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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!

Discussion | Job Search Tıps For Matures Over 50


Renee Lee Rosenberg demystifies the top myths about aging and job search. Learn strategies to help any job seeker over 50 conduct a more effective and fulfilling job search. "Older workers rock!" Renee Lee Rosenberg has been a Clinical Career Counselor for over 25 years helping individuals on all levels to achieve a successful job search and a satisfying career transition and change. She is a NYS Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and author. She is the author of Achieving the Good Life After 50: Tools and Resources for Making it Happen. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Jan 17
10:30 am

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Discussions, January 17, 2020, 01/17/2020, Job Search Tıps For Matures Over 50

Gallery Talk | Made in Tokyo: Architecture and Living, 1964/2020


A docent-led tour at 7pm. Throughout the evening, enjoy complimentary snacks, drink specials, and a special art installation by Japanese artist Zai Nomura.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Jan 17
7:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, January 17, 2020, 01/17/2020, Made in Tokyo: Architecture and Living, 1964/2020

Discussion | The Deuce and Times Square


Jane Dickson and Scott Dougan, production designer of the HBO series The Deuce, have a conversation about what it means to capture the essence of a particularly infamous time and place in the city—and why we find these visions of New York’s gritty and not-so-distant past so alluring today. Although virtually undetectable today, Times Square in the 1970s and 80s was the center of the New York sex industry, synonymous with prostitution and pornography. The Deuce, starring James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal, has resurrected the neighborhood’s dark corners and bright lights as it recounts the pioneering moments of the city’s burgeoning sex business. Looking back, artist Jane Dickson was there. Beginning in 1978, Dickson lived, worked, and raised a family on 43rd Street and Eighth Avenue, documenting her chosen “neighborhood” and its denizens in her drawings, paintings, and photography.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Jan 18
7:00 pm

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Discussions, January 18, 2020, 01/18/2020, The Deuce and Times Square

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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sun, Jan 19
1:00 pm

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Discussions, January 19, 2020, 01/19/2020, SecuriTEA Time: Understanding Cyber Risks

Gallery Talk | Artist Talk: Meet the Chicago 400: Lessons in the Carceral State


Artist, policy advocate and researcher Laurie Jo Reynolds and Maya Szilak, Research and Policy Counsel, John Howard Association of Illinois, and other special guests, speak about works on view in Meet the Chicago 400: Lessons in the Carceral State, an exhibition of drawings produced by the Chicago 400, a grassroots campaign of formerly incarcerated and convicted people experiencing homelessness in Chicago.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Jan 21
12:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, January 21, 2020, 01/21/2020, Artist Talk: Meet the Chicago 400: Lessons in the Carceral State

Lecture | Learn The Basics Of Investing In Stocks


Introduces basic investment terms and concepts such as risk and reward, IPO's, p/e ratios, and relative p/e ratios. Ways to approach the investment decision and alternative stock investments such as mutual funds and ETF's are discussed.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Jan 21
3:15 pm

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Lectures, January 21, 2020, 01/21/2020, Learn The Basics Of Investing In Stocks

Gallery Talk | Pressed: Images from the Jewish Daily Forward: Exhibition Walkthrough


Want to know how it feels to hold a piece of newspaper history in your hand? Ever wondered why newsprint images have that iconic polka dot appearance? Celebrate the exhibition Pressed: Images from the Jewish Daily Forward with Chana Pollack, the Forward's archivist, to give the scoop on the paper's archives and cool ephemeral like the metal print plates that appear in the show. Even if you don't think this topic is your thing, Chana's enthusiasm and charm will win you over (read a recent interview with her on our blog and you'll see what I mean.) We're serving wine, and the entire building will be open, for free, so you can sip and stroll through our gorgeous landmark before and after Chana's talk. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Jan 21
6:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, January 21, 2020, 01/21/2020, Pressed: Images from the Jewish Daily Forward: Exhibition Walkthrough

Book Club | Winners Take All: The Elite Charade Of Changing The World


An insider's groundbreaking investigation of how the global elite's efforts to "change the world" preserve the status quo and obscure their role in causing the problems they later seek to solve. Former New York Times columnist Anand Giridharadas takes readers into the inner sanctums of a new gilded age, where the rich and powerful fight for equality and justice any way they can--except ways that threaten the social order and their position atop it.  Giridharadas asks hard questions: Why, for example, should our gravest problems be solved by the unelected upper crust instead of the public institutions it erodes by lobbying and dodging taxes? He also points toward an answer: Rather than rely on scraps from the winners, we must take on the grueling democratic work of building more robust, egalitarian institutions and truly changing the world. A call to action for elites and everyday citizens alike.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Jan 21
6:00 pm

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Book Clubs, January 21, 2020, 01/21/2020, Winners Take All: The Elite Charade Of Changing The World

Talk | Awash in Books: Books for the Year of Water


To mark the University’s celebration of the “Year of Water,” the Rare Book & Manuscript Library is exhibiting rare and fine press books relating to that theme. Curators and book artists, including Russell Maret, Maria Pisano, and Ken Shure, provide a hands-on look at some of the featured books in their historical contexts.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Jan 21
6:00 pm

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Talks, January 21, 2020, 01/21/2020, Awash in Books: Books for the Year of Water

Discussion | How to Choose a Financial Planner


There are currently over 1/2 million people in the United States calling themselves a "Financial Advisor". Not all of them are working in the best interest of their clients. Charles Failla discusses the steps that you can take to help you identify an appropriate financial advisor - including what to look for and what to ask. Learn about the concept of "Fiduciary Care". Is your advisor a "Fiduciary"? If you don't know, you should ask. Charles L. Failla is the Principal of Sovereign Financial Group, Inc. - a NYC based financial planning / investment advisory firm located in The Chrysler Building. Charles has been an advisor for more than 25 years. In addition to being a Certified Financial Planning(TM)practitioner, Charles is also an Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF(R)).
   New York City, NY; NYC
Tue, Jan 21
6:00 pm

Free
Discussions, January 21, 2020, 01/21/2020, How to Choose a Financial Planner

Book Discussion | Frederick Kiesler: Face to Face with the Avant-Garde


Frederick Kiesler was a committed networker and communicated regularly with the who's who of the avant-garde. He was an important intermediary between the visionary ideas of the European Moderne movement and the then up-and-coming New York art scene. The nearly 20 written contributions collected here portray Kiesler's colorful life and his multifaceted oeuvre in various contexts, and place Kiesler in a dialog with the most important artists and architects of his time. Published on the occasion of the 20 year anniversary of the Frederick Kiesler Foundation, this volume deals with Kiesler's relationship with the Bauhaus, Surrealism, and the New York School, as well as with personalities such as Richard Buckminster Fuller, Marcel Duchamp, Arshile Gorky, Theo van Doesburg, Piet Mondrian, Hans Arp, Sigfried Giedion, among others.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Tue, Jan 21
6:30 pm

Free
Book Discussions, January 21, 2020, 01/21/2020, Frederick Kiesler: Face to Face with the Avant-Garde

Discussion | Art and Action


Mahogany L. Browne, poet, educator, organizer and author of Black Girl Magic: A Poem and the forthcoming Woke: A Young Poet's Call to Justice, in conversation about art and action with artist and performer Shaun Leonardo, whose multidisciplinary work negotiates societal expectations of manhood, namely definitions surrounding black and brown masculinities, along with its notions of achievement, collective identity, and experience of failure and has been featured at The Guggenheim Museum and the High Line.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Jan 21
7:00 pm

