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Irresistible Revolt: A Primer in Art in Action

at Classeteria - Bushwick 284 Suydam St, Brooklyn, New York 11237

In 12 weeks we will explore the history of artists using their skills and talents in service of causes greater than themselves over the last 2 centuries, as well as identify and cultivate modern techniques of marrying fine art with social justice causes. As part of the journey, we will conduct a hands on artist’s workshop in which students identify...

Sunday Jan 6th, 12pm - 1:30pm

  (12 sessions)
$375

12 sessions

Literary Theory: a Critical Introduction

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

What is literature? And what kinds of meanings, uses, values, histories, and philosophical positions do we attach to literature in the act of reading it?  Literary theory, the diverse body of thought that addresses these fundamental questions, has pursued a stunning array of methods in its attempts to understand how literature works. This course,...

Tuesday Jan 29th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

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DASA: Dignity for All Students

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

This 6-hour class is designed to fulfill the harassment, bullying, cyberbullying and discrimination prevention and intervention training required for certification and licensure under the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA). The course addresses the social patterns toward an understanding how climate and culture affect these behaviors. Participants...

Saturday Mar 9th, 9am - 4pm

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

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Behind the Gates: The History of the Guinness Brewery

at Top Hops Beer Shop - Lower East Side 94 Orchard St, New York, New York 10002

When we say "Guinness," what comes to mind? An Irish countryside and a freshly poured pint of stout, no doubt.  Most people are fans of Guinness, but when you actually dive into the details of one of the world's most legendary breweries, you probably don't know too much.  Join Chris, a Senior Ambassador for the Guinness Brewery, on a journey...

Monday Mar 11th, 7pm - 8:30pm

An Evening with Colson Whitehead

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

“Talking about New York is a way of talking about the world,” Pulitzer Prize-winning author Colson Whitehead writes in The Colossus of New York (2004). One of today’s most unpredictable writers, Whitehead’s work crisscrosses genres from his debut novel The Intuitionist (1999), a noir detective story, to zombie thriller Zone One (2011) and,...

Tuesday Mar 5th, 7pm - 9pm

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)
$55

2 sessions

Humanities Institute Symposium

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

Beatrix Farrand was one of the most influential and innovative garden 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 House, the Morgan Library, the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden in Maine, the Peggy Rockefeller...

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

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

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)
$55

2 sessions

Architectural History:Sources of European Arts & Crafts

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

Sources of European Arts and Crafts, and Art Nouveau, Early 20th Century: 1890s-1910s The work of  Charles R. Mackintosh (Scotland) Peter Behrens (Germany) Joseph Hoffman (Austria) Antonio Gaudi (Spain) Philip Webb (England) Japanese influences, Victor Horta & Henry van der Velde (Belgium) Hector Guimard (France) H.P. Berlage (Holland)...

Tuesday Mar 5th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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

Capturing “The Deuce”: Times Square in the 1970s & '80s

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

Although virtually undetectable today, Times Square in the 1970s and ‘80s was the center of the New York sex industry, synonymous with prostitution and pornography. Most recently, the hit HBO series The Deuce, starring James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal, has resurrected the neighborhood’s dark corners and bright lights as it recounts the pioneering...

Tuesday Jan 29th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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

Architectural History: Post Modernism - 1960-1980s

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

Post Modernism: 1960-1980s The contributions of Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown, Michael Graves (USA), Aldo Rossi, Carlo Scarpa (Italy), Charles Moore (USA) who defined Po-Mo

Tuesday Apr 2nd, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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