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Founded in 2017 by Nancy Olnick and Giorgio Spanu with Vittorio Calabrese as Director, Magazzino Italian Art is a private warehouse art space located in Cold Spring, NY. Its mission is to widen public appreciation and education of Post-war and Contemporary Italian Art in the United States. Magazzino, meaning warehouse in Italian, will host select works from the Olnick Spanu Collection, most of which have never been exhibited in the United States. Through the permanent collection, as well as rotating temporary exhibitions, community events, and collaboration with neighboring institutions, Magazzino hopes to establish an educational center for Contemporary Italian art in the Hudson Valley.

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM; starting 7/19/2018, ending 7/19/2018

Tuition: $25.00

Instructor : N.A. 



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A Japanese garden is a sensual experience, incorporating sound, sight, touch, and smell as it invites contemplation; every design element is carefully planned to give structure to an idea. The Japanese Tea Ceremony, or Chanoyu, originated in sixteenth century Japan, and incorporates simple decor, incense, and quiet sharing of green tea among friends. The art form inculcates the tea virtues of harmony, respect, purity and tranquility. Escape the harshness of the outside world with this midday garden tour and tea ceremony that brings Japanese culture to upper Westchester.

Schedule : Weekly - Fri 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM; starting 9/14/2018, ending 9/14/2018

Tuition: $60.00

Instructor : N.A. 



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Explore Battery Park City’s renowned twentieth and twenty-first century public art collection. Set in a spectacular waterfront landscape with a backdrop of soaring skyscrapers, the collection offers a unique arts experience. Led by Whitney Museum trustee Victor Ganz in the 1980s, the Battery Park City Fine Arts Committee designed the plaza that integrated the artwork into the architectural and landscaping plans through collaboration of the artists, architect, and landscaper from the beginning.. The tour begins with Tom Otterness’s collection of bronze sculptures entitled The Real World, but known to many as “Penny Park.” His work will be compared to those of Ann Hamilton within Teardrop Park and the Irish Hunger Memorial by Brian Tolle. In addition to talking about the content, materials, and style of the sculptures, we will discuss the variety of choices made about the location of the artworks and relationship to the environment.

Schedule : Weekly - Fri 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM; starting 9/21/2018, ending 9/21/2018

Tuition: $55.00

Location : T.B.D. Location : 
  T.B.D..

Instructor : N.A. 



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Marvel at the world’s greatest trove of cast-iron buildings in this guided tour through the streets of SoHo.  Cast iron began as a mid-nineteenth century cheap imitation of stone, in which the glories of the world’s past could be offered to American merchants through that most modern of marketing tools, the sales catalog — in mass-produced, ready-to-build versions.  But cast iron soon developed into a remarkable technology expressive of the industrial revolution and modern America, capable of entirely new architectural effects.  Tour highlights include cast iron recreations of Venetian palaces on Broadway, French style Mansard roofs on Greene Street, and the audaciously original metallic creations of New York’s Victorian commercial architects.  The tour also incorporates SoHo’s more recent history, including the impact of the proposed Lower Manhattan Expressway, designation as a New York City Historic District, the changing economics of light industry, and the fashions of the art world.  

Schedule : Weekly - Fri 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM; starting 9/28/2018, ending 9/28/2018

Tuition: $55.00

Location : T.B.D. Location : 
  T.B.D..

Instructor : Anthony Robins 



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French painter Eugène Delacroix (1798–1863) was one of the greatest creative figures of the nineteenth century.  Coming of age after the fall of Napoleon, he reconnected the present to the past on his own terms.  Delacroix produced an extraordinarily vibrant body of work, setting into motion a cascade of innovations that changed the course of art.  This exhibition (September 17, 2018 through January 6, 2019) will be the first comprehensive retrospective devoted to this amazing artist ever held in North America.  The exhibition, a joint project with the Musée du Louvre, will illuminate Delacroix's restless imagination through approximately 145 paintings, drawings, and prints, many never before seen in the United States.  It will unfold chronologically, encompassing the rich variety of themes that preoccupied the artist during his more than four decades of activity, including literature, history, religion, animals, and nature.  

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM; starting 10/3/2018, ending 10/3/2018

Tuition: $25.00

Location : Temple Israel New Rochelle Location : 
  Temple Israel New Rochelle.

Instructor : Page Knox 



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New York's burgeoning art scene promises great variety, one of the hallmarks of contemporary art.  On this tour we will sample the work of artists whose multidisciplinary approaches — from paintings to prints and photography to video and new media — afford us the opportunity to experience the latest trends.  Galleries selected will all be in close proximity to each other and nearby lunch suggestions will be provided.  The new Whitney is just far away enough for those determined to exercise and extend the adventure after the tour ends.  The High Line, also within walking distance, is a perfect place for memento selfies of your day!  

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM; starting 10/4/2018, ending 10/4/2018

Tuition: $55.00

Location : T.B.D. Location : 
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Instructor : Riva Blumenfeld 



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French painter Eugène Delacroix (1798–1863) was one of the greatest creative figures of the nineteenth century.  Coming of age after the fall of Napoleon, he reconnected the present to the past on his own terms.  Delacroix produced an extraordinarily vibrant body of work, setting into motion a cascade of innovations that changed the course of art.  This exhibition (September 17, 2018 through January 6, 2019) will be the first comprehensive retrospective devoted to this amazing artist ever held in North America.  The exhibition, a joint project with the Musée du Louvre, will illuminate Delacroix's restless imagination through approximately 145 paintings, drawings, and prints, many never before seen in the United States.  It will unfold chronologically, encompassing the rich variety of themes that preoccupied the artist during his more than four decades of activity, including literature, history, religion, animals, and nature.  

