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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!

Lecture | Japan's Diplomacy in 2030


The Abe administration (2012-) and its diplomacy has been remarkably stable despite the geopolitical challenges and instability of its alliance partner, the United States. Is Japan going to stay its course, or are we going to witness major changes in the years ahead? Noriyuki Shikata of Harvard University will discuss how he forecasts Japan's diplomacy in 2030.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Wed, Feb 26
12:00 pm

Free
Lectures, February 26, 2020, 02/26/2020, Japan's Diplomacy in 2030

Slide Lecture | (Re)Thinking Jewish Heritage: Opportunities and Limits Amidst Openings and Closings


Holocaust narratives dominate contemporary Jewish heritage tourism, but an exciting New Jewish History offers a new paradigm in which the Jewish Street, and notably the Bund, is at the center of the making of Modern Jewish identity. Illustrated with slides, the lecture illustrates the possibilities, challenges, disappointments and surprises that frame the robust and changing terrain of Jewish Heritage today in cities such as Kiev, Krakow, Berlin, Warsaw, Lviv, Lodz, Bucharest and Belgrade to London and New York and two shtetlekh in eight countries. Speaker Daniel J Walkowitz is a social and cultural historian who in nearly a dozen books, two dozen articles and four films for public television has worked to bring America's past to both academic and broad public audiences.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Wed, Feb 26
1:00 pm

Free
Slide Lectures, February 26, 2020, 02/26/2020, (Re)Thinking Jewish Heritage: Opportunities and Limits Amidst Openings and Closings

Lecture | From the Soviet Republic to the Planned Economy: Lenin, Socialism, and Cold War Modernity


Lenin’s enigmatic text State and Revolution has been read as both a key to Soviet history and as an irrelevant curio. Professor Adam Leeds will show that the surface of this text manifests two incompatible visions of socialism that reflect an epochal transition then underway. He argues that, in the early nineteenth century, socialism meant a form of radicalized democratic republicanism, in contrast to which even the freest existing states were only corrupted bourgeois oligarchies. Professor Adam Leeds is Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Columbia University.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm

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Lectures, February 26, 2020, 02/26/2020, From the Soviet Republic to the Planned Economy: Lenin, Socialism, and Cold War Modernity

Slide Lecture | African Photographic Safaris from A to Z


Wildlife photographer Yaron Schmid takes you on a virtual photographic safari through some of East Africa’s premier wildlife reserves. Yaron will share many of his “secrets” that will enable you to anticipate and capture unique and emotion evoking images. He will share the stories behind many of his shots, the settings he used, and the thinking process that led to getting the desired shot. And if you dream of going on an African photographic safari yourself, Yaron will give you the insider’s scoop to turn your dream in to a reality.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Slide Lectures, February 26, 2020, 02/26/2020, African Photographic Safaris from A to Z

Lecture | Narrating East Asian International Relations from the Margins


This talk invites the audience to reflect on how we usually look at the world around us, East Asian international relations in this case, and consider what if we stop using the familiar state-centric, great-power-centered lens to do so. Specifically, it will excavate the discursive practices employed by relevant state and substate actors in framing, contesting and (dis)assembling totalizing claims over Ryukyu/Okinawa and Taiwan, as Japan's and China's margins, since the late nineteenth century. With: Ching-Chang Chen, Associate Professor, Department of Global Studies, Ryukoku University, Kyoto; Visiting Fellow in the Studley Graduate Programs in International Affairs, New School, New York
   New York City, NY; NYC
Wed, Feb 26
4:00 pm

Free
Lectures, February 26, 2020, 02/26/2020, Narrating East Asian International Relations from the Margins

Discussion | Gun Violence and Public Health


Featuring Ted Alcorn, researcher, journalist, and educator with expertise in gun violence prevention policies and programs. Youth Over Guns will also attend and lead a discussion on gun violence and its relationship to public health. Presenters will speak about gun regulation and policy in the U.S. and how the public health field may be suited to address the problem, as well as gun violence programming and interrupting the cycles of violence that lead to gun-related incidents.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, February 26, 2020, 02/26/2020, Gun Violence and Public Health

Discussion | Universities Under Attack: Perspective from India, Turkey, and Chile


A panel discussion featuring Manu Bhagavan, professor of history and human rights at the City University of New York, Marcial Godoy a Sociocultural Anthropologist at New York University, and Kumru Toktamis, associate professor of Social Science and Cultural Studies at Pratt Institute.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, February 26, 2020, 02/26/2020, Universities Under Attack: Perspective from India, Turkey, and Chile

Talk | 1970s Land Art in the American Southwest


Emerging in the late 1960s, the land art movement was created by pioneering artists--the most well-known being Robert Smithson, Michael Heizer, Nancy Holt and Walter De Maria. They rejected traditional museums and commercial galleries, considering the experience of visiting them as "stale" and "senseless." Their early sculptures using natural materials like dirt, rocks, and plants evolved into site-specific explorations and interventions that incorporated the surrounding environment and introduced--but sometimes removed--objects both natural and man-made. They were especially attracted to the vast spaces and austere emptiness of the American Southwest, which offered an abundance of space and material far removed from the art world and urban centers. The land is not the setting for the work but a part of the work. --Walter De Maria This talk is based on the June 2017 travels of mural artist/historian/curator Jane Weissman. Covering 4,566 miles in a rented SUV through spectacular scenery and following vague directions over rocky, inhospitable roads, she visited Heizer's Double Negative (NV), Holt's Sun Tunnels (UT), Smithson's Spiral Jetty (UT) and De Maria's The Lightning Field (NM). Using her own photographs and the words of the artists, Jane takes you on a journey to the little known/visited works (past and in-development) of these and other artists--e.g., James Turrell and Charles Ross. She discusses the development of their work, the philosophies that inform them, and their effect on the surrounding landscape.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Wed, Feb 26
6:00 pm

Free
Talks, February 26, 2020, 02/26/2020, 1970s Land Art in the American Southwest

Discussion | Digital Praxis: The Role of Libraries in the Digital Age


Siva Vaidhyanathan, Director of the Center for Media and Citizenship at the University of Virginia, Melissa Morrone, Librarian at Brooklyn Public Library, and Vicky Steeves, Research Data Management and Reproducibility Librarian at NYU Libraries, have a conversation about the role of libraries in the digital age. Shannon Mattern, Professor of Anthropology at The New School, will moderate.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, February 26, 2020, 02/26/2020, Digital Praxis: The Role of Libraries in the Digital Age

Discussion | Narrating the Past: Innovative Strategies for Writing History


Why should historians consider developing new forms of historical writing, and of what might those forms consist? This discussion of craft will explore how historians can draw on literary and journalistic methods to construct and convey knowledge. Using  brief sample texts, historian and writer Ivan Jablonka and journalist Brooke Kroeger will demonstrate the practical application of specific strategies. With: Ivan Jablonka is Professor of Contemporary History at the Université Paris-XIII-Nord. Brooke Kroeger is a journalist and professor of journalism at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. Hilary Handin is a doctoral candidate in History and French Studies.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, February 26, 2020, 02/26/2020, Narrating the Past: Innovative Strategies for Writing History

Lecture | Transforming the TWA Flight Center


Since its opening in 1962, the expressive form of Eero Saarinen's TWA Flight Center has helped define the modern airport terminal and served as a visual metaphor for flight. Conceived immediately before the advent of the jet age, the Terminal was designed for smaller aircraft and underwent a number of modifications to adapt to the rapidly changing aviation industry. When Trans World Airlines ceased operations in 2001, the Terminal was closed and threatened with demolition. Having worked for over 20 years to stabilize and protect the building, Beyer Blinder Belle has led the recently completed $265m project to adapt the site to a new use. The redevelopment of the TWA Flight Center restores the integrity of the 1962 landmark and reactivates the site as a hotel, restaurant and events space. Lecture with Miriam Kelly, Principal, Beyer Blinder Belle
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, February 26, 2020, 02/26/2020, Transforming the TWA Flight Center

Lecture | Who Owns Security Sector Reform -- and Why It Matters


A presentation by Adedeji Ebo of the United Nations: Chief of the Security Sector Reform Unit in the Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions, United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations; Co-Chair of the United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on Security Sector Reform.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, February 26, 2020, 02/26/2020, Who Owns Security Sector Reform -- and Why It Matters

Talk | Artist Talk: Reimagining Memorials


Indira Allegra is reimagining what a memorial can feel like, the scale on which it can exist and how it can function. Deeply informed by the ritual, relational and performative aspects of weaving, Allegra explores the repetitive crossing of forces held under tension be they material, social or emotional. Her work has been featured at the Museum of Art and Design, Museum of the African Diaspora, The Arts Incubator in Chicago, John Michael Kholer Art Center, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, SFMOMA and the de Young Museum among others.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm

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Talks, February 26, 2020, 02/26/2020, Artist Talk: Reimagining Memorials

Lecture | Ensuring Affordable Sanitation for Rural U.S. Communities: Leveraging Human Rights Standards and Mechanisms


JoAnn Kamuf Ward and Inga Winkler will discuss their ongoing advocacy to address the national problem of lack of access to sanitation, which predominantly impacts individuals living in poverty, particularly in African American, Indigenous and Immigrant communities. This talk will highlight current advocacy strategies, including engagement with the United Nations and the Inter-American Commission, and the barriers to making the right to sanitation a reality in the United States.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Feb 27
12:30 pm

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Lectures, February 27, 2020, 02/27/2020, Ensuring Affordable Sanitation for Rural U.S. Communities: Leveraging Human Rights Standards and Mechanisms

Gallery Talk | American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection: Exhibition Tour


Everyone has a story to tell--a life lived, witness to and participant in events both private and shared. Such moments are captured by American folk and self-taught artists in powerful visual narratives that offer firsthand testimony to chapters in the unfolding story of America from its inception to the present. American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection showcases more than seventy stellar works of folk and self-taught art from the museum's premier collection. Beautiful, diverse, and truthful, the art illuminates the thoughts and experiences of individuals with an immediacy that is palpable and unique to these expressions. The artworks are organized into four sections--Founders, Travelers, Philosophers, and Seekers--that respond to such themes as nationhood, freedom, community, imagination, opportunity, and legacy. Evocative visual juxtapositions and accessible contextual information further reveal the vital role that folk art plays as a witness to history, carrier of cultural heritage, and a reflection of the world at large through the eyes, heart, and mind of the artist.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Feb 27
1:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, February 27, 2020, 02/27/2020, American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection: Exhibition Tour

Talk | The Art of Visual Storytelling


Professional photographer Marco Catini will illustrate how his love for visual storytelling helped him grow as a photographer and most importantly as a human being. He will discuss how to apply storytelling angles to a wide range of topics and how you can find your photographic voice. Catini will also share his experience and education, ranging from small personal projects, to photographing charitable events.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, February 27, 2020, 02/27/2020, The Art of Visual Storytelling

Lecture | “Reconciliation, Not Revenge”: The Antiwar Response to 9/11


A talk with Jeremy Varon.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, February 27, 2020, 02/27/2020, &ldquo;Reconciliation, Not Revenge&rdquo;: The Antiwar Response to 9/11

Slide Lecture | The Street as a Photographic Muse


Throughout Amy Touchette's career, she's looked to her favorite muse, the street, to guide her. Inspired by both the diversity and universality of the human experience, Touchette shares her recent novel project, "New York City Street Dailies" playing cards, as well as techniques for photographing strangers (both candid and posed), advice for navigating touchy situations on the street, and using photography as a blueprint for a more engaged and joyful life.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Thu, Feb 27
4:00 pm

Free
Slide Lectures, February 27, 2020, 02/27/2020, The Street as a Photographic Muse

Lecture | A Story to Save Your Life: Communication and Culture in the Search for Asylum


This project critically analyzes the roles of communication and culture in credible fear interviews and asylum hearings in the United States to elucidate how autobiographical testimonies enable and restrain asylum seekers in their efforts to establish themselves as deserving of protection from the U.S. government. Drawing on oral history interviews with asylum seekers, immigration officers and judges, attorneys, immigrant-serving organization personnel, and psychologists who provide evaluations for asylum cases, this work chronicles the ways culturally-bound norms of storytelling, emotions, and nonverbal behaviors affect the asylum process. The goal of this work is to enfranchise the currently underrepresented voices of asylum seekers and gain firsthand insights into their communicative encounters with the U.S. immigration system that determines their futures. Speaker Sarah Bishop is an Associate Professor in Communication Studies at Baruch College, with affiliations in the Macaulay Honors College and the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:30 pm

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Lectures, February 27, 2020, 02/27/2020, A Story to Save Your Life: Communication and Culture in the Search for Asylum

Discussion | Drawing Double: The Comics of Kim Deitch and Noah Van Sciver


Both legendary cartoonist Kim Deitch and rising star Noah Van Sciver create comics in which either they themselves, or alter egos, play a prominent role. The two artists will discuss their new books, their influences, and the way in which their real and comics personae interact.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, February 27, 2020, 02/27/2020, Drawing Double: The Comics of Kim Deitch and Noah Van Sciver

Discussion | Pioneering African American Ballerinas


Join four pioneering African American ballerinas as they discuss their groundbreaking careers and their paths to national and international stardom. The panel includes: Virginia Johnson, prima ballerina and current director of the DanceTheatre of Harlem; Lydia Abarca, first prima ballerina of DTH; Debra Austin, first ever African American ballerina with NewYork City Ballet and principal ballerina with the Pennsylvania Ballet; and Aesha Ash, former ballerina with NYCB.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Thu, Feb 27
6:00 pm

