Pomellato and an impressive cast of Hollywood artists, fashion headliners, and diversity activists collaborate for the 3rd annual ‘Pomellato For Women’video (and the full video here), promoting inclusivity, environmentalism, equality, and our need to act now. Starring actress and political activist Jane Fonda for the third year in a row, as well as award-winning actress and humanitarian Cate Blanchett, the 2020 Pomellato For Women Godmother, the video also features 2020’s Academy Awards-winning and outspoken actress Laura Dern, comedic actress and philanthropist Tiffany Haddish, lauded French actress Isabelle Huppert, LGBTQ+ activist and social media sensation Max Emerson, French founder of the Maison des Femmes and sexual violence activist Dr. Ghada Hatem, Irish writer, broadcaster and activist Sinéad Burke, acclaimed Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg, Chinese actress Huang Xiang Yi, Italian actress Alba Rohrwacher, Canadian transgender model Krow Kian, and Pomellato Group CEO Sabina Belli, as they announce themselves hopeful and united in the belief that we can effect change. Speaking in a choral message on their hope for equality and inclusivity, they prompt us to ask ourselves, ‘Who is not in the room?’ Understanding the power of luxury brand visibility, Pomellato uses the Pomellato For Women platform to ignite and promote change, underscoring the Maison’s values of empowerment, environmentalism and inclusivity, as it projects a message of hope.
The Pomellato For Women initiative was first developed in 2017 to highlight the importance of female leadership and a more authentic idea of natural beauty. Founded by a cross-section of women from various disciplines, ages and arts, these ambassadors act as the bearers of Pomellato values. A true woman’s affair, most of Pomellato’s clients are women buying jewels for themselves, thus Pomellato’s workforce is 74% female, and has been headed by CEO Sabina Belli since 2015.
Pomellato was founded by Pino Rabolini in 1967 under the concept of prêt-à-porter jewelry for the liberated woman during an important era for women’s emancipation. Pomellato recognized that the independent woman would need a more functional jewel to wear from workday to evening, and the ready-to-wear jewelry concept was born. Since, Pomellato has been known as the brand that designs for women, promoting the unity, strength and equality of womenkind. The mission of Pomellato For Women and its ambassadors is to listen, to empower, to promote inclusiveness, and to achieve equality.
Sabina Belli explains, “In today’s tumultuous social climate, we have a responsibility to do what we can. As head of a luxury brand company designed for women, of course Pomellato will use its forum to call for change and promote inclusivity. We stand in defiance to gender inequality, bigotry, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, to any fear of ‘the other.’ We raise our voices loud and our spirits high. We are hopeful for a healthier, more unified, more inclusive future. Pomellato For Women, in the spirit of International Women’s Day, celebrates the achievements of womenkind in its proud pursuit for a better tomorrow.”
Historian and Narrator John Monsky Captures the Dramatic Final Months of World War II With Multimedia Production Featuring 35-Piece Orchestra and Leading Broadway Artists, Historic Video, Original American Flags From Normandy Beach and Beyond, and Images from the Archives of Legendary Photojournalists
Historian and narrator John Monskybrings his groundbreaking American History Unbound series back to Zankel Hall on Saturday, June 6 and Tuesday, June 9 with The Eyes of the World: From D-Day to VE Day—an exciting multimedia production that tells the powerful story of the American landing on the Normandy beaches and subsequent 11 months of battle that finally secured victory in Europe.
On June 5, 1944, on the eve of D-Day, Major General Dwight D. Eisenhower told American forces, “The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you.” While D-Day marked a turning point and pathway to victory, the landings and eleven months of battle that followed would be among the most brutal for the American troops and Allied forces.
This immersive concert experience, presented with the New-York Historical Society in the 75th anniversary year of VE Day, recounts this period through striking photography from the archives of American photojournalist Lee Miller, who, reporting for Vogue magazine, was among the 127 accredited female journalists covering the war, as well as letters home from a young American intelligence officer who landed at Normandy and fought with the army through VE day. Along the way, they connected with legendary American writer Ernest Hemingway and photojournalist Robert Capa. The paths of these four remarkable figures intersect and intertwine as they served as the “eyes for the world” from D-Day to eventual victory.
The program features the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, conducted by music supervisor Ian Weinberger (Hamilton), joined by leading Broadway vocalists including Nick Cordero (Waitress, A Bronx Tale), Kate Rockwell (Mean Girls), Tony LePage (Come From Away), and Bryonha Parham (After Midnight) performing evocative music of the era—from La Vie en Rose and Woody Guthrie’s What Are We Waiting On to signature songs of legendary bandleader Glenn Miller who volunteered for the Army at the height of his career—and selections from the film soundtracks of Saving Private Ryan and Band of Brothers. Tickets for the June 6 and 9 performances are on sale to the general public now.
The American History Unbound series, exploring watershed moments in American history, combines live music performed by celebrated Broadway actors and a full orchestra, incorporating film, photography, historic flags and material culture from Monsky’s personal collection. Narrated by Monsky with a script punctuated with his own memories and observations, each production includes powerful examinations of singular and pivotal events—from the Revolutionary War and Civil War to D-Day—turning points in history that changed America.
Decades ago, Monsky’s mother bought her 12-year-old son his first “flag,” a red kerchief (an artifact from Theodore Roosevelt’s unsuccessful 1912 presidential bid), to appease his boredom while on a routine shopping outing. Today, his collection of flags and textiles — tangible artifacts that connect us to our history — has become one of the finest in the country. As his collection grew, so did annual Flag Day presentations held in Monsky’s apartment. As the events grew larger in scope—adding bands and Broadway singers to accent his talks—they eventually required portal-widening-living room-construction to accommodate friends and family, all riveted by Monsky’s storytelling. Sought-after invitations to these informal gatherings attracted the attention of The New Yorker in 2012, when Monsky took a second look at the War of 1812, with a presentation that included the commissioning pennant from the great wooden frigate, the USS Constitution. Louise Mirrer, the President and CEO of the New-York Historical Society, where Monsky is a trustee, recalled, “I attended the Flag Day celebrations and was absolutely dazzled. One of those years after viewing…a really exceptional explication of history, I said to John, ‘you know, you should do that in our auditorium.’” She has since called his D-Day production “the most moving event ever presented on the Society’s stage.”
Monsky has been creating and performing his American History Unbound productions for over a decade and was recently honored by the New-York Historical Society. After two previous sold-out productions—The Vietnam War: At Home and Abroad (2018) and We Chose To Go To The Moon (2019)—The Eyes of the World is the third installment of American History Unbound to be presented at Carnegie Hall.
“John has a passion for combining storytelling, music, visuals, and film in unique and creative ways that bring history to life and that connect emotionally with his audiences,” said Clive Gillinson, Executive and Artistic Director of Carnegie Hall. “We look forward to this next edition which will take us through some of the most important moments of World War II, traveling on a journey that is sure to be powerful as well as illuminating.”
Like Monsky’s previous productions, The Eyes of the World includes tangible historic objects woven into the storytelling narrative, some of which have been in storage and not seen by the public for more than 75 years. His presentation includes the flag famously placed by Rudder’s Rangers on the rocks of Pointe du Hoc to mark the command post; a rarely-seen divisional color of the US 29th Infantry Division, which suffered tremendous losses on the beaches of Normandy; the flag from landing craft LCI 94, which picked up photojournalist Robert Capa from Omaha Beach on D-Day; community “service banners” hung in schools and churches across America, with blue stars indicating the number of their “boys” in service, plus more.
“I did not start out looking for the figures we follow in this production—Hemingway, Capa, Miller, and a young intelligence officer who landed on D-Day,” said John Monsky. “They revealed themselves as we researched a single flag flown on a Higgins boat and the boys it carried to the beaches. Every twist and turn surprised us as the story unfolded, with its conclusion making the hair on the back of my neck stand on end, as Lee Miller and others come together in some of the War’s most dark and haunting places.”
“We are grateful for the contributions of historian and author Alex Kershaw, the staff of the American Battle Monuments Commission and The National World War II Museum, as well as Katie Couric and John Molner for their encouragement and passion to tell the stories of American history. It’s also been an extraordinary privilege to work with Lee Miller’s family—her son Antony Penrose and granddaughter Ami Bouhassane—to expose her work to the wider audience it deserves.”
Fifth Annual Mother Tongue Film Festival Runs Feb. 20–23
The Smithsonian’s Recovering Voices Initiative will host a film festival that showcases films from around the world. Centered around the United Nation’s International Mother Language Day Feb. 21, the fifth annual Mother Tongue Film Festivalwill offer visitors the opportunity to see 21 films featuring 28 languages from 22 regions and hear from filmmakers who explore the power of language to connect the past, present and future. The four-day festival runs Feb. 20–23.
Recovering Voices is an initiative of the Smithsonian founded in response to the global crisis of cultural knowledge and language loss. It works with communities and other institutions to address issues of Indigenous language and knowledge diversity and sustainability. Recovering Voices is a collaboration between staff at the National Museum of Natural History, the National Museum of the American Indian and the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.
“The Mother Tongue Film Festival provides a forum for conversations about linguistic and cultural diversity,” said Joshua Bell, curator of globalization at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History and director of the Smithsonian’s Recovering Voices Program. “It gives the public an opportunity to talk with directors, producers and scholars who devote their lives to documenting the human experience.”
Screenings will take place at multiple locations across the Smithsonian and Washington, D.C. A complete schedule of screenings, including times and locations, is available on the festival’s website. Doors will open approximately 30 minutes before each show. All screenings are free and open to the public, with weekend programming for families.
The festival kicks off with an opening reception Thursday, Feb. 20, at 6 p.m. at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. Festival highlights include:
A performance by Uptown Boyz, a local intertribal drum group, before the screening of Restless RiverFeb. 20 at 7 p.m. in the National Museum of the American Indian’s Potomac Atrium. The film is set at the end of World War II and follows a young Inuk woman as she comes to terms with motherhood after being assaulted by a soldier. It is based on Gabrielle Roy’s 1970 short novel Windflower (La Riviere Sans Repos). This film contains a scene of sexual violence that some viewers may find disturbing.
The world premiere of Felicia: The Life of an Octopus Fisherwoman Feb. 21 at 11 a.m. in the National Museum of Natural History’s Q?rius Theater. Felicia is one of the thousands of Malagasy fishermen and women on the Velondriake archipelago whose way of life is increasingly threatened by poverty and political marginalization. As an orphan and later as a mother, she turns to the sea as a means for sustenance, even when migration and commercial trawling threaten small-scale fishing operations. Like many other women in Madagascar, she embodies a steadfast willingness to keep moving forward in the face of major challenges.
The North American premiere of Ainu—Indigenous People of JapanFeb. 22 at noon in the National Museum of Natural History’s Baird Auditorium. The film tells the stories of four elders from the declining Ainu population in Japan. It sheds light on their traditions, both past and present, and the efforts to keep the culture and language alive in Japan. A Q&A with the director will follow the screening.
Age-appropriate viewers can enjoy Québec beer courtesy of the Québec Governmental Office during a late-night screening of Blood QuantumFeb. 22 at 8 p.m. in New York University Washington, D.C.’s Abramson Family Auditorium. The dead come back to life outside the isolated Mi’gmaq reserve of Red Crow, except for its Indigenous inhabitants who are strangely immune to the zombie plague. The local tribal law enforcement officer must protect his son’s pregnant girlfriend, apocalyptic refugees and the drunken reserve riff raff from the hordes of walking corpses infesting the streets of Red Crow. This film contains strong bloody violence and may not be suitable for younger audiences.
A screening of One Day in the Life of Noah PiugattukFeb. 23 at 3 p.m. in Georgetown University’s ICC Auditorium. The film is set in April 1961 as the Cold War heats up in Berlin and nuclear bombers are deployed from bases in the Canadian Arctic. In Kapuivik, north of Baffin Island, Noah Piugattuk’s nomadic Inuit band live and hunt by dog team as his ancestors did. When an agent of the Canadian government arrives, what appears as a chance meeting soon opens the prospect of momentous change, revealing Inuit-settler relationships humorously and tragically lost in translation. The events playing out in this film are depicted at the same rate as the characters experienced them in real life.
February, March Public Programming Begins With Discussion on Interim Director Spencer Crew’s Latest Book “Thurgood Marshall: A Life in American History”
“Proud Shoes: The Story Of An American Family” Exhibition Opens In Family History Center
A discussion with Spencer Crew, interim director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, on his new book Thurgood Marshall: A Life in American Historywill lead the winter programming at the museum. Crew will join in conversation with Paul Finkelman, president of Gratz College about the newly released biography, detailing the life of America’s first black Supreme Court justice and his cultural and historic significance. Several programs will celebrate Black History Month and Women’s History Month, including a musical performance and discussion on African American women in jazz, an interactive program on food accessibility and a discussion about African American women’s contributions in World War I at home and abroad. All programs held in the museum’s Oprah Winfrey Theater will stream live on the museum’s Ustream channel at ustream.tv
Historically Speaking: Thurgood Marshall—A Conversation Between Spencer Crew and Paul Finkelman
Spencer Crew, interim director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, will discuss his recently published biography of America’s first black Supreme Court justice, Thurgood Marshall, with moderator Paul Finkelman, president of Gratz college and a specialist on American constitutional and legal history. Crew’s latest publication, Thurgood Marshall: A Life in American History, chronicles the justice’s legendary career as a civil rights litigator and founder of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. A book sale and signing will follow the discussion, courtesy of Smithsonian Enterprises. Admission is free; however, registration is required at https://nmaahc.si.edu/events/upcoming.
Curators from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History are traveling to a variety of campaign events, including the Feb. 3 Iowa caucus and the Feb. 11 New Hampshire primary to collect materials and memorabilia reflecting the electoral process. In addition to Iowa and New Hampshire, political history curators Lisa Kathleen Graddy, Jon Grinspan and Claire Jerry will collect from the Democratic and Republican national conventions this summer to augment the national collection, as well as from debates, rallies, protests and digital campaign activities.
“By actively collecting new materials at the primaries and the party conventions every four years, the museum documents the political campaign process and can share the spirit and complexity of the presidential campaigns with the American public, both now and in the future,” said Anthea M. Hartig, the Elizabeth MacMillan Director of the museum.
The museum’s Political Campaign collection of more than 100,000 objects is the largest of its kind, containing artifacts dating as far back as the inauguration of President George Washington. The collection includes items related to presidential history and political campaigning, as well as the history of the White House and first ladies; civil rights, women’s suffrage and reform movements; the World War II home front; and labor history.
