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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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Two years ago, New York City launched “Close to Home,” a groundbreaking juvenile justice reform. Its goal: providing group home-like detention for juvenile offenders instead of sending them to scandal-plagued Upstate facilities. Is "Close to Home" living up to its promise? Join this installment of the de Blasio series - a conversation with experts to be announced on juvenile justice reform.
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Discussions, April 21, 2015, 04/21/2015, Juvenile Justice: Strengthening Police-Community Relations
Gallery Talk |
Join a 45-minute docent led tour of the exhibition.
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Gallery Talks, April 21, 2015, 04/21/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
Lecture |
The Daytime Lecture Performance Series offers month-long lecture series on a variety of musical topics. Each week’s presentation features a musical performance and/or instrument demonstrations as well as an educational lecture placing the music in context.
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Lectures, April 21, 2015, 04/21/2015, Life in the Harem: Soprano Alison Davy Considers Women in Mozart’s Operas
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Gallery Talks, April 21, 2015, 04/21/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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William “Sandy” Darity will present “Does Racism Make You Sick?: Health, Wealth and Race in America." Darity is the Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies, and Economics and the Director of the Duke Consortium on Social Equity at Duke University. His research focuses on inequality by race, class and ethnicity.
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Talks, April 21, 2015, 04/21/2015, Does Racism Make You Sick?
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Take a look back at the landmark immigration law of 1965 which opened the nation’s doors to a much larger part of the world than ever before and dramatically transformed the city’s landscape. NYC Commissioner of Immigrant Affairs Nisha Agarwal, Council Member Carlos Menchaca, sociologist Nancy Foner, and city demographers Peter Lobo and Joe Salvo, will discuss how the law has impacted New York City and look to the future.
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Discussions, April 21, 2015, 04/21/2015, The 1965 Immigration Act 50 Years Later
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The speaker, Sebastian Heath, is a Roman archaeologist whose work often focuses on the use of digital tools to model, work with, and publish data and scholarship about the ancient world. His talk will combine a media-rich perspective on Roman amphitheaters with mapping and visualization approaches being developed under the rubric of “Big Data” and within the context of open source software applications.
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Lectures, April 21, 2015, 04/21/2015, When Big Data Slows Down: Digital Humanities and the Study of Roman Amphitheaters
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Julia Preston, The New York Times national correspondent covering immigration since April 2006, delivers two successive lectures on the subject of immigration and the changing identity of America today.
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Lectures, April 21, 2015, 04/21/2015, Immigration and the Emerging America, Part 2
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Gallery Talks, April 22, 2015, 04/22/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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A talk by Roger Schoenman, UC Santa Cruz.
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Lectures, April 22, 2015, 04/22/2015, Party Systems and Market Institutions
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Gallery Talks, April 22, 2015, 04/22/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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A lecture by Carlos Decena of Rutgers University.
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Lectures, April 22, 2015, 04/22/2015, Experiencing Evidence
Slide Lecture |
This illustrated lecture explores the inside story of Yahoo's many years of CEO turmoil, Marissa Mayer’s controversial rise at Google, and her desperate fight to save the Internet icon.
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Slide Lectures, April 22, 2015, 04/22/2015, Nicholas Carlson discusses his book Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo!
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A lunchtime lecture by Rachel Eisendrath. In medieval and Renaissance literature, ugliness often serves as an outward mark of a character’s internal depravity. Such a character is self-condemned, destroyed from within. But there are also cases of ugly characters who stand up for their ugliness, as though in protest against the moral code constructed by the larger society—or even by the text itself: it is not that their ugliness hides an internal beauty, but that they reject the standard of what constitutes beauty or ugliness, frolicking and reveling in the cool mud of what has been condemned as dirty or loathsome. Assistant Professor of English and Chair of Medieval and Renaissance Studies Rachel Eisendrath focuses on what Ben Jonson called “turdy-facy-nasty-paty-lousy-fartical” characters in the works of Geoffrey Chaucer, Edmund Spenser, William Shakespeare, and Jonson.
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Lectures, April 23, 2015, 04/23/2015, A History of the Ugly
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Gallery Talks, April 23, 2015, 04/23/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Tour led by the museum’s gallery guides.
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Gallery Talks, April 23, 2015, 04/23/2015, Gallery Tour: When the Curtain Never Comes Down
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Gallery Talks, April 23, 2015, 04/23/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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The featured speaker at this event is renowned artist Wangechi Mutu, whose work across media explores gender, race, war, colonialism, global consumption, and the exoticization of the black female body. Her work has recently been on view in New York in the solo exhibition A Fantastic Journey at the Brooklyn Museum. A dialogue and a reception will follow Wangechi Mutu's presentation.
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Talks, April 23, 2015, 04/23/2015, Artist Talk: Wangechi Mutu
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Regarded as “one of modern dance's reigning divas” by Time Out New York, Dianne McIntyre is a groundbreaking artistic pioneer, with an impressive career spanning over 40 decades of choreography for the dance and theatre stage, television, and film. McIntyre is also a generous and committed dance educator, having worked with young performers and choreographers throughout the country. McIntyre offers an inspiring look into her process for creating a new dance for the Philadelphia-based dance company Philadanco.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, April 23, 2015, 04/23/2015, Dianne McIntyre, 'One of Modern Dance's Reigning Divas'
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Anger is a normal human emotion, but mishandling it can harm one’s health and relationships. Come and learn your “anger style” and how a simple shift in your thinking can lower tension and produce better results. This casual, low-key talk will be presented by Eve Markowitz Preston, a psychologist and coach who has helped hundreds of clients to master their most challenging feelings. Questions and anecdotes from the audience are welcome.
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Talks, April 23, 2015, 04/23/2015, Don't Get Angry, Get Assertive!
