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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 | Music Lovers Club: Randy Newman's Sail Away! (online)


Music club will focuse on a classic album with a distinct cultural impact: Randy Newman's Sail Away! Get to know one another a bit, deepen your knowledge of the album, and share your reactions with other music fans. Don't forget to bring some music recs or what you have been listening to lately.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, May 31
1:00 pm

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Discussions, May 31, 2022, 05/31/2022, Music Lovers Club: Randy Newman's Sail Away! (online)

Book Discussion | Sleepless: A Haunting Novel of Guilt and Retribution


Welcome the international bestselling author of Dear Child, Romy Hausmann, for a live virtual event to discuss his new book. Dark secrets past and present collide in this haunting novel of guilt and retribution. Hausmann will be in conversation with translator Jamie Bulloch.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, May 31
3:00 pm

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Book Discussions, May 31, 2022, 05/31/2022, Sleepless: A Haunting Novel of Guilt and Retribution

Discussion | Music Lovers Club: Randy Newman's Sail Away! (online)


Music club will focuse on a classic album with a distinct cultural impact: Randy Newman's Sail Away! Get to know one another a bit, deepen your knowledge of the album, and share your reactions with other music fans. Don't forget to bring some music recs or what you have been listening to lately.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, May 31
5:00 pm

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Discussions, May 31, 2022, 05/31/2022, Music Lovers Club: Randy Newman's Sail Away! (online)

Discussion | Regional Indian Posters in Graphic Design History (online)


A wide-ranging panel discussion on regional posters from India. This conversation will explore the graphic elements within Indian posters, drawing from the museum’s permanent collection and the larger history of the genre. Particular attention will be paid to the typographic elements of these designs, as well as the cultural and sociopolitical contexts that inform these images, highlighting the regional and the plural. Questions are strongly encouraged.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, May 31
6:30 pm

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Discussions, May 31, 2022, 05/31/2022, Regional Indian Posters in Graphic Design History (online)

Book Discussion | The Black Fives: The Epic Story of Basketball's Forgotten Era (online)


As the 2022 NBA playoffs ramp up, historian Claude Johnson participates in a rich conversation on an unsung history of the early days of basketball. In his book, Johnson braids together the stories of dozens of teams--then often called "fives"--of African American players, founded before the racial integration of all-white professional leagues in the 1950s. Laura Washington joins Johnson in conversation about this critical lost history. This conversation is a must-see for basketball fans and history buffs alike, challenging our notions of the sport and preserving a crucial history for generations of fans to com
   New York City, NY; NYC
Tue, May 31
7:00 pm

Free
Book Discussions, May 31, 2022, 05/31/2022, The Black Fives: The Epic Story of Basketball's Forgotten Era (online)

Talk | Artist Talk: History, Conflict, Memory and Extraction


Sim Chi Yin is an artist from Singapore whose research-based practice includes photography, moving image, archival interventions and text-based performance, and focuses on history, conflict, memory and extraction. She is currently based between New York and Berlin.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, May 31, 2022, 05/31/2022, Artist Talk: History, Conflict, Memory and Extraction

Discussion | Artist Talk: Intercultural Experiences


An artist talk with Nezaket Ekici about her intercultural experiences while traveling the world as a performance artist. Many of her works are inspired by cultural traditions and behaviors around the world, including those surrounding identity, religion, art history, architecture, and tradition. Ekici finds inspiration for her work in the social and cultural atmosphere of everyday life, which she channels into performances and installations that employ her body as a narrative instrument. The talk will be facilitated by Billy Zhao of Marina Abramović Institute.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Jun 1
6:30 pm

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Discussions, June 01, 2022, 06/01/2022, Artist Talk: Intercultural Experiences

Book Discussion | Forbidden City: A Grand, Coinematic Novel


Vanessa Hua celebrate the publication of Forbidden City, a “grand, cinematic, captivating novel” (Cathy Park Hong), and will speak with writer Vanessa Chan.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Jun 1
7:00 pm

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Book Discussions, June 01, 2022, 06/01/2022, Forbidden City: A Grand, Coinematic Novel

Book Discussion | Poet Anne Carson and The New Yorker Theater Critic Discuss her Book about Herakles (in-person and online)


The award-winning poet and translator Anne Carson joins The New Yorker theater critic Hilton Als to read and discuss H of H Playbook, her recreation of Euripides's 5th-century BC play Herakles. Carson's book is a "strange and surprisingly timely" reimagination of Euripides' play. She reads selections from the book along with Hilton Als, followed by an interview with Sam Anderson from The New York Times Magazine. The myth of Herakles, aka Hercules, is the tale of a "brutalized and brutalizing hero." Returning home after years of his famous and violent "labors," Herakles finds he cannot adapt himself to a life of peacetime domesticity. He goes berserk and murders his whole family. Suicide is his next idea, but thanks to the intervention of his friend Theseus, Herakles comes to believe he is not indelibly stained by his own crimes, nor is his life without value.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Jun 1
7:00 pm

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Book Discussions, June 01, 2022, 06/01/2022, Poet Anne Carson and The New Yorker Theater Critic Discuss her Book about Herakles (in-person and online)

Discussion | Transgender Experiences in Weimar and Nazi Germany (online)