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Discussions, January 21, 2020, 01/21/2020, Art and Action

Discussion | Rembrandt's Legacy: A Personal Conversation


Rabbi Meir Soloveichik moderates a discussion on Rembrandt's legacy between Thomas Kaplan, philanthropist and private collector, and Arthur K. Wheelock Jr., Curator at the National Gallery of Art.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Tue, Jan 21
7:00 pm

Free
Discussions, January 21, 2020, 01/21/2020, Rembrandt's Legacy: A Personal Conversation

Discussion | A Public Future for Sunnyside Yard: Taking a Transportation- and Infrastructure-First Approach


This event will feature transportation experts and advocates to discuss how Sunnyside Yard could serve as a regional connector—across NYC and the northeast—via Sunnyside Station. As we look to a future of diverse transportation options, how could Sunnyside Yard establish a street network that prioritizes safety, walking and biking, and quality public space? How might Sunnyside Yard catalyze new transportation infrastructure, such as a Bus Rapid Transit Line and an eventual new subway line?
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Jan 22
8:30 am

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Discussions, January 22, 2020, 01/22/2020, A Public Future for Sunnyside Yard: Taking a Transportation- and Infrastructure-First Approach

Discussion | Tell Your Story On Your Resume


Learn how to communicate your value by telling people about what you have done: your accomplishments and your stories. There are many things a resume has to be. Our primary job is to make it our best advocate. This session will focus on conveying how you contributed to your successes so that the reader is reaching for the phone. After a career in strategy development and implementation at Citibank, J.P. Morgan and PricewaterhouseCoopers, Win Sheffield made his own transition into career coaching. In addition to an MBA from Boston University and an undergraduate degree from Kenyon College, Win is certified as a career coach through the Five O'Clock Club.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Jan 22
10:30 am

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Discussions, January 22, 2020, 01/22/2020, Tell Your Story On Your Resume

Lecture | Job Search Planning And Tips For Mature Workers


Are you looking to re-enter the workforce after unemployment? Teresa San Roman & Marzena Ermler provide an overview of practical tips to build your confidence, plan your job search, update your elevator pitch, adapt your resume & cover letters, prepare for effective interviews and how to network. The workshop provides tips based on the career counselor´s experience helping mature workers get job ready and find employment. You will learn how to perfect skills used by younger workers to become competitive in your job search. Maximize your job search plan using job postings, networking, on-the-job training, and volunteering. Workshop Agenda:         You as a Person Job Search Project Resume Writing Elevator Pitch Interviews Teresa San Roman is a Career Counselor at The WorkPlace. She manages the MaturityWorks Program for unemployed workers 55+. Teresa has over 15 years of experience working for Foundations such as AARP, Ford, McArthur and Gates, helping individuals build skills and get jobs. Marzena Ermler is a career coach and a learning and development professional who as NYPL’s Career Services Manager creates programs and services for job seekers. Marzena earned two masters degrees in `Information Management and Foreign Language Teaching (she speaks, German, Polish and Russian fluently), which made her uniquely skilled in providing diverse learners with life-long learning and career development strategies.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Jan 22
1:30 pm

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Lectures, January 22, 2020, 01/22/2020, Job Search Planning And Tips For Mature Workers

Slide Lecture | Under the Night Skies


This presentation will highlight Imma Barrera’s current project to raise awareness about the importance of nature conservation efforts and, in particular, protecting the night sky from light pollution. Preserving the night environment helps support human health and heritage and preserves wildlife habitats. Night photography offers a chance to capture and document scenes that few people ever see nowadays due to artificial light and air glow pollution and can be truly inspiring.  The presentation will focus on a selection of night images captured locally under the Portfolio Development program and in other areas of the US, including the work captured as the 2019 Artist in Residence for Capitol Reef National Park.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Jan 22
4:00 pm

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Slide Lectures, January 22, 2020, 01/22/2020, Under the Night Skies

Gallery Talk | Artist Talk: Our Relationship to Planet Earth


An artist whose work is deeply preoccupied with our relationship to planet earth, Juliette Dumas uses the physical properties of her materials to create poignant metaphors for humanity’s struggle to control the effects of environmental degradation. With several pieces on view throughout the galleries, Dumas embarks on a discussion over cocktails with her gallerist Silas von Morisse on the themes of her work, and why, today more than ever before, they’re resoundingly important.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Jan 22
6:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, January 22, 2020, 01/22/2020, Artist Talk: Our Relationship to Planet Earth

Discussion | What Do The Hiring Managers Demand?


Steven Davis, a career coach and a recruiter, discusses what recruiters and hiring managers look for. Learn how to refine your efforts and planning to prepare and focus in the most productive ways. Bring a job description and have a mock interview session. Knowledge is Power! Steven Davis has coached thousands of business and technology professionals for over 20 years as Practice Director in global technology recruiting firms and as a Career Counselor and Coach. His strengths include improving upward mobility and making a difference in careers. He has three areas of focus 1) recruiting, 2) career coaching and consulting for companies such as JP Morgan Chase and 3) building his private practice coaching business. Steven calls upon strong analytical abilities combined with a desire to empower professionals to fulfill career objectives. He always has the "best path to success" by customizing solutions as they relate to each job seeker or coaching client.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Wed, Jan 22
6:00 pm

Free
Discussions, January 22, 2020, 01/22/2020, What Do The Hiring Managers Demand?

Discussion | "Are Y'all Really Feeling Me?": How Black Performance Moves Beyond Just Matter(ing)


Organized by André Daughtry, this panel intends to speak to an illegibility of the spiritual black body to predominantly white audiences in performance with artists whose work addresses an "epistemic absence” in the performance community. Noting that experimental performance can be extremely innovative when probing the multiplicitous issues surrounding identity, guest artists will discuss how they address normative approaches to performance – like the performer/spectator bifurcation –when the performers exhibiting work were often raised in spiritually infused movement traditions as participant-observers not as “audience.”
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Jan 22
6:30 pm

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Discussions, January 22, 2020, 01/22/2020, "Are Y'all Really Feeling Me?": How Black Performance Moves Beyond Just Matter(ing)

Discussion | Visions of Justice: Art and Change


Art has always addressed and exposed injustice in the world and has served as a catalyst for meaningful change throughout cultures. Equality is not the experience of many Americans today in their own country. While home to only 5% of the world’s population, the U.S. has 25% of the world’s prison population. Among mass incarceration, issues of continued racism, sexism, and income inequality still widely persist. Individuals are taking a stand for change and are using art as their instrument. As such, art has become one of the greatest tools to advocate for social justice. This is also true in movements around the globe. In this panel discussion, the John Brademas Center of New York University welcomes Shahidul Alam, renowned Banglideshi photographer, writer, activist, and author of his new book, The Tide Will Turn. Shahidul will provide remarks pertaining to his work then join in conversation with other prominent activists to discuss their life’s work dedicated to social justice and their use of art in order to achieve it.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Jan 22
6:30 pm

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Discussions, January 22, 2020, 01/22/2020, Visions of Justice: Art and Change

Gallery Talk | Artist Talk: Meet the Chicago 400: Lessons in the Carceral State


Artist, policy advocate and researcher Laurie Jo Reynolds and Maya Szilak, Research and Policy Counsel, John Howard Association of Illinois, and other special guests, speak about works on view in Meet the Chicago 400: Lessons in the Carceral State, an exhibition of drawings produced by the Chicago 400, a grassroots campaign of formerly incarcerated and convicted people experiencing homelessness in Chicago.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Jan 23
12:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, January 23, 2020, 01/23/2020, Artist Talk: Meet the Chicago 400: Lessons in the Carceral State