“These objects represent a celebration of democracy and how people and parties express their identity and their campaigns,” Jerry said. “Whether it’s handmade or mass-generated, each object represents history in the making by showing how candidates communicate with the public and how the public in turn communicates with the candidates.”
The broader political history collection includes some of the country’s most important national treasures, including the small portable desk on which the future President Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence, the top hat President Abraham Lincoln wore the night he was assassinated and items from the 2016 presidential election.
The museum will open an exhibition on the power of campaign rhetoric and language in July 2020 prior to the party conventions. The display will share the value and role of political or campaign words and language; encouraging visitors to look beyond the sound bites. It will feature historical images and an array of words in a super-graphic as well as a podium from the 1976 presidential debate, a speech timer from the 2012 convention and campaign material from 1896, 1964 and 1992. Words themselves will be considered “objects.”
The ongoing collecting is an initiative to acquire materials that capture the atmosphere and the democratic spirit of the primaries and conventions. It allows researchers and visitors to observe and compare how each election season brings new trends, strategies and methods of communication to the political forefront. A large selection of objects collected in the past is on view in “American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith,” an exhibition that examines the bold experiment to create a government “of the people, by the people and for the people.
Through incomparable collections, rigorous research and dynamic public outreach, the National Museum of American History explores the infinite richness and complexity of American history. It helps people understand the past in order to make sense of the present and shape a more humane future. The museum is located on Constitution Avenue N.W., between 12th and 14th streets, and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (closed Dec. 25). Admission is free. For more information, visit http://americanhistory.si.edu. For Smithsonian information, the public may call (202) 633-1000. On social, the museum can be found on Facebook at @americanhistory, and on Twitter and Instagram at @amhistorymuseum.
INDIgenesis: GEN 3, A Showcase of Indigenous Filmmakers and Storytellers, March 19–28
Presented over two weeks, the series INDIgenesis: GEN 3, guest curated by Missy Whiteman (Northern Arapaho and Kickapoo Nations), opens with an evening of expanded cinema and includes several shorts programs in the Walker Cinema and Bentson Mediatheque, an afternoon of virtual reality, and a closing-night feature film.
The ongoing showcase of works by Native filmmakers and artists is rooted in Indigenous principles that consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations. GEN 3 connects perspectives and stories from the past, present, and future to convey Indigenous truths, teachings, and values.
“Indigenous artists use the creative process of filmmaking for revitalization and narrative sovereignty,” says Whiteman. “Our stories tell us where we came from, re-create our truths, affirm our languages and culture, and inspire us to imagine our Indigenous future. We come from the stars. How far will we take this medium?”
Throughout the program, join conversations with artists and community members centered on themes of Indigenous Futurism, revitalization, and artistic creation.
Opening Night: Remembering the Future Expanded Cinema Screening/Performance Thursday, March 19, 7:30 pm Free, Walker Cinema
Combining film, a live score, hoop dancing, hip-hop, and spoken word, a collective of Indigenous artists led by curator Missy Whiteman creates an immersive environment that transcends time and place. Guided by ancestral knowledge systems, traditional stories, and contemporary forms of expression, the expanded cinema program features performances by DJ AO (Hopi/Mdewakatonwan Dakota), Sacramento Knoxx (Ojibwe/Chicano), Lumhe “Micco” Sampson (Mvskoke Creek/Seneca), and Michael Wilson (Ojibwe). Archival found footage and Whiteman’s sci-fi docu-narrative The Coyote Way: Going Back Home(2016), filmed in the community of Little Earth in South Minneapolis, illuminate the space.
Indigenous Lens: Our RealityShort films by multiple directors Friday, March 20, 7 pm, $10 ($8 Walker members, students, and seniors), Walker Cinema
This evening of short films showcases a collection of contemporary stories about what it means to be Indigenous today, portraying identity and adaptability in a colonialist system. The program spans a spectrum of themes, including two-spirit transgender love, coming of age, reflections on friends and fathers, “indigenizing” pop art, and creative investigations into acts of repatriation. Digital video, 85 mins
Copresented with Hud Oberly (Comanche/Osage/Caddo), Indigenous Program at Sundance Institute (in attendance).
Lore Directed by Sky Hopinka (Ho-Chunk Nation/Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians)
Images of friends and landscapes are fragmented and reassembled as a voice tells stories, composing elements of nostalgia in terms of lore. 2019, 10 min. View excerpt.
Culture Capture: Terminal Adddition Directed by New Red Order: Adam Khalil (Ojibway), Zack Khalil (Ojibway), Jackson Polys (Tlingit), Bayley Sweitzer
The latest video by the public secret society known as the New Red Order is an incendiary indictment of the norms of European settler colonialism. Examining institutionalized racism through a mix of 3D photographic scans and vivid dramatizations, this work questions the contemporary act of disposing historical artifacts as quick fixes, proposing the political potential of adding rather than removing. 2019, 7 min. View excerpt.
Mino Bimaadiziwin Directed by Shane McSauby (Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians)
A trans Anishinaabe man meets a young Anishinaabe woman who pushes him to reconnect with their culture. 2017, 10 min. View excerpt.
The Moon and the Night Directed by Erin Lau (Kanaka Maoli)
Set in rural Hawaii, a Native Hawaiian teenage girl must confront her father after he enters her beloved pet in a dogfight. 2018, 19 min. View excerpt.
Shinaab II Directed by Lyle Michell Corbine, Jr. (Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Chippewa Indians)
A young man seeks to honor the memory of his late father in a film that looks at Ojibwe ideas surrounding death and mourning. 2019, 6 min.
Viva Diva Directed by Daniel Flores (Yaqui)
This road trip movie follows Rozene and Diva as they make their way down to Guadalajara for their gender affirmation surgeries. 2017, 15 min. View excerpt.
Dig It If You Can Directed by Kyle Bell (Creek-Thlopthlocco Tribal Town)
An insightful portrait of the self-taught artist and designer Steven Paul Judd (Kiowa), whose satirical manipulations of pop culture for an Indigenous audience are gaining a passionate, mass following as he realizes his youthful dreams. 2016, 18 min. View excerpt.
In 1976, the U.S. government introduced Black History Month in conjunction with the nation’s bicentennial to honor the achievements and cultural richness of the African-American community. Today, more than 44.5 million U.S. citizens identify as Black. As such, the company celebrates the gifts, voices and legacy of this diverse population.
Macy’s celebrates Black History Month 2020 at select locations nationwide with special appearances by influencer Monica Veloz, Hair Love writer, director and producer Matthew Cherry, comedian Phoebe Robinson, activist Marley Dias, NFL Hall of Famer Jerry Rice, celebrity hair stylist Kim Kimble, and many more.
Macy’s Black History Month events will be held at the following stores:
Macy’s Baldwin Hills (Los Angeles) – Saturday, Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. with Monica Veloz
Macy’s State Street (Chicago) – Thursday, Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. with Matthew Cherry
Macy’s Herald Square (New York City) – Thursday, Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. with Phoebe Robinson and Marley Dias
Macy’s Union Square (San Francisco) – Saturday, Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. with Jerry Rice
Macy’s Lenox Square (Atlanta) – Saturday, Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. with Kim Kimble
Macy’s Aventura (Miami) – Saturday, Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. with The Workshop at Macy’s
The month’s events kick off at Macy’s Baldwin Hills in Los Angeles with a make-up tutorial and discussion about diversity and inclusion in the beauty industry from influencer Monica Veloz. At Macy’s State Street, Chicago native Matthew Cherry will screen his 2020 Oscar®-nominated short-film Hair Love and discuss how he used the power of family to tell a compelling story about real people. Comedian and co-star of podcast 2 Dope Queens, Phoebe Robinson, and 14-year-old activist and creator of #1000blackgirlbooks, Marley Dias, will appear at Macy’s Herald Square in New York City for an evening of insightful dialogue. Three-time Super Bowl® champion and Hall of Famer Jerry Rice will appear at Macy’s Union Square in San Francisco. At Macy’s Lenox Square in Atlanta, customers can enjoy a demonstration and celebration of the diversity of Black hair from celebrity stylist Kim Kimble. At Macy’s Aventura in Miami, representatives from Macy’s Diversity and Inclusion team and The Workshop at Macy’s will participate in a discussion on the diversity of Black people and Black culture as well as select a high potential Black-owned business to join The Workshop at Macy’s class of 2020.
In addition to appearances by these notable innovators, Macy’s will showcase Black History Month-themed windows throughout February in Chicago, New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. Macy’s locations. The windows were created in partnership with Maplewood, New Jersey artist, Lisa Hunt. “My work explores the spatial and meditative relationships found within repeat patterns,” she commented. “The windows are expressed with a minimalist approach inspired by Art Deco, traditional African and Eastern textiles comprised of graphic shapes, symbols, and re-imagined typographic elements. The screen printed patterns employ an aesthetic use of gold leaf as a nod to its adorning use throughout art history.”
ONYX, Macy’s Black Employee Resource Group, was instrumental in developing this year’s campaign including the theme, display windows, and volunteer opportunities across the country. Throughout the campaign, Macy’s will contribute a total of $10,000 to charitable organizations such as Jerry Rice’s 127 Foundation and local Urban Leagues.
“Macy’s mission is to embed diversity and inclusion into how we think, act, and operate. We are strongest when we are representative of the many communities we serve and we are thrilled to offer our customers engaging Black History Month events that honor and reflect the Black experience and its impact on global culture,” said Shawn Outler, Macy’s chief diversity officer.
Open 365 days a year, the VMFA shares its growing collection of African American art all year long. During Black History Month 2020, it’s great time to visit the collection and join the ongoing celebration of African American art, history, and culture.
TALK Working Together: Louis Draper and the Kamoinge Workshop Dr. Sarah Eckhardt, Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, VMFA, in conversation with Nell Draper-Winston Thu, Jan 30 | 6:30–7:30 pm, $8 (VMFA members $5), Leslie Cheek Theater
VMFA’s Dr. Sarah Eckhardt, curator of Working Together: Louis Draper and the Kamoinge Workshop, will provide an overview of the exhibition, which features photography by members of the Kamoinge Workshop, an artist collective founded in New York City in 1963. Nell Draper-Winston, sister of photographer Louis Draper, will join Dr. Eckhardt in conversation to discuss her brother’s photographs and his roots in Richmond.
OPEN STUDIO PLUS PERFORMANCE Grandma’s Hands Sun, Feb 2 | 1–4 pm, Free, no tickets required. Art Education Center. Performances in the Atrium 2 pm & 3 pm
Join others as they encounter generational lessons from two sisters with remarkable stories to share from the perspective of the African American South. Through song, stories, and signed poetry, we will learn how women have made an impact on culture through practices passed down from family matriarchs.
RVA Community Makers Art Activity Sun, Feb 2 | 1–4 pm, Free, no tickets required. Art Education Center
During Open Studio Plus Performance, celebrate family with Richmond artist Hamilton Glass and local African American photographers.
Take your digital family portraits onsite at VMFA to become part of a mixed-media public art collaboration. Glass will guide attendees in hands-on participation. You can also capture fun memories in the Family Portrait Photo Booth.
Extending the meaning of family to community, the project also brings together six local photographers—Regina Boone, Courtney Jones, Brian Palmer, Sandra Sellars, Ayasha Sledge, and James Wallace— who will create portraits of six selected community leaders.
FIRST FRIDAY Spirituals, Fri, Feb 7 | 6–8 pm, Free, no tickets required. Atrium
Welcome sopranos Lisa Edwards Burrs and Olletta Cheatham to the First Friday series with an evening of Spirituals. Lisa and Olletta will sing many powerful songs of the genre and explore their resonating impact on history.
DANCE PARTY VMFA After Hours: VMFA Is for Lovers Sat, Feb 15 | 7–11:30 pm, $45/person ($35 VMFA members). Museum wide
Join host Kelli Lemon for a night of art, music, dancing, and love after dark. Catch DJ Lonnie B on the spin in the Marble Hall. Enjoy Legacy Band performing live music in the Atrium. Experience the exhibitions Edward Hopper and the American Hotel and Working Together: Louis Draper and the Kamoinge Workshop.
All galleries will be open during this event to give you access to our diverse collections of art from around the world.
LIVE JAZZ, Dominion Energy Jazz Café: Jazz Around the Museum. Thu, Feb 13 | 6–9 pm, Free, no tickets required. Marble Hall
Back by popular demand! Who says a Jazz band can’t party, get down, and get funky? Led by saxophonist Robert “Bo” Bohannon, Klaxton Brown combines the old with the new, and will rock you steady all night long. Prepare to get Klaxtonized!
Immersive Exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art Highlights Importance of the Preservation of Cultural Heritage
Using the most recent digital techniques, the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art, take visitors on a virtual tour of three ancient cities—Palmyra and Aleppo in Syria and Mosul in Iraq.
The exhibition, located in the Sackler Gallery, highlights the devastation of these historically significant sites but also offers hope for their reconstruction and rehabilitation. By including the testimony of Iraqis and Syrians, the installation underscores the importance of place in the preservation of historical and architectural memory.
“Age Old Cities: A Virtual Journey from Palmyra to Mosul” will be on view at the Sackler Gallery from Jan. 25 through Oct. 26. It was organized by the Arab World Institute in Paris, and created in collaboration with Iconem, which specializes in digitizing cultural heritage sites in 3-D, and in partnership with UNESCO. The exhibition offers an immersive experience that emphasizes the importance of preserving the world’s fragile cultural and built heritage.
“‘Age Old Cities’ is a landmark exhibition, not only for its innovative use of digital technology within a museum context, but also for the poignant story it tells,” said Chase F. Robinson, the Dame Jillian Sackler Director of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and the Freer Gallery of Art. “This exhibition narrates the heartbreaking story of cultural destruction—and resilience—in these cities, and we are proud to be the exhibition’s inaugural U.S. venue. Palmyra, Mosul and Aleppo are cornerstones of world culture, and it is our shared responsibility to ensure that these cities are preserved to continue to tell their rich histories and inspire future generations.”
In the recent past, Iraq and Syria have suffered profound upheavals that have destroyed many significant cultural and religious sites—leaving little of the rich historical past. “Age Old Cities” sheds light on the devastating destruction, the important cultural heritage of Syria and Iraq, and the need to preserve these sites.
The exhibition invites visitors into the heart of each of the three cities with large-scale projections of dynamic imagery and 3-D reconstructions of damaged monuments. The projections shift gradually from destruction to progressive reconstruction. To contextualize the sites, visitors will also see projections of historical photographs of the structures.
