Architecture and Authorship : 2 Week Intensive Course-August Session
Aug
14
to Aug 23

Architecture and Authorship : 2 Week Intensive Course-August Session

“Who is the author of this building?” “That’s easy. Me, the architect!”

You might say.

Is the answer that simple? What if you are dealing with an existing building? Whose story will this be? The old architect or yours? How about the old masters that have inspired you during the design process, how much do they a ect you as a designer? Doesn’t contemporary culture make you who you are? And all the computer programs that you use; do they somehow control you?

If you are interested in exploring such questions, please join us for a two week introductory seminar with philosophical readings and architectural explorations in the built environment of New York. Architecture background is not mandatory but prefered. See our website for more information and feel free to contact us from our email address.

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Architecture and Authorship : 2 Week Intensive Course-June Session
Jun
12
to Jun 21

Architecture and Authorship : 2 Week Intensive Course-June Session

“Who is the author of this building?” “That’s easy. Me, the architect!”

You might say.

Is the answer that simple? What if you are dealing with an existing building? Whose story will this be? The old architect or yours? How about the old masters that have inspired you during the design process, how much do they a ect you as a designer? Doesn’t contemporary culture make you who you are? And all the computer programs that you use; do they somehow control you?

If you are interested in exploring such questions, please join us for a two week introductory seminar with philosophical readings and architectural explorations in the built environment of New York. Architecture background is not mandatory but prefered. See our website for more information and feel free to contact us from our email address.

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Exceptional private tour, limited to 6 participants
May
9
2:30 PM14:30

Exceptional private tour, limited to 6 participants

Life Like is one of the most puzzling and fascinating exhibition in town. The exhibition addresses in one deep exploration: life, death and its colors in sculptural representation from the antiquity to this day.

This is a unique chance to see the show with a small intimate group.

The Museum is exceptionally allowing this visit. 

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Before the Fall: German and Austrian Art of the 1930s
Apr
26
9:50 AM09:50

Before the Fall: German and Austrian Art of the 1930s

This special private tour led by Dr. Barbara Stehle, a specialist of Max Beckmann, takes place before opening hours of the Neue Galerie. The exhibition "Before the Fall" adresses the complex and rich years before the Second World War with powerful examples of Germany's strong artistic voice at the time. A voice, Hitler wanted to shut down.

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Inside Il Divino: Barbara Stehlé on Michelangelo
Feb
1
9:30 AM09:30

Inside Il Divino: Barbara Stehlé on Michelangelo

This class is sold out.

Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475–1564) was one of the greatest artistic forces of the Renaissance. Few in his time, and few since, have matched his command of multiple artistic forms. Michelangelo was a poet, a painter, a sculptor, and an architect. In all these forms, Michelangelo's search for a powerful expression was accompanied by his relentless commitment to excellence combined with his admiration of the antique and his rule-breaking instinct. 

Very early on, Michelangelo showed an extraordinary mastery of designo. His formal gift and his perceptive nature gave him an uncanny ability for creating art that impressed and moved all. At 25 years old, the artist dominated the Italian scene along with Leonardo Da Vinci, 20 years his elder. At 89 years old, he passed away, bearing the title of "father and master of all the arts." The unique gathering of works by the artist in the exhibition Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer will allow us to explore the virtuosity of Michelangelo's multifaceted practice established between two key cities of the Renaissance: Florence and Rome.

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Inside Il Divino: Barbara Stehlé on Michelangelo
Jan
25
9:30 AM09:30

Inside Il Divino: Barbara Stehlé on Michelangelo

THIS CLASS IS SOLD OUT.

Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475–1564) was one of the greatest artistic forces of the Renaissance. Few in his time, and few since, have matched his command of multiple artistic forms. Michelangelo was a poet, a painter, a sculptor, and an architect. In all these forms, Michelangelo's search for a powerful expression was accompanied by his relentless commitment to excellence combined with his admiration of the antique and his rule-breaking instinct. 

Very early on, Michelangelo showed an extraordinary mastery of designo. His formal gift and his perceptive nature gave him an uncanny ability for creating art that impressed and moved all. At 25 years old, the artist dominated the Italian scene along with Leonardo Da Vinci, 20 years his elder. At 89 years old, he passed away, bearing the title of "father and master of all the arts." The unique gathering of works by the artist in the exhibition Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer will allow us to explore the virtuosity of Michelangelo's multifaceted practice established between two key cities of the Renaissance: Florence and Rome.

