Fridays @ One - Fall 2013
Throughout the school year the Institute for Retired Professionals (IRP) presents lectures on timely topics for their members, the New School community, and the general public. Fridays @ One is supported in part by the Estelle Tolkin Memorial Fund.
Wollman Hall, 65 West 11th Street (enter at 66 West 12th Street)
Admission is free, but reservations are required; email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212.229.5682.
Fridays at 1:00 p.m.
October 11, 2013
Ruth Fertig: Yizkor
Ruth Fertig is a documentary filmmaker whose work has screened internationally, including in the United States National Archives, the London International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival and the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival. Her film Yizkor (Remembrance) uses animation by Jeanne Stern, archival film, home movies, and Super 8 footage to tell her grandmother's story of survival and resilience in the face of crushing loss during the Holocaust. Fertig won the 2010 Student Academy Award Gold Medal for Documentary and 2010 CINE Golden Eagle Award.
November 1, 2013
Barbara Garson: Down the Up Escalator: How the 99% Live in the Great Recession.
In her latest book, Barbara Garson shows us the real human cost of our economic follies. In praise of her book, George Packer of the New Yorker described her as "an appealing voice: wry, modest, realistic. She's like a sympathetic but slightly critical friend, ready with a hug and unable not to give advice." Her most famous work, MacBird!, a 1966 counterculture political parody of Macbeth was a runaway hit and one of the most controversial plays of the 1960s. Garson's many awards include an OBIE, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a MacArthur Foundation Grant. This event is co-sponsored with the School of Writing.
November 22, 2013
Julie Arslanoglu: Why does this piece of art look the way that it does?
Knowing how a work of art is constructed is integral to understanding its historical significance, preservation, and authenticity. Julie Arslanoglu, an associate research scientist at New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art, collaborates with curators and conservators in the study of artworks and conducts independent research on immunological and mass spectrometric techniques of organic materials. In 2010 she was awarded a three-year NSF-SciArt grant to work in collaboration with Columbia University to develop and apply bioanalytical techniques to the study of proteins and gums in artworks.