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38 free events take place on Thursday, April 21 in New York City. Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides! Exciting, high quality, unique and off the beaten path free events and free things to do take place in New York today, tonight, tomorrow and each day of the year, any time of the day: whether it's a weekday or a weekend, day or night, morning or evening or afternoon, December or July, April or November! These events will take your breath away!

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Some events take place all year long: same day of the week, same time there are there for you to take advantage of. One of the oldest free weekly events in Manhattan is Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen, which happen at noon every Tuesday. Another example of an event that you can attend all year round on weekdays is Federal Reserve Bank Tour, which takes place every week day at 1 pm (but advanced reservations are required). You can take at least 13 free tours every day of the year, except the New Year Day, July 4th, and the Christmas Day. If you are classical music afficionado, you can spend whole day in New York going from one free classical concert to another. If you love theater, then New York gives you an option to attend plays and musicals free of charge, or at deep discount. You just need to have information about it. And we are here to make that information available to you.
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Book Discussion | Nationalism, Terrorism, Patriotism: A Speculative Ethnography of War (online)


Dr. Yamuna Sangarasivam, a professor of anthropology, shares a reading and discusses how her new book intersects with poetic form in order to create what she calls "speculative ethnography: an experimental methodology that bends time and space in order to view a subject through many genres, discursive forms, human stories, and complex theories simultaneously."
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, April 21, 2022, 04/21/2022, Nationalism, Terrorism, Patriotism: A Speculative Ethnography of War (online)

Workshop | Juggling in the Park


Jugglers use the park throughout the year to provide free classes to the public. Stop by for a quick lesson, stay for the whole time, or just enjoy watching them put their skills to the test. They're a friendly group and open to drop-ins, even if you catch them outside of the regular juggling lessons. All skill levels welcome. Equipment is provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, April 21, 2022, 04/21/2022, Juggling in the Park

Discussion | Robo Judges Ruling Over Humans? AI, Law and Ethics (online)


Should “Robo Judges” be allowed to rule over humans? Who is responsible for misjudgments made by products of artificial intelligence (AI)? How can privacy rights and transparency be accounted for when implementing automated decision-making? Many legal and ethical questions revolve around artificial intelligence, especially when it comes to replacing human decisions with AI tools and algorithms in highly sensitive fields such as criminal justice, HR, or banking. Citizens have a right to understand and be able to challenge the data based on which they might be denied a loan, be required to pay more for health insurance, or be convicted for a crime. Are artificial hiring managers and robo judges innovative instruments that are fair, thorough, and effective while saving time and money? Or do humans have to make hiring decisions and carry out the law in order to ensure adequate judgment, and therefore justice? Experts from Germany and the U.S. will discuss these questions and shed light on differences and surprising similarities between approaches to artificial intelligence in both countries.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, April 21, 2022, 04/21/2022, Robo Judges Ruling Over Humans? AI, Law and Ethics (online)

Discussion | The Parallels of Russian Bellicosity in the Balkans in the Example of Ukraine (online)


A discussion with Balkan experts Reuf Bajrović (US-Europe Alliance), Kurt Bassuener (Democratization Policy Council), journalist Una Hajdari, and Richard Kraemer (European Values Center for Security Policy), moderated by Tanya Domi (Harriman Institute). Just last month, the Russian Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina issued issued a startling threat to the Bosnian government’s aspirations to join NATO. “Bosnia and Herzegovina have the right to decide whether to be a member of NATO, but Moscow reserves the right to respond to such an opportunity,” he said. Russia warned Bosnia and Herzegovina that it could be the Kremlin’s next target following Ukraine. This is not the first time Russia has threatened Bosnia. The parallels to Russia’s threats to Ukraine are unerringly uncanny. Bosnia’s significance to Western powers and to Russia stems from the same fact: The country is located squarely at the intersection of NATO and Russian influence. The West recognizes some of the potential Bosnia could have if it were brought into the NATO bloc, but seems not to understand the ramifications of the country slipping into Kremlin-induced disarray. For its part, Russia is just being consistent: Just as it unsuccessfully attempted to prevent Montenegro and North Macedonia from joining NATO, so too is it trying to halt Bosnian aspirations toward the same goal. Bosnia and threatened Balkan states North Macedonia and Montenegro remain fragile to Russian manipulation of its proxies in all of these countries and in the Balkan neighborhood.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, April 21, 2022, 04/21/2022, The Parallels of Russian Bellicosity in the Balkans in the Example of Ukraine (online)