“Beyond the stones, this heritage is a common good, and safeguarding it is the responsibility of all,” said Jack Lang, president of the Arab World Institute. “Citizens of every faith, archaeologists and curators have all worked and continue working today hand in hand to shelter, protect and rebuild.”
The exhibition offers more than a visual of potential reconstruction of mostly destroyed sites; it introduces visitors to the people who still live in the cities. Several videos throughout the exhibition feature interviews with residents, as well as archeologists and curators who work at great personal risk to protect and preserve these sites. Other videos explore unique parts of the cities such as the souks (markets) of Aleppo or the tomb of the Three Brothers in Palmyra (an underground burial chamber turned into an ISIS base of operations).
Throughout the run of the exhibition, the museum will offer a series of programs focusing on each city. Programming will include lectures and presentations on architectural heritage and current events, family programs and related film and music programs to enhance the visitor experience, further explore the rich cultures of these cities, as well as the challenges and opportunities of cultural restoration and public policies.
Museum Celebrates 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage With Exhibitions and More
To mark the centennial of women’s suffrage, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History will celebrate the “Year of the Woman” in 2020 with two signature exhibitions designed to amplify women’s crucial role in history. On March 6, the museum will open “Creating Icons: How We Remember Women’s Suffrage,” and “Girlhood (It’s Complicated)” will open June 12.
The exhibitions will be mounted as part of the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative #BecauseOfHerStory. The initiative represents one of the country’s most ambitious efforts to collect, document, display and share the compelling story of women, deepening the understanding of women’s contributions to the nation and the world. It amplifies women’s voices to honor the past, inform the present and inspire the future. (Information is available at https://womenshistory.si.edu.)
The spotlight on women’s contributions will shine on other museum projects throughout 2020, including “Picturing Women Inventors,” a display celebrating the contributions of female inventors; “The Only One in the Room,” a showcase exploring women in business as part of the “American Enterprise” exhibition; and a focus on diverse female educators in the “Giving in America” exhibit. A variety of women’s history programs, and digital and education initiatives will expand this content.
The suffrage centennial exhibitions tie into other museum efforts under the tagline “Who Counts?” demonstrating that women’s history is political history. “Who Counts?” will link the museum’s efforts in collecting, documenting and creating civic engagement programs around the 2020 election, the census, the 15th Amendment and the 19th Amendment. The central messages of “Who Counts?” are broad and provide probing questions about the relationship between citizenship, resources and counting; how categories of belonging and exclusion are created and re-created over time; and how individuals and groups assert that they do count.
Exhibitions and Displays Opening in 2020
“Creating Icons: How We Remember Women’s Suffrage” Opens March 6, 2020; closes March 2021
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which recognized women’s right to vote, the museum will open “Creating Icons: How We Remember Women’s Suffrage.” Highlighting women’s achievements in winning suffrage, it invites audiences to explore how the country celebrates milestones, what people as a nation remember, what (and who) has been forgotten or silenced over time and how those exclusions helped create the cracks and fissures in a movement that continue to impact women’s politics and activism.
Using a jewel box approach, the museum will display a group of artifacts in conjunction with graphics and media, interweaving stories of the famous and the forgotten. The centerpiece of the exhibition will be a 6-foot-tall portrait of Susan B. Anthony. Painted by Sarah J. Eddy in 1900, the work depicts an idealized Anthony being presented with flowers by young boys and girls on her 80th birthday. The exhibition will also feature items donated between 1919 and 1920 by the National American Women’s Suffrage Association (now the League of Women Voters), materials related to Adelaide Johnson and Alice Paul, and contemporary items from the 2017 Women’s March as well as Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s gavel.
Art Institute of Chicago,
High Museum of Art,
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA),
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH),
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art,
and the Philadelphia
Museum of Art
are pleased to announce the
class of fellows
The Andrew W. Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship Program.
The fellowship provides specialized training to students across the
United States from historically underrepresented groups in the
curatorial field and supports the goal of promoting inclusive,
pluralistic museums. The students began their fellowships this fall.
information about the need for a diverse educational pipeline into
the curatorial field is available in the 2018
Art Museum Staff Demographic Survey.)
participate in The
Andrew W. Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship Program
during their undergraduate career, with the goal of continuing their
education through graduate work. The two-year fellowship provides
students with hands-on experience in a museum setting, assisting
curators and staff on exhibitions, collections, and programs.
Fellows are matched with a curatorial mentor at each museum who
works to enrich the academic experience and to increase exposure to
the museum context while broadening a fellow’s understanding of
art and art history. Fellowships include regular engagement during
the academic school year followed by full-time engagement over the
the program began in 2014, 30 fellows have completed the Mellon
Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship program. Two fellows have started
program in art history
while nine others have completed Master’s degrees or are enrolled
in graduate programs at the Courtauld
Institute of Art; University of
of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies;
Institute College of Art;
University in Cairo;
and the University
of Southern California.
Nearly half of the alumni are working in the arts either in staff
positions or in other fellowship opportunities.
W. Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellows:
Institute of Chicago:
is a second-year student at Wellesley
double-majoring in art history and architecture. Haastrup is from the
South Side of Chicago with familial ties to Mississippi and Nigeria.
In her time at Wellesley, she is the lecture chair for the black
student association, on the programming committee of the Davis Museum
student advisory board, and a member of TZE arts and music society.
Academically, Haastrup is interested in research regarding black
women artists, the relationship between art and activism, equity in
the arts, and the effects of sustainability in architecture. She is
inspired by the works of Toni
Morrison, Lorraine Hansberry,
In her personal life, she enjoys making crafts and zines,
skateboarding, and watching movies. For the 2019–20 academic year,
Haastrup will be mentored by Constantine
Petridis, Chair of the Department of the Arts of Africa and the
Americas and Curator of African Art.
is a third-year student at the University
of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)
studying art history and urban planning. Gragg developed a passion
for museums early in her academic career and believes that museums
are like books in their storytelling capacity. Gragg is passionate
about advocating for narratives from indigenous communities and the
African diaspora so that they may be recognized for the longevity of
their artistic contribution and seen as contemporary practitioners.
Currently, Gragg is a collections assistant at UIUC’s Spurlock
a research assistant for Krannert
where she researches and digitizes Andean materials for an upcoming
reinstallation. Gragg is interested in supporting the collective
history of the world and emphasizing a pluralistic appreciation for
art. For the 2019–20 academic year, Gragg will be mentored by
Hamilton, Associate Curator of Art of the Americas in the Department
of the Arts of Africa and the Americas.
an honor to once again have the support of The Andrew W. Mellon
Foundation in the ambitious work of developing our next generation of
curatorial leaders. Our Mellon Fellows continue to bring fresh
perspectives to the museum and we are excited to see participants
from our first cohort embarking on graduate studies and beginning
careers at cultural institutions across the country. We look forward
to following their future accomplishments,”
President and Eloise W. Martin Director at the Art Institute of
Art Institute of Chicago is
a world-renowned art museum housing one of the largest permanent
collections in the United States. An encyclopedic museum, the Art
Institute collects, preserves, and displays works in every medium
from all cultures and historical periods as well as hosts special
exhibitions. With a collection of approximately 300,000 works of art,
the museum has particularly strong holdings in Impressionist and
Post-Impressionist painting, early 20th century European painting and
sculpture, contemporary art, Japanese prints, and photography. The
museum’s 2009 addition,
the Modern Wing,
features the latest in green museum technology and 264,000 square
feet dedicated to modern and contemporary art, photography,
architecture and design, and new learning and public engagement
facilities. In addition to displaying its permanent collection, the
Art Institute mounts approximately 35 special exhibitions per year
and features lectures, gallery tours, and special performances on a
daily basis. Location
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Museum of Art:
is a third-year student from Tampa, Florida studying art history and
international studies at Spelman
On campus, she is an active member and leader of several
organizations, most notably, the
Bonner Scholar Program, Social Justice Program,
Filmore is interested in a wide range of research topics but is most
intrigued by the impact made by African American artists on
communities abroad during their voluntary or involuntary departures
from the United States. Filmore intends to pursue a doctorate degree
in art history following her time at Spelman and aspires to become a
curator. She is also interested in advocating for the accessibility
of arts-based education programs for low-income students and students
of color as such programs were vital to her success. As a Mellon
Undergraduate Curatorial Fellow at the High Museum of Art,
Filmore is receiving mentorship from Katherine
Jentleson, Merrie and Dan Boone Curator of Folk and Self-Taught Art.
is a third-year student at Emory
art history in hopes of becoming a curator, art writer, and one day a
museum director. Originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, but now
residing in Atlanta, Georgia, Sterling has had a range of experiences
in the Atlanta art scene, previously interning at
ART PAPERS magazine,
and with the Museum
of Contemporary Art Georgia (MOCA GA).
As a Mellon
Undergraduate Curatorial Fellow at the High Museum,
Adeja will be mentored by
Stephanie Heydt, Margaret and Terry Stent, Curator of American Art.
we welcome a new class of Mellon Fellows to the High, we reflect on
the remarkable impact this program has had on our institution, but
also look forward to how it will continue to shape the future of the
Nancy and Holcombe T. Green, Jr., director of the High Museum of Art.
diverse perspectives to museum leadership will help to ensure that
our organizations remain relevant and essential in our communities.
We are honored to continue this important work with the support of
the Mellon Foundation.”
is the leading art museum in the southeastern United States, housed
within facilities designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architects
Richard Meier and Renzo Piano. With more than 16,000 works of art,
the High Museum of Art has an extensive anthology of 19th- and
20th-century American fine and decorative arts; major holdings of
photography and folk and self-taught work, especially that reflective
of the American south; burgeoning collections of modern and
contemporary art including paintings, sculpture, new media, and
design; a growing collection of African art with work dating from
pre-history to the present day; and significant holdings of European
paintings and works on paper. The High is dedicated to a program
reflective of the diversity of its communities, offering a variety of
exhibitions and educational programs as well as a host of new
experiences that engage visitors with the world of art, the lives of
artists and the creative process. Location
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Angeles County Museum of Art:
is a third-year student at the University
of Southern California (USC),
double majoring in art history and creative writing. Throughout her
time at USC thus far, she has been working as a collections associate
for the school’s Archaeology
and has also had the opportunity to co-curate an exhibit for the USC
Subversion, and the Surreal: The Art of Czechoslovakian Resistance.
As a first-generation college student and a child of Vietnamese
immigrants, Le was not exposed to art, art history, or museums until
later in life. Coming from this background, she wants to bring
greater accessibility and diversity to the museum world, breaking
down the idea of art as being a “cultural privilege.” Her
curatorial mentor is Hollis
Goodall, Curator of Japanese Art.
a third-year student majoring in anthropology with a focus in
archaeology, as well as art history at the University
of California, Los Angeles.
Born and raised in South Central Los Angeles, she strives to apply
anthropology to curatorial work and is particularly interested in the
process of making exhibitions accessible to underrepresented
communities. Her goal as an aspiring archaeologist and curator is to
protect and preserve cultural patrimony, and to encourage
cross-cultural connections. Lopez is currently involved in an
archaeological project based in Portugal and recently completed her
second field season there. Along with writing an honors thesis based
on the project’s research, she plans to co-curate an exhibition
with the site director to make their findings accessible to the
local, rural community. Stephen
Florence & Harry Sloan Curator of Chinese Art and Department
Head, Chinese, Korean, South and Southeast Asian Art, will be her
curatorial mentor during her first year in the program.
are pleased to welcome the incoming class of Mellon Undergraduate
LACMA CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director. “Now
in its sixth year, we are beginning to see the potential long-term
impact of this important fellowship, expanding the canon and the
voices we hear from for generations to come.”
on the Pacific Rim, LACMA
is the largest art museum in the western United States, with a
collection of nearly 142,000 objects that illuminate 6,000 years of
artistic expression across the globe. Committed to showcasing a
multitude of art histories, LACMA exhibits and interprets works of
art from new and unexpected points of view that are informed by the
region’s rich cultural heritage and diverse population. LACMA’s
spirit of experimentation is reflected in its work with artists,
technologists, and thought leaders as well as in its regional,
national, and global partnerships to share collections and programs,
create pioneering initiatives, and engage new audiences. Location
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New $14.6 Million Weill Gift To Support Carnegie Hall’s Artistic and Educational Initiatives, Including Music Education and Teacher Training Programs in New York City Public Schools
Hall announced that, thanks to a generous $14.6
million gift, Joan and Sanford I. Weill and The Weill
Family Foundation have earned the unique distinction of becoming
the first private donors in Carnegie Hall’s history to reach the $100
million threshold in cumulative lifetime giving.
new gift to Carnegie Hall’s 125th Anniversary Campaign will
provide important support to Carnegie Hall’s artistic and educational
initiatives with $5 million specifically earmarked to underwrite the
Hall’s music education and teacher training programs in New York City
I. Weill joined the Carnegie Hall Board of Trustees in
1983, was elected Chairman in 1991, and then President in 2015. For
more than three decades, Mr. Weill and his wife, Joan, have
been centerstage for each of Carnegie Hall’s major milestones,
generously supporting the 1986 historic restoration of the main
auditorium (now Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage) and recital
hall (now Weill Recital Hall); the building of the Hall’s
endowment fund in the late 1990s; the construction of Zankel Hall
and establishment of Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute in
2003; and the renovation of the Hall’s Studio Towers, creating
a home for music education on the building’s upper floors, in 2014.
committed fundraiser who has always led by example, campaigns led or
co-chaired by Mr. Weill have raised $525 million for Carnegie Hall’s
endowment and capital projects. Thanks to the stewardship of Mr.
