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New York Behind the Scenes

Gain valuable insights from New York’s movers and shakers, who will help you to take full advantage of the City’s cultural and governmental resources. David Redden, former vice chairman of Sotheby’s and chairman of its Books and Manuscripts Department, will discuss his experiences with a gavel; Esther Crain, author of The Gilded Age in New York (1870–1910), will speak about the metamorphosis of the City during those tumultuous years; David Staller, founder and artistic director of Gingold Theatrical Group, will talk about presenting works that celebrate human rights and free speech through the humanitarian vision of George Bernard Shaw; Felice Cohen, author of 90 Lessons for Living Large in 90 Square Feet (…or More), will reveal how she compensated for lack of living space by using the City; and Sheryll Bellman will showcase her book Through the Shopping Glass, which pays tribute to 100 years of Christmas window displays. Onsite sessions include tours of the New York City Bar Association, the New York Academy of Medicine’s building and artifacts, and New York University College of Dentistry’s training facilities.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Knowledge of the leaders of New York City’s cultural institutions
  • Greater appreciation for cultural opportunities in New York City

Ideal for

  • The culturally engaged
  • Those seeking personal enrichment or professional development
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.