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Drawing at the Natural History Museum

at 92nd Street Y - Upper West Side Central Park West, New York, New York 10024

Learn to draw animals and more from the collections in this class at the American Museum of Natural History. Meeting Place: Drawing at the American Museum of Natural History will meet at 1:30 at the Museum.  PLEASE ARRIVE ON TIME. Assemble at the side entrance , at 81st street, close to Central Park West. You will see the planets above...

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Public Art 101: An Illustrated Lecture

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

Did you know that some of NYC’s most iconic art is on view every day in our public spaces? Learn more about the art you pass by daily and discover hidden gems you never noticed before with Cathie Behrend, the former deputy director of the Percent for Art program in the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and founder of Ventures in Vision, providing...

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Transatlantic Dialogues at the MET

at Lauren A Kaplan Art Tours - Central Park 1000 5th Ave, New York, New York 10028

The Metropolitan Museum recently unveiled a novel installation, “Reimagining Modernism,” which highlights the interplay between Europe and America in the early twentieth century. Most histories of modern art focus largely on European trailblazers, and New York’s musuems have been all too happy to reinforce that notion.  This exhibition...

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Winter in Chelsea

at Lauren A Kaplan Art Tours - Chelsea 555 W 24th St Gagosian, New York, New York 10011

We will stop in five of the season’s most talked-about and thoughtful exhibitions, sparking provocative discussions about the contemporary art scene. Artists will include: Donald Judd, Robert Rauschenberg, Mark Bradford, and Stephen Wilkes, among others. Museum admission included. Note: You will receive a discount if you register...

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Plein Air on Location in NYC at night

at The Art Students League - Midtown 215 W 57th St, New York, New York 10019

Using pre-determined locations throughout NYC, students will create paintings in oil and studies on the spot in plein air during the early evening creating dynamic nocturnal urban compositions. Locations will be chosen to advance the skills related to color, atmosphere and movement as well as direct responses to the changing urban lights that is intrinsically...

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Frank Lloyd Wright: American Master Architect

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

Throughout his 70-year career, American architect Frank Lloyd Wright employed new technologies and materials in his designs for a wide range of innovative and iconic residential, religious, cultural and commercial buildings.

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6 sessions

Voices in the Pavement: Street Art and Gender Equity

at Think Olio - Boerum Hill 388 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11217

Across the concrete walls of New York City and around the world, street art has been a powerful and impactful mechanism for spreading messages. In particular, these messages have included advocating for the aspirational construction of a more just world, free from the human rights abuses that currently plague the one we live in. Together, we will...

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Fall in Chelsea

at Lauren A Kaplan Art Tours - Chelsea 555 W 24th St Gagosian, New York, New York 10011

Chelsea is finally emerging from its long summer slump, so come explore with us! Over the course of two hours, we’ll peruse five very different exhibitions, including photography by Luc Tuymans, an immersive installation by Sarah Sze, Roy Lichtenstein’s historic Greene Street Mural, and new portraits by the indomitable Chuck Close....

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Art & Magic: Shaman Paintings of Korea

at The Korea Society - Midtown East 950 3rd Ave 8th Fl, New York, New York 10022

Dr. Laurel Kendall, Chair of the Division of Anthropology and Curator of Asian Ethnographic Collections at the American Museum of Natural History, Adjunct Professor of Anthropology at Columbia University, and president–elect of the Association for Asian Studies, explores the divine nature of Korean shaman paintings in her new book, God Pictures in...

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Hands-On History of Typography

at Center for Book Arts - Flatiron 28 W 27th St 3rd Floor, New York, New York 10001

Highlighting the many luminaries who have taught at the Center over its forty years, we're excited to announce this special series of Anniversary Workshops. When is a font not a font? Where is the lead in leading? Learn typographic history by experience as you hand-set type and print it on the letterpress. Moveable type ended the Dark Ages and ushered...

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Finding America

at Lauren A Kaplan Art Tours - Upper East Side 945 Madison Ave, New York, New York 10021

This is your last chance to see the new Whitney’s inaugural exhibition, America is Hard to See, before it closes. The show is a true tour de force, demonstrating the diversity–and indefinability–of American art.  In this class, we’ll explore the Whitney’s airy new home, its panoramic views of Manhattan...

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Art History Series: Intro to Indian and Chinese Art

at Art Studios @ JCC Manhattan - Upper West Side 334 Amsterdam Ave, New York, New York 10023

You see elements of embroidery, miniature painting, and calligraphy everywhere these days from The Metropolitan Museum of Art to Etsy. Did you know all of these mediums were born in India and China? Even art enthusiasts lack an understanding of these two important civilizations. Discover the treasures of Indian and Chinese art, as well as the history...

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Frank Stella at the Whitney

at Lauren A Kaplan Art Tours - Upper East Side 945 Madison Ave, New York, New York 10021

For its first major retrospective, the new Whitney highlights the career of Frank Stella, who, at 79, still clings to abstraction and its many possibilities. In fact, according to the New York Times, “Stella has done more than any other living artist to carry abstract art… into the postmodern era.” Yet, by his own admission, he’s...

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Alberto Burri: Art as Therapy

at Lauren A Kaplan Art Tours - Upper East Side 1071 5th Ave Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York 10128

The new retrospective, Alberto Burri: The Trauma of Painting,delves into the healing power of art. Italian doctor-turned-artist, Alberto Burri (1915-1995), served as a medic during World War II, but began painting while he was a prisoner of war in Texas. Upon his release, it became his full-time career and deep passion. By stitching...

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Lygia Pape at the MET Breuer

at Lauren A Kaplan Art Tours - Central Park 1000 5th Ave, New York, New York 10028

This class will offer a more in-depth look at the work of Lygia Pape, a multi-talented Brazilian artist, who was always evolving. Her work moves from hard-edge abstract paintings to enveloping installations and participatory sculptures. This retrospective, her first in the U.S., demonstrates how art can bring people together during divisive times....

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