Volume 74, Number 50 | April 20 - 26 , 2005

Free N.Y.U. lecture series on arts

Four outstanding experts on the arts in Greenwich Village will present lectures at New York University on four consecutive weeks in May. The lectures are free and open to the public.

On May 3, Bryan Waterman, a faculty member of N.Y.U.’s English Department, will give a talk entitled “Writing in the city when the Village was still a village.” Waterman is the author of the forthcoming “Republic of Intellect: The Friendly Club of New York City and the Making of American Literature,” a study of young intellectuals and urban culture in the 1790s.

On May 10, Shelley Rice, a faculty member in N.Y.U.’s Photography & Imaging Department, will give a lecture entitled “Through the lens of the Limelight.” She will speak about the role and the importance of Limelight, the legendary Village cafe and photography gallery of the 1950s.

On May 18, David Schroeder, a member of the Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions at N.Y.U., will talk on “Sounds of the Village.” Schroeder is producer and artistic director of the N.Y.U. master class series and hosts the masters jazz series at the Blue Note club in the Village.

On May 24, Jerry Tallmer, The Villager’s theater critic, will give a lecture entitled “Places! The sprouting of Off-Broadway.” Tallmer has spent a lifetime writing about theater, film and the arts and is a founder of the Village Voice and a creator of the Obie Awards.

All lectures will take place in the Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Sq. S., Rooms 905-907 from 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

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