Before 1933, Germany was a center of LGBT+ community and culture, with several renowned organizations serving and supporting trans and gender non-conforming people. Hitler's Nazi government, however, brutally targeted the trans community, deporting many trans people to concentration camps and wiping out vibrant community structures. As transgender people are now increasingly targets of discriminatory legislation and hate, join the Museum for a program exploring these stories and experiences prior to and during the Holocaust. This panel conversation will feature Dr. Anna Hájková, Associate Professor of Modern European Continental History at the University of Warwick; Dr. Katie Sutton, Associate Professor of German and Gender Studies, School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics at Australian National University; and Dr. Bodie A. Ashton, a Postdoctoral Researcher and Lecturer at Universität Erfurt, with moderator Rabbi Marisa Elana James, Director of Social Justice Programming at Congregation Beit Simchat Torah in New York.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Jun 2
12:00 pm

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Discussions, June 02, 2022, 06/02/2022, Transgender Experiences in Weimar and Nazi Germany (online)

Discussion | A Conversation with Emmy-Winning Actress Julianna Margulies (online)


Julie Salamon sits down with Emmy, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Award winner, Julianna Margulies. Currently seen starring as Laura Peterson on Apple TV+'s The Morning Show, Margulies previously starred as Alicia Florrick on CBS' The Good Wife, which she also produced, and is also well known for her role as one of the original cast members of ER. She has starred in the critically acclaimed series Billions and The Hot Zone. Margulies has added author to her list of credits with the recent release of her memoir, Sunshine Girl: An Unexpected Life.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Thu, Jun 2
12:30 pm

Free
Discussions, June 02, 2022, 06/02/2022, A Conversation with Emmy-Winning Actress Julianna Margulies (online)

Gallery Talk | Multitudes: Exhibition Tour (online)


From extraordinary early American portraits and dazzlingly complex quilts to playful whimsy bottles, delicately hand-tinted photographs, and fragments of rare twentieth-century art environments, this is an exhibition that celebrates six decades of collecting at the American Folk Art Museum across four centuries of folk and self-taught art.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Jun 2
1:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, June 02, 2022, 06/02/2022, Multitudes: Exhibition Tour (online)

Discussion | Artists in Discussion: Black Atlantic (online)


Artists Leilah Babirye, Hugh Hayden, Dozie Kanu, and Kiyan Williams for a virtual conversation about their new works for Black Atlantic with adjunct curator Daniel S. Palmer. Their commissions, wide-ranging both materially and conceptually, create an exchange of ideas that proposes an open, multifaceted, and heterogeneous idea of identity in the United States today. Black Atlantic is an exhibition inspired by the diaspora across the ocean that connects Africa with the Americas and Europe.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm

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Discussions, June 02, 2022, 06/02/2022, Artists in Discussion: Black Atlantic (online)

Book Discussion | Into the Wild: A Photographic Celebration of Surf Life


The second monograph by New York– and Paris-based photographer Matthew Brookes, Into the Wild is a vibrant celebration of surf life. For this project, Brookes followed a group of young surfers from Venice Beach on their adventures up and down the coast. The result is a story of van culture along the California coast—a story of youth choosing to follow their dreams, living out of vans, existing for surf and travel and freedom, and always chasing the best waves. The documentary-style photographs are typical of Brookes’ work, with ethereal shots punctuating more naturalistic photos. The book includes interviews with the surfers done by Zack Raffin from the major surf magazine Stab. Raffin is a young surfer himself and grew up surrounded by van culture, positioning him as an insider voice as much as a journalist.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Jun 2
6:00 pm

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Book Discussions, June 02, 2022, 06/02/2022, Into the Wild: A Photographic Celebration of Surf Life

Discussion | The African Grove: Locating the Legacy of America's First Black Theater (online)


Theatre scholars Harvey Young and Michael Dinwiddie and NY Times critic-at-large Maya Phillips speak about The African Grove Theater, likely the first Black Theater in the US founded in 1821. In 1821, William Alexander Brown formed what is believed to be the first Black theatre company in the United States. The African Grove Theater gained popularity with a diverse audience by presenting the works of Shakespeare, including productions of Richard III and King Lear, along with more contemporary plays, including one of Brown's own original works. Despite this popularity, opposition to the company meant that it was frequently forced to change both its name and location, moving from Brown's backyard to various spaces in lower Manhattan, before disappearing entirely in 1823.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Thu, Jun 2
6:00 pm

Free
Discussions, June 02, 2022, 06/02/2022, The African Grove: Locating the Legacy of America's First Black Theater (online)

Gallery Talk | Visual Artist Maud Cotter Talks about her Exhibition that Questions the Nature of Form and Physical Reality


Inspired by “Pied Beauty,” a poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins celebrating the diverse and disparate nature of existence, visual artist Maud Cotter’s solo exhibition "a consequence of ~" questions the nature of form and physical reality. Concepts are liquid; finding form and cohesion through making, calling into question the very nature of physical reality and the place of human will within such a mercurial mix. Bringing together works developed from 2015 onward, Cotter offers transcendent visions of the materials she uses.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, June 02, 2022, 06/02/2022, Visual Artist&nbsp;Maud Cotter Talks about her&nbsp;Exhibition that Questions the Nature of Form and Physical Reality

Book Discussion | Shmutz: Sexual Identity in Orthodox Communities (online)


