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Graffiti: Its History and Metamorphosis

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights
190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Graffiti, an art form long associated with urban neglect and anti-establishment subcultures, has thoroughly entered the mainstream. With new exhibitions, books, and reality TV shows, graffiti has been financialized, packaged, and traded for high sums. While the aerosol bandits of the 80’s are no more, the tactics of early graffiti writing have been...

$11

The Contemporary Scene in Chelsea

at Lauren A Kaplan Art Tours

The summer is a great time to visit new gallery shows, and this season has some real stunners! We will peruse five of the season’s most innovative exhibitions, examining a mixture of sculpture, installation art, light art, painting, and photography.  Artists may include:  Felix Gonzalez-Torres Leo Villareal Roxy Paine Anselm Kiefer...

$50

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Nell Painter and Vivian Gornick in Conversation

at Museum of the City of New York - Public - East Harlem
1220 5th Ave, New York, New York 10029

Join historian-turned-artist Nell Painter for an intimate conversation with acclaimed writer Vivian Gornick about the joys and challenges of turning one's lived experiences into written narrative.  In her new book, Old in Art School: A Memoir of Starting Over (Counterpoint, June 2018), Painter...

$15

Donna Haraway: Gender, Science, and Objectivity

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - East Harlem
1216 5th Ave, New York, New York 10029

Over the last four decades, biologist and philosopher of science Donna Haraway has revolutionized how social theorists and scientists understand the situated objectivity of scientific knowledge.  She had paid special attention to the ways in which technology and science assign biological meaning to social categories.  While Haraway is most...

$315

4 sessions

The City Transformed: Part I

at Cooper Union - East Village
Cooper Union Campus, New York, New York 10003

This series of eight slide lectures illustrates the historic transformations of New York City.  Discover how architectural and engineering innovations—along with human ingenuity—transformed New York into a world-class metropolis. Week 1. New York Before the Modern Era, 1620s-1830 Week 2. The Greek Revival 1830-1845 Week 3. The Neo-Gothic...

$340

8 sessions

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Pleasures, Taboos, Magic

at Think Olio - Murray Hill
419 Park Ave S , New York, New York 10016

Pleasures, Taboos, Magic: Art History in Perfume Advertising It takes imagination to advertise perfume. Inside their bottles, perfumes are ephemeral and virtually invisible products---tinted liquids designed to evaporate as soon as they're used. For advertising's purposes, the experience of smell needs to be connected to the experience of sight. In...

$15

Graffiti, Street Art, Advertisers

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights
190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Full course name: Graffiti, Street Art, Advertisers, & the Future of Urban Visual Space Graffiti, an art form long associated with urban neglect and anti-establishment subcultures, has thoroughly entered the mainstream. With new exhibitions, books, and reality tv shows, graffiti has been financialized, packaged, and traded for high sums....

$10

Graffiti: A Visual Taxonomy

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights
190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

The practice of writing on things that don’t belong to you stretches back centuries—you can find sayings scratched into the walls of many ancient cities. Graffiti in its modern, aerosol form is only fifty years old but in this relatively-short period myriad styles, cliques, and tactics have taken form. Understanding this specialized community and deciphering...

$12

The Butterfly & the Ashcan: The Impact of Whistler

at Museum of the City of New York - Public - East Harlem
1220 5th Ave, New York, New York 10029

Most of the artists comprising The Eight – William Glackens, Robert Henri, Ernest Lawson, Maurice Prendergast, Everett Shinn, and John Sloan – were influenced by the nineteenth-century American artist James McNeill Whistler, as were their close friends Alfred Maurer and George Bellows. Whistler was an extraordinarily prominent artist, so positing...

Free

Telling Your Story: Writing Skills for Designers

at New York School of Interior Design - Upper East Side
170 E 70th St, New York, New York 10021

In today's fast-paced, globalized world of 140 character messages and sound bites, many of us rely on texting and email to communicate our professionalism, personality, thoughts, and concerns. Every word carries meaning and every sentence we send into the world -- either electronically or print -- needs to be an effective and compelling blend of fact,...

$225

5 sessions

Schoenberg: Music, God & Catastrophe in Fin-de-siècle

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Midtown
247 West 37th St 5th Fl, New York, New York 10018

Complete Course Title: Schoenberg: Music, God, and Catastrophe in Fin-de-siècle Vienna In this class we will examine the remarkable cultural ferment of fin-de-siècle Vienna through the lens of one of its principal protagonists, the composer Arnold Schoenberg. Among the questions we will address are: is there a morality of art?...

$315

4 sessions

A History of Good Photos

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights
190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Camera technology may always be changing, but good photos throughout the years have a lot in common. Style has evolved since Joseph Nicéphore Niépce took the first photo from his window in 1826. But from daguerreotypes to instagrams, the photos that draw us in have the same elements and subject matter again and again. Photographers have known viewers...

$10

Culture Goes to War

at Museum of the City of New York - Public - East Harlem
1220 5th Ave, New York, New York 10029

The collective trauma of World War I not only reshaped the world’s map and redefined the nature of war, it also fundamentally transformed art. Join a group of leading scholars to investigate new modes of literature, painting, and music that arose in response to the war and formed a cornerstone of 20th-century modernism. Inspired by our upcoming exhibition, Posters...

$20

The Ramayana: Myth and Conflict

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Williamsburg
381 Hooper St, Brooklyn, New York 11211

An ancient epic and foundational text for a great variety of peoples, the Ramayana has had a lasting influence on everything from popular art to classical South Asian thought to contemporary Hindu politics. The Ramayana tells the sweeping story of the exile and return of the ruler Rama from the kingdom of Ayodhya. Rama’s adventures—including the...

$315

4 sessions

Women in the Surrealist Movement

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights
190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

This class is designed to give students a basic introduction to the female Surrealists, works, movements, and aesthetic theories the Surrealist Movement. Some of the most mind-bending art ever developed during the Surrealist movement. However, the movement itself was largely made up of men. Despite this, there were women who quietly and not so quietly...

$8