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Inside Il Divino: Barbara Stehlé on Michelangelo
Jan
18
9:30 AM09:30

Inside Il Divino: Barbara Stehlé on Michelangelo

This class is sold out.

Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475–1564) was one of the greatest artistic forces of the Renaissance. Few in his time, and few since, have matched his command of multiple artistic forms. Michelangelo was a poet, a painter, a sculptor, and an architect. In all these forms, Michelangelo's search for a powerful expression was accompanied by his relentless commitment to excellence combined with his admiration of the antique and his rule-breaking instinct. 

Very early on, Michelangelo showed an extraordinary mastery of designo. His formal gift and his perceptive nature gave him an uncanny ability for creating art that impressed and moved all. At 25 years old, the artist dominated the Italian scene along with Leonardo Da Vinci, 20 years his elder. At 89 years old, he passed away, bearing the title of "father and master of all the arts." The unique gathering of works by the artist in the exhibition Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer will allow us to explore the virtuosity of Michelangelo's multifaceted practice established between two key cities of the Renaissance: Florence and Rome.

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Gallery Talk on Ruth Asawa
Oct
19
3:00 PM15:00

Gallery Talk on Ruth Asawa

Ruth Asawa exhibition is one of the most delightful and sophisticated to be seen in the Chelsea Galleries this fall. Drawings and sculptures invite us into Asawa personal investigation of form construction and space. Heir of the Bauhaus weaving tradition and contemporary to minimalism, Asawa extended the possibilities of art into a remarkably original direction.

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Gallery talk on Kara Walker
Oct
12
3:00 PM15:00

Gallery talk on Kara Walker

Kara Walker's new show has been the talk the town this fall. The new work confronts without ambiguity the current American bigotry landscape. The work is powerful and sobering. Yet, it will leave you inspired by the bravery of an artist and the impact art can have to protest and resist. 

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Jan
7
5:00 PM17:00

Fragonard Drawings at the MET

Fragonard is known for his elegant and flirtatious depiction of XVIII century court life. This exhibition presents a more personal view of the French artist. We discover an outstanding technician applying his skills with loving attention to the depiction of nature. There is something unforgettable about his gardens, at ones intimate and grand. The art of living in the XVIII century out of doors in the most poetic manner.

Fragonard, Italian garden with cyprus, Sanguine, 1774

Fragonard, Italian garden with cyprus, Sanguine, 1774

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Dec
13
2:30 PM14:30

Max Beckmann in NY

Max Beckmann, Departure, 1932-33

Max Beckmann was one of the greatest artist of the XXth century. He is a contemporary of Picasso and Matisse. His life took him from Germany to Paris, to Amsterdam and finally to the US, with appointments teaching in Saint Louis and in NYC. 

Dr. Barbara Stehle is a specialist of Max Beckmann, she will conduct a visit of the exhibition Max Beckmann in New York at the Metropolitan Museum examining the artist symbolism, use of color and strong compositional style. 

 

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Dec
2
2:30 PM14:30

Les dessins de Fragonard au MET une visite en Français

L'exposition est l'occasion d'examiner le travail d’un très grand artiste dont les dessins révèlent une dextérité artistique extraordinaire et un amour de l’art de vivre en jardin. De l'antique au naturalisme naissant, l'art de Fragonard évoque un savoir faire et un savoir vivre à savourer.

Fragonard, Sanguine, Jardin Italien avec Cyprès, 1774

Fragonard, Sanguine, Jardin Italien avec Cyprès, 1774

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Jul
4
to Jul 8

MOTHER & DAUGHTER ART ADVENTURE IN PARIS

Mothers & Daughters: Spend a week together discovering Paris, and all the great art that it has to offer.  Barbara Stehle will guide an intimate group through the streets, gardens and museums.  Each day will have two sessions. 

DETAILED ITINERARY

COST: $ 1400 per person per week. Fee includes museum entrance fees, and guided tours.  It does not include transportation or lodging.

* recommendations for places to dine and stay in Paris are available on request

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