Felicia Berliner, author of this debut novel, in conversation with author and activist Abby Stein. This conversation will include a discussion about sexual identity and discovery within Orthodox communities as well as the process of writing as both an insider and outsider.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Jun 2
7:00 pm

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Book Discussions, June 02, 2022, 06/02/2022, Shmutz: Sexual Identity in Orthodox Communities (online)

Gallery Talk | Treasures from the Permanent Collection: An Interactive Spotlight Tour (online)


A docent guides you on an up-close virtual exploration and discussion of one of the many treasures in the Morgan's collection. Topic: the Morgan Book Project.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Jun 3
12:30 pm

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Gallery Talks, June 03, 2022, 06/03/2022, Treasures from the Permanent Collection: An Interactive Spotlight Tour (online)

Gallery Talk | Ethel Reed: I Am My Own Property: Exhibition Tour


Samanta Batra Mehta leads an artist’ tour of the acclaimed exhibition. Explore the exhibition through her eyes and learn how the floral imagery in the exhibition resonates with her contemporary practice. Mehta's unique perspective offers a fresh take on the exhibition that’s not to be missed. Questions strongly encouraged.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Jun 3
1:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, June 03, 2022, 06/03/2022, Ethel Reed: I Am My Own Property: Exhibition Tour

Book Discussion | The Cobrasnake: Y2Ks Archive


A love letter to a time before Instagram and the legendary party scenes of the 2000s that brought together the new millennium's rising stars of pop culture. Under the moniker the Cobrasnake, the photographer Mark Hunter captured the party scenes of Los Angeles and New York during the hipster-glam heyday of the 2000s—and in doing so defined the look of a generation. Armed with just a Polaroid and a primitive website, Cobrasnake captured pioneers of youth culture from Kanye West and Steve Aoki to Jeremy Scott, Katy Perry, and Virgil Abloh—icons of the indie pop world in the making.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Jun 3
6:00 pm

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Book Discussions, June 03, 2022, 06/03/2022, The Cobrasnake: Y2Ks Archive

Discussion | The Dream of the Audience: Dancers in Conversation


A day of conversation with the audience led by a panel of selected audience members, deep listeners, and thoughtful witnesses. Together we will ruminate on questions around what it means to be an audience during pandemic times. What wisdoms, archives, and responsibilities do audiences carry? How do we learn or unlearn how to witness, as a practice of care?
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Jun 4
12:30 pm

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Discussions, June 04, 2022, 06/04/2022, The Dream of the Audience: Dancers in Conversation

Gallery Talk | A Thousand Secrets: Curatorial Tour (online)


Curator Mae A. Miller for a 3D tour and discussion of the exhibition, an immersive, multi-sensory exhibition that engages the sonic multiplicity and opacity of water as a provocation for alternative modes of collectively listening to a world in crisis.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Jun 4
1:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, June 04, 2022, 06/04/2022, A Thousand Secrets: Curatorial Tour (online)

Talk | Artist Talk: Much Needed Love


Cat Schmitz gives an artist talk and opening exhibition for Much Needed . Much Needed Love is an installation that explores courageous boundaries in the face of adversity and uncertainty. Cat's patterns will guide you through a story of weathering a storm to find safety, taking the first step to go on a scary and fantastic journey for oneself, mustering the confidence to be bold, and having the courage to always ask: “is this the life I want?”
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Jun 4
1:00 pm

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Talks, June 04, 2022, 06/04/2022, Artist Talk: Much Needed Love

Book Discussion | Grease, Tell Me More, Tell Me More: Stories from the Broadway Phenomenon That Started It All


A Conversation on the musical with Tome Moore, author and director of the original Broadway production, and Ken Waissman, author and producer of the original Broadway production.Hosted by Ilana Levine.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Tue, Jun 7
12:30 pm

Free
Book Discussions, June 07, 2022, 06/07/2022, Grease, Tell Me More, Tell Me More: Stories from the Broadway Phenomenon That Started It All

Book Discussion | Where She Came From: A Daughter's Search for Her Mother's History


After the death of her mother, author and journalist Helen Epstein set out to uncover her mother's past and to learn more about her grandmother and great-grandmother, victims of the Holocaust. The result is this compelling biography, both a chronicle of three generations of women and a social history of Czechoslovakia's Jews.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Jun 7
2:00 pm

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Book Discussions, June 07, 2022, 06/07/2022, Where She Came From: A Daughter's Search for Her Mother's History

Book Discussion | Elektra: A Reimagining of the Greek Myth (online)


Jennifer Saint discusses her spellbinding reimagining of the story of Elektra, one of Greek mythology's most infamous heroines.
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Tue, Jun 7
3:00 pm

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Book Discussions, June 07, 2022, 06/07/2022, Elektra: A Reimagining of the Greek Myth (online)

Book Discussion | Lake Flato Houses: Architecture in Dialogue with Nature


Presenting their new and recent projects, Lake|Flato Architects demonstrate the inexhaustible potential of the modern house to enter into a dialogue with nature. Lake|Flato Architects, based in San Antonio and Austin, believe first and foremost that architecture should be rooted in its particular place, responding in a meaningful way to the natural or built environment. Using local materials and partnering with the best local craftsmen, Lake|Flato seek to create buildings that are tactile and modern, environmentally responsible and authentic, artful and crafted.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Jun 7
6:00 pm

