In this 10-class series, award-winning art curator Natasha Schlesinger will present a survey of the most relevant and exciting contemporary art on view right now, through virtual tours of gallery and museum exhibitions and artists’ studios in New York City and beyond. She will take you from the blue-chip galleries of David Zwirner to the Whitney and MOMA, giving you an opportunity to virtually meet the artists whose work you’re viewing. Sessions will examine the most important themes in the current climate. This series is designed for both the art enthusiast and the seasoned collector and will introduce contemporary trends as well as new and established artists.
10 sessions, January to October 2021
Time: Most sessions will take place on the fourth Monday of every month, 5:00-6:15 p.m. ET. Dates and times may vary.
Calling all history lovers! Explore the ancient worlds of Egypt, Greece and Rome in this comprehensive examination of three of the world’s major civilizations—through the art and architecture, cultural, religious and political history, you will discover the secrets to their lasting power and influence in the region and beyond. In nine sessions, our premier guides will offer a fascinating look at the rulers of the day, the myths and mysteries, innovations and idiosyncrasies of each, while weaving dynamic storytelling, cross-cultural context and assessing the epic impact of these civilizations across time.
9 sessions, January to September 2021
Most sessions will take place on the third Wednesday of every month, 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET, except in January and June. Dates and times may vary.
Looking for ways to practice better mind-body health in the new year and incorporate self-care into your daily life? Join us for the ultimate reboot: A fully curated 10-month-long virtual program, featuring 12 sessions with six world-class wellness and healthy-living practitioners. Reactivate your mind, body and spirit with a holistic approach to improving your health, resilience and inner peace, through meditation, coaching, guided conversation, yoga—and eating, cooking and sleeping smarter! Let our experts be your guide to well-being in 2021—#lifegoals.
12 sessions, January to October 2021
11 interactive small-group sessions, plus 1 private astrology reading to be scheduled separately. Third or fourth Tuesday of every month, 12:30-2:00 p.m. ET. Dates and times may vary.
2020 truly may have been the year for building your back bar at home, rather than heading to your favorite hotel haunt, but there’s just something about a great hotel cocktail bar that gets us every time. So in 2021, travel the globe with us each month as we bring some of our favorite hotel bars—and their mixologists—to you, and learn how to concoct signature cocktails (or invent your own house specials) with their expert advice. We’ll make our way to Italy, New Orleans, Scotland, Harbour Island, New York, Mexico City and more, including a visit to the No. 1 bar in the world (hint: it’s in London and has its own house-distilled gin), learning tricks of the trade and stirring up secret recipes as we go. Whether you like your drink bitter or neat, tall and dark, infused, spicy, icy or sweet, join us and we’ll drink to that!
11 sessions, January to November 2021
Third Thursday of every month (except in March, April and July), 5:00-6:15 p.m. ET. Dates and times may vary.
Have a passion for fashion or a fascination with global style? Fashion as Feminism, with Parsons New School lecturer and fashion historian Jessica Glasscock and Indagare Founder Melissa Biggs Bradley, will examine how iconic female designers such as Elsa Schiaparelli, Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, Vivienne Westwood and Stella McCartney have used fashion to create change. Plus, an inside look at the Met Costume Institute’s About Time show, as well as private shopping experiences at Schiaparelli in Paris, Fendi in Rome and much more!
10 Sessions, October to June 2021
Alternating Thursdays, October to June. Times may vary.
Meet such world-renowned designers and tastemakers as Michael Smith, India Hicks, Meryanne Loum-Martin, Pietro Cicognani and Alessandra Branca, and textile experts Lisa Fine and Nathalie Farman-Farma, in this series of discussions examining the latest trends, innovations and ideas in design and travel.
10 Sessions, October to July 2021
Second Tuesday of every month (with the exception of the first session). Times may vary.
Come with us once a month to cook with chefs in 10 top cooking school kitchens around the globe and learn how to prepare delicious dishes—from Puglia and Tuscany to Thailand, Kyoto, Copenhagen, Paris and beyond.
10 Lessons, October to July 2021
Second Wednesday of every month. Times may vary.
With art historian Page Knox, trace the development of painting and sculpture in Florence from the origins of the Italian Renaissance into the Baroque, looking closely at works by Giotto, Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, Caravaggio and Bernini. If you cannot get to Italy this year, this course will transport you to the Uffizi, the Vatican, the Borghese and beyond.
10 Lectures with Q&A, October to July 2021
Third Thursday of every month, 12:30 – 1:45 p.m. ET
From Leonardo da Vinci to The Reinstallation of MOMA, 2020 has been a year of exceptional exhibitions, many of which had to be rescheduled, due to COVID-19. Travel with art historian Page Knox, as she takes you on virtual tours at home and abroad for an insider’s view of top shows, with a deep examination both of major featured works and the creation of the shows themselves.
10 Lectures with Q&A, October to July 2021
Second Thursday of every month, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. ET
This comprehensive course led by art historian Page Knox cultivates the ability to “read” a work of art. Each class will examine specific monuments and masterworks and consider their social, aesthetic and political aspects, along with their artists' biographies.
24 Lectures with Q&A, October to May 2021
*This class is now at capacity, but please contact us if you'd like to join next year.