Free
Discussions, February 27, 2020, 02/27/2020, Pioneering African American Ballerinas

Lecture | Talking Books and the History of Aural Speed Reading


Speech gained momentum in television and radio broadcasting in the 1970s, after the commercialization of “time compressors” that allowed tape recordings to be accelerated without any change in pitch. This talk will discuss the cultural imperative for aural speed reading among blind Talking Book readers, dating to the 1930s, which drove time-stretching innovations in the magnetic tape era, allowing playback rate to be changed without a ecting pitch. With Mara Mills.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, February 27, 2020, 02/27/2020, Talking Books and the History of Aural Speed Reading

Discussion | Pipeline Impacts and "America's Radioactive Secret"


Oil and gas wells produce nearly a trillion gallons of toxic waste a year. A recent investigation by Rolling Stone reporter Justin Nobel shows how this waste could be making workers sick and contaminating communities across America. Nobel will speak about his investigation. Assistant Professor of Design and Technology Jess Irish will debut her new short film, 21 Reasons Why "Natural Gas" Stinks. A discussion following the presentations will offer direct ways to fight radioactive fracked gas and fracked gas waste here in New York.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Thu, Feb 27
6:30 pm

Free
Discussions, February 27, 2020, 02/27/2020, Pipeline Impacts and "America's Radioactive Secret"

Discussion | Water Activism: Detroit, Flint, and the Great Lakes


Environmental lawyer Jim Olson, Founder and President of the Traverse City-based FLOW (For Love of Water), argued and won the case Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation v Nestlé Waters North America Inc. This case curbed the mining and pumping of local spring waters for bottled-water usage. He is joined in conversation with medical anthropologist Nadia Gaber, a member of We The People of Detroit Community Research Collective, and an advocate for access to clean water as a human right. Moderated by Catherine Fennell, Department of Anthropology.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm

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Discussions, February 27, 2020, 02/27/2020, Water Activism: Detroit, Flint, and the Great Lakes

Discussion | Remembering Russian Journalist Viktor Perelman


A panel discussion dedicated to the late journalist and publisher Viktor Perelman (1929-2003), the creator and sole editor of the Russian-language literary and political magazine Vremya i my (Time and We). Beginning in 1975, 152 issues of Vremya I my were published over a span of twenty-five years in several countries: first in Israel, and then in France, the United States, and Russia. Perelman published such authors as Joseph Brodsky, Viktor Nekrasov, Alexander Galich, Sergey Dovlatov, Pyotr Vail and Alexander Genis, Naum Korzhavin, Boris Khazanov, Friedrich Gorenshtein, Saul Bellow, Isaac Bashevis Singer, and many others. Perelman also introduced readers to a great many artists who went on to become well known, such as Mikhail Chemiakin, Ernst Neizvestny, Mikhail Turovsky, Lev Zbarsky, Yuri Krasnyi, Vitaly Komar and Alexander Melamid. Vagrich Bakhchanyan illustrated a total of sixty-six covers of Vremya i my when it was published in the United States. PANELISTS: Alla Perelman Irina Perelman-Grabois Aleksandr Genis (Radio Liberty) Yasha Klots (Hunter College) Moderator: Mark Lipovetsky
   New York City, NY; NYC
Thu, Feb 27
7:00 pm

Free
Discussions, February 27, 2020, 02/27/2020, Remembering Russian Journalist Viktor Perelman

Conference | New Political Economies of the French Empire, 19th and 20th Centuries


While the cultural, political, legal and social aspects of French colonialism have received much attention over the past 30 years, the political economy of the French colonial empire has been largely neglected. This conference will bring together a new generation of historians and economists whose work engages with the nature and workings of French colonial capitalism, the reorientation of capital and labor from Haitian independence to the colonization of Algeria, economic life in France’s informal empire, the circulation, production, and consumption of commodities, colonial public finance and inequality, the intersection of racial ideologies with the political economy of late colonialism, and the economic and financial dimensions of decolonization. The conference will delineate the contours of a new political economy of French colonialism in the 19th and 20th centuries. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Feb 28
9:00 am

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Conferences, February 28, 2020, 02/28/2020, New Political Economies of the French Empire, 19th and 20th Centuries

Discussion | Poets on Craft


With: Christian Campbell and Cheryl Boyce Taylor. Moderated by Samantha Thornhill.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Feb 28
2:00 pm

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Discussions, February 28, 2020, 02/28/2020, Poets on Craft

Lecture | How to Decide What to Do


"Suppose you are faced with some moment of decision: which dish to order from the menu, or which job to accept from a set of offers; what to do with a free afternoon, or with the rest of your life. What are you up to when you try, in such moments, to decide what to do? In this talk, I bring ideas from the philosophy of mind into dialogue with metaethics in order to argue that what you are doing is looking outwards, towards a world that comes laden with value, and it is this value that you seek to guide you in making your decision. At least in the moment of deliberation, that is, you are necessarily a metaethical realist about value: you understand it to be something that you encounter in the world, and not merely a product or projection or construction of your own desires or evaluative commitments." -- Claire Kirwin (University of Chicago)
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Feb 28
3:30 pm

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Lectures, February 28, 2020, 02/28/2020, How to Decide What to Do

Discussion | Representations and Spaces in/of Children's Literature


In Children’s Geographies, Sarah Holloway and Gill Valentine identify three key loci for children: Playing, Living, and Learning. The collection explores children's places from playgrounds, social networks, schools, streets, villages, and so much more. Put in conversation with Peter Hunt’s Unstable Metaphors: Symbolic Spaces and Specific Places, differentiating between the internal/personal of the “space” and the external/reality of the “place,” this panel continues the discussion of children’s places and spaces. Five English Program students (Tim Dalton, Sophie Riemenschneider, Elissa Myers, Kristi Fleetwood, and Dainy Bernstein) will present papers on topics ranging from representation of 9/11 objects to fantastic spaces in children's literature. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm

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Discussions, February 28, 2020, 02/28/2020, Representations and Spaces in/of Children's Literature

Lecture | Russian Formalism: The Theory of Literary Estrangement and the Estrangement of Social Practices


Radical socio-cultural transformation constituted the very material and style, the texture and technique, of Russian Formalism. Estrangement, shift, deformation, struggle between old and new genres, mutual antagonism of successive literary generations, tension between archaists and innovators: these concepts, which took shape as the terminological framework for Russian Formalism and determined its analytical optics, constituted a form of figurative transference. These were conceptual metaphors, translating the brutal literalism of social cataclysms into the conventional language of literary theory, transforming historical necessity into the freedom of theoretical thought. The power of the revolution's elemental forces, manifesting in a series of deviations from normative social routine, demanded a turn to a singular conceptual horizon, in which the aesthetic and the political were intertwined under the onslaught of the revolution. Speaker: Ilya Kalinin, Associate Professor at Saint Petersburg State University (Department of Liberal Arts and Sciences), and Associate Professor at the National Research University Higher School of Economics.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Fri, Feb 28
6:00 pm

Free
Lectures, February 28, 2020, 02/28/2020, Russian Formalism: The Theory of Literary Estrangement and the Estrangement of Social Practices

Lecture | Women Buy Sex Too: Chippendales and the Rise of the Gigolo


In 1979, near the height of second-wave feminism, a thirty-one-year old Indian immigrant started one of the first male strip clubs for women in Los Angeles. Within a few years The Chippendales spread to New York, and a touring show brought the oiled, muscled studs to fly-over country. During the 1970s and 1980s, the Chippendales were more than mere entertainment: the male strip show gave women permission to behave in a sexually aggressive manner never seen before in public. While the talk will tell the story of the male sex worker through the lens of the Chippendales, it will also zoom back thousands of years to tell the history of gigolos, which begins with wealthy women who paid for sex in Ancient Greece. Women didn't hire sex workers as often as men, but not because of biology. Rather, patriarchal cultures have ensured that women are usually the sellers of sex, not the buyers. Speaker Hallie Lieberman is a sex historian and journalist. She is the author of Buzz: The Stimulating History of the Sex Toy. She's currently working on a book on the history of gigolos.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Fri, Feb 28
6:00 pm

Free
Lectures, February 28, 2020, 02/28/2020, Women Buy Sex Too: Chippendales and the Rise of the Gigolo

Colloquium | What Can NYC Art Museums Do for Immigrant Communities?


Through individual presentations and a panel discussion, cultural workers from major NYC art museums will discuss the roles and responsibilities of their organizations in relation to local and incoming immigrant communities. Moderated by Maria Canela (City of New York, Ministry of Cultural Affairs), presenters Maria Canela, Elena Ketelsen, Adrianne Koteen, Lauren Argentina Zelaya, and Calder Zwicky share experiences from the education and community engagement departments of the Brooklyn Museum, MoMA, the Queens Museum, and the Whitney to discuss and ideate how public and educational programming can most effectively be of service to immigrant communities.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Colloquiums, February 28, 2020, 02/28/2020, What Can NYC Art Museums Do for Immigrant Communities?

Discussion | Who's Coding Our Future? Algorithms, Culture, Ethics: A Conversation


A conversation about how computer programmers and their algorithms are shaping our world. Clive Thompson, author of Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World , and Judith Michelle Williams, Senior Vice President, Global Head of People Sustainability & Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at SAP, explore the culture and influence of the programmers that increasingly impact so much of our daily lives. Following the conversation, audience members can share their experiences interacting with algorithms, hidden influence, fairness, and who gets to create the culture of this coming age of Artificial Intelligence.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Fri, Feb 28
6:30 pm

Free
Discussions, February 28, 2020, 02/28/2020, Who's Coding Our Future? Algorithms, Culture, Ethics: A Conversation

Book Discussion | Haywire: A Relaunch of Thaddeus Rutkowski's Innovative Novel


Come celebrate the relaunch of Thaddeus Rutkowski's novel Haywire. "Fractured, witty, vibrant -- Rutkowski gives us his whole life, from stabbing butterflies to sitting through group therapy, but doles it out in bite-sized chunks that never seem forced. Fine writing and hilarity are to be expected." (Ned Vizzini) Readers: Thaddeus Rutkowski, Ed Lin, Timothy Liu and Joanna Sit
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussions, February 28, 2020, 02/28/2020, Haywire: A Relaunch of Thaddeus Rutkowski's Innovative Novel

Gallery Talk | American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection: Exhibition Tour


Everyone has a story to tell--a life lived, witness to and participant in events both private and shared. Such moments are captured by American folk and self-taught artists in powerful visual narratives that offer firsthand testimony to chapters in the unfolding story of America from its inception to the present. American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection showcases more than seventy stellar works of folk and self-taught art from the museum's premier collection. Beautiful, diverse, and truthful, the art illuminates the thoughts and experiences of individuals with an immediacy that is palpable and unique to these expressions. The artworks are organized into four sections--Founders, Travelers, Philosophers, and Seekers--that respond to such themes as nationhood, freedom, community, imagination, opportunity, and legacy. Evocative visual juxtapositions and accessible contextual information further reveal the vital role that folk art plays as a witness to history, carrier of cultural heritage, and a reflection of the world at large through the eyes, heart, and mind of the artist.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Feb 29
1:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, February 29, 2020, 02/29/2020, American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection: Exhibition Tour

Slide Lecture | New York's Newtown Creek: Death and Resurrection -- A Chronicle in Maps and Photographs


Presented by New York Map Society Secretary/Webmaster -- and Hunters Point, Long Island City resident -- Andrew Kapochunas. His return to the Newtown Creek area after almost 70 years led him to join the Newtown Creek Alliance, dedicated to restoring, revealing and revitalizing an area once chock full of sea life and waterfowl, later the busiest maritime trade route of its size in the U.S., site of a 30 million gallon oil spill, and today a Superfund site. Showing many maps and photos of the area from 1609 to the present, Kapochunas will chronicle the creek's life, death, and resurrection.
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Sat, Feb 29
2:00 pm

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Slide Lectures, February 29, 2020, 02/29/2020, New York's Newtown Creek: Death and Resurrection -- A Chronicle in Maps and Photographs

Discussion | Waterways in Contemporary Chinese Ecological Art


Eric Fan Feng, assistant professor, Institute of Contemporary Art, Tsinghua University, Beijing, and Betti-Sue Hertz, director and chief curator, the Wallach Art Gallery, discuss the far-reaching influence of the ancient concept of shan shui—literally “mountain water painting”—for ecologically sensitive contemporary Chinese artists. With consideration of this unique cultural referent, water’s role in landscapes undergoing degradation cannot be understood simply in terms commonly shared by global environmental and ecological art.
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Gallery Talk | Romare Bearden: Abstract


With: Tracy Fitzpatrick, Director, Neuberger Museum of Art, and author of Romare Bearden: Abstraction and Diedra Harris-Kelley, Co-Director, The Romare Bearden Foundation. The exhibition features rarely seen stain and collaged paintings from 1958-1962 by one of the most renowned visual artists of the 20th century. Also on view, will be selected works from earlier and later periods. The abstract paintings shed light on Bearden’s continual interest in experimental techniques. They also provide new context to the influence his earlier work had on this period, and how these seminal paintings contributed to the development of his later well-known collages.
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Lecture | Seamless Natural Communication Between Humans and Machines


Dialog systems such as Alexa and Siri are everywhere in our lives. They can complete tasks such as booking flights, making restaurant reservations and training people for interviews. However, currently deployed dialog systems are rule-based and cannot generalize to different domains, let alone flexible dialog context tracking. This talk will first discuss how to design studies to collect realistic dialogs through a crowdsourcing platform. Then it will introduce a dialog model that utilizes limited data to achieve good performance by leveraging multi-task learning and semantic scaffolds. Speaker Zhou Yu is an Assistant Professor at the UC Davis Computer Science Department.
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Talk | Trans Visibility and Representation