Gallery Talk | Memory Palaces: Inside the Collection of Audrey B. Heckler: Exhibition Tour


The collection of Audrey B. Heckler is emblematic of the growth of the field of self-taught art in the United States, which manifests a strong interest for African American artists, a consistent attention on American classics, a curiosity for European art brut, and a search for international discoveries. For the last twenty-seven years, Heckler has surrounded herself with excellent examples by the most significant artists associated to this art niche, among them Emery Blagdon, Aloïse Corbaz, William Edmondson, August Klett, Augustin Lesage, Martín Ramírez, Thornton Dial, and Anna Zemánková.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Jan 23
1:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, January 23, 2020, 01/23/2020, Memory Palaces: Inside the Collection of Audrey B. Heckler: Exhibition Tour

Discussion | How To Become A Better Leader


Emotional health is an essential leadership skill for both you and the people you lead to be your best. And the great news is that you can build your emotional health skills with practice, which in turn boosts productivity, creativity, communication, innovation, engagement, and performance.  In this practical talk, nationally recognized emotional health expert and the creator of the Happier Method™, Nataly Kogan, shares the mindset shifts, research, and emotionally healthy leadership skills to help you and your team thrive. You will learn how to cultivate a culture of recognition and gratitude, build psychological trust, and improve emotional well-being and resilience for yourself and your team.  Nataly Kogan is one of the leading global experts in optimizing your emotional health and elevating your leadership. She’s the creator of the Happier Method™, founder and CEO of Happier, and author of Happier Now, which was published in 2018. By the age of 37, Nataly held top positions at McKinsey and Microsoft, was a Managing Director at a venture capital fund, and started or was a member of the senior team at 5 startups and tech companies. Nataly is a highly sought-after international keynote speaker and has been featured in hundreds of media outlets, including The Washington Post, The New York Times, and The Dr. Oz Show.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Jan 23
6:00 pm

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Discussions, January 23, 2020, 01/23/2020, How To Become A Better Leader

Book Discussion | The Simple Past: A Classic Coming-of-Age Story 


Omar Berrada and Adam Shatz as they discuss The Simple Past by Driss Chraïbi, a classic coming-of-age story about colonialism, Islam, and the subjection of women. The Simple Past came out in 1954, and both in France and its author’s native Morocco the book caused an explosion of fury. The protagonist, who shares the author’s name, comes from a Moroccan family of means, his father a self-made tea merchant, the most devout of Muslims, quick to be provoked and ready to lash out verbally or physically, continually bent on subduing his timid wife and many children to his iron and ever-righteous will. He is known, simply, as the Lord, and Driss, who is in high school, is in full revolt against both him and the French colonial authorities.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Jan 23
6:30 pm

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Book Discussions, January 23, 2020, 01/23/2020, The Simple Past: A Classic Coming-of-Age Story&nbsp;

Book Discussion | Artist Luc Tuymans Presents Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings


Celebrating the third and final volume of his Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings, published in 2019 by David Zwirner Books, Luc Tuymans will be in conversation with the curator and writer Helen Molesworth. The artist will present a new solo exhibition at David Zwirner, Hong Kong, in March 2020. Molesworth, whose overview of Noah Davis’s brief but expansive career opens at David Zwirner in New York on January 16, curated the first United States retrospective of Tuymans’s work at the Wexner Center for the Arts in 2009.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Jan 23
6:30 pm

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Book Discussions, January 23, 2020, 01/23/2020, Artist Luc Tuymans Presents Catalogue Raisonn&eacute; of Paintings

Gallery Talk | Artists Talk: NXTHVN


Artists Jaclyn Conley, Merik Goma  and Christie Neptune discuss the exhibition.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Jan 23
6:30 pm

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Gallery Talks, January 23, 2020, 01/23/2020, Artists Talk: NXTHVN

Discussion | Political Anticipation and Dead Time


A discussion between scholar Salma Shamel, writer and curator Sarah Rifky, artist Vartan Avakian and anthropologist Fadi Bardawil, who will revisit the Egyptian uprising and discuss political anticipation, repressed needs and the dead time in between.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Jan 23
7:00 pm

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Discussions, January 23, 2020, 01/23/2020, Political Anticipation and Dead Time

Discussion | The Accessories of Loss


Welcome Rachel Levy Lesser, author of Life's Accessories: A Memoir and Fashion Guide, in conversation with Rebecca Soffer, coauthor of Modern Loss: Candid Conversation About Grief, and Marisa Bardach Ramel, author of The Goodbye Diaries: A Mother Daughter Memoir. Three writers (and friends!) dicuss stories oft heir post-loss lives with pragmatism and necessary humor.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Jan 23
7:00 pm

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Discussions, January 23, 2020, 01/23/2020, The Accessories of Loss

Gallery Talk | Memory Palaces: Inside the Collection of Audrey B. Heckler: Exhibition Tour


The collection of Audrey B. Heckler is emblematic of the growth of the field of self-taught art in the United States, which manifests a strong interest for African American artists, a consistent attention on American classics, a curiosity for European art brut, and a search for international discoveries. For the last twenty-seven years, Heckler has surrounded herself with excellent examples by the most significant artists associated to this art niche, among them Emery Blagdon, Aloïse Corbaz, William Edmondson, August Klett, Augustin Lesage, Martín Ramírez, Thornton Dial, and Anna Zemánková.
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Fri, Jan 24
1:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, January 24, 2020, 01/24/2020, Memory Palaces: Inside the Collection of Audrey B. Heckler: Exhibition Tour

Lecture | Dangerous Melodies: Classical Music in America from the Great War Through the Cold War


A Juilliard-trained musician and professor of history explores the fascinating entanglement of classical music with American foreign relations. With author Jonathan Rosenberg of Hunter College and the CUNY Graduate Center.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Fri, Jan 24
7:00 pm

Free
Lectures, January 24, 2020, 01/24/2020, Dangerous Melodies: Classical Music in America from the Great War Through the Cold War

Discussion | The Syrian Revolution: how the world has turned away from one of the the biggest human catastrophes of the 21C


This program will trace the roots of the Syrian Revolution, the bloody and brutal repression of the 2011 peaceful uprising and how the world has turned away as Syria has become one of the the biggest human catastrophes of the 21st Century. Participants will include: AbdAlaziz Alhamza, award winning journalist, founder of Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently and subject of the film City of Ghosts; Marcelle Shehwaro, journalist, writer, and human rights activist from Aleppo, Syria; and Shiyam Galyon, Syrian-American feminist and activist. Q and A to follow.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Fri, Jan 24
7:00 pm

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Discussions, January 24, 2020, 01/24/2020, The Syrian Revolution: how the world has turned away from one of the the biggest human catastrophes of the 21C

Conference | Gothic Spirit: Medieval Art from Europe


The world's leading dealer in the art of the European Middle Ages, Sam Fogg has for the past thirty years mounted ground-breaking exhibitions that challenge and redefine perceptions of Medieval and Renaissance art. Following Of Earth and Heaven, the acclaimed 2018 collaborative exhibition between the two galleries, Gothic Spirit will present for the first time in a contemporary context roughly thirty masterpieces that are among the finest Medieval art to be found in private hands.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Sat, Jan 25
10:30 am

