Tag: Cities

Gallery Talk: Something Old and Something New: Count Tessin and His Collections

A gallery talk on the exhibition Treasures from the Nationalmuseum of Sweden: The Collections of Count Tessin. Jennifer Tonkovich, Eugene and Clare Thaw Curator, Drawings and Prints John Marciari, Charles W. Engelhard Curator and Department Head, Drawings and Prints Presented in...

/ March 31, 2017

Stranger in a Strange Land—Searching for Gershom Scholem and Jerusalem

In Stranger in a Strange Land, George Prochnik revisits the life and work of Gershom Scholem, whose once prominent reputation, as a Freud-like interpreter of the inner world of the cosmos, has faded in the United States. He vividly recreates Scholem’s...

/ March 23, 2017

Wien V: Cabaret Night

Cabaret songs by William Bolcom, Benjamin Britten, Edith Piaf, Francis Poulenc, Erik Satie, Arnold Schoenberg, Germaine Tailleferre, and Kurt Weill Justine Aronson, Laura Strickling, Lauren Worsham, soprano; Samantha Malk, mezzo soprano; Michael Brofman, Spencer Myer, Richard Valitutto, piano Admission $25/$15 for students....

/ March 3, 2017

My What a Beautiful Thing: Boucher’s Triumph of Venus in the Nationalmuseum, Stockholm

It is generally acknowledged that Boucher’s Triumph of Venus, painted in the summer of 1740 for Count Carl Gustaf Tessin, is the artist’s greatest mythological painting. Brilliant and ambitious in conception and organization, its complex interlocking figures modeled with supreme assurance, this...

/ March 1, 2017

Gallery Talk: Count Tessin’s Dutch and Flemish Drawings.

A gallery talk on the exhibition “Treasures from the Nationalmuseum of Sweden: The Collections of Count Tessin” at the Morgan Library. Ilona van Tuinen, Annette and Oscar de la Renta Assistant Curator, Drawings and Prints All gallery talks and tours...

/ February 10, 2017

Wien IV: The Second Viennese School

Alban Berg: 7 frühe Lieder, Piano Sonata Op. 1 Arnold Schoenberg: 3 Klavierstücke Op. 11, Das Buch der hängenden Gärten Op. 15 Anton Webern: 5 Lieder aus Der siebente Ring, Op.3, Piano Variations Op. 27 Sarah Brailey, Kristina Bachrach, soprano;...

/ February 3, 2017

A Connoisseur’s Eye: Carl Gustaf Tessin and Transformations in Taste and Collecting in 1740’s Paris

The art collection of Count Carl Gustaf Tessin in the Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, is a unique example of the prevalent taste during the rococo period in Paris. Magnus Olausson, Director of Collections and Research at the Nationalmuseum, explores the ideals that shaped...

/ February 3, 2017

Berlin for Jews: An Evening with Leonard Barkan and Ben Kafka

Deutsches Haus at NYU and the New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU present a reading by Leonard Barkan of his new book Berlin for Jews: A Twenty-First-Century Companion, and a conversation between the author and Ben Kafka, professor in the Department of Media, Culture, and...

/ December 5, 2016
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How to fight Nazis with art

Surrealism and politics meet in The Last Days of New Paris.

/ December 5, 2016

Fragments of Metropolis: Rhein & Ruhr

eutsches Haus at NYU and the University Alliance Ruhr New Yorkpresent “Fragments of Metropolis – Rhein & Ruhr,” a panel discussion among Barry Bergdoll, Niels Lehmann, and Christoph Rauhut.  The architecture of expressionism powerfully heralded in Central Europe the onset of the roaring twenties. On the occasion of...

/ November 21, 2016