Take a museum or gallery tour, a fitness class, and more from the comfort of your home.

Quicklist:


Highlights from the NYU Grey Art Gallery’s Collection of Modern Asian and Middle Eastern Art

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Join the NYU Grey Art Gallery’s Lynn Gumpert, Director, and Michèle Wong (STEINHARDT ’80), Associate Director | Head of Exhibitions and Collections, in a discussion and virtual tour of the highlights of NYU’s unparalleled and unique Abby Weed Grey Collection of Modern Asian and Middle Eastern Art.

Donated to NYU in 1974 by art collector and patron Abby Weed Grey, the collection includes some of the largest institutional holdings of Iranian, Indian, and Turkish modern art outside those countries. At a time when few Americans were attuned to contemporary art from the Middle East and Asia, Grey assembled a substantial collection of some 700 works.


A virtual tour of NYU ISAW’s current exhibition: A WONDER TO BEHOLD: Craftsmanship and the Creation of Babylon's Ishtar Gate, Gallery Curator Clare Fitzgerald (CAS ’04)

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In this virtual tour of NYU ISAW’s current exhibition: A Wonder to Behold: Craftsmanship and the Creation of Babylon's Ishtar Gate, Gallery Curator Clare Fitzgerald will share the story of the monument’s creation, meaning, and modern discovery and show an icon of the ancient world continues to inspire wonder today.


Virtual Fitness Class for Elementary Aged Children

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30 minutes of fun for kids ages 5-12! This can be an indoor or outdoor activity. Parents should feel free to join in or take that much needed break. Children will be led through a jumping, jogging, crawling, and skipping a workout to keep them active and burn off some energy!

Led by Angela Severn, MS, ATC, CSCS; Certified Athletic Trainer in the NYU Department of Athletics as well as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).

Equipment Needed: Sneakers, appropriate apparel for jumping/crawling, two water bottles/cans of soup or light toys, and a sports ball to dribble or toss to a partner or wall.


Intro to Summer Wines

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Sit back and relax in this fun and informative class where you will learn the basics of summer wines from NYU alumna Stephanie Staab (CAS '02, STEINHARDT '06), a wine expert living and working in Southern California’s Wine Country! Get a glass and sip from home!


NYU Alumni 101: Connect to Your Network

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Learn about your exclusive NYU alumni benefits and how to connect to the larger alumni community!

Intro to Tap with a Broadway Dancer

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This class, taught by NYU alumna Karissa Royster (CAS ’16), is a beginner's exploration of tap dance, using a traditional "soft-shoe" technique. Students will learn to approach tap dance with a musical mind, as they embody different grooves & rhythmical patterns. No tap shoes required; any hard- or soft-soled shoe is recommended for class.

Karissa Royster is a NYC-based performer, choreographer, and educator. Originally from San Antonio, Karissa is a graduate of NYU, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in History and was a Jackie Robinson Foundation scholar. In April 2016, she made her Broadway debut as the Dance Captain and as a member of the dance ensemble in Shuffle Along, or, the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 & All That Followed, choreographed by Savion Glover and directed by George C. Wolfe. Karissa performed at the 70th Annual Tony Awards with the company of Shuffle Along, nominated for Best Musical and Best Choreography, as well as on ABC’s broadcast of “Taking the Stage: Changing America,” in which she had the honor of performing with Savion Glover and fellow cast members for President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. She teaches workshops at various institutions across the United States and is passionate about preserving and sharing the beautiful tradition of tap dance, as well as exploring its roots in American history & vernacular music.

Presented by Arts and Science Alumni Relations.

Landscapes of Construction and Extinction: Art and Ecology in the Americas

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Join NYU Professor Edward Sullivan in exploring the concept of “landscape” and representations of nature by European and American artists in South and North America from the 19th to the 20th centuries.

Hymn to Apollo: The Ancient World and the Ballets Russes Virtual Tour with Gallery Curator, Clare Fitzgerald (CAS ’04)

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What can we know about ancient dance? Why did European avant-garde artists look to antiquity at the beginning of the twentieth century? Hymn to Apollo: The Ancient World and the Ballet Russes explores both the role of dance in ancient culture and the influence of antiquity on the modernist reinventions of the Ballets Russes, the ground-breaking dance company founded in Paris by Sergei Diaghilev. Featuring a wide range of works including ancient pottery, sculpture, and metalwork, as well as watercolors, photographs, and costumes from the Ballets Russes, this virtual exhibition tour presents a rich dialogue between the ancient and the modern.

French Landscape at the Margins of Survival

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Join IFA Professor Thomas Crow for a virtual return to the closed galleries of 19th-century French painting at the Metropolitan Museum as he discusses how landscape works so often viewed as pleasant idylls find another story of precarious existence in unforgiving rural terrain. Prof Crow will explore how present-day fears of plague, hunger, and displacement find a mirror in these paintings.

Getting to Know: May Day Update from the Tamiment Library

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Join Shannon O'Neill and Mike Koncewicz of the Tamiment-Wagner Collections to learn more about newly acquired and processed materials in the Tamiment. The Tamiment-Wagner Collections document histories of social movements, labor, the Left, and political radicalism.

20th Anniversary Celebration of Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives

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The extraordinary efforts of ordinary people are visible during this pandemic as never before. Join us for a virtual panel discussion with young workers about documenting working people’s lives and a celebration of the 20th Anniversary paperback edition of Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives - A Pictorial History of Working People in New York City, by Rachel Bernstein and Debra E. Bernhardt.

