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NightSchool: Sharks Jaws & Maws
NightSchool: Sharks Jaws & Maws
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California Academy of Sciences
Get a better understanding of shark physiology and peer into some jaws and maws. During this evening highlighting the diversity of sharks, we’re embarking into the wonderful world of filter-feeders, finding out what fossilized shark teeth can tell us about ancient oceans, and getting an up-close look at specimens from the Academy’s scientific collections
Science & Nature
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May 16, 2022
2022-05-16
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On-Demand
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FREE
How Is the Pandemic Reshaping New York City’s Cultural Landscape?
How Is the Pandemic Reshaping New York City’s Cultural Landscape?
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The New York Times
The cultural sector continues its cautious reopening this fall as theaters, museums, restaurants and other establishments recalibrate. Prognostications about the city’s wellness are ever changing — but this is hardly the first time that New York has weathered dire pronouncements about its vitality as one of the nation’s cultural capitals. The city has prevailed through many reinventions in decades past, and has consistently emerged with its artistic spirit, ingenuity and wellsprings of creativity intact. How did the city’s cultural landscape repair itself after setbacks from the economic and civic tumult in the 1970s, the challenges of crime and crumbling infrastructure in the 1980s and the ravages of the AIDs epidemic on the artistic community in the 1990s? What lessons can the arts leaders and creators of today take from those efforts? The renewal of New York’s cultural landscape is cyclical, resilient and enduring — and yet, what is unique about today’s challenges? In this virtual event, Jazmine Hughes, a Metro reporter for The Times, explored these questions alongside a panel of guests whose work was crucial to the past cycles of the city’s cultural revival. We heard from the writer, activist and historian Sarah Schulman, whose 2021 book, “Let the Record Show,” tells the riveting story of ACT UP and AIDS activism in New York, during a pandemic of a different kind. We were also joined by the legendary artist, musician and multimedia creator Laurie Anderson, whose genre-defying work has for decades been a part of New York’s arts world, providing a visual and aural backdrop to the story of the city. Finally, with a new play, opera, musical and film, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage shared insights on being a multi-hyphenate creator in today’s New York City.
Culture & Politics
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May 16, 2022
2022-05-16
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On-Demand
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$
FREE
French Refresher Course
French Refresher Course
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French Institute: Alliance Francaise
Brush up your French in this interactive refresher course offered for the Beginner A1 level and get a head start on the next level, Advanced Beginner A2. Ideal for students who want to strengthen and review their language skills before moving on to the next level, we’ll explore online media, video and contemporary music to reinforce conversation abilities, comprehension, grammar and vocabulary. Setting aside the traditional textbook format, we’ll engage with real-world situations and dialogue for a unique, fun transition into the next stage of your French journey.
Culture & Politics
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May 16, 2022
2022-05-16
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Live
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$
299
The Rules are Broken: Memory and Materiality in Photography
The Rules are Broken: Memory and Materiality in Photography
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The International Center of Photography
ICP announces the second iteration of The Rules are Broken online programming series to be held May 16–19, 2022. In advance of the ICP Photobook Fest, this year’s event focuses on the dynamic field of photobook making and photography’s powerful and material role in defining history. The week celebrates ICP’s community of imagemakers creating social and political change through photography. The Rules are Broken is an annual weeklong programming series dedicated to exploring critical issues and their impact on photography and imagemaking.
Film & Photography
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May 16, 2022
2022-05-16
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Live
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5
Virtual Dance Lab: Gentle Modern Dance with Meghann Wilkinson
Virtual Dance Lab: Gentle Modern Dance with Meghann Wilkinson
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University of Chicago Arts
Explore modern dance basics and get your body moving with ease and efficiency. Meghann leads a follow-along class that will hone your coordination, sensation, and body awareness through high-energy, low-impact moves. Class includes guided improvisation and step-by-step movement patterns designed to make you feel connected and activated. Live musical accompaniment is provided for most classes by Michael Caskey.
Health & Wellness
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May 16, 2022
2022-05-16
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Live
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5
Post Live: Race in America: Giving Voice with Sanjena Sathian, Author, “Gold Diggers”
Post Live: Race in America: Giving Voice with Sanjena Sathian, Author, “Gold Diggers”
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The Washington Post
Sanjena Sathian’s debut novel “Gold Diggers” attracted critical acclaim upon its release in 2021 and has already been optioned by Mindy Kaling for a television series. On Monday, May 16 at 1:00 p.m. ET, join Washington Post Live for a conversation with Sathian about how her work has explored family, community and belonging in our continuing series with cultural pioneers during Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.
Culture & Politics
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May 16, 2022
2022-05-16
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Live
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$
FREE
Lunch Break Science: Brenda Bradley
Lunch Break Science: Brenda Bradley
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The Leakey Foundation
Meet Leakey Foundation grantee Brenda Bradley and learn about the evolution of primate sensory perception. Bradley's research integrates genomic analyses with behavioral, morphological, and environmental data to address questions about primate evolution. This research falls under two themes: 1) examining the genetic structure of wild primate populations; and 2) identifying the genetic bases of primate adaptations and diversity.
Science & Nature
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May 16, 2022
2022-05-16
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On-Demand
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$
FREE
Blackness in Contemporary African Art Practice
Blackness in Contemporary African Art Practice
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Tate Britain
This panel considers ways in which contemporary African artists, curators and writers deal with the question of Blackness in their work. It asks how an African experience of Blackness differs from that of the diaspora and from country to country. The presentations consider a continent-specific account of Blackness through relationships with spirituality, ancestry, (settler) colonialism and Black womanhood. Speakers include Nomusa Makhubu, Minna Salami and Suzana Sousa. This event took place on Zoom on 1 June 2021. A recording of the event will be available to watch on this page until 15 July 2021.
Art & Music
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May 17, 2022
2022-05-17
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On-Demand
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FREE
Conversations About Landscape Online: Hidden Nature SF
Conversations About Landscape Online: Hidden Nature SF
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Exploratorium
Where San Francisco’s iconic skyscrapers, streets, and parks stand today, there once was a wild landscape full of surprises—from vast hills of drifting sand to lush valleys and wetlands of many kinds. This land, home to the Ramaytush Ohlone, has been radically transformed. Nevertheless, its history remains an integral element of the city’s landscape. After two years of research, historical ecologists have unearthed countless unexpected stories of what this region looked like in the past and synthesized them into a single map representing the city’s historical landscape. Join the Exploratorium and the San Francisco Estuary Institute in exploring our ecological past and how our historical landscape can inform a vision for a healthier, more resilient city.
Science & Nature
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May 17, 2022
2022-05-17
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On-Demand
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$
FREE
The Project of Independence: A Conversation with Balkrishna V. Doshi
The Project of Independence: A Conversation with Balkrishna V. Doshi
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Museum of Modern Art
South Asia holds a unique place among the many regions of the world in which modern architecture has been understood as a tool for social progress. The traumatic and violent Partition of 1947, which divided British India into two dominions, also signaled the beginning of an ambitious process of nation-building across the subcontinent. In each of the newly independent countries of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, as well as Sri Lanka, modern architecture became an active agent in asserting participation in progressive global politics, forging a common regional identity, and breaking with the colonial past. The Project of Independence: Architectures of Decolonization in South Asia, 1947–1985 showcases the remarkable contributions to a vision of decolonization and self-determination made by the first generation of post-Independence South Asian architects. Among them is Pritzker laureate Balkrishna V. Doshi, featured in the exhibition with four celebrated projects: the Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT), the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore, the Institute of Indology, and Kamala House. Join Martino Stierli, curator of The Project of Independence, and Doshi for an online conversation about his career oeuvre, the history of post-Independence architectural construction in India, and Ahmedabad as a hub of global modernism for the subcontinent.
Architecture & Design
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May 17, 2022
2022-05-17
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FREE
Landscapes of Memory and Meaning
Landscapes of Memory and Meaning
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New York Botanical Garden
This year marks the bicentennial of Frederick Law Olmsted's birth, a towering figure whose work continues to benefit communities nationwide. Join landscape architect Sara Zewde as she discusses Olmsted's often overlooked journey through the Southern slave states, a period that shaped his understanding of the many ways landscape, class, ecology, and power intersect. By exploring the four months she spent retracing Olmsted's steps and her own deep archival research, Zewde examines the extent to which Southern landscapes today memorialize history and what that reveals about modern power dynamics. She will also discuss her own design work such as Genesee Street in Houston, TX and Graffiti Pier in Philadelphia, PA which will serve to illustrate just how transformative landscapes can be.
Science & Nature
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May 17, 2022
2022-05-17
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26
Author Series: Dale Scott - The Umpire is Out
Author Series: Dale Scott - The Umpire is Out
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The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
Join the Hall when longtime major league umpire Dale Scott, will discuss his new book, The Umpire Is Out: Calling the Game and Living My True Self. The only umpire in the history of professional baseball to come out as gay during his career, Scott managed in the major leagues and minor leagues for 40 years. He’ll discuss the highlights of his career, along with the obstacles he faced along the way. As legendary broadcaster Bob Costas says, “Dale’s personal story differs dramatically from those of his umpiring colleagues. And yet, what also shines through is what he and so many of us have in common: an abiding love of baseball and an appreciation for what the game has meant to our lives. This is a textured story, both entertaining and meaningful.” This event will take place in person in the Hall of Fame's Bullpen Theater and virtually.
Culture & Politics
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May 17, 2022
2022-05-17
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Live
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$
FREE
Inventing the Renaissance
Inventing the Renaissance
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University of Chicago Graham School
The Renaissance is famously described as an era of rebirth, the creation of a new world at the end of the Middle Ages. But what exactly does this mean and how did it occur? This seminar explores the many inventions and reinventions of the Renaissance from the first figures who advanced the idea of a middle age between antiquity and their own, to the modern art museums which transform pre-modern political claims about a Renaissance golden age into modern claims that affect how audiences around the world understand our past and present. Join us for a conversation with Paula Findlen and Ada Palmer, jointly sponsored by Stanford Continuing Studies and the University of Chicago Graham School.
Culture & Politics
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May 17, 2022
2022-05-17
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Live
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$
FREE
Virtual Science Café: Coral Resilience, Colonial Legacies, and Cultural Heritage
Virtual Science Café: Coral Resilience, Colonial Legacies, and Cultural Heritage
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Smithsonian Institution
Tune in to the next Science Café to meet Smithsonian scientists studying the health of coral reefs below the surface, ancient human bones, and how indigenous communities are transforming Smithsonian collections. Talks and presenters include: “What We Can, Or Shouldn’t, Extract from Human Bones” by Chris Stantis. “How Indigenous Knowledge Transforms Collections” by Laura Sharp; and “Coral Microbiomes and the Key to Resilience” by Michael Connelly.
Science & Nature
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May 17, 2022
2022-05-17
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Live
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FREE
Virtual Writing Hour with the National Portrait Gallery
Virtual Writing Hour with the National Portrait Gallery
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Smithsonian Institution
Join us for a virtual, creative writing hour at the National Portrait Gallery! We've set up a virtual space where writers can create, connect, and draw inspiration from the Portrait Gallery's collection. Bring your own happy hour beverage of choice and write with us. We will provide writing prompts, and you are also welcome to bring your own writing project-in-progress. We will write for about 30 minutes and end each session with a brief discussion or reading. The Zoom link for the writing hour will be emailed to registered participants 12-24 hours in advance of the program. The email will come from Eventbrite. Please only register for yourself. We will only be allowing participants into the meeting if their name (and email address) is on the registration list.
Reading & Writing
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May 17, 2022
2022-05-17
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Live
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$
FREE
Virtual Ballet Technique and Enrichment for Active Seniors
Virtual Ballet Technique and Enrichment for Active Seniors
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San Francisco Ballet
This class is specifically designed for seniors who love fitness and ballet. Classes will offer the benefits of a classical ballet technique class with gentle modifications to honor well-lived backs, hips, knees, and ankles. Once a month, a San Francisco Ballet Audience Engagement Program Expert will “zoom in” with a short in-class experience encompassing dance history, repertory analysis, and other opportunities to learn about the World of Dance and SF Ballet.
Health & Wellness
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May 17, 2022
2022-05-17
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Live
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$
12
Greek & Roman Mythology
Greek & Roman Mythology
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Johns Hopkins University
This course is an introduction to Greek and Roman Mythology. We will look at the myths and mythological figures of ancient Greece and Rome and discuss various myths depicted through literature, poems, and film. Participants will leave with an understanding of why mythology is consistently popular, how those myths resonate with our everyday life, and their impacts on society. During this process, we will explore and deepen our understanding of Greek and Roman culture, and the ways those myths have influenced popular stories and fairy tales.
Reading & Writing
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May 17, 2022
2022-05-17
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Live
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$
160
The Aztec Empire and the Spanish Conquest
The Aztec Empire and the Spanish Conquest
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Johns Hopkins University
Some 500 years ago occurred the remarkable culture clash between the Aztecs under their Emperor Montezuma and Spanish Conquistadors led by Hernán Cortés, along with vast numbers of Indigenous allies. New scholarship has given us a very different picture of these events and of the main actors than was common until very recently. Part I - The Aztec Empire: The session begins with an overview of Aztec history and culture in the centuries immediately preceding the arrival of the Spanish, with a focus on the indigenous capital of Tenochtitlan. We will explore the origins and development of Aztec culture, focusing on the monuments and artifacts of the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan and its central Templo Mayor. We will look through the lenses of archaeology, history, art, literature and comparative religion to arrive at an understanding of the dynamics of Aztec culture in the past, and its reverberations in the present day. Part II - The Spanish Entrada: We then move on to consider the dynamics of what has traditionally been called the "Spanish Conquest," but which we now know involved a great deal of indigenous agency, and the emergence of colonial Mexico City on the ruins of the Aztec capital. We consider the existing Spanish presence in the Caribbean, the mission of Cortes, his progress across central Mexico, and the fateful meeting with the Aztec Emperor Montezuma. We trace the story of the Spanish entrance into Tenochtitlan, the house-arrest of Montezuma, and the Aztec/Mexica resistance that drove the Spanish out of the city, the famous Noche triste, followed by the subsequent victorious return of the Spanish a year later, and the overthrow of the Aztec Empire and the establishment of colonial Mexico City on the ruins of Tenochtitlan.
