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Henry James’s perceptiveness about American and British upper- and middle-class social and artistic life was unmatched by any other writer of his generation.  Evoking the colors and textures, the shapes and tastes, and the blend of physical and psychological impressions of the turn of the century, his fiction reflects a painterly sensibility deeply rooted in a life-long, often passionate, relationship with the visual arts. Henry James and American Painting (running June 9 through September 10, 2017) is the first museum exhibition to explore the fascinating intersection between James’s friendships with expatriate American artists, such as John La Farge, John Singer Sargent, and James McNeill Whistler, and his literary work.  Join us for the docent-led tour only ($50), or add an afternoon tea ($75).  

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM; starting 7/12/2017, ending 7/12/2017

Please read: Docent-Led Tour and Tea

Tuition: $75.00

Location : T.B.D. Location : 
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Instructor : N.A. 



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Henry James’s perceptiveness about American and British upper- and middle-class social and artistic life was unmatched by any other writer of his generation.  Evoking the colors and textures, the shapes and tastes, and the blend of physical and psychological impressions of the turn of the century, his fiction reflects a painterly sensibility deeply rooted in a life-long, often passionate, relationship with the visual arts. Henry James and American Painting (running June 9 through September 10, 2017) is the first museum exhibition to explore the fascinating intersection between James’s friendships with expatriate American artists, such as John La Farge, John Singer Sargent, and James McNeill Whistler, and his literary work.  Join us for the docent-led tour only ($50), or add an afternoon tea ($75).  

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM; starting 7/12/2017, ending 7/12/2017

Please read: Docent-Led Tour Only

Tuition: $50.00

Location : T.B.D. Location : 
  T.B.D..

Instructor : N.A. 



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Discover the “Boulevard of Dreams,” home to awesome art deco architecture, numerous historic landmarks, and a fascinating history.  The Grand Concourse is a thoroughfare that boasts an Italian Renaissance styled 1924 palazzo designed to serve as a retirement home for wealthy families who had lost their fortunes (the Andrew Freedman Home), the Bronx County Courthouse (the Mario Merola Building), the Bronx Museum, many houses of worship, a fabulous 1929 “Wonder Theatre” (the Loew’s Paradise), and Poe Cottage (former home to Edgar Allan Poe).  Course fee includes a snack and admission to the Poe Cottage.  

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM; starting 7/25/2017, ending 7/25/2017

Tuition: $50.00

Location : T.B.D. Location : 
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Instructor : Susan Birnbaum 



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