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Book Discussions, June 07, 2022, 06/07/2022, Lake Flato Houses: Architecture in Dialogue with Nature

Book Discussion | Studies into Darkness: The Perils and Promise of Freedom of Speech


There have been few times in American history when the very concept of freedom of speech—its promise and its contradictions—has been under greater scrutiny. This book provides a practical and historical guide to free speech discourse and combines it with poetic responses to the contemporary crises around free expression. Ultimately, this publication provocatively questions whether genuine communication is ever attainable. This program brings together the book’s editors Carin Kuoni and Laura Raicovich, contributors Aruna D'Souza and Kameelah Janan Rasheed in conversation, and artists Mendi + Keith Obadike, who present their performance "In The Mouth of This Dragon."
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Jun 7
6:30 pm

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Book Discussions, June 07, 2022, 06/07/2022, Studies into Darkness: The Perils and Promise of Freedom of Speech

Discussion | We Are One: The 40th Anniversary of the 1982 Chinatown Garment Workers Strike (online)


On June 24th, 1982, nearly 20,000 garment workers gathered in Chinatown’s Columbus Park. Nearly all of them were Chinese immigrant women who supported their families through work in Lower Manhattan’s garment factories, and they gathered in the park to mount the largest strike the city had seen in decades. The women were members of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union (ILGWU), formed in 1900 with mostly Jewish and Italian members; this pivotal strike carried forward the legacy of previous generations of immigrant women garment workers. This talk honoring the 40th anniversary of this historic strike. This virtual event will bring together Katie Quan, former Chair of the UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education and leader of the strike, with Muzaffar Chishti, Executive Director of the ILGWU Heritage Fund. May Chen, labor leader and former Vice President of the ILGWU Local 23-25, will moderate, as Quan and Chishti share their experiences organizing workers during the 1982 strike and reflect on the strike’s relevance today.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Jun 7
6:30 pm

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Discussions, June 07, 2022, 06/07/2022, We Are One: The 40th Anniversary of the 1982 Chinatown Garment Workers Strike (online)

Book Discussion | Now Lila Knows: Witnessing a Murder (online)


Elizabeth Nunez’s new novel is urgent, timely, and necessary. The novel follows newly hired professor Lila Bonnard, who witnesses a fatal shooting of a Black man by the police on her way from the Caribbean to her new teaching appointment at Mayfield College. When it is revealed that the man was also a professor at Mayfield, Lila is expected to be a witness in the case. Caught between the expectations of the other Black faculty at Mayfield and her own fear of losing her job due to the hostile political climate against immigrants, she is forced to face the question of what to do when one is confronted with the harsh consequences of injustice.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Jun 7
7:00 pm

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Book Discussions, June 07, 2022, 06/07/2022, Now Lila Knows: Witnessing a Murder (online)

Discussion | Finding Common Ground on Election Reform (online)


Former Democratic National Committee Chair Donna Brazile and former Republican National Committee Chair Michael Steele come together for an online talk exploring ways to find common ground on election reform. This special conversation will be guided by former CBS News Correspondent and author Jacqueline Adams. Free and fair elections are at the cornerstone of our democracy, yet many Americans feel disenfranchised about their ability to cast a ballot. Rising polarization in Congress has left voting rights legislation at a standstill. Brazile and Steele explore how we address these issues and find a path forward.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Tue, Jun 7
7:30 pm

Free
Discussions, June 07, 2022, 06/07/2022, Finding Common Ground on Election Reform (online)

Book Discussion | Multipli Forti: Italian Literary Fiction Festival


A transatlantic window on the major literary trends of Italian fiction of our time, told by the authors who have written and are writing it.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Jun 8
10:30 am

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Book Discussions, June 08, 2022, 06/08/2022, Multipli Forti: Italian Literary Fiction Festival

Discussion | I Too Am America: On Loving and Leading Black Men and Boys


Kick off Freedom Week with authors Shawn Dove and Nick Chiles for a celebration of stories for and by Black men and boys.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Jun 8
6:30 pm

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Discussions, June 08, 2022, 06/08/2022, I Too Am America: On Loving and Leading Black Men and Boys

Talk | Artist Talk: Drawing on a Lakota Background


Contemporary artist Keith BraveHeart (Oglala Lakota) as he discusses Oscar Howe and his influence on both his journey as an artist as well as his art, which draws strongly from his Lakota background. Sketch pads and pencils will be available for sketch-along opportunities.  
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10:00 am

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Talks, June 09, 2022, 06/09/2022, Artist Talk: Drawing on a Lakota Background

Talk | Artist Talk: Drawing on a Lakota Background


Contemporary artist Keith BraveHeart (Oglala Lakota) as he discusses Oscar Howe and his influence on both his journey as an artist as well as his art, which draws strongly from his Lakota background. Sketch pads and pencils will be available for sketch-along opportunities.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Jun 9
1:00 pm

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Talks, June 09, 2022, 06/09/2022, Artist Talk: Drawing on a Lakota Background

Book Discussion | Go: A Kidd's Guide to Graphic Design


A special evening with renowned graphic designer Chip Kidd and bestselling novelist RJ Palacio to celebrate the paperback launch of their book
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Thu, Jun 9
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Book Discussions, June 09, 2022, 06/09/2022, Go: A Kidd's Guide to Graphic Design