Welcome Indya Moore to discuss trans visibility and representation, and gender and intersectionality. With Indya Moore, star of FX's Pose.
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Lecture | Waste as an Afterlife of Slavery: Black Disposability and the Plantation Logic of Cleaning


Speaker Dr. Marisa Solomon uses black Marxist feminist and queer theory, intersectionality, and standpoint epistemologies to ethnographically explore histories of space and place and the materiality, durability, and violence of environmental racisms in the United States. Marisa focuses on how working-class communities of color respond to their enforced proximities to trash and toxicity through politics, aesthetics, and alternative futures. 
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Book Discussion | Personal Effects: Essays on Memoir, Teaching, and Culture in the Work of Louise DeSalvo


Celebrating one of the most important Italian American female authors of our time, Personal Effects offers a lucid view of Louise DeSalvo as a writer who produced a vast and provocative body of memoir writing, a scholar who enriched our understanding of Virginia Woolf, and a teacher who transformed countless lives. More than an anthology, Personal Effects represents an author case study and an example for modern Italian American interdisciplinary scholarship. Panelists: Moderator: Edvige Giunta, New Jersey City University Emily Bernard, University of Vermont Mary Jo Bona, SUNY, Stony Brook Amy Jo Burns, writer Nancy Carnevale, Montclair State University Nancy Caronia, West Virginia University Peter Covino, University of Rhode Island John Gennari, University of Vermont
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Discussion | Writing for Children and Young Adults Forum


Amy Ewing and Charlotte Davis, authors, respectively of The Alcazar and The Good Luck Girls, read from and discuss their new books.
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Book Club | International Literature Book Club: Abigail


Abigail by Hungarian author Magda Szabó, is "a tense, intimate narrative that brilliantly depicts youthful innocence ensnared by lethal menace . . . Szabó the magician reveals, for an instant, time, history and human folly, all glimpsed through a child’s clear eyes." - The Wall Street Journal
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Lecture | El Paso/Juarez: Resistance on the Front Lines of a Manufactured War


Speaker Juan Ortiz is a community organizer, artist, and activist who was most recently a finalist for a 2020 Blade of Grass Fellowship In Socially Engaged Art, a 2017-2018 Right of Return Fellow, a Baltimore Social Innovation Fellow (2016) and the Creative Alliance’s Robert W. Deutsch Foundation Fellow in Community Art for 2016-2017. He is presently a doctoral student, instructor and fellow in Mexican American studies at the University of Arizona with a minor in American Indian Studies, where his research concentrates on the effects of mass incarceration in a border context.
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Talk | Resisting Extortion: Victims, Criminals and Police in Latin America


The Conflict, Security, and Development Series will examine new research, discuss creative policy approaches, and highlight recent innovations in responding to the challenges of security and development in conflict and post-conflict situations.  
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Gallery Talk | American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection: Exhibition Tour


Everyone has a story to tell--a life lived, witness to and participant in events both private and shared. Such moments are captured by American folk and self-taught artists in powerful visual narratives that offer firsthand testimony to chapters in the unfolding story of America from its inception to the present. American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection showcases more than seventy stellar works of folk and self-taught art from the museum's premier collection. Beautiful, diverse, and truthful, the art illuminates the thoughts and experiences of individuals with an immediacy that is palpable and unique to these expressions. The artworks are organized into four sections--Founders, Travelers, Philosophers, and Seekers--that respond to such themes as nationhood, freedom, community, imagination, opportunity, and legacy. Evocative visual juxtapositions and accessible contextual information further reveal the vital role that folk art plays as a witness to history, carrier of cultural heritage, and a reflection of the world at large through the eyes, heart, and mind of the artist.
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Discussion | Mixed Blood: An Intergenerational Conversation on Multiracial Identity


An intergenerational panel conversation on multiracial identity. As Census Day quickly approaches, they ask: how does multiracial identity help us understand the limits, mechanisms, and complexities of racial and ethnic classifications? There will be an opportunity for audience Q&A and refreshments will be provided.
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Talk | Artist Talk: End. Words from the Margins. New York City


Italian artist Antonio Rovaldi presents his photographic series, End. Words from the Margins. New York City, winner of the 5th edition of the Italian Council, and his book, The Sound of the Woodpecker Bill: New York City. He documents the shorelines of New York City's five boroughs while in conversation with Harvard University Graduate School of Design Visiting Professor in Landscape Architecture Dr. Steven Handel. Recently featured in exhibitions at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and the GAMeC, Rovaldi's project builds on his artistic practice, which employs photography, video, sculpture, writing, and design in order to construct narratives rooted in landscapes and perceptions of space and distance. 
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Discussion | Climate Change: The Effects on Coastal Environments


A panel of interdisciplinary experts looks at the effects of global warming on real estate, land use, and inequality in coastal areas, particularly New York City. What are the causes and consequences of flooding, storms, and precipitation events? How are existing inequalities exacerbated, and what can be done about it?  Tammy Lewis, professor of earth and environmental sciences at Brooklyn College, moderates a panel featuring: Brett Branco, associate professor of earth and environmental sciences at Brooklyn College; Jesse Keenan, faculty member at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design and Kennedy School of Government; and Naomi Schiller, associate professor of anthropology at Brooklyn College.
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Discussion | Love as Art Ethic and Art Practice


Critics, philosophers and artists have long debated the relationship between ethics and art. This panel of black women artists and scholars will explore the ways in which an "ethic of love" directs and influences art practice.
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Conference | Jewish Survival and Rescue in Occupied France


In Nazi-occupied France, nearly 75% of French Jews were able to survive the Holocaust despite the complicity of the Vichy government with the German authorities. This can be explained by the implementation of rescue networks by the Jews themselves, with the help of the population in certain “refuge” regions. This two-day conference is part of “France and Judaism: 2,000 Years of Intertwined History,” a series organized by the Consulate General of France in New York.
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Talk | Mental Illness, Mass Shootings, and the Politics of American Firearms


Jonathan M. Metzl of Vanderbilt University addresses four assumptions that frequently arise in the aftermath of mass-shootings in the United States: (1) that mental illness causes gun violence, (2) that a psychiatric diagnosis can predict gun crime before it happens, (3) that shootings are the deranged acts of mentally ill loners, and (4) that gun control won’t prevent another Newtown. Each of these statements is certainly true in particular instances. Yet notions of mental illness that emerge in relation to mass shootings frequently reflect larger cultural stereotypes and anxieties about matters such as race, social class, and politics. These issues become obscured when mass shootings come to stand in for all gun crime and when “mentally ill” ceases to be a medical designation and becomes a sign of violent threat. He will also speak about his most recent book, Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment is Killing America’s Heartland.
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Wed, Mar 4
5:00 pm

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Talks, March 04, 2020, 03/04/2020, Mental Illness, Mass Shootings, and the Politics of American Firearms

Discussion | Identity, Equity, and Access in the Orchestral World


A conversation that will explore current approaches and future ideas for how administrators, musicians, and audiences might combat inequities and foster inclusion within the orchestral world. With: -- Deborah Borda, President and CEO of the New York Philharmonic -- Tania Leon, Composer and Conductor -- Matthew D. Morrison, Assistant Professor in the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, Tisch School of the Arts
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Talk | A Need for Control? Political Trust and Public Preferences for Asylum


Europeans want to protect refugees, but they prefer a policy approach that sets limits and conditions. Welcome Dr. Martin Ruhs, Chair in Migration Studies and Deputy Director of the Migration Policy Centre at the European University Institute. This talk will provide the first-ever analysis of the structure of public preferences for asylum and refugee policy in Europe, a highly politicized policy area that has attracted little scholarly attention to date.    
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Lecture | Cryptocurrency Blockchains as Platforms


This lecture proposes the economic use of blockchains for cooperatives. First, Caliskan introduces distributed ledgers such as blockchain to then depict the evolution of blockchain architecture. Second, it describes how blockchains are depicted in white papers about cryptocurrencies. Third, it discusses the social and economic consequences of blockchains by proposing a taxonomy of blockchain digital architectures. Defining cryptocurrency as data money and locating cryptocurrency ownership as the possession of an exclusive right to move data privately in a public space, the lecture ends with a discussion of the potential of blockchains for platform co-ops. Speaker Koray Caliskan is Associate Professor of Strategic Design and Management in the School of Design Strategies.
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Discussion | Decolonial Aesthetics: Feminist Responses to Occupation


This roundtable places in conversation feminist scholars, artists, and activists broadly engaged in the project of decolonial aesthetics in the context of military occupation in Kashmir and Palestine. They seek to think through the resonances between these two sites both in terms of regimes of violence and dispossession, but also in terms of modes of resistance, particularly in the form of poetry and performance as responses to state terror. Featured participants: Sameetah Agha, Social Science & Cultural Studies, Pratt Institute Layal Ftouni, CSGS Visiting Scholar & Graduate Gender Programme, Utrecht University, The Netherlands Samar Haddad King, Founding and Artistic Director, Yaa Samar! Dance Theater Ather Zia, Anthropology, University of Colorado Boulder
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Discussion | Seeing Data: A Conversation on Visualization


Speakers: -- Betsy Mason is a freelance journalist and the author of All Over the Map: A Cartographic Odyssey. -- Enrico Bertini teaches, studies, and produces data visualizations at the Tandon School of Engineering. -- Moderator Robert Lee Hotz is a science writer at The Wall Street Journal and a Distinguished Writer in Residence.
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Discussion | Counting New York: The City and the Census


Archivists, policy makers, and scholars discuss the historical and contemporary challenges to representing all New Yorkers in the federal census. Featuring: Amit S. Bagga, Deputy Director of the NYC Census 2020 Office Ian Fowler, Geospatial Librarian, The New York Public Library Ross Perlin, Co-Director, Endangered Language Alliance Joshua Jelly-Schapiro, geographer, writer, and co-author of Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas With nearly 8.5 million people speaking almost 700 languages, New York is a city that the federal census struggles to fully and accurately represent. In 2020 city officials warn of undercounting, but the problem isn’t new—as far back as 1890 concerns with undercounting were so powerful that the city decided to take matters into its own hands and count its citizens itself. What is the history of New York’s census woes, and, as we undertake to be counted once again in 2020, what are the current challenges we face? How has the census failed to capture our breadth and diversity in the past, and what efforts are being made now to ensure that counting New Yorkers ensures the representation we deserve?
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Talk | Artist Talk: Amplifying Reality Through a Strategy of Magical Realism and Humor


Meriem Bennani (b. 1988 in Rabat, Morocco) lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Juxtaposing and mixing the language of reality TV, documentaries, phone footage, animation, and high production aesthetics, she explores the potential of storytelling while amplifying reality through a strategy of magical realism and humor. She has been developing a shape-shifting practice of films, installations and immersive environments, composed with a subtle agility to question our contemporary society and its fractured identities, gender issues and ubiquitous dominance of digital technologies. Bennani's work has been shown at MoMA PS1, Art Dubai, the Shanghai Biennale, The Jewish Museum and The Kitchen in New York.
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Wed, Mar 4
7:00 pm

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Book Club | Book Club: Once More to the Rodeo


In search of answers, author Calvin Hennick takes his son on the road, traveling across the country to the annual rodeo in his small Iowa hometown: How can he teach his son to be a man, when his own father figures abandoned him? As a white man, what can he possibly teach his biracial son about how to live as a black man in America?
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Lecture | What Can Culture Do? French Cultural Policy as Model


A lecture by Laurence Engel, who was appointed President of the National Library of France (Bibliothèque nationale de France) and took up her post on April 11, 2016.
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Gallery Talk | American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection: Exhibition Tour


Everyone has a story to tell--a life lived, witness to and participant in events both private and shared. Such moments are captured by American folk and self-taught artists in powerful visual narratives that offer firsthand testimony to chapters in the unfolding story of America from its inception to the present. American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection showcases more than seventy stellar works of folk and self-taught art from the museum's premier collection. Beautiful, diverse, and truthful, the art illuminates the thoughts and experiences of individuals with an immediacy that is palpable and unique to these expressions. The artworks are organized into four sections--Founders, Travelers, Philosophers, and Seekers--that respond to such themes as nationhood, freedom, community, imagination, opportunity, and legacy. Evocative visual juxtapositions and accessible contextual information further reveal the vital role that folk art plays as a witness to history, carrier of cultural heritage, and a reflection of the world at large through the eyes, heart, and mind of the artist.
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Conference | Jewish Survival and Rescue in Occupied France


In Nazi-occupied France, nearly 75% of French Jews were able to survive the Holocaust despite the complicity of the Vichy government with the German authorities. This can be explained by the implementation of rescue networks by the Jews themselves, with the help of the population in certain “refuge” regions. This two-day conference is part of “France and Judaism: 2,000 Years of Intertwined History,” a series organized by the Consulate General of France in New York.
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Discussion | How Biased Are We? A Conversation about Perception, Cognition, and Accuracy


Perceptions are the window to our world. Rather than merely producing a snapshot, our brains actively create our experiences when we perceive objects or persons. Given that background knowledge and biases shape the ways in which we understand the world, can we ever trust our perceptual experiences? To what extent can we rely on science to correct our view of the world since sciences are also influenced by the biases of individual researchers? A panel of psychologists and philosophers will present recent research in a conversation about our capacity to adequately understand the world around us.
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Discussion | International Women's Day Showcase: Displaced Girls Around the World


