Violinist Simone Porter, one of the recipients of the Avery Fisher Career Grants in 2015, performs a violin arrangement from Sergei Prokofiev’s “Romeo and Juliet.” A visit to Storm King Art Center, located in the Hudson Valley, about an hour north of New York City. Rafael Pi Roman presents the arts and culture news from The Ukrainian Museum in Manhattan’s East Village.

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> FUNDING FOR 'NYC-ARTS' I MADE POSSIBLE BY ROSALIND P.

WALTER ELISE JAFFE AND JEFFREY BROWN.

JODY AND JOHN ARNHOLD.

JOYCE B. COWIN THE MILTON AND SALLY AVERY ART FOUNDATION AND ELROY AND TERRY KRUMHOLZ FOUNDATION THIS PROGRAM IS SUPPORTED IN PART BY PUBLIC FUNDS FROM TH NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT O CULTURAL AFFAIRS IN PARTNERSHI WITH THE CITY COUNCIL.

ADDITIONAL FUNDING PROVIDED BY MEMBERS OF 13.

'NYC-ARTS' IS MADE POSSIBLE IN PART BY FIRST REPUBLIC BANK.

FLEXIBILITY, COORDINATION, EXCELLENCE FIRST REPUBLIC BANK.

IT'S A PRIVILEGE TO SERVE YOU.

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> GOOD EVENING AND WELCOME T 'NYC-ARTS.

I'M PAULA ZAHN AT THE TISCH WNET STUDIOS AT LINCOLN CENTER.

WHETHER IT'S MUSIC, DANCE, OPERA, THEATER OR FILM, THIS LINCOLN CENTER CAMPUS IS TRULY AN INTERNATIONAL CROSSROADS OF CREATIVITY AND CULTURA EXCHANGE IT IS ALSO STEEPED IN ITS OW DISTINGUISHED PROGRAMS AND TRADITIONS THE CEREMONY FOR THIS YEAR'S AVERY FISHER CAREER GRANT AWARDS TOOK PLACE LAST MARCH AT THE JEROME L. GREENE PERFORMANCE SPACE AT WQXR.

THESE INDIVIDUAL GRANTS OF $25,000 GIVE PROFESSIONA ASSISTANCE AND RECOGNITION T TALENTED INSTRUMENTALISTS WH HAVE GREAT POTENTIAL FOR SOL CAREERS.

IT IS QUITE UNUSUAL THAT WE DO HAVE FIVE RECIPIENTS WITH U TONIGHT.

IT MARKS THE 10th TIME I 40 YEARS OF THE PROGRAM THIS HAS HAPPENED WE'RE GRATEFUL THAT OTHE COMMITMENTS ALLOW THEM TO BE HERE TONIGHT AND TO PLAY FOR YOU.

THIS YEAR THERE WERE INDEED FIVE OUTSTANDING HONOREES -- PIANIST MICHAEL BROWN, VIOLIST MATTHEW LIPMAN AND VIOLINIST PAUL HUANG, KRISTEN LEE AN SIMONE PORTER.

PLEASE WELCOME VIOLINIS SIMONE PORTER TO THE GREEN SPACE.

A NATIVE OF SALT LAKE CITY, AT 18 YEARS OF AGE, SIMONE PORTER HAS ALREADY APPEARED WITH THE NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC, LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC, NASHVILL SYMPHONY AND UTAH SYMPHONY SHE STUDIES IN LOS ANGELES A THE COLBURN CONSERVATORY O MUSIC.

I STARTED PLAYING THE VIOLI WHEN I WAS 3 YEARS OLD, AND TH VIOLIN HAS JUST MORPHED FROM REALLY JUST A HOBBY TO A PASSION TO NOW A CAREER CHOICE WINNING THE AVERY FISHER CAREE GRANT IS A TREMENDOUS, TREMENDOUS HONOR I AM INCREDIBLY EXCITED, INSPIRED AND HUMBLED AND REALL FEEL SO PRIVILEGED TO BE INCLUDED AMONGST SO MANY INCREDIBLE MUSICIANS I WILL BE PERFORMING A VIOLI ARRANGEMENT FROM PROKOFIEV'S 'ROMEO AND JULIET.

THE FIRST IS CALLED 'MONTAGUES AND CAPULETS,' AND IT'S FROM THE VERY BEGINNING OF PROKOFIEV' BALLET IT DEPICTS THE MONTAGUES AND THE CAPULETS SORT OF WALKING AROUND, REALLY GIVING EACH OTHER HAIRY EYEBALLS THE FIRST MOVEMENT IS VERY PROUD AND BROAD AND HAS A CHARMING MIDDLE SECTION, WHICH IS THE FIRST TIME THAT ROMEO AND JULIET LAY EYES ON EACH OTHER WHEN I'M ONSTAGE, I'M REALLY JUST TRYING TO THINK OF TH CHARACTERS AND THE COLORS.

BECAUSE THIS PIECE REALLY HAS NARRATIVE, IT'S EASY TO JUST LOSE YOURSELF IN THAT.

