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Finding Your Inner Medici -- or Rockefeller

(0) Comments | Posted December 7, 2010 | 12:28 PM

A few years ago a friend of mine, Katharine DeShaw, spoke to me about United States Artists and how they were exploring new ways to fund artists and the making of art.
I'm a believer that art changes lives. And research shows that I'm not alone. Some 96%...

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Making Connections...Musically.

(0) Comments | Posted October 5, 2010 | 11:32 AM

This morning - a beautiful crisp fall day in the Texas Hill Country - I opened the windows of my office, sat down and played the track, Pampas, from the album Antonio Lysy at the Broad: Music from Argentina.
It has been nominated for "Best Classical...

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Standing in a Foyer of Surrealism

(3) Comments | Posted June 17, 2010 | 10:00 AM

A large, writhing faux-fur sculpture rising as though directly out of a surrealist's vision is not what one expects on entering a house. Yet "Les cousins" ("The Cousins"), 1970, by Dorothea Tanning, placed in the foyer of my new home, came to signify that time and place for me.

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Art Literally Can Move Mountains

(0) Comments | Posted February 8, 2010 | 11:56 AM

We often hear about the importance of art in the education of children. There is substantial consensus among educators and specialists that arts programs promote creativity and can even result in greater academic achievement and higher test scores. It is also said that the language of art is universal, bridging...

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Hip to the Past

(0) Comments | Posted January 18, 2010 | 1:06 PM

Mention the words "conservation" and "preservation" and many people immediately think of the environment, the sweeping plains of Africa, the pristine landscape of Alaska or the intractable Amazon Forest. I have however been involved over the past 20 years with preservation and conservation of a different kind: the conservation and...

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How I Became an Eclipse Chaser -- And Dragged My Family Along!

(5) Comments | Posted July 30, 2009 | 4:44 PM


Eclipse chasing is a serious endeavor. It almost always requires adventurous travel, patience and energy. Total solar eclipses are exceptional events and occur when the sun, moon and earth are in perfect alignment; with the moon obscuring the sun's light as seen from the...

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Out of the Ordinary

(0) Comments | Posted January 13, 2009 | 11:44 AM

Museums have long suffered from the perception that they are stodgy old institutions, out of touch with the rest of the world and at their core, elitist. It's a reputation both deserved and undeserved. After all, most museums offer an abundance of programming for children and families and welcome people...

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Thinking About Memorial Day and My Father

(4) Comments | Posted May 23, 2008 | 3:08 PM

Read more about Memorial Day from Huffington Post bloggers.

The men and women of the armed services earn our respect. They act on what we as a democracy decide. Most of us just see glimpses of their heroism in history books, movies or the daily news. If we...

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