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Sandro Rosell
FC Barcelona President
Thursday, July 20, 2017

Arts & Culture

Cristóbal de Villalpando (ca. 1649–1714) emerged in the 1680s not only as the leading painter in viceregal Mexico, but also as one of the most innovative and accomplished artists in the entire Spanish world. Opening July 25 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the exhibition Cristóbal de Villalpando: Mexican Painter of the Baroque features his earliest masterpiece, a monumental painting depicting the biblical accounts of Moses and the brazen serpent and the Transfiguration of Jesus that was painted in 1683 for a chapel in Puebla Cathedral.

Newly conserved, this 28-foot-tall canvas has never been exhibited outside its place of origin. Ten additional works, most of which have never been shown in the United States, will also be exhibited

Last month, (May 2, 2017), UNESCO passed yet another resolution which denies Israeli claims to Jerusalem. This follows the November, 2016, General Assembly’s support for a resolution which ignores Jewish ties to the Temple Mount.

We are living in surreal times in which reality has fast outpaced fiction, a time in which true lies are reported as uber-truths. Nothing is exactly “real;” and that which is truly happening is not named.

At such times, please allow me to recommend a new book

Arts Summit During Run of “Amerike – The Golden Land”

The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) hosts a two-day immigration arts summit on Monday/Tuesday July 17 & 18 during the Off-Broadway run of the musical “Amerike — The Golden Land.”  With a keynote address by John Leguizamo (Monday July 17 at 5pm), and a closing night outdoor concert (Tuesday July 18 at 7pm), the two-day summit will bring together leading artists, presenters and community leaders that serve immigrant communities or

Rabbi Dr. Bernhard H. Rosenberg’s latest project sheds new light upon the reasons why brokering peace between Israel and the Palestinians often seem insurmountable. The book, “Genesis of the Palestinian Authority,” was written by David Bedein and edited by Rosenberg. As Bedein stated, this book brings to light information about the Palestinian Authority (PA) that has been glossed over or ignored by the media since the signing of the Oslo Accords.

Rabbi Bernhard H. Rosenberg is the only child

Adam D. Weinberg, the Alice Pratt Brown Director of the Whitney Museum of American Art, announced last week that an anonymous donor has promised two major prewar American paintings to the Museum's permanent collection: Edward Hopper's 1932 painting City Roofs and Childe Hassam’s Allied Flags, April 1917, also known as Allied Flags, Union League Club (1917).

“We are thrilled that these two wonderful paintings, City Roofs and Allied Flags, April 1917, have been promised to the Whitney,” said