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October 2023

Twentieth Century Photographers and Artists

Examine artistic movements from the previous century with Bob Potter, one of SAS's newer instructors.

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Having already led classes this term on the masterworks in the Yale Center for British Art's collection and on three generations of artists in the Wyeths family, Potter's next focus will be on Great Photographers of the Twentieth Century (Course 12087). Through photographs, biographical study, and videos, explore the camera's eye and how leading photographers of the twentieth century revolutionized the art of photography. Potter will cover the transformative works of Alfred Stieglitz, Man Ray, Dorothea Lange, Ansel Adams, and Cindy Sherman in an illustrated and informative lecture at 11am on Tuesday, November 7, 2023.

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Potter returns on Tuesday, December 5, 2023, at 11 am for Modern Artists of Mid-Twentieth Century New York City (Course 12088). Understand how New York became the epicenter of modern art through the visions of a new generation of artists such as Frank Stella, William de Kooning, Helen Frankenthaler, and Jasper Johns. Visual images, videos, profiles of the artists, and historical context illustrate the artists’ paintings and the changing historical events and artistic movements that influenced their work.

All of Potter's online classes will be recorded and sent to all registered students. Register now to catch his last two courses of 2023.

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

Week of October 22, 2023

Special Event

  • Editor Visit: Michael Reynolds, a Peek Behind the Page (12040)


  • Must-See Buildings in the U.S.: Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California (12024)

Art Appreciation

  • Dada and Surrealism: The Movement Divides from 1929 to 1933 (12061)


  • Bridge Conventions: Key Cards, Roman Key Cards, and Gerber (12099)
  • Mah Jongg Skill-Building Strategies (11994)

Hobbies and Edutainment

  • Discover the Secrets of Your Destiny with Tarot and Numerology (12217)

Personal Finance, Aging, and Retirement

  • Medicare 101 (12108)
  • How Tax Planning Changes Through Four Stages of Retirement (12255)

Walking Tours

  • Walking Tour: Tree & Serpent: Early Buddhist Art in India, 200 BCE–400 CE at the Met (12197)
  • Walking Tour: Vertigo of Color: Matisse, Derain, and the Origins of Fauvism at the Met (12125)
  • Walking Tour: Art Deco New York, Murray Hill to Gramercy Park (12165)


  • Moments in Time Writing Workshop (12159)

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)


  • Canasta: Supervised Play (11992)
  • Let's Play Mah Jongg: Supervised Play (11999)
  • Beginner Canasta (11986)
  • Canasta: Supervised Play (11989)
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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)
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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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