Weill and his fellow trustees, Carnegie Hall’s endowment has grown
from $4 million in 1991 to more than $320 million today. Under the
auspices of Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute, the Hall’s
music education and community programs have expanded ten-fold and
continue to grow, now serving more than 600,000 people around the
can’t remember a time when Carnegie Hall hasn’t been a central part
of Joan and my life,” said Sanford I. Weill, Carnegie Hall’s
President. “We are so proud of everything that has been
accomplished here over the years, especially in the area of music
education, with kids having the chance to experience great music at
the finest concert hall and develop their potential through music. It
is very rewarding to think about how this amazing hall will be
enjoyed by future generations. We truly think the best is yet to
my pleasure to congratulate Sandy and Joan on this incredible
milestone and thank them for their unparalleled generosity to our
community,” said Robert F. Smith, Chairman of Carnegie
Hall’s Board of Trustees. “Stretching over decades, their
advocacy for Carnegie Hall has been inspiring to so many of us. Their
dedication to this Hall is built on our joint belief that music and
education have the power to transform lives—and their work toward
our cause will continue to make a true impact.”
have always admired Sandy and Joan’s deep passion for Carnegie Hall,
their massive commitment to music education, and their focus on
ensuring that this iconic place is always safeguarded, continually
evolving to meet the needs of today’s audiences and the world’s
finest artists,” said Clive Gillinson, Executive and
Artistic Director of Carnegie Hall. “In my work with Sandy,
he has always been a forward-thinking leader who, in asking the best
questions and testing ideas, has always had the best interest of
Carnegie Hall at heart. I could not have wished for a better partner
for all that we aspired to achieve together for Carnegie Hall over
the last fourteen years.”
the beginning of his service to the Hall, Mr. Weill worked closely
with Stern and board leaders to safeguard the famed concert venue, a
building saved from demolition in 1960, however still in dire need of
restoration. Upon joining the board, Mr. Weill co-chaired, with
then-Chairman James D. Wolfensohn, the $60 million Campaign
for Carnegie Hall, leading to the historic 28-week restoration of
Carnegie Hall’s main auditorium and recital hall in 1986, a project
that modernized the Hall’s facilities and brought these two concert
venues back to their original glory. The Carnegie Hall Recital
Hall was reopened in January 1987, renamed as the Joan and
Sanford I. Weill Recital Hall in recognition of the Weills’
leadership and generous support.
other major highlights of Mr. Weill’s board leadership was the
completion and unveiling of the Judy and Arthur Zankel
Hall—Carnegie Hall’s $100 million modern, underground concert
venue—which opened in 2003, paving the way for expanded performance
and education programming. Also in 2003, Carnegie Hall established
the Weill Music Institute (WMI), the new umbrella under which
the Hall’s existing education and community programs would be
significantly expanded with a goal of reaching increased local,
national, and international audiences. The work of WMI was buoyed by
a new endowment supporting music education created earlier that year
with more than $60 million raised in one night at a March 2003 gala
celebrating Mr. Weill’s 70th birthday and his 20th anniversary as a
trustee. Today, WMI programs engage with 600,000 people around the
world each season, including more than 55,000 students and teachers
in New York City public schools. Carnegie Hall currently dedicates
approximately $14 million of its budget to support these programs
recently, Mr. Weill led Carnegie Hall’s Studio Towers Renovation
Project campaign, a comprehensive undertaking that has created
inspirational new spaces for music education on the Hall’s upper
floors while also fully refurbishing the Hall’s backstage areas and
offices. The $230 million project was capped in 2014 with the opening
of the new 61,000 square-foot Judith and Burton Resnick Education
Wing, comprised of 24 new rooms for music education, including
the double-height Weill Music Room. Adjacent to the new wing are new
spaces for entertaining including the Weill Terrace Room and
the Weill Terrace, a new outdoor roof terrace that serves as
an ideal gathering place for those engaged in Carnegie Hall events
and Joan Weill continue to be very active and generous
philanthropists, supporting organizations around the globe. In
addition to his post with Carnegie Hall, Mr. Weill is Chairman
Emeritus of Weill Cornell Medical College; Founder and
Chairman of the National Academy Foundation; Chairman of the
Executive Council at University of California, San Francisco;
Chancellor’s Advisory Board member at University of California,
Davis; Board of Visitors member at University of California,
Berkeley; Chairman of the Lang Lang International Music
Foundation; and Honorary Chair of the Committee Encouraging
Corporate Philanthropy. He is a member of the prestigious
American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
tireless champion for social service and cultural organizations for
decades, Joan Weill is a member of the Board of Overseers at
University of California, San Francisco; Co-Chairman of the
New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine Women’s Health
Symposium; Co-Chairman of the Weill Music Institute Advisory
Council at Carnegie Hall; past Chairman of Paul Smith’s
College of the Adirondacks; past President and board member of
Citymeals-On-Wheels; and former executive committee member of
Women in Need. A driving force in the growth of Alvin
Ailey, Joan is Chairman Emerita and continues to serve on the
board. Married 64 years, the Weills received the 2009 Carnegie
Medal of Philanthropy and the 2017 Kennedy Center Award for
the Human Spirit in recognition of their philanthropic efforts.
1891, Carnegie Hall has set the international standard for excellence
in performance as the aspirational destination for the world’s finest
musicians. Carnegie Hall presents a wide range of performances each
season on its three stages—the renowned Stern Auditorium / Perelman
Stage, intimate Weill Recital Hall, and innovative Zankel
Hall—including concert series curated by acclaimed artists and
composers; citywide festivals featuring collaborations with leading
New York City cultural institutions; orchestral performances, chamber
music, new music concerts, and recitals; and the best in jazz, world,
and popular music. Complementing these performance activities,
Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute creates extensive music
education, community, and social impact programs that serve people of
all ages in the New York City area, nationally, and internationally,
playing a central role in Carnegie Hall’s commitment to making great
music accessible to as many people as possible. For more information,
New Fellows Welcomed for the 2019–2020 Academic Year
New-York Historical Society is now accepting applications for
its prestigious fellowship program for the 2020–2021 academic
year. Leveraging its rich collections that detail American
history through the lens of New York City, New-York Historical’s
fellowships are open to scholars at various times during their
academic careers and provides them with the resources and community
to develop new research and publications that illuminate complex
issues of the past. The available fellowships include:
W. Mellon Foundation Predoctoral Awards in Women’s History
two recipients of the Andrew
W. Mellon Foundation Predoctoral Awards in Women’s History should
have a strong interest in women’s and public history and the
applications of these fields outside the academy. Functioning as
research associates and providing programmatic support for New-York
Historical’s Center for Women’s History, pre-doctoral awardees
will assist in the development of content for the Women’s History
exhibitions, associated educational curriculum, and on-site
experiences for students, scholars, and visitors. They must be
currently enrolled students in good standing in a relevant Ph.D.
program in the humanities. The Predoctoral Awardees, whose work at
New-York Historical may not directly correspond with their
dissertation research, will be in residence part time at New-York
Historical for one academic year, between
September 9, 2020,
and will receive a stipend of $20,000 per year. This position is not
full time and will not receive full benefits.
and Robert Appel Fellowship in History and Technology
fellowship will be awarded to a candidate who has earned a Ph.D. no
later than 2019. Research projects should be based on New-York
Historical’s collections and explore the impact of technology on
history. The fellowship will carry a stipend of $60,000, plus
benefits. It begins September
and lasts through
June 30, 2021.
Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship
fellowship for the length of an academic year is supported by the
National Endowment for the Humanities for the sake of research at
New-York Historical. The fellowship is available to individuals who
have completed their formal professional training and have received
their final degree or certificate by 2019. They should have a strong
record of accomplishment within their field. There is no restriction
relating to age or academic status of applicants. Foreign nationals
are eligible to apply if they meet visa requirements for working in
the U.S. The 10-month residency will carry a stipend of $42,000, plus
benefits. This fellowship will begin September
9, 2020 and
will end June
David Lion Gardiner Foundation—Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
fellowship will be awarded to a candidate who has earned a Ph.D. no
later than 2019. Research projects should expand public understanding
of New York State and City history and include research based on the
collections and resources of New-York Historical. This 10-month
residency will carry a stipend of $60,000, plus benefits. It begins
and lasts through June
short term fellowships will be awarded to scholars at any academic
level working in the Library collections of New-York
Research is to be conducted for two to four weeks for a stipend of
between $2,000. The fellowship period will begin
July 1, 2020
and end June
at the New-York Historical Society are made possible through the
generous endowments of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Robert
David Lion Gardiner Foundation, and Helen and Robert Appel.
Major support for fellowships is provided by Bernard L. Schwartz
and the Lehrman Institute. All fellows receive research
stipends while in residency. Short term fellowships are made possible
by support from Helen Appel, Richard Brown and Mary Jo
Otsea, Causeries du Lundi, Patricia Klingenstein, Sid Lapidus,
Peck Stacpoole Foundation, Pine Tree Foundation of New York, Pam and
Scott Schafler, Society of Colonial Wars, and Society of
Daughters of Holland Dames.
instructions and application checklists for each fellowship. The
application deadline for all fellowships is
January 3, 2020.
Fellows at the New-York Historical Society
Historical is also pleased to announce fellows now in residence
during the 2019–2020 academic year. This year’s fellows are:
Nagaraja comes to New-York Historical from the Charles Warren
Center for American History at Harvard University. He is
working on a major book project, Soldiers of the American Dream:
War Work, Jim Crow and Freedom Movements in the Shadow of U. S.
Power. With a Ph.D. from NYU, Nagaraja will continue to work on
his project during his tenure at New-York Historical. Based on deep
archival research, oral histories, and interviews, Nagaraja’s
project documents the racism and discrimination that veterans and
others in the war industry faced after WW II. This is Nagaraja’s
“greatest generation,” disillusioned and angry black veterans who
turned their mounting discontent into the beginnings of the Civil
Rights movement of the 1950s. New York is the central node in
Nagaraja’s story, a hub of activists and activism, and while he is
here he will be using Library materials from the era to finish up his
Manevitz holds a Ph.D. from NYU, where he began work on
the project that brings him to New-York Historical: The Rise and
Fall of Seneca Village: Remaking Race and Space in 19th-Century New
York City. In the centuries old story of the manifold ways in
which New York City builds, demolishes, and rebuilds, Seneca Village
occupies a unique place. The compelling strength of Manevitz’s
project derives from its ability to recast the rise and fall of
Seneca Village in terms of gentrification projects today, projects
which have the effect of erasing neighborhoods and memories of those
neighborhoods. According to Manevitz, Seneca Village was a unique
experiment in which African Americans sought to build an experimental
community in the face of racism and class tensions. Looking at that
community provides a window onto African American attempts to create
their own brand of capitalism and urban planning.
Endowment for the Humanities Fellow
a Ph.D. from CUNY, Dr. Lauren Santangelo is an accomplished
scholar in the field of women’s studies. Her first book, Suffrage
and the City: New York Women Battle for the Ballot (Oxford), has
been recently published, and some of the research for that book was
done at New-York Historical, where Dr. Santangelo was a Schwartz
Fellow in 2013-14. Her current project, which will draw on
several recently acquired collections, focuses on Ladies Mile
and the gendered consumer culture it spawned. Ladies Mile flourished
during the Gilded Age, a time of retail innovation, electrification,
the introduction of elevators, etc.—all of which inflected the
experience of women as an important, new consumer class.
and Robert Appel Fellow in History and Technology Fellow
Kennedy comes out of the Harvard History of Science program,
where he worked with Professor Peter Galison. Kennedy’s area
of particular interest is the impact of technology on the operations
of Wall Street in the 1960s and ’70s. He sees Wall Street as a site
of continuous technological innovation and proposes to tell the story
of the machines, computer programs, cables, and satellites that
rewired Wall Street during that period. In particular, he will be
examining the partnership of the NYSE with the American
Stock Exchange to rewire lower Manhattan and the development by
the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) of an
automated quotation and dealer communication system called NASDAQ. He
will be making extensive use of New-York Historical’s important
oral history project, Remembering Wall Street, 1950-1980.
David Lion Gardiner Foundation—Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellow
her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, Sarah
Miller-Davenport is a Permanent Lecturer in 20th century U. S.
history at the University of Sheffield in the UK. Her project
seeks to address a crucial conundrum in the history of New York City:
with city teetering on the brink of financial and social collapse in
the 1970s how and why did New York embark on an ambitious globalist
agenda symbolized by the building of the Twin Towers in 1973.
Moreover, why was it so successful in this most unlikely of
undertakings? Professor Miller-Davenport does not see
globalization as an inevitable force with its own dynamic. Rather,
the pursuit of global capital by the city was the result of conscious
decisions made by politicians, business men, bureaucrats, and
analysts. Her work will focus on the actors, their motives, their
successes, and failures. Finally she will look at the impact of
globalization on the fabric of the city, its diverse peoples, and its
W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Women’s History and Public History
K. Danziger Halperin completed her doctorate in history at
Columbia University in 2018, focusing on comparative social
policy, gender, and childhood. She has previously taught at Columbia
University and St. Joseph’s College, Brooklyn. Her
dissertation, “Education or Welfare? American and British
Child Care Policy, 1965-2004,” analyzed child care policies
in the turn to neoliberalism in both the U.S. and Britain. As the
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, she will be in residence full-time
at New-York Historical through 2021, assisting in the programs of the
Center for Women’s History.
W. Mellon Predoctoral Fellows in Women’s History and Public History
Walker is a doctoral candidate in the Department of History at
Rutgers University. She specializes in African American
History and Women and Gender History. She received a B.A. in
History and Journalism from the University of Tennessee at
Knoxville and an M.A. in History from the University of
New Orleans. Pamela’s dissertation, “‘Everyone Must
Think We Really Need Freedom’: Black and White Mothers, The
Mississippi Box Project, and the Civil Rights Movement,”
examines the relationship between motherhood, the black freedom
struggle, white benevolence, and political consciousness during the
Wiesner is a doctoral candidate in the Department of History
at Rutgers University, specializing in the history of women,
gender, and sexuality in the 20th century United States. She earned
her Bachelor of the Arts with Distinguished Honors in
History and Women’s & Gender Studies from the College of
New Jersey in 2015. Her forthcoming dissertation, “Controlling
Rape: Black Women, the Feminist Movement Against Sexual Violence, and
the State, 1974-1994,” explores how black women’s anti-rape
activity in Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Chicago evolved in
response to the state’s growing interest in punishing rape during
the War on Crime. In addition to the Mellon Fellowship at
New-York Historical, her research has been supported by the
Graduate School of New Brunswick, the Rutgers Center for
Historical Analysis, Rutgers Oral History Archives, Smith College
Libraries, and the P.E.O. International.
New-York Historical Society, one of America’s preeminent
cultural institutions, is dedicated to fostering research and
presenting history and art exhibitions and public programs that
reveal the dynamism of history and its influence on the world of
today. Founded in 1804, New-York Historical has a mission to explore
the richly layered history of New York City and State and the
country, and to serve as a national forum for the discussion of
issues surrounding the making and meaning of history. Among the more
than 1.6 million works that comprise the museum’s art collections
are all 435 preparatory watercolors for John James Audubon’s Birds
of America; a preeminent collection of Hudson River School
landscapes; and an exceptional collection of decorative and fine arts
spanning four centuries.
