrument in the Kremlin’s arsenal these days is mass media. Moscow has harnessed the power of television and the Internet to mobilize domestic public opinion behind Kremlin efforts to destabilize Ukraine, and to extend Russia’s sway in Central Asia and the Caucasus.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Forums, December 02, 2014, 12/02/2014, The Deepening Confrontation Between Russia and the West
Symposium |
Romare Bearden constantly made the color he constantly looked for. His collages mirrored and enacted what critic Laura Harris calls the aesthetics of black social life, moving against the brutalities of removal and enclosure that structure global black experience and, therefore, the modern world. A Black Odyssey refers, though, not only to Afro-diasporic travel and travail but also to an anoriginary movement of in the art of the West that blackness has come to signifythe polyrhythmic, oral-formulaic, insurgent innovation that was also Homers home away from home. In this panel, a multi-disciplinary group of artists and scholars will sit in with Bearden, gathering with and around his Odyssean practice, his restless, wandering devotion to the scrap, the fragment, the musical moment, and his abiding in and with the imagination, whose enduring philosophical racialization renders it both disposable and appropriable. The intensity of Beardens commitment to the aesthetic contact and content of black social life in its broadest dimensions will serve as an impetus for a wide-ranging discussion of the protocols and implications of improvisation in music, literature, theology, cinema, dance and critical theory. Along with Bearden and, most importantly, the audience, the panel hopes to form a new experimental band.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Symposiums, December 02, 2014, 12/02/2014, Improvisation in the Arts
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Does the translation process have to be different for contemporary versus classical works? Does the vocabulary? How does having the author alive affect the work? Celebrated translator Marian Schwartz in conversation with Ross Ufberg, translator and publisher of New Vessel Press, and Ronald Meyer, translator, Adjunct Associate Professor of Slavic Languages, and Director of the M.A. Program in Russian Translation.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, December 02, 2014, 12/02/2014, Then and Now: Classics v. Contemporary Literature
Gallery Talk |
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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, December 02, 2014, 12/02/2014, Exhibition Tour: For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw
Lecture |
This presentation examines the consequences of migration for political transformation in origin communities in China. Lu broadens previous scholarly focus on the transnational activism of politically conscious migrants to include “unselfconscious transnationalism” that is more common and potentially more influential. Speaker Yao Lu is assistant professor of sociology at Columbia University. Her research focuses on how migration and immigration intersect with social, economic, and political processes across diverse contexts. She is especially interested in understanding the role of migration in social and political change in migrant-sending areas.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, December 02, 2014, 12/02/2014, The Case Of China: How Migration Shapes Political Attitudes and Participation in Origin Communities
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A lecture by visiting research scholar Ethan Harkness. Reception to follow.
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Lectures, December 02, 2014, 12/02/2014, Forecasting Fate in Early China
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Kass Morgan is the bestselling author of The 100, the inspiration for the hit CW television show of the same name. She studied literature at Brown and Oxford, and now lives in New York where she also works as a book editor. She’s currently finishing the third book in The 100 series, which she’ll complete as soon as she finds a coffee shop in Brooklyn that allows laptops on the weekends. Moderated by Caron Levis, faculty, School of Writing, and author of Stuck with the Blooz.
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Discussions, December 02, 2014, 12/02/2014, Writing for Children Forum: Kass Morgan
Slide Lecture |
This illustrated lecture tells the story of the envisioning, funding and building of the Statue of Liberty for the first time, dispelling long-standing myths around its creation.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Slide Lectures, December 02, 2014, 12/02/2014, Elizabeth Mitchell discusses her book Liberty's Torch: The Great Adventure to Build the Statue of Liberty
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The winner was never in doubt. But the seemingly comfortable victory margin belied the drama that took place along the way. The governor's race had more surprises than anyone would have imagined: the Moreland bombshell, Zephyr Teachout's robust primary showing, and RGA Chair Chris Christie’s snub of Rob Astorino. What does this election tell us about the state of politics in New York? What does it portend for the next few years in Albany? And does it tell us anything about Cuomo's prospects in a potential presidential bid? With: - Kate Albright-Hanna, Teachout communications director - Alexis Grenell, City &amp; State - Peter Kauffmann, senior advisor to the NYS Democratic Committee - Michael Lawler, Astorino campaign manager - Brian Murphy, CUNY Baruch College - William O'Reilly, Astorino consultant - Jessica Proud, Astorino spokesperson - Zephyr Teachout, Democratic primary candidate - Matt Wing, Cuomo communications director - Moderator: Rob George, The New York Post
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Discussions, December 03, 2014, 12/03/2014, 2014 Campaign Roundtables: The NYS Governor and State Senate Races
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For decades, transportation experts have anticipated a sweeping technological transformation of the way Americans travel, and the transportation system they use to do so. That transformation has arrived at all scales – from individual trip planning to the design and management of regional mass transit systems. But, in a distinct shift from the last 50 years, when transportation innovation in the United States was shaped by big public infrastructure projects like the Interstate Highway System, this transformation is being driven by the private sector. Silicon Valley has set its sights on the transportation system as its next big opportunity, and its first moves have triggered conflicts with regulators at every level of government. But how will this historic surge of investment and invention into the transportation sector impact existing infrastructure and land use patterns, travel behaviors, regulatory frameworks and financing structures, and the practice of transportation planning and management? This symposium will explore the recently published report, Re-Programming Mobility: The Digital Transformation of Transportation in the United States. Key questions include: -What new technologies and services will have the broadest impact on mobility? -How might new mobility technologies and services impact land use patterns? -What kinds of organizational changes will transportation regulators, funding agencies, and planning institutions need to begin preparing for now, and what kinds of skills and practices will transportation planners need in the future? Panelists: Stacey Hodge, New York City Department of Transportation; Greg Lindsay, Visiting Scholar, Rudin Center; Benjamin De La Peña, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
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Discussions, December 03, 2014, 12/03/2014, Re-Programming Mobility: What Do Smart Phones and Self-Driving Cars Mean for Future Cities?