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Urban dramaturgy plays with the structure, rhythm, and flow of the city to enact new stories of what our cities are and for whom. There are a myriad of artists, housed by cultural institutions and art venues, taking up urban space and showcasing new and exciting approaches to framing the city. Join an evening with Bertie Ferdman, who will discuss new tendencies in contemporary American dramaturgy with Mallory Catlett, Peter Eckersall, Andrew Kircher, and Jeff Stark.
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Discussions, April 23, 2015, 04/23/2015, Urban Dramaturgy
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Jennifer Teege is a German-Nigerian woman who was placed in an orphanage and adopted at young age. While she had some contact with her German biological mother and grandmother, she mostly grew up with her adoptive family in Munich and spent her study years abroad in Tel Aviv, Israel. In 2008 she randomly picked up a library book which made her realize the truth about the German side of her family. Recognizing photos of her mother and grandmother, she discovered a fact they had kept from her: her grandfather was Amon Goeth, the infamous Nazi commandant depicted in Schindler’s List by Ralph Fiennes.
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Talks, April 23, 2015, 04/23/2015, My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me: A Black Woman Discovers Her Family’s Nazi Past
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On April 23, Saint Jordi’s Day, Catalonians offer books and flowers to loved ones in honor of Barcelona’s patron saint. In a New York version of this tradition, Jordi Puntí and Colm Tóibín pay tribute to the great Catalan writer Josep Pla, whose books include The Gray Notebook and Life Embitters. Puntì and Tóibín will discuss Pla’s life, work, and enduring influence on Catalan and Spanish literature.
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Discussions, April 23, 2015, 04/23/2015, A Tribute to Josep Pla, the Great Catalan Writer
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Organized by Jean-Frédéric Schaub, Professor, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France.
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Conferences, April 24, 2015, 04/24/2015, Race and Processes of Racialization in Colonial Societies
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SHASHIN: PHOTOGRAPHY FROM JAPAN is a multi-institution program aimed to raise awareness of photography from Japan in New York, foster an exchange, and stimulate discussion in multiple segments: Academics, students, art collectors, researchers, artists, photographers, Japanophiles, and the general public of New York City.
   New York City, NY; NYC

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Conferences, April 24, 2015, 04/24/2015, Shashin: Photography from Japan
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Gallery Talks, April 24, 2015, 04/24/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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What Now? 2015 is a two-day annual symposium which investigates critical and timely issues in contemporary art. Dedicated to the topic of The Politics of Listening, the 2015 symposium comprises four panel discussions spanning Friday and Saturday, a keynote delivered by Lawrence Abu Hamdan, and a program of sound installations, audio works, film screenings, and performances.
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Symposiums, April 24, 2015, 04/24/2015, What Now? 2015: The Politics of Listening
Conference |
Paradiso: Performing the Renaissance, a groundbreaking conference historically situating and addressing the vibrant experimentation and interdisciplinarity that characterizes contemporary artists’ performance. The conference extends Performa’s curatorial research platform to include “the Renaissance,” an extraordinary historical precedent to today’s performance art practices, when artists, architects, and scientists worked across genres, creating live events that significantly contributed to civic and cultural life.
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Conferences, April 24, 2015, 04/24/2015, Paradiso: Perfoming the Renaissance Conference
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Panel discussion on literal and ideological noise, race, class and inequality that positions James Baldwin as a key figure in the history of political sound making, and launches the conference "What Now? The Politics of Listening." With Rich Blint, Rashida Bumbray and artists Mendi and Keith Obadike, moderated by Julie Napolin.
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Discussions, April 24, 2015, 04/24/2015, Taking Listening Seriously: James Baldwin
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Please join an afternoon with Indigenous activist Eriel Deranger and renowned environmental photojournalist Garth Lenz as they discuss the human and environmental effects of the largest industrial development project on our planet. Deranger reveals how the tar sands have impacted the people, culture, and land of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, a community situated on Lake Athabasca about 150 miles downstream of the Alberta Oil Sands project, and underscores the central role of Indigenous resistance to ongoing state extraction in the climate justice movement as a whole. Complimenting Deranger’s exposé through his haunting photo project, The True Cost of Oil, Lenz offers a stark visual representation of the ecological nightmare currently unfolding in Alberta as a result of our insatiable thirst for oil.
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Talks, April 24, 2015, 04/24/2015, Inside the Tar Sands: The Human and Ecological Costs of Canada's Catastrophic Search for Oil
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Gallery Talks, April 24, 2015, 04/24/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Lobsang is a Tibetan artist born in Tibet, educated in Dharamsala, and currently living in New York. He is a master calligrapher, who has played a role in innovating a unique style that infuses elements of abstract and conceptual art into the tradition of calligraphy. It can also be said that he has brought the rigorous training and skills of Tibetan calligraphy into abstract art. His artworks have been displayed in several exhibits including the New York International Art Center and Art for Tibet.
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Gallery Talks, April 24, 2015, 04/24/2015, Artist Tara Lobsang leads a tour of his show A Brush With Reality
Book Discussion |
This month's selection is On the Edge by Ed St. Aubyn. Read the book and join in.
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Book Discussions, April 24, 2015, 04/24/2015, Friday Night Fiction Group
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What are the sources of happiness? How can we foster happiness in our societies? What is the state of global happiness today? The World Happiness Report 2015 answers the questions. For the first time ever, the three co-editors of the World Happiness Report – Professors Jeffrey D. Sachs, Richard Layard, and John Helliwell – will do a public event to discuss the Report’s findings and future directions.