There are currently 17 million girls displaced and living as refugees across the world. Scandal star Bellamy Young discusses what we can do to help these displaced girls realize their potential at an Innovation Showcase for International Women's Day hosted by CARE. Other notable speakers will include Sawsan Mahmoud of CARE Jordan, who attends to Syrian refugee girl's health as a medical assistant in refugee camps.
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Discussion | It's Not $30.00 Pesos, It's 30 Years: Protest Graphics and Graffiti in Chile


An analysis of protest graphics and graffiti in Santiago, Chile, as a way to understand the country's current crisis. On Oct. 18th, 2019, a radical social upheaval took Chileans and foreign observers by surprise. A minor subway fare hike of 30 pesos triggered a social revolution, one marked by massive protests, organized strikes, and widespread violence and vandalism. The months-long wave of unrest shook Latin America’s “most stable” democracy to its core. In this talk, Prof Terri Gordon, Associate Professor, and Eric Zolov, Associate Professor at Stony Brook University, will discuss and show the protest graphics and graffiti covering the walls of Santiago in Chile, as a way to understand the roots, social configurations and demands of Chile's contemporary crisis. Their analysis traces the neoliberalism born in the Pinochet era and the struggles over memory and memorial sites that continue to this day. The event will be in English.
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Talk | Testifying While Black: African American English and Judicial Linguistics


In this study, Taylor Jones and Jessica Kalbfeld demonstrate that Philadelphia court reporters consistently fail to meet 95% transcription accuracy when asked to transcribe mundane examples of spoken African American English. The grammatic structures and sound rules in AAE, and the difference between white and black accents in Philadelphia related to residential segregation, all conspire to produce transcriptions that are not only inaccurate, but that change the official record of who performed what actions, under which circumstances, potentially with dramatic legal repercussions for everyday speakers of AAE.
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Lecture | Place, Poem, Body, Spirit: Looking at Abstract Art in Lebanon


Critic Kaelen Wilson-Goldie's talk will explore the multiplicity of modern abstract painting from Lebanon—from Etel Adnan’ evocations of landscape to Huguette Caland’s suggestions of self-portraiture, from Saloua Raouda Choucair’s distilled forms to Saliba Douaihy’s intimations of the divine.    
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Talk | New York Stories: Celebrated Restaurateur Danny Meyer


Danny Meyer, whose past and present portfolio includes classic New York City eateries such as Union Square Café, Eleven Madison Park, and Gramercy Tavern as well as the Shake Shack empire, shares his own 9/11 experience as a midtown resident and business owner. As chair of the Restaurant Committee for NYC & Company in 2001, Meyer spearheaded an industry-wide initiative to breathe life back into New York City’s restaurant culture; a dual mission to serve a devastated city and keep the industry afloat. Meyer reflects upon the impact of the attacks on New York City and the restorative role of restaurants as sites of community and connection.  
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Symposium | Scholars and Their Kin


A growing number of scholars are making their own relatives their object of study. These personal family histories mark a significant shift in scholarly practice and writing, with far-reaching methodological, political, and ethical implications. Scholars and Their Kin is one of the first symposia to bring together scholars who are presently writing in this vein or have recently done so. This conversation between U.S.-based and European historians, anthropologists, sociologists, and literary/cultural critics will address far-reaching questions. They include the family as an object of study, modes and forms of scholarly writing, the recovery of lost or forgotten histories (with special attention to race, religion, and gender), the study of emotions and intimacy, questions of scale, familial memory and transmission, as well as history and genealogy. Participants will also discuss the institutional frameworks in which, depending on their background, field, and stage in career, scholars are encouraged (or not) to write such histories.
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Symposium | Ballerina: Fashion's Modern Muse


The one-day event will explore the ways in which twentieth-century ballerinas and their glamorous, romantic costumes profoundly inspired modern fashion. Speakers will include Lynn Garafola, professor emeritus of Columbia University; Laura Jacobs, dance and fashion critic; Jane Pritchard, curator of dance at the Victoria and Albert Museum; and Patricia Mears, deputy director of MFIT and curator of the exhibition Ballerina: Fashion's Modern Muse.
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Fri, Mar 6
10:00 am

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Symposiums, March 06, 2020, 03/06/2020, Ballerina: Fashion's Modern Muse

Book Club | Becoming by Michelle Obama


This book discussion group reads and examines books through the lens of personal growth, with a focus on stories that depict overcoming obstacles and finding meaning in challenging circumstances. This month Becoming by Michelle Obama will be read and discussed.   An intimate and uplifting memoir by the former First Lady chronicles the experiences that have shaped her remarkable life, from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago through her setbacks and achievements in the White House.
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Colloquium | Indigenous Land Acknowledgments and Cultural Patrimony


This panel will bring together 4-5 representatives from the local Indigenous community, activist groups, academia, museums, and other arts organizations to discuss the practice of land acknowledgments in the cultural sphere, Indigenous cultural patrimony and repatriation, and current social justice issues facing Indigenous communities. An Indigenous land or territorial acknowledgment is a statement that acknowledges the displacement of Indigenous peoples from their homeland and territory on which an institution is located. A land acknowledgment is both a sign of respect as well as recognition of the historical and ongoing displacement and dispossession of the many Indigenous peoples living across the United States and the Americas. In light of events such as Standing Rock and the Dakota Access Pipeline, and ongoing discussions of the repatriation of Indigenous cultural patrimony, it is crucial that cultural institutions harness their influence to voice support for Indigenous communities and spread awareness of these issues.
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Lecture | Tower of Skulls: A History of the Asia-Pacific War, July 1937-May 1942


An eye-opening, pathbreaking account of the onset of the Asia-Pacific War by Richard B. Frank, the acclaimed author of Downfall and Guadalcanal.
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Lecture | Artist Romare Bearden's Interpretation of Homer's Sirens


This evening’s multiform presentations reflect on Homer’s fatally alluring Sirens as refigured by the African American painter Romare Bearden, whose Odysseus and musicians are people of color. Collaborating on Robert G. O’Meally’s talk on this subject will be the singer Christine Correa and her gathering of jazz voices and instrumentalists, performing songs of political intervention and deep love—songs to die for.
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Symposium | The Wild I: An Exploration of Water and Poetry


In this symposium, poets will explore the symbol of water, and its many ramifications in their lives. Water, both ephemeral and timeless, carries with it its own history. It connects us to our ancestors and to our future. Most importantly, it is a form that is intrinsically connected to poetry, with poetry’s watery and associative, fluid, electrified, and occult properties. During this daylong event, we will consider: What is a poetry of water? What does a world look like without water? How can poets save the planet? With: Jordan Abel, Abigail Chabitnoy, CAConrad, Timothy Donnelly, Matthea Harvey, Douglas Kearney, Luna Miguel, Shane McCrae, Celina Su, Cecilia Pavon, Phillip B. Williams, and Lynn Xu.
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Symposiums, March 07, 2020, 03/07/2020, The Wild I: An Exploration of Water and Poetry

Talk | Modern Art Meetup


This meetup is designed to help anyone interested in learning more about modern and contemporary art. Themes can provide an effective structure for engaging with art. Meetup participants receive a pass to MoMA to continue the conversation in MoMA’s galleries. This event takes place every other Saturday from 12:30 to 2:00 pm.
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12:30 pm

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Gallery Talk | Artist Talk: Femme Brut


Artist Jackie Saccoccio discusses her recent body of work with artist and writer Alexi Worth.  
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Discussion | Piero Manzoni, Iconic Italian Conceptual Artist


Manzoni's brief career was one of the most radically inventive of the twentieth century, producing a body of work that continues to challenge definitions of artistic sovereignty and virtuosity. A conversation on Piero Manzoni with Urs Fischer and curator Francesco Bonami to celebrate the English-language release of Flaminio Gualdoni's biography of the iconic Italian Conceptual artist.
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Sat, Mar 7
5:00 pm

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Discussions, March 07, 2020, 03/07/2020, Piero Manzoni, Iconic Italian Conceptual Artist

Discussion | The Politics of Race in America


A panel discussion to address the complexity of racial profiling and the impact it has on public perception and legislative policy. This program on racial justice will comment on the messaging the New York premier of dwb (driving while black), a music-drama that opens on March 19. PANELISTS: ·         Marc Morial, President and CEO, National Urban League, the largest historic civil rights and urban advocacy organization in America ·         Shelly Eversley, PhD, Faculty Fellow, Office of the Provost; interim Chair of the Black and Latino Studies Department at Weissman School ·         Marcus Johnson, PhD, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Marxe School of Public and International Affairs MODERATOR: Aldemaro Romero, Jr., Dean of Weissman School of Arts & Sciences  
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5:30 pm

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Discussions, March 09, 2020, 03/09/2020, The Politics of Race in America

Lecture | Social Theory, Race, and the Episteme of Empire


This talk explores racialized epistemic exclusions and inequality in social theory, and sociology more broadly, through a history of the present that connects founding assumptions of early sociology to present-day exclusions. It shows that sociology’s initial emergence within the context of empire means that early sociological thought embedded empire’s own structure into some of its logical forms and disciplinary warrants. Speaker Julian Go is Professor of Sociology at Boston University.
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Lectures, March 09, 2020, 03/09/2020, Social Theory, Race, and the Episteme of Empire

Book Club | Monday Night Reading Group: Britt-Marie Was Here


Funny and moving, sweet and inspiring, Fredrik Backman's Britt-Marie Was Here celebrates the importance of community and connection in a world that can feel isolating.
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Lecture | Between Serialism and Suprematism: Nikolai Roslavets’s Modernist Music


The compositions of Nikolai Roslavets, one of many Ukrainian composers often mistaken for Russian, demonstrate the unique musical position of Ukraine in the history of early twentieth-century music. As a mediator between the compositional serialism of the Second Viennese School of Arnold Schoenberg and the developing aesthetics of Kazimir Malevich’s Suprematist philosophies, the works of the ‘first dodecaphonic composer’ illustrate Ukraine’s important position at the center of aesthetic change. With Leah Batstone of Hunter College.
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12:00 pm

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Lectures, March 10, 2020, 03/10/2020, Between Serialism and Suprematism: Nikolai Roslavets&rsquo;s Modernist Music

Lecture | How Stop-and-Frisk Affected Undocumented Students' Performance


The New York City Police Department's stop-and-frisk program has stopped and briefly detained millions of New York residents during the last decade, aiming to reduce crimes. It has been widely criticized for being inefficient and discriminatory, as few arrests are made and racial and ethnic minorities are stopped more often than whites. This talk examines if the program affects the life of unauthorized immigrants, who are likely to be particularly wary of interacting with the police. This talk combines data on police stops around university campuses with individual-level administrative data on student's performance and documentation status. The results show that undocumented students' study performance, relative to students with legal status, is adversely affected by the number of stops around campus. The results illustrate that stop-and-frisk and related police tactics have unintended spill-over effects on the behavior of unauthorized immigrants. Presented by Amy Hsin, Associate Professor of Sociology at City University of New York
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Lectures, March 10, 2020, 03/10/2020, How Stop-and-Frisk Affected Undocumented Students' Performance

Gallery Talk | American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection: Exhibition Tour


Everyone has a story to tell--a life lived, witness to and participant in events both private and shared. Such moments are captured by American folk and self-taught artists in powerful visual narratives that offer firsthand testimony to chapters in the unfolding story of America from its inception to the present. American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection showcases more than seventy stellar works of folk and self-taught art from the museum's premier collection. Beautiful, diverse, and truthful, the art illuminates the thoughts and experiences of individuals with an immediacy that is palpable and unique to these expressions. The artworks are organized into four sections--Founders, Travelers, Philosophers, and Seekers--that respond to such themes as nationhood, freedom, community, imagination, opportunity, and legacy. Evocative visual juxtapositions and accessible contextual information further reveal the vital role that folk art plays as a witness to history, carrier of cultural heritage, and a reflection of the world at large through the eyes, heart, and mind of the artist.
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Lecture | The Causes and Consequences of Monetary Shortage: The Case of Colonial Quebec


Speaker: Gabriel Mathy from American University.
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4:00 pm

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Discussion | Should We March? Journalism and Activism in the 2020 Election


Where do we draw the line between journalism and activism during a heated election campaign? Juan Gonzalez, professor of communications and public policy, Rutgers University; Kate Nocera, DC Bureau Chief, BuzzFeed News; Margaret Sullivan, media columnist, The Washington Post; and Dick Tofel, president, ProPublica, have a timely discussion on the journalist's role in a fraught political era. Moderated by Jane Eisner, Director of Academic Affairs.
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Discussions, March 10, 2020, 03/10/2020, Should We March? Journalism and Activism in the 2020 Election

Discussion | Cuban Civil Society: What Is Its Role?