Gallery Talk |
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, December 03, 2014, 12/03/2014, Exhibition Tour: Infinity of Nations
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A panel discussion on the economic, strategic and geopolitical implications of Central Asia's growing linkages to East Asia. Prevailing narratives describing Central Asian international politics tend to locate them within Eurasia and refer to a looming power struggle along an East–West divide. Today, however, we see accelerating trans-regional integration across diverse Asian sub-regions (East, West, North, South, and Central), much of it bypassing the West altogether.
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Discussions, December 03, 2014, 12/03/2014, Central Asia in Asia: Emerging Links, Rivalries and Opportunities
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An evening panel presentation of industry professionals discussing how music makes money now. /> Since the advent of digitized music, the methods of making, using and delivering music have grown exponentially. As a result, many royalty revenue streams and creative ways of monetizing music have emerged. The ways in which music is now marketed, bundled, downloaded, streamed, and otherwise used have resulted in many opportunities and challenges, and have kept legislation and business practices moving at an accelerated pace to keep up. Payments have changed considerably since the heyday of record royalties, making it more important than ever to understand how the new licensing, financing and payment models affect the income of music creators. Panelists: Hayley Rosenblum: Music Community Manager, Kickstarter Bill Stafford: Co-Founder, Missing Link Music Publisher Chris Tuthill: Director of Touring and Artist Development, TCI Barry Heyman, Esq: Entertainment Lawyer, Heyman Law Moderator: Michelle Bogre, Esq.
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Discussions, December 03, 2014, 12/03/2014, Music Business Now: How Music Makes Money
Lecture |
In this lecture, Hilary Mason discusses how people engaging in everyday actives are generating more and more data. The result is an amazing source of insight into human behavior, because it is one based on actual behaviors, not merely samples. Mason reviews the evolution of the technology that makes this kind of analysis possible and shares current examples of the best new applications and services being built on top of such data. Hilary Mason is data scientist in residence at Accel Partners, scientist emerita at bitly, cofounder of HackNY, cohost of DataGotham, and member of NYCResistor.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, December 03, 2014, 12/03/2014, Data as a Technical Superpower
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A lecture with Eelco Runia, author of Moved by the Past. No registration required.
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Lectures, December 03, 2014, 12/03/2014, East Asian Historical Thought in Comparative Perspective: What History Is, Knows, Does
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John Freeman is an essayist, critic, and former editor of Granta and former chair of the National Book Critics Circle. His books are How to Read a Novelist and The Tyranny of Email: The Four-Thousand Year Journey to Your Inbox, and his reviews and essays have appeared in the New York Times Book Review, the Los Angeles Times, the Guardian, the Wall Street Journal and in many other publications around the world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, December 03, 2014, 12/03/2014, Writing and Thinking about the Critical Essay
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Speaker Vicki Caron is the Diann G. and Thomas A. Mann Professor of History and Modern Jewish Studies at Cornell University. She has published a number of books and articles, including Between France and Germany: The Jews of Alsace-Lorraine, 1871–1918 and Uneasy Asylum: France and the Jewish Refugee Crisis, 1933–1942.
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Lectures, December 03, 2014, 12/03/2014, Toward the Christian Republic: The Impact of Vatican Policy on Catholic Antisemitism on the Eve of the Dreyfus Affair
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This visual lecture focuses on three iconic periods in the history of New York—New Netherlands, the Gilded Age, and 9/11—that illustrate how foodways reveal an engaging view of history for diverse audiences.
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Slide Lectures, December 03, 2014, 12/03/2014, Libby O'Connell discusses her book The American Plate: A Culinary History in 100 Bites
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Lucy Raven is an artist based in New York. She works primarily with animation and the moving image. Her movies and installations have been shown at art and film spaces internationally, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; MuMOK, Vienna; the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Wavelengths at the Toronto International Film Festival; Forum Expanded at the Berlinale, and in the 2012 Whitney Biennial, among others.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, December 03, 2014, 12/03/2014, Artist Talk: Lucy Raven
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Gay Talese, as a writer for the New York Times and Esquire Magazine in the 1960s, helped to define literary journalism. Among his classic books are The Kingdom and the Power, Honor Thy Father, Thy Neighbor’s Wife, and Unto the Sons. He also wrote one of the most famous magazine articles ever writer, “Frank Sinatra has a Cold.” Among his many awards, Talese has won the Norman Mailer Prize for distinguished journalism.