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Discussions, April 24, 2015, 04/24/2015, World Happiness Report 2015
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After tremendous success in Paris, London and Berlin, A Night of Philosophy premieres in New York. This 12-hour nocturnal happening features talks with 61 philosophers including Anthony Appiah, Emily Apter, Monique Canto-Sperber, Barbara Cassin, Simon Critchley, Daniel Garber, Bruno Karsenti, Sandra Laugier, Alexander Rosenberg, Francis Wolff, on issues such as "Freedom of Speech," "Can you decide to believe in God?," "Must intellectual Life Be Boring?," "Do We Really Want to Be Equal?," and "I Think, Therefore I Can." There will be 12 artistic performances with Eve Bailey, Trisha Bauman, Julien Bismuth, Ofri Cnaani, Clifford Owens, and more; a marathon reading of Marquis de Sade’s "Philosophy in the Boudoir"; a musical spacecraft by Stéphane Thidet; piano improvisations by composer Karol Beffa; a philosophical discotheque, videos screenings... The event will run all night until 7:00am.
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Discussions, April 24, 2015, 04/24/2015, A Night of Philosophy: A 12-Hour Nocturnal Happening
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Ideas about gender have changed in complex ways in the 125 years since the college was founded. How have the natural sciences and humanities each contributed to these transformations? How have scientific and humanistic ways of thinking interacted to produce innovative, critical, and potentially transformative knowledge about the nature and meaning of human difference? What does this history suggest about the potential for future collaborations across the disciplines? Panelists include Frances Champagne, Columbia; Evelynn Hammonds, Harvard; Gloria Origgi, the French National Center for Scientific Research; Rosalind Rosenberg, Barnard; Banu Subramaniam, U. Mass. Amherst; Rebecca Jordan Young, Barnard.
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Discussions, April 25, 2015, 04/25/2015, Gender: A Dialogue Between the Sciences and Humanities
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Organized by Jean-Frédéric Schaub, Professor, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France.
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Conferences, April 25, 2015, 04/25/2015, Race and Processes of Racialization in Colonial Societies
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SHASHIN: PHOTOGRAPHY FROM JAPAN is a multi-institution program aimed to raise awareness of photography from Japan in New York, foster an exchange, and stimulate discussion in multiple segments: Academics, students, art collectors, researchers, artists, photographers, Japanophiles, and the general public of New York City.
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Conferences, April 25, 2015, 04/25/2015, Shashin: Photography from Japan
Gallery Talk |
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Gallery Talks, April 25, 2015, 04/25/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Tour led by the museum’s gallery guides.
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Gallery Talks, April 25, 2015, 04/25/2015, Gallery Tour: When the Curtain Never Comes Down
Conference |
Paradiso: Performing the Renaissance, a groundbreaking conference historically situating and addressing the vibrant experimentation and interdisciplinarity that characterizes contemporary artists’ performance. The conference extends Performa’s curatorial research platform to include “the Renaissance,” an extraordinary historical precedent to today’s performance art practices, when artists, architects, and scientists worked across genres, creating live events that significantly contributed to civic and cultural life.
   New York City, NY; NYC

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Conferences, April 25, 2015, 04/25/2015, Paradiso: Perfoming the Renaissance Conference
Symposium |
What Now? 2015 is a two-day annual symposium which investigates critical and timely issues in contemporary art. Dedicated to the topic of The Politics of Listening, the 2015 symposium comprises four panel discussions spanning Friday and Saturday, a keynote delivered by Lawrence Abu Hamdan, and a program of sound installations, audio works, film screenings, and performances.
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Symposiums, April 25, 2015, 04/25/2015, What Now? 2015: The Politics of Listening
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Gallery Talks, April 25, 2015, 04/25/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Kelly Savage is an artist based in Brooklyn, New York. She received her BFA summa cum laude from Brooklyn College. She is the founder of the artist collective Subject to Change and a member of the Visual Arts Committee at ABC No Rio. Savage’s art has been in numerous group exhibitions in NYC spaces including: ABC No Rio, Bullet Space, Not an Alternative/Change You Want to See, Petri Space, St. Mark’s Church and Soho20 Chelsea.
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Gallery Talks, April 25, 2015, 04/25/2015, Artist Kelly Savage discusses her exhibition Pestering
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With: Curt Collier. What is the one thing you would say to an alien from another planet to summarize the human experience? What does it mean to be human? Using quirky characters, themselves facing the challenges of loving and mortality, this short one-act play explores the complications of life and the deeper meaning that pervades it all. It will be followed by an audience discussion.
   New York City, NY; NYC

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Talks, April 26, 2015, 04/26/2015, See a Problem, Solve a Problem: Socially Responsible Tourism in the 21st Century
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Trenton Doyle Hancock: Skin and Bones, 20 Years of Drawing chronicles the foundation and evolution of Hancock's prolific career. The exhibition is the first in-depth examination of the artist's extensive body of drawings, collages and works on paper.
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Gallery Talks, April 26, 2015, 04/26/2015, Gallery Tour: Trenton Doyle Hancock: Skin and Bones
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Gallery Talks, April 27, 2015, 04/27/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Gallery Talks, April 27, 2015, 04/27/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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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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Alice Eve Cohen is a memoirist, playwright, and solo theater artist. Her memoir, What I Thought I Knew (Viking) received the Elle Magazine Literary Grand Prix for Nonfiction, and was one of Oprah magazine’s 25 Best Books of Summer and Salon's Best Books of the Year. Her new memoir, The Year My Mother Came Back, will be published by Algonquin in March 2015; the audiobook will be published by HighBridge. She has written for Nickelodeon, CTW, and CBS, and has toured her solo plays to theaters, festivals and schools, nationally and internationally. Her play, Thin Walls, will be produced by The Kitchen Theatre in Ithaca in June.
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Talks, April 27, 2015, 04/27/2015, Nonfiction Forum: Alice Eve Cohen
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This illustrated lecture provides a clear, scientifically based explanation of what happens to all the major organ systems and bodily processes — such as the cardiovascular and digestive systems — as people age.
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Slide Lectures, April 27, 2015, 04/27/2015, Gary F. Merrill discusses his book Our Aging Bodies
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Ben Jealous, Partner, Kapor Center for Social Impact and Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, Former CEO, Green for All will speak on The New Civil Rights Agenda. Through this lens questions such as “How do you build an organized movement for racial justice?” and “How can advocates and community activists effectively use public policy as a tool for advancing a new civil rights agenda?” can be explored.
