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Indo-American Arts Council Feeds American Mind with Sub-Continental Culture

New York, N.Y.  The IAAC supports all the artistic disciplines in classical, fusion, folk, and innovative forms influenced by the arts of India. They work cooperatively with their colleagues around North America to broaden their collective audiences and to create a network for shared information, resources, and funding.  Their focus is to help artists and […]

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Producer Anna Rodgers on The Life and Times of Liam Clancy

Liam Clancy, John Murray, and Anna Rodgers at “The Yellow Bittern” Premiere After Party. Take Anna Rodgers, one of the producers for The Yellow Bittern, a documentary film about the life and times of Liam Clancy. Liam was the youngest member of the group The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem, Ireland’s first pop stars. An […]

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Photography: "On the Way to Faraba"

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“The landscape become more lush and natural with mud huts, the further south we went, starkly different from the cinderblock houses in the towns further north. The Peace Corp volunteers are special individuals, courageous and bright. Malaria is a real threat, with one child falling ill, while I was there,” she continues. The exhibition’s reception […]

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My Favorite Coffee Table Book: India Unveiled

Robert Arnett’s India Unveiled is, for my taste, Coffee Book of the Decade.  Did you know that India is the most populous democracy in the world? It is the second-most populous country anywhere, after China. It is the world’s twelfth largest economy. It is big as well – nearly twice the size of New England. […]

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The Rubins on “What is Cuban Art?”

New York, N.Y.  Donald and Shelley Rubin are Tibetan art in New York City.  This point is difficult to argue with.  They founded the Rubin Museum of Art (RMA), which opened its doors in October 2004 and is now recognized as the premier museum of Himalayan art in the West.  What is less known is that these two thought […]

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Voces y Visiones: Four Decades of El Museo del Barrio’s Permanent Collection

Pepón Osorio. La Cama (The Bed). 1987. The inaugural exhibition, curated by Elvis Fuentes, is called Voces y Visiones: Four Decades Through El Museo’s Permanent Collection. This exhibition takes viewers through a timeline of El Museo’s history in relation to the history of Latin American and Caribbean art in New York, the United States, and […]

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El Museo del Barrio: Fifth Avenue on Fire

New York, N.Y.  Forty years ago, El Museo del Barrio was a dream contained in a single classroom so far north that “sophisticated” Manhattanites would not visit there after dark.  It was founded in 1969 by artist and educator Raphael Montañez Ortiz and a coalition of parents, educators, artists, and activists who noted that mainstream museums largely […]

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Fairy Tales: Cutting to the Core of the Unconscious

New York, N.Y.  Fairy tales are not just for children.  I’ve known that ever since I fell in love with the cartoon series Fractured Fairytales, a weird and completely neurotic take on the classics.  But real fairy tales have always had meaning for me. At university, I was one of three students studying Russian Fairy […]

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