Culture & Politics
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May 17, 2022
2022-05-17
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Live
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$
40
A Garden Design Primer
A Garden Design Primer
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New York Botanical Garden
Take all your garden ideas and start putting them into place with this practical overview of garden design principles that ensure the best layout plan and circulation patterns. Learn how to analyze the space and create the perfect proportions that complement both home and garden, resulting in a coherent landscape design.
Science & Nature
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May 17, 2022
2022-05-17
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Live
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$
59
Gershwin Prize for Popular Song - Lionel Richie
Gershwin Prize for Popular Song - Lionel Richie
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Library of Congress
The nation’s library, musical artists and American leaders gather to honor pop music icon Lionel Richie in the nation’s capital as he is awarded the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song during an all-star tribute concert. The lineup includes performances by previous Gershwin Prize honoree Gloria Estefan, Boyz II Men, Luke Bryan, Andra Day, Chris Stapleton, Miguel, Yolanda Adams and a special performance by honoree Lionel Richie. Actor and comedian Anthony Anderson will host the event. PBS stations will broadcast the concert (check local listings) and on PBS.org and the PBS Video App as part of the co-produced Emmy Award-winning music series. It will also be broadcast to U.S. Department of Defense locations around the world via the American Forces Network. A songwriting superstar of the first order and 2022 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominee, Richie is known for his mega-hits such as “Endless Love,” “Lady,” “Truly,” “All Night Long,” “Penny Lover,” “Stuck on You,” “Hello,” “Say You, Say Me” and “Dancing on the Ceiling.” He also co-wrote one of the most important pop songs in history, “We Are the World,” for USA for Africa. His song catalog also includes his early work with The Commodores, where he developed a groundbreaking style that defied genre categories, penning smashes such as “Three Times a Lady,” “Still,” and “Easy.” Richie achieved the incredible distinction of writing No. 1 songs for 11 consecutive years. Beyond his own impressive music career, Richie has mentored young artists as a judge on ABC’s “American Idol” for the past four seasons and is back for the fifth season. Richie’s songs are part of the fabric of pop music and American culture. The Tuskegee, Alabama, native has sold more than 125 million albums worldwide. He has won an Oscar, a Golden Globe, four Grammy Awards, the distinction of MusicCares Person of the Year in 2016, and was a Kennedy Center Honoree in 2017.
Art & Music
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May 17, 2022
2022-05-17
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$
FREE
Art and Health: Art and the Brain
Art and Health: Art and the Brain
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Nasher Sculpture Center
This series presents the stories of artists who creatively respond to mental and physical health issues through their artwork. By creating dialogue between experts in the discipline of art and those in the field of medicine and health, these programs offer the opportunity to better understand the mind, the body, and the resilience of people facing incredible challenges. What is the role of art in addressing how a person manages illness? This program explores how the brain learns, how we create memories, and how creativity contributes to healing.
Art & Music
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May 18, 2022
2022-05-18
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On-Demand
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$
FREE
Lunch Break Science: Alexandra Kralick
Lunch Break Science: Alexandra Kralick
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The Leakey Foundation
Meet Leakey Foundation grantee Alexandra Kralick and learn about orangutan secondary sexual characteristic development. Kralick is interested in sex differences in growth and development of the skeleton in great apes and humans. A running theme in her work is busting the idea of a sex binary. She is PhD Candidate at University of Pennsylvania and NSF GRFP Fellow and earned a B.S. in Biological Anthropology from George Washington University, where she studied gorilla dental development and wrist bone shape.
Science & Nature
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May 18, 2022
2022-05-18
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On-Demand
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$
FREE
Design for All: Designing Womxn
Design for All: Designing Womxn
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Museum of Design Atlanta
On July 20, 2021 MODA held a virtual discussion in which we spoke to five designers who are changing the paradigm by designing for womxn through their work on luxury sex toys for women, menstrual cups, and the pelvic exam experience. Make do and mend: that’s the philosophy that most designers grew up with before realizing that they didn't actually have to settle for the status quo. Products designed for women’s wellness, such as the speculum, have remained unchanged for hundreds of years. The lack of female oversight and innovation with these products has gone far too long. What happens when we optimize instead of making do? Industry trailblazers are reimagining women’s products, bringing industrial design and lived experience to entrepreneurship, successfully reframing experiences all-too-often designed without regard for the user’s comfort. Products designed and made by women keep the female body in mind, giving women not only a seat at the table, but the opportunity to create lasting industry change.
Architecture & Design
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May 18, 2022
2022-05-18
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FREE
TNR Live: Democracy in Peril
TNR Live: Democracy in Peril
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The New Republic
Join The New Republic for a livestream of TNR Live: Democracy in Peril. Can liberal democracy survive? The evening's conversation will be moderated by TNR editor, Michael Tomasky. Featuring: Ruth Ben-Ghiat, historian, author; David Rieff, journalist, author; and Barbara Walter, professor, author.
Culture & Politics
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May 18, 2022
2022-05-18
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FREE
Conversations with Holocaust Survivors: First Person Series - Allan Firestone
Conversations with Holocaust Survivors: First Person Series - Allan Firestone
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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
In one day in January 1942, Allan Firestone’s father was taken by Nazis and Ukrainian auxiliaries, then his mother, his sister, and her husband, all presumably murdered in a nearby forest. Allan was left with three surviving sisters. He was eight years old. Nazi Germany occupied Allan’s hometown of Kołomyja, in present-day Ukraine, in summer 1941. Jews were forced into a ghetto and two more of his sisters were taken and never seen again. With the help of a family friend, Allan and his last surviving sister evaded the roundups and hid in an attic and a wardrobe before being liberated by the Soviet Army. After the war, Allan attended school in Poland but, fearing antisemitic attacks, he, his sister, and her new husband fled, eventually settling in the US. There, Allan would learn for the first time what it meant to be Jewish and also feel safe in a classroom. Join us to learn about Allan's traumatic losses and miraculous survival.
Culture & Politics
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May 18, 2022
2022-05-18
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FREE
Paris: 500 Years of Art and Architecture
Paris: 500 Years of Art and Architecture
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92nd Street Y
Join architectural historian Francis Morrone for this deep dive into Paris, with a look at the city’s art and architecture from the Middle Ages to the 21st century. Explore the painting (from Jean Fouquet to Picasso and beyond) and sculpture, public art (fountains, statuary, architectural sculpture) and buildings (from Notre Dame to the Pompidou Center), and urban planning that has made the city the most important artistic center of the Western world over the last 500 years. Discover the context in which the arts were shaped including the influences from the monarchy, social and political upheavals, the church, and economic conditions. Finally, travel to the suburbs including Saint-Denis, Versailles, and others. This dazzlingly illustrated series will be invaluable for travelers to Paris, as well as to anyone interested in the history of Western art and architecture. Class will take place on Wednesdays, May 18, 25, June 1, 8, and 15 from 3-4 pm ET. Sessions will take place live online with an opportunity to interact with the instructor and be recorded for later viewing by patrons.
Architecture & Design
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May 18, 2022
2022-05-18
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185
David Gergen: How Great Leaders are Made
David Gergen: How Great Leaders are Made
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Commonwealth Club
As trust in the U.S. government continues to plummet and faith in elected officials wears thinner, former White House advisor David Gergen raises the question: What does great leadership look like? To him, leadership starts within, and armed with innumerable examples of path makers past and present, he believes that this inner journey leads to an outward one that can change the world. David Gergen is a former advisor to four U.S. presidents (both Democrat and Republican), CNN analyst and founder of the Harvard University’s Center for Public Leadership. He has advised U.S. leaders on national issues for administrations of both parties, serves on the board of more than a dozen nonprofit organizations, and has been awarded 27 honorary degrees. In his latest book, Hearts Touched With Fire, Gergen explores time-tested leadership principles, with case studies ranging from Ruth Bader Ginsburg, to Winston Churchill, Greta Thunberg, Harvey Milk, John McCain and the Black Lives Matter movement. Drawing from half a century in public leadership and decades of mentoring young people, Gergen explores how great leaders have first achieved self-mastery, and then moved on to inspire, lead and change entire generations. Join us as Gergen explores what makes truly world-changing leadership, and gives insight for generations to come of future leaders.
Culture & Politics
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May 18, 2022
2022-05-18
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20
Continue the Conversation: Jenna Gribbon's "What Am I Doing Here? I Should Ask You the Same"
Continue the Conversation: Jenna Gribbon's "What Am I Doing Here? I Should Ask You the Same"
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The Frick Collection
Join fellow art enthusiasts online in a participatory conversation focused on a single masterpiece. Frick educators lead these thoughtful and sustained dialogues in real time. Space is limited and active participation is strongly encouraged. Live captioning is provided and this program is not recorded; videos of other past programs are available on the Frick's YouTube channel. Instructions for joining through Zoom will be provided in an email to registered participants 24 hours in advance. A reminder email with a link to a high-resolution image of the work of art will be sent one hour before the program begins. Participants may also call in over the phone while viewing the work of art separately online. Participants admitted from the waitlist may receive information closer to the program start time, depending on cancellations.
Art & Music
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May 18, 2022
2022-05-18
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AfroApocalypse: Signs of the Times and the Hope and Horror of Black Futures
AfroApocalypse: Signs of the Times and the Hope and Horror of Black Futures
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Barnes Foundation
A global pandemic, environmental crises, racial violence, and threats of nuclear war are all signs of very uncertain times. Images and narratives of the apocalypse dominate the visual and media landscape. Afrofuturism can be a tool of social change used to decode and demystify the cultural myths and systemic frameworks that give rise to our everyday reality. How are today’s current events and humanity’s dreams for tomorrow seen through the lens of Afrofuturism and the Black aesthetic? Learn about artists, storytellers, and visionaries creating at the intersection of Afrofuturism and Apocalypse and the hope and horrors that inform their POV on reality, their speculative worldbuilding, and their wildest dreams for whatever comes next. This course takes place at the Barnes, in the Comcast NBCUniversal Auditorium, but is also available for online enrollment. All students, whether on-site or remote, will have the opportunity to participate in class discussions.
Art & Music
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May 18, 2022
2022-05-18
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220
Lunch Break Science: Christopher Schmitt
Lunch Break Science: Christopher Schmitt
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The Leakey Foundation
Gather with Leakey Foundation grantee Christopher Schmitt and learn about the development and life histories of primates, especially vervet monkeys.
Science & Nature
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May 19, 2022
2022-05-19
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On-Demand
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FREE
Open Yoga with Raheim White
Open Yoga with Raheim White
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University of Chicago Arts
Raheim’s class will be an amazing opportunity to learn some yoga basics, pranayama (breathing exercises) and meditation focusing on and maintaining an active, holistic practice. Join them for some yoga, connection, and fun! This class is suited for all levels.
Health & Wellness
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May 19, 2022
2022-05-19
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5
The Women Who Saved the English Countryside
The Women Who Saved the English Countryside
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V&A Museum
In ‘The Women Who Saved the English Countryside’, Northumbria University professor Matthew Kelly traces the history of landscape preservation through the lives of four remarkable women: Beatrix Potter, Octavia Hill, Pauline Dower, and Sylvia Sayer. Join him for a discussion of the challenges they faced as they protected the English landscape at a crucial period.
Culture & Politics
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May 19, 2022
2022-05-19
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6
Discover Merlin Bird ID
Discover Merlin Bird ID
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Cornell University
Merlin Bird ID is a free app from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology that helps you identify the birds you see and hear around the world. This feature-rich bird identification app provides photo ID, sound ID, customized bird lists based on location, and more. In this one-hour webcast, Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Grant Van Horn, Jessie Berry, and Drew Weber describe how they used the power of citizen scientists, artificial intelligence, and machine learning to create the most advanced bird identification app available.
Science & Nature
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May 19, 2022
2022-05-19
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FREE
Translating Myself and Others: Jhumpa Lahiri with Jenny McPhee
Translating Myself and Others: Jhumpa Lahiri with Jenny McPhee
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NYU School of Professional Studies
Translating Myself and Others is a collection of candid and disarmingly personal essays by Pulitzer Prize–winning author Jhumpa Lahiri, who reflects on her emerging identity as a translator as well as a writer in two languages. With subtlety and emotional immediacy, Lahiri draws on Ovid’s myth of Echo and Narcissus to explore the distinction between writing and translating, and provides a close reading of passages from Aristotle’s Poetics to talk more broadly about writing, desire, and freedom. She traces the theme of translation in Antonio Gramsci’s Prison Notebooks and takes up the question of Italo Calvino’s popularity as a translated author. Lahiri considers the unique challenge of translating her own work from Italian to English, the question “Why Italian?,” and the singular pleasures of translating contemporary and ancient writers. Featuring essays originally written in Italian and published in English for the first time, as well as essays written in English, Translating Myself and Others brings together Lahiri’s most lyrical and eloquently observed meditations on the translator’s art as a sublime act of both linguistic and personal metamorphosis.
