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The New York Period

When Hungarian photographer Andre Kertesz first came to New York in 1936, he was already an established artist. His most famous images Chez Mondrian, Satiric Dancer and Mondrian’s Glasses and Pipe were exhibited throughout Europe during the 1920’s and 1930’s.

 Kertesz found it difficult to do photography in the United States. Because of the impending war in Europe, the government named him an enemy alien and warned him not to take pictures on the streets. But that did not stop the artist from pursuing his passion, and he spent the next fifty years capturing images of the city.

 The New York Period 1936-1985, an exhibition currently displayed at The Bruce Silverstein Gallery, features 32 photographs by Kertesz.

 “Kertesz's work reflects a sense of loneliness and alienation, which transforms the city into a lonely yet beautiful urban landscape,” said Bruce Silverstein.

 Kertesz’s photography had been influenced by his experiences, and the themes in his work evolved around loss, death, and mortality. He spent most of his life shut in from the hustle of the city, coping with depression and the death of his wife.

 Many of his photographs depict brick walls, rooftops, and old cement sidewalks.  Some feature leafless trees and snow covered parks. All images are black-and-white.

 The exhibition will remain on display at The Bruce Silverstein Gallery until March 15.

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February 24

Learning from Paul & Sheila Wellstone

A forum with leaders of social movements and electoral politics about transforming the Democratic Party through grassroots organization and involvement

CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue
$10, free to students; 6:30 p.m.

Guitarist Paul Cesarczyk will perform works by Bach, Pulenc and Rodrigo

St. Paul's Chapel
Broadway and Fulton Street
$2 suggested donation; 1 p.m.

A Devotion to Modernism
A lecture by graphic artist Jane Widmer

Cooper Union
Wollman Auditorium, Cooper Square
Free; 6:30 p.m.

The Eviction Intervention Services Winter Jazz Series
A performance by Gerald Hayes

Lexington United Methodist Church
150 E. 62nd Street between Lexington and Third Avenue
$15, $10 for seniors and students; 7:30 p.m.
212-308-2210 ext. 207

The Voices of Shadows in the Salons of Seventeen Century France
A lecture by Faith Beasley, professor at Dartmouth College and author of "Revising Memory: Women's Fiction and Memoirs in Seventeenth-Century France."

La Maison Francaise
16 Washington Mews
Free; 7:30 p.m.

Tales of Common Insanity
A staged reading by Gwynn MacDonald

The New York Theater Workshop
79 East 4th Street (between Bowery and Second Avenue)
7:30 p.m.
212-0830 ext.. 109

February 25

Anger Management  for Young Children

A talk with Krystina Keller

Early Childhood Resource and Information Center
66 Leroy Street
Free; 10:30 a.m.
Reservations required

Rent Regulation

A forum with Stanley Panesoff of Program Associate at the Community Training &
Resource Center

Lenox Hill Neighborhood House
331 East 70th Street
Free; 6 p.m.
212-744-5022 ext. 1242 or 1253
Reservations required

Poetry Writing Workshop

Jefferson Market Library
425 Sixth Avenue
Free; 4:30 p.m.

Protecting Yourself in a Tough Economy
Women's City Club of New York will offer a forum with Sara Horowitz, founder and
executive director of Working Today, an organization that provides education and service benefits to independent workers.

33 West 60th Street, 5th floor
$10; 5 p.m.
RSVP to 212-353-8070

Angela's Ashes
A group discussion of the book

Bloomingdale Library
151 West 100th Street
Free; 6 p.m.

Ethical Ambition: Living A Life of Meaning and Worth
A lecture

Metropolitan College of New York
75 Varick Street (at
Canal St.)
12 floor Student Lounge
Free; 6 p.m.
212-232-1234 ext. 7025
[email protected]

Interracial Intimacies
A lecture by Randall Kennedy, Harvard Law School Professor, about  the complexity
of race relations

Cooper Union
The Wollman Auditorium
Cooper Square
6:30 p.m.

Anxiety in the Age of Terror

A panel discussion examining the ways of coping with anxiety

The New School
66 West 12th Street
$5; 8 p.m.

