Arts & Culture


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 (   This is the 30th edition of the Bienal, and in sixty years many think that it’s the best one yet.  Curated by […]

Ai Weiwei’s, Never Sorry and Vik Muniz’, Wasteland

In preparation for my upcoming trip to Brazil for the Sao Paulo Bienal I wanted to write about two artists whose films I have found to be transformative. Ai Weiwei’s Never Sorry and Vik Muniz’ Wasteland   are two films that successfully give you access to the mind of the artist and the world they are […]

“Living with and studying good paintings offers greater interest, variety and satisfaction than any other pleasure known to man.” Dr. Albert C. Barnes

While on a business trip to Philadelphia I had the great pleasure to visit the newly reopened Barnes Foundation. What a treat! If you haven’t heard of the Foundation or been for a visit, I highly recommend doing so. There is more history than I could begin to write about so I have included some links […]

Jesus Soto in conversation with/en conversación con Ariel Jiménez

On  Wednesday, March 7th in Caracas, we launched the book titled Jesus Soto in conversation with Ariel Jiménez – the fourth and latest title of the CONVERSACIONES/CONVERSATIONS bilingual books series published by the Fundación Cisneros/Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros  [CPPC].   This book presents over 30 years of friendship and interactions between Jesús Soto (Venezuela, 1923-2005), one […]