THE GENERAL SOCIETY

SPRING 2019 LECTURES 

The Labor, Literature and Landmarks Series and Artisan Lecture series continues a tradition of public lectures that started at the Society in 1837.

Future Lectures in 2019  (Please scroll down for current lectures)

On February, Feb 1st,  Irene O’Garden described her riveting new memoir, Risking The Rapids: How My Wilderness Adventure Healed My Childhood. 

On Tuesday, February 26th – Tim Alpaugh, artisan, will discuss the restoration of The Craft and History of Golf.  

On Tuesday, March 12, Artisan Jeff Wasson, an artist who specializes in making historical reproductions of medieval armor, will discuss his trade. To register, please click here.

On Tuesday, March 19th, Landmark Lecture, Janet W. Foster, architectural historian and historic preservation consultant will discuss Pattern Books and 19thCentury American Building. To register, please click here.  

On Tuesday, March 26th, acclaimed Korean Chef,  Sohui Kim will describe her profession and talk about her restaurants, her projects and her cookbooks, The Good Fork and Korean Home Cooking.  To register, please click here.

On Tuesday, April 2nd, Julie Dobrow, will speak about the fascinating lives of Mabel Loomis Todd, Emily Dickinson’s first editor, and her daughter Millicent Todd Bingham in Born Too Soon, Born Too Late, presented in partnership with the Victorian Society.  Free admission. To register, please click here.

On Tuesday, April 9th, atelier Berthold Hoffmann, will discuss the design and manufacturing of cast iron cookware and sterling silver fine tableware. To register, please click  here

On Tuesday April 16th,  Michael Devonshire, Director of Conservation, Jan Hird Pokorny Associates  will discuss Through the Glass: The Evolution of the Window in Historic Buildings. To register, please click here.

On Thursday, April 25– Robert Wiesenberger will discuss the new book,  Transitional Moments: Marcel Breuer, the W. C. Vaughan Co. and the Bauhaus In America. To register,  please click here.

On Tuesday, May 7th, artisan Bruno Paulin Lopez, master upholsterer will provide an overview of his craft. To register, please click here

On Tuesday, May 14th, at 7pm, a special screening of the acclaimed documentary, The World Before Your Feet, the story of Matt Green’s odyssey to walk the 8,000 miles of roads and paths of New York City. Matt Green will be present along with the film maker Jeremy Workman. To register, please click here.

On Tuesday, May 21st, Jean-Francois D. Furieri, Founder of Iconoplast, will discuss The Restoration, Preservation and Conservation of Architectural Ornamental Plaster. To register, please click here.

On Tuesday June 4 – Dan Holohan, International Authority on Steam Heating, examines the Ten Common Mistakes Made about Steam Heating.

On Tuesday June 11, Nalina Moses will discuss her book  Single-Handedly: Contemporary Architects Draw – which explores the reasons digitally-trained architects draw by hand.

On Thursday June 13, Grant Glickson, President of the NewsGuild of New York, Local 31003 will discuss the Guild. To register, please click here

On Tuesday, June 18th, Christopher P. Pinto, Associate Principal, Thornton Tomasetti will speak on The Preservation of Cast Iron Construction. To register, please click here.

On Tuesday June 25,  Vanessa Hoheb and Thomas Donahue will discuss The American Artists’ Hand Archive, an archive of bronze life hand castings working in participation with many of America’s most venerated visual artists including Chuck Close, Jasper Johns and Maya Lin. To register please cick here

All lectures begin at 6.30 p.m.  Additional lectures will be added.

Unless otherwise indicated, admission is: $15 General admission; $10 General Society members & Senior Citizens; $5 Students.

Please click here for past information on the Artisan Lectures, and the Labor, Literature and Landmark lectures. 

The Labor, Literature and Landmarks Series and Artisan Lecture series program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.