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The Museum will close at 4:30pm on Thursday, May 5.

An Evening with Barry Lewis: Modernism

Speaker: 
Barry Lewis
Tue, 03/22/2016 - 18:30
Tue, March 22nd, 2016 | 6:30 pm

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Today midcentury modern is all the rage, bringing back designs of the 1950s like the Seagram Building and Lever House. But that era had its roots in the 1920s, when a daring generation of designers shook up establishment design. Join Barry Lewis for an exploration of New York’s classics of the 1950s and ’60s and the original 1920s works that inspired them.

Barry Lewis, an architectural historian who teaches at Cooper Union Forum, is the long-time host of a popular walking tour series on PBS.

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Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America

Speaker: 
Douglas Brinkley
Tue, 03/15/2016 - 18:30
Tue, March 15th, 2016 | 6:30 pm

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Although Theodore Roosevelt is often credited for his initial efforts in American environmental conservation, it was his distant cousin—the 32nd President—who upheld the vision of state-run systems for nature preservation. Historian Douglas Brinkley reveals Franklin D. Roosevelt’s legacy as the founder of the Civilian Conservation Corps and ambassador for the preservation of the American land.

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Lincoln and Immigration

Speaker: 
Harold Holzer
Thu, 03/03/2016 - 18:30
Thu, March 3rd, 2016 | 6:30 pm

PROGRAM CANCELLATION: This program has been canceled because it has just been announced that Harold Holzer is being awarded the 2016 Goldsmith Book Prize the evening of March 3 for Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion. This award—which recognizes an outstanding trade and academic book that examines the intersection between the media, politics, and public policy—is presented by the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

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A Passion for Leadership: Lessons on Change and Reform from Fifty Years of Public Service

Speaker: 
Robert M. Gates
Charlie Rose (moderator)
Mon, 01/18/2016 - 18:30
Mon, January 18th, 2016 | 6:30 pm

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Inside the Surveillance State

Speaker: 
Linda Greenhouse
Robert Post
Kenji Yoshino
Sat, 02/27/2016 -
09:30 to 11:00
Sat, February 27th, 2016 |
9:30 am to 11:00 am

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9–9:30 am: Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:30–11 am: Program

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The White House: A Family Affair

Speaker: 
Betty Boyd Caroli
David Nasaw
Geoffrey C. Ward
Gil Troy (moderator)
Wed, 02/24/2016 - 18:30
Wed, February 24th, 2016 | 6:30 pm

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Experts discuss how the First Family has played a role in defining the legacy of 20th-century presidencies since Theodore Roosevelt. In our form of government we do not, as the British do, separate out the ceremonial functions assigned to the “royal family” from those given the “prime minister and Cabinet.” In our own peculiar way, we have evolved a system in which we have a president who “rules” and a First Family in the White House that “reigns.”

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The Persistence of Prejudice: A Conversation on Race

Speaker: 
Pamela Newkirk
James McBride (moderator)
Mon, 02/22/2016 - 18:30
Mon, February 22nd, 2016 | 6:30 pm

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Four decades after emancipation and the conclusion of the Civil War, the dawn of the 20th century was an era marked by a rising tide of political disenfranchisement and social scorn for African Americans. Against the backdrop of the exhibition of Ota Benga, a young Congolese man displayed in the Bronx Zoo Monkey House, authors Pamela Newkirk and James McBride explore New York’s difficult struggles with race, prejudice, and discrimination.

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America’s Four Bills of Rights

Speaker: 
Akhil Reed Amar
Randall Kennedy
Tue, 02/16/2016 - 18:30
Tue, February 16th, 2016 | 6:30 pm

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How have Americans over the centuries thought about issues such as corporate rights, campaign finance, religious and racial equality, gun control, government surveillance, and affirmative social rights? Two renowned constitutional scholars discuss four American Bills of Rights: The Founders’ Bill of Rights enacted in the late 18th century; the “Second Bill of Rights” generated by the framers of the Fourteenth Amendment; the Bill of Rights the Supreme Court generally enforces today; and a possible fourth Bill of Rights that future Americans deserve.

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Reconstruction at 150

Speaker: 
David W. Blight
Eric Foner
Edna Greene Medford
Harold Holzer (moderator)
Sat, 02/13/2016 -
09:30 to 11:00
Sat, February 13th, 2016 |
9:30 am to 11:00 am

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9–9:30 am: Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:30–11 am: Program

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Justice and Race

Speaker: 
Bryan Stevenson
Brent Staples (moderator)
Tue, 02/09/2016 - 18:30
Tue, February 9th, 2016 | 6:30 pm

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Bryan Stevenson, one of the nation's foremost lawyers, has dedicated his career to defending the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of the criminal justice system. In an intimate conversation, Stevenson charts his remarkable journey to combat injustice and racial discrimination and explores how compassion can transform our courts.

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