Free
Conferences, January 25, 2020, 01/25/2020, Gothic Spirit: Medieval Art from Europe

Symposium | Our Fellow Americans: A Symposium on Public Conviction Registries


An initiative that investigates drawing as a tool for addressing inequity and encouraging social change, this public symposium is organized in conjunction with the Chicago 400, a grassroots campaign of formerly incarcerated and convicted people experiencing homelessness in Chicago, and artist, policy advocate, and researcher Laurie Jo Reynolds. Featuring a range of participants, the symposium builds upon the Chicago 400's ongoing advocacy work and explores the intersection of drawing and criminal justice reform, specifically as it relates to fear-based policies, the unintended consequences of public registration laws, and the expansion of the carceral state.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Jan 25
12:00 pm

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Symposiums, January 25, 2020, 01/25/2020, Our Fellow Americans: A Symposium on Public Conviction Registries

Gallery Talk | Artist Talk: Ground Revision


Peter Hoffmeister discusses his exhibition with guest curator Gabriel de Guzman.   
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Jan 25
3:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, January 25, 2020, 01/25/2020, Artist Talk: Ground Revision

Discussion | Artists in Conversation


Mary Frank was born in London, England, in 1933. In 2017, a solo exhibition at the gallery coincided with the publication of the monograph, Pilgrimage: Photographs by Mary Frank, by the Eakins Press Foundation with texts by the poet and critic John Yau, and environmental activist and author, Terry Tempest Williams. Frank's work is in many public collections, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum, The Brooklyn Museum, and The Morgan Library and Museum. David Hornung is a painter and collage artist whose work has been widely exhibited. He is the author of Color: A Workshop for Artists and Designers, a textbook that has been translated into six languages and is used in art schools and private studios around the world. Over the course of a long career, he has held teaching positions at Indiana University, Skidmore College, and The Rhode Island School of Design. He is currently a professor at Adelphi University where he teaches courses in color theory, design, collage, and painting.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Jan 25
4:30 pm

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Discussions, January 25, 2020, 01/25/2020, Artists in Conversation

Discussion | How To Create the Business Plan That's Right for You


Your business plan is a dynamic blueprint for your company’s future. Who should attend? Potential business owners, start-ups and those in business who want to create/update their business plans or launch a new product or service. A business plan is not “one size fits all”, it depends on your business strategy, goals and financial resources. As a rule, your small-business plan should be flexible and proceed through affordable steps. When crafting it, be sure to take into account customer acceptance, revenue and cash-flow growth, and the market for the product/service itself. An effective plan will include a timeline for implementing your business model.  This workshop will give you the tools and background to: Articulate your reasons for developing a business plan  Develop achievable plans to determine and deliver value to your customers Formulate your business model and business goals  Project funding needs and financial results  Communicate your business strategy to stakeholders (potential investors, partners and lenders)  Develop strategies that encourage stakeholders to participate.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Jan 27
11:15 am

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Discussions, January 27, 2020, 01/27/2020, How To&nbsp;Create the Business Plan That's Right for You

Gallery Talk | Making the Auschwitz Exhibition


Chief curator and acclaimed Holocaust scholar Robert Jan van Pelt will explore the significance of the types and provenance of artifacts in Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away. as well as discuss the curatorial decisions that had to be made during the development of this complex exhibition.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Jan 27
3:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, January 27, 2020, 01/27/2020, Making the Auschwitz Exhibition

Talk | Adventures in Italian Opera: A Conversation with French Tenor Roberto Alagna


The fourth Adventure in Italian Opera with Fred Plotkin of this season features the beloved French tenor of Sicilian origin Roberto Alagna, who has been one of opera’s biggest stars for decades. He is renowned for his passionate singing, incisive acting and excellent diction as well as his charisma on the opera stage. In January 2020, he is starring as Rodolfo in Puccini's La Bohème at The Metropolitan Opera.
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Discussion | Queer Archives: Between the Individual and the Institutional


Taking as a starting point artist Dean Erdmann's work with archives, both their family archive and that of the Magnus Hirschfeld Society in Berlin, this is a conversation with artists Erdmann, Tiona Nekkia McClodden, Carlos Motta, and scholar Shannon Mattern about archives in general, and queer approaches to archives in particular.
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Lecture | Younger Polish Artists Beyond the Neoliberal Normal


Magda Szcześniak, assistant professor of cultural studies, Institute of Polish Culture, University of Warsaw, will discuss contemporary Polish art made by a young generation of artists.
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Lecture | Main Drivers of Brazilian Income Distribution Changes


After three decades of persistently high-income inequality, from 2001 Brazil experienced a downward inequality trend followed by rising mean income growth. Both movements lasted until 2014 according to household surveys. This work describes Brazilian income distribution trends and their close determinants using a vast array of data sets and empirical methodologies to fill gaps found in the literature. It attempts to provide a more comprehensive picture looking jointly at inequality, mean, and social welfare growth rates. Speaker Marcelo Neri is the Director of FGV Social at Getulio Vargas Foundation.
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Discussion | How To Understand Alzheimer's and Dementia


Alzheimer's is not normal aging. It's a disease of the brain that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Licet Valois, LMSW, MPS discusses the impact of Alzheimer's, the difference between Alzheimer's and dementia, Alzheimer's disease stages and risk factors, current research and treatments available to address some symptoms and Alzheimer's Association resources. Licet Valois is one of the Care and Support Program Manager at the Alzheimer's Association. She is a bilingual, Licensed Social Worker and a Certified Dementia Practitioner, who has been practicing in the field of dementia care for the last 15 years. Ms. Valois is a frequent lecturer on dementia related topics, healthy brain aging and caregiving issues. Her main interest is empowering individuals coping with the struggles of dementia care at different levels. This includes individuals diagnosed with some type of dementia, their caregivers (paid and non-paid family members), and other professionals.
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Talk | Artist Talk: Believing You


A talk and performance by artist Elyla (Fredman Barahona), whose work is on view in Believing You, presented by MFA Fine Arts.
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Book Club | Mystery Book Club: Kingdom of the Blind


In her by-now-characteristic fashion, author Louise Penny simultaneously unspools several suspense narratives, each of them accruing power and threat, faster and faster, until the novel closes in a crescendo of violence, unmasking and regret.   
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Gallery Talk | Artist Talk: Making Murals


An artist talk with muralist, illustrator and program alumnus Katie Yamasaki, in conjunction with the exhibition Katie Yamasaki, Muralist.
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Lecture | The Limits of Diversifying the Field in Filmmaking


Danielle Jackson, co-founder and former co-director of the Bronx Documentary Center, has worked with leading photographers, filmmakers and cultural institutions to develop projects, partnerships and initiatives for social impact. Highly regarded as a writer on photography, her talk will focus on the limits of diversifying the field in an age of fragmented media.
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Talk | Taste of Science Presents: Flu Season!