With: -- María José Espinosa Carrillo, Director of Programs and Operations at the Center for Democracy in the Americas, -- Teresa Garcia Castro, Program Associate at the Washington Office on Latin America
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6:15 pm

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Discussion | Another Silicon Valley? New York as a Tech City


Experts and members of the city’s tech community discuss New York’s astonishing recent growth as a center of digital technology. What does the next decade promise for venture capital, tech jobs, diversity, and companies like Uber and Airbnb? Featuring Greg David, distinguished lecturer at the Newmark Journalism School and columnist at Crain’s New York Business; David Eherenberg, president and CEO of the Brooklyn Navy Yard; John Frankel, co-founder and partner at Venture Capital; Ben Kallos, New York City Council member representing District 5; Judith Spitz, founding program director of the Women in Technology and Entrepreneurship in New York Initiative; Sharon Zukin, professor of sociology at Brooklyn College and The Graduate Center.  
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Lecture | Health Inequalities Among the Races in the 21st Century: A Continuing Struggle in Public Health


Linda Villarosa, a pioneering journalist and author, has dedicated her career to researching stories on health discrepancies and racism in the U.S. health-care system. Her groundbreaking article “Why America’s Black Mothers and Babies Are in a Life-or-Death Crisis,” in the April 2018 New York Times Magazine, spearheaded a movement to examine the disparities in maternal morbidity and mortality outcomes, including the creation of a commission to research this subject in New York state.
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Lectures, March 10, 2020, 03/10/2020, Health Inequalities Among the Races in the 21st Century: A Continuing Struggle in Public Health

Discussion | Regeneration: What It Means in Cultural and Political Terms


The L.A.B. (Language, Art, Bodies) is a year-long series that brings together artists and writers across disciplines to unpack how the meaning of artistic and cultural terms may shift—and become more resonant or ambiguous—over time. This year, the series considers the term “regeneration” as it pertains to creating something new; as it relates to recycling or re-purposing historic issues or material; and, within the broader cultural and political landscape, as it intersects with the historical question of whether to bring about change through revolution or reform. The event features Lauren Bakst, Felix Bernstein, Narcissister, and Gabe Rubin.
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Talk | Photographer Talk: Documenting the U.S.–Mexico Border


Griselda San Martín is a Spanish documentary photographer currently based in New York City. Throughout the past six years, San Martín has documented the U.S.–Mexico border, focusing on the issues of immigration, deportation, inequality and human rights abuses through an optic of identity and belonging. Her photography and video projects have been exhibited internationally and featured in The Washington Post, The New York Times, The New Republic and The California Sunday Magazine among many others.
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Lecture | Unequal from Birth: The Spatial and Social Referents of Health Inequality


Speaker Gita Sen is Distinguished Professor and Director of the Ramalingaswami Centre on Equity and Social Determinants of Health at the Public Health Foundation of India, and Adjunct Professor of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health. She has a PhD in Economics from Stanford University.
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11:30 am

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Lecture | Old Books, Rare Books: Learning About the Value of Your Books


Learn what you need to know before buying or selling an old book. In this class, you will examine an old book, look to see who else owns a copy, and review the sale records and current booksellers' catalogs to learn about its value. Along the way attendees will learn about the tools and resources that the antiquarian community uses to value a book.
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Discussion | The Up & Go Cooperative


Launched in 2017, Up & Go is a web application for consumers to book cleaning services from worker cooperatives in New York City. The cooperative and platform have been developed through a collaboration between domestic worker cooperatives; Center for Family Life, a community-based organization that has been incubating worker cooperatives since 2006; Robin Hood Foundation; CoLab, the worker-owned digital agency that has built the web application; and numerous cooperative allies and advisors. Maru Bautista and Sylvia Morse from the Center for Family Life will discuss the development of Up & Go’s worker-owned technology and cooperative business structure and culture, including lessons learned, challenges, and opportunities to replicate and scale this work. 
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Gallery Talk | Taking Shape: Exhibition Walkthrough


An exhibition walkthrough with Summer Sloane-Britt, Graduate Curatorial Assistant.
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Lecture | Islam in Armenian Literary Culture, 7th to 21st Centuries: Texts, Contexts, Dynamics


Unique patterns of interaction and development distinguished the Armenian experience in the world of Islam from the beginning, yet a large body of the record in the entire Armenian literature remains not only barely studied but also unavailable to scholars in Near/Middle Eastern and interfaith studies. Based on the primary and secondary material from the 660s to the present she has gathered and made available (in her translations), professor Seta B. Dadoyan traces novel paradigms of mutual perceptions and interactions in dynamic historical development.
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Discussion | The Public Life of the Imagination


Lewis Hyde is a poet, essayist, translator, and cultural critic with a particular interest in the public life of the imagination. He is the author of The Gift, Trickster Makes This World, and Common as Air. His most recent book, A Primer for Forgetting, explores the many situations in which forgetfulness is more useful than memory—in myth, personal psychology, politics, art, and spiritual life. A MacArthur Fellow and former director of undergraduate creative writing at Harvard University, Hyde taught creative writing and American literature for many years at Kenyon College. In conversation with Lis Harris, Writing
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Talk | ZZZs and Disease: Sleep and Health


With Allan I. Pack, John Miclot Professor, Division of Sleep Medicine/Department of Medicine, Translational Research Laboratories, Perelman School of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania and Charles Branas, PhD, Gelman Endowed Professor, Epidemiology, Chair, Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health. Lunch will be provided.
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Lecture | Blue-Water Horizon: One Thousand Years of the Sino-Southeast Asian Embrace


This presentation takes a macro-historical look at how diasporas, trade, and networks developed in the “adolescence” of Sino-Southeast Asian contact, in the time-period roughly covered by the thousand years between 600 and 1600 CE. We know very little about the “infancy” of these dealings, in the years before the T’ang. But by that dynasty, patterns of contact slowly began to develop on a more systemic basis, particularly with some of the coastal landscapes of Monsoon Asia, into and including the Indian Ocean. This talk examines the growth and eventual flourishing of these interactions, especially through the power of commercial networks focused on certain specific commodities, and try to situate them in the larger milieu of what is often called the maritime silk road. By focusing on export ceramics heading south, and marine biota heading north, we can learn much about how networks actually worked on the oceanic pathways of Asia. Southeast Asia was the pivot between the South China Sea and the Indian Ocean: two vast “blue-water horizons”. Speaker Eric Tagliacozzo is the John Stambaugh Professor of History at Cornell University.
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Gallery Talk | American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection: Exhibition Tour


Everyone has a story to tell--a life lived, witness to and participant in events both private and shared. Such moments are captured by American folk and self-taught artists in powerful visual narratives that offer firsthand testimony to chapters in the unfolding story of America from its inception to the present. American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection showcases more than seventy stellar works of folk and self-taught art from the museum's premier collection. Beautiful, diverse, and truthful, the art illuminates the thoughts and experiences of individuals with an immediacy that is palpable and unique to these expressions. The artworks are organized into four sections--Founders, Travelers, Philosophers, and Seekers--that respond to such themes as nationhood, freedom, community, imagination, opportunity, and legacy. Evocative visual juxtapositions and accessible contextual information further reveal the vital role that folk art plays as a witness to history, carrier of cultural heritage, and a reflection of the world at large through the eyes, heart, and mind of the artist.
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Gallery Talk | Artist Talk: Grey Matter


How does one quantify or describe the experience of nonrepresentational, nonfigurative photography consisting only of gradient forms and geometric patterns — the kind of abstraction afforded traditionally to painters and sculptors? Betsy Kenyon’s ongoing exploration of both traditional and invented darkroom techniques engenders the experience of form itself. The work plays with dimension, depth, and perspective, and suggests values of minimalism and psychedelia, free of literal subject matter, narrative, or statement.
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Lecture | Ecumenical Liberalism and Civil Rights in Cold War Chicago


A talk by Ian Rocksborough-Smith, University of the Fraser Valley.  
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Lecture | Fifty Shades of Green: Erotics and Economics


Even after generations of analysis under the banners of racial capitalism and feminist economics, self-identified partisans of labor democracy can be found publicly scolding efforts “to persuade people on the left that gay issues, black issues, feminist issues and so on are all really about capitalism.” In contrast, neither the key theorists of economics nor their business and financial clientele have ever shied from asserting foundational connections between racio-sexual politics and economic ideologies. If we start from these bracingly frank investments on the Right, can we enhance the opportunities for usable histories of capitalism? Speaker: Bethany Moreton
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Lecture | Dante and the Discourse of Race in 20th Century America


In this presentation Dr. Dennis Looney examines how the reception of Dante Alighieri--his biography and the Divine Comedy--contributes to the productive literary entanglement of several key figures of American literary life in the middle of the 20th century.  
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Discussion | Authors in Conversation


Susan Choi’s first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction. Her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her third novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award.   Julia Phillips is the debut author of the nationally bestselling novel Disappearing Earth, which is being published in nineteen languages and is a finalist for the National Book Award. A Fulbright fellow, Julia has written for The New York Times, The Atlantic, and The Paris Review.   
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Discussion | Real Is What You Feel: The Documentary in Contemporary Art


Leo Goldsmith in conversation with Adam Khalil and Jackson Polys from New Red Order, presented by MA Curatorial Practice.
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Slide Lecture | Two Elizas in Old New York


In 1869, Eliza Pratt Greatorex was America's most famous woman artist; 150 years later she is all but forgotten. Recently arrived from Ireland, she quickly found a place working side-by-side with painters of the Hudson River School, who elected her the only female member of their prestigious National Academy of Design. This illustrated presentation focuses on her magnificent folio volume Old New York: From the Battery to Bloomingdale (1875) in which she depicted the city's architectural landmarks fast disappearing in the post-Civil War building boom. It investigates especially her experiences at the Morris-Jumel Mansion and her pictures of the residence and grounds. Speaker Katherine Manthorne is a Professor of Art History at the Graduate Center, City University of New York.
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Slide Lectures, March 12, 2020, 03/12/2020, Two Elizas in Old New York

Book Club | Open Book Hour: Revolutionary Women


At this event you can share a book you loved reading or a book you plan to read! What to expect at an Open Book Hour book social: 1. Introduce your book with its title, author, publication date and genre (mystery, memoir, play, etc.). One book per person. 2. Tell what it's about and why you loved it in 2 minutes or less. 3. The aim is to have fun, so no negative criticism please. 4. Learn about titles of books that you may enjoy and share with your friends. Theme of the month is Revolutionary Women.
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Fri, Mar 13
1:00 pm

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Symposium | Taking Shape: New Perspectives on Arab Abstraction


Among questions to be considered are: Why did modern artists from these regions choose to create nonfigurative works? How can we approach Arab abstraction without falling back on borrowed methodologies? Until the late 1960s, 20th-century art from North Africa and the Middle East was greatly understudied. Yet by the turn of the millennium, scholars were actively engaged in creating a global art history. Among questions to be considered are: Why did modern artists from these regions choose to create nonfigurative works? How can we approach Arab abstraction without falling back on borrowed methodologies? Speakers are Iftikhar Dadi, Associate Professor of History of Art and Visual Studies, Cornell University; Hannah Feldman, Associate Professor of Art History, Northwestern University; Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi, Founder, Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE; Alex Dika Seggerman, Assistant Professor of Islamic Art History, Rutgers University Newark; Nada Shabout, Professor of Art History, University of North Texas; and Suheyla Takesh, Curator, Barjeel Art Foundation, and co-curator of the exhibition.
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Gallery Talk | Artist Talk: Moon Jar/Longing for Home


Internationally acclaimed artist Ik-Joong Kang's new site-specific installation “Floating Dreams to the Moon” premieres. This solo exhibition will feature several new paintings by the artist as well as an installation of objects and over 6,000 drawings from Korean refugees. Kang's artistic practice provides a platform for humanity's aspirations for achieving what appears to be impossible. Just as Korean moon-jars are made from two precarious halves united to form a whole, Kang's paintings emphasizes how moon jars represent the potential of the Korean peninsula to reunite. Orchestrating the collection, replication, and display of Korean refugee drawings, Kang transforms these individual works to form his sculptures that polishes another facet of this cultural longing for home, accomplishing personal as well as political reunions. Born in Cheongju and raised in Seoul, Kang moved to New York in 1984 where he lives today while working internationally. Kang was awarded a special Merit Prize in the Venice Biennale and his work is held in major public and private collections world-wide.
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Gallery Talk | American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection: Exhibition Tour


Everyone has a story to tell--a life lived, witness to and participant in events both private and shared. Such moments are captured by American folk and self-taught artists in powerful visual narratives that offer firsthand testimony to chapters in the unfolding story of America from its inception to the present. American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection showcases more than seventy stellar works of folk and self-taught art from the museum's premier collection. Beautiful, diverse, and truthful, the art illuminates the thoughts and experiences of individuals with an immediacy that is palpable and unique to these expressions. The artworks are organized into four sections--Founders, Travelers, Philosophers, and Seekers--that respond to such themes as nationhood, freedom, community, imagination, opportunity, and legacy. Evocative visual juxtapositions and accessible contextual information further reveal the vital role that folk art plays as a witness to history, carrier of cultural heritage, and a reflection of the world at large through the eyes, heart, and mind of the artist.
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Sat, Mar 14
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Gallery Talk | Dozie Kanu: Function: Exhibition Walkthrough


On a guided tour, explore the relationship between form and function. Engage in a dialouge across materials and objects as you consider the boundaries between art and utilitarian design. Adults, families, and kids of all ages are welcome.  
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Discussion | SecuriTEA Time: Understanding Cyber Risks


Feel like we're in a bad episode of Black Mirror? Is Mr.Robot looking more like a documentary? Between the corporate, state, and civilian threats we face, talking about cybersecurity can be overwhelming and stir up a lot of difficult emotions. This social event from the CyPurr Collective hopes to provide a comfortable space to discuss these anxieties as well as current events in the digital world. Let's build up our digital-agency and form a critical understand the tech encroaching on our lives. All while enjoying delicious tea and snacks, of course.
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Sun, Mar 15
1:00 pm

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Talk | Stories Survive: A Holocaust Survivor Speaks


Jack Jaglom was born in Bialystok, Poland, to Jewish parents. When he was twelve, World War II began and his family fled to Lithuania. There they secured visas, issued by Chiune Sugihara, through Russia to Japan before traveling to Bombay, India. Though Jack’s family was able to obtain transit visas through Iraq to Palestine, the Anglo-Iraqi War prevented them from entering Iraq. They stayed in Bombay where Jack attended and graduated from a Jesuit high school. After the war, Jack, then nineteen, moved to California. The rest of his family immigrated to Palestine.
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Gallery Talk | Still Moments: Exhibition Walkthrough


