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IVY Culture Day Trip: Learning to “See” at The Barnes Foundation

By  •  1 week ago

Nearly a century after its establishment, the Barnes Foundation continues to fascinate for reasons far beyond its impressive collection. Home to arguably the greatest collection of impressionist and post-impressionist paintings in …
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7 Reasons Why You Should Try Improv to Advance Your Career (Even If You’re Scared)

By  •  2 weeks ago

Bill Murray, Amy Poehler, Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Aziz Ansari. Can you name the common denominator for this group of funnies?

Well, yes, they’re all famous actors. But they …
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What It Takes to Unearth an Epic Story and Get a Book Deal

By  •  2 weeks ago

Through storytelling and accountability, Bassam Tarazi helps businesses not only to finish and communicate, but also to have the mindset to do it all over again, each and every day. …
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An Evening of Fashion with Chris Benz

By  •  1 month ago

Referred to as “The Prince of Color,” fashion designer Chris Benz has been making waves in the fashion world since he received the prestigious CFDA scholarship as a student at …
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Life Lessons from the World’s Greatest Composers | Dr. Arthur C. Brooks

By  •  1 month ago

In 1983, at the age of 19, Dr. Arthur C. Brooks left college to pursue a career as a professional French horn player. He toured internationally and recorded several albums, …
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Uncovering the Mysteries Behind Teotihuacan, “The Birthplace of Gods”

By  •  1 month ago

There’s a reason everybody loves Indiana Jones. Crumbling ruins, ancient mysteries, and historical intrigue make for a compelling story. Of course, most archaeologists and historians will gawk at the suggestion …
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How to Find Your Look & Travel in Style with the WanderLust Girls

By  •  2 months ago

New York. Paris. London. Milan. You know the names, each a cultural hotspot that constantly gives birth to new style trends.

But for those who know a thing or …
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Author and Illustrator Tim Urban’s Surprising Tips for Creating Viral Content

By  •  2 months ago

In a digital world that often feels oversaturated with content, how is one to cut through the noise and share work that stands out from the crowd?

If there’s one …
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A Day at the Worlds Fair Nano: Experiencing the World of Tomorrow

By  •  2 months ago

Did you find everything you were looking for?

Let’s see: two bottles of soylent, three cups of cricket granola, a few drones, and one haptic feedback full bodysuit. Yep, everything …
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Female Empowerment and Sustainability at NY Fashion Week: IVY Hosts Runway Show with Livari

By  •  2 months ago

IVY hosted a New York Fashion Week Runway Show with Livari, the new eco fashion label, at Kia STYLE360 on Wednesday, September 13. A collaboration between Alysia Reiner (award-winning actress …
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Coming Full Circle with Michael Wohl, Author of the 360° Video Handbook

By  •  3 months ago

The recent solar eclipse offered a powerful reminder of nature’s beauty. But for those of us stuck at our desks or unable to buy our glasses on time (read: thinking …
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How to Write a Bestseller According to Veronica Roth, Author of “Divergent” Trilogy

By  •  4 months ago

What does it take to write a novel that captivates global audiences and lines the walls of bookstores around the world?

If anybody knows, it’s Veronica Roth — the bestselling …
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Virtual Reality and the Future of Arts

By  •  7 months ago

The presence of new virtual reality (VR) technology is expanding by the day. From the Google Cardboard to the Oculus Rift, the means by which to transport yourself to a …
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A Hollywood Star’s Advice for Maintaining Drive and Juggling Multiple Talent | Alyson Stoner

By  •  8 months ago

Alyson Stoner has accumulated more film and television credits by the age of twenty-three than most actors amass in a lifetime. A triple threat — actress, singer, and choreographer — …
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Nina Senicar, the Globetrotting Serbian Star

By  •  9 months ago

Nina Senicar has traveled the globe in pursuit of her dream to become an actress. Born in Serbia to a family of doctors and professors, Nina won the title of …
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Five Movies that Will Change Your Life

By  •  9 months ago

Art has the power to help us grasp ideas, experiences, and feelings that we are otherwise unequipped to comprehend. Using the creative and symbolic force of its medium, art can encourage questioning, jolt …
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How Curiosity Helps Brian Grazer Win

By  •  9 months ago

Brian Grazer lives for curiosity.

