A global perspective on the arts

As Asia Society’s vice president for Global Artistic Programs at the society’s 14 centers, director of the society’s museum and co-founding artistic director of its triennial, Michelle Yun Mapplethorpe has bridged East and West for more than a decade. Now she looks to continue that international outreach at the Katonah Museum of Art as its new executive director, beginning Aug. 15.

A marriage of true minds

David Gordon, M.D., regional chair of neurosurgery for Northwell facilities in Westchester County, and Marisha Pessl, The New York Times best-selling author of “Night Film,” “Special Topics in Calamity Physics” and “Neverworld Wake,” find common ground in the life of the mind and life with their three young daughters in Bedford Hills.