Women in New York Politics Now @ Tenement Museum
Oct 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us on October 25 for a virtual conversation about power, history, and action. What is the state of women in politics in New York? At the Tenement Museum, our exhibits and tours examine the political lives of women in the past and how it was often shaped by their work at home or organizing in the streets. Generations later, women could be political in public office. How did inspiration flow between generations, and what did political action look like for women at different moments in the city’s history?

Political scientist Dr. Christina Greer, State Assembly Member Emily Gallagher, and others discuss recent elections and the past and future of women in political office on this Tenement Talk, livestreamed to YouTube from inside the 1960s living room of the Saez Velez family.

This program is part of our series looking at the complexities and tensions of the American Dream

When: October 25, 2021, 6:30 – 7:30 pm ET

Where: YouTube Live – set a reminder!

2021 Annual Lecture: “Dangerous Speech and Cowardly Suppression” @ Delaware Humanities
Oct 28 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join Delaware Humanities and the Delaware Libraries for the 2021 Joseph P. del Tufo Annual Lecture with Eric Berkowitz. Berkowitz will discuss several recurring themes driving censorship throughout the ages, including the fragility of power, the use of censorship to remake the past, the impact of technology, and the suppression of speech to guard feelings—from those of American slaveholders to marginalized groups today. The talk will dive deeply into the use of censorship in the 19th century to cement class, race, and gender privileges, and to prevent the lower orders in Europe from receiving information that might lead them to rise up in revolt. The anecdotes range from the egregious to the absurd, and the resonance to contemporary controversies is direct.


Eric Berkowitz is a San Francisco-based author, human rights lawyer, and journalist. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times, as well as outlets such as Salon and the Huffington Post.

Over the past decade, Eric has devoted his legal practice exclusively to human rights and the representation of the poor and refugees, particularly asylum seekers from Central America, Djibouti, Iran, and Mexico. Against all odds, he has never lost an asylum case.

Eric has now turned his attention to the history of censorship in the West, a project that resulted in Dangerous Ideas: A Brief History of Censorship from the Ancients to Fake News. The book brings all of Eric’s analytical and storytelling talents to bear, focusing on the travails of the people, famous and obscure, who played central roles in the formation of our right to express ourselves, and exposing the motivations of both the suppressors and the suppressed.

Mysteries of History @ Zwaanendael Museum
Oct 30 @ 11:00 am

Walking tours explore the unusual tombstones of St. Peter’s cemetery in Lewes. Tours leave from the Zwaanendael Museum at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Museum open 10 a.m.–4:15 p.m. Free admission but, registration required and limited to 12. Reservations may be made by calling 302-645-1148 no later than Oct. 29, 2021.

Let’s Talk About Weather: Changing Patterns in Maryland @ Maryland Center for History and Culture
Nov 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

How have your memories of winter changed throughout your lifetime? Join a discussion about changing weather patterns over time and the impact of the earlier onset of spring on plant species in Maryland with Lynn Cazabon, the featured artist of MCHC’s exhibition Losing Winter, as well as Dan Barrie, Modeling, Analysis, Predictions & Projections Program Director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Erin Posthumus, Outreach Coordinator at the USA National Phenology Network.

This virtual program is free and open to all audiences. Registration is required. After registering, an automated confirmation email will provide connection instructions.

Lunch ‘n Learn: Sand, Sea and More Sand: Walking all 139 Miles of the Jersey Shore @ Tuckerton Seaport and Baymen's Museum
Nov 10 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

When: Wednesday, November 10th 2021. 12:30 PM-1:30 PM
Presenter: Jersey Shore author and expert R.C. Staab

This past summer, Jersey Shore author and expert R.C. Staab walked the entire 139 miles of the Jersey Shore coastline from Sandy Hook to Cape May, exploring and then writing about each beach, promenade and boardwalk. Discover rarely visited beaches in your own backyard, all piers over the ocean, unusual reasons for town’s receiving their names and much more through photos that capture a snapshot of one spring and summer on the Jersey Shore.

Panel Discussion: Celebrating the Record @ Princeton University Art Museum
Nov 11 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Celebrate the newest volume of the Record of the Princeton University Art Museum. Now in its seventy-ninth year, the Record publishes research based on the Museum’s collections. Three authors who contributed to this volume, devoted to European Renaissance and Baroque art, will offer insights into their research.