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Talks, December 03, 2014, 12/03/2014, Gay Talese, Iconic American Author
Book Discussion |
They’ll be reading two selections. First is an excerpt from Immanuel Kant’s Conscience. The second selection is from the book of Genesis in the Bible (the Creation, the Flood, and Abraham).
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Book Discussions, December 03, 2014, 12/03/2014, Great Books Discussion Group

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Talks, December 03, 2014, 12/03/2014, Interview with legendary talk show host
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A discussion with Syinat Sultanalieva and Nika Yuryeva, members of the Kyrgyz LGBT organization Labrys. The event will be moderated by Tanya Domi, Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs.
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Discussions, December 04, 2014, 12/04/2014, Is a Russian-Style 'Gay Propaganda' Law Coming to Central Asia?
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One of The New York Public Library’s founding donors was the little known James Lenox (1800-1880). His exceptional assemblage of rare books, prints, maps, and incunabula, which today form the heart of NYPL’s research holdings, were displayed, along with his paintings, sculptures and objects d’art, in the purpose-built Lenox Library (1877). A combined library and art gallery, the library was a gift from Lenox to the citizens of New York designed by one of the nation’s leading architects, Richard Morris Hunt. The Lenox Library graced upper Fifth Avenue until 1911 when it was demolished to make room for Henry C. Frick’s mansion, later the Frick Collection. Through the use of archival photographs, sketches, reproductions of paintings, and prints, this lecture will illuminate Hunt’s design and the display of books and art at the Lenox Library. By bringing to light this extraordinary multi-purpose building, one of the first in the city and in the nation to be both a research library and art gallery, it is hoped that James Lenox’s contribution can be better regarded and more fully valued. Lecturer Sally Webster is Professor Emerita of American Art at Lehman College and the Graduate Center, CUNY.
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Lectures, December 04, 2014, 12/04/2014, The Lenox Library: The Library as Museum
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How are large amounts of data managed, made sense of, and made accessible? What are the challenges of working with large open datasets, and how are different academic disciplines making use of them? In this panel discussion, researchers will explore big open data from three perspectives: the humanities, journalism, and the social web. Our panelists: - David Wrisley, Associate Professor in the Department of English and the Civilization Sequence Program at the American University of Beirut; Medieval Fellow at Fordham University's Center for Medieval Studies - Jonathan Stray, Fellow at Columbia Universitys Tow School for Digital Journalism; lead on the development of the Associated Press and the Knight Foundation Overview Project, an open-source document archive analysis system for investigative journalists - Alice Marwick, Assistant Professor at Fordham Universitys Communications and Media Studies Department; academic affiliate at the Center on Law and Information Policy (CLIP) at Fordham Law School - David Park, Dean of Strategic Initiatives; senior advisor to the Executive Vice President and Dean of Faculty of the Arts and Sciences
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Discussions, December 04, 2014, 12/04/2014, Big Open Data
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Building upon the exhibition How Things Don't Work: The Dreamspace of Victor Papanek, this symposium will explore design, future-making and speculation at the intersection of broken systems and social change. Guests: - Stuart Candy, Futurist - Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator of Architecture and Design, MoMA - Gerald Bast, Rector, University of the Applied Arts Vienna - Alison Clarke, Director, Victor Papanek Archive - Fiona Raby, Professor Industrial Design, University of the Applied Arts Vienna - Jamer Hunt, Director, Graduate Program in Transdisciplinary Design
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Symposiums, December 04, 2014, 12/04/2014, Permanent Garbage: Victor Papanek and Beautiful Visions of Failed Systems
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Kerstin Brätsch's gregarious practice moves fluidly between mediums and between individual and collective practice. Brätsch creates strange hybrids of painting, design, and performance.
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Talks, December 04, 2014, 12/04/2014, Artist Talk: Kerstin Brätsch
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The Center for Public Scholarship presents a conversation that will focus on how to generate the political and social change necessary to confront climate change. Robert Jay Lifton, author of many books, including, most recently, Witness to an Extreme Century (a memoir) and currently working on a book comparing nuclear and climate threats. Naomi Oreskes, Professor of the History of Science, Affiliated Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University; author of many books, most recently The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future with Eric Conway. Moderator: Tom Engelhardt, editor, writer, and author; creator of TomDispatch.com, a project of the Nation Institute, at which he is a fellow.
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Discussions, December 04, 2014, 12/04/2014, Confronting Climate Change: Insights from the Nuclear Disarmament Movement
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Philosophy Professor Johanna Oksala (University of Helsinki) will give this talk.
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Lectures, December 04, 2014, 12/04/2014, Political Subjects in the Era of Climate Change
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A lecture by Edward Bleiberg of the Brooklyn Museum.
