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Calder: Hypermobility, running from June 9 to October 23, 2017, focuses on the extraordinary breadth of movement and sound in the kinetic sculpture artwork of Alexander Calder.  This exhibition brings together a rich constellation of key sculptures and provides a rare opportunity to experience the works as the artist intended — in motion.  Where We Are: Selections from the Whitney’s Collection, 1900-1960, which opened in April, traces how artists have approached the relationships, institutions, and activities that shape our lives.  Drawn entirely from the Whitney’s holdings, the exhibition is organized around five themes: family and community, work, home, the spiritual, and the nation.  This lecture will prepare students to get the most out of their museum visit.

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM; starting 9/13/2017, ending 9/13/2017

Tuition: $25.00

Location : Scarsdale High School Location : 
  Scarsdale High School.

Instructor : Elizabeth Thompson Colleary 



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The mission of the Foundation is to educate the public about the importance of art and to increase public awareness of self-taught and emerging artists.  The Foundation's collection is made up of pieces by the self-taught and contemporary artists James Castle, Rackstraw Downes, Red Grooms, Alison Hall, Stanley Lewis, Catherine Maize, Sangram Majumdar, Claes Oldenburg, Nellie Mae Rowe, E.M. Saniga, Beatrice Scaccia, Judith Scott, Leopold Strobl, Sam Szafran, Bill Traylor and Purvis Young, as well as additional pieces on loan from the Louis-Dreyfus Family Collection.  Over 200 artists are featured in the Foundation's collection, all collected by its benefactor, the late William Louis-Dreyfus.  Join us for a tour of the collection housed in a museum-quality space.  

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM; starting 9/26/2017, ending 9/26/2017

Tuition: $40.00

Instructor : N.A. 



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Delirious times demand delirious art, or so proposes this exhibition, running from September 13, 2017, to January 14, 2018.  The years between 1950 and 1980 were beset by upheaval.  Around the globe, military conflict proliferated and social and political unrest flared.  Disenchantment with an oppressive rationalism mounted, as did a corollary interest in fantastic, hallucinatory experiences.  Artists responded to these developments by incorporating absurdity, disorder, nonsense, disorientation, and repetition into their work.  Delirious explores the embrace of incongruity and irrationality among American, Latin American, and European artists.  Divided into four sections — Vertigo, Excess, Nonsense, and Twisted — this exhibition showcase roughly 100 works of art by 62 artists linked by a common distrust of reason expressed as an exercise in calculated lunacy.

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM; starting 10/4/2017, ending 10/4/2017

Tuition: $25.00

Location : Scarsdale Public Library Location : 
  Scarsdale Public Library.

Instructor : Page Knox 



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This lecture will feature Nkame: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón at El Museo del Barrio and the Latino artwork within the permanent collections displayed at both the Museum of Modern Art and the Brooklyn Museum.  Nkame is a landmark retrospective – the first in the U.S. dedicated to the work of Belkis Ayón (1967–1999), a Cuban artist who created an independent and powerful visual iconography using the collography technique.  MoMA includes work by Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera and the Brooklyn Museum shows contemporary works by Rigoberto Torres and Pepon Osario.

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM; starting 10/4/2017, ending 10/4/2017

Tuition: $25.00

Location : Scarsdale High School Location : 
  Scarsdale High School.

Instructor : Elizabeth Thompson Colleary 



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A World of Emotions, an exhibit exclusive to the Onassis Cultural Center last spring and summer in NYC, brought together more than 130 Greek masterpieces from major museums around the globe.  Ranging from 700 BC to late 200 AD, these works revealed the ideas and attitudes of people in classical antiquity toward emotion and the ways in which feelings were depicted.  Focusing primarily on sculpture, this talk will share that riveting side of Greek art.  

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM; starting 10/5/2017, ending 10/5/2017

Tuition: $25.00

Location : Scarsdale Public Library Location : 
  Scarsdale Public Library.

Instructor : Lynne Mayocole 



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Delirious times demand delirious art, or so proposes this exhibition, running from September 13, 2017, to January 14, 2018.  The years between 1950 and 1980 were beset by upheaval.  Around the globe, military conflict proliferated and social and political unrest flared.  Disenchantment with an oppressive rationalism mounted, as did a corollary interest in fantastic, hallucinatory experiences.  Artists responded to these developments by incorporating absurdity, disorder, nonsense, disorientation, and repetition into their work.  Delirious explores the embrace of incongruity and irrationality among American, Latin American, and European artists.  Divided into four sections — Vertigo, Excess, Nonsense, and Twisted — this exhibition showcase roughly 100 works of art by 62 artists linked by a common distrust of reason expressed as an exercise in calculated lunacy.

