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Humanities Institute Symposium

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx 2950 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

Full Course Name Humanities Institute Symposium: World Premiere Documentary: Beatrix Farrand's American Landscapes Beatrix Farrand was one of the most influential designers of the early 20th century and the only female charter member of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Over a 50-year career, she completed design commissions at the White...

Friday Mar 15th, 10:30am - 12pm

Mid-Century History of Design Part 1

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

In this introductory course, you will learn how and why art and design changed in the early 20th Century. Illustrative examples will be culled from all major design areas.  The designers discussed will show the international influence that evolved throughout the century. Please Note: Check room postings in the lobby of Marvin Feldman Center...

Thursday Mar 7th, 6:15pm - 9:15pm

  (4 sessions)

4 sessions

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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...

Thursday Mar 21st, 7:30pm - 9:30pm

  (2 sessions)

2 sessions

Quality Facade Restorations in Your Downtown

at Pratt Institute - West Village 144 W 14th St, New York, New York 10011

Downtowns and Main Street Districts throughout NYC and New York State are filled with wonderful historic buildings, these main Streets are very special places worth preserving. The unique and special architecture of these existing buildings as well as the sense of place they help create are perhaps the most critical physical design feature in all our...

Saturday Mar 9th, 9am - 5pm

Carthage Must Be Destroyed: Rome, Carthage & Punic Wars

at Brooklyn Brainery - Brooklyn 190 Underhill Ave Brooklyn, NY 11238, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Carthago delenda est! (Carthage must be destroyed!) The Roman senator Cato the Elder ended every one of his speeches with this snappy catchphrase, regardless of whether he had been speaking about the city of Carthage. Today, nothing remains of Carthage except a handful of names and some ruins on the shores of Tunisia. But in the third century...

Wednesday Mar 6th, 8:30pm - 10pm

Vergil’s Aeneid: Myth, Empire, and Ruin

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

T. S. Eliot famously—or perhaps notoriously—declared Vergil and his Aeneid to stand “at the centre of European civilization, in a position which no other poet can share or usurp.” For Eliot, writing after World War II, Vergil’s poem about the founding of Rome was a poetic rampart upon which European civilization might be re-built and reintegrated....

Tuesday Mar 5th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)

4 sessions

Architectural History: Deconstructivism

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

Deconstructivism: 1980-present Leaders of the deconstructivism movement: Frank Gehry (USA), Zaha Hadid (England), Peter Eisenman (USA), Rem Koolhaas (Holland), Daniel Libeskind (USA)

Tuesday Apr 16th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

The City Transformed: Part II

at The Cooper Union - Greenwich Village 7 E 7th St, 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. Lecture #1 Beaux-Arts NY / 1890-1925—Skyscrapers and Public Buildings Americans merge Renaissance neo-classicism...

Wednesday Mar 20th, 6:30pm - 8pm

  (8 sessions)

8 sessions

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,...

Tuesday Mar 26th, 4pm - 5pm

Capitalism and Desire

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Financial District 75 Broad St, New York, New York 10004

Why do we want what we want? The critique of capitalism is very often associated – by both proponents and antagonists – with a critique of consumerism which, in turn, is treated as a pathology of individual desire. People should stop shopping; people should eschew goods; people should want less; people should police their own desires (or, if they...

Wednesday Apr 10th, 6:45pm - 9:45pm

  (4 sessions)

4 sessions

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Architectural History: Early Modernism in Europe & USA

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

Early Modernism in Europe and USA: 1900-1950s The designs of Frank Lloyd Wright (USA), Adolf Loos (Austria), Mies van der Rohe (Germany/USA), Le Corbusier (France), Richard Neutra (Austria), Philip Johnson (USA)

Tuesday Mar 19th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Landscape Design History

at New York Botanical Garden - Midtown 20 W 44th St 3F, New York, New York 10036

Study theories and principles that have shaped the design of landscapes from antiquity to the present. Explore Eastern and Western garden traditions. Survey all types of gardens and landscapes, including corporate and public spaces, through visual presentations, assigned readings, projects, and classroom discussion.  Landscape designs will be...

Monday Mar 18th, 6:15pm - 9:15pm

  (9 sessions)

9 sessions

Sloshed SATs

at Caveat - Lower East Side 21-A Clinton St, New York, New York 10002

Hold on to your number 2 pencils, we’re taking on the SATs. We've taken high school’s most stressful test, sprinkled some comedy on it, and turned it into a drinking game! Your favorite test proctor and comedian Michael Wolf (Comedy Central, MTV) has combined bar-room trivia with real SAT quizzes to create NYC's booziest classroom. Whether you've...

Saturday Mar 16th, 3:30pm - 5:30pm

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,...

Saturday Mar 23rd, 9:30am - 6:30pm

  (2 sessions)

2 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...

Thursday Apr 4th, 7:30pm - 9:30pm

  (2 sessions)

2 sessions

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