Achoo! If you’re not feeling too under the weather, come to an evening all about influenza. Learn about how researchers trace flu pandemics back to their animal sources, and about efforts to generate a universal flu vaccine. Play a trivia game and win special flu-related prizes!
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Discussion | How To Use Your Stories For Your Job Interview


Don't let those difficult interview questions get you down. If you keep giving the interviewer what they want, stories of how you have provided value in the past, you will have them eating out of your hand. Coach Win Sheffield shares how to: Prepare your stories before you get to the interview Learn how to tell your stories to engage your interviewer Turn any question to your advantage. After a career in strategy development and implementation at Citibank, J.P. Morgan and PricewaterhouseCoopers, Win Sheffield made his own transition into career coaching. In addition to an MBA from Boston University and an undergraduate degree from Kenyon College, Win is certified as a career coach through the Five O'Clock Club.
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Discussion | How To Find The Contacts Of Companies


Learn how to find Companies and Executive contacts for your next job. Search by industry as well as location, size, and sales.
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Discussion | How To Use LinkedIn’s Social Media Marketing


John Crant shows how to lay the groundwork to take your career to the next level, to get on the 'short list' for that next promotion, and to market your achievements continually. John Crant has been speaking and educating through his seminar series at Corporate Events, with the YMCA in NYC, at The New York Public Library’s Job Search Central, his specially designed series is now coming to colleges and universities to teach the Secrets to Launching Your Career in a Changed Job Market and his Corporate Programs help teams excel.
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Discussion | 5 P's of Your Marketing Plan: Product, People, Price, Plan, and Promotion


Learn how to research the 5 P's to help you arrive at informed marketing decisions, increasing the potential for your business to grow.  
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Lecture | Ethnographic Writing: Reconstructing Voice as Dramatic Dialogue


This talk asks questions about the representation of voice in reporting ethnographic research. Instead of the single, unifying consciousness of the ethnographic author binding together narrative and meaning, the presentation considers an approach to ethnographic writing which is polyphonic, dialogic, and unfinalized. Here structural elements of the text are devoted less to the unity of a single account than to the task of creating a polyphonic world. The presentation places in the foreground the voices of research participants, reconstructing them as dramatic dialogue. The research reported here was part of a four-year project which set out to understand how people communicate across diverse languages and cultures. The research project was conducted across four cities in the UK. Multilingual interactions were observed and recorded in markets, corner shops, libraries, sports clubs, arts groups, legal advice bureaux, and welfare advice centres[i].  
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Conference | Race, Politics and Photography


A panel on race, politics and photography presented by the Doctoral Program in Art History, Graduate Center, CUNY. The event will feature rare and seldom seen images from the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs and showcase their relevance in our ongoing conversation on identity and art. Topics Will Include: Early Photography of Chinese Traditional Music: Mobility in Instrument and Body, ca. 1860-1898 Souvenirs of Lima: Visualizing Peruvian Identity through Courret’s Photo Album, 1860s Mariette Pathy Allen’s Transformations, 1979 Double Vision: Art, Commerce & Race in George Barnard’s Stereographs, ca. 1874 Dorothea Lange & Delta Cooperative Farm, 1937 Politics of Visibility in Lisa Larsen’s Photographs of Harlem’s LaFargue Clinic for Mental Health, 1956 Ota Benga in the New York Zoological Society Journal, 1906 Indian Women in the Workplace from Family of Woman (1979) photobook Edward Curtis, North American Indian & his Hand-Colored Lantern Slides, ca. 1900
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Discussion | Tips For A Better Interview


Explore the steps you can take for success, from preparation through the end of the interview. Learn how to make your elevator pitch appropriate and effective.
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Discussion | Independent Monetary Institutions In Liberal Democracies


In an era of democratic crisis, political interests are weakening political institutions by changing the rules that govern them, bolstering efforts to undermine them. Secretary Lew and Dr. Rajan will offer their reflections on the role of independent monetary institutions in liberal democracies. Doors will open one half hour prior to start time. Advance registration does not guarantee seating; early arrival is suggested.
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Discussion | Politics and Public Institutions


A public conversation between Secretary Jack Lew, the 76th Secretary of the Treasury, and Dr. Raghuram Rajan, the 23rd Governor of the Reserve Bank of India. In an era of democratic crisis, political interests are weakening political institutions by changing the rules that govern them, bolstering efforts to undermine them, and disregarding longstanding practices and norms. In response to these instances of institutional weakening, Secretary Lew and Dr. Rajan will offer their reflections on the role of independent monetary institutions in liberal democracies, the increasing pressures to which these institutions and their administrators are subject and potential avenues to strengthening them. Their discussion and Q&A session that follows it will be moderated by Shailagh Murray, current Executive Vice President for Public Affairs and former Senior Advisor to President Obama.
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Discussion | How To Interview with Confidence


David Lees discusses the job interviewing process and the tools to use so that you effectively stand out from other candidates. This pro-active approach will help you better manage the job interview. The discussion includes: The big secret to communicating and managing interviews How best to be prepared prior to your interview How to answer those troubling questions before you begin interviewing The three steps to score points while interviewing Since 2008, David Lees has been coaching professionals in career transition at the NY State Department of Labor. He has also proudly worked with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, including returning Veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan re-entering the workforce. David has been a featured motivational speaker for corporate retreats and with non-profit organizations in New York City.
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Gallery Talk | Taking Shape: Exhibition Walkthrough


An exhibition walkthrough with Suheyla Takesh of the Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE.
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Discussion | Revolutionary Witchcraft


Sarah Lyons, activist, witch, and author of Revolutionary Witchcraft: A Guide To Magical Activism, will host a panel discussion on the political dimensions and possibilities of witchcraft as a practice. The discussion will look at how witchcraft has historically been treated, both by proletarian practitioners, as well as the state, the nature of witchcraft today as a tool of empowerment and marketing buzzword, and finally, we will look to the future and imagine witchcraft as a potentially revolutionary tool. 
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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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Discussion | Sports Issues Discussion Group


This discussion group will encourage you to explore how ethical issues influence sports culture, athletes' success and ultimately, the scoreboard. This isn't just talk on your favorite teams or the latest scores. Come to discuss challenging questions such as... ? Should Pete Rose or steroid users be admitted to the Hall of Fame? ? Should college athletes be paid, in addition to receiving room and board? ? ...and more! Led by David Ruttenberg, Sports Enthusiast
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Book Discussion | Agathe; or, The Forgotten Sister: Sibling Rivalry


This event with Joel Agee and Susan Bernofsky which will focus on Agee’s new translation of Robert Musil’s Agathe; or, The Forgotten Sister. Agathe is the sister of Ulrich, the restless and elusive “man without qualities” at the center of Robert Musil’s great, unfinished novel of the same name. For years Agathe and Ulrich have ignored each other, but when brother and sister find themselves reunited over the bier of their dead father, they are electrified. Each is the other’s spitting image, and Agathe, who has just separated from her husband, is even more defiant and inquiring than Ulrich.
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Book Club | International Fiction Book Club: The Librarian


Ukrainian author Mikhail Elizarov's novel, winner of the 2008 Russian Booker Prize, "is a satire about the absurdity of blind faith and the way people fool themselves into believing in systems in which they are forced to inhabit . . . this chaotic tale puts a magical twist on its satire." -- Publishers Weekly
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Talk | Exploring the African Burial Ground Memorial


Speaker T. Rasul Murray, a historical interpreter and griot at the African Burial Ground National Monument, will present an overview of this sacred site in Lower Manhattan which honors African Americans and informs on the hardships they endured in early America. Discovered in 1991, the burial ground is considered to be one of the most significant archaeological finds in the U.S. over the last 100 years.
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Tue, Feb 4
1:00 pm

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Talks, February 04, 2020, 02/04/2020, Exploring the African Burial Ground Memorial

Discussion | Reflections on Current Issues in Public Service


An evening of discussion about current issues in public service. Faculty experts will share their views on what’s going on in the world and so can you. This session will be led by faculty member John Gershman. Feel free to BYO lunch, snacks, or beverages.  
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Talk | Artist Talk: Art and Writing


