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Many Voices of American Art

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

Art historian Rena Tobey gives a four-week interactive lecture series on American artists whose works show the diversity of our history and identity. A Changing World for Men After the Civil War Finding Her Way – Urban Women's Experience from 1850 to 1950 African-American Artist Voices Rise Immigrant Issues Then and Now

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$120

4 sessions

History Series: The Rise of the Modern World

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

History Series: The Rise of the Modern World - The Industrial Revolution & The Factory System The first successful example of the modern factory was built in Derby-England in 1721. This one event would change the world's history forever. Today, the factory system is still going strong. The largest factory in the world is the Foxconn factory in...

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$55

2 sessions

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A Cultural History of Clothing

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

Adornment is basic to being human and one of the fundamental forms through which we communicate our identity to others. In this class, we will discover the ways that culture, environment, values and morals all help to shape what clothing is deemed appropriate in different cultures and time periods. You will also learn why no human is ever truly "naked"....

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$10

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A Cultural History of Halloween

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

As the popularity of this American holiday increases worldwide, the ancient roots and meanings of Halloween have become more and more obscure. In this class we will use an anthropological perspective to explore the various cultural threads that have been woven together to make Halloween what it is today. This class will include activities, lecture...

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$10

Ban This Book (If You Can)

at Think Olio - Greenwich Village 828 Broadway, New York, New York 10003

For many of the greats of literary Modernism, including James Joyce, D. H. Lawrence, Djuna Barnes, e.e. cummings, Ernest Hemingway and John Dos Passos, the ultimate cat and mouse game with the censors was played on a global scale. More than a decade before the Nazi book burnings turned public opinion against the obscenity laws, writers and their publishers...

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$20

A Cultural History of The Islamic World

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

This class will explore the many ways in which people in the Islamic world (both Muslims and non-Muslims) have expressed themselves culturally over the past 1400 years. By looking at their poetry, literature, music, dance, theater, art and film we will discover the many cultures and experiences that form the Islamic world. Along the way we...

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$10

Science, Race, and Colonialism

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

At first glance, the work of science seems to provide empirically-grounded, universal explanations of natural and cultural phenomena. Yet as historians, anthropologists, and philosophers of science contend, such an understanding is at odds with the actual history of science, a history littered with racialized others serving as foils for the development...

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$315

4 sessions

The Last Days of Bohemia: 1980s East Village Art Scene

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

A new New York would rise from the literal ashes of Manhattan’s East Village as the 1970s came to a close, but first would come an extraordinary outpouring of creativity that marked the end of an era, and a lifestyle. “The Last Days of Bohemia” examines the art and personalities of that bleak but brilliant time through the lens of current events,...

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$65

Urban Development:From Reconstruction to Gentrification

at Think Olio - Crown Heights 899 Bergen St, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Cities are inherently contradictory. For example, only about 3% of the land area in the U.S. can be qualified as ‘urban’, yet those areas host about 80% of our total population. Urban space is both a minority in its use and a majority in terms of how many people live within it. Another contradiction is how dependent urban space is on...

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$15

The Evolution of Racism

at Think Olio - Flatiron 110 E 25th St, New York, New York 10010

Why does racism persist more than fifty years after the passage of Civil Rights Legislation?  Why do people have different understandings of what racism is?  With Charlottesville and other examples of open racial bigotry, can we assume that white nationalism is on the rise?  This two-part olio will lend some insight into these questions...

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$40

2 sessions

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Meet the Curators: Donald Albrecht

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

Full Course Name: Meet the Curators: Donald Albrecht, Curator of Architecture and Design As part of the new “Meet the Curators” tour series, join Donald Albrecht, Curator of Architecture and Design, as he guides you through the exhibition Cycling in the City: A 200-Year History. Park your bike outside and come inside to explore the complex, creative,...

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$40

History Series: The Empire of Tea

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

History Series: The Empire of Tea - it's not Just a Cup of Chai Over centuries, profits from the growth and sale of tea have funded war, and fueled colonization. Its cultivation brought massive changes in land use, labor system, market practices and social hierarchies, the effects of which are even with us today. All from a cup of tea.  This...

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$55

2 sessions

Infinity: History, Mathematics, Philosophy

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

This course is a historical approach to the mathematics of infinity, with a focus on conceptual and philosophical questions.  We will begin with the ancient Greeks’ discovery of irrational numbers and discussions of Zeno’s paradoxes, then jump forward to the development of the “infinitesimal” calculus in the late 17th century (by Newton...

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$315

4 sessions

NCIDQ Exam Preparation

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

The NCIDQ exam is the qualifying exam for certification of Interior Designers. The exam consists of 3 sections to be completed following the approval of eligible educational requirements. The three sections are: IDFX: Interior Design Fundamentals Exam - A 125 question multiple choice exam encompassing the topics of: building systems and construction,...

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$445

2 sessions

Let's Get Ethical

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

Life is full of complicated ethical questions: Should doping be permitted in sports? What, if anything, do we owe to the incarcerated? Are reality TV shows ethical? Can we program robot to be moral beings? What does the future of reproduction hold, and will men be able to have babies? Topic:  Public Health & Pop Culture  Public health...

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$6
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