Category: Culture

A Tribute to Andrew Wyeth on His Centennial Birthday

Yesterday, July 12th would have been Andrew Wyeth‘s 100th birthday, and the US Postal Office celebrated this remarkable 20th-century artist by releasing 12 visually striking Forever Stamps depicting samples of his iconic work. His son and acclaimed artist Jamie Wyeth helped dedicate the stamps at the Brandywine River Museum of Art in Wyeth’s hometown of…

“Founded in 1994, RIOULT Dance NY fast became an established name in modern dance with a reputation for presenting the sensual, articulate, and exquisitely musical works of Pascal Rioult. The New York City-based dance company presents an annual New York season, tours nationally and internationally, conducts extensive in-school arts education and community outreach programs, and…

Visual artist Jeff Koons to be honored with the 2016 Trophée des Arts

The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) is set to honor American visual artist Jeff Koons with the 2016 Trophée des Arts at The Plaza hotel on Friday, October 28, 2016. That same evening, the FIAF will also pay tribute to L’Oréal Chairman & CEO Jean-Paul Agon by awarding him with the 2016 Pilier d’Or. Since his first solo exhibition…

At The School of American Ballet: A Night of Glamour, Elegance, and Fundraising

It seems so long ago, but it was only last Monday evening when I had the pleasure of attending The School of American Ballet‘s 2016 Winter Ball at Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater. Legendary French jeweler, Van Cleef & Arpels sponsored the glamorous, black-tie dinner dance for the ninth consecutive year (Look for more…

Do women run the world?

  Why are these women chosen in honor of International Women’s Day? I think it’s worth noting that they were so many other influential leading ladies that I thought of, but time simply didn’t allow. Tennis superstar, Steffi Graff is instrumental, not only because of her endurance, grace, and skills, but she was the first tennis star…

Ballet Hispanico brings fresh traditions to New York

Ballet Hispanico, the nation’s premier Latino dance organization is all set to celebrate its 45th anniversary New York Season at the Joyce Theater from April 5-10, 2016 with eight performances featuring a New York Premiere and a special matinee for children and families. Tickets are on sale now at www.joyce.org. The show will feature Ballet Hispanico’s…

Tut-mania in NYC: The 21st Century Wave

The Discovery of King Tut – 10 sec spot – 1080p My first introduction to King Tut was in 1972 at the British Museum temporary exhibition “Treasures of Tutankhamun”. The show hits fever pitch, and attracted well over a million and a half visitors – the most successful in their history. The Discovery of King Tutankhamun (King…

New York’s  Noteworthy Art Openings

AUTUMN IN NY: Art Openings Text and Photos by Rose Hartman Run, do not walk to the Fashion Institute of Technology to visit their latest exhibit, “Fashion Underground; the World of Susanne Bartsch”; Dubbed the queen of the night, Bartsch gained fame as the creator of spectacular parties beginning in the early eighties On view…

Mad about Loot!

The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) honored cultural patron, collector, and journalist Barbara Tober for her 35 years of commitment to the Museum, and Vacheron Constantin, the world’s oldest watch manufacturer, on Monday, September 28, 2015 at the LOOT 2015: MAD ABOUT JEWELRY gala benefit. The evening began with a preview of 50 emerging and…

Visionary Women On The Rise

Last week Thursday, the Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society hosted its annual New York cocktail with a panel discussion on “How to Accelerate Women’s Economic Growth” at the Skyroom of the French Institute, aka Alliance Française. The evening was co-hosted by the Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society, Madeira Global and FIAF, with the support…

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