Patricia D. Klingenstein Library at the New-York Historical
Society is home to over 350,000 books, nearly 20,000 linear
feet of manuscripts and archives, and distinctive collections of
maps, photographs, and prints, as well as ephemera and family papers
documenting the history of the United States from a distinctly New
York perspective. The Library’s collections are particularly rich
in material pertaining to the American Revolution and the
early Republic, the Civil War, and the Gilded Age.
Significant holdings relate to Robert Livingston and the
Livingston family, Rufus King, Horatio Gates, Albert Gallatin,
Cadwallader Colden, Robert Fulton, Richard Varick, and many other
notable individuals. Also well documented within the Library’s
collections are major social movements in American history,
especially abolitionism, temperance, and social welfare. The
Library’s visual archives include some of the earliest photographs
of New York; a significant collection of Civil War images; and the
archives of major architectural firms of the later 19th century.
One Hundred Percent of Proceeds from the Limited-Edition T-Shirt Benefit Hurricane Victims in The Bahamas
Rock International, a global hospitality and entertainment brand
owned and operated by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, today
announced its support for those affected by Hurricane Dorian
with the launch of its Bahamas Strong T-Shirt. The
limited-edition merchandise item will be sold at Rock Shops®
inside Hard Rock® properties throughout North America and in
select areas of Latin America. Hard Rock will distribute one hundred
percent of the proceeds from its Bahamas Strong T-Shirt to the
Bahamian Red Cross through the Hard Rock Heals Foundation®
to aid those affected by Hurricane Dorian. The shirt features the
Bahamian national flag alongside the classic Hard Rock logo and Hard
Rock’s “Love All Serve All” mantra, displaying the
brand’s commitment to helping the communities in which it serves.
venues in 75 countries spanning 259 locations that include
owned/licensed or managed Hotels, Casinos, Rock Shops® and Cafes –
Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally
recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar,
Hard Rock owns the world’s most valuable collection of music
memorabilia at more than 83,000 pieces, which are displayed at its
locations around the globe.
Rock International, the Seminole Tribe of Florida and Seminole Gaming
are committed to aiding the people of The Bahamas following the
devastating impact of Hurricane Dorian,” said Jim Allen,
Chairman of Hard Rock International and CEO of Seminole Gaming. “As
a global brand with a long-standing history in The Bahamas, this is
an effort that is close to our hearts. Providing all of the proceeds
from our Bahamas Strong T-Shirt sales to assist in the hurricane
relief efforts is just scratching the surface for the level of
support we intend to provide.”
Rock’s Bahamas Strong T-Shirt launch comes on the heels of the
Seminole Tribe of Florida’s support for Hurricane Dorian victims, in
which they successfully delivered water bottles to those on the
ground in Freeport on Grand Bahama Island during a five-day airlift
that began on Sept. 6. In addition, Seminole Gaming provided the
Bahamian government with critical items sourced from each of its
Florida properties to contribute to the relief efforts.
Hard Rock Heals Foundation® is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable
organization and oversees all philanthropic outreach for Hard Rock
International. The Hard Rock Heals Foundation exists to
improve lives through the power of music. Since its inception in
1971, Hard Rock International has brought people together through the
power of music and have developed partnerships with artists ranging
from emerging to iconic in support of charitable efforts around the
world. The Hard Rock Heals Foundation provides grants and assistance
to individuals whose goal is to heal through the power of music.
Partnerships with like-minded, music-centric organizations allow Hard
Rock Heals Foundation the opportunity to improve lives and promote
2018, Hard Rock International was recognized as a Forbes
Magazine Top Employer for Women and Land
Operator of the Year at the Global Gaming Awards. In 2019,
Hard Rock International was honored as one of Forbes Magazine’s
America’s Best Large Employers, Forbes
Magazine’s Top Employers for Women and No. 1 in
J.D. Power‘s 2019 North America Hotel Guest
Satisfaction Study among Upper Upscale Hotel Chains. Hard
Rock destinations are located in the world’s greatest international
gateway cities, including its two most successful flagship properties
in Florida and home to the world’s first Guitar Hotel® in
South Florida, where its headquarters are located. The
brand is owned by HRI parent entity The Seminole Tribe of Florida.
For more information on Hard Rock International visit
Campaign Supports Military Scholarships Through The Veterans Of Foreign Wars of The United States
Getting a haircut now through Veterans Day will support service member and veteran scholarships as a part of Sport Clips Haircuts annual “Help A Hero” campaign that kicks off in stores today. The Help A Hero Scholarshipprogram is designed to reduce the burden of college, graduate and technical school tuition often needed to pursue post-military careers and is administered by the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. (VFW). The goal this year is to raise $1.5 million toward scholarships in the more than 1,800 Sport Clips Haircuts stores across the country.
just six years, 1,450 military and student veterans have been awarded
Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarships with the nearly $6.5
million donated to date by Sport Clips Haircuts, its clients
and product partners. These scholarships provide up to $5,000 of
assistance per semester to help cover the cost of tuition and fees
for service members and veterans in the rank of E-5 and below.
used my G.I. Bill benefits to obtain my B.A. and even the first three
semesters of my M.A. before exhausting my benefits,” says
Christopher Mynatt, a U.S. Navy veteran. “The VFW and Sport
Clips are the reason I will never have to pay for school out of
locations are also offering free haircuts to service members and
veterans with valid military identification – check
here for participating stores and store hours.
Anyone can support the cause by making a donation when checking out
at a Sport Clips location. On Veterans Day, November 11, the
company donates an additional dollar for every haircare service to
the scholarship program, which added more than $100,000 to the total
last year and will be even higher in 2019.
scholarships are making a difference in the lives of so many who have
served our country in the military. Right now, there are 165 student
veterans attending colleges and certification programs here in the
U.S. with the aid of Help A Hero Scholarships,” says Gordon
Logan, Sport Clips founder, CEO, Air Force veteran and VFW Life
member. “Whether it’s graduate school or beauty school, it’s
an honor for us to be able to thank those who serve by helping them
toward the degrees and certifications to pursue civilian careers.”
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is the nation’s largest
and oldest major war veterans organization. Founded in 1899, the
congressionally-chartered VFW is comprised entirely of eligible
veterans and military service members from the active, Guard and
Reserve forces. With more than 1.6 million VFW and Auxiliary members
located in 6,200 Posts worldwide, the nonprofit veterans service
organization is proud to proclaim “NO ONE DOES MORE FOR
VETERANS” than the VFW, which is dedicated to veterans’
service, legislative advocacy, and military and community service
programs. For more information or to join, visit our website at
student veterans can face a lot of adversity while pursuing higher
VFW national commander.
the help of Sport Clips Haircuts and its generous patrons, we’re so
pleased to have the opportunity to ensure the financial burden is
alleviated during an already stressful time in these veterans’
is headquartered in Georgetown, Texas. It was established in 1993 and
began franchising in 1995. The sports-themed haircutting franchise,
which specializes in haircuts for men and boys, offers online
check in for
clients, and is ranked by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the
and #17 in its “Franchise
There are more than 1,800 Sport Clips stores open in the U.S. and
the “Official Haircutter” of the Veterans of Foreign Wars
(VFW), offers veterans preferential pricing on haircuts and
franchises, and was named a “2018
Best for Vets: Franchises”
Clips provides “Haircuts
through its annual Help
A Hero fundraiser
that has contributed $7.5 million to the VFW; national partnership
the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants; and
other national and local philanthropic outreach. Sport Clips is a
proud sponsor of Joe
Indy Car driver Sebastien Bourdais,
and partners with numerous NCAA and professional sports teams. To
learn more about Sport Clips, visit sportclips.com.
range, award-winning personal care brand founded in the United
available in the US. Inspired by a need for naturally-sourced,
effective and affordable skincare products, the brand prides itself
on a selection of organic, active ingredients that are cruelty free
and free from parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), artificial
colors, phthalates, petroleum, glycols, cocamide diethanoalamine
(DEA), butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT), isothiazolinones, mineral oil,
and silicones. Dr.Organic
is now available on Ulta.com
will be available exclusively in-store at select Ulta locations
Sunday, October 20.
more than 40% of women say that “made with organic or natural
ingredients” is one of their top three reasons for choosing new
skincare products, making Dr.Organic a must-have for skincare
enthusiasts this fall.§
beauty^ means the world to us, and more importantly, consumers are
looking for organic, naturally-sourced options. That’s why we knew we
had to bring this premium UK brand stateside,” says Rimma
Fehling, VP of Incubator and New Ventures at The Nature’s Bounty Co.
“Until now, it was difficult to find a collection that is
organic while also being affordable and effective – Dr.Organic
fills this important gap in the beauty space.“
includes four key ingredient ranges – Aloe Vera, Rose, Snail
Gel, and Tea Tree. Each collection targets a different
skin area, from fine lines and oil control to dryness. Additionally,
Aloe Vera provides deep nourishing and hydrating benefits to the
skin. Collection details include:
Vera: Harvested from Mexico, organic Aloe Vera is a naturally
hydrating ingredient renowned for cooling, calming and soothing dry,
irritated and sun-exposed skin.
This heavenly scented essence restores and hydrates all skin types.
Extracted from organic roses, Rose Otto is one of the highest
quality rose oils in the world. Renowned for its beautiful floral
fragrance and naturally soothing properties.
Gel: Rich in collagen, elastin and glycolic acid, snail mucin
naturally hydrates and rejuvenates aging skin. Snail farmers
discovered the healthy aging properties of snail mucin when they
realized how soft their hands felt after a day’s work. Dr.Organic
gel is humanely sourced from snails living in natural habitats in
Tree: Known for its purifying properties, Tea Tree oil is ideal
for balancing out oily and combination skin. Hailing from Australia,
organic Tea Tree Oil is a stimulating essential oil trusted by the
Aborigines for centuries.
Nature’s Bounty Co. is a privately held, global leader in health
and wellness with a rich history and proven track record in the
nutritional market. As a manufacturer, marketer and online seller of
vitamins, dietary supplements, minerals, herbals, protein bars and
powders, and ethical beauty products, the company is committed to
supporting consumers’ wellness needs through high quality products
backed by science. The brands of The Nature’s Bounty Co. are some of
the most trusted in the world including Nature’s Bounty®, Pure
Protein®, Solgar®, Osteo Bi-Flex®, Dr.Organic®, Sundown®, Body
Fortress®, MET-Rx® and Ester-C®.
Source: Kantar Consulting 2018 USM Beauty Concerns for Females Data
defined as all products free from parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate
(SLS), artificial colors, phthalates, petroleum, glycols, cocamide
diethanoalamine (DEA), butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT),
isothiazolinones, mineral and silicones
The Renowned Chef’s Collective Of Chefs To Reimagine Recipes And Partner With Elite Napa Wineries To Raise Funds For Children’s Museum Of Napa Valley
Chef Charlie Palmer announces American Fare, a celebration of American cuisine, will take place Monday, November 18 at Charlie Palmer Steak and Sky & Vine Rooftop Bar at Archer Hotel Napa. At American Fare, the Charlie Palmer Collective of chefs will each partner with top Napa Valley Cabernet producers to recreate recipes from Charlie Palmer’s American Fare cookbook. Guests will get to taste and judge who they think is best. Proceeds from this one-of-a-kind event will benefit the Children’s Museum of Napa Valley. Hotel packages and à la carte tickets are now available for purchase on american-fare.com.
than 30 years ago, I made a commitment to featuring regional American
ingredients at Aureole,”
said Chef Charlie Palmer. “Since
then, our collective’s footprint has expanded tremendously but my
dedication to the constant progression of domestic cuisine is
unwavering. I’m excited to see how this next generation of talented
chefs has reimagined my Progressive American recipes.”
feature sustainably raised, heritage breed, antibiotic-free pork,
beef, poultry and game courtesy of
a family-owned company dedicated to using humane, all-natural and
regenerative farming methods.
Lopez, Jr., Executive Chef – Charlie Palmer Steak Napa
Collins, Executive Pastry Chef – Charlie Palmer Steak Napa
Romano, Executive Chef – Dry Creek Kitchen
Kaufman, Executive Pastry Chef – Dry Creek Kitchen
“Lalo” Saavedra, Executive Chef – Charlie Palmer Steak Las
Grégoire, Executive Chef – Aureole Las Vegas
Mahoney, Executive Chef – Charlie Palmer Steak Reno
Engel, Executive Chef – Aureole NY
Marulanda, Executive Chef – Upper Story/Crimson & Rye
Ferraro, Director of Culinary Concepts, Charlie Palmer Collective
Ellis, Executive Chef – Charlie Palmer Steak DC
Wineries & Additional Stations
November 18, 2019
| 6:00-9:00 p.m. | Archer Hotel Grand Salon
Charlie Palmer’s American Fare showcases the very best of food and
wine with American-inspired bites by the master chef along with
creations from the Charlie Palmer Collective, all paired with iconic
Napa Valley Cabernet wines. Guests will enjoy live music by Full
Fare After Party with Tito’s Handmade Vodka*
November 18, 2019 | 9:00-11:00 p.m. | Sky & Vine Rooftop Bar
the American Fare experience with a VIP after party with hand-crafted
cocktails featuring Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Mingle with Charlie
Palmer, guest chefs and winemakers with the best views in Napa.
party tickets must be purchased with an American Fare event ticket.
& Hotel Packages
A limited number of Archer Hotel Napa lodging packages are also available for purchase via american-fare.com
Lodging Package ($550)
Night Accommodations for Two in Deluxe King Guest Room
Tickets to Charlie Palmer’s American Fare Event
Tickets to American Fare After Party with Tito’s Handmade Vodka
American Fare is sponsored in part by Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Joyce Farms and Fiji. For more information and a complete listing of sponsors, visit american-fare.com.
Trunk Club announced
its new charitable platform, Trunk Club Cares, focused on
improving job training and preparedness in local communities through
partnerships with nonprofitsDress
for Successand Career
Club committed more than $30,000 and employee volunteers to both
organizations, which serve communities through innovative programming
designed to help individuals find employment.
“At Trunk Club, we understand the power of a good outfit and how that boost of confidence can impact your day-to-day work and career, regardless of your experience or where you are in your career,” said Fanya Chandler, president of Trunk Club. “We designed this program by listening carefully to our employees’ and customers’ passions for giving back. We’re proud and honored to support both of these organizations that share our values and are making a tremendous impact in our communities.“
Club partnered with Dress for Success to host four
volunteer days for employees at their boutiques where employees
worked with program clients to create interview outfits.