Schedule : Weekly - Fri 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM; starting 10/6/2017, ending 10/6/2017

Tuition: $50.00

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

Instructor : Page Knox 



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This illustrated lecture explores street art, from 1970s New York City graffiti to gallery artists like Keith Haring, who utilized this artistic form of vandalism as a springboard to broadcast their own voices of contemporary culture.  All of the major metropolitan areas of the world boast a thriving, expressive community of artists who have taken their thoughts, observations, and opinions to the street.  From Miami to the US heartland, the West Bank to Reykjavik, some of the most talented and original artists in the world today like Banksy and Shepard Fairey embrace this vital, contemporary art form is embraced by .    

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM; starting 10/12/2017, ending 10/12/2017

Tuition: $25.00

Location : Scarsdale Public Library Location : 
  Scarsdale Public Library.

Instructor : Martin Merchant 



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Ameadeo Modigliani reputedly announced proudly, “I am a Jew,” when introducing himself.  This talk will take as its theme Modigliani Unmasked, running from September 15, 2017 to February 4, 2018, at the Jewish Museum.  The artist arrived in Paris in 1906, along with many other emigres, when that city was still in turmoil after the Dreyfus Affair.  The lecture will explore how his Jewish identity, the recent political scandal, and the influences of other art affected this master as he sought to establish his own unique style.  

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM; starting 10/19/2017, ending 10/19/2017

Tuition: $25.00

Location : Scarsdale Public Library Location : 
  Scarsdale Public Library.

Instructor : Lynne Mayocole 



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The artist Frederic Remington (1861–1909) — chronicler par excellence of the American West — has long been celebrated for his achievements as an illustrator, a painter, a sculptor, and a writer.  Running from July 3, 2017, to January 2, 2018, the exhibition presents the artist’s legacy through some 20 paintings, sculptures, works on paper, and illustrated books from the late 1880s until his death.  His insightful depictions of trappers, Native Americans, cavalry, scouts, and, above all, his archetypal cowboys are some of the most iconic images of the Old West.

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM; starting 10/25/2017, ending 10/25/2017

Tuition: $25.00

Location : Scarsdale Public Library Location : 
  Scarsdale Public Library.

Instructor : Page Knox 



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The artist Frederic Remington (1861–1909) — chronicler par excellence of the American West — has long been celebrated for his achievements as an illustrator, a painter, a sculptor, and a writer.  Running from July 3, 2017, to January 2, 2018, the exhibition presents the artist’s legacy through some 20 paintings, sculptures, works on paper, and illustrated books from the late 1880s until his death.  His insightful depictions of trappers, Native Americans, cavalry, scouts, and, above all, his archetypal cowboys are some of the most iconic images of the Old West.

Schedule : Weekly - Fri 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM; starting 10/27/2017, ending 10/27/2017

Tuition: $50.00

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

Instructor : Page Knox 



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Nicknamed Il Divino (the divine one) by his contemporaries on account of his mastery of drawing design, sculpture, painting, and architecture, Michelangelo is the subject of an expansive exhibit at the Met, running from November 13, 2017 to February 12, 2018. His powerful imagery and dazzling technical virtuosity transported viewers and imbued all of his works with a staggering force that continues to enthrall us today.  This exhibition will present a stunning range and number of works by the artist: approximately 150 of his drawings, three of his marble sculptures, an early painting, and a wood architectural model along with a substantial body of complementary works by other artists for comparison and context.  Please note: the Met will not be allowing any guided tours of this exhibit.  

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM; starting 11/15/2017, ending 11/15/2017

Tuition: $25.00

Location : Scarsdale High School Location : 
  Scarsdale High School.

Instructor : Elizabeth Thompson Colleary 



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The Frick Collection will exhibit Murillo: The Self-Portraits, from November 1, 2017, to February 4, 2018, and Zurbarán Masterpieces on Loan from Auckland Castle, from January 31 to April 22, 2018,  Murillo produced a number of religious paintings but he also demonstrated a keen eye for painting enchanting images of children and portraits.  Zurburán took as his own the dramatic chiaroscuro of Caravaggio and, like the Italian master, frequently used everyday people as models for his religious paintings.  The exploration of these two artists from the Golden Age of Spanish painting will set the stage for a visit to the Frick or, for those preferring to stay home, an "armchair" enjoyment of their talents.

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM; starting 11/16/2017, ending 11/16/2017

Tuition: $25.00

Location : Scarsdale Public Library Location : 
  Scarsdale Public Library.

Instructor : Lynne Mayocole 



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