Reading & Writing
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May 19, 2022
2022-05-19
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FREE
The Overseas Freeway: Maritime Workers and Fugitives in the Struggle against Slavery
The Overseas Freeway: Maritime Workers and Fugitives in the Struggle against Slavery
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New Bedford Whaling Museum
Join Marcus Rediker, professor of Atlantic History at the University of Pittsburgh and Guest Curator at the Tate Britain Museum, as he discusses the New Bedford Whaling Museum’s exhibition, Sailing to Freedom: Maritime Dimensions of the Underground Railroad. Self-emancipation along the Underground Railroad was not entirely by overland routes. What has been largely overlooked by historians is that a great number of enslaved persons made their way to freedom using coastal water routes along the Atlantic seaboard. Slave labor across a variety of maritime industries was common, giving enslaved African Americans the means necessary to escape by sea aboard merchant and passenger ships, or using smaller watercraft. Seaborne escapes were faster, safer, and more efficient than attempting to run away on foot. Join us to discuss this groundbreaking exhibition that expands our understanding of how freedom was achieved by sea, and what the journey looked like for many African Americans.
Culture & Politics
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May 19, 2022
2022-05-19
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Live
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FREE
Jewish Italian Cooking with Benedetta Jasmine Guetta
Jewish Italian Cooking with Benedetta Jasmine Guetta
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92nd Street Y
From Roman deep-fried artichokes (carciofi alla giudia) to Venetian sarde in saor (sweet-and-sour sardines), Apulian orecchiette pasta, and Sicilian caponata, some of Italy’s best-known dishes are Jewish in origin. Author of Cooking alla Giudia: A Celebration of the Jewish Food of Italy, Benedetta Jasmine Guetta, will lead this cooking class, sharing delicious kosher recipes that tell the combined history of Jewish and Italian foods. Discover how to integrate the recipes into your everyday meals and holiday traditions as well. This is a perfect class for those who are intimidated by preparing or hosting Shabbat dinners or those looking to bring a new taste to their table. Thanks to our co-presenters, Kitchen Arts & Letters bookstore, we’re able to offer class registration and Cooking alla Giudia: A Celebration of the Jewish Food of Italy together for $55. Please note: books can only be shipped domestically. If your shipping address is different than your billing address, email us. Recipe and class access information will be provided with registration. This program will take place live with an opportunity to interact with the instructor and be recorded and available for later viewing by those who register.
Food & Drink
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May 19, 2022
2022-05-19
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Live
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55
The Progress Report: The State of Latino Community
The Progress Report: The State of Latino Community
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The Atlantic
Latinos have fought against labels and misrepresentations, unequal educational and economic opportunities, widening wealth and education gaps, and more for centuries. But the coronavirus pandemic, the social-justice movement, and other factors such as the growing trend toward diversity and inclusivity have had a significant impact on the community’s economics, education, and even identity. So where do we go from here? Building off of The Atlantic’s legacy of explicating and illuminating American ideals, we’re producing a series of conversations that will unpack the state of progress among Latinos in America. We’ll convene economists, scholars, policy makers, and activists to outline how we can harness this community’s power to enact sustainable changes that will yield long-term success.
Culture & Politics
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May 20, 2022
2022-05-20
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On-Demand
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$
FREE
Artist Chat with Kayla Bauer: "I Left My Heart..."
Artist Chat with Kayla Bauer: "I Left My Heart..."
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University of Wisconsin
Join artist Kayla Bauer in the Garfield Galleries from University of Wisconsin's Chazen Museum for an informal artist discussion of her exhibition, 'I Left My Heart...'. This live event will also be available online. Feel free to bring questions, comments and your own memories of San Francisco. About the Exhibition: I Left My Heart… is a love letter to San Francisco. In the exhibition, the relationship unfolds through dozens of photographs and collected objects.
Art & Music
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May 20, 2022
2022-05-20
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FREE
Talk and Draw: The Beach at Trouville by Monet.
Talk and Draw: The Beach at Trouville by Monet.
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The National Gallery
To mark Creativity and Wellbeing Week, and its theme of ‘Get Creative, Get Outdoors’, Gallery Educators Katy Tarbard and Marc Woodhead explore one of our collection highlights 'The Beach at Trouville' by Monet. First, listen to a brief talk, then respond by making your own work in this short, artist-led drawing session. Please have to hand a sharp pencil, paper and a rubber. The session will take place online and will last about 1 hour. Sometimes we might suggest using different drawing or craft materials so, if you are able to, please keep a pencil case of different colours, a ruler and a pair of scissors nearby, as well as anything else you might like to experiment with.
Art & Music
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May 20, 2022
2022-05-20
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FREE
Meditation and Mindfulness
Meditation and Mindfulness
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Smithsonian Institution
Meditation helps us build a relationship to a place of inner quietude. To contribute to a sense of calm in this uncertain time, we are offering free 30-minute online meditations three times each week led by DC-based meditation teachers. These free sessions are appropriate for all levels of practitioners and include a variety of mindfulness practices. All are welcome! No previous experience is required. Meet our meditation teachers: Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender
Health & Wellness
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May 20, 2022
2022-05-20
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FREE
Ask the Expert: Honeybees
Ask the Expert: Honeybees
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WGBH Boston
Did you know that George Washington was a fan of the honeybee? Travel back to the 18th century with our expert Dr. Christopher White as we dive into the history of liquid gold (better known as honey). We’ll also talk about how to protect honeybees, who face myriad threats today. Bring all of your questions! Dr. Christopher White leads multidisciplinary teams focused on sustainability, climate change impact, enterprise risk management and community resilience. He currently serves as a member of the United Nations Environment Program. In his spare time, Dr. White is a beekeeper with an apiary along the banks of the Potomac River in Maryland. Along with his wife and three children, Dr. White founded an artisanal honey company, Bee America, in 2011. From its earliest beginnings, Bee America has been committed to sweetening its customers’ lives with the goodness of pure American honey. The company is passionate about preserving the future of honey bees and their place in our world.Now BUZZ right along and register for this virtual event!
Science & Nature
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May 20, 2022
2022-05-20
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FREE
The Art of Looking Okiie Hashimoto, Fishing Boats in the Morning
The Art of Looking Okiie Hashimoto, Fishing Boats in the Morning
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National Gallery of Art
In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Okiie Hashimoto's Fishing Boats in the Morning is the inspiration for this interactive conversation. Join us and share your observations, interpretations, questions, and ideas, and build on your own first impressions to broaden your understanding of this work of art. This session lasts one hour and is completely interactive. National Gallery educators will facilitate the conversation to create an environment for shared learning. These conversations will encourage you to engage deeply with art, with others, and with the world around you as you hone skills in visual literacy and perspective-taking. This program is free and open to the public and is designed for anyone interested in talking about art. No art or art history background is required. Ages 18 and over. Due to the interactive nature of this program, sessions are not recorded.
Art & Music
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May 20, 2022
2022-05-20
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Design = Change with Terrence Lester
Design = Change with Terrence Lester
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Museum of Design Atlanta
On Thursday, December 16th, MODA joined Terence Lester for a virtual conversation about his initiative Love Beyond Walls. Terence formalized the concept for the organization incorporating it as a nonprofit and living as a homeless person in the heart of the City of Atlanta. Love Beyond Walls has focused on raising awareness of the realities and needs of those experiencing lack and vulnerability and using that vehicle as a way of mobilizing people to take part in those stories.
Architecture & Design
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May 21, 2022
2022-05-21
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On-Demand
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FREE
Night School: City Nature
Night School: City Nature
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California Academy of Sciences
Learn about how humans and nature converge in the Bay Area. More details coming soon!
Science & Nature
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May 21, 2022
2022-05-21
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On-Demand
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FREE
Vegetable Gardening Workshop: Seed Starting Primer
Vegetable Gardening Workshop: Seed Starting Primer
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New York Botanical Garden
Seed starting is a fun way to expand your garden's potential. This class covers the basics, including choosing what seeds to start and the proper location, lighting, containers, watering techniques, and soil mixes to ensure your success. Receive a packet of seeds to grow at home.
Science & Nature
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May 21, 2022
2022-05-21
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Live
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59
Virtual Saturday Sampler Tour | Greek Mythology in Daily Life
Virtual Saturday Sampler Tour | Greek Mythology in Daily Life
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The University of Michigan
Have you ever wondered how the ancient Greeks and Romans incorporated their gods and mythological creatures into their daily lives? If you’ve read and enjoyed such books as "Circe" by Madeline Miller, "Mythos" or "Heroes" by Stephen Fry, the Percy Jackson books by Rick Riordan, or have listened to podcasts like “Greeking Out,” this is the tour for you! We’ll look at artifacts such as coins, vases, statues, and funerary equipment to find out how myths were incorporated into daily life in ancient Greece and Rome. The Kelsey Museum's Virtual Saturday Sampler tours are a great way to explore the ancient world from the comfort of your home.
Art & Music
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May 21, 2022
2022-05-21
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Live
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FREE
Virtual Ocean Talk: Captain Cook-Man or Myth?
Virtual Ocean Talk: Captain Cook-Man or Myth?
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The Australian National Maritime Museum copy
Join Professor John Maynard and Peter FitzSimons for a pre-recorded live discussion from Apri, 2020, about the legend of Captain Cook. This is part of the Maritime Museum's virtual ocean talk series.
Culture & Politics
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May 22, 2022
2022-05-22
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On-Demand
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Big Night at the Museum
Big Night at the Museum
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Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
There has never been a night like BIG NIGHT (At the Museum). Troubled times often bring out the best in us all, and these times have called for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to remove some of its most treasured instruments from their cases, and place them in the hands of modern masters for an unprecedented night of music. In this on-demand opportunity, you can enjoy the live broadcast from the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville where some of country's greatest current stars were able to play on the Museum's historic instruments, for one night only.
Art & Music
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May 22, 2022
2022-05-22
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NightSchool: Living Worlds
NightSchool: Living Worlds
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California Academy of Sciences
Who among us hasn’t gazed up at the stars and wondered what other life might exist in the vast expanse of the universe? The Academy’s new, award-winning planetarium film Living Worlds transports viewers across space and time in the search for life in our Solar System and beyond, and unearths a deeper understanding of life on our one-of-a-kind home planet. Get a behind-the-scenes look at how the Academy’s Morrison Planetarium and Visualization Studio team brought the film concept to life, from animating prehistoric dragonflies and distant exoplanets, to bringing a dynamic soundscape and cutting edge future spacecraft technologies to life. Producer Cheryl Vanderbilt is joined by design, visual effects and production supervisor Jeroen Lapré, plus sound designer Christopher Hedge for an out-of-this-world conversation about the making of Living Worlds.
Science & Nature
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May 22, 2022
2022-05-22
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Bright Ideas: Spark New Writing, with Maw Shein Win
Bright Ideas: Spark New Writing, with Maw Shein Win
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San Francisco Writers' Grotto
In this one-day workshop through The Writers Grotto, we will explore innovative ways to spark new writing. We will use a variety of different media as we search for access to unique ways to enter the creative flow. By the end of this class, participants will have played with language, explored new writing techniques, and have new resources and practices to keep them moving forward in their writing life. This lively generative class is excellent for new and experienced writers.
Reading & Writing
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May 22, 2022
2022-05-22
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90
Reel Pieces Remote: Masterpieces of the 1970s
Reel Pieces Remote: Masterpieces of the 1970s
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92nd Street Y
Classic Films with Annette Insdorf will resume on May 22 with a 5-week series devoted to Masterpieces of the 1970s. Through screenings, lectures and discussions, this 14th season of Reel Pieces Remote will focus on highlights of the “New Hollywood” as well as foreign gems. Members will receive her pre-recorded introduction prior to the live Sunday evening class, which takes place at 8 pm ET. The films for this series include: Day for Night; Badlands; One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest; Seven Beauties; and Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Sessions will take place on Sunday, May 22, June 5, 12, 19, and 26 from 8-9 pm ET. Classes will take place live with an opportunity to interact with the instructor and be recorded and made available for later viewing.
Film & Photography
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May 22, 2022
2022-05-22
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Live
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$
150
How to Write a New Yorker Cartoon Caption
How to Write a New Yorker Cartoon Caption
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Have you marveled at how New Yorker cartoon captions are so clever and so...just perfect? Have you ever tried your hand at the weekly cartoon caption contest? Take a quick tutorial from two actors that will spark some creative energy to try again! Ellie Kemper and Daniel Radcliffe, stars of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. the Reverend,” team up for The New Yorker’s Cartoon Caption Contest.
Reading & Writing
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May 23, 2022
2022-05-23
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On-Demand
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FREE
Writing on the Wall
Writing on the Wall
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Getty
Writing on walls has existed in many forms since ancient times, with examples of graffiti dating back to ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome. Whether as vandalism or high art, a form of communication, devotion, or advertising, humans have always wanted to leave their mark on the infrastructure. Join two of Los Angeles’s most influential street artists, Defer and Prime, and Iraqi artist Osama Sadiq as they demonstrate their practice and talk with rare books curator David Brafman about the interplay of words and images, a tradition that began thousands of years ago. Complements the exhibition Mesopotamia: Civilization Begins. David Brafman has been the rare books curator at the Getty Research Institute since 2002. His interest and admiration for graffiti, sparked during his Brooklyn-based childhood, is evidenced in his work with projects such as LA Liber Amicorum, recently published as the L.A. Graffiti Black Book, and exhibitions such as Scratch (2014) which he curated at the El Segundo Museum of Art. Prior to arriving on the West Coast, Brafman earned his PhD in classics and Arabic from Duke University, was an adjunct professor in the NYU Classics Department, and resident-expert at H.P. Kraus, Rare Books and Manuscripts, one of the world's leading dealers in rare books and manuscripts from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment.