Never leaving home without her camera, intrepid Emmy-winning Netflix filmmaker and TEDx speaker Gayle Kirschenbaum can't stop herself. Her insatiable curiosity to see the world, to learn about others and to document her experiences and impressions has been captured in her first solo photo exhibition. Gayle offers highly personal imagery of landscapes, faces of indigenous people, and emotionally charged glimpses of the phantasmagoria of reality.
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Gallery Talks, March 15, 2020, 03/15/2020, Still Moments: Exhibition Walkthrough

Discussion | Reimagining the University


Leading thinkers debate their visions for the future of higher education and a more democratic society. In the face of rising tuition, crushing student debt, and inequal access, how can we create a fairer system? Featuring: Raewyn Connell, author of The Good University: What Universities Actually Do and Why It’s Time for Radical Change; Leigh Claire La Berge, author of Scandals and Abstraction; and Natasha Warikoo, author of The Diversity Bargain: And Other Dilemmas of Race, Admissions, and Meritocracy at Elite Universities. Stephen Brier, professor of urban education and co-author of Austerity Blues: Fighting for the Soul of Public Higher Education, moderates.  
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6:30 pm

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Gallery Talk | From A(gam) to Z(aritsky): Highlights of Israeli Art from YU Museum's Collection: Curator's Tour


Join Collections Curator Bonni-Dara Michaels for a tour of From A(gam) to Z(aritsky), exploring the character of Israeli art and the personal relationships between artists and collectors.
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Tue, Mar 17
2:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, March 17, 2020, 03/17/2020, From A(gam) to Z(aritsky): Highlights of Israeli Art from YU Museum's Collection: Curator's Tour

Discussion | Native American Fashion Design


In a conversation moderated by Regan de Loggans (Mississippi Choctaw), Jeffrey Gibson and Korina Emmerich will discuss Native American fashion design. Gibson is an award-winning Choctaw-Cherokee artist, whose work combines traditional Native American elements with contemporary references. Emmerich is the founder of EMME, a fashion brand, which reflects her indigenous heritage stemming from the Coast Salish territory, Puyallup tribe.
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Talk | Revealed: The Hunt for Bin Laden


In May 2011, SEAL Team Six raided the Abbottabad compound where Osama bin Laden had been hiding for years, killing the leader of al-Qaeda. Robert Cardillo, then-principle deputy director for national intelligence, and Nicholas Rasmussen, then a senior staff person on the White House National Security Council, offer an inside look at the inter-agency collaboration, preparation, and decision-making behind the successful raid.
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Talk | Surveillance and Research


In this discussion, Sarah Lamdan—a librarian and professor at CUNY School of Law—reveals how companies providing journals and databases to libraries have morphed into giant “data analytics” corporations, even selling personal data information to fuel law enforcement surveillance, including ICE’s Palantir program. What does it mean for privacy and intellectual freedom when the software programs patrons rely on support unethical practices including tracking, detention, and deportation?   
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Wed, Mar 18
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Symposium | Who Gets to Vote?: Fifth Annual Lillian Wald Symposium


In honor of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, this is a lively discussion of who gets to vote—from 1920 to the present—and whom the 19th Amendment left behind, including disenfranchised African American and immigrant communities, formerly (and currently) incarcerated people, and others impacted by voter suppression. The panel features Sean Morales-Doyle, senior council at the Brennan Center for Justice, Dominique Jean-Louis of the New-York Historical Society, and more to be announced.
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Symposiums, March 18, 2020, 03/18/2020, Who Gets to Vote?: Fifth Annual Lillian Wald Symposium

Book Club | Upper Eastside Fiction Reading Group: The Great Alone


In Kristin Hannah’s novel, a desperate family seeks a new beginning in the near-isolated wilderness of Alaska only to find that their unpredictable environment is less threatening than the erratic behavior found in human nature.
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Gallery Talk | American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection: Exhibition Tour


Everyone has a story to tell--a life lived, witness to and participant in events both private and shared. Such moments are captured by American folk and self-taught artists in powerful visual narratives that offer firsthand testimony to chapters in the unfolding story of America from its inception to the present. American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection showcases more than seventy stellar works of folk and self-taught art from the museum's premier collection. Beautiful, diverse, and truthful, the art illuminates the thoughts and experiences of individuals with an immediacy that is palpable and unique to these expressions. The artworks are organized into four sections--Founders, Travelers, Philosophers, and Seekers--that respond to such themes as nationhood, freedom, community, imagination, opportunity, and legacy. Evocative visual juxtapositions and accessible contextual information further reveal the vital role that folk art plays as a witness to history, carrier of cultural heritage, and a reflection of the world at large through the eyes, heart, and mind of the artist.
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Thu, Mar 19
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Gallery Talks, March 19, 2020, 03/19/2020, American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection: Exhibition Tour

Book Club | The Fixer: Pulitzer Prize Winning Fiction


Monthly book discussions to explore titles you've been meaning to read, or reread, and discuss with other lovers of literature.  Participants should read each title before the discussion. This month's title is The Fixer by Bernard Malamud. The Fixer (1966) is Bernard Malamud's best-known and most acclaimed novel, one that makes manifest his roots in Russian fiction, especially that of Isaac Babel. Set in Kiev in 1911 during a period of heightened anti-Semitism, the novel tells the story of Yakov Bok, a Jewish handyman blamed for the brutal murder of a young Russian boy. Bok leaves his village to try his luck in Kiev, and after denying his Jewish identity, finds himself working for a member of the anti-Semitic Black Hundreds Society. When the boy is found nearly drained of blood in a cave, the Black Hundreds accuse the Jews of ritual murder. Arrested and imprisoned, Bok refuses to confess to a crime that he did not commit. The Fixer is the winner of the 1967 National Book Award for Fiction and the 1967 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.  
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Discussion | Closing the Loop: Innovation in the Circular Economy


Discuss how investors and policymakers can support the growth of a circular economy. Global waste is growing exponentially while traditional recycling is facing increasing challenges. The circular economy model seeks to address these issues while creating economic advantages for sustainable innovation. The event will feature a pitch showcase of exciting startups who have made the circular mindset a cornerstone of their businesses. 
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Lecture | The Company We Keep: Interracial Friendships and Romantic Relationships from Adolescence to Adulthood


Speaker: Grace Kao, Chair and IBM Professor of Sociology, Yale University
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Lecture | Between Philogyny and Misogyny: Venetian Diplomats and the Tudor Queens


Speaker: Fabio Battista (Foreign Languages [Italian], University of Alabama)
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Lecture | War and Conflict in the Middle Ages: A Global Perspective


Speaker: Stephen Morillo, U.S. Military Academy at West Point
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Fri, Mar 20
7:00 pm

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Talk | Modern Art Meetup


This meetup is designed to help anyone interested in learning more about modern and contemporary art. Themes can provide an effective structure for engaging with art. Meetup participants receive a pass to MoMA to continue the conversation in MoMA’s galleries. This event takes place every other Saturday from 12:30 to 2:00 pm.
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Sat, Mar 21
12:30 pm

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Lecture | Japan’s Global Moment in the G-Zero World


With: Joshua Walker, President and CEO of Japan Society and previously Global Head of Strategic Initiatives at Eurasia Group.
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Mon, Mar 23
12:00 pm

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Lectures, March 23, 2020, 03/23/2020, Japan&rsquo;s Global Moment in the G-Zero World

Lecture | Women and Power in Divided Cold-War Berlin: From Martha Graham to Eleanor Lansing Dulles


A work-in-progress lecture featuring Victoria Phillips
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Gallery Talk | American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection: Exhibition Tour


Everyone has a story to tell--a life lived, witness to and participant in events both private and shared. Such moments are captured by American folk and self-taught artists in powerful visual narratives that offer firsthand testimony to chapters in the unfolding story of America from its inception to the present. American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection showcases more than seventy stellar works of folk and self-taught art from the museum's premier collection. Beautiful, diverse, and truthful, the art illuminates the thoughts and experiences of individuals with an immediacy that is palpable and unique to these expressions. The artworks are organized into four sections--Founders, Travelers, Philosophers, and Seekers--that respond to such themes as nationhood, freedom, community, imagination, opportunity, and legacy. Evocative visual juxtapositions and accessible contextual information further reveal the vital role that folk art plays as a witness to history, carrier of cultural heritage, and a reflection of the world at large through the eyes, heart, and mind of the artist.
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Tue, Mar 24
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Lecture | Intertechnology, ca. 1800: Science and Morals in Japan


This talk examines the meanings attached to the use of copperplate and woodblock illustrations in scientific and moral treatises in Japan ca. 1800, with a focus on the work of the artisan and scientific popularizer Shiba Kōkan (1747-1818).
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Discussion | Queer/Feminist/Indigenous Approaches to Climate Crisis: From the Caribbean to the Pacific


This panel places in conversation scholar/activists situated in the Caribbean and the Pacific to highlight the interrconnections between these two regions through a queer, feminist, and Indigenous studies lens. From the ongoing fight against the settler state in Hawai’i, to the struggle against an extractivist, tourism-centric model of development in the Caribbean, the panel foregrounds how queer/feminist/Indigenous scholars, activists, and artists make connections between the politics of food, land, water, and sovereignty, and offer a vision for a more livable, mutually dependent future. With: Noelani Goodyear-Ka‘ōpua, Political Science, University of Hawaiʻi Mānoa Angelique V. Nixon, Gender and Development Studies, The University of the West Indies, Trinidad & Tobago Dean Itsuji Saranillio, Social & Cultural Analysis
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Discussions, March 24, 2020, 03/24/2020, Queer/Feminist/Indigenous Approaches to Climate Crisis: From the Caribbean to the Pacific

Discussion | Women Playwrights From The Caffé Cino


Caffé Cino, at 31 Cornelia Street, was not originally conceived as a theatrical venue but Joe Cino’s West Village Caffe between 1958 and 1968 quickly became a venue for early works from John Guare, Lanford Wilson and Sam Shephard among many others. Experimental work that functioned outside of Broadway’s commercial interests and legal restrictions was presented there and came to be known as Off Off Broadway. The Caffe offered very early roles for Bernadette Peters and Al Pacino.  Caffe Cino actress Magie Dominic will share documentation and stories about the landmark space and present the first program devoted to the woman playwrights who produced their work at the Caffe. In 2018 the Caffe Cino was listed on The National Register of Historic Places and in 2019 The Landmarks Preservation Commission of New York granted The Caffe Cino Landmark Status.
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Lecture | Modernism in Beirut: The Politics of Postwar Abstraction


Professor Robyn Creswell will situate Beiruti modernism within a wider landscape of Cold War politics, aesthetic abstraction, and Arab intellectual history.  
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Book Club | Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration


Nicole Fleetwood and Elizabeth Hinton discuss Fleetwood’s new book, Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration, about how the imprisoned turn ordinary objects into elaborate works of art. The book is based on interviews with currently and formerly incarcerated artists, prison visits, and the author’s own family experiences with the penal system. Nicole R. Fleetwood is professor of American studies and art history at Rutgers University. Her work on art and mass incarceration has been featured at the Aperture Foundation, the Zimmerli Museum of Art, the Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site, and the Cleveland Public Library, and her exhibitions have been praised by the Nation, the New York Times, the New Yorker, and the Village Voice. She is the author of On Racial Icons and of Troubling Vision, which won the Lora Romero Prize from the American Studies Association.  Elizabeth Hinton is John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the social sciences in the department of history and the department of African and African American studies at Harvard University. She is the author of From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime, which has received numerous awards, including the Ralph Waldo Emerson Prize from the Phi Beta Kappa Society, and was named to the New York Times’s 100 notable books of 2016. 
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Talk | Photographer Talk: Award-Winning Work


A recipient of the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation Award in 2015, portraitist, model and fashion photographer Michael Bailey Gates (BFA 2015 Photography) is a frequent contributor to publications such as I-D, The New York Times, Vogue Italia, Vogue Paris, GQ and Vice.
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Lecture | The Refugee-Diplomat: Venice, England and the Reformation


The establishment of permanent embassies in fifteenth-century Italy has traditionally been regarded as the moment of transition between medieval and modern diplomacy. This talk proposes an alternative history of early modern diplomacy, centered not on states and their official representatives but around the figure of "the refugee-diplomat." Through a trove of diplomatic and mercantile letters, inquisitorial records, literary texts, and marginalia, the talk recovers the agency of religious refugees in international affairs, revealing their impact on the emergence of early modern diplomatic culture and practice. Speaker Diego Pirillo is Associate Professor of Italian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.
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Talk | TV Writing Today


Timothy Greenberg is Creator and Writer of the hit Netflix series Living with Yourself starring Paul Rudd, and was Executive Producer of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He’s won two Emmy and two Peabody Awards. Join him for a discussion and Q&A about his career, his approach to writing, and the television industry today. Participants are advised to come prepared by watching Living with Yourself. Moderated by Jonathan Grupper.  
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Discussion | Women's Werk


Building upon the success of last year’s discussion on the gig economy, this event focuses on ‘next step’ practices to help propel your project forward. Topics covered in this informal talk and meet-and-greet with experts Kelly Ridgway, Alexis Henry and DJ Bembona will include sharing resources, financial literacy and developing your own personal support system. Wear your brand tee, swap swag, and network with like-minded women ‘werkin’ it’ just like you.
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Lecture | The Late-Soviet Underground: (Re-)Collecting the Past


