This weekend marks the 15th anniversary of Open House New York, an annual event that “unlocks the doors of New York’s most important buildings, offering an extraordinary opportunity to experience the city and meet the people who design, build, and preserve New York.” There are over 200 sites across all NYC boroughs participating this year (some require advance reservation, while others are open to the public). You can find more information here.
One of the participating sites is the Museum of the City of New York, which will be hosting tours of its theater collection. While the OHNY tours are now sold out, the Museum will be hosting a fascinating program series called New York’s Future in a Changing Climate through which the public can engage with environmental and civic innovators in discussions about how New York can adapt to an age of rising waters. The first event is a symposium on October 22nd, City of Rising Waters. which will feature powerful thinkers and activists including author Amitav Ghosh, journalist Andrew Revkin, and community organizer Elizabeth Yeampierre. CALA students have a special opportunity to register for the symposium at the MCNY discounted member rate. Please contact CALA to claim the discount code.
October is also the month when two major art fairs come to New York, TEFAF (the world’s pre-eminent fair in fine art and antiques), and the International Art Fair for Prints and Editions (IFPDA). In preparation for the fair openings, NYU SPS is hosting an exclusive industry panel of art fair and art business experts on October 18th who will look at the state of the art market today and analyze trends for 2018. This event is free to the public (you can find more information and RSVP here). Registration is also still open for the course ART FAIRS AND BIENNALES, which will include special curated tours to TEFAF and IFPDA.
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