Book Discussion | 2 Novels of Inherited Trauma: The Foundling / Ancestor Trouble (online)


The burgeoning fascination with genealogy, epigenetics, and the concept of inherited trauma over the past few years points to a desire to understand ourselves through our pasts, and create a narrative of our own lives. The rising popularity of paying to have your DNA tested to trace generations of migration may seem more primed to inspire science fiction but, increasingly, writers have been mining their family pasts to create deeply intimate personal narratives, using both fiction and nonfiction as a means to reckon with the troubling history of their lineages. Ann Leary was inspired by a shocking discovery about her grandmother to write The Foundling, a novel about a woman who takes a secretarial job at a medical institution under the guise that its purpose is to help women in danger, only to unravel its secret intention to be a eugenics program for women deemed unfit to reproduce. Maud Newton’s Ancestor Trouble traces the evolution of our sociological, cultural, scientific, and religious relationships with our ancestors alongside her research into her own family’s history, uncovering murder, mental illness, racism, and religious fanatacism along the way. Join Leary and Newton in conversation regarding these two fascinating texts, using literature as a tool to contend with personal history, and the circularity of the past.
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Thu, Jun 9
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Book Discussions, June 09, 2022, 06/09/2022, 2 Novels of Inherited Trauma: The Foundling / Ancestor Trouble (online)

Book Discussion | 2 Sports Books: The Kaepernick Effect / Rethinking Fandom (online)


Created and hosted by writers Patrick Sauer and David J. Roth, Squawkin’ Sports is an ongoing series featuring book chats with grown-up authors writing about grown-ups playing kiddie games. For this installment, Sauer and Roth chat with authors Dave Zirin and Craig Calcaterra, authors respectively of The Kaepernick Effect: Taking a Knee, Changing the World and Rethinking Fandom: How to Beat the Sports-Industrial Complex at Its Own Game.
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Thu, Jun 9
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Book Discussions, June 09, 2022, 06/09/2022, 2 Sports Books: The Kaepernick Effect / Rethinking Fandom (online)

Talk | Artist Talk: Drawing on a Lakota Background


Contemporary artist Keith BraveHeart (Oglala Lakota) as he discusses Oscar Howe and his influence on both his journey as an artist as well as his art, which draws strongly from his Lakota background. Sketch pads and pencils will be available for sketch-along opportunities. Start times: 10am, 1pm
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Fri, Jun 10
10:00 am

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Talks, June 10, 2022, 06/10/2022, Artist Talk: Drawing on a Lakota Background

Gallery Talk | Treasures from the Permanent Collection: An Interactive Spotlight Tour (online)


A docent guides you on an up-close virtual exploration and discussion of one of the many treasures in the Morgan's collection. Topic: Portraits if J. Pierpont Morgan
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Fri, Jun 10
12:30 pm

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Gallery Talks, June 10, 2022, 06/10/2022, Treasures from the Permanent Collection: An Interactive Spotlight Tour (online)

Book Discussion | A Taste of Juneteenth: Watermelon and Red Birds--A Conversation with Acclaimed Food Writer


Join acclaimed food writer and cookbook author Nicole A. Taylor in conversation with food scholar Dr. Scott Barton about the first cookbook to celebrate Juneteenth. "Nicole Taylor chronicles Black foodways with expertise and warmth, crafting recipes you'll find yourself immediately adding to your weekly repertoire. Watermelon and Red Birds is an astounding text, both definitive and generous, abundant and joyful." --Bryan Washington, author of Lot and Memorial
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Fri, Jun 10
5:00 pm

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Book Discussions, June 10, 2022, 06/10/2022, A Taste of Juneteenth: Watermelon and Red Birds--A Conversation with Acclaimed Food Writer

Discussion | Diving as Method (online)


Mae A. Miller, curator of A Thousand Secrets, will facilitate a conversation with researchers Justin Dunnavant and Melody Jue, to reflect upon the practices and possibilities of deep sea diving as a method of critical aesthetic and historical inquiry. This panel will include maritime archaeologist Justin Dunnavant and media theorist Melody Jue in conversation on questions of diving as an artistic and historical method. Working across examples of deep sea fiber optic cables, sunken slave ships, underwaters, and art installations on the ocean floor, panelists will discuss the politics, possibilities and challenges of underwater analysis? How do practices of looking and listening under and through water challenge dominant narratives of the past, present, and future?
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Jun 11
4:00 pm

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Discussions, June 11, 2022, 06/11/2022, Diving as Method (online)

Discussion | The Dream of the Audience: Dancers in Discussion


 A day of conversation with the audience led by a panel of selected  audience members, deep listeners, and thoughtful witnesses. Together we will ruminate on questions around what it means to be an audience during pandemic times. What wisdoms, archives, and responsibilities do audiences carry? How do we learn or unlearn how to witness, as a practice of care?
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sun, Jun 12
12:00 pm

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Discussions, June 12, 2022, 06/12/2022, The Dream of the Audience: Dancers in Discussion

Discussion | Intersections of Identity: The Jewish Indigenous Experience (online)