Professor Ainsley Morse argues for collecting--meaning collecting variously ephemeral "things" (words, poems, books, writers, traditions, ways of life), but also "collecting" as a mode of writing--as both a pathology and a creative mode typical of unofficial literature and art of the late Soviet period. She focuses on two late-Soviet writers: the poet and critic Vsevolod Nekrasov and the poet, critic, curator and emigre Kulturtraeger Konstantin Kuzminsky. Both Kuzminsky and Nekrasov were true "children of the Thaw" in their obsession with truth-telling, "straight talk" and bracing expose [razoblachenie]. Along the same lines, they also both had a utopian orientation that reveals itself in their collecting activities. Ainsley Morse teaches in the Russian department at Dartmouth College.
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Wed, Mar 25
12:30 pm

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Lectures, March 25, 2020, 03/25/2020, The Late-Soviet Underground: (Re-)Collecting the Past

Discussion | The Brown v. Board of Education Decision and Its Legacy


With: Waldo Martin and David Kirkland 
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Discussion | Clearing the Air: Vaping and Public Health


Speakers: -- David Downs is a journalist and author who writes and edits for Leafly.com. -- Michael Siegal studies the health effects of smoking at Boston University. -- Moderator Robert Lee Hotz is a science writer at The Wall Street Journal and a Distinguished Writer in Residence.
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Wed, Mar 25
6:00 pm

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Lecture | Traumatic Modernism of Postcolonial North Africa


Frantz Fanon is best known as a leading theorist of decolonization, but he was also profoundly interested in questions of culture. For Fanon, the creation of a decolonized art was one of the principal means by which once-subjugated peoples would realize their independence and freedom, and come to terms with the traumas suffered in colonial warfare. In this talk, Adam Shatz, writer and contributing editor, London Review of Books, will discuss how Fanon’s writings might illuminate the traumatic modernism of postcolonial North Africa.  
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Talk | Artist Talk: Exploring Rationality


Kerry Downey is an interdisciplinary artist based in New York City. Downey’s work explores relationality through the many ways we inhabit our bodies and access forms of power. Recent exhibitions were held The Bureau of General Services-Queer Division, Danspace Project, The Queens Museum, Knockdown Center, Kate Werble Gallery, and The Hessel Museum. Their first publication We collect together in a net was published by Wendy’s Subway in 2019. Downey is a recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Emerging Artist Grant. 
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Talk | Making a Home for Art in East Africa


The GoDown Arts Centre is a multidisciplinary arts facility in Nairobi, Kenya, that provides subsidized space and presents a diverse range of programs for artists in the East Africa region. Performer, cultural activist, and founding executive director Joy Mboya discusses the successes and challenges of building the facility into an iconic anchor institution for post-independence Nairobi. Mboya describes the Centre's urban-scale interventions, studies, and workshops, as well as the process of curating for GoDown's diverse communities.
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Lecture | Nigra sed Formosa: Immersed in Sadness However Beautiful—The Problem of Returning Lost Artifacts


Oksana Remeniaka of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine explores the problem of returning lost artifacts through the example of a work of art that disappeared in the early 20th century and was found in the late 20th century. This masterpiece, an icon created in Byzantium in the first half of the 11th century, was a family relic of the Princes of Halych.
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Thu, Mar 26
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Lecture | Welfare for Repression: China’s Use of Social Assistance to Suppress Protest and Contention


A lecture with Jennifer Pan, Assistant Professor of Communication, Stanford University. Her research examines the strategies authoritarian regimes employ to perpetuate their rule, including censorship, redistribution, and responsiveness, using large-scale data from traditional and digital media as well as experiments on media platforms.
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Gallery Talk | American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection: Exhibition Tour


Everyone has a story to tell--a life lived, witness to and participant in events both private and shared. Such moments are captured by American folk and self-taught artists in powerful visual narratives that offer firsthand testimony to chapters in the unfolding story of America from its inception to the present. American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection showcases more than seventy stellar works of folk and self-taught art from the museum's premier collection. Beautiful, diverse, and truthful, the art illuminates the thoughts and experiences of individuals with an immediacy that is palpable and unique to these expressions. The artworks are organized into four sections--Founders, Travelers, Philosophers, and Seekers--that respond to such themes as nationhood, freedom, community, imagination, opportunity, and legacy. Evocative visual juxtapositions and accessible contextual information further reveal the vital role that folk art plays as a witness to history, carrier of cultural heritage, and a reflection of the world at large through the eyes, heart, and mind of the artist.
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Talk | Artist Talk: Catherin Morris


A visiting artist lecture with Catherine Morris, the Sackler Senior Curator for the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum, presented by BFA Fine Arts. Thursday, March 26, 7:00pm 209 East 23rd Street, 3rd-floor amphitheater
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Discussion | Authors in Conversation


Cathy Park Hong’s book of creative nonfiction, Minor Feelings, will be published in Spring 2020 by One World/Random House (US) and Profile Books (UK). She is also the author of poetry collections Engine Empire, published in 2012 by W.W. Norton, Dance Dance Revolution, chosen by Adrienne Rich for the Barnard Women Poets Prize, and Translating Mo'um.    In conversation with faculty member Hari Kunzru, the author of the novels The Impressionist, Transmission, My Revolutions and Gods Without Men, as well as a short story collection, Noise and a novella, Memory Palace.
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Discussion | New Frameworks for Experimental Music


MA Curatorial Practice presents Alexander Lau, director of Empty Gallery in Hong Kong, who will speak with Blank Forms artistic/executive director Lawrence Kumpf about the ways in which his idiosyncratic organization creates new frameworks for experimental music, performance, dance and sound art. How do art practices based almost completely in live performance, publishing/recording and historical documentation open up broader questions of slowness and density in working with time-based media compared to the other visual arts?
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Lecture | Pop Music Before the Pop Era: Spanish Music in the US Early Recording Industry (1896-1914)


Kiko Mora (University of Alicante) recently published the findings of a research project on the foundations of the Latin music recording industry in the US. For the early music industry, New York City was the center of the world. Mora will present this research. There will also be a short recital of some of the works he discusses.
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Lectures, March 26, 2020, 03/26/2020, Pop Music Before the Pop Era: Spanish Music in the US Early Recording Industry (1896-1914)

Talk | The Abbottabad Papers


The U.S. Navy SEALs who killed al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in his compound in Pakistan also gathered valuable intelligence on al-Qaeda. Nelly Lahoud, a senior fellow in New America’s International Security program, who has read all the documents seized—hundreds of thousands of pages—discusses her forthcoming book about what these materials reveal.
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Conference | The Erosion of Political Responsiveness and the Stretching of Populism: Latin America in Comparative Perspective


Latin America is the region of the developing world with the most continuous and extensive experience with democracy. The promise of democratization that characterized the third wave has seen several regional trends that built into a historical legacy of shared political experiences since early decolonization in the nineteen century. Since independence, Latin American young republics promised popular sovereignty to different degrees but often failed to delivered on those promises. This conference seeks to investigate the linkage between popular discontent, polarization, and the emerging of 'populist' options that stretch across very different political offers. The legacy of a 'populist' historical experiences in Latin America and its implications for sociocultural and economic inclusion of subordinate sectors including in terms of art and urbanization is crucial to understand contemporary political and societal expectations.
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Conferences, March 27, 2020, 03/27/2020, The Erosion of Political Responsiveness and the Stretching of Populism: Latin America in Comparative Perspective

Symposium | Frontiers in the Oceanic Anthropocene


An interdisciplinary symposium on the legal, ecological, and cultural stakes in the ocean.
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Symposiums, March 27, 2020, 03/27/2020, Frontiers in the Oceanic Anthropocene

Discussion | New People, New Places: The Changing Landscape of International Migration in the US


Panelists: - Helen Marrow, Associate Professor of Sociology, Tufts University - Jennifer Lynn Erickson, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Ball State University - Abigail Fisher Williamson, Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Policy & Law, Trinity College - Daniel Lichter, Ferris Family Professor of Policy Analysis and Management, Professor of Sociology, Robert S. Harrison Director of the Institute for Social Sciences, Cornell University
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3:00 pm

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Discussions, March 27, 2020, 03/27/2020, New People, New Places: The Changing Landscape of International Migration in the US

Conference | Flamenco in the U.S: From the Modernist Vanguard through the 21st Century


An international conference presented in conjunction with the New York Flamenco Festival, 2019. How has flamenco on U.S. stages reflected back upon and contributed to the development of flamenco in Spain? From “La Carmencita,” painted by John Singer Sargent and filmed by Thomas Edison in 1890s New York, to Carmen Amaya, a Roma flamenco dancer who at the height of WWII became an international star, to the gender- and genre-bending experiments of Israel Galván, Niño de Elche, and Rocío Molina, to the feminist reinterpretations of tradition by Rocío Marquez, U.S. audiences and artists have exerted a gravitational pull on flamenco’s development. Come join cantaora Rocío Marquez, legendary jazz-flamenco pianist Chano Dominguez, and a distinguished cadre of flamenco scholars, artists, and producers for a series of pre-concert conversations exploring how blackface minstrelsy, the Harlem Renaissance, the anti-war movement, and jazz have all left an imprint on flamenco today.   Participants: Ninotchka Bennahum (University of California Santa Barbara) Lynn Brooks (Franklin & Marshall College) Alfonso Cid, flamenco singer Michelle Clayton (Brown University) Alex Conde, flamenco-jazz pianist Sybil Cooksey (New York University) Chano Domínguez, renowned flamenco-jazz pianist K. Meira Goldberg (Fashion Institute of Technology, The Graduate Center) Michelle Heffner Hayes (University of Kansas) Sandie Holguín (University of Oklahoma) Peter Manuel (The Graduate Center) Miguel Marín, Founder and Director of Flamenco Festival Rocío Márquez, flamenco singer Kiko Mora (Universidad de Alicante) Antoni Pizà (The Graduate Center) David Roldán Eugenio (Rutgers University) Daniel Valtueña (The Graduate Center) Eva Woods Peiró (Vassar College)
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Conferences, March 27, 2020, 03/27/2020, Flamenco in the U.S: From the Modernist Vanguard through the 21st Century

Gallery Talk | Artist Talk: Four Directions


Carol Hepper: Four Directions For this exhibition, Hepper—who is primarily known for her freestanding sculptures and work with photography examining sculptural space—has focused predominantly on wall-mounted relief works. These relief assemblages are centered around ideas of the frame as both container and support. The frame-like structure—a surrounding element of raw cut wood—began as a structure to hold or encompass the work and has evolved into its own new body of work.
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Sat, Mar 28
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Gallery Talks, March 28, 2020, 03/28/2020, Artist Talk: Four Directions

Gallery Talk | Still Moments: Exhibition Walkthrough


Never leaving home without her camera, intrepid Emmy-winning Netflix filmmaker and TEDx speaker Gayle Kirschenbaum can't stop herself. Her insatiable curiosity to see the world, to learn about others and to document her experiences and impressions has been captured in her first solo photo exhibition. Gayle offers highly personal imagery of landscapes, faces of indigenous people, and emotionally charged glimpses of the phantasmagoria of reality.
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Sun, Mar 29
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Gallery Talks, March 29, 2020, 03/29/2020, Still Moments: Exhibition Walkthrough

Lecture | The Cost of Exclusion: Gender Job Segregation, Structural Change, and the Labor Share of Income


Speaker: Stephanie Seguino, from Vermont University
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Tue, Mar 31
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Lectures, March 31, 2020, 03/31/2020, The Cost of Exclusion: Gender Job Segregation, Structural Change, and the Labor Share of Income

Talk | Arturo O’Farrill: Transposing Genres – Fluidity in the Arts


Arturo O’Farrill, composer, pianist, and Professor Global Jazz Studies at UCLA’s Herb Alpert School of Music, will discuss several aspects of his music, including (but not limited to): 1. How a classically trained musician with an Irish-Mexican-Cuban-German heritage and a propensity toward the avant-garde became the poster boy for Afro Latin Jazz. 2. The creative process in his music, his influences, process, and his newest composition, Mundoagua.
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Talks, March 31, 2020, 03/31/2020, Arturo O&rsquo;Farrill: Transposing Genres &ndash; Fluidity in the Arts

Discussion | Beyond the Game: Women and Athletics


In celebration of Women’s History Month, a panel discussion about women, athletics, and success featuring alumnae, alumnae athletes, former professional athletes, and women who work to advance opportunities for women in athletics. Moderator:  Juliet Macur, NYT sportswriter and author of Lance Armstrong, former Columbia athlete Panelists:  -- Ula Lysniak, former Columbia basketball player, first woman athlete inducted into Columbia Athletics Hall of Fame in 2006 and 2018 inductee as member of 1985-6 team, and first Columbia woman basketball player to play professional basketball. -- Megan Griffith, former Columbia basketball player, current head coach of Columbia Women's Basketball, former assistant coach of Princeton's Women's Basketball team. -- Dr. Deborah Antoine, Chief Executive Officer of the Women's Sports Foundation, dedicated to advancing equity in sports
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Tue, Mar 31
7:00 pm

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Discussions, March 31, 2020, 03/31/2020, Beyond the Game: Women and Athletics

Gallery Talk | American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection: Exhibition Tour


