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Since 1919, The New School has been home to scholars, creators, and activists who challenge convention and boldly make their mark on the world.
To celebrate this groundbreaking legacy, we are opening our doors to the public for a weeklong festival of innovative performances, talks, workshops, screenings, exhibitions, and more.

On October 1–6, 2019, join us as we reflect on a century of world-changing ideas and together imagine a new kind of future.

The Festival of New is free and open to all.
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Carol Ockman

Robert Sterling Clark Professor of Art History Emerita, Williams College, Williamstown, MA; Curator at Large, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota, FL
Long-time Professor of Art History at Williams College, Carol Ockman focuses on modern and contemporary art with special interests in the body, trauma, and live performance. Publications include Ingres’s Eroticized Bodies: Retracing the Serpentine Line; Sarah Bernhardt: The Art of High Drama (with Kenneth E. Silver); essays on portraiture, Barbie, and stereotypes, as well as art criticism. Her in-progress memoir, Sarah Bernhardt’s Handkerchief, has become a one-woman show. As curator-at-large for Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota, FL, she works with horticulture and museum professionals to create a constantly changing living museum, including exhibitions on Chagall (2017), Warhol (2018), Gauguin (2019) and the forthcoming Dali: Gardens of the Mind (February 9-June 30, 2020). Working with Netta and the dancers and writers in “Paramodernities” since fall 2016 has been one of the richest interdisciplinary collaborations of her life.