November 2019

Fascinating Avocations

America’s curator


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


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.

Feats of clay


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


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.

Skills that serve


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.