Macaulay Seminar One at Brooklyn College
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8/29 Introductions and Preparations, Preparation for the Night at the Museum.
9/3 (No class 9/5) What is Art? What is an Artist? Where is Art? 9/3 AFTER CLASS Brooklyn Museum (after class) #2 train to Eastern Parkway/Brooklyn Museum (eat dinner before you come, meet at Museum at 7 PM)
9/10 and 9/12 What is Beauty, What is Art, What is Truth
9/17 and 9/19 Music and Musical Truths 9/17 NO CLASS Juilliard Jazz Quartet. Peter Jay Sharp Theater at Lincoln Center. Meet at 155 West 65th Street at 645 PM.  We have to wait in line for standby tickets! If you are late, you might not get in. Performance is at 8 PM.
  • Has Pop Music Changed?” (radio show–listen to the whole show–about an hour–using the player linked on this page)
  • And discussion and examples of our own music
  • Marsalis on Music
9/24 and 9/26 Poetry
10/1 and 10/3 Photography  10/1 Guest speaker Michael Grohman
10/8 and 10/10 Urban Art and the City as Art 10/10 NO CLASS Visit to International Center of Photography. Meet at ICP at 4:30 PM. 1133 6th Avenue and 43rd Street. Directions are on this page. BRING YOUR CULTURAL PASSPORT (otherwise you will have to pay for admission).10/11 Snapshot NYC–take a photo of the city anytime on that day!
10/15 and 10/17 Opera 10/15 NO CLASS. Metropolitan Opera, “Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Meet at the fountain at Lincoln Center at 645 PM. Performance is at 730 PM. (Be aware that on 10/15, ALL classes folllow a MONDAY schedule. So go to your Monday classes, and then meet us at Lincoln Center at 645 PM).
10/22 and 10/24 Storytelling and Oral Performance Art
10/29 and 10/31 Death, War, Memorials 10/31 NO CLASS Visit to 9/11 Memorial (directions) and Vietnam Memorial. Meet at Albany and Greenwich Streets (yellow star on map) at 415 PM. Don’t be late! We’ll be walking a lot so wear comfortable shoes.
11/5 and 11/7 Dance and the Body in/as Art 11/7 NO CLASS Meet at the Lincoln Center Fountain for American Ballet Theater performance. Meet at 7 PM. Performance is at 7.
11/12 and 11/14 Religion and Religious Art
11/19 and 11/21 Gender and the Gendered Body in Art 11/21 NO CLASS Meet at Macaulay Honors College for a staged reading of a new play (details to come)
11/26 (no class 11/28 Thanksgiving) Access to the Arts
12/3 and 12/5 Bringing it Together and Preparing Presentations
  • Your Professor’s Final Exam
  • Reviewing Presentations and Starting Your Own
12/10 and 12/12 Food and Culinary Arts 12/10 NO CLASS. Instead meet on WEDNESDAY 12/11 at Symphony Space, Broadway at 95th Street, for Selected Shorts, in and Out of the Kitchen with Lucky Peach.
  • 12/12 Class celebration…bring your own culinary creations!
  • Listen to some other Selected Shorts
12/17 and 12/19 Presentations
  • Final Projects presented and enjoyed by all.