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This session will examine the extraordinary art and literature of Greco-Roman antiquity that, once unearthed, became the resource for all Renaissance developments.  

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM; starting 9/13/2018, ending 9/13/2018

Tuition: $25.00

Location : Westchester Reform Temple Location : 
  Westchester Reform Temple.

Instructor : Jill Kiefer 



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This session will concentrate on the Middle Ages in which new styles marked a dramatic departure from classical conventions in art.  The class will review major works of the Byzantine Empire and Medieval periods and note how some of their achievements would resurface in the Renaissance  

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM; starting 9/20/2018, ending 9/20/2018

Tuition: $25.00

Location : Westchester Reform Temple Location : 
  Westchester Reform Temple.

Instructor : Jill Kiefer 



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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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This session will focus on artists including Giotto, Duccio, Simone Martini, Nicolo and Giovanni Pisano, and Ambrogio Lorenzetti, who planted the seeds of what would eventually become the Renaissance.  What inspired their new directions?  

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM; starting 9/27/2018, ending 9/27/2018

Tuition: $25.00

Location : Westchester Reform Temple Location : 
  Westchester Reform Temple.

Instructor : Jill Kiefer 



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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 : 
  T.B.D..

Instructor : Riva Blumenfeld 



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When the Black Death hit Europe and decimated the population, artists had to travel from court to court in order to get work. Consequently, an elegant, entirely new style emerged that dramatically influenced some of the great artists of the Renaissance.  This class will explore the Limbourg brothers, Gentile da Fabriano, Lorenzo Monaco, and other artists.  

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM; starting 10/4/2018, ending 10/4/2018

Tuition: $25.00

Location : Westchester Reform Temple Location : 
  Westchester Reform Temple.

Instructor : Jill Kiefer 



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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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This session focuses on Florence and the emergence of Italian humanism and humanist art.  Class will cover the rise of the Medici family and the reasons that Florence became the hub of the Renaissance.  Artists to be examined include Masaccio, Fra Angelico, Donatello, Brunelleschi, Lorenzo Ghiberti, Alberti, Verrocchio, Botticelli, Piero della Francesca, Perugino, Leonardo da Vinci, and others.  

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM; starting 10/11/2018, ending 10/11/2018

Tuition: $25.00

Location : Westchester Reform Temple Location : 
  Westchester Reform Temple.

Instructor : Jill Kiefer 



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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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Spend the afternoon celebrating our 80th year at our mini academy. Students may attend the keynote at 2pm and then choose between 2 concurrent single-session classes at 3pm before closing out the afternoon with music and a reception at 4pm. Keynote: Psychology and the Good Life This lecture, based on her undergraduate psychology course by the same name, will give SAS students a taste of the most popular class ever offered at Yale University, with approximately one-fourth of all undergraduates having enrolled in it this past winter. Dive into what psychology and science tell us about happiness. Learn strategies to form key habits to increase one’s overall happiness and well-being and start making behavioral changes through positive psychology. LAURIE SANTOS, PhD, is a Psychology Professor at Yale University. She studies human cognition, its origins, and the evolutionary biases that influence our imperfect life choices. She has been featured on “NBC Nightly News” and the “Today Show,” as well as in The New York Times, GQ Magazine, Slate, and Oprah.com. A winner of numerous awards for her science and teaching, she was recently voted as one of Popular Science Magazine’s Brilliant 10 young minds and was named in Time Magazine as a “Leading Campus Celebrity.”

Schedule : Weekly - Sun 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM; starting 10/14/2018, ending 10/14/2018

Tuition: $25.00

Location : Hitchcock Presbyterian Church Location : 
  Hitchcock Presbyterian Church.

Instructor : Laurie Santos 



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