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Talks, April 27, 2015, 04/27/2015, The New Civil Rights Agenda
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A discussion on the social role of money with economist and member of the European League for Economic Co-operation and the International Fiscal Association, Jean-François Serval.
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Talks, April 27, 2015, 04/27/2015, Understanding the Monetary System
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Gallery Talks, April 28, 2015, 04/28/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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The Daytime Lecture Performance Series offers month-long lecture series on a variety of musical topics. Each week’s presentation features a musical performance and/or instrument demonstrations as well as an educational lecture placing the music in context.
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Lectures, April 28, 2015, 04/28/2015, Life in the Harem: Soprano Alison Davy Considers Women in Mozart’s Operas
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Gallery Talks, April 28, 2015, 04/28/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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The 10:00 PM news hasn’t even started, but you’re too exhausted to watch: who can stay awake that late? Car pools, lunch bags, after-school activities, dinner, homework, bath time, bedtime. You do it all — on top of your own job — and have just enough energy left to drag yourself to bed so you can wake early and start the routine all over again. Each day with young kids feels like a week, each week like a month. Yet as every new birthday passes, childhood seems to be moving at warp speed: five-month-olds become five-year-olds, then 15-year-olds in the blink of an eye. How can we possibly be working so hard to get through each crazy, chaotic day with our kids, and yet have the years fly by so quickly? How do we make our time with kids more meaningful and memorable? Dr. Harley Rotbart, pediatric specialist for the past 32 years and current professor and vice chairman emeritus of the department of pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital Colorado guides us in taking the mundane, exhausting routines of parenthood and turning them into special parenting events. Come learn how to redefine “quality time.”
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Talks, April 28, 2015, 04/28/2015, No-Regrets Parenting: Making the Most of the 940 Saturdays of Childhood
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Christina Baker Kline, Valerie Martin and Mary Morris will riff on this topic. Each writer has told her own story of another time.
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Discussions, April 28, 2015, 04/28/2015, The Ups and Downs of Writing Historical Fiction
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Gallery Talks, April 29, 2015, 04/29/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Gallery Talks, April 29, 2015, 04/29/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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From the 1920s, Muslims in British India promoted an active missionary agenda. Seeking political recognition as well as an antidote to Hindu conversion campaigns, the heterodox Muslim sect, the Ahmadiyya, had a vision of global evangelism in which Western and Sudanic Africa figured centrally. Its members argued that Muslims had a right to migrate for the purpose of evangelism and, to support this, they drew on the history of cosmopolitanism and non-racial egalitarianism in Islamic networks in earlier centuries, citing specifically the African settlement in Mughal, India. In this way, West Africa became a prime area of Ahmadiyya conversion, the appeal of the sect coming in part from the protection to migrate in the era of late empire and independent nation-state building. Lecturer Shobana Shankar is assistant professor of history at SUNY Stony Brook. Her book, Who Shall Enter Paradise? Christian Origins in Muslim Northern Nigeria, c.1890-1975, was published in 2014 in the Ohio University Press’ New African Histories Series.
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Talks, April 29, 2015, 04/29/2015, On the Rights of Muslim Migrants: Indian Missionaries in West Africa Since the 1920s
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Wayne Koestenbaum is an American poet, novelist, and cultural critic. His books include The Queen's Throat: Opera, Homosexuality, and the Mystery of Desire (Poseidon, 1993), Cleavage: Essays on Sex, Stars, and Aesthetics (Ballantine Books, 2000), Andy Warhol (Lipper/Viking, 2001),The Anatomy of Harpo Marx (University of California Press, 2012), and My 1980s and Other Essays (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2013). Koestenbaum will discuss the influence of French writers on his work (and life) in conversation with Elisabeth Ladenson, Chair of the Department of French and Romance Philology.
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Lectures, April 29, 2015, 04/29/2015, Writer Wayne Koestenbaum discusses the French influence on his work
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This event celebrates the publication of Come as You Are: Art of the 1990s and the exhibition by the same title, on view at the Montclair Art Museum this spring before embarking on a national tour. Featuring four artists from the exhibition and moderated by its curator Alexandra Schwartz, the panel examines the insights achieved by, and challenges inherent in, creating a history of a relatively recent era, many of whose key issues—surrounding identities, digital technologies, and globalization—remain urgent today.
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Discussions, April 29, 2015, 04/29/2015, Artists discuss the exhibition Come as You Are: Art of the 1990s
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Join us for a thoughtful discussion of Want Not by Jonathan Miles.
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Book Discussions, April 29, 2015, 04/29/2015, Book Discussion Group
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Free reception to start at 6 PM followed by the speaker series at 6:30 PM. Please join the NYU community at an international forum on Ukraine, featuring five distinguished speakers, each influential experts in their field, who will speak on a wide-rage of topics relating to the current situation in Ukraine. Following the speakers series, there will be a Q&amp;A session with a chance to ask the speakers questions. The speakers: Ambassador Yuriy Sergeyev, Representative of the Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the United Nations, will be speaking about Ukraine on the international stage and it's relationship with the EU and the UN. Dr. Hiroaki Kuromiya, Professor at Indiana University, Author of "Freedom and Terror in the Donbas: A Ukrainian-Russian Borderland, 1870s-1990s", will be speaking about the Donbas region of Ukraine, its long, complicated history and its uncertain future. Dr. Yuri Shevchuk, Professor at Columbia University, Ukrainian Language Specialist and Educator, will be speaking about the representation and manipulation of the Ukrainian language in the media and the issue of bilingualism and russification in Ukraine. Ayla Bakkalli, Executive Member of the World Congress of Crimean Tatars and USA Representative of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis, will be speaking about the effects of the Russian annexation of Crimea on the Crimean Tatar population and their future. Peter Zalmayev, Director of the Eurasia Democracy Initiative and a Donetsk native, will be speaking about information politics in Ukraine and personal experiences from Donbas.