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Lectures, December 04, 2014, 12/04/2014, The History of the Ptolemaic Collection at the Brooklyn Museum
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As technology has become more engaging and interactive, many new tools have opened up to writers and poets to engage their readers. This is a two-day symposium on the future of technology and literature. Julie Buntin, Illya Szilak, Andy Hunter and Flavia Rocha will discuss innovative ways poets and writers are pushing how readers interact and experience literature through technology.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Symposiums, December 04, 2014, 12/04/2014, Innovative and Immersive Literature Symposium
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By painting a black Odyssey, Romare Bearden connected the desire of African American people to return home with Homers epic. In Bearden's art, the Odyssey is linked to the Freedom Riders, the Underground Railroad, Marcus Garvey's steamship line, and Rosa Parks on a Mobile bus. To ground a black Odyssey within larger cinematic traditions, you'll watch scenes from Godard's Le mpris (Contempt) (1963), in which a director seeks to make a film of the Odyssey, Joseph Stricks Ulysses (1967), based on James Joyces novel, and of course, 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). Program Participant: Krin Gabbard is Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies at Stony Brook University.
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Lectures, December 04, 2014, 12/04/2014, From Chios to 125th Street: Toward a Black Odysseus
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This conference celebrates the rich and innovative cultural production by Russian-Jewish artists. The conference will open with Readings and Conversation at 6:30 PM on Thursday, December 4. Authors Anya Ulinich and Lara Vapnyar will read from their new novels Lena Finkle's Magic Barrel and The Smell of Pine, in conversation with Anna Katsnelson.
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Conferences, December 04, 2014, 12/04/2014, The New Wave of Russian-Jewish Cultural Production
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The worst maritime disaster in modern history occurred during World War II, when more than 9,000 German civilians drowned. This illustrated lecture reconstructs this forgotten moment in history and weaves personal narratives into a broader story, finally giving this World War II tragedy its rightful remembrance.
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Slide Lectures, December 04, 2014, 12/04/2014, Cathryn J. Prince discusses her book Death in the Baltic: The World War II Sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff
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Featuring Artistic Director Joseph Colaneri and students of the Young Artists Program, this event is a lecture with live musical examples.
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Talks, December 04, 2014, 12/04/2014, Opera Conversations
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This conference celebrates the rich and innovative cultural production by Russian-Jewish artists. Academic panels will be held. This conference focuses on the various modes of artistic composition that Russian-speaking Jewish-Americans have excelled at in the last decade and a half, including art, film, literature, and music. Particular emphasis will be given to the negotiation of genre and geography in this cultural production.
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Conferences, December 05, 2014, 12/05/2014, The New Wave of Russian-Jewish Cultural Production
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Even those who enjoy mathematical puzzles can enjoy them a bit more by knowing a few new tricks that can help solve the toughest ones. Dartmouth College professor, mathematician and puzzle expert Peter Winkler will share tips and techniques for solving math puzzles and lead the group in an effort to find solutions to some intriguing puzzles. Best suited for ages 12 and up.
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Talks, December 05, 2014, 12/05/2014, Mathematical Puzzles and the 'Tricks' You Need to Solve Them
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As technology has become more engaging and interactive, many new tools have opened up to writers and poets to engage their readers. This is a two-day symposium on the future of technology and literature. Readings by Matthea Harvey, Rick Moody, Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky, Marcio-André, Ram Devineni and Rene Veron.
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Symposiums, December 05, 2014, 12/05/2014, Innovative and Immersive Literature Symposium
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The pointe shoe is essential to the art of ballet, and a well-fitted, well-maintained pointe shoe is essential to the health of a ballerina. New York City Ballet Shoe Supervisor Dara Faust discusses her work maintaining and organizing the precious footwear of world’s greatest dancers.
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Talks, December 06, 2014, 12/06/2014, On Pointe: New York City Ballet Shoe Supervisor Dara Faust
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Join author/illustrator Jane Breskin Zalben as she moderates a panel that examines how publishing has changed from the perspectives of various professionals in the children's book field. Featuring Laurent Linn (Art Director, S&amp;S), Leonard Marcus (Scholar), Neal Porter (Editor, Roaring Brook), Caroline Ward (Librarian, Ferguson Library), Susan Roth (Artist), and Elizabeth Harding (Agent, VP Curtis Brown).
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Discussions, December 06, 2014, 12/06/2014, A Look at Children's Book Publishing in the 21st Century
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A discussion between Mary Judge and Kate Teale focusing around the fertile ground that the process of collaboration produces with cited examples within the visual arts in general and in the work of Mary Judge in particular.
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Discussions, December 06, 2014, 12/06/2014, Artists Dialogue: Mary Judge and Kate Teale
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A talk by Kyung-Ji Kate Rhee, Juvenile Justice Director. Rhee: "I begin with the premise that one cannot achieve justice when the starting point is 'criminal.' However, when our starting point is 'human,' our pathways of inquiry, understanding, and imagination are necessarily different and illuminating. Subsequently, I would like to talk about what it means to shift our paradigm of safety and justice from one of criminal justice to human justice and how we can enact it in our daily lives."
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Talks, December 07, 2014, 12/07/2014, From Criminal Justice to Human Justice
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This show considers work in multiple media, focusing on the relationship of various genres and media to one another. Here, ephemeral sculptures are captured as photographs; letterpress prints invoke the aesthetics of video; performances are recorded as drawings; sound is captured in objects; and photographs are abstracted into paintings. Rather than privileging one medium over another, the exhibition looks at their interdependence and what happens when a work is understood through the context of a new medium.