Dance Performance | Garden of Love in Miniature: The Mystery of Bali Combined with Baroque Music and Dance (in-person and online)


The vitality of Bali combined with Baroque music, dance, and song in BALAM Dance Theatre's (BALAM) premiere of Garden of Love in Miniature. Founded as a contemporary dance company in 1979 by choreographer and movement researcher Islene Pinder, BALAM Dance Theatre (BALAM), the company offers a new vision of contemporary dance that emanates from diverse dances and historical periods from around the world blended with the dazzling opulence and magical aura of Balinese theatre. Lisa Terry ~ viol & Baroque cello Ryan Closs ~ theorbo & Baroque guitar Carlos Fittante ~ Baroque choreographer & dancer Yumiko Niimi ~ dancer
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Dance Performances, April 21, 2022, 04/21/2022, Garden of Love in Miniature: The Mystery of Bali Combined with Baroque Music and Dance (in-person and online)

Lecture | Letter Writing and Language Learning: A Case-Study from 18th Century Morocco (online)


Throughout his career as a Viennese 'language boy,' Franz von Dombay (d. 1810) collected hundreds of personal letters, which he collated in several scrapbooks. While past scholars have done much work to demonstrate the ways in which Dombay excelled in his service across Morocco and the Ottoman Empire during the late eighteenth century, this talk focuses on the pedagogical techniques and practices of his Moroccan teacher, Hasan al-Wafalawi. Presenter: Peter Kitlas (Emory University)
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:30 pm
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Lectures, April 21, 2022, 04/21/2022, Letter Writing and Language Learning: A Case-Study from 18th Century Morocco (online)

Talk | Meet the Beekeeper


A demonstration and talk led by Alveole on the beehive in Rockefeller Park. Learn about the importance of urban beekeeping and its benefit to sustainability efforts throughout the city. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, April 21, 2022, 04/21/2022, Meet the Beekeeper

Discussion | German Patriots: Jewish Germans During WWI (online)


Germany entered World War I on August 1, 1914 when the country declared war on Russia. 11 million German soldiers were mobilized, 100,000 of whom were Jewish. A number of these Jewish soldiers were honored for their service with the Iron Cross. In addition, many German Jews supported the war effort at home along with their neighbors. This service and dedication were soon disregarded, but World War I efforts are an essential part of the German Jewish story. Showcasing artifacts from the Museum’s collection, this program will explore these efforts and experiences with scholars Dr. Michael Geheran, Dr. Jason Crouthamel, Dr. Julia B. Köhne, and Dr. Tim Grady, moderator Ralph Blumenthal, and the Museum’s Curatorial Research Assistant Rebecca Frank.
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Discussions, April 21, 2022, 04/21/2022, German Patriots: Jewish Germans During WWI (online)

Discussion | Wearing Masks: The Performance of Identity in Contemporary Art (online)