Charles Scriber III, Class of 1973 and Graduate School Class of 1977, will discuss a crucifix designed by Gianlorenzo Bernini that he has studied for over forty years. During her term as Robert Janson-La Palme, Graduate School Class of 1976, Visiting Professor, Maryan Ainsworth, Alvaro Saieh Curator Emerita in the Department of European Paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, taught a seminar based on technical examinations, using the Museum’s holdings in her area of expertise, Northern fourteenth- through sixteenth-century painting. She will discuss the results of that research, as will Sarah Rapoport, Class of 2018, a graduate student at Yale University who worked on a painting by Joos van Cleve as part of the seminar. Moderated by Janet Rauscher, editor at the Princeton University Art Museum.

Join us live online from anywhere via Zoom. Free registration via Zoom here. (when prompted, click to sign in as “attendee”)

This event will include live closed captions in both English and Spanish. English captions are available directly in the Zoom toolbar by clicking the “CC” icon. To access Spanish-language captioning, open Streamtext, where you can select “Spanish” to see the live captioning.

Para acceder a los subtítulos en varios idiomas, ingrese al seminario web de Zoom durante un evento en vivo, luego abra un navegador web separado para visitar esta página donde puede seleccionar “español” o el idioma de su elección.

From Tyson Street to New York Fashion Week: The Style and Influence of Betty Cooke @ Walters Art Museum
Nov 18 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

While Betty Cooke is best known for designing and fabricating jewelry, she also played a key role introducing the local Baltimore community to innovative modern design first through her home on Tyson Street and later at The Store Ltd, her shop in the Cross Keys community. The Store Ltd was one of the first shops in America to sell Marimekko fashions, Le Creuset pots, Noguchi paper lamps, and even cardboard furniture designed by Frank Gehry. Join Victoria Pass, faculty member in the Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism at the Maryland Institute College of Art, in conversation with Shane Prada, Director of the Baltimore Jewelry Center, as they discuss Cooke’s impact on Mid-Century design and Baltimore aesthetics, and her influence on contemporary jewelry. Pass will also discuss the working relationship Cooke had with others such as fashion designer Geoffrey Beene and explore Cooke’s role in the broader context of Mid-Century designers and design intermediaries.

This program is part of a series inspired by Cooke and her artistic practice and accompanies the exhibition Betty Cooke: The Circle and the Line, on view at the Walters Art Museum through January 2, 2022. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated publication, The Circle and the Line: The Jewelry of Betty Cooke, which includes an essay by Jeannine Falino and reflections by a number of friends and collectors. The Circle and the Line: The Jewelry of Betty Cooke is published by the Walters Art Museum in association with D Giles Limited; it is available for purchase at the Walters Museum Store.

This event is virtual and is available exclusively on our Facebook and YouTube pages. You don’t need an account on either platform to enjoy the program.

Music of Argentina ~ Traditional & Contemporary Perspectives @ Wheaton Arts
Nov 18 @ 6:00 pm

Join us for a narrated concert and conversation with internationally known musician and composer Carlos Pavan to explore a new approach to classical guitar. In his music, Pavan combines Argentine tango and folk dance rhythms with jazz harmonies and classical techniques. It results in unique musical bridges between traditional musical genres of his native country, American Jazz, and past European masters. Pavan’s compositions cover a broad range of styles and moods while conveying his Argentine cultural heritage’s messages, aesthetics, and emotions.

Safety and Unsafety in Jewish Life: In Conversation with Jennifer Folayan @ Jewish Museum of Maryland
Nov 23 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Session theme: Having Conversations That Matter about Racial Justice

About the Facilitator:

Jennifer Folayan, is a local Baltimore, Maryland business owner and graphic designer that has created events and programs that serve to empower and unite survivors of rape, incest, domestic violence and foster care youth through the healing arts so that we can heal and discover our own empowered voice.

She is of Pueblo, Cherokee, Aztec and Spanish descent and serves on the Board of Directors for the Baltimore American Indian Center. She is passionate about Indigenous Peoples and healing through the Arts. She has spoken at several key events and has been active in the community for the rights of survivors, women, and Indigenous Peoples. She is an active Peer-to-Peer mentor for groups with NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness.) She will be a keynote speaker in South Africa this November, 2021 at the Artizen Conference: Artists for Social Transformation.

Jennifer believes each person has the potential to create a life that is filled with happiness and love. She serves her community through organizing events, graphic design and marketing services, and volunteer work. She is currently the Marketing & Registrar Coordinator at Pearlstone in Reisterstown, Maryland.

This program is part of the series, In Conversation: Safety and Unsafety in Jewish Life. Read more about the series here.