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Gallery Talks, December 07, 2014, 12/07/2014, Gallery Tour: Under Another Name
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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, December 07, 2014, 12/07/2014, Exhibition Tour: Infinity of Nations
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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, December 07, 2014, 12/07/2014, Exhibition Tour: Infinity of Nations
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The story of British and French private and government loans to Russia in the late imperial period up to the Genoa Conference of 1922 is a classic tale of money and power in the modern era—an age of economic interconnectivity and great power interdependency. Lecturer Jennifer Siegel, a former writer in residence in the Library’s Wertheim Study, is associate professor of history at The Ohio State University.
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Lectures, December 08, 2014, 12/08/2014, For Peace and Money: The Price of War and Revolution in Late Imperial Russia
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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, December 08, 2014, 12/08/2014, Exhibition Tour: Infinity of Nations
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Infrastructures of Labor explores how infrastructures are not just technical artifacts but are comprised of human labor. From networked infrastructures in the global North to do-it-yourself “people as infrastructure” systems in the global South, the panelists will present research considering how human bodies and communities are interwoven with the built environment and its technological systems. PANELISTS: Kafui Attoh / Assistant Professor of Urban Studies / The Murphy Institute / CUNY Catherine Fennell / Assistant Professor of Anthropology / Columbia University Malini Ranganathan / Assistant Professor / School of International Service / American University Rosalind Fredericks / Assistant Professor / Gallatin School of Individualized Study / NYU MODERATOR: Penny Lewis / Associate Professor of Labor Studies / The Murphy Institute / CUNY
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Discussions, December 08, 2014, 12/08/2014, Infrastructures of Labor
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Unconditional cash transfers are the controversial innovation changing the international development landscape. Organizations like GiveDirectly transfer money to poor clients living halfway around the world, who are then free to use the money as they please. While GiveDirectly is the only NGO set up for the sole purpose of distributing unconditional cash transfers, cash transfers are quickly becoming a popular development intervention. DFID estimates that 1 billion people in emerging markets receive them each year. For example, economist Jenny Aker has studied the use of cash transfers in disasters, including the differences between handing out vouchers, physical cash, and sending money via cellphones. Join the founders of GiveDirectly, Jenny Aker, and Timothy Ogden of FAI for a discussion about what this trend means for those living in poverty, for microfinance, and for the development industry as we know it. The discussion will be followed by a networking reception. Panelists: Jenny Aker, Assistant Professor, Tufts University Johannes Haushofer, Assistant Professor, Princeton University Paul Niehaus, Co-Founder and President, GiveDirectly Jeremy Shapiro, Co-Founder, GiveDirectly Moderated by: Timothy Ogden, Managing Director, Financial Access Initiative
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Discussions, December 08, 2014, 12/08/2014, How Unconditional Cash Transfers are Transforming International Development
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A conversation on Adler's book with the translator Peter Filkins, the writer George Prochnik, and Eric Banks, Director of the New York Institute for the Humanities. One of only a few death camp survivors to fictionalize his experiences, the Prague-born H. G. Adler is a strong missing link between Kafka and Sebald in German literature. The New Yorker called Adler’s first two novels Panorama and The Journey “modernist masterpieces” and the New York Times Book Review compared his work to Joyce, Kafka and Gertrude Stein. Now his magnum opus, The Wall, the final installment of Adler’s Shoah trilogy and Adler’s crowning achievement as a novelist, has been translated by Peter Filkins and is available for the first time in English.
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Discussions, December 08, 2014, 12/08/2014, A Discussion of H.G. Adler's Novel The Wall
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This illustrated lecture takes the audience inside the mission and onto the surface of Mars, with images never published before, many with surprising colors and landscapes.
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Slide Lectures, December 08, 2014, 12/08/2014, Marc Kaufman discusses his book Mars Up Close: Inside the Curiosity Mission
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With: Peter Baker is chief White House correspondent for The New York Times. His latest book is Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House, which takes the reader on a gripping and intimate journey through the eight years of the George W. Bush and Richard B. Cheney administration, arguably the most controversial presidency in recent decades. Nina Khrushcheva is associate professor of international affairs. Her latest book is The Lost Khrushchev: A Journey Into the Gulag of the Russian Mind, which examines political and social mindsets of modern Russia, and its people who are too easily settled by "stability and order" often promised by the Kremlin strongmen, be it Joseph Stalin or Vladimir Putin, Stalin’s ideological successor.
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Discussions, December 08, 2014, 12/08/2014, Fifty Years of (Cold) War and Peace: Vladimir Putin's Russia and US Foreign Policy
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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, December 09, 2014, 12/09/2014, Exhibition Tour: For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw
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Why do those with low income and little political influence have higher mortality rates and lower life expectancy than those with greater wealth and influence? Why do African-Americans have almost three times the infant mortality of whites? Dr. Richard Hofrichter helps us reflect on the ways racism and class exploitation are fundamental causes of inequity in the distribution of disease and illness. He will explore how dominant public narratives in both popular culture and public health practices have obscured imbalances in political power; and he will invite us to reflect on how our belief in those narratives allows some population groups to have worse health and lower life expectancies than others. ​
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Symposiums, December 09, 2014, 12/09/2014, The Politics of Health Inequity: Public Narrative and Social Justice
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A talk by Professor Luca Giuliani. Michelangelo's seated statue of Lorenzo de' Medici created for the nobleman's grave in the Sagrestia Nuova of San Lorenzo supports its left elbow on an object that scholars generally call a casket. Closer inspection however reveals that it depicts neither a casket nor any other object of use; it is quite simply a carefully smoothed ashlar block decorated with a mask. This detail has consequences for the way Michelangelo transformed his material, stone, into a subject of his art. Stone as a subject, in turn, directs our attention on the artistic production of the work. Although Michelangelo completed this particular statue, it thus leads to a better understanding of all the sculptures he left unfinished - a phenomenon that struck his contemporaries as a conspicuous characteristic of his art and that since then has provided the occasion for a wide range of interpretations.