MFA Fine Arts presents a talk by Jason Stopa, a painter and writer living in Brooklyn, New York. He received his BFA from Indiana University and his MFA from Pratt Institute. He is a contributing writer to Art in America, Hyperallergic and The Brooklyn Rail.
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Talk | Splicing Cultures: On Novels and Filmmaking


A conversation with writer and filmmaker Xiaolu Guo, about her life and work in words and film. Xiaolu Guo is a British Chinese novelist, essayist and filmmaker. Her memoir, Nine Continents, received the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography in 2017.
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Discussion | Womxn of Color in Wellness Panel


Womxn of color disproportionately experience disparities in the United States healthcare system. These disparities are deeply rooted in systemic sexism and racism demonstrated through inequitable policies and services provided for womxn of color. Learn from healthcare professionals and activists about ways womxn of color can advocate for their health and wellness needs in both personal and professional settings. They are bringing together a group of practitioners, scholars, and experts in the field who can speak about the intersections of healthcare, wellness, race, and gender, especially as they pertain to womxn of color.
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Lecture | In the Mood for Texture: Hong Kong, Bangkok and Shanghai’s Urban and Media Revivals of Chinese Colonial Modernity


This project explores two concomitant occurrences: the prominent contemporary phenomenon of the superimposition of three cities in East Asia and Southeast Asia onto one another and the revival of the aesthetics of ‘Chinese colonial modernity.’ Examining the doubling of Hong Kong, Bangkok, and Shanghai across the cinemas and hospitality industries of East and Southeast Asia, the talk gauge the valences of a transregional Chineseness that is both virtual as well as anchored in material structures. Speaker Arnika Fuhrmann (Associate Professor, Asian Studies, Cornell University) is an interdisciplinary scholar of Southeast Asia, working at the intersections of the region’s aesthetic, religious, and political modernities.
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Lecture | Modernity, Fascism & Resistance: How Four Ethiopians Confronted, Maneuvered and Survived the Italo-Ethiopian War of 1935-1941


Filmmaker Yemane Demissie's forthcoming social-history documentary series, The Quantum Leapers: Ethiopia 1916-1975, focuses on the buoyant and tumultuous experiences of Ethiopians during the reign of Emperor Haile Selassie I. Synthesizing imagery and narratives from more than 500 interviews and thousands of photographs unearthed from the interviewees' collections and dozens of international archives, the series considers how the 1935-1941 Italo-Ethiopian War and Occupation compelled the country to reevaluate its age-old traditions in the face of war and modernity. At this lecture, Yemane will present stories revolving around the airplane--long an emblem of modernity--to explore the interlinked lives of four individuals who confront, embrace or glide with the sudden and immense changes brought about by war, occupation and liberation.
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Book Club | Let Love Have the Last Word: A Memoir


Common, the Grammy Award, Academy Award, and Golden Globe–winning musician, actor, and activist believes that the phrase “let love have the last word” is not just a declaration; it is a statement of purpose, a daily promise. Love is the most powerful force on the planet and ultimately, the way you love determines who you are and how you experience life. Touching on God, self-love, partners, children, family, and community, Common explores the core tenets of love to help others understand what it means to receive and, most important, to give love. He moves from the personal—writing about his daughter, to whom he wants to be a better father—to the universal, where he observes that our society has become fractured under issues of race and politics. He knows there's no quick remedy for all of the hurt in the world, but love—for yourself and for others—is where the healing begins. You can Place a hold on a copy of the book with your library card at www.nypl.org.
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Conference | Climate Crisis, Climate Justice


This conference will engage in site-specific analyses of climate crisis and climate justice in New York City, the Pacific, and the Caribbean and Gulf Coast. The conference will feature scholars from the sciences, social sciences, and humanities alongside activists who will offer interdisciplinary approaches to the climate crisis and engage in discussions together and with the audience about where to go from here. With: Hokulani Aikau, Robin Bell, Ashley Dawson, Alexa Dietrich, Adriana Garriga-Lopez, Jane Gilbert, Alicia Grullón, Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, Meg McLagan, Marama Muru-Lanning, Dean Saranillio, Brett Story, Julie Sze, Lynnell Thomas, Paige West, and Thanu Yakupitiyage
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Lecture | Winning a Future War: War Gaming and Victory in the Pacific War


Between 1919 and 1941, the U.S. Navy transformed itself from a powerful if unsophisticated force into the fleet that would win a two-ocean war, from a fleet in which the battleship dominated to one based on carrier strike groups. The great puzzle of U.S. naval history is how this was accomplished. Well-known naval analyst Norman Friedman trenchantly argues that war gaming at the U.S. Naval War College made an enormous, and perhaps decisive, contribution.
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Conference | Climate Crisis, Climate Justice


This conference will engage in site-specific analyses of climate crisis and climate justice in New York City, the Pacific, and the Caribbean and Gulf Coast. The conference will feature scholars from the sciences, social sciences, and humanities alongside activists who will offer interdisciplinary approaches to the climate crisis and engage in discussions together and with the audience about where to go from here. With: Hokulani Aikau, Robin Bell, Ashley Dawson, Alexa Dietrich, Adriana Garriga-Lopez, Jane Gilbert, Alicia Grullón, Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, Meg McLagan, Marama Muru-Lanning, Dean Saranillio, Brett Story, Julie Sze, Lynnell Thomas, Paige West, and Thanu Yakupitiyage
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Lecture | Discovery to Action: Change from the Poles to Our Shores


The speaker writes: "The brilliant blue water atop the ice sheets is emblematic of rapid change at the ends of our earth. This change at the poles is now appearing at coastal communities around the globe. The changing ice sheets remain a frontier full of rich discovery; rivers, waterfalls and water that runs uphill. As these discoveries feed our ice sheet models they also motivate my individual actions to address how we can keep our planet both habitable and beautiful." Speaker Robin Bell is Palisades Geophysical Institute/Lamont Research Professor at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University.
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Lecture | Around 1962, from Algeria to the World


Algeria's independence from over one hundred and thirty years of French colonial domination almost immediately came to define how many people understood what "decolonization" tout court meant. Being known as the "Mecca of Revolutionaries" contributed to how much the Algerian Revolution meant to Algerians, especially to those who, in the name of this triumph, governed independent Algeria. Many other Algerians, however, have and continue to draw their own inspiration from this history. Speaker: Todd Shepard, Arthur O. Lovejoy Professor, Department of History, Krieger School of Arts & Sciences, Johns Hopkins University.
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Gallery Talk | Artist Talk: Two Figures in a Field


Two Figures in a Field is an experiential installation by the New York based, Israeli-born artist Tom Pnini. In this exhibition, Pnini—known predominantly for his films—has constructed an interactive installation comprised of two main elements, The Set and The Vinyl Album, where the audience becomes an active participant.
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Discussion | Sports Issues Discussion Group


This discussion group will encourage you to explore how ethical issues influence sports culture, athletes' success and ultimately, the scoreboard. This isn't just talk on your favorite teams or the latest scores. Come to discuss challenging questions such as... ? Should Pete Rose or steroid users be admitted to the Hall of Fame? ? Should college athletes be paid, in addition to receiving room and board? ? ...and more! Led by David Ruttenberg, Sports Enthusiast
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Mon, Feb 10
1:15 pm

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Discussion | Significant Women In Theatre


A conversation with prominent women in theatre, as part of the League’s ongoing series, which chronicles and documents the contributions of significant women in theatre. 
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Discussion | "Creation Is Everything You Do": Ntozake Shange, The Sisterhood, and Black Collectivity


