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Captivating Animal Sculptures Illustrate Tragedy of Ocean Pollution

Washington, D.C. A giant parrot fish greets visitors at the main entrance to the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. A bit farther on are a tufted puffin seabird, a freedom starfish and more — all bright, beautiful and eye-catching sculptures. Parrot fish sculpture assembled with marine debris. Photo: Smithsonian’s National Zoo/Flickr. But if you take […]

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Ulla and Gustav Kraitz to Unveil Blue Dragon on Roosevelt Island, NYC

New York, N.Y. A dedication ceremony for the Blue Dragon sculpture, donated to Roosevelt Island by world renowned Swedish artists Ulla and Gustav Kraitz, will be held at Southpoint Park on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 11 a.m. The Blue Dragon embarked on a long voyage to its new home, departing from Hamburg, Germany on March […]

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On Anniversary of Japan’s Tsunami, Japan Society Shows “In the Wake”

New York, N.Y. Japan Society Gallery in New York will present In the Wake: Japanese Photographers Respond to 3/11 beginning Friday, March 11, 2016, five years to the day since an enormous earthquake and tsunami struck northeast Japan, devastating coastal regions and setting off a nuclear power plant failure. On view through June 12, 2016, the […]

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Untold South Asian Stories at IAAC Literary Festival in New York

New York, N.Y. Aroon Shivdasani, Executive and Artistic Director of the Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC), did not sleep much last month – though she seldom does. Aroon Shivdasani, Executive and Artistic Director of the Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC), welcomes attendees. Photo: Shashwat Gupta. Perhaps because throughout the year she coordinates the New York Indian Film Festival […]

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Ban Ki-moon Unveils U.N.-Themed Sculpture in Central Park

New York, N.Y.  As worldwide celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the United Nations kicked into high gear, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and a host of senior UN officials gathered this evening in New York’s Central Park to unveil a new sculpture, Enlightened Universe, comprised of a sphere surrounded by a spiral of 70 human figures […]

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NYC Must See: Indian-American Literary Festival Oct. 22-25th

New York, N.Y. The Second Annual Indo-American Arts Council Literary Festival opens this month at Hunter College. KICK OFF Launch of Madhur Jaffrey’s Vegetarian India. October 22nd, 2015. 7-9 pm Hunter College, 695 Park Ave, NYC Tickets: $25; IAAC Members & Hunter College Students/Staff w/ID $20 About the Author Madhur Jaffrey is the author of […]

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Harlem School of Arts Hosts 50th Anniversary Gala at The Plaza

New York, N.Y.  On Monday, October 5, 2015, the Harlem School of the Arts (HSA) will host its 50th Year Anniversary Gala Kickoff in the Grand Ballroom at The Plaza. The star-studded evening will recognize artists, community leaders and activists that represent outstanding achievement in arts advocacy, philanthropy and community leadership while raising funds essential […]

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At the Joyce: José Limón International Dance Fest (Video)

New York, N.Y. To commemorate the Limón Dance Company’s 70th anniversary season, the José Limón Dance Foundation presents an International Dance Festival showcasing the variety and depth of this master choreographer’s humanistic vision. The programs promise to be glorious as Limón dancers, guest artists from acclaimed companies like the Royal Danish Ballet and the Bavarian […]

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Captivating Animal Sculptures Illustrate Tragedy of Ocean Pollution