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Lectures, December 09, 2014, 12/09/2014, Flesh or Stone? Michelangelo's Statue of Lorenzo in the Medici-Chapel
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The third Adventure in Italian Opera with Fred Plotkin of this season will feature soprano Danielle de Niese, one of the most exciting and admired young artists in opera today. A star at Glyndebourne, the Met and elsewhere, she plays leading roles in Italian-language operas by Handel, Gluck, Mozart and other composers. This season she is Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro at the Met.
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Discussions, December 09, 2014, 12/09/2014, Adventures in Italian Opera: A Conversation with Soprano Danielle de Niese
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This illustrated lecture examines the complex moral psychology of forgiving, remembering, and forgetting in personal and political contexts. It challenges a number of entrenched ideas that pervade standard philosophical approaches to interpersonal forgiveness and offers an original account of its moral psychology and the emotions involved in it.
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Slide Lectures, December 09, 2014, 12/09/2014, Jeffrey M. Blustein discusses his book Forgiveness and Remembrance: Remembering Wrongdoing in Personal and Public Life
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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, December 10, 2014, 12/10/2014, Exhibition Tour: Infinity of Nations
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In this illustrated lecture, the author recounts his road trip to all the 13 presidential libraries in the United States.
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Slide Lectures, December 10, 2014, 12/10/2014, David Cross discusses his book Chasing History: One Man's Road Trip Through the Presidential Libraries
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The skyscraper is America’s gift to world architecture. The most iconic skyscraper is the Empire State Building which rose at the time of Great Depression. What drove it was an extraordinary combination of politics, money, design, and chutzpah. Powerful men and brilliant architects worked together to create this masterpiece of urban life which became symbolic of American achievement. Dr. Seth Gopin, the speaker, is known to several generations of Rutgers University students for his dynamic lectures on the history of art. Prior to his retirement he also held several administrative positions at the university, including Director of Global Studies, and he furthered the course of international education in the United States, Europe, and Asia.
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Lectures, December 11, 2014, 12/11/2014, The Empire State Building: From Al Smith to King Kong
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A lecture, film screening, and marionette demonstration by award-winning TV producer-writer-director and historian Tony De Nonno. De Nonno will discuss the life and legacy of puppeteers Mike and Aida Manteo, their children and grandchildren. Their family is bound together by a Sicilian folk tradition that spans a century in New York through Papa Manteo’s acclaimed Sicilian Marionette Theater, first established on Catherine Street in Manhattan’s Little Italy in 1918. He will share thoughts, insights, knowledge and experiences as this exciting 5,000-year-old journey into the origins and artistry of the puppeteering tradition unfolds before the audience’s eyes.
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Lectures, December 11, 2014, 12/11/2014,  Celebrating the Sicilian Marionette Tradition in New York
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Moyra Davey is a Canadian-born artist who began her career in the early 1980s. Her work in photography, video and writing often explores familiar objects, encouraging viewers to consider the details of everyday life that are generally overlooked.
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Talks, December 11, 2014, 12/11/2014, Artist Talk: Moyra Davey
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It’s December. Time for holiday cheer? Or to grapple with shorter days; longer nights; paler sunlight? Perhaps a darker story suits the mood. Come hear Megan Abbot, author of the acclaimed new novel The Fever; Nancy Bilyeau, who writes of the dark Tudor world; and Katia Lief, best-selling author of The Money Kill. Kenneth Wishnia, multi-award nominated mystery author and teacher, will lead the conversation as they talk about what they write. Will they share some dark secrets? Who knows?
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Discussions, December 11, 2014, 12/11/2014, Dark Deeds for a Dark Season
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An exciting multimedia presentation featuring rare film footage and archival recordings that explore the life, music, and revolutionary impact of Louis Armstrong on 20th-century musical culture - and how the Yiddish melodies sung by his Jewish “godmother” later found their way into his own music.
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Slide Lectures, December 12, 2014, 12/12/2014, The Genius of Louis Armstrong
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Featuring presentations by Dieter Grimm and Miguel Poiares Maduro with a commentary by Gráinne de Búrca. The event will be moderated by Christine Landfried. Dieter Grimm is Professor emeritus of Law at Humboldt University in Berlin and Visiting Professor at Yale Law School. He was a Justice of the Constitutional Court of Germany as well as the Rector of the Wissenschaftskolleg (Institute for Advanced Study) in Berlin. Miguel Poiares Maduro is the Portuegese Minister for Regional Development. He was a Professor of Law at the European University Institute in Florence and a Visiting Professor at Yale Law School. He was also an Advocate General of the European Court of Justice.,br&gt; Gráinne de Búrca is the Florence Ellinwood Allen Professor of Law at NYU and Director of the Jean Monnet Center for International and Regional Economic Law &amp; Justice. She was a Professor at Harvard Law School and at the European University in Florence.