Learn Chess Basics

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Join us for a family-friendly introduction to chess, including a demonstration on chess basics, featuring:

  • Jennifer Shahade (CAS '03) - a two-time U.S. Women’s Chess Champion, Program Director at US Chess Women, speaker, host, author and PokerStars Ambassador
  • Fred Waitzkin (GSAS ’68) - author of the internationally acclaimed best seller Searching for Bobby Fischer, the story of three years in the lives of Fred and his chess prodigy son
  • Adam Trodd (STERN ’22) - Director of E-learning for Thinking Cup Learning and the Director of the STARS Program for Chess at Three

Race and Criminal Justice: an NYU Reads Panel Discussion

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As part of our events for the NYU Reads program, CAS mounted a faculty panel discussion on the topics of race and the criminal justice system.

Conversation with Investigative Reporter Madeleine Baran (GSAS '04)

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An online conversation between award-winning investigative reporter and the host of the In the Dark podcast, Madeleine Baran (GSAS '04), and Yvonne Latty (TSOA '84, GSAS '90).

Holiday Sparkling Wine and Appetizer Pairings

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Prepare for a culinary and Champagne pairing journey. Get in the holiday mood with this festive and informative online class where you will learn an insider approach to Champagne, sparkling wine, and bubbly cocktails, from NYU alumna Stephanie Staab (CAS '02, STEINHARDT ’06), a wine expert living and working in Southern California’s Wine Country. Create your own gourmet perfectly paired appetizers from home chef Jessica Bynoe (CAS '04, WAGNER '05), NYU alumna and quarantine cookbook author living in NYC. Get a glass and sip from home. Don’t miss this fabulous collaboration streaming live in place of our Annual Holiday Party!

Abstract Art: A Global History

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Join NYU professors Pepe Karmel, author of the just-released Abstract Art: A Global History, and Edward J. Sullivan as they discuss new histories of abstraction.

Devotion and Decadence: The Berthouville Treasure and Roman Luxury from the Bibliothèque nationale de France with Gallery Curator, Clare Fitzgerald (CAS ’04)

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Discovered by chance by a farmer in rural Normandy while plowing his field, the Berthouville Treasure is the largest and best-preserved hoard of silver from the ancient world.  

How to Nail the Zoom (Virtual) Interview

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During these unprecedented times, now more than ever, interviews, meetings and even networking events are taking place over virtual platforms. Specifically, ZOOM has become the ubiquitous channel of choice for job interviews. The basics of interviewing still apply, but there is another dimension now to the process and how candidates can best present themselves. During this interactive workshop, you will hear from a panel of experts and learn from each other through real-time mock interviews. You’ll also discover how to: Answer standard interview questions authentically and prepare for some “surprise” questions Set yourself up for success using the basic and advanced functionalities of Zoom Strategically connect with your interviewer in a virtual setting

For one hour and “in one room” this event will bring together:

  • Seasoned Executive Recruiter and Career Strategist Ruth Rama-Witt (CAS '94), who conceptualized this workshop because of the coaching and preparation that went into her recruitment practice!
  • Veteran Personal Stylist, Kim Apodaca, who serves an international client list through her practice, Recharge Your Style;
  • TV Host/ Media Coach Leila Sbitani, who has been teaching industry professionals in New York for over 15 years.

Engaging Art: Lynn Gumpert In Conversation with Roslyn Bernstein, PhD (GSAS '67, '74)

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Join Lynn Gumpert, director of Grey Art Gallery, and Roslyn Bernstein (GSAS '67, '74) in conversation about reporting on art around the globe—revealing new dimensions in contemporary artmaking and strategies for resisting censorship.

Behind the Scenes at the Grey: Cultivating Talent at NYU’s Grey Art Gallery, from Graduate Curatorial Assistants to Art World Luminaries

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In this conversation moderated by the Grey’s Director, Lynn Gumpert, three of the gallery’s former GCAs who went on to become art world luminaries discuss their current projects and look back on their time at the Grey.

Welcome to Fear City: Lessons from the 1970s for a New Era of Fiscal Crisis

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Join Kim Phillips-Fein, NYU professor and author of Fear City: New York's Fiscal Crisis and the Rise of Austerity Politics and Invisible Hands: The Businessmen's Crusade Against the New Deal for a discussion.

Trading Privacy for Convenience in the Age of Technology

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Join fellow alumni for an online conversation between the author of "Artificial Unintelligence: How Computers Misunderstand the World," Meredith Broussard, Associate Professor of Journalism and Andrea Jones-Rooy, host of the live-streaming YouTube series and podcast "Ask a Political Scientist" and Visiting Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies at the NYU Center for Data Science.

Celebrating Women of Color Leaders: Inspiring the Next Generation

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In recognition of Women’s History Month, celebrate activist and NYU alumna Dorothy Irene Height, former Steinhardt professor Jeanne Noble, among other exceptional NYU graduates who are also outstanding members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

CAS Bentson Virtual Dean's Lecture Kwame Anthony Appiah

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A discussion of the changing ways in which work fits into the main ethical project: making a life. Globalization and automation are seen as posing challenges for many kinds of workers. What – if anything – can philosophy say about the appropriate social response?