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International Emmy Awards

I was honored to be the Gala Chair for this year’s 44th International Emmy Awards held in New York City last Monday. What an evening! Never has it been more evident how transformative television is, truly the most powerful source of communication we know. The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences was founded in […]

A Transformative Moment for Latin American Art History: #MoMACisneros

Today, at MoMA, we announced the donation of 142 works of art from our family’s Latin-American modernist collection along with the creation of a research institute. It was a very special moment for us as a family, and especially for my mother Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, who has created this collection over the course of […]

Cool Culture in Hot Miami

Newcomers to a city always have an advantage over locals for sourcing out all things new. I moved to Miami two years ago after living in NYC for 15 years and, feeling lost, as one does when uprooted, I immediately started searching for ways to find out what was going on in this new town.  […]

When Tradition Becomes Radical

For this edition of my blog I have asked my husband, British author Nicholas Griffin, to be my guest writer.  The topic is Radical Geometry, a show currently at the Royal Academy of Arts in London of our family’s collection of modernist Latin American art. Alfredo Hlito’s Chromatic Rhythms II, 1947. Courtesy of Sonia Henríquez […]

On Promises of The Commons in Caracas (and its Traffic)

I invited Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy as a guest blogger to contribute a report on the third edition of the Seminario Fundación Cisneros, held last month in Caracas, Venezuela. Sofia is the curator of contemporary art at the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros. Originally from Mexico and living in New York City, she travels extensively […]

Orinoco Meets Spain

This past Monday I had the great pleasure of being in Spain for the opening of our family’s Amazonian collection “Orinoco: Journey to a Lost World”.  We are thrilled to bring this collection to Spain for the first time and are excited to be able share the cultures of the thirteen different tribes in our region […]

Going Digital: Art Books Transformed

On Wednesday, April 3, the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros held its launch of the eBook editions of the Conversaciones/Conversations series at the Morgan Library. As the sun set and the light through the atrium glass dimmed, the projection of highlights from both the print and digital publications appeared above the lively crowd who were […]

How Digital Platforms Have Changed the Way We Look at Art

I have just returned from Spain where we inaugurated Concrete Invention, the latest exhibition of our family’s collection, the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (CPPC) at the Museo Reina Sofía.  The exhibition showcased 200 works from the geometric abstraction movement that took place in Latin America between the 30s and 70s.  This exhibition is the […]

32 hours in Rio

In the spirit of entrepreneur week I want to tell you about my latest trip to Brazil. I was there for 21212’s Demo Day where the 10 companies from the most recent incubation cycle presented. (See Demo Day website to read about each one!). I also had the opportunity to present a set of opening […]

Snapshot of the Brazilian art scene

If you like art, this is the time to go to Brazil. Here is a short guide of how to do it in three days. Day 1: Visit the Sao Paolo Bienal (http://www.bienal.org.br/).   This is the 30th edition of the Bienal, and in sixty years many think that it’s the best one yet.  Curated by […]

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