Art & Music
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May 23, 2022
2022-05-23
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Calling BS: The Art of Skepticism in a Data Driven World
Calling BS: The Art of Skepticism in a Data Driven World
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Pacific Science Center
Misinformation, disinformation, and fake news abound and it’s increasingly difficult to know what’s true. Our media environment has become hyperpartisan. Science is conducted by press release. We are fairly well equipped to spot the sort of old-school misinformation that is based in fancy rhetoric and weasel words, but most of us don’t feel qualified to challenge the avalanche of new-school BS presented in the language of math, science, or statistics. Join UW’s Carl Bergstrom, Professor of Biology, and Jevin West, Associate Professor at the Information School and Director of the Center for an Informed Public, as they give us a set of tools to cut through the most intimidating data.
Science & Nature
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May 23, 2022
2022-05-23
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NightSchool: Fungi Underground
NightSchool: Fungi Underground
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California Academy of Sciences
eneath the soil is a vast underground network of mycorrhizal fungi that’s unseen by humans, but crucial to thriving forests. From nutrient exchanges and complex warning systems, learn more about the fascinating relationship between trees and the fungi that support them. All NightLife virtual programming is intended for audiences 21+.
Science & Nature
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May 23, 2022
2022-05-23
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On-Demand
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$
FREE
Climate & Change: Landscapes of the Future with Daan Roosegaarde
Climate & Change: Landscapes of the Future with Daan Roosegaarde
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Museum of Design Atlanta
What are the landscapes of the future? How do we design a future with clean air, clean water, clean energy, and clean space? Join this talk by speculative architect and artist Daan Roosegaarde, founder of Studio Roosegaarde, a team of designers and engineers that create projects at the intersection of art and technology such as WATERLICHT (a virtual flood showing the power of water), SMOG FREE PROJECT (the world's first largest outdoor air purifier which turns smog into jewellery), SMART HIGHWAY (roads that charge throughout the day and glow at night), SPACE WASTE LAB (visualising and upcycling space waste), and VAN GOGH BIKE PATH (a light-emitting bicycle path which glows at night and was inspired by Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night).
Architecture & Design
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May 23, 2022
2022-05-23
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On-Demand
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FREE
YSL Lexicon
YSL Lexicon
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V&A Museum
To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Yves Saint Laurent's first catwalk presentation, and the publication of their new book, two authorities on YSL, Martina Mondadori and Stephan Janson, will be in conversation about the designer's life, inspirations, iconic fashions and creative legacy. In association with Rizzoli.
Architecture & Design
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May 23, 2022
2022-05-23
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Live
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6
Live from Prairie Lights: Ada Limón in Conversation with Jennifer L. Knox
Live from Prairie Lights: Ada Limón in Conversation with Jennifer L. Knox
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Prairie Lights Books
Please join us for a reading and conversation with Ada Limón to celebrate the release of her new book of poems THE HURTING KIND. Limón will be joined in conversation with Jennifer L. Knox. Ada Limón is the author of The Hurting Kind, as well as five other collections of poems. These include, most recently, The Carrying, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award and was named a finalist for the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award, and Bright Dead Things, which was named a finalist for the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Kingsley Tufts Award. Jennifer L. Knox's most recent book of poems is Crushing It (Copper Canyon Press, 2020). Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, American Poetry Review, Granta, and Poetry, and five times in The Best American Poetry series. She is currently at work on MYCYOWA, a traveling public art installation supported by the Iowa Arts Council and the NEA. She lives in central Iowa and is the proprietor of Saltlickers, a small spice blend company.
Reading & Writing
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May 23, 2022
2022-05-23
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FREE
Birds of the World: Amazing Migrations
Birds of the World: Amazing Migrations
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Cornell University
Join Cornell's famed Bird Lab and discover which birds have the longest, highest, fastest, and farthest flights, among other fascinating migration facts during this webinar. We’ll take a tour of the Earth’s most remarkable migratory birds and demonstrate how to use Birds of the World, an online database including over 10,700 species accounts. See stunning photos and learn something new! This event is part of our virtual Migration Celebration. Visit the Migration Celebration webpage for the full schedule of events, migration resources, and family-friendly activities.
Science & Nature
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May 24, 2022
2022-05-24
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On-Demand
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$
FREE
Virtual Curator Tour: Goya
Virtual Curator Tour: Goya
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National Gallery of Victoria
Join our Virtual Curator Tour of Goya: Drawings from the Prado Museum. NGV Senior Curator Cathy Leahy and Assistant Curator Jessica Cole guide you through a 30-minute tour of over 160 works on paper by Francisco Goya, one of the first truly modern artists.
Art & Music
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May 24, 2022
2022-05-24
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Representation and Community: A Black Birders Week Conversation
Representation and Community: A Black Birders Week Conversation
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Smithsonian Institution
What does it mean to be part of a scientific community when the community doesn’t always look like you? What is possible when scientists are connected to the people they are meant to serve? Black Birders Week launched in 2020 to address these questions and celebrate birding as a lifelong journey that is enjoyed by Black cultures across the diaspora. As part of this year’s Black Birders Week programming, join us for a conversation on increasing representation in scientific research, scientific naming, and access to information to better connect people to the science and collections that affect them. Carla Easter, the Broh-Kahn Weil Director of Education at the National Museum of Natural History, will moderate the conversation featuring herpetologist and co-founder of Black Birders Week Chelsea Connor, and biologist and postdoctoral research associate at Texas A&M University Lynette Strickland. Dara Wilson, Director of Education at ReThink Energy Florida and a Black Birders Week Advisory Group member, will open. This program is offered in collaboration with the National Museum of Natural History, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, and the Smithsonian National Zoo as part of a series of events for Black Birders Week 2022. Stay tuned for more info on where to find out how to get involved.
Science & Nature
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May 24, 2022
2022-05-24
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FREE
What the U.S. Can Learn From the Canadian Health Care System--Or Not
What the U.S. Can Learn From the Canadian Health Care System--Or Not
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Columbia University
Canada and the US share many characteristics, but differ markedly in their healthcare systems. Especially as the US healthcare system continues to face pressures and change, vital questions emerge of what the US might learn from its northern neighbor. Please join us for this interesting and provocative panel discussion, featuring bioethicists from both countries.
Health & Wellness
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May 24, 2022
2022-05-24
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FREE
National Security and Press Freedom
National Security and Press Freedom
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Chicago Humanities Festival
A central question of democracy is how to balance a government’s need to conduct national security operations in secret with the public’s right to know what their government is doing. The answer—debated to this day—is both a complex policy judgment and an equally complex judgment about the meaning of the First Amendment rights to freedom of speech and the press. Legal scholar Geoffrey Stone (coauthor of National Security, Leaks, and Freedom of the Press) convenes a panel with former director of the CIA John Brennan and Washington Post national security reporter Ellen Nakashima (two of the book’s contributors) to discuss secrecy, disclosure, security, and the First Amendment. This program is the first panel in our new series Deep Dive: Speech, curated by Geoffrey Stone. This 3-part series curated and hosted by legal scholar Geoffrey Stone (Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor of Law, University of Chicago) will consider a variety of perspectives on free speech in the 21st century. We'll explore some of the forces driving wide-ranging debates around First Amendment rights in our moment, including freedom of the press and national security, the role of social media platforms and internet companies, and hate speech.
Culture & Politics
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May 25, 2022
2022-05-25
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Walter Isaacson on Jennifer Doudna
Walter Isaacson on Jennifer Doudna
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Chicago Humanities Festival
Walter Isaacson—the acclaimed biographer of Steve Jobs, Leonardo da Vinci, Albert Einstein, and Benjamin Franklin—turns his pen to another transformative figure: Jennifer Doudna, the Nobel Prize-winning creator of the gene editing technology CRISPR. Code Breaker explores the medical miracles Doudna’s scientific discoveries have made possible and the moral questions they pose. Isaacson is joined at CHF by WBEZ’s Chief Content Officer Steve Edwards to discuss Doudna’s inspiring career, gene editing, and how new inventions affect the future of humanity.
Science & Nature
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May 25, 2022
2022-05-25
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What Are You Smoking? Demystifying Cannabis Regulation and Testing
What Are You Smoking? Demystifying Cannabis Regulation and Testing
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Pacific Science Center
One industry deemed essential during the COVID-19 pandemic are cannabis retailers. Research shows that over 15% of adults in Washington state consume cannabis and cannabis consumers now outnumber nicotine consumers. However, keeping up with this dynamic industry can be daunting as regulations and requirements continue to change. Hear from Nick Mosely, Chief Executive Officer and Dr. Tania Sasaki, Chief Science Officer of Confidence Analytics, an accredited cannabis testing laboratory in Washington State, as they discuss the historical and current regulatory landscape of cannabis legalization. Laboratory testing will also be explained, including state requirements, how testing is performed, how to interpret test results, and what customers should consider when purchasing cannabis products.
Science & Nature
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May 25, 2022
2022-05-25
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On-Demand
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FREE
Book Talk: The Architecture of Health
Book Talk: The Architecture of Health
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Smithsonian Institution
What is architecture’s impact on the physical and social wellness of society? Why are our buildings making us sicker? MASS Design Group explores these questions and more in its latest book, The Architecture of Health: Hospital Design and the Construction of Dignity (Nov. 2021), published by Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum (Artbook DAP, distributors). The book examines how our built world was shaped by disease and reveals how historical examples can offer us caution and inspiration. Join us for a virtual book talk with author Michael Murphy, Founding Principal and Executive Director of MASS Design Group, in conversation with Michael Kimmelman, architecture critic for the New York Times. Join the Smithsonian's Cooper Hewitt Museum and others for this timely talk.
Health & Wellness
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May 25, 2022
2022-05-25
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On-Demand
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$
FREE
The Strong Black Woman: How a Myth Endangers the Physical and Mental Health of Black Women
The Strong Black Woman: How a Myth Endangers the Physical and Mental Health of Black Women
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Yale University
In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, join Being Well, DiversAbility at Yale Subcommittee on Mental Health, Office for Women in Medicine and Science, Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Yale School of Medicine, Women Faculty Forum, Working Women’s Network, WorkLife and Childcare, and Yale African American Affinity Group for a conversation with Marita Golden, author of The Strong Black Woman: How a Myth Endangers the Physical and Mental Health of Black Women. Marita Golden will read from her new book and discuss the complex legacy of the strong Black woman complex in the lives of Black women. The dark side of strength and resilience, the stigma attached to seeking mental health care, and the health crisis Black women face, are topics examined in this ground-breaking book, which will provide subjects for a dialogue with attendees. Registrants will have a chance to win a free copy of the book!
Health & Wellness
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May 25, 2022
2022-05-25
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FREE
Sustainable Fashion for a Greener World
Sustainable Fashion for a Greener World
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Royal Ontario Museum
Fashion insider Sarah Jay’s true passion lies where style and climate change intersect, and her advocacy for fashion sustainability has been featured in some of the world’s most popular and prestigious fashion magazines and news outlets. ROM’s Alexandra Palmer hosts the fashion insider for an engaging, timely exploration of her efforts to encourage both industry and consumers to shift lifestyle behaviours to better effect change to live and look better, and to protect the future of our planet Earth.
Culture & Politics
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May 25, 2022
2022-05-25
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FREE
Making Fire Cider
Making Fire Cider
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New York Botanical Garden
Fire cider—a spicy herbal tonic—has been known for centuries as a powerful immunity booster. Its benefits have been said to improve blood circulation, prevent and treat colds, aid digestion, and more. Tap into ancient healing methods with Dee Davis, co-founder of Noble Alkhemy as she discusses the importance of programming your food to work for you and how to use natural and holistic techniques to support your body, mind, and spirit. She'll explain what "kitchen alkhemy" is and demonstrate how to create this healing concoction using household ingredients such as ginger, garlic, lemons, peppers, and cinnamon. Gain tips on how to incorporate fire cider into your diet - whether its consumed as a beverage or added your salad dressings or soups!
Food & Drink
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May 25, 2022
2022-05-25
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Live
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$
49
Build a Real App with Sarah Lawrence: Meal Planner
Build a Real App with Sarah Lawrence: Meal Planner
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Museum of Design Atlanta
Are you looking to get into design, but aren’t sure where to start? Plug into these design courses and learn what free and open-source tools are available to get started designing. Classes are stand-alone and focus on one design medium at a time. Do you know how to use Google Sheets or Excel? Okay, well, you already know the hard part when it comes to building an app! Want to plan out your weekly meals and generate a shopping list for yourself to take to the grocery store? Well, we'll build a very simple app for that! We'll start with some sample recipe information, but you'll learn how to enter in new recipes and customize your meal planner app exactly how you'd like to build it. The best part? These apps work on any smartphone! You'll be able to launch at the end of class and start sharing your brand new app with the world.
