LATE 2021: World Premier of Für Pamuk for piano, cello, and violin. Commissioned by Armand and Margaret composed by Alexandra duBois in memory of Atelier 86’s beloved and mourned Artistic Director, Pamuk.
LATE 2021: 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.
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.
July 24, 2016 Reading of Kenneth Cavander’s translation of Antigone directed by Ricardo Riethmuller. The translation was commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company. The reading will be followed by a discussion lead by Mr. Cavander, Mr. Riethmuller and actor Nina Smilow who plays Antigone. According to Mr. Cavander, the event is, to his knowledge, the world premier of this translation (albeit a […]
July 17, 2016 Dr. Beth Cohen and Prof. Alan Shapiro (John Hopkins), both noted art historians, presented their recent research. Presentations included cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Admission was by private invitation.
March 23, 2016 Reception for pianist and dear friend, Sahan Arzuni, in honor of his being awarded the Presidential Movses Khorenatsi medal, the Republic of Armenia’s highest cultural award. Several leaders of New York’s Armenian community, including Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, attended. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres were served. Admission was by private invitation.