Archive | October, 2012
New York City

Cultural Hubs: New York City

New York City is one of the country’s greatest hubs of culture and arts. Part of it is no doubt due to the fact that the city alone has over eight million inhabitants, a higher population than thirty-eight of our individual states. It’s also located near the east coast, which means that it’s one of […]



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NYC after Sandy

Working in the Face of the Storm

While Americans may be labeled “fat” and “lazy” by some, those who have done their research know that the latter, at least, isn’t necessarily true. Ignoring the fact that there are lazy people in every culture, no matter how hardworking it is in general, Americans are far from the laziest when it comes to work. […]



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Emily Youssouf NYCHA

Project Interchange

What do you think of when you think of Israel? Progressive education? Entrepreneurship? Probably not. Israeli officials decided that it was time to change the stereotypes people superimposed over their country and in 1982 began hosting Project Interchange. Project Interchange is a program where leaders or those with potential to become leaders from sixty countries […]



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Cultivators of Culture: Atefeh Riazi

Atefeh Riazi has impacted the world. Many of the people we have profiled here at Cultivating Culture, have benefitted lives for underserved or middle-class communities in developed countries (which we greatly respect and admire). However, Atefeh Riazi has stepped outside of her state, nay, outside of the country to further her scope of impact around the […]



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Andy Warhol Self Portrait

Why We Remember Warhol

Andy Warhol is a name most people know today. And even more have seen his artwork or know of the foundation named after him and dedicated to the advancement of the visual arts. But looking at his paintings of Campbell’s Soup cans, Marilyn Monroe, commercial advertisements, and everyday common objects might not yield much of […]



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Dorothy McSweeny

Cultivators of Culture: Dorothy McSweeny

Culture is all about interacting with what’s around us as both the subject and object of representation. A driving force that inspires cultural change and through which cultural change is depicted is art. Dorothy McSweeny could be called the queen of the arts. Not only has she been instrumental in founding such organizations as the […]



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Henry Kravis

Cultivators of Culture: Henry Kravis

Henry Kravis is a legend in the fields of finance and philanthropy. After revolutionizing how the world sees private equity (namely leveraged buyouts) Kravis forged on to revamp the way society’s elite give back. Recognizing the power of education and how it fuels social consciousness, movements, and productivity, he has donated millions to both his alma […]



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Millions Worth of Art Stolen from Dutch Museum

Early Tuesday morning, millions worth of art was stolen from the Kunsthal Museum in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The museum is currently showing a collection of works from the Triton Foundation in celebration of its 20th anniversary. The paintings were some of the most valuable in the collection. Previous auction prices are listed after titles: –       […]



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Cultivators of Culture: James S. Turley

James S. Turley, CEO and Chairman of Ernst & Young Global, is the 2012 recipient of the BCA Leadership Award. The Business Committee for the Arts has used the award to recognize individuals for their commitment to and vision for the arts. To read more about James S. Turley, click here!    



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Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal: A Puzzle Piece for Future Generations

When anthropologists and archaeologists want to acquaint themselves with past civilizations and absorb the information necessary to visualize how people lived in times long ago, they look for historical texts. Whether they come in the form of hieroglyphs, scrolls, or cave paintings, the keys to unlocking values and lifestyles of past cultures lie in the […]



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