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Forums, December 12, 2014, 12/12/2014, Futures of the European Union
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With Dr. Joseph Chuman. It is 66 years since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Since then more than 200 human rights documents have come into existence, aspiring to guarantee a broad range of entitlements and freedoms to larger segments of the human community. Decades ago, virtually no one had heard of human rights. Today the concept is everywhere. Most significantly people, who are oppressed will protest their injustice by invoking their human rights. But is human rights adequate to the task?
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Talks, December 14, 2014, 12/14/2014, Human Rights and the Heavy Lifting of Social Justice
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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, December 14, 2014, 12/14/2014, Exhibition Tour: Infinity of Nations
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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, December 14, 2014, 12/14/2014, Exhibition Tour: Infinity of Nations
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When we decide to blow the whistle, spill the beans, take a rain check or get the hell out of Dodge, we’re using analogies whose original meanings rarely enter our consciousness. But beneath their surface, all of them convey a complex network of ideas that shape our thinking in analogous situations. Unfortunately, not every analogy that rings true is true. Do neighboring countries really topple like dominoes? Is DNA evidence the fingerprint of the 21st century? Is the marketplace a battlefield? Surprisingly, most of us don’t realize just how often analogies slip in under the radar to mislead or deceive — often with serious consequences. In his presentation, former Presidential Speechwriter John Pollack reveals just how pervasive analogies really are — and how powerful. He also explains how to evaluate the “truth” of any analogy, and how people can hone their ability with analogy to become more creative, perceptive and persuasive.
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Lectures, December 15, 2014, 12/15/2014, Shortcut: How the Analogies We Embrace Change the World, and How to Choose Better Ones
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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, December 15, 2014, 12/15/2014, Exhibition Tour: Infinity of Nations
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The first part of the program features a slide-show presentation of historic photographs on Asian-American legal history by Hon. Denny Chin, Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit. Chin will moderate the second part of this event which includes a conversation with the pioneering Asian-American judges in New York: Hon. Randall T. Eng, Hon. Peter Tom, and Hon. Dorothy Chin-Brandt.
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Discussions, December 15, 2014, 12/15/2014, Asian-Americans and the Law: New York Pioneers in the Judiciary
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This illustrated lecture explores some of the curiosities of the Metropolis and focuses on the spots that resonate with a special something: history, irony, and/or weirdness.
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Slide Lectures, December 15, 2014, 12/15/2014, TM Rives discusses his book Secret New York — Curious Activities
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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, December 16, 2014, 12/16/2014, Exhibition Tour: For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw
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Robert Gober’s objects and installations are among the most challenging artworks of the last thirty years. On his emergence in the mid-1980s, with deceptively simple sculptures of everyday objects such as sinks and beds, this New York artist was quickly acknowledged as one of the most significant of his generation. Whether in his exacting handcrafted replications of machine-made products, his enigmatic transformations of the human body, or his enveloping theatrical environments, Gober’s formal intelligence is matched by a penetrating reading of his times.
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Talks, December 16, 2014, 12/16/2014, Artist Robert Gober discusses his book The Heart Is Not a Metaphor
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Sam Lewitt was born in Los Angeles, California, in 1981. His recent solo exhibitions include International Corrosion Fatigue, at Galerie Buchholz, Cologne (2013); Verbrannte Erde: Second Salvage, Leopold-Hosch Museum, Düren (2014); as well as an upcoming solo exhibition at CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco in 2015. Lewitt was also included in the Whitney Biennial, at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2012). He lives and works in New York.
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Talks, December 16, 2014, 12/16/2014, Artist Talk: Sam Lewitt
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With Cesare Civetta, conductor and music director of the Beethoven Festival Orchestra in New York City and the author of "The Real Toscanini: Musicians Reveal the Maestro." This mixed-media presentation features the life and music of Ludwig van Beethoven, touches upon the incredible challenges the composer faced as he gradually lost his hearing and how he overcame the psychological torment of the accompanying social awkwardness, and his evolution into a life of inner peace in his last years. Music from his early, middle, and late styles demonstrate his spiritual journey.
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Slide Lectures, December 16, 2014, 12/16/2014, Happy Birthday, Beethoven!
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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, December 17, 2014, 12/17/2014, Exhibition Tour: Infinity of Nations
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Yvonne Rainer is an American dancer, choreographer and filmmaker, whose work in these disciplines is frequently challenging and experimental. Her work is sometimes classified as minimalist art.
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Talks, December 18, 2014, 12/18/2014, Artist Talk: Yvonne Rainer
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This illustrated lecture traces the development in American history of the idea of workers owning the businesses where they work and looks at how it applies in today's economy.