To be both Indigenous and Jewish can be enriching and confusing. Those who are members of both of these communities may struggle to feel like they belong in either place. However, as many Indigenous Jews have pointed out, there is much that is similar between the two communities, including struggles for acceptance, histories of oppression, and rich cultural traditions. Join the Museum and the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian for a conversation about the Indigenous Jewish experience. The program will feature a conversation between Sarah Podemski, star of FX's Reservoir Dogs, and Emily Bowen Cohen, artist and comic writer. The program will be moderated by Cindy Benitez, Program Manager at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian.  
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Sun, Jun 12
2:00 pm

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Discussions, June 12, 2022, 06/12/2022, Intersections of Identity: The Jewish Indigenous Experience (online)

Talk | Boxed in Brooklyn: Robert Gair and the Packaging Revolution (online)


In 1879, Scottish-born businessman Robert Gair stumbled upon an invention that would transform packaging and consumer products forever: a fast, mechanized way to manufacture cardboard boxes. This invention would grow into an empire of paper mills, box factories, printing plants, and even marketing and advertising arm--a vertically-integrated packaging company, based in today's DUMBO, Brooklyn. This virtual program will look at how, a century ago, this present-day corner of the "Brooklyn Tech Triangle" was also a center of innovation for packaged food and household products.
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Mon, Jun 13
6:00 pm

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Talks, June 13, 2022, 06/13/2022, Boxed in Brooklyn: Robert Gair and the Packaging Revolution (online)

Book Discussion | Where the Truth Lies: Poetic Page-Turner of a Novel (online)


Anna Bailey discuss her novel, a mature and accomplished story where the people in the book are not just characters but HAVE character. A poetic page-turner.
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Tue, Jun 14
2:00 pm

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Discussion | Step by Step: Recreating a Family's Lost Holocaust History (online)


Holocaust survivors can have a difficult time talking about what they experienced during World War II. However, this can leave their descendants wondering what happened to their relatives and how it impacted them. This is what happened to Jessica Shaw. She had been told that her father Henri had escaped France as a child by climbing over the Pyrenees Mountains with his mother and younger sister into Spain, where he reunited with his father. The family journeyed through Spain, Portugal, and Cuba before they ended up in the United States. During the COVID-19 lockdown, Shaw made the decision to recreate her father's journey, which she wrote about in the New York Times. Along the way, Jessica discovered that most of what she knew of her father's escape from France was wrong. Join the Museum for a program exploring Shaw's journey. Jessica will be in conversation with her sister, Dr. Laura Shaw Frank, the American Jewish Committee's Director of Contemporary Jewish Life. They will discuss the broader history of the Holocaust in France, what it means to be the children of a Holocaust survivor, and the cost of not asking difficult questions about family history.
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Tue, Jun 14
2:00 pm

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Discussions, June 14, 2022, 06/14/2022, Step by Step: Recreating a Family's Lost Holocaust History (online)

Book Club | Ernie Pook's Comeek by Lynda Barry: Seminal Underground Comic (online)


Join an open discussion of Ernie Pook's Comeek by Lynda Barry. Barry is the inimitable creator behind the seminal comic strip that was syndicated across North America in alternative weeklies for two decades, featuring the incomparable Marlys and Freddy.  Barry has written four bestselling and acclaimed creative how-to graphic novels for Drawn & Quarterly, What It Is which won the Eisner Award for Best Reality Based Graphic Novel and R.R. Donnelly Award for highest literary achievement by a Wisconsin author; Picture This; Syllabus: Notes From an Accidental Professor, and Making Comics, which received two Eisner Awards and appeared on numerous best of the year lists including the New York Times. In 2019 she received a MacArthur Genius Grant. Barry was born in Wisconsin in 1956 (from Drawn & Quarterly).
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4:30 pm

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Discussion | Museums as Systems: Safeguarding Histories (online)


What is our responsibility to the archive, or by extension, our responsibility to history? This session will look at the importance of safeguarding histories, and use the archive as a roadmap to the future. This session will bring a look at curatorial and archival work, shedding light on specific examples where artists and communities have created art that sits outside of established systems (of institutions, figuration, political vs apolitical, the singular artists ego).
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Tue, Jun 14
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Book Discussion | The Wild One: Coming-of-Age Thriller


In this dark and twisted coming-of-age thriller, a deadly childhood secret that binds three young women threatens to destroy their lives. With author Colleen McKeegan.
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Tue, Jun 14
6:00 pm

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Talk | Fighting Back Against Voter Suppression in the States Right Now


Our democracy is under attack and the ability of every American to cast their vote and have it counted is in jeopardy due to recent state laws that were designed to suppress the votes of people of color, people with disabilities, and poor people. Andrea Miller, Founder of the Center for Common Ground, leads an up-to-the minute discussion of these state voter suppression laws and how we combat them while equipping voters with the information they need to surmount the barriers placed in their way. She’ll also discuss examples of good state legislation that protects the right to vote, ensures language access, ample ballot boxes and other key provisions. Questions will follow.
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Tue, Jun 14
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Discussion | Museums as Systems (online)


What is our responsibility to the archive, or by extension, our responsibility to history? This session will look at the importance of safeguarding histories, and use the archive as a roadmap to the future. This session will bring a look at curatorial and archival work, shedding light on specific examples where artists and communities have created art that sits outside of established systems (of institutions, figuration, political vs apolitical, the singular artists ego).
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Wed, Jun 15
5:00 pm

