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After 17 Years of Devotion, Ella Baff Exits Jacob's Pillow

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 08.20.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

But while Baff's physical imprint on the property has been huge, it's her realized vision of Jacob's Pillow as a breeding ground for art that has made the largest impact on dance.

A Holiday List of the Best Art Around Town

Edward Goldman | Posted 02.15.2015 | Arts
Edward Goldman

So my friends, this is the time of year when our guestrooms and couches get crowded with kids, friends, in-laws, you name it... And we are expected to feed and entertain them.

Doris Duke & Norton Simon: Kindred Spirits a World Apart

Edward Goldman | Posted 12.28.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

There are two names on my mind right now -- Doris Duke and Norton Simon, -- two people that are obviously a world apart. But last week, I went to the opening of two exhibitions in LA that give rare insights on their lives and their obsession with art collecting.

This Billionaire's Bedroom Is A Treasure Trove Of Islamic Art

AP | Audrey McAvoy | Posted 10.07.2014 | Arts

HONOLULU (AP) -- American tobacco heiress Doris Duke fell in love with Islamic art and culture during her honeymoon through the Middle East and Asia i...

What Do We Mean When We Talk About Islamic Art?

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.02.2014 | Arts

How does the Western hemisphere view the Islamic world? Some of our knowledge is informed by headlines and news reports, some by blockbuster movies. S...

Football Sunday at Popcorn Park?

Susan Sacirbey | Posted 11.12.2013 | Travel
Susan Sacirbey

Labor Day Weekend 20 years ago, Ambassador Mo and I were headed to Long Island in a new Bronco II SUV. For those unfamiliar with New York roadways,...

Shangri La's Paradise Comes To NYC

AP | By ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 09.10.2012 | Arts

NEW YORK -- Shangri La calls to mind a secluded paradise, an exotic place that evokes the mysteries of the ancient Orient. For the late philanthropis...

Remembering Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans: The Unofficial First Lady of N.C.

Steven Petrow | Posted 04.03.2012 | Impact
Steven Petrow

I'd like to recall the Mary Semans who was known for her humility, her courage, and, yes, her emotional intelligence -- attributes you might not normally associate with an "heiress."

Doris Duke Charitable Fondation Announces $50 Million For The Arts

AP | Posted 12.20.2011 | Impact

NEW YORK — The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation will award $50 million over 10 years to more than 200 performing artists under a new nationwide ...

Ahoy Sailor! It's Ferragamo's First Resort Collection

Cator Sparks | Posted 08.30.2011 | Style
Cator Sparks

Tuesday night I headed out to my first resort collection, Ferragamo. It was their first resort show as well as the first show outside of Europe.

Dog Ears Music: Volume Eighty-Two

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's column features Amber Rubarth, Hank Thompson, Unkle, Doris Duke, The Cloud Room and Three 6 Mafia.