THERE'S A STORY TO BE TOLD ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ 'MASKS' IS THE MASQUERADE SCEN FROM 'ROMEO AND JULIET.'

THAT MOVEMENT IS SORT OF EERIE A LITTLE MISCHIEVOUS, AND AT TIMES VERY VICIOUS IT HAS A GREAT BEAT, A SORT OF GROOVE TO IT THAT MAKES IT REALLY A BLAST TO PERFORM.

THE WHOLE WORK IS.

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> HELLO, I'M RAFAEL PI ROMAN AND WELCOME TO THIS WEEKEN LINCOLN CENTER WHERE ALL YEAR ROUND NEW YORKERS AND GUESTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD.

THIS WEEK, NEW YORK CITY BALLET'S SEASON.

SELECTIONS FROM THE 12 BALLETS WILL MAKE UP THREE PROGRAMS THAT WILL BE PERFORMED FROM APRIL 28th THROUGH MAY 10th.

PETER MARTINS' PRODUCTION OF 'LA SYLPHIDE' WILL HAVE ITS NEW YORK CITY BALLET PREMIERE AT TH ANNUAL SPRING GALA ON MAY 7th.

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE JUSTI PECK'S 'RODEO: FOUR DANC EPISODES' AND BALANCHINE'S ' MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM,' WHIC WILL CLOSE THE SEASON WITH A WEEK OF PERFORMANCES THROUGH JUNE 7th FOR COMPLETE DETAILS PLEAS VISIT NYCBALLET.COM.

AND FOR EVEN MORE INFORMATIO ABOUT EVENTS AT LINCOLN CENTER YOU CAN VISIT THEIR WEBSITE AT LINCOLNCENTER.ORG.

> 'NYC-ARTS' ISN'T JUS AVAILABLE ON THURSDAY.

YOU CAN ALSO FIND IT ON THE WEB.

PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE B LOGGING ON TO NYC.ARTSEL ORGANIZE NOW, THIS WEEK'S FEATURE PROFILE.

> STORM KING ARTS CENTER I UNIQUE IN THAT IT'S LOCATE WITHIN ONE HOUR OF NEW YOR CITY, AND YET YOU FEEL AS IF YOU'VE BEEN TRANSPORTED ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

WHEN YOU ARRIVE YOU AR IMMEDIATELY ENCHANTED BY OUR 500 ACRE SITE FILLED WIT BEAUTIFUL WORKS OF ART MONUMENTAL MODERN AN CONTEMPORARY SCULPTURE CAREFULLY PLACED IN A BEAUTIFU LANDSCAPE THAT HAS BEEN HONE AND SHAPED OVER THE LAST 50 YEARS BUT LOOKS LIKE IT WAS UNTOUCHED BY HUMAN HANDS THE NAME STORM KING COMES FROM STORM KING MOUNTAIN, WHICH IS BEAUTIFUL MOUNTAIN TO OUR EAST THAT DRAMATICALLY RISES FROM THE HUDSON RIVER AND THE NAM LITERALLY REFERS TO IT BEING A BELLWETHER FOR INCLEMENT WEATHER.

THE STORM CLOUDS WOULD GATHE AROUND THE MOUNTAIN, AND WE HAVE BEAUTIFUL VIEWS OF STORM KIN MOUNTAIN FROM PARTS OF THE PARK.

THIS SITE IS REALLY ALL ABOU DISCOVERING ART AND THE NATURE TOGETHER AND TO ENJOY TH RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ART AND NATURE MY GRANDFATHER, RALPH E. OGDEN AND MY FATHER, PETER STERN CO-FOUNDED THE ART CENTER IN 1960 THE INITIAL VISION WAS REALLY MY GRANDFATHER'S AND MY FATHER'S, AND IT WAS TO PROTECT BEAUTIFUL PROPERTY IN THE STAT TO BUILD TO IT, BUILD ONTO IT, TO CREATE AN ART MUSEUM.

MY GRANDFATHER HAD JUST RETIRE FROM HIS CAREER AS A VER SUCCESSFUL BUSINESSMAN AND H WAS LOOKING FOR SOMETHIN SPECIAL TO DO AND HE WANTED TO DO SOMETHING FOR THIS COMMUNITY.

HE DID NOT KNOW A LOT ABOUT AR BUT, OVER THE YEARS, STARTIN WITH SMALL SCULPTURES PURCHASE IN EUROPE THAT WERE SITE OUTSIDE THE BUILDING IN TH 1960s, HE STARTED TO DEVELOP A SENSE OF WHAT WOULD LOOK BES HERE A LANDMARK PURCHASE FOR STOR KING WAS THE PURCHAS OF 13 SCULPTURES BY DAVID SMIT IN 1967 AND THEY BECAME THE CORE OF THE COLLECTION AT STORM KIN IN THE EARLY YEARS AND REMAIN HUGE PART OF STORM KING' COLLECTION OVER TIME, MY GRANDFATHER AN FATHER, DAVID COLLINS, OUR DIRECTOR, REALIZED THE INCREDIBLE POTENTIAL FOR MONUMENTAL ART SET AGAINST THE LANDSCAPE WITH BEAUTIFUL VISTAS.

