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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 : 
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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 : 
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Instructor : Anthony Robins 



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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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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 : 
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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 : 
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Instructor : N.A. 



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Take a pleasant stroll along Central Park West for a closer look at the buildings that form Manhattan’s major residential skyline.  Students will see the great twin-towered skyscraper apartment buildings — the Century, the Majestic, and El Dorado — and other multi-colored jazz-age fantasies of high living overlooking the park.  Irwin Chanin, the developer behind the Century and the Majestic, spent a month in 1925 visiting the Paris exposition from which Art Deco takes its name.  

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM; starting 10/24/2018, ending 10/24/2018

Tuition: $55.00

Location : T.B.D. Location : 
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Instructor : Anthony Robins 



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For the last fifty years, artists have explored the hidden operations of power and the symbiotic suspicion between the government and its citizens that haunts Western democracies.  Everything Is Connected: Art and Conspiracy (September 18, 2018 through January 6, 2019) will be the first major exhibition to tackle this perennially provocative topic.  It will trace the simultaneous development of two kinds of art about conspiracy.  The first half of the exhibition will comprise works by artists who hew strictly to the public record, uncovering hidden webs of deceit — from the shell corporations of a New York slumlord to vast, interconnected networks encompassing politicians, businessmen, and arms dealers.  In the second part, other artists will dive headlong into the fever dreams of the disaffected, creating fantastical works that nevertheless uncover uncomfortable truths in an age of information overload and weakened trust in institutions.  Featuring seventy works by thirty artists in media ranging from painting and sculpture to photography, video, and installation art, from 1969 to 2016, Everything Is Connected: Art and Conspiracy will present an alternate history of postwar and contemporary art that is also an archaeology of our troubled times  

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM; starting 10/31/2018, ending 10/31/2018

Tuition: $25.00

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

Instructor : Page Knox 



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Williamsburg and Bushwick have received their fair share of attention as growing art communities.  Greenpoint is one of Brooklyn's hottest neighborhoods, thanks to an influx of young, college-educated newcomers who are transforming the Williamsburg-Greenpoint-Bushwick section of Brooklyn.  Spend a few hours exploring the Greenpoint art scene.  We will be visiting artist studios and galleries, and stopping at some of the most talked about cafes and eateries.  Please wear comfortable shoes.  

Schedule : Weekly - Mon 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM; starting 11/5/2018, ending 11/5/2018

Tuition: $55.00

Location : T.B.D. Location : 
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Instructor : Ronnit Vasserman 



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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 - Wed 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM; starting 11/7/2018, ending 11/7/2018

Tuition: $55.00

Location : T.B.D. Location : 
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Instructor : Margaret Mathews-Berenson 



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