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Forums, April 29, 2015, 04/29/2015, Ukraine Finding Its Way: An International Forum
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The chipping paint, peeling wallpaper, and threadbare linoleum floors of 97 Orchard are more than relics of long ago. They are evocative of life lived and illuminate the stories and events of the past. In an appreciation of ruins, Andrew Dolkart, director of Columbia’s historic preservation program, Katherine Malone-France, of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Christopher Payne, photographer of North Brother Island: The Last Unknown Place in New York City, and Marisa Scheinfeld, who documented abandoned resorts of the Borscht Belt in the Catskills, gather to discuss the significance of these spaces.
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Discussions, April 29, 2015, 04/29/2015, The Stories of Ruins
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Mayor de Blasio’s ambitious affordable housing agenda is at the heart of his administration’s pledge to start a new chapter in “a tale of two cities.” In 2015, Albany serves as the rent-regulation battleground but the true impact of this fight will be felt in the five boroughs where more than 2.3 million people live in rent-regulated housing. While proposals to construct new affordable housing continue to garner the most media attention, the mayor’s State of the City address revealed just how dependent his strategy is on preserving the affordability of existing units. What does the battle over rent regulation in the state capital portend for turning de Blasio’s vision into reality? Join a forum with leading officials, experts, and practitioners who will shed light on this question and more. Speakers to be announced.
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Discussions, April 29, 2015, 04/29/2015, Affordable Housing: Rent and Reality
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An evening of philosophy and film! Thomas Wartenberg, expert in the philosophy of film, will discuss Mexican cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa’s distinctive contributions to cinematography. Professor Wartenberg will show how Figueroa creates a unique synthesis between two important cinematic traditions proposed by French critic and theorist André Bazin: one emphasizing the image and one focused on realism.
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Lectures, April 29, 2015, 04/29/2015, Figueroa Sky: The Cinematographer as Artist
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Gallery Talks, April 30, 2015, 04/30/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Gallery Talks, April 30, 2015, 04/30/2015, Gallery Tour: When the Curtain Never Comes Down
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Gallery Talks, April 30, 2015, 04/30/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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In this illustrated lecture, the author turns the spotlight on what goes on behind the show curtain, sharing true tales of her life in the theatre and recounts some of the most memorable anecdotes of a career that started in 1970 with “Applause” and continues to this day.
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Slide Lectures, April 30, 2015, 04/30/2015, Susan L. Schulman discusses her book Backstage Pass to Broadway
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She may be the most revered and accomplished First Lady in American history, but Eleanor Roosevelt faced more than her share of detractors. Franklin D. Roosevelt III will moderate a discussion and Q&amp;A featuring Marc Peyser and Timothy Dwyer, authors of Hissing Cousins: The Untold Story of Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth, exploring Eleanor Roosevelt's quest for dignity, in both the political and personal spheres. Marc Peyser is a writer and former deputy editor at Newsweek. Timothy Dwyer is Chief Executive Officer of School Choice International and Head Liturgical Usher at the Cathedral.
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Talks, April 30, 2015, 04/30/2015, The Untold Story of Eleanor Roosevelt
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Gallery Talks, May 01, 2015, 05/01/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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From private citizen to documentary film star to Supreme Court petitioner who overturned the Defense of Marriage Act, Edith Windsor became a gay rights and feminist icon in her ninth decade. View the informative and poignant documentary, Edie and Thea: A Very Long Engagement, about her life with Thea Spyer, her partner of almost 50 years. The screening is followed by a conversation between Windsor and her attorney, Roberta Kaplan, as they trace their odyssey through the court system, resulting in United States v. Windsor, the 2013 landmark decision that struck down DOMA.
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Discussions, May 01, 2015, 05/01/2015, Edith Windsor: An Unlikely Activist
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Gallery Talks, May 01, 2015, 05/01/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Gallery Talks, May 02, 2015, 05/02/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Gallery Talks, May 03, 2015, 05/03/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Gallery Talks, May 04, 2015, 05/04/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Gallery Talks, May 04, 2015, 05/04/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
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Book Discussions, May 04, 2015, 05/04/2015, Mystery Lovers Monthly Book Discussion Group
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MIT professor Jim Paradis will offer a broad exploration of cultural origins of modern surveillance practice as revealed in nineteenth-century urban fiction, journalism, media technologies, and monitorial agencies and institutions. An effort will be made to gain a general understanding of the cultural agency behind the surveillance economy in diverse practices of the time, practices embodied in changing relationships between real people in real contexts. He will conclude with some observations on the uses of cultural history in design practice.
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Lectures, May 04, 2015, 05/04/2015, Reflections on the Cultural History of Surveillance
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Fate, fortune, kismet or serendipity – whatever you call it, bestselling author and photographer Jordan Matter has made a career out of relying on the unknown to provide inspiration. He has never storyboarded a single shot in his career, even when working on campaigns or magazine spreads. This process may seem like blind faith, but there is a method to his madness. Using photos and video spanning his career, and delivering his talk with high-energy and humor, he will take the viewers of this illustrated lecture through his exciting process of learning to be lucky.
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Slide Lectures, May 04, 2015, 05/04/2015, Photographer Jordan Matter discusses his book Dancers Among Us
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Gallery Talks, May 05, 2015, 05/05/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Gallery Talks, May 05, 2015, 05/05/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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As students and adults move to an all plastic money system, do they know the advantages and disadvantages of these plastic cards? Douglas Young discusses the good, the bad and the ugly of credit, debit, gift, pre-paid, and store cards, and explains how they impact a person’s credit, ability to get a job, rent an apartment, or obtain low interest rates for a car loan, private student loan, or home mortgage. Learn about FICO credit scores, “utilization rates”, “hard and soft inquires”, and the real meaning of “maxing out."
