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The National Arts Club: A Season of Innovation

On view at the National Arts Club / New York / Stage

The National Arts Club, located on the south side of Manhattan’s Gramercy Park, is a hive that hums with culture. You may recognize the building from its appearance in movies—Woody Allen’s Manhattan Murder Mystery and Martin Scorsese’s The Age of Innocence (both released, strangely enough, in 1993). The club is special and its programming of events is particularly smart. On September 24, for instance, Valerie Steele, director and chief curator of The Museum at F.I.T., will lecture in person on the releationship between Sigmund Freud and fashion. And on September 29, online, Elana Levine, a professor of media, cinema, and digital studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, looks at the historical impact of a uniquely gendered cultural form—the soap opera. —L.J.

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