Additionally, Trunk Club hosted a resume boot camp during which Dress
for Success clients learned about interview best practices and had
mock interviews with Trunk Club employees. Finally, Trunk Club
stylists shared their time and style expertise to outfit 20 Dress for
Success clients and senior executives in Chicago for a fashion show
for Success is a global not-for-profit organization dedicated to
empowering women to achieve financial independence by providing a
network of support, professional attire and the development tools to
help them thrive in work and in life. The organization’s programs
center on workforce development, employment retention, financial
literacy as well as leadership and civic responsibility. These
programs rely on the generosity of corporate sponsors and a staff of
more than 25,000 volunteers worldwide. To date, Dress for Success has
helped more than one million women and operates in nearly 30
countries in more than 150 cities. (For more information, visit
“We’re so happy to partner with an organization so well aligned with our mission,” said Joi Gordon, CEO of Dress for Success. “Trunk Club is doing important work in their communities to help people become financially independent and reach their goals.”
Club is also teaming up with Career Gear by providing employee
volunteers who provide pro-bono styling services to program
may provide the suit, but we are really in the confidence business.
We want to help men help themselves while they strive to live their
best lives,” said Jesseca Kendall, director of
community engagement at Career Gear.
over 20 years, Career Gear‘s mission has been to provide men
with the tools they need to successfully achieve financial
independence and become stronger members of their communities. We
work tirelessly to boost confidence for improved employment outcomes
by focusing on image presentation. (For more information, visit
addition to these partnerships, Trunk Club continues to be active in
its local communities with employee-driven activations. Annually,
employees nominate and vote on their favorite charitable
organizations to receive grants that help achieve their missions.
Last year’s winning organizations were Chicago’s Anti-Cruelty
Society, St. Jude’s Children’s, and the Alzheimer’s
Club is a Chicago-based personalized styling service for men and
women, offering both virtual and in-person shopping options. Shoppers
can visit Trunk Club’s retail Clubhouses in Boston, Chicago,
Dallas, Los Angeles, New York City, Washington D.C., for an in-person
styling session or custom fitting for any occasion. For those who
prefer an at-home experience, Trunk Club offers a virtual styling
option, where a personal stylist sends a curated Trunk of clothing to
their home based on the customer’s style, fit, and lifestyle
preferences. Trunk Club offers everything from weekend casual
clothing to formal wear, and as a subsidiary of Nordstrom, the
clothes and service are on par with those standards. (For more
information, visit www.trunkclub.com.)
This year’s assortment includes: celebrity-designed water bottles from Pottery Barn Teen; playful ornaments inspired by patients’ artwork and a special edition Anywhere Chair® from Pottery Barn Kids; a ceramic catchall and whimsical ornaments from Pottery Barn; keepsake ornaments and totes from Mark & Graham; double-sided knit and faux fur throws from West Elm; as well as a mug set, spatulas and chocolate confections featuring patients’ artwork from Williams Sonoma.
“We are incredibly grateful for the imaginative and meaningful ways Williams-Sonoma, Inc. creates opportunities for people of all generations to engage in the lifesaving mission of St. Jude, especially around the holiday season,” said Richard Shadyac Jr., president and CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “By introducing ornaments inspired by St. Jude patient artwork, designing beautiful gifts, and inviting celebrity friends to create items as well, the brands are helping raise critical funds and awareness for St. Jude to fulfill its mission: Finding cures. Saving children.”
Inc. has partnered with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital since
2005 through various fundraising efforts.
“Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is a proud partner of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and is honored to have helped in its lifesaving mission for the past 15 years,” said Laura Alber, president and CEO of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. “Thanks to the generosity of our customers and employees we have raised more than $47 million since 2005, and we look forward to continuing to support the hospital in its tireless efforts with the launch of these exclusive holiday collections.”
of each brand’s St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital assortment
is listed below:
Barn Teen releases
special edition water bottles featuring one-of-a-kind artwork by
Olympic medal freeskier and actor Gus
actor and singer Cody
singer and songwriter Austin
Olympic Gold medal gymnast Laurie
and actress and entrepreneur Genevieve
The celebrity artwork includes song lyrics (Cody Simpson),
out-of-this world graphics (Genevieve Hannelius), a simplistic and
serene nod to nature (Austin Mahone) as well as personal mantras
such as “Be Kind” (Laurie Hernandez) and “Be True” (Gus
Kenworthy). Twenty-five percent of the purchase price from each
water bottle sale will directly benefit St.
Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Barn Kids introduces
four new ornaments inspired by artwork from patients at St. Jude
Children’s Research Hospital. This year’s playful felt ornaments
include a colorful sequined rainbow fish, an animated pine tree,
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Santa Claus. Pottery Barn Kids is
also releasing a special edition Anywhere
benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The
St. Jude Peanut Bear Cozy Sherpa Anywhere Chair®
is GREENGUARD Gold Certified and the perfect cozy kid-size chair for
reading, relaxing or snuggling. Fifty percent of the purchase price
from the ornaments and twenty-five percent of the purchase price of
the Anywhere Chair® will directly benefit St. Jude Children’s
a collection of products benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research
Hospital, including two holiday ornaments and a ceramic catchall
featuring the word “LOVE” written in nostalgic green and red
plaid lettering. The holiday ornaments are both Fair Trade Certified
and include a St.
Jude teddy bear wearing
a cozy hat and scarf, as well as a whimsical pair of felt reindeer
holding a heart. Twenty-five percent of the purchase price will
directly benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
& Graham debuts
holiday ornaments with personalization options designed to become
forever keepsakes. An inscription, such as a date, or a child’s
name can be engraved on the timeless boy or girl silhouette
ornaments, which are available in gold or silver-plating.
Additionally, Mark & Graham will offer a 100% cotton canvas
totes bearing the same timeless boy or girl silhouette and a child’s
name. Free gift wrapping is included. Twenty percent of the purchase
price will directly benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
two special edition,
double-sided knit and faux fur throws
benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Each
St. Jude Faux Fur Chunky Knit Throw
offers style and comfort, and is certified healthy for you and the
environment through Oeko-Tex® textile certification. The
West Elm St. Jude Faux Fur Chunky Knit Throw is
available in Natural Canvas and Heathered Pewter. Fifty percent of
the purchase price will directly benefit St. Jude Children’s
a collection of products benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research
Hospital including spatulas, a mug and chocolate confections. The
Jude Spatulas for Williams Sonoma
feature festive holiday designs inspired by artwork created by St.
Jude patients. The set of four St.
Jude Gold Heart Mugs
features a gleaming heart created from real gold. The St.
Jude Chocolate Thins
are prepared directly on the celebrated Poundbury
Estate by British Master chocolatier House of Dorchester and
the paper wrappers feature original drawings by the young patients
of St. Jude. Twenty-five percent of the purchase price will directly
benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world
understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other
life-threatening diseases. Its purpose is clear: Finding cures.
Saving children.® It is the only National Cancer
Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to
children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the
overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than
80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude
won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares
the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means
doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save
thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude
for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family
should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude
mission by visiting stjude.org,
Shop Brand-New Designer Goods Priced Up To 80% Off At Three-Day Fundraising Event
Tickets Available For VIP Reception, Early-Access + GA Shopping On Nov. 14; Free Public Sale Nov. 15 + 16
Works, a NYC non-profit organization that provides advocacy,
support and lifesaving services to those impacted by homelessness and
HIV/AIDS, will host its annual Fashion for Action fundraiser
November 14-16, 2019. The highly anticipated event, brings
together the best in entertainment and fashion for an exclusive
shopping experience at the Housing Works Thrift Shop flagship
location in Chelsea. The three-day event will kick off on November
14thwith a series of ticketed affairs
that include a VIP reception, early-access and general admission
shopping, culminating in a sale that is open to the public November
event is sponsored by Amida Care, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.,
BCM One, BMO Bank, Comserv, Synoptek, and Our/ New York Vodka.
for Action began in 2004 with founding chair Andre Leon Talley
and the late Natasha Richardson at the helm. Past event chairs
have also included Thom Browne, Patricia Clarkson, Francisco
Costa, Dree Hemingway, Marc Jacobs, Natalie Joos, Derek Lam and
Rachel Roy. Together with the support of the fashion and
beauty community, the benefit has grown to raise over $5 million
towards the fight against HIV/AIDS in New York City.
For Action 2019 will showcase a bounty of brand-new
merchandise, marked 50-80% off retail prices, donated by the biggest
names in fashion. The sale will feature Men’s and Women’s apparel,
shoes, handbags, accessories, and jewelry from brands that include:
Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Issey Miyake, Coach, Helmut Lang,
Theory, and more!
over 25 years, Housing Works has fueled the fight to end HIV
and Homelessness through fashion. The organization’s 13 Thrift
Shops and signature events directly benefit its trailblazing work in
grassroots activism, healthcare, and housing. Housing Works
led the way during the height of the AIDS crisis in New York City,
and continues to lead resistance efforts across the country in this
current political climate.
benefit will begin with a
VIP Cocktail Reception
gathering industry icons and leaders in fashion and entertainment at
Rubin Museum of Art.
The event will be co-hosted by award-winning actress
TV/radio personality and host of Sirius/XM’s Bevelations on Radio
Andy. They will be joined by event chairs: Bethann
Tony and Grammy Award winner Billy
Silver, Iman, Mickey Boardman, Patricia Field, Phillip Picardi,
Vice President of Fashion Direction, Bloomingdale’s and Michael
VP of Press and Influence, Hermès are Founding Chairs. The reception
will be followed by two ticketed offerings that include early access
and GA providing an opportunity to shop in advance of the public sale
that will run November 15-16. Tickets
are now available for purchase with detailed pricing information
addition to the array of new designer merchandise, Fashion for
Action will include items from the personal wardrobe of a
selection of hand-picked style influencers, Closet Curators.
Showcasing a collection of clothing and accessories that reflect
their own individual style, this year’s Closet Curators include:
Visual Architect and Brand Consultant Kesha McLeod, Will
Taylor of Bright Bazaar, Style Monk’s Jerome LaMaar,
Patrice Farameh from The Curated Collection, Fashion Stylist
and Designer Dennis Kenney/NONDK, PR/Marketing consultant
Logan Horne, theCurvycon Co-founder and Blogger Cece Olisa
as well as the epic 70’s-era costume wardrobe donated by the
acclaimed HBO series The Deuce, now in its final season.
from Fashion for Action support Housing Works‘ ongoing
advocacy and integrated services including trailblazing work to
address the opioid epidemic and prevent overdose deaths.
Fashion for Action 2019
November 14, 2019
Reception 5:30pm – 7:30pm, Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th
global luxury brand Burberry and authenticated luxury
consignment marketplace The RealReal announced they are
teaming up to promote a more sustainable future for fashion. Through
a new partnership, Burberry and The RealReal are aiming to support
and promote the benefits of a circular economy for fashion by
encouraging customers to extend the life of their products through
resale. Through the pilot launching today, customers who consign
Burberry pieces at The RealReal are being offered an exclusive
personal shopping experience in select Burberry stores across the
MacArthur Foundation estimates
that more than $500 billion of value is lost every year due to
clothing not being utilized or recycled effectively, with some
garments in the U.S. discarded after just seven to 10 wears.
has been at the forefront of sustainability in fashion, with social
and environmental programmes in place for more than 15 years. Driving
a more circular economy for fashion is central to Burberry’s
five-year Responsibility agenda to 2022 and as part of this Burberry
continues to expand ways to reuse, repair, donate and recycle
products and materials. During 2018/19, Burberry reduced its
market-based emissions by 43% and procured 58% of its total energy
(including 68% of its electricity) from renewable sources. Burberry
is now carbon neutral across the Americas region, its EMEIA retail
stores and UK operations, and aims to be 100% carbon neutral by 2022.
key figure in driving industry collaboration, Burberry is a founding
signatory of the UNFCCC’s Fashion Industry Charter for Climate
Action, a signatory of the UN Global Compact, and a core partner of
the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Make Fashion Circular initiative,
working with industry and NGOs to address key impacts of the fashion
industry. Burberry is also a signatory of The Fashion Pact, a global
alliance between 32 of the world’s leading fashion companies to
tackle climate change announced at the 2019 G7 Summit in Biarritz.
the way in creating a more circular economy for fashion is a key
element of our Responsibility agenda,” said Pam Batty, VP
Corporate Responsibility, Burberry. “The RealReal shares our
ambition to promote the circular economy and keep clothing in use for
longer. We know that the enduring quality of Burberry pieces means
their appeal and value is long-lasting. Through this new partnership
we hope to not only champion a more circular future but encourage
consumers to consider all the options available to them when they’re
looking to refresh their wardrobes.”
RealReal is the world’s largest online marketplace for authenticated,
consigned luxury goods. With an expert behind every item, the company
provide a safe and reliable platform for consumers to buy and sell
their luxury items. With morethan 100+ in-house gemologists,
horologists and brand authenticators who inspect thousands of items
available online each day, The RealReal make consigning effortless
with free in-home pickup, drop-off service and direct shipping for
both individual consignors and estates. At its stores in Los Angeles
as well as SoHo and the Upper East Side NYC, customers can shop and
consign and meet with experts to learn more about luxury authenticity
and sustainability. At its 11 Luxury Consignment Offices,
three of which are located in our retail stores, the expert staff
provides free valuations for high-value pieces.
to The RealReal, resale demand for Burberry has increased by 64%
year-on-year, with searches for Burberry on the site rising fastest
among Millennial and Gen Z customers.
brand as storied as Burberry embracing the circular economy
demonstrates the power of resale’s impact on both the luxury market
and the planet,” said Julie Wainwright, CEO of The RealReal.
“I hope together we’ll be a part of pioneering a future in
which circularity is a consideration for every luxury brand.”
on their shared ambition to make fashion circular, Burberry
The RealReal have
made a donation to Materials
for the Arts to
support its work in helping people rethink the way they look at
materials and waste, as well as educating the public on the
importance of creative reuse.
and The RealReal’s generous donation will support MFTA’s nonprofit
partner, Friends of Materials for the Arts, which guides and supports
MFTA’s education and outreach initiatives including free field trips
for students, warehouse operation improvements, public programming,
and professional development for educators. Contributions like this
are essential to its
mission to encourage creative reuse and environmental sustainability
in NYC, which,
empower students to make art, train teachers to bring creative
hands-on projects into the classroom, and keep the warehouse open
later for itsmembers.
program of the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, with
support from the Department of Education and Friends of
Materials for the Arts, MFTA is NYC’s largest reuse center
supporting nonprofits with arts programming, public schools, and city
agencies. On average MFTA collects over 1.5m lbs. (approx.700,000
kilograms) of supplies each year which it provides, free of charge,
to its member organizations. In addition to providing materials, MFTA
has an Artist-in-Residence program, an education center, and holds
public events which include gallery openings and community workshops.