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Talks, May 05, 2015, 05/05/2015, Five Plastic Money Cards: The Good, Bad and Ugly
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Speaker Theodore Henderson works with entrepreneurs, business owners, and professionals. He is a 20-year veteran of the technology industry as well as an Amazon best selling author, Certified Social Media Security Professional Powered by CompTIA, and a Certified Leadership Coach. He is the author of the Security eBook 30 Smart Ways to Protect Yourself from Cyber Criminals aimed at owners of Smartphones, Mobile Devices, and also those who have significant online activities including Social Media, financial services, etc.
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Talks, May 05, 2015, 05/05/2015, What It Takes to Be an Entrepreneur
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Looking forward to Broadway’s big night? Join special guests for an evening of theater trivia and Tony history. The American Theatre Wing and the Broadway League offer a fascinating "Broadway by the Numbers" presentation. Special guests Frank DiLella (entertainment reporter for NY1), Julie James (SiriusXM On Broadway), and Laura Heywood (aka @BroadwayGirlNYC) compete in a Tony Trivia Challenge. See an actual Tony Award statuette from the Library’s collections, plus other rare materials and ephemera related to the winners, nominees, and hosts, past and present.
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Discussions, May 05, 2015, 05/05/2015, Road to the Tonys
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Gallery Talks, May 06, 2015, 05/06/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Gallery Talks, May 06, 2015, 05/06/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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"Gone Girl" by Donna Tartt.
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Book Discussions, May 06, 2015, 05/06/2015, Book Discussion Group
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In conjunction with the twentieth-anniversary edition of Brush Fires in the Social Landscape, this is a conversation on David Wojnarowicz’s artistic legacy. The artist’s use of photography, at times in conjunction with text and painting, was extraordinary, as was his unprecedented way of addressing the AIDS crisis and issues of censorship, homophobia, and narrative. The contributors to the book Cynthia Carr and Gary Schneider discuss the community of artists in which David Wojnarowicz worked and offer an overview of his significance then and now. Artist Adam Putnam discusses the ways in which Wojnarowicz has influenced his own work.
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Discussions, May 06, 2015, 05/06/2015, The Legacy of David Wojnarowicz
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The Umbra Workshop is considered the spark for the Black Arts movement of the 1960s. Come hear about this short-lived Lower East Side artists’ collective from award-winning poet Rashidah Ismali, whose first novel is based on her experience with the group and its vibrant location. An immigrant from Benin, she fashioned a new and global community other playwrights, poets and sculptors. Ismali will be joined by fellow Umbra poet David Henderson and CUNY-Kingsboro professor Eben Wood, who has done extensive research on the Umbra Workshop.
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Discussions, May 06, 2015, 05/06/2015, The Umbra Workshop: An Arts Movement of the 1960s
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With Stephen Miller, the author of "Walking New York Reflections of American Writers from Walt Whitman to Teju Cole," a freelance writer, and the author of five other books. This talk is literary walking tour of New York City as seen through the eyes of American and British writers. It is a study of twleve American and several British writers who walked the streets of New York and wrote about their impressions of the city in fiction, nonfiction and poetry.
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Slide Lectures, May 06, 2015, 05/06/2015, Writers Who Walked in New York
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Historian Adam Steinberg will be joined by Anne Saxelby, owner of Saxelby Cheesemongers, in a discussion on the history of the Essex Street Market. This event is open to the public and will include beverages and lite bites.
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Discussions, May 06, 2015, 05/06/2015, The History of the Essex Street Market
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Gallery Talks, May 07, 2015, 05/07/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Gallery Talks, May 07, 2015, 05/07/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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An evening honoring Meredith Monk, the trailblazing composer, singer, director/choreographer, and creator of new opera, music-theater works, films, and installations. Monk returns to the home of her archive for a conversation with John Killacky, Executive Director of the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, about her current and past work. Join Monk, as she reexamines her own manuscripts, recordings, and other materials from her fifty-year career in New York City.
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Talks, May 07, 2015, 05/07/2015, Meredith Monk: 50 Years in New York City
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This illustrated lecture uncovers the forgotten history behind New York's most incredible abandoned spaces, and witnesses its seldom seen and rapidly disappearing landscape. The visual tour explores of some of the author's favorite destinations. Harrowing tales from his own adventures and the eye-opening histories of places like Dead Horse Bay, Creedmoor State Hospital, the Harlem Renaissance Ballroom, and the Gowanus Batcave, to name a few, are presented.
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Slide Lectures, May 07, 2015, 05/07/2015, Photographer Will Ellis discusses his book AbandonedNYC
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A lecture titled by South African political scientist and feminist scholar Shireen Hassim of the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.
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Lectures, May 07, 2015, 05/07/2015, Race and Sexuality in South Africa
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Join Lower East Side historian Eric Ferrera for a lecture and guided discussion on the historical contributions that the Essex Street Market has had on Lower East Side neighborhood. This event is open to the public and will include beverages and lite bites.
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Discussions, May 07, 2015, 05/07/2015, The Essex Street Market and the Lower East Side
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Gallery Talks, May 08, 2015, 05/08/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Gallery Talks, May 08, 2015, 05/08/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Join bell hooks and Chirlane McCray, First Lady of New York City and Chair of the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, in a conversation about critical thinking and healing in contemporary society.
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Discussions, May 08, 2015, 05/08/2015, Critical Thinking in Contemporary Society, with Chirlane McCray, New York City's First Lady
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Just Kids by Patti Smith
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Book Discussions, May 09, 2015, 05/09/2015, Book Discussion Group
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To be confident in achieving your retirement goals, it is important for you to know where you are in life and what steps need to be taken to build your retirement nest-egg. Since retirement can become the longest stage of our lives, understanding asset accumulation, growth, and preservation is critical.
