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Basquiat

at Lauren A Kaplan Art Tours - Prospect Heights 200 Eastern Pkwy Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York 11238

In the current exhibition, Basquiat: The Unkown Notebooks, Jean-Michel Basquiat’s messy graffiti-based paintings are set amidst a collection of 160 notebook pages, which include poetry, sketches, and wordplay, illustrating the connection between text and image throughout Basquiat’s oeuvre. Throughout his career, Basquiat tackled issues of race,...

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$40

Book Event: Left Bank of the Hudson

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

Do artists, writers, musicians, and creative individuals still have a place in New York City? Do you feel the pinch of gentrification or feel complicit in the process? Gentrification stands at the forefront of public discourse in New York and many other American cities. Left Bank of the Hudson: Jersey City and the Artists of 111 1st Street explores...

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Nothing Dark about the Dark Ages

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

n this class, we'll explore how the misnomer 'Dark Ages' was incorrectly applied to the 12th-15th centuries. It was a time of technological, philosophical, and artistic innovation that paved the way for geniuses of the Renaissance like Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo Buonarotti. Find out about the invention of the mechanical...

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$10

Amazing True Tales of the Golden Age of Music Video

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

Marvel at these untold stories of how directors & artists created the iconic music videos that we know and love. From his interviews with more than 70 music video directors & artists from MTV's biggest decade, Stephen Pitalo has uncovered spectacular, unbelievable behind-the-scenes stories as this medium evolved from a unique art form/filmmaking...

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$12

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...

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$315

4 sessions

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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$10

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The Real History of Cave Paintings

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

Fifty thousand years ago, the world experienced its first artistic movement. The pieces of art created at that time are beautiful, important, and still mysterious. They are the famous cave paintings of Lascaux and other European sites. If you’ve encountered these artworks in museums, history classes, or on TV, and wanted to know more, this...

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$8

Teaching the Holocaust through Art and Artifacts

at The Jewish Museum - Upper East Side 1109 5th Ave, New York, New York 10128

In observance of Holocaust Remembrance Day and in partnership with POV— the acclaimed independent documentary series on PBS—join us for a workshop focusing on teaching World War II and the Holocaust through works of art.  View the Academy award nominated short, Joe’s Violin, which chronicles the friendship between a Holocaust...

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$16

Spy City: A History of Espionage in New York

at Q.E.D. - Astoria 27-16 23rd Ave, Astoria, New York 11105

Slip into the covert history of New York City, and follow in the footsteps of four centuries of spies. Explore New York’s finest hotels and most elegant office towers, as well as its toughest docks and most derelict tenements, through the eyes of an active agent. Along the way, you’ll learn the identity of America’s first Spy Master, find out...

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$15

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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$10

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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$315

4 sessions

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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$8

Color Through the Eyes of the Modern Artist

at Fashion Institute of Technology - Chelsea 227 W 27th St, New York, New York 10001

This course examines the great variety in, and significance of, the use of color in the work of selected modern and contemporary artists, including Impressionists, Neo-Impressionists, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Fauves, German Expressionists, Picasso, Matisse, Kandinsky, Mondrian, Abstract Expressionists, Color Field painters, and Op artists. Be inspired in...

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$295

6 sessions

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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$15

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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$175
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