2022: Discussion of the life and times of Aristides de Sousa Mendes. Sousa Mendes was the Portuguese aristocrat and consul in France who saved thousands from the Nazis in WWII by disobeying orders and issuing visas to those fleeing occupied France.
TBD: Review the work of photographer Jacob Merkelbach, founded one of the best-known Amsterdam studios specialized in portrait photography of the early twentieth century. His customers included many Jewish businessmen, intellectuals and artists including artist Chaya Goldstein, actor Louis de Vries, and Madi Hari. The Rijksmuseum and Jewish Museum in Amsterdam have exhibited his work.
On Sunday May 20th, 2018 at 5:00pm J. Armand Musey will recount his ascent of the highest peaks on each continent (the “Seven Summits”) culminating in his ascent of the Summit of Mt. Everest ten years ago, in May 2008. He will present photos from each of the Seven Summits: Mt. Kilimanjaro, […]
Sunday April 22nd at 6:30pm. Atelier 86 is proud to present “A Short Film Double Bill.” We will be screening to short films: The Poet a Three Workers Film. Directed by Robbie Tann. Written by Steven King, Grayson Powell & Robbie Tann (running time: 23:15); and Loyalty starring Lauren Schaffel, Patrick Shane and Daniel Mitura. Written by […]
Sunday February 25th at 5:00pm. Atelier 86 is pleased to have Meena Alexander and Kimiko Hahn join us for an evening of exploration of ancient Indian and Japanese poetry as well and their own contemporary work. The evening will be an exploration of pilgrimage as we discuss new paths and unexpected transitions. Meena Alexander is a […]
Sunday, January 14th, at 5:00pm Atelier 86 will be screening a rough cut of Vile Henchman‘s untitled 90 minute wedding comedy currently in post production. Director Jonathan Smith and many members of the cast and crew, will be in attendance for a post-screening discussion. Cocktails and appetizers will be served. Admission is by private invitation.
Sunday October 15th, at 5:00pm India’s extraordinary, historical relationship of intercultural coexistence is explored in an installation of 12 sculptures by Ghiora Aharoni, entitled The Road to Sanchi, which will be exhibited at the Rubin Museum, opening November 17, 2017.
Sunday, September 17th, at 5:00pm In 301 A.D, Armenia was the first nation to accept Christianity as a state religion. This historic occasion took place well before the decree of the Roman Emperor Theodosius I who ordered all citizens of the Empire to be Christians. To date, Armenia is the easternmost country where Christianity is the National Church. Over […]
Sunday, April 9th, at 5:00pm The poet Federico Garcia Lorca lived a fascinating life during a very violent time in Spanish history. The play will also be presented this summer as part of the Planet Connections Theater Festivity at the Flamboyan Theater. Join the playwright, cast, and director for a reading of the play and […]
Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 5:00pm This salon features a screening of french Left Bank filmmaker Chris Marker’s seminal short film, La Jetée. Pre-screening introduction and post-screening discussion will be lead by NYU’s Nicholas Birns, PhD. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Admission is by private invitation.
February 12, 2017 Ricardo Riethmuller‘s continuing workshop of Antigone. This reading will feature Mathew Minnicino‘s adaptation of Kenneth Cavander‘s translation of Antigone. Discussion with Messrs. Cavander, Minnicino and Riethmuller to follow along with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Admission is by private invitation.
October 17, 2016 A screening of a short film, The Hobbyist, (see: https://vimeo.com/168655872 or press kit) followed by discussion lead by the director, George Vatistas. Cast and crew will be in attendance. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served before and after the screening. Admission is by private invitation.