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Talks, May 09, 2015, 05/09/2015, The Key to a Dream Retirement
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Gallery Talks, May 09, 2015, 05/09/2015, Gallery Tour: When the Curtain Never Comes Down
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Gallery Talks, May 09, 2015, 05/09/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Gallery Talks, May 10, 2015, 05/10/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Gallery Talks, May 11, 2015, 05/11/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Gallery Talks, May 11, 2015, 05/11/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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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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Colson Whitehead's The Intuitionist
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Book Discussions, May 11, 2015, 05/11/2015, Contemporary Classics Book Discussion
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Judy Kaye is a Tony Award–winning American singer and actress. She has appeared in stage musicals, plays, and operas. Kaye has been in long runs on Broadway in the musicals The Phantom of the Opera, Ragtime, Mamma Mia!, and Nice Work If You Can Get It.
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Talks, May 11, 2015, 05/11/2015, League of Professional Theatre Women interviews Tony Award winner Judy Kaye
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A talk with Nick Montfort, Associate Professor of Digital Media, MIT. Programming is usually thought of in narrow, instrumental ways, as a means of producing commodities in the form of apps and websites. However, it is also used by many to inquire about important questions in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities, and can be used to make arguments about and build consensus on the direction of one's city and world. In this talk, Nick Montfort will make the case for general programming literacy and how this can enhance social and political discourse.
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Lectures, May 11, 2015, 05/11/2015, Computer Programming for Developing a Better Society
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This illustrated lecture chronicles a world of beauty and style. The photographer has captured fashion's trendsetters for three decades, and in doing so has helped to define what we remember most about glamour and those who create it.
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Slide Lectures, May 11, 2015, 05/11/2015, Photographer Rose Hartman discusses her book Incomparable Couples
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Gallery Talks, May 12, 2015, 05/12/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Gallery Talks, May 12, 2015, 05/12/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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The Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
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Book Discussions, May 12, 2015, 05/12/2015, Book Discussion Group
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A conversation inspired by the exhibition on view at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, and accompanied by the Yale University Press publication of the same title. Artists of different generations continue to be inspired by “America’s Playground.” Hear firsthand from the exhibition curator and author, Robin Jaffee Frank, Charles Denson, Charles Musser, Terry Carbone and very special guests about the allure and excitement of Coney Island, which occupies not only a strip of sand in Brooklyn, but also a singular place in the American imagination.
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Discussions, May 12, 2015, 05/12/2015, A Discussion on the Exhibition Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861–2008
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Gallery Talks, May 13, 2015, 05/13/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Gallery Talks, May 13, 2015, 05/13/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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THE ORPHAN TRAIN by Christina Baker Kline
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Book Discussions, May 13, 2015, 05/13/2015, Book Discussion Group
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Last year more than 63,000 children immigrated to the United States. Many were unaccompanied, seeking refuge from abuse and maltreatment. And many face a complex system on their own. Lenni Benson, founder of Safe Passage Project, which provides legal assistance for unaccompanied minors, is joined in conversation with Isabel Martinez, a sociologist whose recent research has focused on impact of detention and deportation on unaccompanied Mexican immigrant minors. They will discuss their work as well as their family immigration stories, which give them both a personal connection to the issue.
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Discussions, May 13, 2015, 05/13/2015, The Safe Passage Project
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This illustrated lecture blazes the trail to more than twenty-five unusual landmarks and hard-to-find destinations that are mostly within a two-hour drive of New York City. It includes many new ruins and historic sites to see: remnants of the two World’s Fairs in Queens, mysterious stone chambers scattered about northern Westchester County, winter adventuring in Harriman, and quarries that contain amazing artifacts.
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Slide Lectures, May 14, 2015, 05/14/2015, David A. Steinberg discusses his book Hiking the Road to Ruins
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Gallery Talks, May 15, 2015, 05/15/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Gallery Talks, May 16, 2015, 05/16/2015, Gallery Tour: When the Curtain Never Comes Down
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Gallery Talks, May 17, 2015, 05/17/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Gallery Talks, May 18, 2015, 05/18/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Gallery Talks, May 18, 2015, 05/18/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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When the weather gets steamy, do you like to escape to the great indoors? Take in a Broadway show, perhaps head to your neighborhood multiplex for the latest summer blockbuster, all of it in cool comfort? For years, theater owners tried everything to beat the heat: gigantic fans and tiny atomizers, human power and chemical power, ice, steam, electricity ... none of it helped. Until an invention called “air conditioning” made theaters comfortable — and, almost by accident, changed history. TWENTY DEGREES COOLER INSIDE, an illustrated program with accompanying book signing, will be presented by Salvatore Basile, author of the critically-lauded book COOL: How Air Conditioning Changed Everything.
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Slide Lectures, May 18, 2015, 05/18/2015, Twenty Degress Cooler Inside: How Air Conditioning Rescused the Movies (and the Rest of Show Business)
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Gallery Talks, May 19, 2015, 05/19/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Gallery Talks, May 19, 2015, 05/19/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Gallery Talks, May 20, 2015, 05/20/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Gallery Talks, May 20, 2015, 05/20/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
Discussion |
The Sketchbook Project is destined to go down as one of the era’s most astonishing global art projects, having amassed more than 30,000 sketchbooks submitted by people from more than 130 countries. The Project continues to tour with its “mobile library” of sketchbooks, just a small selection of the vast collection on display at the Brooklyn Art Library. What does it take to create, maintain, and grow a cooperative art project like this? Sketchbook Project co-founder Steven Peterman moderates a panel with experts and collaborative artists—Sara Elands Peterman, Francesco Spampinato, Jason Wong, and Guno Park—to discuss collaborative and crowd sourced art and design.
