Blog posts:

  • Purchase College President Thomas J. Schwarz with Neuberger Museum of Art Director Tracy Fitzpatrick

    backstory: Thanks, Tom.

    This Friday is Purchase College’s Commencement, a special one because the class of 2019 will be the last to have their degrees conferred upon them by Thomas J. Schwarz, who is concluding 17 years as president of the College.
  • Neuberger Museum of Art backstory blog logo with an image of a gallery in the Then and Now exhibition featuring an artwork...

    backstory: Curious and Literal

    One of my favorite Neuberger partnerships is with the Purchase College Children’s Center, which both of my kids attended and of which I am a proud board member.  
  • Neuberger Museum of Art logo in a simple black and white outline format

    Why the Arts Matter, Now

    Last night, I had the pleasure of being a panelist in a conversation at the Neuberger sponsored by Impact 100, a Westchester County organization whose members pool their funds to support a variety of causes. The last question of the evening to me and my fellow panelists was “Why do the arts matter?”
  • Merrily We Roll Along

    My First “Merrily”

    Several years ago, I was sitting with my next door neighbor at her kitchen table.  Over coffee she told me how long ago she had dropped out of acting school at NYU because she was cast in Merrily We Roll Along.  She was learning more from Sondheim than she was in class.
  • Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, 1888 (1888) by Childe Hassam, oil on canvas , 43.82 x 54.93 cm, Detroit Institute of Arts

    backstory: Painted Testimonies

    On Monday night, obsessively google-image looking at the fire in Paris, I came across, instead, a painting of Notre Dame by Childe Hassam, a stunning scene of the Cathedral.  
  • Students on the plaza outside the Neuberger Museum

    backstory: Threshold Fear

    One of the things we pay close attention to at the Neuberger Museum of Art is threshold fear.