Architecture & Design
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May 25, 2022
2022-05-25
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40
Black Smoke: African Americans and the United States of Barbecue
Black Smoke: African Americans and the United States of Barbecue
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92nd Street Y
Across America, the pure love and popularity of barbecue cookery has gone through the roof. Prepared in one regional style or another, in the South and beyond, barbecue is one of the nation’s most distinctive culinary arts. Scholar and chef Adrian Miller uncovers the African American figures who have been long overlooked in today’s barbecue culture. In his newest book, Black Smoke: African Americans and the United States of Barbecue, Miller chronicles how Black barbecuers, pitmasters, and restauranteurs helped develop this cornerstone of American foodways and how they are coming into their own today. Join Miller for a smoke-filled story of Black perseverance, culinary innovation, and entrepreneurship. Learn about the African Americans, though often pushed to the margins, who have enriched the barbecue culture that has come to be embraced by all. Miller celebrates and restores the faces and stories of the men and women who have influenced this iconic American cuisine.
Food & Drink
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May 25, 2022
2022-05-25
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27
NYPL Live: Bugging Out! Celebrate INterSECTs
NYPL Live: Bugging Out! Celebrate INterSECTs
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New York Public Library
Inspired by The New York Public Library’s exhibition INterSECTs, curator and cartoonist Peter Kuper gathers his friends from the insect world to bring the exhibition to life for a special one-night-only presentation. INterSECTS is an homage to the tiny, underappreciated creatures that touch everything people do and on which our very survival depends. The exhibition traces the evolution of insects over 400 million years and narrates their intersection with Homo sapiens right up to the present day.
Reading & Writing
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May 25, 2022
2022-05-25
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Toward Social Justice Martin Luther King III
Toward Social Justice Martin Luther King III
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Dartmouth College
On the evening of May 23, 1962, in Dartmouth Hall, an audience of students and Upper Valley residents rose to their feet to welcome the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The event, a lecture on the state of the American civil rights movement, was the highlight of the year's Great Issues Course, a core academic component for all graduating seniors of the classes of 1947 through 1966. King's words, their meaning, and the passion with which only Dr. King could deliver them profoundly influenced those who attended the evening lecture. This year, on the 60th anniversary of this speech, Dartmouth welcomes Dr. King's son, Martin Luther King III, to honor his father's life and legacy, and to celebrate members of the Dartmouth community who show continued commitment to social justice causes. The keynote speech will be followed by the presentation of the Dartmouth 2022 Social Justice Awards. Participation in this event is also available virtually
Culture & Politics
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May 25, 2022
2022-05-25
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Virtual Book Talk: A Lynching at Port Jervis: Race and Reckoning in the Gilded Age
Virtual Book Talk: A Lynching at Port Jervis: Race and Reckoning in the Gilded Age
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Boston Athenaeum
On June 2, 1892, in the small, idyllic village of Port Jervis, New York, a young Black man named Robert Lewis was lynched by a violent mob. The twenty-eight-year-old victim had been accused of sexually assaulting Lena McMahon, the daughter of one of the town's well-liked Irish American families. The incident was infamous at once, for it was seen as a portent that lynching, a Southern scourge, surging uncontrollably below the Mason-Dixon Line, was about to extend its tendrils northward. What factors prompted such a spasm of racial violence in a relatively prosperous, industrious upstate New York town, attracting the scrutiny of the Black journalist Ida B. Wells, just then beginning her courageous anti-lynching crusade? What meaning did the country assign to it? And what did the incident portend? Today, it’s a terrible truth that the assault on the lives of Black Americans is neither a regional nor a temporary feature, but a national crisis. There are regular reports of a Black person killed by police, and Jim Crow has found new purpose in describing the harsh conditions of life for the formerly incarcerated, as well as in large-scale efforts to make voting inaccessible to Black people and other minority citizens. The “mobocratic spirit” that drove the 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol―a phrase Abraham Lincoln used as early as 1838 to describe vigilantism’s corrosive effect on America―frightfully insinuates that mob violence is a viable means of effecting political change. These issues remain as deserving of our concern now as they did a hundred and thirty years ago, when America turned its gaze to Port Jervis. An alleged crime, a lynching, a misbegotten attempt at an official inquiry, and a past unresolved. In A Lynching at Port Jervis, the acclaimed historian Philip Dray revisits this time and place to consider its significance in our communal history and to show how justice cannot be achieved without an honest reckoning.
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May 25, 2022
2022-05-25
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Transpacific Engagements: Trade, Translation, and Visual Culture of Entangled Empires (1565–1898)
Transpacific Engagements: Trade, Translation, and Visual Culture of Entangled Empires (1565–1898)
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Getty
This event is the third of a three-part series presented by Getty Research Institute in partnership with the Ayala Museum, the University of Edinburgh, and the Kunsthistorische Institut in Florenz—Max-Planck-Institut. Scholars discuss the new book, Transpacific Engagements: Trade, Translation, and Visual Culture of Entangled Empires (1565–1898). The conversation explores global culture and economic exchange on the transpacific routes between Asia and the Americas between the 16th and 19th centuries—an era of competition for global trade networks—and how those interchanges have made a profound impact on contemporary art and culture, especially in the cosmopolitan cities of Manila and Los Angeles along the Pacific Rim.
Art & Music
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May 25, 2022
2022-05-25
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Julia Glass in Conversation With Daniel Mason
Julia Glass in Conversation With Daniel Mason
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Powell's City of Books
When two unexpected visitors arrive in an insular coastal village, they threaten the equilibrium of a community already confronting climate instability, political violence, and domestic upheavals — a cast of unforgettable characters from the rich imagination of the National Book Award–winning author of Three Junes. A decade from now, in the historic town of Vigil Harbor, there is a rash of divorces among the yacht-club set, a marine biologist despairs at the state of the world, a spurned wife is bent on revenge, and the renowned architect Austin Kepner pursues a passion for building homes designed to withstand the escalating fury of relentless storms. Austin’s stepson, Brecht, has dropped out of college in New York and returned home after narrowly escaping one of the terrorist acts that, like hurricanes, have become increasingly common. Then two strangers arrive: a stranded traveler with subversive charms and a widow seeking clues about a past lover with ties to Austin — a woman who may have been more than merely human. These strangers and their hidden motives come together unexpectedly in an incident that endangers lives — including Brecht’s — with dramatic repercussions for the entire town. Vigil Harbor (Pantheon) reveals Julia Glass in all her virtuosity, braiding multiple voices and dazzling strands of plot into a story where mortal longings and fears intersect with immortal mysteries of the deep as well as of the heart. Glass will be joined in conversation by Daniel Mason, author of The Piano Tuner and A Registry of My Passage Upon the Earth.
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May 25, 2022
2022-05-25
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NightSchool: Geology & Society
NightSchool: Geology & Society
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California Academy of Sciences
Explore the vast field of geology and just a few of the ways the ground beneath our feet affects our lives—and vice versa. Hear from researchers studying how human activities impact the Earth’s structure and consider how geologic features are linked to the culture of local communities.
Science & Nature
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May 26, 2022
2022-05-26
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The Way Forward: Theater's Evolution in Moments of Change
The Way Forward: Theater's Evolution in Moments of Change
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Public Theater
A Three-Part Series Presented by 92Y and Town & Country Magazine. Curated by The Public Theater, THE WAY FORWARD is a FREE three-part digital series exploring the Past, Present, and Future of theater during moments of social inflection. The series is moderated by Stellene Volandes, Editor in Chief of Town & Country and Editorial Director of Elle Decor. As we return to gathering and enjoying the magic of live performance, THE WAY FORWARD looks to our history to learn about our future. The first session, Past: We Have Been Here Before, looks back. Session two, Present: Culture and Crisis, looks at the present moment. The final session, Future: Where Do We Go Now? considers the way forward. All three sessions available now on demand.
Culture & Politics
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May 26, 2022
2022-05-26
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Artist Talk: Gabriel Rico
Artist Talk: Gabriel Rico
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Nasher Sculpture Center
Artist Gabriel Rico joined the Chief Curator Jed Morse in April, 2021, for a talk exploring the power of dreams, the meaning of objects, and the language of mathematics. Rico's elegant compositions propose new ways of understanding civilization and its relationship with the natural world through the juxtaposition of disparate objects, each of which comes with its own constellation of meanings and associations.
Art & Music
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May 26, 2022
2022-05-26
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Online Event: Glow Science
Online Event: Glow Science
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Exploratorium
Why do things give off light? There are many ways to make light, and all of them involve exciting atoms and molecules in some way. Join Exploratorium physicist Ron Hipschman to investigate some of the more colorful ways to make things glow. Using electricity, heat, and light, he’ll conduct a variety of demonstrations to illuminate the electromagnetic spectrum. Participants will receive a pair of diffraction grating glasses to take home. Since joining the Exploratorium in 1971, Ron Hipschman has worked as an exhibit developer, author, teacher, and webcast host. He currently works on the Exploratorium’s Environmental Initiative, implementing and maintaining a collection of environmental monitoring sensors and developing visualizations for the Fisher Bay Observatory Gallery’s super-resolution media wall. In addition to Full-Spectrum Science, Ron also hosts Tales from the Periodic Table, about the building blocks of the universe: the elements.
Science & Nature
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May 26, 2022
2022-05-26
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NightSchool: New Year, New Species
NightSchool: New Year, New Species
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California Academy of Sciences
From the lowland forests of Madagascar to Easter Island’s coral reefs, Academy scientists described 69 new-to-science species this year. Learn more about our biodiverse world as we take a closer look at a few of them.
Science & Nature
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May 26, 2022
2022-05-26
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The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre: A Historical Context
The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre: A Historical Context
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The Hammer Museum at UCLA
In an encore presentation from June, 2021, Professor Brenda E. Stevenson moderates an online conversation with Karlos K. Hill and Hannibal Johnson, both authors and experts on the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, in which a white mob assaulted residents, looted, and destroyed their homes, churches, schools, and businesses in the predominantly Black neighborhood and business district of Greenwood in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The panel discusses the history of Black migration to Oklahoma, the Jim Crow realities of the early 20th century, the facts surrounding the Tulsa massacre, and the immediate aftermath in which hundreds of Black Americans were dead, homeless, or imprisoned, their families and financial lives devastated. An associate professor and chair of the Clara Luper Department of African and African-American Studies at the University of Oklahoma, Hill is the founder and chair of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Commission. His most recent book is The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre: A Photographic History. An attorney, author, and highly regarded public historian, Johnson is the author of Black Wall Street 100: An American City Grapples with its Historical Racial Trauma.
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May 26, 2022
2022-05-26
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A Discussion With Condoleezza Rice And Dan Sullivan
A Discussion With Condoleezza Rice And Dan Sullivan
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Stanford Hoover Institution
A discussion with Hoover Institution Director Condoleezza Rice and US Representative Dan Sullivan on policy. About the speakers: Dan Sullivan serves on the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee; the Armed Services Committee; the Environment and Public Works Committee; and the Veterans' Affairs Committee. He previously served as Alaska’s Attorney General and Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Natural Resources. He also served as the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Economic, Energy, and Business under Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. He is currently a Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. Condoleezza Rice is the Tad and Dianne Taube Director of the Hoover Institution and the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy. From January 2005 to 2009, Rice served as the sixty-sixth Secretary of State of the United States, the second woman and first African American woman to hold the post. Rice also served as President George W. Bush’s Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (National Security Advisor) from January 2001 to January 2005, the first woman to hold the position.
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May 26, 2022
2022-05-26
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The Spark with Tift Merritt: John Grisham
The Spark with Tift Merritt: John Grisham
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University of North Carolina
Join us for The Spark with Tift Merritt featuring John Grisham, the New York Times bestselling author renowned for his breathtaking legal thrillers. Originally a criminal attorney, John Grisham was inspired to write what he experienced in court. “I seriously doubt I would ever have written the first story had I not been a lawyer,” Grisham says. “I never dreamed of being a writer. I wrote only after witnessing a trial.” Now a #1 New York Times best-selling author, Grisham is perhaps best known for his works “The Pelican Brief,” “The Client,” and “A Time to Kill.” His latest work, “The Judge’s List,” has been acclaimed as a “sleek suspense novel about the hunt for a serial killer who is also a sitting judge” (NYT). Grisham is a longtime supporter and advocate of The Innocence Project, an organization that exonerates the wrongly convicted through DNA testing and reforms the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice. Runtime: approximately 60 minutes, including audience Q&A
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May 26, 2022
2022-05-26
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Atlantic Live: Future Economy Summit
Atlantic Live: Future Economy Summit
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The Atlantic
The global pandemic has forced many to reevaluate the future of our economy and the way we work. Will urban dwellers migrate to more affordable suburban regions? Will we ever return to traditional offices full-time? Will entrepreneurs use this change in routine to discover the next big thing? What jobs will offer a path to opportunity? The biggest recession in almost 100 years has changed the economic landscape, and not everyone has the luxury of exploring these big questions. Many workers have been left without a financial safety net or the skills needed to succeed in a virtual economy. The gap between the rich and the poor continues to widen, and leaders in Washington can’t agree on substantive solutions. The path to the new economy is being charted today. The Atlantic will explore what the future might hold for Americans across the socioeconomic spectrum.
Culture & Politics
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May 27, 2022
2022-05-27
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David Park: 7x7 - Seven Special Guests, Seven Minutes Each
David Park: 7x7 - Seven Special Guests, Seven Minutes Each
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San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
In this online program, our seven distinguished guests have the (virtual) floor for seven minutes each to reflect on a work by the late David Park (1911–1960), best known as the originator of Bay Area Figurative Art. Speakers include: Helen Park Bigelow, daughter of David Park; author of the memoir “David Park, Painter: Nothing Held Back"; Nancy Boas, author of the biography “David Park: A Painter’s Life”; Gretchen Diebenkorn Grant, daughter of artist Richard Diebenkorn; Corey Keller, curator of photography, SFMOMA; exhibition catalogue contributor; Francis Mill, artist; gallerist at Hackett Mill, representing the estate of David Park; Belinda Tate, executive director, Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts; Wayne Thiebaud, artist; and Janet Bishop (moderator), Thomas Weisel Family Chief Curator and Curator of Painting and Sculpture, SFMOMA; lead curator of “David Park: A Retrospective."