Using masks as both props and metaphors, Gillian Wearing's photographs, videos, and installations explore the performance of identity, an act that we all participate in on a quotidian basis as a means to various ends. As RuPaul famously stated, "We're all born naked, and the rest is drag." Some of us adopt specific affects, mannerisms, or styles of dress to authentically signal to the outside world how we feel within. For others, assimilation is a vital act of self-preservation. Often the identities we present will shift to accommodate the social or physical spaces that we occupy. More nefariously, as with the infamous Anna Delvey, and "Tinder Swindler" Simon Leviev, the performance can be a manipulative con, "faking it until you make it." In our present landscape saturated by social media, everyone has the opportunity to present themselves as a finely curated brand. On the occasion of the exhibition Gillian Wearing: Wearing Masks, the Guggenheim will gather a virtual panel of artists to discuss how they each explore the central theme of identity performance within their creative practices. Jennifer Blessing, Senior Curator, Photography, will provide an introductory presentation contextualizing the conversation within Wearing's practice. The panelists will include Farah Al Qasimi, Malik Gaines, and Colette Lumiere. The program is organized and moderated by Dr. Ksenia M. Soboleva, Andrew W. Mellon Gender and LGBTQ+ History Fellow at the Center for Women's History, New-York Historical Society Museum and Library.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free
Discussions, April 21, 2022, 04/21/2022, Wearing Masks: The Performance of Identity in Contemporary Art (online)

Museums | European Fine Art: Vermeer, Rembrandt and More


This museum of fine art was open to the public in 1935. Its permanent collection features masterpieces by major European artists from the Renaissance to the early 20th century. Exhibitions also include sculptures, furniture, porcelain items, textiles and more. Covid protocol applies. Children under 10 are not admitted.
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Museumss, April 21, 2022, 04/21/2022, European Fine Art: Vermeer, Rembrandt and More

Book Discussion | Majority Minority: Societies and Demographic Change (online)


How do societies respond to great demographic change? This question lingers over the contemporary politics of the United States and other countries where persistent immigration has altered populations and may soon produce a majority minority milestone, where the original ethnic or religious majority loses its numerical advantage to one or more foreign-origin minority groups. Until now, most of our knowledge about large-scale responses to demographic change has been based on studies of individual people’s reactions, which tend to be instinctively defensive and intolerant. We know little about why and how these habits are sometimes tempered to promote more successful coexistence. Author Justin Gest will discuss these themes, present in his new book.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, April 21, 2022, 04/21/2022, Majority Minority: Societies and Demographic Change (online)

Book Discussion | Peter the Great's African: Experiments in Prose by Alexander Pushkin (online)


A celebration of these newly translated, unfinished works about power, class conflict, and artistic inspiration by Russia's greatest poet. Was Pushkin African? Why should we care? What does Pushkin--Russia's most beloved writer, and yet not especially read in the West--have to tell us about the Russia of past and present? Why Dutch Russian expert Michel Krielaars recently draw a distinction between two living Russias: Pushkin's Russia and Putin's Russia? They'll be asking all this and more, in a conversation celebrating and reevaluating Pushkin's lasting legacy.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, April 21, 2022, 04/21/2022, Peter the Great's African: Experiments in Prose by Alexander Pushkin (online)

Lecture | From Bench to Market: A Tour of Pharmaceutical Development


Ben Anderson, Ph.D., gives a lecture on the the path of a drug candidate from discovery to a commercial product. Anderson is vice president, global product leader in the Oncology Business Unit at Eli Lilly and Company.
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Lectures, April 21, 2022, 04/21/2022, From Bench to Market: A Tour of Pharmaceutical Development

Birdwatching | Spring Birding Tour


Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call the park home during migratory season with guided tours by NYC Audubon, led by environmental educator and urban naturalist Gabriel Willow. The park is a hotspot for avian visitors and birders alike. Past sightings include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, and even a Chuck-will’s-widow.
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Birdwatchings, April 21, 2022, 04/21/2022, Spring Birding Tour

Dance Performance | therapy: Dance Keyes to Self-Help Movements


Using comedy, characterization, dance, and live intuitive spiritual readings, Collin Kelly and Alexandria Giroux's work is an invitation to question the toxic positivity run rampant in new-age wellness culture. By appropriating various self-help methodologies, Collin Kelly and collaborator Alexandria Giroux intend to reveal the performance behind the performance of social media and the wellness industry; simultaneously criticizing superficiality while being critical of those who think they are above it. The event will take place on Thursday, 4/21/2022 from 5:30-7pm in The Movement Lab Capacity in the lab is capped at 35 audience members. Attendees who have RSVP'd before the event will have priority, and admission will be determined on a first come first serve basis on arrival. If you RSVP before the event but you arrive late, we reserve the right to give your spot to someone on the waitlist.
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Dance Performances, April 21, 2022, 04/21/2022, therapy: Dance Keyes to Self-Help Movements

