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October 2023

Upcoming History and Culture Classes

More classes in our History and Culture department are coming up this fall.

Next month, Alfred Hunt leads a brand new course, Art as History (Course 12151), meeting Tuesday mornings starting November 7, 2023. Survey American history from the point of view of the visual arts. Painting, sculpture, architecture, and photography offer a unique opportunity to understand the cultural and political history of the United States from its beginning until the arrival of modernism.

In December, Helen Lee leads a walking tour of Mood of the Moment, Gaby Aghion and the House of Chloé at The Jewish Museum (Course 12252) on Monday afternoon, December 4, 2023. The exhibit honors the legacy of Gaby Aghion, the Jewish entrepreneur who founded Chloé, the French fashion house. With nearly 150 garments as well as sketches and documents from the Chloé's 70-year archive, the exhibit highlights Aghion’s vision of effortless, luxurious, ready-to-wear fashion, and the work of iconic designers who began their careers with the brand, including Karl Lagerfeld, Stella McCartney, and Phoebe Philo.

The following week, Dina Gerasia introduces Enheduanna and Women in Ancient Mesopotamia (Course 12101) on Monday morning, December 11, 2023. Learn about the first known author in world literature, a Mesopotamian woman in the 3rd millennium B.C., whose writings left an indelible mark on later religious and mythological texts. Examine the art and culture of that time and what they reveal about the role of women in the social, economic, religious, and political realms.

Registration is open for all three classes. Secure your spot by enrolling today!

Classes Starting in the Next Two Weeks
All class listings are for the Eastern Time Zone. Course numbers appear in parentheses.

Week of October 29, 2023


  • Must-See Buildings in the U.S.: Cincinnati Union Terminal in Cincinnati, Ohio (12025)

Art Appreciation

  • Dada and Surrealism: Female Surrealists, Part I (12062)
  • Origins of Buddhism in Art (12259)
  • Origins of Fauvism (12126)


  • Beginner Canasta (11986)
  • Canasta: Supervised Play (Tuesday evenings: 11992; Thursday afternoons: 11989)
  • Let's Play Mah Jongg: Supervised Play (11999)
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Literature, Film, and Television

  • Book Chat with Anna Katsavos: Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow (2022) by Gabrielle Zevin (11723)
  • Short Stories Live (12081)

Walking Tours

  • Walking Tour: Tribeca, New York's Hottest Gallery District (12195)
  • Walking Tour: Grand Central Terminal (12008)

Week of November 5, 2023

Special Event

  • Pianist Cristiana Pegoraro in Concert (12256)
Cristiana Pegoraro performing Chopin's Nocturne in C-sharp minor


  • Must-See Buildings in the U.S.: Frank Lloyd Wright in Oak Park, Illinois (12026)

Art Appreciation

  • Great Photographers of the Twentieth Century (12087)

Arts & Crafts

  • Botanical Watercolor Simplified (12212)

Fitness and Dance

  • Postural Therapy Movement (12261)* RECENTLY ADDED


  • Mah Jongg Skill-Building Strategies (11997)
  • Bridge Conventions: Defense Agreements and Offense Strategy (12100)
  • Honing Your Bridge Skills (12146)
  • Advanced Beginner Bridge (Wednesday mornings: 12144; Wednesday evenings: 12143)

Health and Wellness

  • Mindful Parenting (in-person: 12189; online: 12190)

History and Culture

Literature, Film, and Television

  • Nonfiction Book Discussion: Destiny of the Republic (2011) by Candice Millard (12246)

Performing Arts

Walking Tours

  • Walking Tour: Late Fall Bird Walk by the Bronx River (12173)
  • Walking Tour: Gilded Age Mansions of Museum Mile, Fifth Avenue from the Frick to Cooper Hewitt (12168)


  • Personal Essay Writing: A Way to Make Meaning of Your Life (12182)
  • Five Weeks, Five Themes: A Gathering for Generative Writing (12234)
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Catalog of Fall Classes
All upcoming classes are listed in our Printer-Friendly, Interactive Version of our Fall 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 expansive number of in-person options.
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