At the American Museum of Natural History's Rose Center for
Earth and Space
members had a conversation with astrophysicist,
Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium at the
American Museum of Natural History, author of ‘Death by Black
a columnist for Natural History, and host of PBS NOVA
Science NOW series.

Neil was selected for Time Magazine's "The Most Influential
People in the World - The Time 100."



Ian M. Tattersall, Curator, Division of Anthropology; and Co-Curator
of the Spitzer "Hall of Human Origins," American Museum of Natural
History spoke with us and collections manager, Gisselle Garcia
introduced us to the "Hall of Human Origins."

Books by Ian Tattersall



Had a great lunch at Casa Mono on our way to the
Tibet House.



At The Tibet House, we had a conversation about ‘religion and
science’ with Robert Thurman, the department of religion chair
and professor of Indo-Tibetan studies at Columbia University,
founder of The Tibet House, a personal student (almost 30 years)
of the Dalai Lama, and author of many books including ‘Infinite Life’.
In 1997, Time Magazine chose him as one of its 25 most influential


After a great breakfast in the Lower East Side, we walked
across the Williamsburg Bridge to Eve Sussman's Brooklyn



We had a conversation with artist Eve Sussman about her
videos ‘89 Seconds at Alcazar’ (2004) and ‘The Rape of the
Sabine Women’ (2006), her ideas and inspiration, and her
creative company the Rufus Corporation.

Eve Sussman is the cover article for the April 2007 ‘Art in America’



After lunch at our favorite italian restaurant, we went to Chelsea
for a conversation with artist Peter Halley at his studio. Peter is the
director of painting/ printmaking at Yale University.

His paintings are in the permanent collections of the Whitney
Museum of American Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art,
the Tate Modern, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Boston
Museum of Fine Arts, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo.
In 2000 he received the College Art Association’s Frank Jewett
Mather Award for distinction in art criticism. From 1996 to 2005
he was the publisher of index magazine.



Contemporary art specialist Jonathan Laib discussed and toured
members at the presale Contemporary and Post War Art exhibition
at Christies Auction House. We'll be checking in this week to
see what everything sold for.



Who are those Chelsea gallery groupies?!!


This was Frank Stella's time in NYC. We caught his opening
in Chelsea and his roof-top show at the Metropolitan Museum
of Art.


A visit with some old friends .....


..... one last hot chocolate and a look at Central Park
before we left New York City.


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