Opening Reception | Annette Lemieux: Things Felt


Once described as a “minimalist with an axe to grind,” Lemieux’s practice has, for most of the last four decades, escaped easy categorization. In the present body of work, she resuscitates images and objects from 20th century films and television shows, capitalizing on ubiquitous cultural references infused with her own distinctive sentiment. The artist demonstrates an acute understanding of visual juxtaposition and cultural convention and draws from a codex of popular media to create works of art that are at once conceptual, political and personal.
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Opening Receptions, April 21, 2022, 04/21/2022, Annette Lemieux: Things Felt

Opening Reception | Basia Goszczynska: Something Has to Break


A solo show of multidisciplinary artist Basia Goszczynska. In this show, she presents a series of new works that reflect on her spiritual journey and her search for meaning. Her beliefs and ideas about God, environmental stewardship, cancel culture, and healing are front and center in these colorful sculptures and wall works that employ a mixture of salvaged materials and mass-produced objects. Basia Goszczynska, a New York-based artist, explores spirituality through a variety of mediums including sculpture, installation, performance, social practice and new media. She has presented her work in numerous exhibitions including at theIthra Museum, Pintô International, Arcadia Earth, New York Port Authority, Hopscotch, Chashama’s Space To Present, the Mid-Manhattan Public Library and OCAD University. Her most recent commissions include large-scale sculptures for the launch of partnerships between Mohawk Group and the Ocean Cleanup as well as Corona USA and Oceanic Global. She has received fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center and the Massachusetts Cultural Council as well as the Ray Stark Film Prize. Her work has been featured in theNew York Times, Forbes, Vogue, ArtNet, Curbed, and Time Out, among others.
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Opening Receptions, April 21, 2022, 04/21/2022, Basia Goszczynska: Something Has to Break

Opening Reception | Christy Rupp: Othered: An Installation of Sculpture and Works on Paper


A new installation integrating images and objects by artist, activist, and thought-leader Christy Rupp. The conceptual underpinnings of her long career have consistently called attention to our interconnectedness with non-humans and habitat—transmuting urban detritus through collage, sculpture, public art, and activism to reveal what is hidden away from common view and understanding.
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Opening Receptions, April 21, 2022, 04/21/2022, Christy Rupp: Othered: An Installation of Sculpture and Works on Paper

Discussion | Global Positioning: Exhibition Discussion


Artists Sean Connelly (Honolulu, Hawai‘i) and Rosana Paulino (São Paulo, Brazil) in a conversation with associate curator Katerina Stathopoulou. The artists will discuss themes of indigeneous culture, tradition, and the environment through the lens of their newly-commissioned works for Global Positioning, an exhibition on 320 JCDecaux bus shelters in New York City, Boston, and Chicago through June 5. The conversation with Connelly, and Paulino will explore how they address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic through their contributions to the exhibition. Each will discuss how their practice is an expression of their heritage, a tool to respond to current conditions, and what it means for their artwork to be exhibited alongside 20 artists from 17 countries across six continents. Together, Global Positioning and this public program help us consider the role of public art as we process this turbulent period with a blend of thoughtfulness, hope, incisiveness, and wit.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, April 21, 2022, 04/21/2022, Global Positioning: Exhibition Discussion