Presented in Partnership with Akomawt Educational Initiative and Jonathan James-Perry (Aquinnah Wampanoag Nation)
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), is offering its first free
celebration of Indigenous Peoples’ Day on Monday, October
14, presented in partnership with the Akomawt Educational
Initiative and Jonathan James-Perry, Tribal Citizen of
the Aquinnah Wampanoag Nation.
community celebration re-positions Columbus Day as a holiday
to honor the original inhabitants of the Americas. Part of the Fenway
Alliance’s 18th annual Opening Our Doors Day, Indigenous
Peoples’ Day at the MFA recognizes the heritage of
Native Americans and the histories of their nations and communities,
promoting the artistry of indigenous peoples in Greater Boston and
New England. Throughout the day, visitors can explore the Native
North American Art Gallery, enjoy music and dance, and drop in on
a variety of family art-making activities. Indigenous Peoples’ Day
is sponsored by Ameriprise Financial. Additional programming
support is provided by The Lowell Institute.
MFA was founded in 1870 and stands on the historic homelands of the
Massachusett people. This event is one step in building bridges and
engaging indigenous communities with the Museum through local and
region-wide partnerships with artists, performers, educators, tribal
nation leaders and community members,” said Makeeba
McCreary, Patti and Jonathan Kraft Chief of Learning and
Community Engagement at the MFA. “As a museum, we acknowledge
the long history of the land that we occupy today and seek ways to
make these narratives more prominent and visible within our
During the celebration, visitors are invited to share their perspectives on Cyrus Dallin’s Appeal to the Great Spirit (1909), a monumental sculpture on the MFA’s Huntington Avenue lawn, through a community-activated art project. Visitor feedback will help to inform the interpretation of the work—continuing conversations that began during a spring 2019 lecture and community discussion. In the afternoon, a welcome and blessing will be held by Matthew Teitelbaum, Ann and Graham Gund Director; Elizabeth Solomon, Member of the Massachusett Tribe at Ponkapoag; Jonathan James-Perry, Tribal Citizen of the Aquinnah Wampanoag Nation; and Chris Newell, Passamaquoddy, Akomawt Educational Initiatve.
highlights of the community celebration include:
in the Native North American Art Gallery co-led by MFA
curators and educators from the Akomawt Educational Initiative
American hoop dance performances by Toronto-based
professional hoop dancer Lisa Odjig (Ojibwe), telling the
story of creation; narrated by renowned musician Chris Newell
(Passamaquoddy), also the co-founder and director of education at
the Akomawt Educational Initiative
performances by Jennifer Kreisberg
(Tuscarora, North Carolina)
drum and contemporary powwow song performances by the Iron River
Singers, an intertribal northern style group composed of Ojibwe,
Abenaki and Wampanoag singers from the South Coast of Massachusetts
songs and dances by The Kingfisher Dance
Theater, featuring members of the Southern New England
activities led by Elizabeth James-Perry (Aquinnah Wampanoag)
and Kerri Helme (Mashpee Wampanoag)
and beadwork demonstrations with artist
Sparrow Plainbull (Haliwa-Saponi)
Peoples’ Day one of 11 annual community celebrations at the
MFA, co-created with valued community partners, artists and
performers, highlighting external perspectives and local expertise.
The series includes Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Lunar New Year,
Nowruz, Memorial Day, Highland Street Foundation Free Fun Friday,
Latinx Heritage Night, ASL Night, Diwali and Hanukkah.
of Indigenous Peoples’ Day Events. Museum
admission is free all day, 10 am–5 pm
am–4 pm | Huntington Avenue Lawn
do you see when you look at Cyrus Dallin’s sculpture Appeal
to the Great Spirit? Share your thoughts about this artwork.
Your response will inform its future interpretation.
pm | Shapiro Family Courtyard
Teitelbaum, Ann and Graham Gund Director; Jonathan James-Perry,
Tribal Citizen of the Aquinnah Wampanoag Nation; and Chris Newell,
Akomawt Educational Initiative
American Hoop Dance Featuring Lisa Odjig (Ojibwe)
am and 2 pm | Shapiro Family Courtyard
as two-time World Hoop Dance Champion Lisa Odjig tells the story of
creation using music, dance and multiple flexible hoops. Narrated by
renowned musician and MC Chris Newell (Passamaquoddy).
Kreisberg (Tuscarora Nation)
and 3 pm | Remis Auditorium
singer, composer, producer, teacher, and activist—Jennifer
Kreisberg (Tuscarora, North Carolina) comes from four generations of
Seven Singing Sisters through her maternal line. She is known for
her fierce vocals and soaring range.
hand drum and contemporary powwow songs from Iron River Singers, an
intertribal northern style group comprised of Ojibwe, Abenaki, and
Wampanoag singers from the South Coast of Massachusetts.
Kingfisher Dance Theater
am, 1 pm, and 3 pm | Gallery 250
interactive song and dance with members of the Southern New England
am–1 pm | Education Center in the Druker Family Pavilion, Room 159
James-Perry (Aquinnah Wampanoag): Wampum
pm | Gallery 168
Plainbull (Haliwa-Saponi): Weaving and beadwork
the Collection Tours
am and 2:30 pm | Gallery LG33
Akomawt Educational Initiative educators and MFA curators in the
Native North American Art gallery as they discuss the defining
characteristics of “Native art” and who gets to make these
decisions. Hear about techniques used in the works on display and
learn about the ever-changing cultural contexts in which we
at Sharf Visitor Center
a free guided tour to explore highlights from the Museum’s many
am | Highlights of the Museum Collections
am | Art of Asia
pm | Art of the Americas
pm | 3 in 30 Minutes
pm | Introduction to the Contemporary Collection
pm | Art of Europe
pm | Art of the Ancient World
pm | Highlights of the Museum Collections
access and community programs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
(MFA), connect visitors from Boston’s neighborhoods, New England
and around the world with art. The MFA welcomes more than one million
visitors annually, serving many through its learning and community
engagement programs. Opportunities for free and discounted admission
for students, teachers, children, EBT card holders and military
personnel and veterans can be found at mfa.org/visit, including free
access for college students through the MFA’s University Membership
and Pozen Community College Access program. Visitors can also learn
about access programming for visitors with disabilities online, which
includes free entry for personal care attendants. Additionally, the
MFA Citizens program offers free one-year family memberships to newly
naturalized U.S. citizens living in Massachusetts. The Museum is free
for all after 4 pm every Wednesday and offers 11 free community
celebrations annually. Each year, the Museum welcomes approximately
55,000 students and teachers—kindergarten through high school—for
school group visits. Additional educational programming includes
gallery talks, lectures, artist demonstrations, studio art classes
and art-making workshops for hospital patients. In 2020, the MFA is
marking its 150th anniversary with a yearlong celebration of
generosity, community and inclusion through a series of special
events and initiatives.
The MFA is located on the Avenue of the Arts at 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115. For more information, call 617.267.9300, visit mfa.org or follow the MFA on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Buy a coat at Macy’s stores or on macys.com from October 9 to October 14, and Macy’s, in partnership with Clothes4Souls, will donate a new coat to someone in need
seventh annual “Buy a Coat and We’ll Donate One” campaign
in partnership with nonprofitClothes4Souls.
Oct. 9 to
Macy’s invites its customers to help those in need by purchasing a
coat in the men’s, women’s, junior’s and children’s outerwear
departments in-store and on macys.com.
every coat purchased, Macy’s will donate a brand new coat, up to
35,000 with an average retail value of $40-$100 each, to
provide warmth, hope and dignity to those in need this winter. Since
2013, Macy’s has donated $9.4 million in coats, helping more than
235,000 people. This year, Macy’s and Clothes4Souls will distribute
coats in 25 communities near Macy’s stores and corporate office
locations. Additionally, employee volunteers from Macy’s
Partners in Time program
will assist with sharing the warmth and distributing coats in their
local areas all around the country.
proud that our customers love to give back as much as we do at
Macy’s,” said Sam Harrison Di Scipio, Macy’s vice president
of corporate communications, giving and volunteerism. “Through
our long standing partnership with Clothes4Souls, we’ve been able
to share the warmth with those in need for more than seven years.
We’re grateful for the support of our customers, colleagues and
vendors that have stood behind this important cause with us.”
a division of the nonprofit Soles4Souls,
creates sustainable jobs and provides relief through the distribution
of clothing around the world. Clothes4Souls works with nonprofit
partners to distribute both via direct donations to people in need
and by provisioning qualified micro-enterprise programs designed to
create jobs in poor and disadvantaged communities.
really is the ‘most wonderful time of year,‘” said Buddy
Teaster, CEO of Clothes4Souls. “Together with the help of
Macy’s, its vendors, and dozens of agencies around the country we
have helped more than 200,000 people, who desperately need a winter
coat to stay warm. We’re thankful to Macy’s for their continued
partnership and helping people in need right here in the U.S.”
donated through the program average in retail price from $40 to $100
and are generously donated from a variety of participating brands
including: 32 Degrees, Calvin Klein,
Celebrity Pink, DKNY, GUESS, Hawke & Co. Outfitter, Kensie,
Laundry by Shelli Segal, Lauren Ralph Lauren, Michael Michael Kors,
Nautica, Sebby Weatherproof.
more information on “The Big Give Back: Buy a Coat and We’ll
Donate One,” visit macys.com/macysgives.
has announced its mission to help those in need this holiday this
winter and to inspire others to gift a giving spirit all season long
– with the unique help of national non-profit organization One
Warm Coat and partnership with Sofar Sounds.
Absolut, being Planet Earth’s Favorite Vodka isn’t just a tagline –
it’s in the fabric of our brand’s DNA and guides the actions we take
in the world toward the betterment of our planet – and its people,”
said Regan Clarke, Vice President, Absolut. “That’s why we’re
doubling-down on partying with a purpose this holiday season by both
donating – and facilitating local donation concert drives – to
provide warmth to 100,000 people in need.“
a Giving Spirit – Small Gifts, Big Impact
has brought together partners One Warm Coat and Sofar
Sounds to reimagine the traditional coat drive during the
holidays. As a brand that has always done things differently, the
company hopes to illustrate the big impact one simple act can have
on the community around us – especially for those in need.
coat may not seem life-altering to some – but for one of the
hundreds of thousands of people in peril during extremely cold
weather conditions each year,it could be lifesaving,”
said Beth W. Amodio, President & CEO of One Warm Coat. “We
are grateful to Absolut for providing warmth to 100,000 people in
need. It is inspiring to see brands partner with organizations to
make real change in the world.“
Absolut’s donation to warm 100,000 people through One Warm
Coat, the brand is helping everyone, everywhere sparkle a bit
brighter every time you gift, sip or serve Absolut this season.
Coat, One Concert – Absolut x Sofar Sounds
the help of Sofar Sounds, a company that brings local communities and
artists together in unique and intimate locations, Absolut is hosting
four concerts in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and Philadelphia
– each with a simple suggestion: bring a coat, see the concert.
Absolut X Sofar Sounds concerts will provide an opportunity
for locals to support their community in need by accepting gently
worn coats in exchange for the intimate concert experience. The brand
is also hoping to inspire a ripple effect by rewarding the simple act
of giving back in the hopes of concertgoers continuing to pay it
forward with their friends and families throughout the holiday season
Mingle. Drink & Jingle.
celebrating Friendsgiving, to New Year’s Eve bashes, to hosting
friends for a cozy night in – add a little purpose to your party
with a festive favorite or soon-to-be holiday staple cocktail, like:
Part Absolut Vodka
Part Cranberry Juice
Part Lime Juice
Parts Ginger Ale
to Mix: Add ingredients to glass with ice. Stir briefly. Garnish
with two fresh cranberries and rosemary sprig.
Juice Edition Apple Sangria
½ Parts Absolut Juice Edition Apple
Parts Red Wine
Dashes Angostura Bitters
Part Triple Sec or Orange Liqueur
to Mix: Mix all ingredients in a glass with ice. Garnish with
orange slides, apple slices and grapes.
Warm Coat is a national nonprofit organization that provides free,
warm coats to people in need. The Coat Drive Program supports
individuals, groups, companies and organizations across the country
by providing the tools and resources needed to hold a successful coat
drive. Coats are distributed in the communities where they were
collected, to children and adults in need, without charge,
discrimination or obligation. Since One Warm Coat began in 1992,
volunteers have hosted more than 35,000 coat drives and more than 6
million coats have been distributed to people in need.
Sounds is a global community creating space where music matters.
Sofar reimagines the live music experience through curated, secret
performances in more than 400 cities around the world. Founded
2009, Sofar brings guests and artists together in unique locations,
without the distractions that plague other live events. Sofar shows
begin as a secret: guests sign on for three unnamed performances at
undisclosed locations, hosted by community members in everyday spaces
— from living rooms and rooftops, to retail stores. Through the
transformation of these spaces into captivating venues, Sofar serves
as a platform for artists to connect with engaged audiences in cities
around the world. Sofar invites guests to discover new artists,
spaces, people, neighborhoods and cities, whether at home or abroad,
creating an inclusive and accessible global community where people
make genuine connections. To learn more about Sofar Sounds, check us
out at www.sofarsounds.com.
Lands’ End continues to give back, providing free warm coats to those in need
Lands’ End has partnered with The Weather Channel television network and One Warm Coatfor the 3rd Annual One Warm Coat Day. On October 3rd on One Warm Coat Day, a national day of awareness, activation, and support, if you visit LandsEnd.com and purchase a Lands’ End signature Squall Coat or Jacket, the brand will donate one new outerwear item to One Warm Coat. It doesn’t end there; from October 3rd – October 9th, if you visit a Lands’ End retail store and bring in a new or gently worn coat or jacket to donate, you’ll receive 40% off one in-store outerwear item.
End, known for its expansive outerwear offering, aims to give
back and share the warmth as we near the colder months. Entering its
second year as the Official Outfitter of The Weather Channel
television network, both Lands’ End and The Weather Channel will
promote the partnership with One Warm Coat across all platforms.
Lands’ End we are always looking for ways to give back to the
community. One Warm Coat and The Weather Channel give us the platform
and opportunity to allow our employees and customers to participate
and give back to those in need across the country,” said
Claudia Mazo, SVP Retail, Lands’ End. “What a great way to
kick off the fall and holiday season!“
winter right around the corner, now is the time to prepare,”
said Nora Zimmett, EVP and Chief Content Officer at The Weather
Channel television network. “That’s why we are teaming up
with Lands’ End and One Warm Coat to help raise awareness for One
Warm Coat Day and help get warm coats to those in need.”
