Remembering Barry Lewis
POSTED ON: February 3, 2021
Long-time continuing education instructor Barry Lewis passed away on January 12, 2021. Lewis was an architectural historian whose series of walking tours throughout New York City for WNET/Thirteen were nominated for multiple Emmy’s. He taught “The City Transformed,” from 1994-2018 in Cooper’s Department of Continuing Education, a hugely popular course that ran for over 20 years. Conversant in the styles and building methods of his native city, Lewis was renowned for his breadth of knowledge as well as his high-energy presentations. In addition to his teaching and television work, he also lectured widely at cultural and academic institutions such as the Smithsonian; the Morgan Library; the University of Pennsylvania; and the Central Park Conservancy. Read more about his life from the New York Times.