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May 27, 2022
2022-05-27
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Lunch Break Science |Alba García de la Chica
Lunch Break Science |Alba García de la Chica
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The Leakey Foundation
Meet Leakey Foundation grantee Alba García de la Chica and learn about the mechanisms that allow the maintenance of pair bonds and monogamy in owl monkeys. Alba García de la Chica is a PhD candidate from the University of Barcelona. She was awarded a Leakey Foundation Research Grant during our fall 2017 cycle for her project entitled “Behavioral, hormonal and life-history correlates of pair bonding in owl monkeys.”
Science & Nature
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May 27, 2022
2022-05-27
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Lunch Break Science | Shanti Pappu
Lunch Break Science | Shanti Pappu
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The Leakey Foundation
Meet Leakey Foundation grantee Shanti Pappu and learn about the prehistory and archaeology at the stratified sites of Sendrayanpalayam and Kunjavam in India. Shanti Pappu is interested in prehistory, palaeoenvironments, ethnoarchaeology, history of archaeology and in public archaeology, especially for children and teachers. She is a former Professor of Prehistory at the Deccan College Postgraduate & Research Institute. She completed her M.A degree and doctorate from the Deccan College Post-graduate and Research Institute, Pune (1996), under Prof. K.Paddayya, on the prehistoric archaeology of Tamil Nadu, and was subsequently a Homi Bhabha Fellow. She was a Charles Wallace Fellow at the Ancient India and Iran Trust, U.K. She has obtained several awards including the Prof.H.D.Sankalia gold medal from the Deccan College, and Young Scientist award from the Earthwatch Institute, the USA amongst others. She holds a law degree with a dissertation on cultural heritage laws of India and is a registered advocate. She has published two books, with numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals, including Science, and Nature as also one book for children on archaeology and several popular articles. She is currently director of the research project on prehistory and palaeoenvironments in Tamil Nadu, including excavations at the site of Attirampakkam. She is affiliated with several academic bodies and societies, and is Member, Global Library Committee, World Archaeology Congress, the Joint-Secretary of the Indian Society for Prehistoric and Quaternary Studies and former joint editor of the journal Man and Environment. She is on the Board of Management of the Children’s Garden School Society and affiliated schools in Chennai (Ellen Sharma Memorial Matriculation & Higher Secondary School, Sholinganallore) and is involved in educational programs for children and teachers.
Science & Nature
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May 27, 2022
2022-05-27
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Lunch Break Science: Kelly Stewart
Lunch Break Science: Kelly Stewart
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The Leakey Foundation
Meet primatologist Kelly Stewart and learn about her fascinating career studying mountain gorillas and primate conservation. Dr. Kelly Stewart is a Research Associate in the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Davis. During her college summers, Dr. Stewart dug up fossils in northern Kenya with Richard Leakey. She later became a student of Dian Fossey, and has been observing, thinking about, and writing about gorilla behavior and conservation ever since. She is the co-author of Gorilla Society, with her husband and research partner Dr. Alexander Harcourt.
Science & Nature
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May 27, 2022
2022-05-27
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After Dark Online: Wildfires
After Dark Online: Wildfires
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Exploratorium
In California, an extreme fire season has commenced early and caused cataclysmic effects on California's landscapes, residents, and air. At After Dark: Wildfires, learn about the science behind these wildfires and the ways climate policy can be used to advocate for environmental restoration and equity. This After Dark Online from October, 2020, is a get-together to fall apart. As autumn sets in, trees become bare, and the northern hemisphere begins to chill, we’re exploring processes of decay, entropy, and how things come apart, making way for revisions and new arrangements.
Science & Nature
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May 27, 2022
2022-05-27
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Getty Talks: Caravaggio: An Overview
Getty Talks: Caravaggio: An Overview
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Getty
Distinguished art historian Michael Fried, professor emeritus of humanities at Johns Hopkins University, takes off from each of the three great paintings that were on loan to the Getty Museum from the Galleria Borghese in Rome to provide an overview of Caravaggio's remarkable, world-transforming achievement.
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May 28, 2022
2022-05-28
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Getty Talks: Egyptology Meets Science
Getty Talks: Egyptology Meets Science
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Getty
In this inspiring talk, Christian Greco, director of the Egyptian Museum of Turin, shows how he breathes new life into old discoveries and modernized the nearly 200-year-old museum dedicated to Egyptian art and culture. Previously recorded at the Getty Villa.
Art & Music
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May 28, 2022
2022-05-28
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David Hartt: UCLA Department of Art Lecture
David Hartt: UCLA Department of Art Lecture
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The Hammer Museum at UCLA
David Hartt discusses his wide-ranging practice in this online artist talk. He is joined by Aram Moshayedi, Robert Soros Curator, who organized the artist’s current Hammer Projects installation. Hartt lives and works in Philadelphia, where he is associate professor in the Department of Fine Arts at the University of Pennsylvania. Hartt's recent solo exhibitions include My Building, Your Design: Seven Portraits by David Hartt, Art Institute of Chicago (2018); in the forest, Graham Foundation, Chicago (2017); and Interval, LAXART, Los Angeles (2015). His work has been included in such group exhibitions as Ocean of Images: New Photography 2015, Museum of Modern Art, New York; America Is Hard to See, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2015); and Shine a Light: Canadian Biennial 2014, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Hartt is the recipient of a 2015 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grant. In 2012 he was named a United States Artists Cruz Fellow, and in 2011 he received a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award.
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May 28, 2022
2022-05-28
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Artist Talk with Bit Vejle
Artist Talk with Bit Vejle
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National Nordic Museum
Danish papercutting artist Bit Vejle explores her form of expression: psaligraphy, the art of drawing or painting with scissors in this talk, in conversation with National Nordic Museum CEO, Eric Nelson. Watch the talk and join the virtual papercutting activity on December 15!
Art & Music
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May 28, 2022
2022-05-28
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After Dark Online: Stories from Chinatown
After Dark Online: Stories from Chinatown
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Exploratorium
Chinatown Stories: You Are Here centers vibrant and specific stories from within the community—bridging us to one another, one short film at a time. Each film is a specific entry point into a Chinatown neighborhood and the inspiring contributions community members made in shaping their community and beyond. Chan will be joined by Dorothy Quock, researcher and beloved Chinatown community elder, for a live conversation about the series. In this program, join filmmaker James Q. Chan as he shares his current documentary project, Chinatown Stories: You are Here, and premieres a new episode.
Culture & Politics
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May 28, 2022
2022-05-28
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Australian Food with Bill Granger
Australian Food with Bill Granger
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Sydney Opera House
Crowned the ‘Egg Master of Sydney’ and ‘creator of avocado toast’, Bill Granger is renowned as the restauranteur who brought laid-back Australian cafe culture to the world, and is beloved by family cooks and culinary sophisticates alike. The empire that is ‘bills’ began with the original Darlinghurst street-corner cafe 26 years ago and is credited as the first place anywhere to put the now-iconic breakfast of avocado toast on the menu. Since then, from Sydney to Tokyo, London to Seoul, people around the world have queued for a taste of his absurdly fluffy ricotta hotcakes and creamy scrambled eggs, and fallen in love with this sunny, relaxed, and very Australian way of eating. Ahead of his new book release, Australian Food, Bill Granger talks with food writer Adam Liaw to celebrate the global phenomenon of Australian cafe culture, the evolution of a national cuisine and the uniqueness of Australian food. Recorded live in July, 2020 from the Sydney Opera House.
Food & Drink
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May 29, 2022
2022-05-29
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Salman Rushdie: Languages of Truth
Salman Rushdie: Languages of Truth
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Chicago Humanities Festival
In Languages of Truth Booker Prize-winning author Salman Rushdie (Quichotte) reflects on his long and complex relationship with storytelling. Through this compilation of seminal essays, criticism, and more recent speeches Rushdie explores the intersections of truth, language, art, and life—and some of his quintessential preoccupations: censorship, migration, and multiculturalism. At CHF, Rushdie is joined by poet Srikanth (Chicu) Reddy for a conversation about these conceptual crossroads and the lessons literature illuminates.
Reading & Writing
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May 29, 2022
2022-05-29
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Collecting Kelp
Collecting Kelp
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Exploratorium
The California coast is a dynamic, active system that supports all sorts of ocean organisms. Dive below the surface at today's online event inspired by the Exploratorium’s once-a-year dry-docking of our data collection buoy and examination of the organisms that have taken residence on its underside over the past year. Featuring: Ocean Record Keepers with Dr. Emily Miller. How can dried seaweed help ocean conservation efforts? Understand the future of the ocean requires an understanding of the past. To date, historical data has been largely limited to instrument records and observations that begin around 1950. Research technician Emily Miller shares how kelp and other marine algae from herbaria repositories, and the female scientists who collected them, are helping extend historical records all the way back to 1878. With this data, Emily offers a new perspective on upwelling cycles and documents these patterns to help understand the shifts in the foundation of the food web of Monterey Bay.
Science & Nature
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May 29, 2022
2022-05-29
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Mesopotamia: Civilization Begins (with Beer)
Mesopotamia: Civilization Begins (with Beer)
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Getty
Archaeologist Tate Paulette takes a journey back in time to Mesopotamia, one of the world's first great beer cultures. Using cuneiform texts and artistic and archaeological evidence, Paulette explores how Mesopotamians brewed their beer and enjoyed drinking in taverns, on the job, and at feasts and festivals. He ends with recent efforts to recreate Mesopotamian brews. This program was presented as part of the museum’s Bacchus Uncorked program series that explores art, wine (sometimes beer), and culture in the ancient world.
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May 29, 2022
2022-05-29
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Ideas at the House: Racing to the End of the World | Elizabeth Kolbert
Ideas at the House: Racing to the End of the World | Elizabeth Kolbert
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Sydney Opera House
Finding environmental solutions at the brink of extinction. With Elizabeth Kolbert moderated by Paddy Manning. Acclaimed environmental writer Elizabeth Kolbert's latest book investigates science's cutting-edge fight against the effects of climate change. After doing so much damage, have we left it too late to save our world?
Science & Nature
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May 30, 2022
2022-05-30
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NightSchool: Extreme Life
NightSchool: Extreme Life
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California Academy of Sciences
You know the saying: “Life finds a way.” Meet the world’s most poisonous bird, tiny thermophiles, and other living organisms that have adapted—and thrive—through extreme measures and in extreme environments.
Science & Nature
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May 31, 2022
2022-05-31
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Walking the Talk: Reimagining Primary Health Care After COVID-19
Walking the Talk: Reimagining Primary Health Care After COVID-19
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Strong primary health care saves lives and money and makes health systems more resilient and work better for all people. The current COVID-19 crisis exacerbated pre-existing weaknesses and inflicted devastating health and economic costs. However, it also created a once-in-a-generation chance for transformational health-system change. Our new report charts an agenda toward reimagined, fit-for-purpose primary health care. It reflects a renewed understanding of global and local vulnerabilities and opportunities in the post-COVID world. It shows how governments can remake their primary health care systems and how partners like the World Bank can support this vital work. During this event, key messages of the flagship report Walking the Talk: Reimagining Primary Health Care After COVID-19 will be presented: the “WHY”, the “WHAT” and the “HOW” of the primary health care reform. There will also be discussions on how to take these key messages forward, supporting countries to build back better and stronger. Perspectives from primary health care providers on the ground, World Bank regional and country teams, as well as key global partners will be shared.
Health & Wellness
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May 31, 2022
2022-05-31
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Moving Cities to a Cleaner Future
Moving Cities to a Cleaner Future
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Cities must play a critical role in addressing the causes of climate change and in preparing for resilience to climate effects.Municipal governments must balance development needs with crisis response and long-term climate-smart planning. Cities can’t tackle these challenges alone; they must leverage private innovation and financing. This event highlights the various roles that cities can play in addressing climate change: as regulators, project sponsors, fundraisers of capital, overseers of multi-connected systems, and as partners with the private sector, leveraging their relationship for green standards, innovation, technical expertise, and green finance. Case studies with speakers from around the world will illustrate each of these roles, highlight the sectors with some of the most pressing climate needs and with most opportunities, including green and resilient affordable housing, water and sanitation, and others.
Science & Nature
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May 31, 2022
2022-05-31
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Dancing with Poussin
Dancing with Poussin
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Getty
Nicolas Poussin is remembered today as the father of French Classicism and a serious painter—more revered than loved—whose erudition offered a model for artists from Charles Le Brun to Paul Cézanne. The pictures that Poussin painted later in life can seem a bit stern and remote, but those he produced during his early career—in the 1620s and 1630s—are full of drunken revelry, sexual abandon, violence, and passion of every kind. They are also full of dancing, for in this period he made a name for himself as a painter of dances: breathless, rhythmic scenes made for collectors, cardinals, and the king of Spain. This lecture will explore Poussin’s dancing pictures, their reception, and their legacy.
Art & Music
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May 31, 2022
2022-05-31
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Eighth R.L. Shep Triennial Symposium on Textiles and Dress: Lee Alexander McQueen
Eighth R.L. Shep Triennial Symposium on Textiles and Dress: Lee Alexander McQueen
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Los Angeles County Museum of Art
In conjunction with the exhibition Lee Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse, renowned scholars will explore imagination, artistic process, and innovation in fashion and art to further examine the interdisciplinary impulse that defined McQueen’s career, legacy, and sources of inspiration.
