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Area Lifelong Learning Group Offers Virtual Tour of N.Y. Museum of Modern Art

Institute for Learning in Retirement Plans Free Zoom Event highlighting museum

New Haven area residents may take a free virtual tour of the  Museum of Modern Art at 11 a.m., October 24.  Sponsored by the Institute for Learning in Retirement (ILR), the tour will be conducted via Zoom and led by Julie Averbach a recent Yale University graduate.

The tour will explore works by Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet and more.  What inspired Vincent Van Gogh to paint The Starry Night?  Which sculpture fascinated Albert Einstein when he visited the MoMA in the 1930s?  We will delve into these stories and others, as we tour one of New York’s beloved museums and consider its most iconic works.

Julie Averbach recently graduated as a History of Art and Psychology double major at Yale University.  Her interests encompass areas as diverse as Russian and Soviet protest art, Indian graphic novels, and decorative arts of the Belle Epoque.  Julie enjoys serving as Founder and Chair of the University’s Franklin Fine Arts Committee, and is currently researching contemporary indigenous artwork to support an upcoming Yale art acquisition.  In July 2020, Julie launched smARTee to promote arts engagement and emotional well-being.

Although free, seating for the tour is limited and registration is required.  ILR members can register beginning just after midnight on September 12.  Non-members may register on September 19.  Register by visiting the ILR website, https://www.ilralbertus.org/, and completing the RSVP form.  The Zoom link is provided after the registration is confirmed.

The Institute for Learning in Retirement is a non-profit, community-based group of adults who share a love of learning.  Members enjoy college-level classes from the arts and baking to writing and zoology, often taught by active or retired professors or professionals.  Classes are held during the day and usually during the week.  More information is available at https://www.ilralbertus.org or by calling (203) 747-9675.

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