In the 1970s, Black women writers began gathering in Brooklyn and Manhattan, forming themselves into a group who came to be informally known as The Sisterhood. Uplifting each others' lives and honing their craft, they were central to an explosion of 1970s and 1980s literature that included for colored girls who have considered a suicide when the rainbow is enuf. Today, the photo of these literary legends enjoying each other's style and presence is iconic. Invited writers Patricia Spears Jones, Kimberly Springer, Mecca Jamiliah Sullivan, and Courtney Thorsson have a discussion of Shange's place in this and other collectives. Where does literary organizing fit into histories of Black feminist activism? What lessons can these earlier groups offer young women today about organizing and cultivating artistic communities? And how can they claim space for radical voices?
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Book Club | Beloved: Toni Morrison's Puliter-Winning Novel


Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Toni Morrison's Beloved is a spellbinding and dazzlingly innovative portrait of a woman haunted by the past, and one of the great and enduring works of American literature.
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Lecture | Philosophy and Anarchy: Anatomy of a Disavowal


Speaker Catherine Malabou writes:   "The issue of anarchy is at once metaphysical and political. Nevertheless, (French) philosophy and politics have always turned their backs on each other when defining it.  One of the fundamental motivations of my lectures is to understand the reason of such a non-dialogue. Different, sometimes contradictory, signs are making manifest the necessity of a new interrogation on anarchy in the current global political situation, far beyond the idea of a violent strategy against the State. How are we to understand and interpret those signs?"
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Lectures, February 10, 2020, 02/10/2020, Philosophy and Anarchy: Anatomy of a Disavowal

Talk | “Mommy, Wouldn’t I Have Been a Slave Back Then?”: Pastness as Position in Reconsidering History Education


In 2018, Lisa, an African American fourth grader at a New Jersey elementary school, was given the assignment of placing herself back in the early 1700s in order to write a first-person “Colonial Character Journal.” Should she imagine herself back in time as a black girl in bondage? Or should she reimagine herself as a white colonial child? Beth C. Rubin, professor of education at Rutgers, considers how historical memory is constructed in educational practice and addresses urgent questions about how we engage students in historical study, particularly in relation to slavery and colonialism, the legacies of which continue to shape the lives of contemporary people.
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Discussion | Critical Caribbean Feminisms


Discussants: Poet, actor, and performing artist Staceyann Chin is the author of the new poetry collection Crossfire: A Litany For Survival, the critically acclaimed memoir The Other Side of Paradise, co-writer and original performer in the Tony Award–winning Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam on Broadway, and author of the one-woman shows Hands Afire, Unspeakable Things, Border/Clash, and MotherStruck. The Anguilla Literary Festival called Alexis Pauline Gumbs “the pride of Anguilla.”  Gumbs is the author of Spill: Scenes of Black Feminist Fugitivity, M Archive: After the End of the World, and Dub: Finding Ceremony and co-editor of Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines. Gumbs lives in Durham, North Carolina where she stewards the Mobile Homecoming Trust Living Library of Queer Black Brilliance.
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Talk | Overlapping in the Photography Field


Frances Jakubek is a photographer, independent curator and all-around advocate for photography. She is the director of exhibitions and operations at Bruce Silverstein Gallery in New York City and past associate curator of the Griffin Museum of Photography in Massachusetts. In this talk, she will present an overview of the different worlds she inhabits within the photography field and discuss the creative richness of their overlapping.
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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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Wed, Feb 12
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Lectures, February 12, 2020, 02/12/2020, Old Books, Rare Books: Learning About the Value of Your Books

Discussion | Europa's Opera: Three Acts


Europa's Opera: Three Acts will showcase productions by three of New York City's most innovative opera companies. In the late 16th century, in what could be described as a revolutionary act, a group of intellectuals, from an array of different backgrounds, gathered to conceive a musical art form that would update the supposed ancient Greek practice of comprehensibly setting words to music. This method of reciting through song (recitar cantando) expanded very quickly throughout the European continent, reaching the ears and hearts of people normally separated by country, class, language, and gender. Curated by Gina Crusco (Underworld Productions), Europa's Opera: Three Acts draws upon this rich history and presents three semi-staged productions by Philip Shneidman's The Little Opera Theater of New York, Dorian Bandy, and Judith Barnes' Vertical Player Repertory. These performances and an in-depth moderated conversation among the producers aim to demonstrate the power of art and music to transcend national borders, and to act as a binding force, uniting people in a shared experience and common cause. Panel discussion with producers: Philip Shneidman, The Little Opera Theater of New York Dorian Bandy, McGill University Judith Barnes, Vertical Player Repertory
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Discussions, February 12, 2020, 02/12/2020, Europa's Opera: Three Acts

Gallery Talk | Taking Shape: Exhibition Walkthrough


An exhibition walkthrough with Summer Sloane-Britt, Graduate Curatorial Assistant.
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Wed, Feb 12
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Gallery Talks, February 12, 2020, 02/12/2020, Taking Shape: Exhibition Walkthrough

Talk | Five Generations of a Seneca Village Family: The Andrew Williams Story


Presented by Cal Jones, Manhattan Borough Historian emeritus.
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Thu, Feb 13
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Book Club | Science Fiction Book Club: Ursula K. LeGuin's The Dispossessed


GoodReads: "Shevek, a brilliant physicist, decides to take action. He will seek answers, question the unquestionable, and attempt to tear down the walls of hatred that have isolated his planet of anarchists from the rest of the civilized universe. To do this dangerous task will mean giving up his family and possibly his life—Shevek must make the unprecedented journey to the utopian mother planet, Urras, to challenge the complex structures of life and living, and ignite the fires of change."
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Thu, Feb 13
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Book Club | Open Book Hour: Love Hurts, Love Heals


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.
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Fri, Feb 14
1:00 pm

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Book Clubs, February 14, 2020, 02/14/2020, Open Book Hour: Love Hurts, Love Heals

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, Feb 15
12:30 pm

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Talks, February 15, 2020, 02/15/2020, Modern Art Meetup

Gallery Talk | Artists Talk Across Generations


In anticipation of their 50th anniversary in 2021, the venue is proud to begin a series of conversations among artists across generations who will discuss their work and their perspectives on the organization’s evolving role in the cultural landscape. The first exchange in this series takes place between celebrated artists Dara Birnbaum and Sondra Perry.    
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Sat, Feb 15
2:30 pm

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Gallery Talks, February 15, 2020, 02/15/2020, Artists Talk Across Generations

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, Feb 16
1:00 pm

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Discussions, February 16, 2020, 02/16/2020, SecuriTEA Time: Understanding Cyber Risks

Discussion | Reflections on Current Issues in Public Service


An evening of discussion about current issues in public service. Faculty experts will share their views on what’s going on in the world and so can you. This session will be led by faculty member Jan Blustein. Feel free to BYO lunch, snacks, or beverages.
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Tue, Feb 18
12:30 pm

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Discussions, February 18, 2020, 02/18/2020, Reflections on Current Issues in Public Service

Talk | Adventures in Italian Opera: A Conversation with Baritone Mark Rucker


The fifth Adventure in Italian Opera with Fred Plotkin of this season features Mark Rucker, the stalwart American baritone who has sung leading Verdi roles at the Met, London, Vienna, Berlin and elsewhere, and is also one of the most important opera educators of our time, ably passing on his knowledge to future generations of singers.
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Tue, Feb 18
6:30 pm

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Talks, February 18, 2020, 02/18/2020, Adventures in Italian Opera: A Conversation with Baritone Mark Rucker

Discussion | How Do We Talk About Silence?


