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The mission of the Brooklyn Renaissance Group is, Continual dedication to the preservation of history and culture through the Arts; To increase access to the Arts and Arts Education for all patron and communities; To positively impact the growth and development of Artists, Creative Professionals, and Brooklyn’s Creative Economy.” The BRG is a community based …

Obama honored at FIRST NYC gala Nonprofit reaffirms commitment to closing STEM equity gap

FIRST, the Manchester-based organization whose mission it is to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology, used its third annual fund-raising gala to reassert its commitment to addressing what it calls the STEM equity gap. To highlight is commitment, the organization awarded its “Make It Loud” award to former President Obama, for …

Da Vinci’s Christ Portrait Shatters Art Record With $450 Million Sale

  “Jesus Christ.” That was the reaction of mega art dealer Larry Gagosian after a rediscovered painting by Leonardo da Vinci became the most expensive work ever sold, soaring to $450.3 million at a Christie’s auction in New York on Wednesday. Alex Rotter, the auction house’s co-chairman of postwar and contemporary art in the Americas, placed the …

How The San Francisco 49ers Are Using Football To Expand STEM Education In The Silicon Valley

The Silicon Valley is known as the world epicenter of the tech industry. Yet, when the San Francisco 49ers relocated to Santa Clara to begin playing at Levi’s Stadium, the team was surprised to learn that a mere three-percent of high school students in the Santa Clara school system passed the AP Calculus examination. Since …

A ‘Shazam’ for Art Fairs? The Company Behind Art Basel Looks to Own the Future With a Cutting-Edge New App

Switzerland’s MCH Group, which owns the prestigious Art Basel, is turning to tech in its bid to stay at the top of the art-fair pyramid. Its new app, PRNCPL, is an attempt to create a “Shazam for art” specifically engineered for a fair context. Describing itself as “a new technology platform for the art industry,” it promises to …

The Students

THE STUDENTS The Charles Evans Inniss Memorial Library at Medgar Evers College July 6 – December 31, 2017 The Charles Evans Inniss Memorial Library at Medgar Evers College (MEC) presents The Students: A Study of Color and Light works by Donovan Nelson. This is the inaugural in a 5-year series of exhibitions designed to present contemporary art …

Madonna Visits Ex-Boyfriend Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Paintings with Her Kids

    Out of all the mysterious celebrity unions that have transpired, Madonna and Jean-Michel Basquiat's would probably definitely crack the top 10. Back in 1982, the two icons briefly dated, just as they were both on the brink of mainstream fame. While their relationship fizzled out fast, it's stayed the subject of speculation over …