Scarsdale Adult School E-News
March 2023
Spring Walking Tours
The next few months include over a dozen walking tours for art, architecture, and history enthusiasts. Most are designed and led by several of our current instructors for an experience available only through SAS. This week's eblast will focus on the upcoming museum and gallery visits planned by our art appreciation faculty members. Future eblasts will preview the architecture and history tours that begin in mid April.
Page Knox will be leading back-to-back tours at the Metropolitan Museum of Art next Friday, March 31, 2023. The first, Nineteenth Century Wing at the Met (Course 11907), begins at 10:15 am and will cover Monet and Renoir. The second, Modernism at the Met (Course 11801), starts at 11:30 am. Both tours pair well with her online lectures in the Masterpieces of Western Art series featuring the same artists (Courses on Monet: 11635, 11636, Courses on Picasso and his peers: 11797, 11798).
Then in May, Knox provides an insider's exploration of two different new exhibits. Juan de Pareja, Afro-Hispanic Painter at the Met (Course 11872) on Tuesday, May 2, 2023, highlights the artistic achievements of the seventeenth-century painter who was better known as the subject of an iconic portrait by Diego Velázquez. Cecily Brown: Death and the Maid at the Met (Course 11873) meets on Thursday, May 25, 2023, for a carefully assembled collection showcasing this New York-based artist's twenty-five year career.

Riva Blumenfeld will be heading out again soon for two more Tuesday installments of Contemporary Galleries of New York City (April 11, 2023: Course 11716 and May 9, 2023: Course 11717). Each of her tours is unique in that her routes are carefully curated and designed to highlight the best selection of what is currently on display.
Helen Lee will soon be leading students through Thierry Mugler: Couturissime at the Brooklyn Museum (Course 11761) to explore the fascinating and edgy innovations of the late French fashion designer and perfume creator on Wednesday, April 12, 2023. After that, Lee heads to the Met on Thursday, April 27, 2023, for Anxiety and Hope in Japanese Art (Course 11713), a soon-to-open exhibit drawing from the museum's extensive collection that will explore the twin themes of anxiety and hope with a focus on the human stories in and around art and art making.

New faculty member Bob Potter will also introduce a tour this spring. Masterworks from the Yale Center for British Art on View at the Yale University Art Gallery (Course 11795) on Tuesday, June 20, 2023, will provide a unique opportunity to see masterworks from its collection that are now on view at the Yale University Art Gallery while the Yale Center for British Art is closed for renovation. Highlights include landscapes and portraits by leading artists such as Sir Joshua Reynolds, Thomas Gainsborough, George Stubbs, J. M. W. Turner, and John Constable.
Classes Starting in the Next Two Weeks
All class listings are for the Eastern Time Zone. Course numbers appear in parentheses.
Week of March 26, 2023
  • Great Architects of the Western World: Andrea Palladio of Vicenza (11813)
  • Grand Central Terminal's Secrets, Myths, and Legends (11762)

Art Appreciation
  • Masterpieces of Western Art: Picasso, from Les Desmoiselles d'Avignon to Guernica (11798)
  • Walking Tour: Nineteenth Century Wing at the Met (11907)* NEWLY ADDED
  • Walking Tour: Modernism at the Met (11801)

Current Events and Politics
  • Let's Talk Current Events: Topics in the News (11785)

  • Intermediate to Advanced Conversational Spanish (11757)

Literature, Film, and Television
  • Film Discussion: Movies About Jewish Identity (11903)* NEWLY ADDED
Week of April 2, 2023
All classes are on hiatus for spring break except for Intermediate to Advanced Spanish (11705), which will have its final meeting. No new classes begin this week.
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Catalog of Spring Classes
All upcoming classes are listed in our Printer-Friendly, Interactive Version of our Spring/Summer 2023 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 expanding number of in-person options.
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