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Slide Lectures, December 18, 2014, 12/18/2014, Joseph R. Blasi discusses his book The Citizen's Share: Reducing Inequality in the 21st Century
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You might be aware that the film classic The Wizard of Oz is 75 years old this August. But do you know why Dorothy wears the iconic Ruby Slippers instead of the silver pair L. Frank Baum gave her in the book? Or that F. Scott Fitzgerald wanted to write the screenplay as a vehicle for the Marx Brothers? Michael Patrick Hearn, the leading authority on The Wizard of Oz, explores these and other little-known facts about the creation of the most beloved Hollywood movie ever made.
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Talks, December 20, 2014, 12/20/2014, 75 Years on the Yellow Brick Road: Things You Likely Never Knew About The Wizard of Oz
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Young and old gather together to celebrate the Winter Solstice with music and readings and our traditional candle lighting ceremony to chase away the darkness. Join Curt Collier, families from the Ethics for Children program and teens in the Ethical Leadership program for an intergenerational program that will bring you good cheer.
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Talks, December 21, 2014, 12/21/2014, Winter Festival
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Speaking of People: Ebony, Jet and Contemporary Art explores the ways in which contemporary artists use Ebony and Jet as a resource and as inspiration in their practices. The show features over thirty works by a multi-generational, interdisciplinary group of sixteen artists. It includes photography, painting, sculpture and sound works that will occupy the Museum's Main galleries and Project Space.
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Gallery Talks, December 21, 2014, 12/21/2014, Gallery Tour: Speaking of People: Ebony, Jet and Contemporary Art
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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, December 21, 2014, 12/21/2014, Exhibition Tour: Infinity of Nations
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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, December 21, 2014, 12/21/2014, Exhibition Tour: Infinity of Nations
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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, December 22, 2014, 12/22/2014, Exhibition Tour: Infinity of Nations
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This illustrated lecture chronicles the fascinating microhistory of New York’s transit system and examines 20 specific events between 1940 and 1968, book-ended by subway unification and the creation of the MTA.
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Slide Lectures, December 22, 2014, 12/22/2014, Andrew J. Sparberg discusses his book From a Nickel to a Token: The Journey from Board of Transportation to MTA
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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, December 23, 2014, 12/23/2014, Exhibition Tour: For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw
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This illustrated lecture is a narrative of the author’s travels to more than 60 countries around the world.
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Slide Lectures, December 23, 2014, 12/23/2014, Jon Haggins discusses his book Chasing Wild Ass
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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, December 24, 2014, 12/24/2014, Exhibition Tour: Infinity of Nations
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Speaking of People: Ebony, Jet and Contemporary Art explores the ways in which contemporary artists use Ebony and Jet as a resource and as inspiration in their practices. The show features over thirty works by a multi-generational, interdisciplinary group of sixteen artists. It includes photography, painting, sculpture and sound works that will occupy the Museum's Main galleries and Project Space.
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Gallery Talks, December 28, 2014, 12/28/2014, Gallery Tour: Speaking of People: Ebony, Jet and Contemporary Art
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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, December 28, 2014, 12/28/2014, Exhibition Tour: Infinity of Nations
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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, December 28, 2014, 12/28/2014, Exhibition Tour: Infinity of Nations
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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, December 29, 2014, 12/29/2014, Exhibition Tour: Infinity of Nations
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With Mel Haber. "Tragedy Tomorrow, Comedy Tonight" is the title of a song that captures this visual presentation. Videos of funny songs from shows and films, including songs from "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," "Guys and Dolls," "Kiss Me Kate," Sweeney Todd," "Singing in the Rain," "Gigi," and "The Music Man" are intended to make the audience smile and laugh, as well as have a good time.
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Slide Lectures, December 29, 2014, 12/29/2014, Funny Songs from Stage and Screen
Gallery Talk |
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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, December 30, 2014, 12/30/2014, Exhibition Tour: For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw
Slide Lecture |
With Michael T. Luongo, a New York City-based freelance writer, editor, photographer and a lecturer of travel writing at New York University. This photo lecture showcases Rome as the city pulses with holiday energy from December to early January’s Epiphany. Few places in the world match the sheer joy, beauty and religious fervor of Christmas in Rome, the Eternal City.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Slide Lectures, December 30, 2014, 12/30/2014, Christmas in Rome, The Eternal City, with a Focus on the Vatican and Pope Francis
Gallery Talk |
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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, December 31, 2014, 12/31/2014, Exhibition Tour: Infinity of Nations
Discussion |
Principal Clarinet Anthony McGill and Program Annotator James M. Keller discuss Danish composer Carl Nielsen and The Nielsen Project.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, January 07, 2015, 01/07/2015, Perspectives on Nielsen: A Conversation with Clarinetist Anthony McGill
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Moderated by artist and arts writer Melissa Stern.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, January 08, 2015, 01/08/2015, The Psychology of Art and the Art of Psychology
Complimentary Tickets

to shows, concerts ... (CFT Deals!)

Theater | hilarious interactive parody...

Regular: $69.5; Member: $0.00

Theater | Hysterically funny show directed by Tony®-nominee

Regular: $75; Member: $0.00

Concert | Tribute to a rock star

Regular: $15; Member: $0.00

Theater | Dark comedy

Regular: $39.50; Member: $0.00

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