Celebrating a citizen of the world

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The late singer-songwriter, poet and author Leonard Cohen (1934-2016) was a global icon. A museum in his hometown of Montreal mounted a tribute exhibition to this citizen of the world that’s now on an international tour – with its first stop the Jewish Museum in Manhattan.

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Turning the tide

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The “Hudson Rising” exhibition at the New-York Historical Society Museum & Library in Manhattan examines two centuries along the river. From commerce to art to wildlife, varied elements combine to create a detailed exploration that encompasses ecological change and environmental activism.

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Branching out

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In Jackie Battenfield’s world, it’s always springtime. The Brooklyn-based artist – represented by Kenise Barnes Fine Art in Larchmont – has developed a unique process of painting leaves, branches and blooms on Mylar to stunning effect.

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Every dog has its day

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The American Kennel Club has relocated its popular Museum of the Dog from St. Louis to midtown Manhattan. Executive director Alan Fausel walks WAG through the treasure trove of canine art, collectibles and history.

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Caffeine fix

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Grounds & Hounds Coffee Co. says, “great coffee can fuel a greater purpose.” To that end, 20 percent of the profits of its fair trade and organic specialty coffees and related products fund animal rescue initiatives across the country.

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Inspired by antiquity

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Bard Graduate Center Gallery in Manhattan explores jewelry design, specifically looking at how contemporary jewelry makers are drawing from antique forms and techniques to create modern-day works of art. “A View from the Jeweler’s Bench: Ancient Treasures, Contemporary Statements” continues through July 7.

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An ode to gracious living

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The Lyndhurst Flower Show weekend is growing again, by design. This year’s season-opening April event at the Tarrytown historic site will incorporate contemporary artists into the annual celebration of flowers, antiques and gracious living.

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The fabric of her life

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Onetime Westchester resident Alison Kouzmanoff – a former designer for Westfair – has continued her artistic pursuits after a move upstate. The big news is the launch of Palampore Fabrics and Hangings, quietly sophisticated fabrics for the home.

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The enduring lure of the sea

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A new day, a new design trend – or so it seems. Veteran dealer J. Russell Jinishian talks about one decorative element that continues to appeal – marine art. He walks us through his specialty gallery in Fairfield, explaining why the genre continues to find a home in so many interiors.

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Leading Lalique

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In 10 years of ownership of Lalique, Chairman and CEO Silvio Denz has taken the legacy brand’s rich heritage in the decorative arts to new heights, transforming it into a thriving luxury lifestyle brand.

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