Art & Music
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May 31, 2022
2022-05-31
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The Really Popular Book Club: My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk
The Really Popular Book Club: My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk
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The University of Cambridge
The Really Popular Book Club is the reading group hosted by Cambridge University Libraries. Everyone is invited to join us and our special guests to discuss a really popular book, one that we all know and perhaps or perhaps not love. This May we will be discussing My Name is Red, Orhan Pamuk’s acclaimed work is a genre-bending, multi-voiced novel. The plot of My Name is Red is composed of three intersecting storylines: firstly, the story of painting and how artistic innovation clashes with established religion and culture; secondly, the story of enduring love between the two characters Black and Shekure; and thirdly and finally, the mystery of who did kill Elegant Efendi. It draws on recognizable tropes from a wide range of international literature: crime novels; Sufi poetry; travel narratives; existentialism; and postmodernism. Bringing together these rich philosophical and literary traditions, the novel furthermore complicates its discussion by placing it in the Ottoman past: so, what is this story really about? In the end, My Name is Red, is a complex and often playful novel, deeply invested in exposing the notion of self through the multiple prisms that shape and restrict its potential. Our special guest for the evening will be Dr Keya Anjaria. Keya is a Lecturer in Middle East Studies at SOAS, University of London. Her research is on the 20th and 21st century Turkish novel, comparative literature and world literature. Keya recently published an article on multilingualism in the late-Ottoman novel and is currently working on a new manuscript which seeks to explore representations of Istanbul in the Turkish novel at the turn of the millennium, including Orhan Pamuk’s Black Book. About the book, Keya says: ‘My Name is Red is really the breakthrough novel for Pamuk internationally, with two of his translations -in French and English- winning prizes. This reflects the maturity and complexity that becomes synonymous with Pamuk’s work in the early 2000s, culminating in recognition through the Nobel Prize in Literature, 2006. For me, the brilliance of this novel (and all of Pamuk’s novels) is in his ability to confound the reader’s expectation. We are left weeding through the weight of philosophical and literary inquiry and the work is for us, the reader, to undertake, not the novel…’ As well as hearing from Keya about their thoughts and observations on My Name is Red, we will once again be opening the floor up to you, our club members, to share your own observations and remarks.
Reading & Writing
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May 31, 2022
2022-05-31
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Live
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$
FREE
Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd
Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd
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The Juilliard School
This course is a deep dive into Stephen Sondheim’s 1979 masterpiece. Starting with the 19th-century origins of the demon barber and Christopher Bond’s superb 1973 play, the class will trace Sondheim’s entire creative process, examining each classic song in the show along the way. The discussion will also encompass the performance history of Sweeney, from the Broadway stage to the opera house and beyond.
Art & Music
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June 1, 2022
2022-06-01
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Live
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$
335
Creative Writing Essentials
Creative Writing Essentials
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Emory Continuing Education
Get your pen (or laptop keys) moving in this fast-paced introduction to creative writing. Through weekly lectures, readings, and opportunities to share your work in a supportive environment, you will begin to hone your craft, learning tips for how to create compelling characters, snappy dialogue, and satisfying story structures. Whether your dream is to write the Great American Novel or to capture true stories from your own life, this course will help you write the kinds of narratives that will keep your reader fascinated from the first word to the last.
Reading & Writing
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June 1, 2022
2022-06-01
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Live
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$
425
Art History from the Ground Up
Art History from the Ground Up
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School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Where can we start with Art? From cave paintings to the work being created right now, this speed-date with a complex discipline will whet your appetite for the art that is all around us. We'll discuss artists' traditional and radical roles around the world, connecting style, structure, and meaning in new ways. Week 1: Thinking globally, looking locally Week 2: Why is it called The Canon? Week 3: How we discuss race, class, and gender - and how we don't Week 4: Modernism and Contemporary Art Week 5: Your Art History
Art & Music
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June 4, 2022
2022-06-04
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Live
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$
250
Paul Galvez on Courbet's Landscapes
Paul Galvez on Courbet's Landscapes
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Barnes Foundation
In this talk, art historian Paul Galvez, author of the new book Courbet’s Landscapes: The Origins of Modern Painting, will trace the travels of Gustave Courbet and explore how the artist turned Romantic landscapes into paintings that reflect direct, bodily experiences of nature. The Courbet that Galvez discovers is not the celebrated history painter of provincial life but a creator of daring landscapes whose unique view of nature aligned him with contemporary developments in linguistics, history, geology, and literature. By painting sites suggestive of origins—caves, riverbeds, oceans—Courbet introduced raw physical substance into a world of illusion. He thus forged a path upon which future painters would march well into the next century.
Art & Music
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June 4, 2022
2022-06-04
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Live
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$
8
NOLA Brunch
NOLA Brunch
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18 Reasons
Brunch may be the ultimate indulgence. Sleep in a little, comfort food and good drinks, elegance with no need for fancy clothes or stuffy etiquette. The only thing better than brunch? Brunch in New Orleans, with some jazz or zydeco on a morning breeze and the smell of Creole food in the air. Let 18 Reasons save y0u the cost of the plane ticket as Chef Mike leads you through a Zoom class of Big Easy Brunch classics. We will start with Eggs Sardou, the dish every eggs benedict wishes it could be: softly poached eggs, robed in Hollandaise, perched on creamed spinach-stuffed artichokes with crispy breaded asparagus. Serve these up with a golden side of Brabant Potatoes, perfect cubes of roasted potatoes tossed in butter, garlic, and herbs. And alongside this perfect plate, the ultimate New Orleans brunch drink: a towering monument of flavor and chemistry, the Ramos Gin Fizz. Start your weekend off with good times, and let it roll! Menu for this class includes Eggs Sardou; Brabant Potatoes; and Ramos Gin Fizz.
Food & Drink
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June 4, 2022
2022-06-04
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Live
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$
50
Mars Surface Exploration: Past, Present, Future
Mars Surface Exploration: Past, Present, Future
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Pacific Science Center
On July 4, 1976, NASA landed its first spacecraft on the surface of Mars. Called Viking, this expedition included only a lander with a long arm. Due to the vast expense and relatively little yield for the effort, the mission wasn’t repeated. Fast forward to the 1990’s, and NASA undertook a less expensive but very aggressive mission – Pathfinder. Pathfinder changed the game for the exploration of Mars and launched the programs we know today. While human curiosity for Mars has remained constant, the questions we seek answers to have changed and evolved, requiring different tools. What’s changed? What’s remained the same? And what’s next? Chris Voorhees, former NASA Lead Engineer, shares his experiences as a lead engineer working on Mars Rovers over the decades – from the early days of Pathfinder to the Spirit, Opportunity, and Curiosity missions, and finally the work he and his team at First Mode have undertaken for the latest launch: Mars 2020, Perseverance. Chris also discusses insights and lessons learned over two decades of Mars exploration, examining the past, the present, and the future.
Science & Nature
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June 5, 2022
2022-06-05
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On-Demand
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$
FREE
Off the Pedestal: Women Artists in Art Museums
Off the Pedestal: Women Artists in Art Museums
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Nasher Sculpture Center
This panel discussion, from 2017, brings together distinguished and knowledgeable curators, activists, artists and scholars in a discussion exploring the historical lack of representation of women artists in museum collections, especially in the field of sculpture. In a conversation intended to bring broader public awareness to this issue, panelists discuss the variety of factors that contribute to the underrepresentation of women’s works and how museums and collectors might develop more equitable and diverse collections.
Art & Music
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June 7, 2022
2022-06-07
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On-Demand
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$
FREE
Literature for the 21st Century
Literature for the 21st Century
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NYU School of Professional Studies
Discover a generation of authors likely to set literary trends well into the 21st century. Examine such literary issues as postmodernism and magical realism, and consider the controversies over multiculturalism and the nature of the literary canon. Through close reading and nuanced discussions, explore postmodernism in relation to modernism, intertextuality, pastiche, temporal displacement, and other literary themes. Reading list: Wild Swims, by Dorthe Nors; The Committed, by Viet Thanh Nguyen; Everyday Mojo Songs of Earth: New and Selected Poems, 2001-2021, by Yusef Komunyakaa' In Memory of Memory, by Maria Stepanova; Walking on Cowrie Shells, by Nana Nkweti; and Sea of Tranquility: A Novel, by Emily St. John Mandel
Reading & Writing
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June 7, 2022
2022-06-07
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Live
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$
599
The Once and Future Warhol
The Once and Future Warhol
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Barnes Foundation
This course will explore the life and art of the multifaceted Andy Warhol, a shy kid from Pittsburgh who achieved worldwide renown and became one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. We’ll track the progress of his career from commercial shoe illustrations to pioneering Pop images of movie stars and soup cans. Warhol was an innovative printmaker, filmmaker, and photographer who immersed himself in the “performance” of being an artist. For the 1965 opening of his first museum show, held at Philadelphia’s Institute of Contemporary Art, the paintings were removed from the walls, to protect them from the hordes of attendees; Warhol himself was what they came to see. This course takes place at the Barnes, in the Comcast NBCUniversal Auditorium, but is also available for online enrollment. All students, whether on-site or remote, will have the opportunity to participate in class discussions.
Art & Music
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June 7, 2022
2022-06-07
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Live
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$
220
A Serial Reading of Frankenstein
A Serial Reading of Frankenstein
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The Newberry Library
Creation, destruction, and science; imagination, art, and personal tragedy—this seminar explores the remarkable source of a worldwide cultural legacy by returning to Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s Frankenstein for weekly progressive readings. Each week’s focused reading and discussion of an installment of the novel will be supplemented by art, film clips, and other literary and critical works (included in the seminar text).
Reading & Writing
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June 7, 2022
2022-06-07
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Live
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$
230
Keith Boykin: The Politics of a Darkening America
Keith Boykin: The Politics of a Darkening America
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Commonwealth Club
After the events that took place over the course of 2020, America remains more divided than ever. When faced with a global health crisis and widespread cries for racial justice, leadership crumbled and the Republican Party suffered defeat in the 2020 election. According to Keith Boykin, Republican leaders have responded with inciting white Americans in a last-ditch race against time to stop the rise of a new majority. Keith Boykin, CNN political commentator and New York Times best-selling author, has been at the center of this broader conversation of race and politics for three decades. He has seen America fail time and time again from its negligence in making a long-overdue reckoning with a shameful history of racialized violence. His new book Race Against Time: The Politics of a Darkening America discusses what he says is the dwindling white majority's resentment toward the emerging multiracial tide; this animosity toward change and social progress has created a political stalemate initiated by the GOP. He argues that now is the time to make substantial steps toward justice not just by making Black lives matter but by making Black lives equal. Join Keith Boykin in a conversation about race, politics and the fight for equality.
Culture & Politics
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June 7, 2022
2022-06-07
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Live
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$
5
Lunch Break Science: Habiba Chirchir
Lunch Break Science: Habiba Chirchir
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The Leakey Foundation
Meet Leakey Foundation scientist Habiba Chirchir and learn what changes in the skeletal anatomy of our ancestors tell us about their behavior. Habiba Chirchir is a biological anthropologist. Her research focuses on understanding the relationship between changes in skeletal anatomy and behavior by investigating trabecular and cortical bone. She conducts comparative analyses of anatomical features in fossil hominins, modern humans, other primates and non-primate mammals. She uses CT and X-ray imaging in her research. Habiba earned a BA from the University of Nairobi, an MA from New York University and PhD from George Washington University. Habiba’s work mostly involves data collection in museum laboratories. She has also participated in paleoanthropological fieldwork in East Africa and the UK. Habiba continues to investigate differences in bone density patterns in limb joints of a diverse group of mammals; research she started as a Peter Buck postdoctoral fellow in our program. Apart from research, Habiba teaches courses on Human Anatomy and Human Biology in the Department of Biological Sciences at Marshall University. She also is involved in student mentorship in her lab.
Science & Nature
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June 8, 2022
2022-06-08
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On-Demand
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$
FREE
Online Class: Stories of Art 1800-1900
Online Class: Stories of Art 1800-1900
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The National Gallery
From the invention of the steam locomotive to the abolition of the slave trade, the 19th century was an age of unprecedented cultural, political, and social change. Learn how this period of experimentation, discovery and industrialisation challenged the existing order of society and changed the prevailing definitions of art. This six-week module explores how concerns around modernity and tradition, popular and high culture, social class and gender, race and ethnicity, influenced both the artists and collectors of this new age. Each week we examine a theme that defined the age and explore its impact on paintings in the National Gallery and beyond, with a focus on Delacroix, Constable, Millais, Monet, Morisot, Van Gogh and others.
Art & Music
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June 8, 2022
2022-06-08
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Live
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$
98
SciCafe: The Wisdom of the Forest
SciCafe: The Wisdom of the Forest
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American Museum of Natural History
Are trees secretly communicating with each other in the forest? If so, what are they saying? Suzanne Simard is an ecologist and New York Times-bestselling author dedicated to uncovering the vast networks of trees in natural forests. Simard’s findings show that trees are social beings that exchange nutrients, help one another, and communicate about insect pests and other environmental threats. These networks, however, are under threat, both by destructive practices of deforestation and human activity-fueled climate change, leading to species die-offs and increases in infestations. In this month’s SciCafe, find out about some of the groundbreaking methods of recovery for these tree networks, which might just be the clue to saving forests from extinction.