As co-founder of Imagine Entertainment, he has produced some of our generation’s most iconic films and television series, including A Beautiful Mind, Frost/Nixon, Friday Night …
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How to Produce Films in the 21st Century: A Conversation with Kevin Turen

By  •  10 months ago

Kevin Turen isn’t your typical filmmaker.

As an independent producer, and more recently as President of Phantom Four, Turen has brought to life a number of enthralling films, including Arbitrage, …
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Art at the Intersection of Physical and Digital Reality

By  •  10 months ago

The explosion of digital media over the past forty years has transformed the nature and techniques of contemporary art. Artists can now create works of art within the confines of …
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Michael Chow Discusses How to Use Art to Foster Positive Social Change

By  •  10 months ago

Mr. Michael Chow is known not only for his star-studded restaurants, but also as a global cultural icon whose portrait has been captured by the likes of famed artists such as …
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Ella Fontanals-Cisneros on How to Appreciate the Beauty in Art

By  •  11 months ago

Meet Ella Fontanals-Cisneros, renowned philanthropist, entrepreneur, and art collector. Ella is the founder and president of the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (“CIFO”), a non-profit organization committed to the enrichment of the arts …
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How Art Can Change Your Life

By  •  11 months ago

Bradley Theodore creates works that fuse pop culture, street art, fashion, music, and technology. He has worked on murals in the streets of New York, Hong Kong, and Japan and …
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The Politics of Hip Hop and Rap in America

By  •  11 months ago

How do subcultural art movements impact the larger cultures in which they develop, and their societies at large? Such was the question posed by IVY Thought Leader and beloved Georgetown lecturer, …
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IVY Holiday Gift Guide 2016: The Arts and Culture Edition

By  •  11 months ago

In the spirit of the holidays, IVY is proud to showcase a selection of our amazing cultural partners that are providing special deals on holiday gifts and memberships. IVY’s mission in Arts …
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What Makes an Exceptional Story? Columbia Professor Explains

By  •  11 months ago

It’s no secret that to succeed in business, politics, or art, you need to be able to tell a great story. But what are the ingredients of exceptional stories, and why are some better than others?


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Giovanni DeCunto Explains the Power of the Modern Gallery

By  •  1 year ago

Giovanni DeCunto’s paintings have been included in some of the most prestigious art collections and museums worldwide. His works hang on the walls of the White House, the Smithsonian, the …
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Shakira’s Producer Juan Cristobal Losada Reveals Three Secrets that Make a Song a Hit

By  •  1 year ago

How do you measure the success of a song? Grammy Award-winning producer and songwriter, Juan Cristobal Losada, unpacked the elusive answer to this million-dollar question during IVY’s Entrepreneur Night in …
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Inside the Mind of a Top Fashion Designer

By  •  1 year ago

Earlier this Fall, IVY held a breathtaking fashion presentation featuring the work of the talented and inspiring Angelys Balek, for whom each piece of clothing is a work of visual art. Balek …
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Celebrity Chef Marc Murphy on Never Working

By  •  1 year ago

Celebrity Chef Marc Murphy works hard: he’s a wildly successful restaurateur and one of the best known food personalities in the country. To him, however, he’s not working at all. Check …
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15 Cultural Date Ideas This Fall

By  •  1 year ago

Are your regular date spots getting a little tired? Check out some of these great date ideas for Fall with some of our cultural partners!

New York City American Ballet …
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E-Commerce is Changing Everything (Even Handmade Italian Leather)

By  •  1 year ago

Quality Italian leather is extraordinarily rare and extremely expensive—an assertion one IVY member seeks to debunk with his new fashion line, Armadio.

