November 2019

Fascinating Avocations

America’s curator

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Philippe de Montebello wasn’t merely one of the world’s longest-serving museum directors and the face (and voice) of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. He was the epitome of what an American museum director could be.

The Met at 150

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The Met’s 150th anniversary next year will feature plenty of special exhibits, events, installations and acquisitions in tribute to a place where everyone is welcome.

Colorful yarns

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The enduring popularity of knitting is celebrated at Flying Fingers Yarn Shop in Tarrytown, where WAG visits to get the latest from longtime owner Elise Goldschlag.

Feats of clay

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Loretta Lam is an award-winning Hudson Valley jewelry designer with an international following. Her passion for jewelry extends beyond her own work, though, as she’s putting the finishing touches on a contemporary-jewelry book due out in April.

Passion for fashion

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The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art opens its fall exhibition this month. “In Pursuit of Fashion: The Sandy Schreier Collection” spotlights a pioneering collector who assembled one of the finest private fashion collections in the country.

Modern comfort

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American furniture designer Vladimir Kagan – best-known for his mid-century organically sculpted furniture – excelled at luxurious Modernism and livable furniture.

Skills that serve

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Navod Jayawardhane, a 16-year-old Wilton High School student, relied on his affinity for electrical engineering to develop a unique Food Pantry Box that serves the community through the Jefferson Valley Mall in Yorktown Heights.

Wine tourism takes off in Spain

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Spain has several established and supported routes throughout the country designed to direct oenophiles into wine regions and to wineries, where they will be enthusiastically welcomed for a tour and tasting and perhaps food.

A place for this mom as health advocate

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In a more than 40-year career as a TV journalist, public speaker and author, Joan Lunden has reported on virtually every topic. But there are two that she is especially passionate about, in part because they have hit close to home – breast cancer awareness and senior care.