The Vision & Art Project’s Tenth Anniversary Benefit Exhibition, ‘What Was Once Familiar’ at The National Arts Club

 

 

 

erge Hollerbach, Hanging Out, date unknown. Tempera on paper, 38½ x 26½ inches. Contributed by Drew Saunders / Newman & Saunders Galleries.

In celebration of The Vision & Art Project’s 10th anniversary, a special benefit exhibition will be held at the National Arts Club in New York. What Was Once Familiar: The Vision & Art Project’s Tenth Anniversary Benefit Exhibition will be on view from March 20 until April 26, 2024, with a cocktail reception to be held on Thursday April 4, 6-8pm.

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Bronze Sculpture of the Whimsical Traveler ‘The Little Prince’ Unveiled in the Villa Albertine Garden & a Musical Play Celebrating 80th Anniversary of the Publication at National Arts Club

 

 

 

The Little Prince, sculpture by artist Jean-Marc de Pas. Image credit: Argenis Apolinario

Since Antoine de Saint Exupéry’s beloved novella The Little Prince was published in 1943, generations of children—and with them, generations of adults—have fallen under its spell. In honor of the book’s 80th anniversary, the prince himself has made his grand return to Manhattan. On September 20, French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Catherine Colonna unveiled a bronze sculpture depicting the whimsical traveler at the garden entrance of Villa Albertine, located at 972 Fifth Avenue. This project by French sculptor Jean-Marc de Pas was spearheaded by the American Society of Le Souvenir Français, in partnership with the Antoine de Saint Exupéry Youth Foundation.

In addition, to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the publication of Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, the French author and aviator who lived in New York during World War II, the National Arts Club will host a musical play in French, Vols au-dessus du Volcan, is based on the correspondence between Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and his wife Consuelo. The Event will take place at National Arts Club on November 21st at 6:30pm. Free with Registration.

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Visiting the Historic National Arts Club During the Holidays

 

 

 

The National Arts Club, 14-15 Gramercy Park South

Built in 1845, the historic pair of townhouses, 14-15 Gramercy Park South, was home to Samuel J. Tilden, former governor of New York. who lived there until his death in 1886. Calvert Vaux, who became its next owner, combined the two row houses, creating the building that stands now ~ and has been home to The National Arts Club since 1906. Take a look inside with a few images below, or take a fabulous virtual tour!

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