Opening Reception | Jan Dibbets: Billions of Universes


Jan Dibbets presents a selection of works from his latest series, shown here for the first time outside of Europe. These large-scale color digital prints demonstrate that there is no limit to image building by means of technology. Dibbets, a pioneering figure of conceptual art since the 1960s, was among the first artists to challenge the camera’s status as a documentary tool. With the B.O.U. series (2019-2020), he continues to explore the role technology plays in the perception, representation, and reproduction of what we see. Using a digital processing program to magnify and further abstract a single negative from his own Colorstudies series, ongoing since 1975, Dibbets has created a body of work in which colors and forms seem to spring from nowhere, alienated from the original image.
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Opening Receptions, April 21, 2022, 04/21/2022, Jan Dibbets: Billions of Universes

Open Studios | Nadav Kander: The Thread


The exhibition of photographs by the renowned London-based artist Nadav Kander will be on view .The Prix Pictet-winning photographer’s first exhibition with the gallery will present evocative landscapes and penetrating portraits from the 1990s-2020s that evoke the interconnectedness of humanity. The exhibition title, inspired by the poem “The Way It Is” by William Stafford, refers to this common thread.  
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Opening Reception | Piotr Janas: Blue Is the Decayed Pink


Piotr Janas’ (b. 1970, Warsaw) first exhibition with the gallery features paintings made between 2008 and 2020. Since emerging in the young Polish scene in the early ‘00s, Janas has become known for intense, visceral paintings that meditate on the collision between biomorphism and the formal language of modernist abstraction. Working in a late-surrealist mode inherited from the Polish avant-garde of the ‘60s and ‘70s, having studied under Prof. Jerzy Tchórzewski, Janas treats the canvas as a body itself, subjecting it to a kind of physical and mental abuse that mirrors the conditions of post-industrial life. Stretched, pierced, corroded, bleeding, the “figures” of Janas’ paintings seem to represent the decayed remains of an earlier form of humanity, which, while no longer living, still contain the trace of a vital will. The show opens with a video of the artist — stripped down to his underwear, with cigarette in hand — dancing on the back of a painting laid face-down on the studio floor. As he balances on the stretcher, bouncing across the frame striking classical ballet poses, the bars buckle, threatening to crack under Janas’ weight. Like his paintings, the image contains a series of contrasts: the elegance of the music with the awkwardness of his dance; the taut canvas with his soft body; the flat grid with his movement in space. A mutual subjection takes place in which both artist and artwork must submit to the other’s demands.
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Opening Receptions, April 21, 2022, 04/21/2022, Piotr Janas: Blue Is the Decayed Pink

Poetry Reading | Voices of Poetry: Eminent New York Poets


An evening of poetry featuring a selection of New York's most eminent poets
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Readings, April 21, 2022, 04/21/2022, Voices of Poetry: Eminent New York Poets

Book Discussion | Where They Purr: Creative Interiors and the Cats Who Call Them Home


Paul Barbera showcases twenty-eight inspirational houses and their stylish interiors, along with the charismatic felines who call these places home. He will be in conversation with Jenny Nguyen, followed by a signing.
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Book Discussions, April 21, 2022, 04/21/2022, Where They Purr: Creative Interiors and the Cats Who Call Them Home

Discussion | Climate Change and the Future of Our Cities (online)


As the climate threat accelerates, the call for a rapid and sustained reduction in greenhouse gas emissions grows more urgent. Meeting these demands will require profound changes. How will our society make this shift and how will it reshape our lives and communities? The world’s cities hold tremendous potential and promise. Climate School Dean Alex Halliday welcomes two of Columbia University’s visionary innovators. Design researcher, Professor and Dean Emerita of Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation Amale Andraos and the Robert A.W and Christine S. Carleton Professor of Civil Engineering, smart cities expert Andrew Smyth will join Alex to talk about their pathbreaking work and their concepts for the future of the built environment.
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Discussions, April 21, 2022, 04/21/2022, Climate Change and the Future of Our Cities (online)

Screening | Dance on Film: The Philadelphia Matter – 1972/2020


In this film, choreographer David Gordon assembled a virtual company of more than 30 Philadelphia performers, Wally Cardona, and Pick Up Performance Co. members Karen Graham and Valda Setterfield. The work was made using remote video material shot by the performers with iPhones to sophisticated cameras—Gordon then dissected, assembled, and collaged this movement with visual scores and archival works.
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Screenings, April 21, 2022, 04/21/2022, Dance on Film:&nbsp;The Philadelphia Matter &ndash; 1972/2020