Schedule : Weekly - Fri 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM; starting 10/5/2018, ending 10/5/2018

Tuition: $50.00

Location : Metropolitan Museum of Art Location : 
  Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Instructor : Page Knox 



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The members of the Progressive Artist Group were a group of young, idealistic men who came together in the same year as the emergence of India as an independent nation. The members themselves came from vastly varied religious and social backgrounds but gave visual form to the idea of India as secular, heterogeneous, international and united. This class will give an introduction to the ideas and works of this diverse group of artists and will be followed by a tour of the exhibition The Progressive Revolution: Modern Art for a New India at the Asia Society Museum in New York City.

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM; starting 10/9/2018, ending 10/9/2018

Tuition: $25.00

Location : Scarsdale High School Location : 
  Scarsdale High School.

Instructor : Shilpi Chandra 



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Get the insider’s view of Lincoln Center, home to the New York Philharmonic, New York City Ballet, Metropolitan Opera, Chamber Music Society, Lincoln Center Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and more. People come from the world over to experience every genre of the performing arts in one place. Its 16-acre campus houses this iconic destination’s past and present, and highlights hidden gems little known to even the most frequent visitors.

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM; starting 10/11/2018, ending 10/11/2018

Tuition: $35.00

Location : T.B.D. Location : 
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Instructor : N.A. 



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The members of the Progressive Artist Group were a group of young, idealistic men who came together in the same year as the emergence of India as an independent nation. The members themselves came from vastly varied religious and social backgrounds but gave visual form to the idea of India as secular, heterogeneous, international and united. This docent-led tour of the exhibition The Progressive Revolution: Modern Art for a New India is at the Asia Society Museum in New York City.   Just over seven decades after the declaration of India's independence in 1947 and the emergence of a modern art movement in India, Asia Society presents a landmark exhibition of works by members of the Progressive Artists' Group, which formed in Bombay, now Mumbai, in the aftermath of independence. The Progressive Revolution: Modern Art for a New India will examine the founding ideology of the Progressives and explore the ways in which artists from different social, cultural, and religious backgrounds found common cause at a time of massive political and social upheaval. Though the group disbanded in 1956, the movement continued to animate and give visual expression to India's modern identity, with many of the group's artists creating their most iconic works after this period. Works in the exhibition — primarily oil paintings­ from the 1940s to 1960s — underscore how these artists gave visual form to the idea of India as secular, heterogeneous, international, and united. Like their counterparts in the West, India's modern masters mined multiple sources of inspiration while forging their own distinctive styles. Their consideration of the ways in which a new secular republic could emerge from a rich, multi-religious tradition continues to be relevant today. The exhibition comprises important works from the Group's core founders—K. H. Ara, S. K. Bakre, H. A. Gade, M. F. Husain, S. H. Raza, and F. N. Souza — as well as later members and those closely affiliated with the movement: V. S. Gaitonde, Krishen Khanna, Ram Kumar, Tyeb Mehta, Akbar Padamsee, and Mohan Samant.

Schedule : Weekly - Fri 6:45 PM - 8:00 PM; starting 10/12/2018, ending 10/12/2018

Tuition: $50.00

Location : T.B.D. Location : 
  T.B.D..

Instructor : N.A. 



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Join us for a curator-led tour of an exhibition framing MAD’s collection and current acquisitions.  The tour will provide background on MAD’s original mission of recognizing the craftsmanship of contemporary American artists, its history, and the context of the current collections plan.  Explore the future of craft and hear what artists, critics, and other major figures in the field speculate it will bring.  The exhibition features work by David Harper, Ebony Patterson, Bayne Peterson, Sanford Biggers, Liz Collins and others.  

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM; starting 10/18/2018, ending 10/18/2018

Tuition: $55.00

Location : T.B.D. Location : 
  T.B.D..

Instructor : N.A. 



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Art must be an integral part of the struggle,” Charles White insisted.  “It can’t simply mirror what’s taking place. … It must ally itself with the forces of liberation.”  Over the course of his four-decade career, White’s commitment to creating powerful images of African Americans — what his gallerist and, later, White himself described as “images of dignity” — was unwavering.  Using his virtuoso skills as a draftsman, printmaker, and painter, White developed his style and approach over time to address shifting concerns and new audiences.  In each of the cities in which he lived over the course of his career — Chicago, New York, and, finally, Los Angeles — White became a key figure within a vibrant community of creative artists, writers, and activists.  White’s far-reaching vision of a socially committed practice attracted promising young artists, including many artists of color, and he became one of the twentieth century’s most important and dedicated teachers.  The exhibition (October 7, 2018 through January 13, 2019) charts White’s full career — from the 1930s through his premature death in 1979 — with over 100 works, including drawings, paintings, prints, photographs, illustrated books, record covers and archival materials.  

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM; starting 10/23/2018, ending 10/23/2018

Tuition: $25.00

Location : Scarsdale High School Location : 
  Scarsdale High School.

Instructor : Elizabeth Thompson Colleary 



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