Can A Building Have A Birthday? 

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Whenever I want to escape from my office to a cool, loft-type space, I take the elevator in our building from the lobby to the 7th floor. It’s a journey in time through our 90-year-old building — entering the antique brass elevator doors only to be emptied into the contemporary atelier of John Sullivan, a […]

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Reshaping the Funnies

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Have you ever hid a comic book under your mattress? Of course, why would anyone do that? Better than reading a book—or so I thought at the time. When your mother is a teacher, comic books are “a corrupting influence that encourages children to look at pictures, ignoring the words that are basic to reading, […]

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An NEA Update in Pet Parlance

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I am trying to wrap my head around a few newsworthy items. One of these is the number and size of dogs jet-setting on airlines. Now I happen to be a dyed in the wool dog lover.  So I asked myself what I might do if I was offered a free trip to Hawaii with […]

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LaRuth

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As a child growing up in segregated Texarkana, TX, Dr. LaRuth Gray found the arts to be her “window to the world.” If sitting in the back of the bus restricted her movement, she learned she could go anywhere and everywhere through the arts. This simple understanding propelled her to a lifetime of leadership in […]

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Art That Jumps Off the Wall

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It was Times Square at night that inspired Greek-born artist Stephen Antonakos (1926-2013) to begin working his magic in neon. He is said to have loved the garish colors and the tubes of light. Neuberger Museum of Art now reverberates with his spectacular “Procenium” installation, completed in 2000 and designed specifically for the space it […]

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Reflections on President’s Day

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“First in war. First in peace. First in the hearts of his countrymen.” That’s George who, as our first president, set the tone and the bar for the Office of the Presidency. On and about President’s Day, it’s worth reflecting on George Washington’s historic legacy, eulogized above by his friend Henry A. Lee.  Washington’s character […]

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Grant Spotlight on ArtsWestchester

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  I am excited to let you know that ArtsWestchester has been recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in a recent blog post. ArtsWestchester received a grant from the NEA for our forthcoming “Dataism” exhibition. The original post can be read here. Since 1965, local arts agency ArtsWestchester has ensured “the availability, accessibility, and […]

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Dear Eleanor Roosevelt

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Visiting your cottage in Hyde Park on MLK weekend was a blast for me and my 15-year old granddaughter. We felt we were in the presence of greatness.  No need to remind us of the Women’s March, which will be taking place this weekend. It was securely on our minds. It was a blend of […]

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