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Fundamentalism: An Introduction

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Lower East Side 178 Stanton St, New York, New York 10002

“Fundamentalism” emerged in the late nineteenth century to describe groups of Protestant Christians in the United States that, although varying, most frequently orbited around a key set of practices and principles: a literalist and unmediated reading of text, a desire to purge “new” ideas, and a return to “original” precepts and foundations. ...

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at Marbury NYC - Gramercy 26 Gramercy Park S Ste 9G, New York, New York 10003

Marbury NYC is offering a two-day, weekend workshop which will explore silverpoint, a technique with ancient origins that came to prominence in the Renaissance with practitioners such as Leonardo da Vinci and Albrecht Durer.  It is a drawing method that uses a delicate silver wire to make marks which then transform through tarnish over time.  While...

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Politics for the People: Anarchism

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

Anarchism is the most radically revolutionary school of political thought, rejecting the state and its hierarchy of domination in pursuit of radical human freedom. From its roots in ancient thought to the struggle against industrial capitalism, this class will explore the profound political, social, and cultural implications of the anarchist faith...

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Romanticism and Poetry

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

Romanticism is the name cultural historians have given to the radical shift in consciousness and sensibility that manifested itself in all the arts first in Europe in the years following the French Revolution and which lasted throughout the nineteenth century well into the early years of the twentieth; it influences the arts to this day. In poetry,...

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Tempera Painting

at Marbury NYC - Gramercy 26 Gramercy Park S Ste 9G, New York, New York 10003

Tempera is among the oldest  techniques known to painting, with origins in ancient Egypt. It was, for almost a millennium, the dominant technique of panel painting in Europe. Tempera refers to pigment fixed with a variety of binders. Egg tempera painting is known for both its delicate luminosity as well as its endurance, as images from the medieval...

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Politics for the People: Republicanism

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

Republicanism is the radical belief that citizens can rule themselves, for the common good, without kings or lords. But how well has this ideal fared in practice?  From the communal civic republicanism of the ancient Mediterranean to the revolutionary democratic republicanism of the modern world, this class will tackle some key questions of...

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A Crucial Critique of the Ruling Order

at Think Olio

Full Course Name: A Crucial Critique of the Ruling Order: Art in the Age of Alternality Assumptions about the nature of scientific theory and truth are being called back into doubt after years of general acceptance—in most instances for political rather than epistemological reasons (climate change, evolution, vaccines, etc.). These doubts are evident...

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Fashionably Strange: A History of Victorian Creepiness

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

There’s a general consensus in film and media that Victorians were a bit… odd to say the least. But what did they do that made them so odd, so strange, so creepy? From professional mourning clothing, taxidermy, and an obsession with death to bizarre photography and fashionable communication with the spirit world, there’s no doubt that the Victorians...

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CMA Family Day & Kids Fair

at Children's Museum of the Arts - SoHo 103 Charlton St, New York, New York 10014

Come join us for this fun-filled day of art-making for the whole family! Create collaborative art projects throughout the Museum with renowned guest artists and CMA Teaching Artists. Take part in workshops suitable for children of different ages, including fine arts, media/animation, and photography. This year’s guest artists include Susan Beallor-Snyder,...

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Fall Shows in Chelsea

at Lauren A Kaplan Art Tours

This class will focus on a handful of major players in the contemporary art world. We will stop in four of Chelsea’s highly influential galleries to see the some of the most popular shows of the moment. We’ll conclude with a stroll along the High Line, where we’ll see the beautiful park’s new sculptures installations. All of our classes allow...

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Three Centuries of Photography

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

Join Ronnit Vasserman for a lecture exploring revolutionary artists from past and present, while discovering the role of photography within the modern world. Explore photography’s evolution into becoming a fine art, while learning more about Edward Muybridge, Eugene Atget, F. Holland Day, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Edward Weston, Diane Arbus,...

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Before & After the Renaissance

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

Learn about the origins of the art movement that gave the world some of its most recognizable masterpieces, such as da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, and discover how it was shaped by world events completely unrelated to art. This concise, informative lecture also discusses the late work of Michelangelo and Raphael, and its...

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Art History Series: Couples in the Art World

at Queensborough Community College - Bayside 222-05 56th Ave, Bayside, New York 11364

Complex lives lived for the love of Art and each other! M1: Wassily Kandinsky and Gabriele Münter One of the first power couples of the art world. Dorothea Tanning and Max Ernst The two fell in love when Max Ernst visited the studio of Tannings, started a game of chess and,as they say, the rest is history. M2: Salvador Dali and his Gala  Long-time...

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Not Your Mother's Stained Glass

at Brooklyn Brainery - Brooklyn Heights 647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, New York 11217

In this lecture, Judith Schaechter will discuss the design and technical aspects of her groundbreaking stained glass work. How do ideas become artworks anyway? Judith will discuss how she wrestles the immaterial into physical matter and how she often goes through multiple iterations before coming to any sort of resolution.   Following the lecture,...

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Art Collecting: Everything You Need to Know

at One River School - Englewood 49 N Dean St, Englewood, New Jersey 07631

This course is an opportunity for students who are interested in understanding today's contemporary art landscape and want guidance in collecting contemporary art - both in theory and in practice. We will focus on important topics and trends in art history from 1970 through today. Lectures will illustrate how to value art and how to understand and...

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