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Discussions, June 15, 2022, 06/15/2022, Museums as Systems (online)

Book Discussion | Walk With Me: New York


From photographer Susan Kaufman, an intimate celebration of the beauty and charm of New York City. For some people, New York City exists only in their imaginations, a big-screen beacon of wonder and twenty-four seven delight. For others, it’s a dream destination: the diverse urban center where they will finally feel they belong. And still for many, it’s the place they already call home. No matter how you view New York, longtime fashion editor and photographer Susan Kaufman will help you see the city with fresh, appreciative eyes.  
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Wed, Jun 15
6:00 pm

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Lecture | The American Experience in the West Indies, 1740-1742 (online)


Thirty-five years before the battles of Lexington and Concord, the British colonies in North America raised a regiment to serve in the British Army for an expedition to seize control of the Spanish West Indies. The expedition marked the first time American soldiers deployed overseas. In this lecture, Craig Chapman will discuss the Americans' role in the conflict, their terrible suffering, and the awful results of the expedition.
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Thu, Jun 16
6:30 pm

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Lectures, June 16, 2022, 06/16/2022, The American Experience in the West Indies, 1740-1742 (online)

Discussion | Discovering Your Jewish Ancetors in France (online)


The French Revolution created a rupture in all aspects of life in France, including its recordkeeping practices.  In this talk, Anne Morddel, a certified genealogist specializing in French genealogy, will explain how you can discover your Jewish ancestors in France in both pre-Revolutionary legal and religious records and post-Revolutionary civil records. Providing additional context, Ms. Mordell will outline the history of Jewish settlement in France from the Jewish expulsion of 1394 to the expansion of France’s boundaries during the Revolution, focusing on the Southwest, Alsace-Lorraine, and the communities around Avignon.
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Fri, Jun 17
12:00 pm

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Discussions, June 17, 2022, 06/17/2022, Discovering Your Jewish Ancetors in France (online)

Gallery Talk | One Hundred Years of James Joyce's 'Ulysses'. Exhibition Tour (online)


A docent guides you on an up-close virtual exploration and discussion of one of the many treasures in the Morgan's collection. Topic: Portraits if J. Pierpont Morgan
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Fri, Jun 17
12:30 pm

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Gallery Talks, June 17, 2022, 06/17/2022, One Hundred Years of James Joyce's 'Ulysses'. Exhibition Tour (online)

Book Discussion | The Lies I Tell: Righting Past Wrongs (online)


Julie Clark discusses her twisted, domestic thriller that dives deep into the psyches and motivations of two women and their unwavering quest to seek justice for the past and rewrite the future.
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Mon, Jun 20
3:00 pm

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Book Discussions, June 20, 2022, 06/20/2022, The Lies I Tell: Righting Past Wrongs (online)

Talk | Stories Behind the Shots: Wildlife Photography Tales and Tips (online)


Award-winning wildlife photographer Yaron Schmid will share the stories behind some of his favorite wildlife shots. He will go over the techniques he used to get them, and share the key ingredients for capturing successful images yourself.
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Mon, Jun 20
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Talks, June 20, 2022, 06/20/2022, Stories Behind the Shots: Wildlife Photography Tales and Tips (online)

Discussion | Music Club: Jimi Hendrix Experience - "Are You Experienced?" (online)


Join other music fans online to discuss the greatest albums of all time! This disc discussion will focus on The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Are You Experienced?  Deepen your knowledge and share your reactions with other music fans. Don't forget to bring some music recs or what you have been listening to lately!
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Tue, Jun 21
1:00 pm

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Discussion | Music Club: Jimi Hendrix Experience - "Are You Experienced?" (online)


Join other music fans online to discuss the greatest albums of all time! This disc discussion will focus on The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Are You Experienced?  Deepen your knowledge and share your reactions with other music fans. Don't forget to bring some music recs or what you have been listening to lately!
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Tue, Jun 21
5:00 pm

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Discussions, June 21, 2022, 06/21/2022, Music Club:&nbsp;Jimi Hendrix Experience - "Are You Experienced?" (online)

Discussion | Construction History (online)


The sixth session of the 2022 Construction History lecture series Work in Progress brings together the key presenters and the additional speakers for a virtual roundtable review and discussion of what we learned from the talks and what framing questions should be applied in future research and scholarship. This session will also revisit one of the premises of the semester, which was to challenge both the persistent narratives of “the first skyscraper” in popular culture and the modernist mindset that has focused on the steel skeleton as the definition of the building type. We will discuss how “the history of history” has shaped our understanding of the processes of change and how broader perspectives might succeed in capturing the spotlight of the public imagination and discourse.
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Tue, Jun 21
5:30 pm

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Book Discussion | Her Majesty's Royal Coven: Epic Fantasy (online)


If you look hard enough at old photographs, we’re there in the background: healers in the trenches; Suffragettes; Bletchley Park oracles; land girls and resistance fighters. Why is it we help in times of crisis? We have a gift. We are stronger than Mundanes, plain and simple... Welcome bestselling novelist and screenwriter Juno Dawson for a live, virtual discussion of her book, the first in an epic fantasy trilogy about a group of childhood friends who are also witches – and members of a covert government department protecting the world from supernatural forces.
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Tue, Jun 21
6:00 pm

