Press Release: January 2004 Public Programs Listings

The City University of New York Graduate Center announces the following public events to be held during the month of January. Programs are free unless otherwise indicated and will be held at The Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street. For further general public information, call the Office of Continuing Education and Public Programs at (212) 817-8215, or visit its website at For press queries, please see above contact information.

Ongoing through January 17

Boris Anisfeld: Paintings and Stage Designs, 1906–1926

The Art Gallery of The Graduate Center presents an exhibition featuring fifty works done in various media by one of the most remarkable, though largely forgotten artists of the twentieth century. An artist of renown in his time, Boris Anisfeld (1879–1973) is best known for his colorful and expressive paintings and for his work as a stage and costume designer for the Metropolitan Opera and Chicago Civic Opera. The Art Gallery will be open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 12:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Ongoing, through February 28

Ralph Bunche: The Legend and the Legacy

As part of the Ralph Bunche Centenary Commemoration, The Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies at The Graduate Center presents an exhibit of texts, photographic images, and objects related to the life and accomplishments of Dr. Bunche. A leading scholar of race relations and a champion for civil rights all over the world, Dr. Bunche won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1950 for his successful role as UN Mediator in the negotiations that led to the armistice between Israel and four of its Arab neighbors. The exhibit illustrates the personal, professional, and global issues that shaped Bunche’s life and career. The exhibit will be displayed in the Exhibition Hallway off the first floor lobby.

Tuesday, January 13 and Sunday , January 18

Schubert’s Winterreise (Winter’s Journey)

Part of the The Graduate Center’s Great Music for a Great City series, Schubert’s musical of profound poetry on the human condition will be discussed on January 13 and performed on January 18.

Tuesday, January 13

A lecture on Winterreise with Caroline Stoessinger ---3:30-4:45 p.m.

$12; Free to students; A donation of $10 will guarantee a seat (call 212-817-8215).

Sunday, January 18 -- featuring Lynn Redgrave

Winterreisse: A Staged Performance of Schubert’s Greatest Song Cycle---4:00 p.m.

Lynn Redgrave, narrator: Terry Cook, bass-baritone; Caroline Stoessinger, piano. Directed by Eric Einhorn. A donation of $10 will guarantee a seat (call 212-817-8215).

Tuesday, January 13 and Tuesday, January 20

The Financially Savvy Woman (lecture series)

Presented by Karen Altfest, Vice President, L.J. Altfest & Co., Inc., a financial planning and investment management firm located in New York City and co-author of Lew Altfest Answers Almost All Your Questions about Money. $20; $35 series.

Tuesday, January 13

What You Need to Know to Take Charge of Your Finances Now ---7:00-9:00 p.m.

It's never too late-or too early-to learn to make your money work for you. This talk is for women of all ages who want to learn how to take charge of their finances. No previous knowledge is necessary.

Tuesday, January 20

The Steps to Achieving a Prosperous Retirement ---12:00-2:00 p.m.

In this talk, Karen Altfest will discuss how careful financial planning, investments, and estate planning can help you achieve and enjoy a prosperous retirement. Appropriate for women within 15 years of retirement, or newly retired.

Tuesday, January 27

Evidence from the Earth: Forensic Geology with Raymond Murray (book discussion)---7:00-9:00p.m.

CSI fans: this is the REAL thing. Join forensic geologist and author, Raymond Murray, as he talks about many cases—from homicide to art fraud—and the methods used to solve them. A book-signing will follow the talk. $15

Submitted on: NOV 1, 2003

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