Fashion is changing. With e-commerce, it’s more …
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Building a Fashion Collection with William Bradley

By  •  2 years ago

“At the heart of our brand is a very strong woman,” said Rodney Jones on a 7:30am phone call. He didn’t realize he was actually answering an even more pressing …
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What You Don’t Know About Portrait Photography

By  •  2 years ago

America’s Next Top Model would be nothing without Tyra Banks and smeyes. “You have to smile with your eyes,” says Tyra over and over again on her show. But what …
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The Role of Film According to Jason Sudeikis

By  •  2 years ago

Jason Sudeikis just wants to bring people together. In his most recent film Tumbledown, Sudeikis explores what it means to fall in love in one of the unlikeliest places with …
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Meet the Most Versatile Designer in Women’s Fashion

By  •  2 years ago

We’ve all done it—arrive at an event, just to find someone else in exact same dress. IVY Innovator Finalist Jia Li is here to tell you that you’ll never have …
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Photographing a Technological Age

By  •  2 years ago

IVY Innovator Design Finalist Matthew Jensen isn’t sure he should be called a photographer—at least not in the traditional sense. He might prefer the term “explorer” or “collector.”

“I was …
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How to Be an Artist in the Internet Age

By  •  2 years ago

Studying a painting by IVY Member Nima Veiseh is like a lesson in layers. Each work is a conglomeration of some dozen or more different textures, colors, and strokes. Nima, …
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Meet the Whimsical Maria Korovilas Who’s Conquering LA Fashion

By  •  2 years ago

It’s easy to fall in love with Maria Korovilas. Like the whimsical laces and patterns of her collection, she’s ethereal.   

Since Maria launched her eponymous line in 2012, k o …
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Industry Insights from Hollywood Producer Bradley Gallo

By  •  2 years ago

What if you could work alongside Halle Berry or Nick Jonas? For IVY Member and Hollywood Producer Bradley Gallo, it’s all in a day’s work. His most recent films include …
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Such Stuff as Dreams Are Made On: Shakespeare for the 21st Century

By  •  2 years ago

On the heels of rave reviews from The Chicago Sun-Times, we are thrilled for IVY members to join us at the Chicago Shakespeare Festival’s The Tempest.

Set on a magical …
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Conquering Crisis: Vanessa Black Tackles Ukraine, Climate Change

By  •  2 years ago

When you ask a 19 year-old Ukrainian girl in the middle of the Crimean Crisis what message she would send to the world, you don’t expect her to say, “Don’t …
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Behind the Scenes with a World-Class Performer

By  •  2 years ago

When Pamela Stein takes the stage, she’s totally fearless. Being a professional performer and composer is more than a full-time job—it’s a lifestyle.

Over the years, Pamela has performed …
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How to Unlock the Meaning Behind Art: The SixHour Art Major

By  •  2 years ago

Galleries are like old school first dates: unless you’ve done a little research, you’re walking in blind. As you stare at a contemporary painting—perhaps composed entirely of wild brushstrokes or …
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Diamonds are an Investor’s Best Friend

By  •  2 years ago

Diamonds may always be a girl’s best friend, but recently, the gem’s gleam has caught the attention of men too, who look to precious stones for investments. The United States’ …
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Beyond the Make-up: Inside the Life of a Beauty Queen

By  •  2 years ago

In the logo for the Miss Universe Pageant, the slender silhouette of an otherworld beauty reaches for the stars. Her gown pools around her feet, and a tiara crowns her …
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Meet the “It” Girl in LA Fashion

By  •  2 years ago

Red carpet-ready fashion is having a moment. More and more women are looking for access to high-end fashion in a ready-to-wear format.

Designer Mary Alice Haney knows the red carpet …
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Art: the Unsung Angel for LA’s Homeless

By  •  2 years ago

Homelessness rarely comes to mind in visions of Los Angeles—it’s far easier to dream of days and days of endless summer and maybe a Hollywood star or two. But in …
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Can Art Disrupt Real Estate?

By  •  2 years ago

Meet Kipton Cronkite: art collector, philanthropist, real estate professional, and entrepreneur who is perhaps best known for founding KiptonART, an online lookbook dedicated to supporting young artists. Nowadays, he’s combined his savvy in both …
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Collaborate with Ryan Gosling’s Secret Twin

By  •  2 years ago

Meet long-time IVY Member Jeff Ayars: filmmaker, producer, actor, and Portfolio Management Specialist at NBC Universal. You may already know of Jeff from his comedy group, Cannibal Milkshake, which he …
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Secrets from Hollywood: Behind the Scenes with A Top Director

By  •  2 years ago

Meet award-winning filmmaker and director Joshua Butler, whose long list of film credentials include writing and directing the acclaimed short Will Work for Food, guest directing The Vampire Diaries, Pretty Little …
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