“One Warm Coat is thrilled to be working with Lands’ End and The Weather Channel to ensure no one goes cold this winter! The integrated campaign the two companies are launching will create heightened awareness of the tremendous need for warm coats. We hope this will inspire individuals and organizations across the country to help spread warmth to people in need,” said Beth W. Amodio, President & CEO of One Warm Coat.
vines, the lifestyle apparel brand best known for its smiling
pink whale logo, is continuing their partnership with Bright
Pink, the only non-profit organization dedicated to the
prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer. The
limited-edition collection includes styles for the whole family and
accessories bearing the brand’s whale logo paired with the breast
cancer awareness Pink Ribbon. In the continued effort to promote
Breast Cancer Awareness, from September 23 to October 31, 2019,
vineyard vines will donate 20% of all sales from the product
collection to Bright Pink. The assortment will be made available for
purchase at vineyardvines.com
and select vineyard vines stores.
the third year of this partnership, this special collection raises
much needed awareness around breast and ovarian cancer, while
honoring loved ones who have been lost or are presently fighting.
Priced from $32.50-$95.00, the assortment includes some of the
brand’s best-selling tee silhouettes for men, women and kids, as well
as a silk tie detailed with the brand’s smiling pink whale logo
paired with the iconic Pink Ribbon.
our partnership with Bright Pink is an important, personal mission,
as we lost our mom to cancer and experienced first-hand the effects
this horrible disease has on loved ones,” said Shep Murray,
vineyard vines CEO & co-founder. Ian Murray, vineyard vines CEO &
co-founders adds, “We are grateful that we can continue to
work with Bright Pink whose mission is to empower and educate women
to know their risks and manage their health proactively.“
Pink is so proud to team up with Vineyard Vines for a third year this
fall to spread our message of Breast & Ovarian Cancer prevention
to customers nationwide. Through the generosity of vineyard vine’s
commitment to our mission we will have the power to educate and equip
thousands of women on their breast and ovarian cancer risk, and
together we will create a more beautiful and brighter future,”
said Katie Thiede, CEO Bright Pink
Pinkis a national nonprofit focused on the prevention of
breast and ovarian cancer. The organization’s mission is to save
women’s lives from breast and ovarian cancer by empowering them to
know their risk and manage their health proactively. Bright Pink’s
innovative programs motivate women to prioritize prevention, help
women assess their risk for breast and ovarian cancer, equip women
with personalized risk-management recommendations, and empower women
to manage their health proactively in partnership with a healthcare
provider. Since 2007, Bright Pink has inspired over 1.5 million women
to be their own best health advocates.
conjunction with the special collection, the vineyard vines website
will enable consumers to proactively take their health into their own
hands through Bright Pink’s “AssessYourRisk.org”
self-evaluation. Additionally, starting this month, vineyard vines
and Ocean Spray will partner to support Bright Pink by uniting to
further empower women to take charge of their health.
company best known for its whimsical neckties and smiling pink whale
logo, was founded in 1998 on Martha’s Vineyard when brothers Shep and
Ian Murray cut their ties with corporate America to start making ties
that represented the Good Life. In addition to signature neckwear,
vineyard vines offers a variety of clothing and accessories for men,
women and children. Products are sold in over 600 specialty and
department stores worldwide, through a seasonal catalog at
1.800.892.4982, online at vineyardvines.com
and at over ninety freestanding stores.
partners with six internationally renowned female artists to design a
limited-edition silk scarf collection with proceeds benefiting their
new partner, Susan G. Komen®
$79.50, 20% of the net proceeds (at least $12) from each scarf
benefits Komen’s Breast Care Helpline, with a guaranteed maximum
donation of $50,000.
has created its second “The Art of the Scarf” Collection
with six internationally renowned female artists who each
designed a limited-edition one-of-a-kind silk scarf that tells a
story. Full of colorful metaphors and meaning, the scarves evoke
emotion with vibrant symbols of hope, resilience, strength and
courage. This collection also celebrates Talbots first partnership
with the world’s leading breast cancer organization, Susan G.
Komen®, in the fight against breast cancer. The
collection was designed by each artist using the silk scarf as a
canvas to honor those who have been affected by breast cancer and
will be available from Sept.
23, 2019 to Oct.
female artists selected includes:
– “Feminine but strong, like all the women I love and admire,
particularly my mom who passed from breast cancer six years ago. I
love painting flowers because they represent Mother Nature’s greatest
gift – color and natural beauty; both symbols of how I remember my
Rapids, MI) –
“I’ve seen in my own circle of family and friends that when
women work together, support each other, and essentially lift each
other up, we all climb to greater heights. This artwork is a
celebration of the power of sisterhood in overcoming challenges and
achieving our goals.”
Francisco, CA) –
“My inspiration was diverse, strong women who have emerged
recently though they have been around for centuries. I think about
the best-dressed socialite and writer Pauline de Rothschild who
remarked, ‘wit is on the head where it belonged.’ Let us celebrate
strong, witty women and over-the-top hats.”
IL) – “My
mom is a breast cancer survivor. What I think is so interesting about
her journey is she says that the year she underwent treatment was
not her worst year by a ‘long shot.’ She credits this to the fact
that her friends surrounded her with love, cards, visits, trips to
treatment, etc. She says these same friendships have lasted 20 years
and are ‘ever strong.’ For my design, you will see a collection of
joyous, colorful, strong women. No matter if they look like the
illustrations or not, somehow women from all walks of life seem to
identify with my strong, colorful fashion girls.”
“My inspiration comes from nature. My design represents the idea
of growth, strength and beauty through the intertwining of natural
elements. I wanted to represent the diversity of women through
different foliage, feathers and colors.”
“My design represents strength and courage. Just like the Lotus
flowers rise out of mud, we need to be strong to persevere and
overcome the difficulties in life.”
the spirit of women helping women, Talbots will donate 20% of the net
proceeds (at least $12) to Komen from each “The Art of the
Scarf” Collection item sold from Sept. 23, 2019, to Oct. 31,
2019, in support of the Susan G. Komen Breast Care Helpline.
is deeply committed to making a difference in the fight to end breast
cancer. We are thrilled to join forces with our new partner, Susan G.
Komen, for our Art of the Scarf collection that celebrates strength
and resilience. Six renowned, female artists have created vibrant,
emotional works of art that can be worn, collected or gifted. We are
confident that our scarf collection will resonate with all women,
while also knowing that their purchase will make a difference to
those affected by breast cancer,” said Deborah Cavanagh,
SVP, Marketing and CMO of Talbots
G. Komen® is the world’s leading nonprofit breast cancer
organization, working to save lives and end breast cancer forever.
Komen has an unmatched, comprehensive 360-degree approach to fighting
this disease across all fronts and supporting millions of people in
the U.S. and in countries worldwide and advocate for patients, drive
research breakthroughs, improve access to high-quality care, offer
direct patient support and empower people with trustworthy
information. Founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her
sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that
claimed Suzy’s life, Komen remains committed to supporting those
affected by breast cancer today, while tirelessly searching for
are so honored to be part of this collection with Talbots, as these
beautifully designed scarves are meaningful to anyone who has been
touched by breast cancer. As Komen continues to fight for a world
without breast cancer, we look forward to the beginning of a long,
impactful relationship with Talbots,” said Christina
Alford, Senior Vice President of Development at Susan G. Komen®.
is a proud sponsor of the Susan G.
Komen Breast Care Helpline. The
helpline is staffed by a team of caring and compassionate specialists
and oncology social workers who provide education, psychosocial
support and information about needed resources in local communities
to nearly 15,000 people a year. People can call the helpline at
to speak to someone in English or Spanish, Monday through Friday from
9 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET, or they can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art of the Scarf” Collection will be available at
www.Talbots.com and in Talbots
stores nationwide and in Canada.
2019 Campaign Raises Funds for Breast Cancer Research Through the Hard Rock Heals Foundation®
Rock International continues its support for PINKTOBER®
as the brand celebrates two decades of its annual PINKTOBER
campaign, supporting breast cancer awareness and research.
Throughout the month of October, Hard Rock® Cafes, Hotels, Casinos
and Rock Shops® will be participating in the campaign through
fundraising efforts supporting the Hard Rock Heals Foundation®,
the charitable arm of Hard Rock, with proceeds benefiting national
and local breast cancer charities. This year’s program has plenty of
pink to go around with a limited-time pink cocktail, an exclusive
merchandise collection and events around the globe that will benefit
local breast cancer charities, from community driven local
activations, to hands-on property activities.
20 years, Hard Rock International has been a proud supporter of
breast cancer awareness and research efforts around the globe,
raising over $7 million through our annual programming,”
said Jon Lucas, Chief Operating Officer of Hard Rock International.
“The work our Cafes, Hotels, Casinos and Rock Shops do on a
global and local level to support this cause and spread a message of
strength, hope and awareness is important to our brand, philanthropic
partners around the world and the family and friends affected by this
Rock Hotels & Casinos are going pink across the globe as the
brand continues its worldwide support of PINKTOBER®, with
one-of-a-kind branded events and activations across the brand’s
International hotel and casino portfolio. From community driven local
events to immersive on-property activations – here’s a glimpse at
Hard Rock International’s PINKTOBER® programming: Visit Hard Rock
Hotel Desaru Coast and jam out with a custom pink Fender® Player
Series Stratocaster when you stay in their pink suite with proceeds
going to the Breast Cancer Support Group (Johor Bahru). Both Seminole
Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood and Tampa will be sponsoring
their local American Cancer Society – Making Strides Against Breast
Cancer Walk and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi has a team in
their local walk. Visit here to donate to your local team. Please
contact your local hotel to join their cause.
is the Color for Fall
Rock’s Rock Shop® locations and the brand’s online retail site will
help guests show their pink pride with exclusive PINKTOBER
merchandise including limited-edition pins, t-shirts, bracelets,
keychains, hats and more. The exclusive items will display “BRAVE”
written on the front with a pink ribbon accompanied by the Hard Rock
PINKTOBER logo. Proceeds from the PINKTOBER collection will be
donated to the Hard Rock Heals Foundation in support of breast cancer
awareness causes around the globe. Those looking to shop PINKTOBER
merchandise can visit the Rock Shop at participating Hard Rock Cafe
locations or the online Rock Shop at https://shop.hardrock.com.
wanting to show their support and participate in the pink party can
visit Cafes around the globe and take part in fundraising activations
benefiting local breast cancer charities from Oct. 1 to Oct. 29,
2019. Events include live music performances, craft nights and other
fundraisers. To find out what your local Cafe has planned to support
their local charity partners, visit
Flavors of Pink
Hard Rock Cafe® locations will feature a limited-time cocktail
called “Drink Pink Punch” to generate awareness for breast
cancer. The delicious Drink Pink Punch cocktail includes Beefeater
Pink Gin, the tropical flavors of guava, banana, pineapple and
strawberries finished with a house-made guava foam and rainbow
Hard Rock Heals Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3)
charitable organization and oversees all philanthropic outreach for
Hard Rock International and
exists to improve lives through the power of music. Since its
inception in 1971, Hard Rock International has brought people
together through the power of music and have developed partnerships
with artists ranging from emerging to iconic in support of charitable
efforts around the world. The Hard Rock Heals Foundation provides
grants and assistance to individuals whose goal is to heal through
the power of music. Partnerships with like-minded, music-centric
organizations allow Hard Rock Heals Foundation the opportunity to
improve lives and promote wellness.
venues in 75 countries spanning 259 locations that include
owned/licensed or managed Hotels, Casinos, Rock Shops® and Cafes –
Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally
recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar,
Hard Rock owns the world’s most valuable collection of music
memorabilia at more than 83,000 pieces, which are displayed at its
locations around the globe. In 2018, Hard Rock International
was recognized as a Forbes Magazine Top Employer for Women and
Land Operator of the Year at the Global Gaming Awards. In
2019, the company was honored as one of Forbes Magazine‘s
America’s Best Large Employers, Forbes Magazine’s Top
Employers for Women and No. 1 in J.D. Power’s 2019 North
America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Study among Upper Upscale Hotel
Chains. Hard Rock destinations are located in the world’s
greatest international gateway cities, including its two most
successful flagship properties in Florida and home to the world’s
first Guitar Hotel® in South Florida, where its headquarters
are located. The brand is owned by HRI parent entity The Seminole
Tribe of Florida. For more information on Hard Rock International
visit www.hardrock.com or
Join Macy’s by donating change to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and shopping limited-time product that gives back at macys.com/pinkshop
Macy’s, a proud supporter of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, is inspiring customers to shop pink this October with its We All Thrivecampaign. The program celebrates breast cancer thrivers and empowers customers to support the fight against breast cancer by purchasing their favorite pink products on macys.com at The Pink Shop, or participating in a month-long round up campaign in store.
today, Macy’s customers can visit The Pink Shop, an online
store featuring charitable pink fashion, home and beauty products,
available at macys.com/pinkshop.
The Pink Shop offers everything from an Estee
Lauder bright pink lipstick set and a Movado
pink gold tone watch to Peter
Thomas Roth rose quartz earrings or a comfy Ralph
Lauren graphic sweatshirt. Other brands include Samsonite,
Wacoal, Clinique, Bali, Coach, Guess, Alex Woo, Origins
and IT Cosmetics. Everyone from
Grandma and Grandpa to the little ones in the family can rock their
pink style all month long and show thrivers their love.
through October, customers can shop Ideology’s special collection
of Breast Cancer Awareness Month athleisure
styles created for Macy’s. Each piece is complete with
inspirational messaging and imagery with the pink ribbon and phrases
like “Fight Like A Girl” and
“Warrior.” What’s more,
with the purchase of an Ideology Breast Cancer Collection item,
Macy’s will donate 20 percent of the purchase price to BCRF.
Round-Up Breast Cancer Research Foundation
the first time, from October 1 to October 31, Macy’s
invites customers to participate in the We
All Thrive campaign by rounding up in-store purchases to
the nearest dollar, up to $0.99 and donating the change to benefit
the Breast Cancer Research Foundation,
the largest private funder of breast cancer research in the world.
Customers can check out in-store visuals plus
macys.com/macysgives to read powerful stories of breast
cancer thrivers and learn more about BCRF.
2003, Macy’s has funded more than $12.4 million of critical breast
cancer research through BCRF, supporting 49 research projects,
translating to 249,187 lab hours.