Lecture | Peace, Security and Sustainable Development from a Human Rights Perspective: The Contributions of the United Nations Human Rights Council


Lecturer Ambassador Federico Villegas is the president of the United Nations Human Rights Council for 2022, which is made up of 47 States and is the highest UN body responsible for the promotion and protection of human rights. As Director General of Human Rights of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Argentina he coordinated the project with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights for the elaboration of the first National Plan against Discrimination and the establishment of the Center for Public Policies on Human Rights of Mercosur, and the International Center for Human Rights of UNESCO. He represented Argentina before the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance and the Global Action Against Mass Atrocities Crimes.
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Lectures, April 21, 2022, 04/21/2022, Peace, Security and Sustainable Development from a Human Rights Perspective: The Contributions of the United Nations Human Rights Council

Talk | Reimagining the Neighborhood Library (online)


A presentation by Shamichael Hallman as he discusses how the renovation of the historic Cossitt Library in Memphis, Tennessee was shaped by an understanding of history and a vision for libraries in generating opportunities for shared experiences among people of all incomes and backgrounds. Hallman is the Senior Library Manager at the historic Cossitt Library (Memphis Public Libraries) where he is currently helping to oversee the multi-million-dollar renovation of the library. The renovated library will include a welcoming outdoor gathering space, café, performance area with acoustic buffering curtains, and studio spaces to record, produce and share graphic design, video, and music projects and more. Shamichael’s 2020 TEDx talk "Re-imagining the Public Library to Reconnect the Community" garnered international attention among librarians and social innovators.
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Talks, April 21, 2022, 04/21/2022, Reimagining the Neighborhood Library (online)

Lecture | Retelling Stories in Photography About the Black Civil War Soldier (online)


Though both the Union and Confederate armies excluded African American men from their initial calls to arms, many of the men who eventually served were black. Simultaneously, photography culture blossomed—marking the Civil War as the first conflict to be extensively documented through photographs. In The Black Civil War Soldier: A Visual History of Conflict and Citizenship, Deborah Willis explores the crucial role of photography in (re)telling and shaping African American narratives of the Civil War, pulling from a dynamic visual archive that has largely gone unacknowledged.
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Lectures, April 21, 2022, 04/21/2022, Retelling Stories in Photography About the Black Civil War Soldier (online)

Lecture | The Many Tasks of the Marxist Translator (online)


The event features Gavin Arnall, Assistant Professor in the Romance Languages and Literature department at the University of Michigan. Professor Arnall will be presenting his work, "The Many Tasks of the Marxist Translator."  
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Lectures, April 21, 2022, 04/21/2022, The Many Tasks of the Marxist Translator (online)

Discussion | Wearing Masks: The Performance of Identity in Contemporary Art (online)


Using masks as both props and metaphors, Gillian Wearing’s photographs, videos, and installations explore the performance of identity, an act that we all participate in on a quotidian basis as a means to various ends. As RuPaul famously stated, “We’re all born naked, and the rest is drag.” Some of us adopt specific affects, mannerisms, or styles of dress to authentically signal to the outside world how we feel within. For others, assimilation is a vital act of self-preservation. Often the identities we present will shift to accommodate the social or physical spaces that we occupy. More nefariously, as with the infamous Anna Delvey, and “Tinder Swindler” Simon Leviev, the performance can be a manipulative con, “faking it until you make it.” In our present landscape saturated by social media, everyone has the opportunity to present themselves as a finely curated brand. On the occasion of the exhibition Gillian Wearing: Wearing Masks, the Guggenheim will gather a virtual panel of artists to discuss how they each explore the central theme of identity performance within their creative practices. Jennifer Blessing, Senior Curator, Photography, will provide an introductory presentation contextualizing the conversation within Wearing’s practice. The panelists will include Farah Al Qasimi, Malik Gaines, and Colette Lumiere. The program is organized and moderated by Dr. Ksenia M. Soboleva, Andrew W. Mellon Gender and LGBTQ+ History Fellow at the Center for Women’s History, New-York Historical Society Museum and Library.
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Discussions, April 21, 2022, 04/21/2022, Wearing Masks: The Performance of Identity in Contemporary Art (online)