This reading and discussion group looks at how investigating silence serves as an entry point to discuss broader topics of intimacy and power. The two texts they will focus on are Aurality: Listening and Knowledge in Nineteenth-Century Colombia by Ana Maria Ochoa Gautier and Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Social Upheaval by Saidiya Hartman. The gathering will discuss what silence means, what are the potential gains and shortcomings of developing a theory of silence, and what role can silence play in creative practice and work formation. With performance artist Grace Osborne.
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Tue, Feb 18
6:30 pm

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Discussions, February 18, 2020, 02/18/2020, How Do We Talk About Silence?

Lecture | Visions of the Modern: Abstraction in the Postcolonial Middle East


Professor Pepe Karmel will link the different varieties of Arab abstraction to their counterparts in the broader Middle East and in Europe—and discuss how these varieties served as vehicles for competing visions of Arab modernity rooted in histories and experiences unique to each nation.     
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Tue, Feb 18
6:30 pm

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Lectures, February 18, 2020, 02/18/2020, Visions of the Modern: Abstraction in the Postcolonial Middle East

Talk | Sigrid Nunez, Bestselling Author 


Nunez’s recent novel, The Friend, was an instant New York Times bestseller. It won the 2018 National Book Award and made her an overnight literary sensation. She has also won notable awards for seven other novels and a memoir, and her short story, "The Plan," was included in The Best American Stories 2019. She has taught at Columbia, Princeton and The New School and was a Writer in Residence at Amherst, Smith, and Vassar, among other colleges and universities.
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Tue, Feb 18
6:45 pm

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Talks, February 18, 2020, 02/18/2020, Sigrid Nunez, Bestselling Author&nbsp;

Book Club | Upper Eastside Fiction Reading Group: Beautiful Ruins


Jess Walter’s story of an almost-love affair that begins on the Italian coast in 1962 and resurfaces fifty years later in contemporary Hollywood.
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Wed, Feb 19
7:00 pm

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Book Clubs, February 19, 2020, 02/19/2020, Upper Eastside Fiction Reading Group:&nbsp;Beautiful Ruins

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, Feb 20
1:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, February 20, 2020, 02/20/2020, American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection: Exhibition Tour

Book Club | The Mayor of Casterbridge By Thomas Hardy


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 The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy will be discussed.
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Thu, Feb 20
2:00 pm

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Book Clubs, February 20, 2020, 02/20/2020, The Mayor of Casterbridge By Thomas Hardy

Lecture | Immigration and the Remaking of Black America


Speaker: Tod G. Hamilton, Associate Professor of Sociology and Faculty Associate of the Office of Population Research, Princeton University
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Thu, Feb 20
4:30 pm

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Discussion | First-Generation Writers Talk About Learning Their Art


Novelists Mary Gordon, Edwidge Danticat, Mary Beth Keane, and Cecily Wong read from their works, share experiences as first-generation students at Barnard, and discuss the college’s impact on their development as writers.  
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Thu, Feb 20
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Discussions, February 20, 2020, 02/20/2020, First-Generation Writers Talk About Learning Their Art

Lecture | The States of Instituting


MA Curatorial Practice presents Greek art critic and curator iLiana Fokianaki, who will discuss State of Concept, her groundbreaking art institution in Athens, and the unique position of contemporary Greece as a site to rethink the Western canon and the way it “eats up” complex localities that do not always share its ideal political or economic trajectories. Fokianaki founded State of Concept in 2013. The institution has worked with such leading artists as Keren Cytter, Laure Prouvost, Hito Steyerl and Jonas Staal, while collaborating with international curators such as Nick Aikens and WhW. In 2019, State of Concept launched the first research grant for Greek female artists over 35.
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Thu, Feb 20
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Lecture | Futile Exercise? The British Army’s Preparations for War, 1902-1914


According to the official historian Brigadier-General James Edmonds: ‘In every respect the Expeditionary Force of 1914 was incomparably the best trained, best organized, and best equipped British Army which ever went forth to war’. There has been considerable debate over the extent to which Edmonds’ claim was justified, and to which the British Army had learnt the lessons of recent events (above all, its chastening experiences in South Africa). Conventional wisdom has it that the British Army in 1914 was utterly unprepared for the development of trench warfare from October 1914 onwards, and that it took many lives and a costly ‘learning curve’ for the British to come to terms with the new conditions of warfare. Given that war was expected in the decade before August 1914 - and that a great deal of time and money was spent preparing for that war - it seems obvious to ask why the British Army was not better prepared for the war when it came. With author Simon Batten
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Fri, Feb 21
7:00 pm

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Lectures, February 21, 2020, 02/21/2020, Futile Exercise? The British Army&rsquo;s Preparations for War, 1902-1914

Talk | Four Decades as a Motion-Picture Still Photographer


Barry Wetcher presents an overview of his career spanning almost four decades as a motion-picture still photographer. He has collaborated with some of Hollywood’s most distinguished filmmakers, including Martin Scorsese on Goodfellas, Oliver Stone on Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps and John McTiernan on Die Hard with a Vengeance.
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Tue, Feb 25
7:00 pm

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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.
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Wed, Feb 26
1:00 pm

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

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.
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Wed, Feb 26
6:00 pm

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

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, 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

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.
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Thu, Feb 27
6:00 pm

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

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
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Fri, Feb 28
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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.
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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

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 3
1:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, March 03, 2020, 03/03/2020, 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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Thu, Mar 5
1:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, March 05, 2020, 03/05/2020, American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection: Exhibition Tour

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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Fri, Mar 6
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Lectures, March 06, 2020, 03/06/2020, Tower of Skulls: A History of the Asia-Pacific War, July 1937-May 1942

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 10
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Gallery Talks, March 10, 2020, 03/10/2020, 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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Thu, Mar 12
1:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, March 12, 2020, 03/12/2020, American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection: Exhibition Tour

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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Fri, Mar 13
6:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, March 13, 2020, 03/13/2020, Artist Talk: Moon Jar/Longing for Home

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 Talks, March 14, 2020, 03/14/2020, 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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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

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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Lectures, March 19, 2020, 03/19/2020, The Company We Keep: Interracial Friendships and Romantic Relationships from Adolescence to Adulthood

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
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Lectures, March 20, 2020, 03/20/2020, War and Conflict in the Middle Ages: A Global Perspective

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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Gallery Talks, March 24, 2020, 03/24/2020, 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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Thu, Mar 26
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Gallery Talks, March 26, 2020, 03/26/2020, 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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Thu, Apr 2
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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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Fri, Apr 3
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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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Apr 11
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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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Thu, Apr 16
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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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Fri, Apr 17
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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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Sat, Apr 18
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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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Thu, Apr 23
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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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Thu, Apr 30
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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
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, May 1
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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
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, May 6
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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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Thu, May 7
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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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, May 9
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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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, May 14
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Gallery Talks, May 14, 2020, 05/14/2020, American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection: Exhibition Tour

Lecture | The Strategies of World War II


Speaker: Jeremy Black, Emeritus Professor, University of Exeter
   New York City, NY; NYC
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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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, May 21
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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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, May 28
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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
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, May 29
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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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Jun 12
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Lectures, June 12, 2020, 06/12/2020, Civil War Logistics: A Study of Military Transportation
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