New York City 2019


The Cloisters


Markus Cruse

Markus Cruse, PhD, a historian of Medieval art, literature, languages, and history, will tour and discuss The Cloisters,
a contemplative environment that is a New York City landmark on The Hudson River devoted to the art and architecture of Medieval Europe.

The Cloisters is a branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Alice Robb

Alice Robb, a columnist for New York’s Science of Us, is author of ‘Why We Dream : The Transformative Power of Our Nightly Journey’
The book is a foray into the new science of dreams.

Hosted at Salon 94


Colm Toibin

Colm Toibin, who lives in Dublin and New York City, is the author of nine novels, two story collections,
eight non fiction books, and two plays. His book ‘Brooklyn’ was made into an Academy Award nominated major motion picture.
He has three times been short listed for the Man Booker Prize.

Hosted at the studio of Will Cotton

D. U. M. B. O.

Louise Carron and Irina Tarsis

Center for Art and Law
Irina Tarsis, Founder and Managing Director will join Louise Carron, Executive Director of the non profit Center for Art and Law.
Irina and Louise will discuss legal issues they encounter in their research at the Center for Art Law,
and will discuss how blockhain and artificial intelligence intersect with the arts.

Art and Law Auction, June 11 - 27, 2019


Pamela Paul

Pamela Paul is the editor of The New York Times Book Review and oversees book coverage at The Times.
She is the author of five books including ‘My Life with Bob : Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues’.

Hosted by Rita J. King and James Jorasch at Science House

Science House rooftop

Jonathan Haidt

Jonathan Haidt, PhD, is the Thomas Cooley Professor of Ethical Leadership, Stern School of Business, NYU.
He is author of ‘The Righteous Mind’, ‘The Happiness Hypothesis’, and co-author of ‘The Coddling of the American Mind’


Christies, Rockefeller Center


Christie’s Post War and Contemporary Art
Lexi Bishop, Allison Immergut, Caitlin Foreht, and Stephen Jones
lead a discussion about the Post War and Contemporary Art Auction,
the art market, and Auction process


Rabbit, Jeff Koons

Ellen Palestrant, who was on our trip, posted a lovely review on her blog:

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