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Book Discussions, June 21, 2022, 06/21/2022, Her Majesty's Royal Coven: Epic Fantasy (online)

Book Discussion | Empires of Ideas: Creating the Modern University from Germany to America to China (online)


The modern university was born in Germany. In the twentieth century, the United States leapfrogged Germany to become the global leader in higher education. Will China challenge its position in the twenty-first? Today American institutions dominate nearly every major ranking of global universities. Yet in historical terms, America's preeminence is relatively new, and there is no reason to assume that US schools will continue to lead the world a century from now. Indeed, America's supremacy in higher education is under great stress, particularly at its public universities. At the same time Chinese universities are on the ascent. Thirty years ago, Chinese institutions were reopening after the catastrophe of the Cultural Revolution; today they are some of the most innovative educational centers in the world. Will China threaten American primacy? With author William C. Kirby.
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Wed, Jun 22
4:00 pm

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Book Discussions, June 22, 2022, 06/22/2022, Empires of Ideas: Creating the Modern University from Germany to America to China (online)

Book Discussion | Remote Sympathy: A Novel of Buchenwald (online)


A discussion of Remote Sympathy by Catherine Chidgey's exquisite novel of domestic drama and human connection set in and around Buchenwald during World War II and its aftermath, focusing on the relationship between an SS officer, his ill wife, and a prisoner called in for his medical expertise.
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Wed, Jun 22
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Discussion | Spirit of Movement: Interdisciplinary Artists in Conversation


Spirit of Movement brings together multidisciplinary creators Harmony Holiday, jaamil olawale kosoko, and Jayson P. Smith to explore the intersection of poetry, dance, and choreography. Following brief presentations of their current work, the panelists will come together for a conversation moderated by Johnson that unpacks the relationship between language and performance. This panel is part of a series of conversations conceptualized by Taylor Johnson that brings poets into dialogue with practitioners from various fields, highlighting a cross-pollination between different disciplines to explore topics such as movement, sound, architecture, and environmental conservation.
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Wed, Jun 22
6:30 pm

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Discussion | Dakota Modern: The Art of Oscar Howe: Exhibition Discussion


The curators discuss one of the twentieth century’s most innovative Native American painters. Howe (1915–1983) committed his artistic career to the preservation, relevance, and ongoing expression of his Yanktonai Dakota culture. 
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Thu, Jun 23
1:00 pm

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Book Discussion | The Nobodies: The Closeness of Female Connection (online)


Exploring themes of friendship and enmeshment, Alanna Schubach probes at the darker underbelly of the deep and abiding closeness of female connection. The Nobodies is a 21st century, A24-ified “Freaky Friday.” In the book, best friends Jess and Nina have a massive secret. Whenever they touch their foreheads together, they can switch bodies, finding solace from their own problems in each other’s worlds. After a long separation, the friends are reunited around the death of Jess’s father, and their worlds begin to mesh once more, losing themselves in the process.
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Book Discussions, June 23, 2022, 06/23/2022, The Nobodies: The Closeness of Female Connection (online)

Discussion | The Poetry of Cultural Re-Creation: Jewish and Gender Identity


For a generation, the poetry of Irena Klepfisz has staked new ground in understanding and catalyzing Jewish and gender identity. As we mark Pride Month in 2022 and face a global rise in fascism and hatred, Irena’s poetry continues to be a wellspring for resistance, imagination, and justice. This is a conversation with Klepfisz, feminist, lesbian, socialist, Yiddishist, poet, professor, and activist about her journey and the shifts in gender and Jewish identity over the last half-century.
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Discussions, June 23, 2022, 06/23/2022, The Poetry of Cultural Re-Creation: Jewish and Gender Identity

Discussion | World-Renowned Magician and Writer Joshua Jay: Magic Show and Interview


An evening of magic and history starring world-renowned magician and writer Joshua Jay. Jay will perform a magic show featuring dazzling sleight-of-hand and mind-reading. Then Herb Scher of the Society of American Magicians will interview Joshua Jay about his new book, How Magicians Think. They will cover magic's hidden psychology, the creative pumps magicians use to design illusions, expert-but-little-known female magicians, as well as the rich history of magic. A Q&A will close out the event.
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Thu, Jun 23
7:00 pm

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Discussions, June 23, 2022, 06/23/2022, World-Renowned Magician and Writer Joshua Jay: Magic Show and Interview

Discussion | Artists in Conversation: Oceanic Pasts and Currents


Artists Beatrice Glow and Deborah Jack will reflect upon their creative process and inspirations, the role of oceanic thought and histories within their work, and how legacies of colonialism continue to shape our present reality. Facilitated by the curator of A Thousand Secrets,  Mae A. Miller, they will explore the radical possibilities of learning across oceans, genres, and storytelling traditions.
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Sat, Jun 25
4:00 pm

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Discussions, June 25, 2022, 06/25/2022, Artists in Conversation: Oceanic Pasts and Currents

Book Discussion | The House Across the Lake: Psychological Thriller (online)


Riley Sager discusses his new novel. With his trademark blend of sharp characters, psychological suspense and gasp-worthy twists, this thriller will shock readers until the very last page.
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Wed, Jun 29
3:00 pm

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Book Discussions, June 29, 2022, 06/29/2022, The House Across the Lake: Psychological Thriller (online)
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