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January 2024

Art Appreciation this Month

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Winter art appreciation classes begin this week with the debut of Page Knox's new series, Contemporary Artists of the Post-Pandemic Art Scene on Wednesday, January 17, 2024. The course will cover contemporary painters, sculptors, and photographers who have been featured recently in major exhibitions and art fairs. The first three classes will focus on Bernd and Hilla Becher (12332), Thomas Ruff and Thomas Struth (12333), and Candida Höfer and Andreas Gursky (12334).

Bob Potter offers the first of his three winter classes on Tuesday, January 23, 2024, with a lecture on Artists of the American West: Georgia O'Keeffe, Ansel Adams, Richard Diebenkorn, and Ed Ruscha (12384). Learn about and view the western landscape through iconic paintings, majestic black and white photography, and modern, colorful imagery.

Galleries of Chelsea (12315) on January 18, 2024, is Ronnit Vasserman's first walking tour this term. Discover an amazing variety of styles in today's art world with pieces bound to surprise and please. The tour highlights the best selection of what is currently on display in the neighborhood.

On January 23, 2024, students will have an opportunity to explore Art in Transit (12303) with Riva Blumenfeld. This new installment of the popular walking tour will include subway stations that feature work by Nick Cave and the recently opened Grand Central Madison that houses installations by Yayoi Kusama, Kiki Smith, and Jordan Bruner.

These courses and others that are slated for February and March are all open for registration. Enroll early, particularly in the walking tours, to guarantee your spot.

Classes Starting in the Next Two Weeks

All class listings are for the Eastern Time Zone. Course numbers appear in parentheses.

Week of January 14, 2024


  • Must-See Buildings in the U.S.: Art Deco in Midtown Manhattan (12032)

Art Appreciation

  • Contemporary Artists of the Post-Pandemic Art Scene: Bernd and Hilla Becher (12332)
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Arts & Crafts

  • Knitting for All Levels (Tuesday evenings: 12320)* start date postponed from previous week due to weather
  • Introduction to Drawing and Acrylic Painting (12275)
  • Express Yourself Through Collage (12276)
  • Jewelry Making for Beginners (12405)
  • Open Studio Painting for All Levels (12325)
  • Painting with Pastels (12410)
  • Drawing (12411)

Fitness and Dance

  • Essential Yoga (12297)
  • Gentle Yoga (12300)
  • MELT Method® Hand and Foot Treatment (12298)
  • MELT Method® for Stability, Mobility, and Performance (12299)


  • Advanced Beginner Bridge (Tuesday evenings: 12392)* start date postponed from previous week due to weather
  • Beginner Canasta (Tuesday evenings: 12327; Thursday afternoons: 12326)
  • Canasta: Supervised Play (12328)


  • American Sign Language (ASL) (12352)* start date postponed from previous week due to weather

Literature, Film, and Television

  • Survey of Postmodern Literature and Culture (12386)
  • Book Chat with Anna Katsavos: Olga Dies Dreaming (2022) by Xóchitl González (12372)
  • BookTalk with Harriet Sobol: The Bee Sting (2023) by Paul Murray (12380)
  • Deep Connections: Narratives of Friendship (12342)

Walking Tours

  • Walking Tour: Galleries of Chelsea (12315)

Week of January 21, 2024

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Special Event

  • Author Visit: Ann Napolitano, Hello Beautiful (2023) (12378)


  • Must-See Buildings in Europe: Acropolis in Athens, Greece (12353)

Art Appreciation

  • Artists of the American West: Georgia O'Keeffe, Ansel Adams, Richard Diebenkorn, and Ed Ruscha (12384)
  • Contemporary Artists of the Post-Pandemic Art Scene: Thomas Ruff and Thomas Struth (12333)

Current Events and Politics

  • Let's Talk Current Events: Topics in the News (12272)
  • Moral Dilemmas, Case Studies in Justice, Ethics, and Morality (12273)


  • Let's Play Mah Jongg: Supervised Play (12287)
  • Let's Play Mah Jongg: Beginner Series (12288)

Literature, Film, and Television

  • Modern British Short Stories (12257)

Music Appreciation

  • Through the Ages: A Survey of the History of Music (12429)

Performing Arts

  • Group Piano Lessons for Beginner & Intermediate Students (12308)
  • Learn to Play the Ukulele for Beginners (12304)
  • Learn to Play the Violin (12307)
  • Learn to Play the Cello (12309)
  • Learn to Play the Guitar (12310)

Personal Finance, Aging, Retirement Planning

  • Taking Control: Understand and Manage Your Personal Finances (12409)


  • New Beginnings Writing Workshop (12407)* new start date

Walking Tours

  • Walking Tour: Art in Transit (12303)
  • Walking Tour: Grand Central Terminal (12368)

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Catalog of Winter Classes

All upcoming classes are listed in our Printer-Friendly, Interactive Version of our Winter 2024 Catalog. New classes are added regularly.

Class times are for the Eastern Time Zone. Please check regularly for additional options to keep you engaged and learning, whether from the comforts of home or through our expansive number of in-person options.

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