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The Armory Show at 100: Modern Art and Revolution

Speaker: 
Marilyn S. Kushner
Kimberly Orcutt
Thu, 10/24/2013 - 18:30
Thu, October 24th, 2013 | 6:30 pm

Note: This program is sold out

 

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On February 17, 1913, the avant-garde exploded onto the New York art scene with the opening of the Armory Show, causing a trans-Atlantic cultural upheaval that still resonates a century later. In this discussion, curators Marilyn S. Kushner and Kimberly Orcutt examine the historical context and shed light on the groundbreaking exhibition that forever changed the way we understand art.

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$30
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$18
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The Birth of the Modern Movement: New York's Mid-Century Skyline in the Making

Speaker: 
Barry Lewis
Tue, 10/22/2013 - 18:30
Tue, October 22nd, 2013 | 6:30 pm

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The post-World War I generation wanted a new international language of architecture based on science and technology, not the inherent “nationalisms” of the entrenched historic revivalisms—“nationalisms” that had led to a devastating war. In the 1910s, '20s & '30s, this generation forged a new architecture that would change the New York skyline by the mid-century. Experience the origins of such game changers as the Seagram Building and One Chase Manhattan Plaza, and learn about their roots in the European Modern Movement of the 1910s and '20s.

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$34
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$20
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Churchill and the Origins of the First World War

Speaker: 
John H. Maurer
Sat, 10/19/2013 -
09:00 to 11:00
Sat, October 19th, 2013 |
9:00 am to 11:00 am

Presented in collaboration with the Foreign Policy Research Institute

 

 

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9–9:30 am: Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:30–11 am: Lecture

Price: 
$40
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$28
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‘Til Faith Do Us Part: How Interfaith Marriage is Transforming America

Speaker: 
Naomi Schaefer Riley
Elizabeth Bernstein (moderator)
Tue, 10/15/2013 - 18:30
Tue, October 15th, 2013 | 6:30 pm

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The rise of interfaith marriage isn’t the only way matrimony has changed within the last decade, but it does account for 45% of all marriages today. Esteemed journalist Naomi Schaefer Riley explores hard, yet important, questions about this understudied phenomenon and the impact it is having on America’s future.

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The White House Series: Obama and Roosevelt

Speaker: 
Jonathan Alter
Jodi Kantor
Kati Marton (moderator)
Wed, 10/09/2013 - 18:30
Wed, October 9th, 2013 | 6:30 pm

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Forty-three men have been elected to our nation’s highest office, and since the days of the Founding Fathers, their private lives have fascinated the American public. Join us for a continuation of The White House Series as three experts discuss the presidential terms, strengths, and weaknesses of Barack Obama and Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

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$34
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$20
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The Supreme Court and Affirmative Action

Speaker: 
Randall Kennedy
Thu, 10/03/2013 - 18:30
Thu, October 3rd, 2013 | 6:30 pm

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What are the costs of affirmative action on higher education and American society? Is this approach to diversification and advancement obsolete? Following the Supreme Court’s recent decision regarding Fisher v. University of Texas, Harvard law professor Randall Kennedy offers a deeply personal exploration of the complex history of this contentious issue and argues why it still plays an obligatory role in modern America.

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$30
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Lincoln's Citadel: The Civil War in Washington, DC

Speaker: 
Kenneth J. Winkle
Harold Holzer (moderator)
Tue, 10/01/2013 - 18:30
Tue, October 1st, 2013 | 6:30 pm

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Straddling the geographical line between the North and South, Washington, DC’s position was never as precarious as during the Civil War. In conversation with Harold Holzer, Lincoln biographer Kenneth J. Winkle examines how Lincoln and his administration managed to mold a town rife with ideological and political division into a beacon for the Union’s cause.

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Swing Time Ball: Dinner Dance at New-York Historical Society

Speaker: 
Arthur Murray Dance Center dancers
Fri, 06/21/2013 -
19:00 to 22:00
Fri, June 21st, 2013 |
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

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Join us and dance the night away with swing, rumba, foxtrot, and more. While you enjoy your buffet dinner, the evening will be highlighted with dazzling dance demonstrations by performers from the Arthur Murray Dance Center. Price includes buffet dinner, and guests are invited to visit the new exhibition Swing Time: Reginald Marsh and Thirties New York.

CO-SPONSORS

The Swing Time Ball is co-sponsored by the Arthur Murray Dance Center of Columbus Circle, New York.

Price: 
$165
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$145
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New York Magic with Matt Wayne

Speaker: 
Matt Wayne
Sat, 05/18/2013 - 19:00
Sat, May 18th, 2013 | 7:00 pm

Note: This event has been cancelled

 

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In a city where architecture seems to defy gravity and buildings appear and disappear in the blink of an eye, New York has long served as a premier venue for the world’s most renowned magicians. From Harry Houdini to Al Flosso to Jeff Sheridan, the city continues to attract and foster entertainers from around the world. In keeping with this tradition, New-York Historical presents an evening of dazzling fun with celebrity magician Matt Wayne.

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New York Magic with Matt Wayne

Speaker: 
Matt Wayne
Sat, 03/02/2013 - 19:00
Sat, March 2nd, 2013 | 7:00 pm

Note: This event has been cancelled

 

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In a city where architecture seems to defy gravity and buildings appear and disappear in the blink of an eye, New York has long served as a premier venue for the world’s most renowned magicians. From Harry Houdini to Al Flosso to Jeff Sheridan, the city continues to attract and foster entertainers from around the world. In keeping with this tradition, New-York Historical presents an evening of dazzling fun with celebrity magician Matt Wayne.

Price: 
$30
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