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Past Programs at New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center

  • Young Lions Tour of Katharine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screen

    November 14

    Join fellow Young Lions for drinks and a private tour of the exhibition Katharine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screen. An icon of the silver screen, Hepburn’s theatrical career launched the actress’ climb to the top of Hollywood. Curator Barbara Cohen-Stratyner will guide us through 

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  • Workshop/tour for American Theater students, The New School

    October 18

    Workshop and tour for American Theater History class at Eugene Lang College, The New School.  Students learned about research opportuities at LPA and saw the Martha Swope: In Rehearsal and Katharine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screen exhibitions.

     

    contact: Victoria 

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  • Exhibition tour and workshop for college-level dance students

    September 29

    Intensive tour and gallery workshop for 26 dance students from Dean College.   Using the images on display in Martha Swope: In Rehearsal, the students investigated the photographer's sense of movement and placement of dancers.   They were able to identify various techniques and vocabularies 

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  • Orientation and research program for teaching artists

    September 27

     

    Annual orientation and research program for the teaching artists serving as Kenan Fellows at the Lincoln Center Institute.  The Fellows spend 2 terms in residence at LCI and work with the schools that participate in LCI programs.  As well as the usual "how to use LPA" orientation, 

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  • Program for Special Library Seminar, St. John's University

    August 23

    Annual program for Special Library Seminar for 1st year students at St. john's University Library School, introducing them to focused archives and librariesthroughout he city.

    Contact: Brian Adams,  adamsb@stjohns.edu St. John's 

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  • Musical Theaer seminar August session

    July 30

    Exhibition tour and introduction to performing arts research for high school students at the Second Musical Theater Seminar, presented by the 92nd Street YMHA.  The first session group visited earlier in July.  As well as the 2 gallery exhibitions, the workshop focused on the Beatrice Lillie 

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  • Exhibition programing for older visitors

    July 23

    Exhibition intensive program focusing on The Great American Revue (Astor Gallery) and two case exhibitions in the 3rd floor reading room -- on Andre Charlot's Revue of 1924 and Edison Cylindars.  Participants also viewed Star Quality: The world of Noel Coward.  Event designed to try out and 

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  • Summer Arts iInstitute MS and HS Dance classes

    July 17

    Orientation, presentation of mss, material in The Great American Revue exhibition and research workshop for students in the Middle School and High School Dance programs of the NYC Department of Education's Summer Arts Institute.  Assisting staff:  Arlene Yu

    NB Middle school 

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  • Summer Arts Institute MS/HS Instrumental Music class

    July 16

    Orientation, presentation of mss. material in The Great American Revue exhibition and research workshop for students in the Middle school and High School Instrumental  Music program of the NYC Department of Education's Summer Arts Institute.  Assisting staff:  Jonathan Hiam and Abby 

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  • Summer Arts iInstitute MS Vocal Music class

    July 13

    Orientation, presentation of mss, material in The Great American Revue exhibition and research workshop for students in the HS Vocal Music program of the NYC Department of Education's Summer Arts Institute.  Assisting staff:  Bob Kosovsky 

    NB Middle school students range from 

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  • Summer Arts iInstitute HS Vocal Music class

    July 13

    Orientation, presentation of mss, material in The Great American Revue exhibition and research workshop for students in the HS Vocal Music program of the NYC Department of Education's Summer Arts Institute.  Assisting stasff:  Karen Burke, Paul Greenhaw

     

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  • Performing Arts materials class and tour for Disney interns

    July 9

    Annual program for the summer interns at the NYC Disney Theatrical office.  Since they are Arts Management undergraduate and graduate students, it focused on the range of producers' artifacts (scripts, scores, schedules, notes, designs, etc.on display in The Great American Revue, but also 

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  • Program for Musical Theater seminar

    July 2

    Exhibition tour and introduction to performing arts research for high school students at the Musical Theater Seminar, presented by the 92nd Street YMHA.  The second session group will visit on July 30.  As well as the 3 gallery exhibitions, the workshop focused on the Beatrice Lillie materials 

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  • Research workshop/tour for Renaissance Charter HS for Innovation

    June 12

    The Renaissance Charter HS for Innovation requested a workshop on researching popular music for students.  The school schedules intensive mid-term and term-end concentrated projects.  We discussed different ways to write and write down music, using examples from the Great American Revue Read More ›
  • Musical Theatre research program

    May 30

    The Summer Musical Theatre Workshop at Fordham University's Lincoln Center campus spent an afternoon at LPA, learning how to use the Library to research songs, scripts and production material.  The event also included a session on early 20th century songwriters Irving Berlin, the Gershwins, 

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  • Educator Workshop Making Connections: History and Literature through Theater and Music

    May 24

    The decades between World War I and II saw drastic changes in many aspects of American and British life. Among these changes were suffrage, heightened expectations for equality for women and African Americans, a greater comfort level with Europe and European ideas, and wider acceptance for 

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  • workshop and tour for Newark project

    May 5

    Research workshop on writing scripts and songs with tour of The Great American Revue and Star Quality: The World of Noel Coward for Newark, NJ, Saturday intensive project involving students at the Art High School.  Group also viewed segments of Macbeth (Alex Baldwin, Angela Bassett 

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  • Playwriting research/workshop for HS students

    April 18

    Innovation HS has one week each term in which students can pursue intensive study of something not in their core curriculum, which is STEM-heavy.  This group of HS students focused on playwriting.  as wll a an orientation tour of LPA, they saw the scripts, prompt scripts, annotated lyrics, etc. Read More ›
  • Professional Development for Music Teachers

    April 9

     

    Research workshop, orientation tour and exhibition tour (Star Quality: The world of Noel Coward) for 22 Music teachers in the Trumbull, Connecticut, Public Schools. 

    Contact:

    Mike McGrath

    Music Team Leader, Trumbull Public Schools

    203-556-2616

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  • Popular music theme orientation for high school students

    March 13

    Introduction to popular music research at LPA following the Title I High School students' attendence at a Tuesday noontime Gotham Jazzmen concert in BWA.  They were studying roots music, jazz and rock & roll., so program focused on different ways that popular music could be notated and Read More ›

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