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Edgar Garcia working inside the Breuer House. (Photo: Edgar Garcia)

A Glimpse into the Historical Preservation Research of the Pocantico Fellows

The 2015 and 2016 fellows discuss their research projects on “Preserving Urban Renewal’s Modern Legacy” and “Chicano Architecture” with our partner, the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Video: Behind the Scenes with the Artists of Composers Now and the Asian Cultural Council

Creativity can be fueled by the collaboration between artists who approach their work in different ways and together discover new forms of expression. The Pocantico Center hosted more than a dozen residencies in 2016. Here is a glimpse into two of them.

Violinist Mari Kimura's "Breuer Vivant"

During one of two Composers Now residencies at The Pocantico Center in October 2014, composer and violinist Mari Kimura wrote "Breuer Vivant," a piece inspired by the historic Marcel Breuer House, and performed it at The Pocantico Center in February 2015.

Nelson Rockefeller’s Picasso Tapestries Go on Loan to the San Antonio Museum of Art

Fourteen of the Picasso tapestries commissioned by Governor Nelson Rockefeller are on loan to the San Antonio Museum of Art for a special exhibition through March 8, 2015. The hand-woven tapestries are on view together for the first time outside of the Rockefeller family estate at the Pocantico Historic Area.

A Dance Residency: Nurturing Artistic Imagination

Known for their playful and unexpected choreography, Monica Bill Barnes and Company is a contemporary American dance company based in New York City. Two of its key members had the opportunity to participate in a week-long residency at The Pocantico Center in July 2013. In this video, the dancers talk about their creative process and how the time and setting helped to shape their pieces.

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