Everyone has a story to tell--a life lived, witness to and participant in events both private and shared. Such moments are captured by American folk and self-taught artists in powerful visual narratives that offer firsthand testimony to chapters in the unfolding story of America from its inception to the present. American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection showcases more than seventy stellar works of folk and self-taught art from the museum's premier collection. Beautiful, diverse, and truthful, the art illuminates the thoughts and experiences of individuals with an immediacy that is palpable and unique to these expressions. The artworks are organized into four sections--Founders, Travelers, Philosophers, and Seekers--that respond to such themes as nationhood, freedom, community, imagination, opportunity, and legacy. Evocative visual juxtapositions and accessible contextual information further reveal the vital role that folk art plays as a witness to history, carrier of cultural heritage, and a reflection of the world at large through the eyes, heart, and mind of the artist.
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Gallery Talks, April 02, 2020, 04/02/2020, American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection: Exhibition Tour

Lecture | Ghost on the Throne: The Death of Alexander the Great and the Bloody Fight for his Empire


When Alexander the Great died at the age of thirty-two, his empire stretched from the Adriatic Sea in the west all the way to modern-day India in the east. In an unusual compromise, his two heirs--a mentally damaged half brother, Philip III, and an infant son, Alexander IV, born after his death--were jointly granted the kingship. But six of Alexander's Macedonian generals, spurred by their own thirst for power and the legend that Alexander bequeathed his rule "to the strongest," fought to gain supremacy. Perhaps their most fascinating and conniving adversary was Alexander's former Greek secretary, Eumenes, now a general himself, who would be the determining factor in the precarious fortunes of the royal family. James Romm, professor of classics at Bard College, brings to life the cutthroat competition and the struggle for control of the Greek world's greatest empire.
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Lectures, April 03, 2020, 04/03/2020, Ghost on the Throne: The Death of Alexander the Great and the Bloody Fight for his Empire

Gallery Talk | American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection: Exhibition Tour


Everyone has a story to tell--a life lived, witness to and participant in events both private and shared. Such moments are captured by American folk and self-taught artists in powerful visual narratives that offer firsthand testimony to chapters in the unfolding story of America from its inception to the present. American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection showcases more than seventy stellar works of folk and self-taught art from the museum's premier collection. Beautiful, diverse, and truthful, the art illuminates the thoughts and experiences of individuals with an immediacy that is palpable and unique to these expressions. The artworks are organized into four sections--Founders, Travelers, Philosophers, and Seekers--that respond to such themes as nationhood, freedom, community, imagination, opportunity, and legacy. Evocative visual juxtapositions and accessible contextual information further reveal the vital role that folk art plays as a witness to history, carrier of cultural heritage, and a reflection of the world at large through the eyes, heart, and mind of the artist.
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Thu, Apr 9
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Gallery Talks, April 09, 2020, 04/09/2020, American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection: Exhibition Tour

Gallery Talk | American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection: Exhibition Tour


Everyone has a story to tell--a life lived, witness to and participant in events both private and shared. Such moments are captured by American folk and self-taught artists in powerful visual narratives that offer firsthand testimony to chapters in the unfolding story of America from its inception to the present. American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection showcases more than seventy stellar works of folk and self-taught art from the museum's premier collection. Beautiful, diverse, and truthful, the art illuminates the thoughts and experiences of individuals with an immediacy that is palpable and unique to these expressions. The artworks are organized into four sections--Founders, Travelers, Philosophers, and Seekers--that respond to such themes as nationhood, freedom, community, imagination, opportunity, and legacy. Evocative visual juxtapositions and accessible contextual information further reveal the vital role that folk art plays as a witness to history, carrier of cultural heritage, and a reflection of the world at large through the eyes, heart, and mind of the artist.
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Gallery Talks, April 11, 2020, 04/11/2020, American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection: Exhibition Tour

Gallery Talk | American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection: Exhibition Tour


Everyone has a story to tell--a life lived, witness to and participant in events both private and shared. Such moments are captured by American folk and self-taught artists in powerful visual narratives that offer firsthand testimony to chapters in the unfolding story of America from its inception to the present. American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection showcases more than seventy stellar works of folk and self-taught art from the museum's premier collection. Beautiful, diverse, and truthful, the art illuminates the thoughts and experiences of individuals with an immediacy that is palpable and unique to these expressions. The artworks are organized into four sections--Founders, Travelers, Philosophers, and Seekers--that respond to such themes as nationhood, freedom, community, imagination, opportunity, and legacy. Evocative visual juxtapositions and accessible contextual information further reveal the vital role that folk art plays as a witness to history, carrier of cultural heritage, and a reflection of the world at large through the eyes, heart, and mind of the artist.
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Gallery Talks, April 16, 2020, 04/16/2020, American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection: Exhibition Tour

Lecture | Globalizing World War II, 1931-1953


Speaker: Andrew Buchanan, University of Vermont
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Lectures, April 17, 2020, 04/17/2020, Globalizing World War II, 1931-1953

Gallery Talk | American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection: Exhibition Tour


Everyone has a story to tell--a life lived, witness to and participant in events both private and shared. Such moments are captured by American folk and self-taught artists in powerful visual narratives that offer firsthand testimony to chapters in the unfolding story of America from its inception to the present. American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection showcases more than seventy stellar works of folk and self-taught art from the museum's premier collection. Beautiful, diverse, and truthful, the art illuminates the thoughts and experiences of individuals with an immediacy that is palpable and unique to these expressions. The artworks are organized into four sections--Founders, Travelers, Philosophers, and Seekers--that respond to such themes as nationhood, freedom, community, imagination, opportunity, and legacy. Evocative visual juxtapositions and accessible contextual information further reveal the vital role that folk art plays as a witness to history, carrier of cultural heritage, and a reflection of the world at large through the eyes, heart, and mind of the artist.
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Gallery Talks, April 18, 2020, 04/18/2020, American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection: Exhibition Tour

Gallery Talk | American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection: Exhibition Tour


Everyone has a story to tell--a life lived, witness to and participant in events both private and shared. Such moments are captured by American folk and self-taught artists in powerful visual narratives that offer firsthand testimony to chapters in the unfolding story of America from its inception to the present. American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection showcases more than seventy stellar works of folk and self-taught art from the museum's premier collection. Beautiful, diverse, and truthful, the art illuminates the thoughts and experiences of individuals with an immediacy that is palpable and unique to these expressions. The artworks are organized into four sections--Founders, Travelers, Philosophers, and Seekers--that respond to such themes as nationhood, freedom, community, imagination, opportunity, and legacy. Evocative visual juxtapositions and accessible contextual information further reveal the vital role that folk art plays as a witness to history, carrier of cultural heritage, and a reflection of the world at large through the eyes, heart, and mind of the artist.
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Gallery Talks, April 23, 2020, 04/23/2020, American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection: Exhibition Tour

Gallery Talk | American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection: Exhibition Tour


Everyone has a story to tell--a life lived, witness to and participant in events both private and shared. Such moments are captured by American folk and self-taught artists in powerful visual narratives that offer firsthand testimony to chapters in the unfolding story of America from its inception to the present. American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection showcases more than seventy stellar works of folk and self-taught art from the museum's premier collection. Beautiful, diverse, and truthful, the art illuminates the thoughts and experiences of individuals with an immediacy that is palpable and unique to these expressions. The artworks are organized into four sections--Founders, Travelers, Philosophers, and Seekers--that respond to such themes as nationhood, freedom, community, imagination, opportunity, and legacy. Evocative visual juxtapositions and accessible contextual information further reveal the vital role that folk art plays as a witness to history, carrier of cultural heritage, and a reflection of the world at large through the eyes, heart, and mind of the artist.
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Gallery Talks, April 30, 2020, 04/30/2020, American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection: Exhibition Tour

Lecture | Crushing the Reich: American and Allied Operations from Normandy to the Rhine, 1944-45


Speaker: Stanley Carpenter, US Naval War College
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Lectures, May 01, 2020, 05/01/2020, Crushing the Reich: American and Allied Operations from Normandy to the Rhine, 1944-45

Lecture | Immigration and the Institutions of Opportunity in a Regional Technology Economy


Speaker: Victor Nee, Frank and Rosa Rhodes Professor of Economic Sociology, Cornell University
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Lectures, May 06, 2020, 05/06/2020, Immigration and the Institutions of Opportunity in a Regional Technology Economy

Gallery Talk | American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection: Exhibition Tour


Everyone has a story to tell--a life lived, witness to and participant in events both private and shared. Such moments are captured by American folk and self-taught artists in powerful visual narratives that offer firsthand testimony to chapters in the unfolding story of America from its inception to the present. American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection showcases more than seventy stellar works of folk and self-taught art from the museum's premier collection. Beautiful, diverse, and truthful, the art illuminates the thoughts and experiences of individuals with an immediacy that is palpable and unique to these expressions. The artworks are organized into four sections--Founders, Travelers, Philosophers, and Seekers--that respond to such themes as nationhood, freedom, community, imagination, opportunity, and legacy. Evocative visual juxtapositions and accessible contextual information further reveal the vital role that folk art plays as a witness to history, carrier of cultural heritage, and a reflection of the world at large through the eyes, heart, and mind of the artist.
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Gallery Talks, May 07, 2020, 05/07/2020, American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection: Exhibition Tour

Gallery Talk | American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection: Exhibition Tour


Everyone has a story to tell--a life lived, witness to and participant in events both private and shared. Such moments are captured by American folk and self-taught artists in powerful visual narratives that offer firsthand testimony to chapters in the unfolding story of America from its inception to the present. American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection showcases more than seventy stellar works of folk and self-taught art from the museum's premier collection. Beautiful, diverse, and truthful, the art illuminates the thoughts and experiences of individuals with an immediacy that is palpable and unique to these expressions. The artworks are organized into four sections--Founders, Travelers, Philosophers, and Seekers--that respond to such themes as nationhood, freedom, community, imagination, opportunity, and legacy. Evocative visual juxtapositions and accessible contextual information further reveal the vital role that folk art plays as a witness to history, carrier of cultural heritage, and a reflection of the world at large through the eyes, heart, and mind of the artist.
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Gallery Talks, May 09, 2020, 05/09/2020, American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection: Exhibition Tour

Gallery Talk | American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection: Exhibition Tour


Everyone has a story to tell--a life lived, witness to and participant in events both private and shared. Such moments are captured by American folk and self-taught artists in powerful visual narratives that offer firsthand testimony to chapters in the unfolding story of America from its inception to the present. American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection showcases more than seventy stellar works of folk and self-taught art from the museum's premier collection. Beautiful, diverse, and truthful, the art illuminates the thoughts and experiences of individuals with an immediacy that is palpable and unique to these expressions. The artworks are organized into four sections--Founders, Travelers, Philosophers, and Seekers--that respond to such themes as nationhood, freedom, community, imagination, opportunity, and legacy. Evocative visual juxtapositions and accessible contextual information further reveal the vital role that folk art plays as a witness to history, carrier of cultural heritage, and a reflection of the world at large through the eyes, heart, and mind of the artist.
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Lecture | The Strategies of World War II


Speaker: Jeremy Black, Emeritus Professor, University of Exeter
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Fri, May 15
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Lectures, May 15, 2020, 05/15/2020, The Strategies of World War II

Gallery Talk | American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection: Exhibition Tour


Everyone has a story to tell--a life lived, witness to and participant in events both private and shared. Such moments are captured by American folk and self-taught artists in powerful visual narratives that offer firsthand testimony to chapters in the unfolding story of America from its inception to the present. American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection showcases more than seventy stellar works of folk and self-taught art from the museum's premier collection. Beautiful, diverse, and truthful, the art illuminates the thoughts and experiences of individuals with an immediacy that is palpable and unique to these expressions. The artworks are organized into four sections--Founders, Travelers, Philosophers, and Seekers--that respond to such themes as nationhood, freedom, community, imagination, opportunity, and legacy. Evocative visual juxtapositions and accessible contextual information further reveal the vital role that folk art plays as a witness to history, carrier of cultural heritage, and a reflection of the world at large through the eyes, heart, and mind of the artist.
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Gallery Talks, May 21, 2020, 05/21/2020, American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection: Exhibition Tour

Gallery Talk | American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection: Exhibition Tour


Everyone has a story to tell--a life lived, witness to and participant in events both private and shared. Such moments are captured by American folk and self-taught artists in powerful visual narratives that offer firsthand testimony to chapters in the unfolding story of America from its inception to the present. American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection showcases more than seventy stellar works of folk and self-taught art from the museum's premier collection. Beautiful, diverse, and truthful, the art illuminates the thoughts and experiences of individuals with an immediacy that is palpable and unique to these expressions. The artworks are organized into four sections--Founders, Travelers, Philosophers, and Seekers--that respond to such themes as nationhood, freedom, community, imagination, opportunity, and legacy. Evocative visual juxtapositions and accessible contextual information further reveal the vital role that folk art plays as a witness to history, carrier of cultural heritage, and a reflection of the world at large through the eyes, heart, and mind of the artist.
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Gallery Talks, May 28, 2020, 05/28/2020, American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection: Exhibition Tour

Lecture | The CIA and the Tet Offensive


Speaker: John Prados, The National Security Archive
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Lectures, May 29, 2020, 05/29/2020, The CIA and the Tet Offensive

Lecture | Civil War Logistics: A Study of Military Transportation


During the Civil War, neither the Union nor the Confederate army could have operated without effective transportation systems. Moving men, supplies, and equipment required coordination on a massive scale, and Earl J. Hess's book offers the first comprehensive analysis of this vital process. Utilizing an enormous array of reports, dispatches, and personal accounts by quartermasters involved in transporting war materials, Hess reveals how each conveyance system operated as well as the degree to which both armies accomplished their logistical goals.
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Lectures, June 12, 2020, 06/12/2020, Civil War Logistics: A Study of Military Transportation
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