Lectures and Other Events

Master Classes with Anthony Robins

The New York Landmarks Conservancy is pleased to co-sponsor the Municipal Art Society’s most popular MASter Class, Researching the History of Buildings, offered for more than 30 years with architectural historian and renowned MAS tour guide Anthony W. Robins. With hands-on training and instruction, you’ll learn how to research the rich backstory of the city’s built environment through a series of four evening classes and a field trip. Past participants have included architects, engineers, building owners, preservation advocates, lawyers, landmarks commissioners, and even a New York City detective.

AIA members are eligible for 4 AIA LUs upon completion of the four-session course. Members of MAS and/or Landmarks Conservancy will also receive a special discount.

The 2018 course will take place over four consecutive Tuesday evenings in February from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM at The Municipal Art Society of New York, 488 Madison Avenue, Suite 1900

February 6, 13, 20, 27
(field trip date TBD)


$375 – General Public – Buy regular priced tickets here
Discount – $300 – New York Landmarks Conservancy Members

FOR DISCOUNT TICKETS Please contact Ted Mineau, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

“Tony Robins is a wealth of knowledge. His teaching style is easy and comfortable, answering questions effortlessly and willingly. I loved it!”

“This is an exceptional class, thanks to Anthony Robins. Through readings, printouts and personal anecdotes, Tony takes a subject matter that could be very dry and brings it to life.”

“Anthony Robins is extremely dedicated to the craft of teaching. Very thorough and detailed!”

About Anthony W. Robins: Mr. Robins is an author, lecturer and tour guide. He is a founding member and past Vice President of The Art Deco Society of New York, and served at the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission for 20 years. His books include New York Art Deco: A Guide to Gotham’s Jazz Age Architecture, Grand Central Terminal: 100 Years of a New York Landmark, and Classics of American Architecture: The World Trade Center.