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Ammi Phillips/Mark Rothko: The Seduction of Light

Ammi Phillips/Mark Rothko: The Seduction of Light

Ammi Phillips and Mark Rothko—two American artists disparate in time, place, and presentation—both viewed color as a complex language of its own. They used color to invent and investigate depth, to work against the flat plane of the canvas, and to create light. Panelists discuss these two artists’ use of light, including: Bonnie Clearwater, director [...]

Posted: Oct 18th, 2008 | Comments: 0
Art and China’s Revolution: Curator’s Talk by Zheng Shengtian

Art and China’s Revolution: Curator’s Talk by Zheng Shengtian

Go inside China’s revolution with a renowned artist who worked during the period. Join Zheng Shengtian, the co-curator of “Art and China’s Revolution,” an exhibition up at the Asia Society until January 2009. Melissa Chiu, Director, Asia Society Museum talks with Zheng about the context for the exhibition, including his personal experiences and insights into [...]

Posted: Oct 2nd, 2008 | Comments: 0
An Evening with Ishmael Reed and Al Young

An Evening with Ishmael Reed and Al Young

Poets Ishmael Reed and Al Young read their poetry and engage in an interactive dialogue about the historical and cultural influences on their work as part of the Legacy Conversation series that explores the lives and work of distinguished Black poets and scholars. Poet LaTasha Diggs will moderate this conversation. This event was held by [...]

Posted: Oct 1st, 2008 | Comments: 1
M.F.K. Fisher: Poet of the Appetites

M.F.K. Fisher: Poet of the Appetites

Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher, master food writer, worked with many American food celebrities, including Julia Child, James Beard, and Alice Waters. In the year of the centennial of her birth, a panel of distinguished guests celebrate her life. Panelists include Amanda Hesser, editor, New York Times and author of the foreword to M.F.K. Fisher Among [...]

Posted: Sep 22nd, 2008 | Comments: 0
Coney Island at the Crossroads

Coney Island at the Crossroads

The City of New York’s Comprehensive Development and Rezoning Plan for Coney Island would reduce to 9 acres from 15 a city-owned open-air amusement park north of the Boardwalk between KeySpan Park and the New York Aquarium. It would transform the area into a year-round entertainment district, with abundant retail and as many as 5,000 [...]

Posted: Sep 17th, 2008 | Comments: 3
Machado 21: A Centennial Celebration

Machado 21: A Centennial Celebration

When Machado de Assis died on September 29th, 1908 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, he was already a widely acclaimed writer. The first president of the Brazilian Academy of Letters, he left behind nine novels, several considered among the greatest masterpieces of the Portuguese language. Since his death, his fame has steadily increased; Susan Sontag [...]

Posted: Sep 17th, 2008 | Comments: 2
Food Writing Forum: Gastronomica

Food Writing Forum: Gastronomica

Gastronomica, the Journal of Food and Culture seeks to encourage thoughtful reflection on the history, literature, and cultural impact of food. The New School Writing Program and the Food Studies Department host a reading and discussion featuring Darra Goldstein, founding editor of Gastronomica, cookbook author, and the Francis Christopher Oakley Third Century Professor of Russian [...]

Posted: Sep 9th, 2008 | Comments: 0
Scenes from the City: Filmmaking in New York

Scenes from the City: Filmmaking in New York

From King Kong climbing the Empire State Building to the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man lumbering through Columbus Circle, New York has been the setting for some of the most recognizable moments on film. Join filmmaker and author James Sanders for an illustrated lecture about the nexus between New York City filmmaking and New York City [...]

Posted: Aug 12th, 2008 | Comments: 1
Home Delivery: The Cases of Japan and Scandinavia

Home Delivery: The Cases of Japan and Scandinavia

The Museum of Modern Art’s exhibition, Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling, surveys the past, present and future of the prefabricated home. This panel focuses on two quintessential prefab hubs, Japan and the Nordic countries. Ken Tadashi Oshima, assistant professor of architecture at the University of Washington, speaks on the potentials of prefab in Japan, [...]

Posted: Jul 17th, 2008 | Comments: 0
Frank O’Hara: Selected Poems at Lunchtime

Frank O’Hara: Selected Poems at Lunchtime

Frank O’Hara worked at The Museum of Modern Art on and off for fifteen years—first selling postcards, then curating exhibitions and writing catalogue copy—all the while composing poems during his lunch hour. Join poets Lee Ann Brown, Dan Chiasson, Hettie Jones, Vincent Katz, Philip Schultz, and Frank’s sister, Maureen O’Hara, as they commemorate his legacy [...]

Posted: Jul 16th, 2008 | Comments: 0
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