Film | The Lovely Month of May (1963): French Drama


A portrait of Paris and Parisians during May 1962, the first springtime of peace after the ceasefire with Algeria and the first time in 23 years that France was not involved in any war. Directors: Chris Marker, Pierre Lhomme Stars: Chris Marker, Yves Montand, Simone Signoret 145 min.
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Films, April 21, 2022, 04/21/2022, The Lovely Month of May (1963): French Drama

Poetry Reading | New Poetry Collections (online)


This event will feature a poetry reading by Didi Jackson and Major Jackson. Didi Jackson is the author of Moon Jar (Red Hen Press, 2020).  She teaches creative writing at Vanderbilt University, and lives in Nashville, Tennessee. Major Jackson is the author of five books of poetry, including The Absurd Man (2020), Roll Deep (2015), Holding Company (2010), Hoops (2006) and Leaving Saturn (2002), which won the Cave Canem Poetry Prize for a first book of poems.
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Poetry Readings, April 21, 2022, 04/21/2022, New Poetry Collections (online)

Dance Performance | Such Sweet Thunder: A Dance Collaboration


Founder of CityStep Sabrina Peck will lead a dance collaboration celebrating Such Sweet Thunder through movement. The performance will feature a new work created for the Columbia Ballet Collaborative choreographed by Dance Theater of Harlem dancer Derek Brockington; a solo piece by world-renowned dancer and choreographer LaTasha Barnes; choreography developed by students working with younger students at the Harlem School of the Arts; and more.
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Dance Performances, April 21, 2022, 04/21/2022, Such Sweet Thunder: A Dance Collaboration

Concert | World Music Concert


Featuring the Japanese Gagaku/Hogaku Ensemble.
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Concerts, April 21, 2022, 04/21/2022, World Music Concert

Author Reading | Activities of Daily Living: Work, Life, Loneliness


Lisa Hsiao Chen's searching, sharply-observed debut probes the interconnection between work and life, loneliness and kinship, and the projects that occupy our time. In the off-hours from her day job, Alice--a Taiwanese immigrant in her thirties--struggles to create a project about the enigmatic downtown performance artist Tehching Hsieh and his monumental, yearlong 1980s performance pieces. Meanwhile, she becomes the caretaker for her aging stepfather, a Vietnam vet whose dream of making traditional Chinese furniture dissolved in alcoholism and dementia.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Author Readings, April 21, 2022, 04/21/2022, Activities of Daily Living: Work, Life, Loneliness

Concert | Dyerlogue: An Instrumental Jounrey Through South Africa


The father and son duo of the elder saxophonist and flutist Steve Dyer and the pianist and producer Bokani Dyer are both visiting teacher-performers within Jazz at Lincoln Center's Music Education program. They will jointly lead their quintet for a performance of Dyerlogue, a personal, instrumental journey through their native South Africa. Following in the footsteps of their collaborators Oliver Mtukudzi and Vusi Mahlasela and drawing upon the region's deep jazz and folk traditions, Steve and Bokani seamlessly blend the sounds of tribal antiquity and contemporary jazz into a hearty groove. Their set commemorates the 28th anniversary of South African independence and the April 1994 elections that brought Nelson Mandela to power.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Concerts, April 21, 2022, 04/21/2022, Dyerlogue: An Instrumental Jounrey Through South Africa

Discussion | A Conversation with JetBlue's CEO (online)


JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes joins Scott Rechler in discussion.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, April 21, 2022, 04/21/2022, A Conversation with JetBlue's CEO (online)
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