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Discussions, May 20, 2015, 05/20/2015, The Sketchbook Project World Tour
Slide Lecture |
This illustrated lecture is an investigation into the mysteries of flavor - through kitchens, supermarkets, farms, restaurants, massive food corporations, and science labs - from the first bite taken by our ancestors to scientific advances in taste and the foodie revolution. John McQuaid explains the scientific research taking place on multiple fronts and explores the most intoxicating taste-related questions.
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Slide Lectures, May 20, 2015, 05/20/2015, John McQuaid discusses his book Tasty: The Art and Science of What We Eat
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Gallery Talks, May 21, 2015, 05/21/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Gallery Talks, May 21, 2015, 05/21/2015, Gallery Tour: When the Curtain Never Comes Down
Book Discussion |
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 Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf.
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Book Discussions, May 21, 2015, 05/21/2015, Discuss Great Books in a Great Space
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Gallery Talks, May 21, 2015, 05/21/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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With Robert I. C. Fisher, photographer and author of "Gardens of the Amalfi Coast." This illustrated lecture features the most celebrated gardens of southern Italy and captures the inexhaustible lure of one of the most beautiful places on earth: Campania, the sun-kissed region that is home to Naples, Capri and the Amalfi Coast.
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Slide Lectures, May 21, 2015, 05/21/2015, La Dolce Vista: Magical Getaways and Gardens of Capri and the Amalfi Coast
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Gallery Talks, May 22, 2015, 05/22/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Gallery Talks, May 22, 2015, 05/22/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Gallery Talks, May 26, 2015, 05/26/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Gallery Talks, May 26, 2015, 05/26/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Gallery Talks, May 27, 2015, 05/27/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Gallery Talks, May 27, 2015, 05/27/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
Talk |
Associate Producer for NPR Music Anastasia Tsioulcas will share lessons learned and personal anecdotes from her experiences producing large-scale participatory performances in public.
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Talks, May 27, 2015, 05/27/2015, Producing Participatory Performances in Public
Discussion |
Peter Nagy’s Xeroxes, the earliest body of work he produced from 1982 to 1985, when he was artist-gallerist of Gallery Nature Morte in the East Village in the ’80s, is the subject of a panel discussion. Nagy is joined by the critic, curator, publisher and independent scholar Richard Milazzo, author of Peter Nagy: Entertainment Erases History – Works 1982 to 2004 to the Present, and the artists Ross Bleckner and Philip Taaffe. The event is augmented by a one-night only exhibition of the Xerox works by Peter Nagy.
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Discussions, May 27, 2015, 05/27/2015, The Art of Reading: Peter Nagy and the Xerox
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David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell
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Book Discussions, May 27, 2015, 05/27/2015, Book Discussion Group
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This illustrated lecture is a story of urban transformation, cultural shifts, and an expanding contemporary art scene. The Chelsea Gallery District has become New York’s most dominant neighborhood for contemporary art, and the streets of the west side are filled with gallery owners, art collectors, and tourists. Developments like the High Line, historical preservation projects like the Gansevoort Market, the Chelsea galleries, and plans for megaprojects like the Hudson Yards Development have redefined what is now being called the “Far West Side” of Manhattan.
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Slide Lectures, May 27, 2015, 05/27/2015, David Halle and Elisabeth Tiso discuss their book New York's New Edge: Contemporary Art, the High Line, and Urban Megaprojects on the Far West Side
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Gallery Talks, May 28, 2015, 05/28/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Gallery Talks, May 28, 2015, 05/28/2015, Gallery Tour: When the Curtain Never Comes Down
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Gallery Talks, May 28, 2015, 05/28/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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This illustrated lecture explores areas of infrastructure with the greatest impact on our world – examining everything from standards for the thinness of credit cards to the urbanism of mobile telephony, the world’s largest shared platform, to the “free zone,” the most virulent new world city paradigm. Keller Easterling proposes some unexpected techniques for resisting power in the modern world.
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Slide Lectures, May 28, 2015, 05/28/2015, Keller Easterling discusses her book Extrastatecraft: The Power of Infrastructure Space
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Gallery Talks, May 29, 2015, 05/29/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Gallery Talks, May 29, 2015, 05/29/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
Conference |
The New York Military Affairs Symposium will present a one-day conference to explore the ramifications of the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. The Hundred Days, also known as the War of the Seventh Coalition, marked the period between Emperor Napoleon I of France’s return from exile on Elba to Paris on 20 March 1815 and the second restoration of King Louis XVIII on 8 July 1815 (a period of 111 days). This period saw the War of the Seventh Coalition, and includes the Waterloo Campaign and The Neopolitan War and the fate of Murat. The conference will explore new interpretations of this period with several panels exploring the impact of these events on history.
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Conferences, May 30, 2015, 05/30/2015, The Hundred Days Waterloo Campaign of 1815
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Gallery Talks, May 30, 2015, 05/30/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Gallery Talks, May 30, 2015, 05/30/2015, Gallery Tour: When the Curtain Never Comes Down
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Gallery Talks, May 30, 2015, 05/30/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Gallery Talks, May 31, 2015, 05/31/2015, Exhibition Tour: Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography
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Gallery Talks, June 04, 2015, 06/04/2015, Gallery Tour: When the Curtain Never Comes Down
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Gallery Talks, June 11, 2015, 06/11/2015, Gallery Tour: When the Curtain Never Comes Down
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Gallery Talks, June 13, 2015, 06/13/2015, Gallery Tour: When the Curtain Never Comes Down
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Gallery Talks, June 18, 2015, 06/18/2015, Gallery Tour: When the Curtain Never Comes Down
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Gallery Talks, June 25, 2015, 06/25/2015, Gallery Tour: When the Curtain Never Comes Down
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Gallery Talks, July 02, 2015, 07/02/2015, Gallery Tour: When the Curtain Never Comes Down
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Theater | Comedy play

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Performance | Play about mafia

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Concert | Amazing interactive musical extravaganza

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