February 26
CEOs: Roles & Responsibilities

A forum about the lack of integrity and leadership in the American business

92nd Street Y
92nd Street at Lexington Avenue
Kaufmann Concert Hall
$22; 8 p.m.

A Chelsea Morning
Municipal Art Society will offer a  tour with Michael Walls; stops include galleries specializing in architectural sketches, drawings and contemporary

Meet at the Howard Scott Gallery
529 West 20th Street, 7th Floor
$12; 11 a.m.

Nature and Figure Drawing
Drawing lesson for students with all skill levels

Battery Park City Parks Conservancy
2 South End Avenue
Free; 2:30

They Couldn't Stop the Beat: Rhythms of Resistance
Percussionist David Pleasant will perform rhythms from coastal Georgia and South Carolina

The Violet Café
45West 4th Street at Washington Square East
Free; 6:30 p.m.

Gotta Have It!
A discussion about how New York became  the nation's commercial capital.

New-York Historical Society
2 West 77th Street
$6, $ for students and seniors; 6: 30 p.m.

Housing Court Process
An overview of the housing court process by Alan Canner, staff attorney at Legal
Aid Society Housing Unit

105 East 22nd Street
4th Floor conference room 4A
$40; 9:30 a.m.

February 27

Unseen Struggles: Immigrant Women and New York's Hidden Economy

A seminar about mistreatment of undocumented immigrant women

Milano Graduate School
Wolff Conference Room
65 Fifth Avenue
Free; 10 a.m.

Overview of the New York State Managed Care Consumer Bill of Rights
A workshop sponsored by Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

105 East 22nd Street
4th floor conference room 4A
Free; 9:30 a.m.

Gotham Jazzmen
A performance by New York City Jazz  artists

Donnell Library
20 West 53rd Street
Free; 12:30 p.m.

Small Business Clinic
A workshop for beginning companies with Jacqueline Edwards, a Business Development Specialist of
Business Pipeline, Inc.

Science, Industry and Business Library
188 Madison Avenue
Free; 5:30 p.m.

Business Writing Skills
A Gotham Writers workshop with Kimberly Miner

1 p.m. at
Barnes and Noble
Rockefeller Plaza
600 Fifth Avenue at 48th Street

7 p.m. at
Barnes and Noble
Upper East Side
240 East 86th Street
Artis Quartet will perform works by Mozart, Wolf and von Einem

Austrian Cultural Forum
11 East 52nd Street
Free; 8 p.m.
212-319-5300 ext. 222

February 28

They Cleared the Lane: The NBA Black Pioneers

In celebration of the Black History Month, the NBA Store and Southwest Airlines will present a program about NBA legends Early Lloyd, Al Attles, Marcus Haynes with special guest Jason Kidd.

NBA Store
Fifth Avenue
and 52nd Street
Free; 1 p.m.

African-American Artists, 1929-1945: Prints, Drawings, and Paintings in The
Metropolitan Museum of Art
A gallery talk

Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
Free with Museum Admission;
11 a.m.

New York University
students will perform works by  Bach, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Beethoven and others.

Tenri Cultural Institute
43A West 13th Street
Free; 7 p.m.

A dance performance featuring ballets by Diane Fay and music by Ravel, Faure and Debussy

Florence Gould Hall
Alliance Francaise
55 East 59th Street
$20; 8 p.m.
A Celebration of Orchids
February 28- March 30
An exhibition and sale of orchids

The New York Botanical Garden
Bronx River Parkway and Fordham Road

March 1

Dress and Undress in Greek Art
A gallery talk with Beth Cohen

Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
Free with Museum admission; 11:00 a.m.

Made in America: American Music of the 19th and 20th century
A performance by pianist Max Lifchitz

Donnell Library
20 West 53rd Street
2:30 p.m.

March 2

Night Owl Special Bike Tours
An evening bike tour through Midtown Manhattan

Bike The Big Apple
69th Street & 2nd Avenue
$39-$59 (includes bike with front and back lights,
helmet and guide); 8 p.m.

Leonardo's Drawings and the Third Dimension
A lecture by Kathleen Weil-Garris Brandt, professor of fine arts, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.

Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium
Free with Museum admission; 2:00 p.m.



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