Science & Nature
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June 8, 2022
2022-06-08
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Live
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$
FREE
Artists on Artworks: Jordan Casteel on Gerhard Richter
Artists on Artworks: Jordan Casteel on Gerhard Richter
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Painter Jordan Casteel reflects on works in the current Met exhibition Gerhard Richter: Painting After All, considering figuration and the role of photography in her own practice. Recorded in May, 2020. this event also provides access to a virtual tour of the Met's exhibit.
Art & Music
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June 9, 2022
2022-06-09
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On-Demand
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$
FREE
Architecture for the Arts
Architecture for the Arts
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92nd Street Y
Join art historian and museum educator Joseph Tokumasu Field to examine innovative architecture designed and built as homes for the arts. Considering the important intersections between architects and the institutions that commission them, this three-week course explores some of the most exciting spaces ever designed to experience the arts. Students will focus on works by prominent figures like Zaha Hadid, Frank Gehry, Marcel Breuer, and Elizabeth Diller, as well as lesser-known designers worthy of our attention. We’ll travel to iconic institutions, including the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, The Quai Branly Museum in Paris, and the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark, among many other exciting examples. Each session will trace breathtaking designs up to present day while engaging with ideas around cultural tourism, sustainability, and urban renewal. This course will take place on Thursdays, June 9, 16, and 23 from 12-1:30 pm ET. Class will take place live online with an opportunity to interact with the instructor and be recorded for later viewing by patrons.
Architecture & Design
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June 9, 2022
2022-06-09
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Live
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$
105
Fiddler on the Roof and Jewish Traditions
Fiddler on the Roof and Jewish Traditions
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The Juilliard School
Although many of the original composers of Broadway musicals, such as Irving Berlin, were Jewish, investors and some in the media initially worried that Fiddler on the Roof might be considered “too Jewish” to attract mainstream audiences. This was disproven by the fact that the original Broadway production of the show, which opened in 1964, had the first musical theater run in history to surpass 3,000 performances. This course will look at the source of the musical—the stories of Sholem Aleichem—and the painting that inspired the title of the show as well as the ways in which traditional Jewish music influenced the production. Comparisons will be made between the show’s original English language production and the recent Yiddish presentation.
Art & Music
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June 13, 2022
2022-06-13
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Live
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$
310
Lunch Break Science: Fredrick Manthi
Lunch Break Science: Fredrick Manthi
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The Leakey Foundation
Meet Leakey Foundation scientist Fredrick Manti and learn about the latest in Kenyan paleoanthropology. Fredrick Manthi is a senior research scientist and head of the paleontology section at the National Museums of Kenya in Nairobi, Kenya. He also works in the remote Lake Turkana region of the country.
Science & Nature
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June 17, 2022
2022-06-17
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On-Demand
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$
FREE
Paris in the Jazz Age: Music, Poetry, Painting
Paris in the Jazz Age: Music, Poetry, Painting
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Stanford Continuing Studies
This course will examine the extraordinary, myriad ways in which French and American artists influenced each other during the 1920s—in music, in literature, in painting. The aftermath of the First World War marks a pivotal time in which Europeans experienced the arrival of American jazz and pop culture. We will study this meeting of French culture and American popular music. Figures such as Josephine Baker, Louis Armstrong, and, later, Miles Davis, have played important roles in the development of French cultural life. At the same time, many French intellectuals have written about jazz with great insight. We will look closely at Le Tumulte Noir, which overtook 1920s Parisian culture, and the nativist French response to it. We will study both the music produced in Paris during the Jazz Age and the response to jazz by poets, painters, filmmakers, and novelists. Among the topics we’ll consider: the possibility of a "European jazz," the role of the Black American jazz musician in the imagination of France's African colonies, and the role of cinema and recorded sound in the transformation of French culture. Works by such writers as Sartre, Cocteau, Hemingway, and Boris Vian will be studied, along with music by Armstrong, Django Reinhardt, and Coleman Hawkins and artwork by Mondrian, Picasso, and Paul Colin.
Art & Music
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June 20, 2022
2022-06-20
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Live
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$
360
Meet the Author: The Viking Heart with Arthur Herman
Meet the Author: The Viking Heart with Arthur Herman
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National Nordic Museum
In this talk from mid-November, best-selling author Arthur Herman talks about his book, The Viking Heart. In this book, Arthur Herman melds a compelling historical narrative with cutting-edge archaeological discoveries and DNA research to trace the epic story of this remarkable and truly diverse people. He shows how the Scandinavian experience has universal meaning, and how we can still be inspired by their indomitable spirit and the strength of their community bonds, much needed in our deeply polarized society today. The talk was moderated by Dr. Elizabeth DeNoma.
Reading & Writing
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June 21, 2022
2022-06-21
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On-Demand
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$
FREE
After Dark Online: Racism in Science
After Dark Online: Racism in Science
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Exploratorium
Science isn’t neutral. Science is carried out by people, and can be shaped by their beliefs, social values, blind spots, and biases—and while it can reveal the impacts of racism, science is also historically and currently embedded with racist and inequitable practices. As concerns such as racialized bioethics and data privacy continue to emerge in tandem with scientific progress, we examine where racism has been built into the sciences and how the scientific process can perpetuate racist points of view.
Science & Nature
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June 22, 2022
2022-06-22
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On-Demand
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$
FREE
Understanding Race in a Global Context
Understanding Race in a Global Context
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NYU School of Professional Studies
While working in globally diverse environments where community members have different experiences thinking about and understanding race, on which basis can we start a healthy discussion to explore different racial contexts? In this workshop, learn about different schools of thought that have been established to filter racial discourse. From universalism and colorblindness to multiculturalism and racial harmony, we will engage with the historic legacies that have led to different perceptions about race. We will reflect on how the process of racialization is always moving and includes other markers such as religion, indigeneity, immigration, and class. Finally, with the new global wave of racial justice advocacy, we will remind ourselves of historic precedents and reflect critically on current debates regarding the US discourse around racial issues and its relevance in a global context.
Culture & Politics
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June 22, 2022
2022-06-22
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Live
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$
69
Basic Creative Writing
Basic Creative Writing
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University of Chicago Graham School
Find your voice. Develop your craft. Discover creative writing through in-class and at-home writing exercises; discussions of your and fellow students' work; and analysis of canonical and contemporary fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. You'll be encouraged to try your hand at each of these genres, generate your own ideas, and revise drafts. Class sessions will consist of discussion of readings, in-class writing exercises, and workshop discussion of writing done outside of class.
Reading & Writing
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June 23, 2022
2022-06-23
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Live
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$
595
How to Write a Cookbook
How to Write a Cookbook
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Stanford Continuing Studies
Have you always wanted to write a cookbook? While there are more options for publishing a cookbook than ever before, sitting down (or standing at the stove) and doing the work is still a challenge. In this course, we will focus on getting your cookbook done. You will learn about the nuts and bolts of the writing process, from idea to execution. You will learn how to develop and test recipes that work, how to adapt recipes from other sources, and how to be sure a recipe is yours to publish. We will work on honing your title and your concept so that you can build a proposal around it. We will mine successful cookbooks for the ingredients that make them stand out in the marketplace, including storytelling through headnotes, essays, and sidebars. And we’ll see how a distinctive voice can turn a decent book into a great one. We will hear about publishing and promotion strategies from guest speakers who have created cookbooks in both the traditional marketplace and through self-publishing. There will be writing prompts in each class and writing and reading assignments every week. By the end of this course, each student will have produced a chapter outline and sample recipes as a roadmap to completion of their cookbook.
Reading & Writing
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June 23, 2022
2022-06-23
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Live
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$
545
NightSchool: Resilient Forests
NightSchool: Resilient Forests
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California Academy of Sciences
Fire is essential to forest life—hear from experts tending fires and ensuring a more resilient California.
Science & Nature
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June 27, 2022
2022-06-27
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On-Demand
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$
FREE
The Past and Future of Comics
The Past and Future of Comics
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Chicago Humanities Festival
The future of comic books belongs to Black women. In many cases drawing on Afrofuturism to tell their own stories, Black women comic book artists and writers are redefining the genre and innovating new ways to think about identity, race, and gender. Join Black future feminist and pop culture scholar Dr. Grace D. Gipson and Chicago cartoonist Bianca Xunise (Say Her Name) for a conversation about the history and future of comic books in Chicago and the real superheroes of the genre: Black women authors and illustrators, and their protagonists.
Reading & Writing
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June 28, 2022
2022-06-28
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On-Demand
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$
FREE
Martin Scorsese's New York
Martin Scorsese's New York
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NYU School of Professional Studies
Born in Queens, raised in Little Italy, and educated at NYU, Martin Scorsese is a lifelong New Yorker whose films dramatize what it means to be part of this city—the small aggressions, the epic beauty, the cramped spaces, and the vaulting ambitions. As charismatic as his characters are, New York itself always remains the real star, and to watch his films is to take a block-by-block tour of different, disappearing neighborhoods—SoHo when it was still arty and ungentrified, Times Square when it was still dangerous and alive. This course looks not only at the city lives that Scorsese dramatized, but also at the gritty streets that he documented before they disappeared. Films may include Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, After Hours, Goodfellas, Bringing Out the Dead, and The Wolf of Wall Street. You will watch the films on your own and then meet online for lively and informative discussions.
Film & Photography
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July 5, 2022
2022-07-05
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Live
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$
449
Cracking Ancient Codes
Cracking Ancient Codes
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The University of Oxford
With Andrew Robinson, author of biographies of Jean-François Champollion, Thomas Young and Michael Ventris, and also Lost Languages: The Enigma of the World’s Undeciphered Scripts. When Ashmolean Museum archaeologist Arthur Evans discovered Crete’s Minoan civilisation in 1900, he termed one of its mysterious scripts 'Linear B'. But no one could decipher it. Finally, in 1952, the enigmatic architect Michael Ventris – born on 12 July 1922 – succeeded, allowing us to read the earliest writing in Greek, half a millennium older than Homer. This lecture celebrates his centenary.
Culture & Politics
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July 12, 2022
2022-07-12
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Live
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$
FREE
Beginners Acting Lab
Beginners Acting Lab
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Atlantic Theater Company
This six week lab is an excellent start or refresher for the beginner adult actor. Explore acting exercises and techniques to develop your basic understanding of how to deliver a compelling and truthful performance. Students will be introduced to fundamentals of the Atlantic Technique through the exploration of scenes or monologues. Improve your communication, public speaking, and presentation skills. No prior experience is necessary.
Art & Music
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July 17, 2022
2022-07-17
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Live
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$
295
Virtual Views: Vincent van Gogh's "Starry Night"
Virtual Views: Vincent van Gogh's "Starry Night"
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Museum of Modern Art
In December 2020, MoMA hosted a live Q&A with with chief curator Ann Temkin and a performative reading of the extraordinary letters between Vincent van Gogh and his brother Theo by acclaimed actor and playwright Anna Deavere Smith.
Art & Music
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August 1, 2022
2022-08-01
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On-Demand
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$
FREE
Aperture Conversations: Celebrating Women of Street Photography
Aperture Conversations: Celebrating Women of Street Photography
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Aperture Foundation
On April 14, 2021, Aperture Foundation, in collaboration with Prestel Publishing, hosted an online conversation between leading street photographers Melissa O’Shaughnessy and Gulnara Samoilova, moderated by Aperture senior editor Denise Wolff. Traditionally a male-dominated field, street photography is increasingly becoming the domain of women. In this discussion, celebrated two publications featuring the work of women in the field—Perfect Strangers: New York City Street Photographs (Aperture, 2020) by Melissa O’Shaughnessy, and Women Street Photographers (Prestel, 2021) by Gulnara Samoilova.
Film & Photography
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August 1, 2022
2022-08-01
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On-Demand
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$
FREE
Carceral Logics: An Abolitionist Critique
Carceral Logics: An Abolitionist Critique
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Yale University
Mass incarceration is supported and sustained by carceral logics. In this lecture Professor Gruen will describe two types of carceral logics, discuss how they operate, and discuss reasons to abolish them.Lori Gruen is the William Griffin Professor of Philosophy at Wesleyan University. She is the author or editor of fifteen books and dozens of chapters and articles. She works at the intersection of practical ethics and political philosophy. Gruen is a founding faculty member and the creator of the Faculty Advisory Committee of the Center for Prison Education at Wesleyan. She has taught incarcerated students at Bayview Correctional Facility, a women’s prison in Chelsea, NY (now closed); the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, CT (formerly a women’s prison); Cheshire Correctional Institution in Cheshire, CT, a maximum-security men’s prison; and York Correctional Institution in Niantic, CT, a women’s prison.
Culture & Politics
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August 1, 2022
2022-08-01
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On-Demand
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$
FREE
The Neuroscience of Human Decisions
The Neuroscience of Human Decisions
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Yale University
Our decisions define us, however, we rarely reflect on the process by which we make them. Science has taught us that this path is full of biases and idiosyncrasies. In this talk, acclaimed neuroscientist Mariano Sigman will explicate this nebulous process, addressing why sometimes we blindly trust our decisions and other times we doubt, even when the evidence is overwhelming. Our speaker will lay bare the logic and hidden algorithms that often make hunches and intuitions so effective and why we tend to struggle with uncertainty.
Health & Wellness
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August 1, 2022
2022-08-01
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On-Demand
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$
FREE
Lunch Break Science: Brenna Henn and Austin Reynolds
Lunch Break Science: Brenna Henn and Austin Reynolds
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The Leakey Foundation
Meet geneticists Brenna Henn and colleague Austin Reynolds and learn about human genetic diversity in Sub-Saharan Africa, including live Q&A.
Science & Nature
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March 29, 2023
2023-03-29
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On-Demand
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$
FREE