IT'S VERY DIFFERENT IN AN URBAN AREA SEEING A SCULPTURE, BUT ON THE FIELDS OF STORM KING, YOU SEE THE FULL MAGNITUDE O WHAT THE ARTIST IS TRYING TO D AND BEING ABLE TO WALK AROUND IT AND SEE IT FROM DIFFEREN PERSPECTIVES I'VE BEEN WORKING WITH PETER STERN FOR 35 WORKING ON TH LANDSCAPE AND SHAPING IT YEA AFTER YEAR BRINGING IN GRAVE AND TOPSOIL CREATING WALKING PATHS, PLATFORMS FOR SCULPTURE DRAINAGE SO PEOPLE CAN WAL THROUGH THE FIELDS WITHOUT GETTING THEIR FEET WET I TRIED TO TAKE THE TIME TO WALK THROUGH IT AND FIND TH SCULPTURE LOCATIONS.

I DON'T USE SCALE MODELS OF TH LANDSCAPE.

I WALK AROUND WITH A HAMMER AN A WOOD STAKE AND FLAGS AND TRY TO FIND MY LOCATIONS, AND I' ALWAYS CONCERNED WITH THE SCAL OF THE SCULPTURES AND WHERE WANT TO PUT IT IN RELATIONSHIP TO OTHER SCULPTURES OR A EXHIBITION I'M DOING I WANT PEOPLE TO BE ABLE TO WALK AROUND IT AND ALSO HAV DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES OF TH LANDSCAPE, THE MOUNTAINS, TH TREES.

AND IF ITS NOT RIGHT, I MOVE I AGAIN.

AND FOR MANY OF OUR WORKS AND OUR ARTISTS, THIS IS THE IDEAL DESTINATION FOR THEIR WORK BECAUSE OF THIS SETTING.

WE HAVE SEVERAL PIECES BY MARK DI SUVERO AND ONE OF THE LARGEST ON OUR PROPERTY, 'PYRAMIDIAN,' STANDS NEAR THE CREST OF THA HILL LOOKING TO THE SOUTH.

IT'S A DRAMATIC PIECE.

ITS VERTICALITY, ITS SCALE, IT MASSIVENESS MAKES IT UNIQUE IN THIS SETTING IT'S A COMPLETELY DIFFEREN EXPERIENCE, AND, I WOULD VENTURE, A LESS SATISFYING ONE TO SEE THAT PIECE IN AN URBA SETTING, IN AN URBAN PLAZA

AFTER MARK'S EXHIBITION I NEW YORK AT THE WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICN ART IN 1975, PETE STERN WENT TO THE OPENING AN ASKED MARK WHAT HE WAS GOING T DO WITH THE LARGE SCAL SCULPTURES WHICH WERE SCATTERE AROUND NEW YORK.

MARK SAID THAT HE WAS GOING TO FOLD THEM UP AND JUST STACK THEM HE HAD NO PLACE TO PUT THEM AN PETER INVITED MARK TO BRING FIVE LARGE SCALE SCULPTURES OR GROUP OF LARGE SCALE SCULPTURE TO STORM KING.

HE ALWAYS HAD THE IDEA TO HAVE THE RUBBER MALLETS BY DIFFEREN SCULPTURES AND HIT THE STAINLESS STEEL OR OTHER METAL AND HEAR IT GONG AWAY DEPENDING ON HOW HAR YOU HIT IT AND IT REALLY DOES RESONATE, AND YOU CAN HEAR IT ON TOP OF TH HILL

SO THE FOCUS IN THE LAST TW DECADES HAS BEEN, AGAIN, ON NE SITE SPECIFIC WORK, AGAIN, EXTENDING OUR BOUNDARIES TO TH SOUTH, WITH RICHARD SERRA'S SCHUNNEMUNK FORK,' AND GOLDSWORTHY'S CONSTRUCTION O 'STORM KING WALL,' WHICH WRAPS AROUND THE TREES AND IS A ALMOST 2,300 FOOT LONG WALL AND THEN, MOST RECENTLY, MAY LIN'S 'STORM KING WAVE FIELD JUST TO THE SOUTH.

MAYA WAS PARTICULARLY KNOWN FOR THE VIETNAM WAR MEMORIAL I WASHINGTON, AND HAS GONE ON TO BUILD OTHER MEMORIALS, EARTHWORKS SHE PRACTICES LANDSCAPE AND ALSO SHE'S A DEVOTED ENVIRONMENTALIST AS WELL.

AND AS WITH MANY OF THE ARTISTS, WE SOUGHT OUT WE ASKE HER TO COME AND SPEND TIME HER AND COME UP WITH A PIECE THA WAS RIGHT FOR STORM KING

SHE'D BEEN COMING UP TO STORM KING FOR EIGHT YEARS AND LOOKING AT DIFFERENT SITES AND FOUND THE GRAVEL PIT WHICH WAS AN 11 ACR GRAVEL PIT MAYA SAW IT AND THOUGHT THAT WAS QUITE FABULOUS, AND SHE DECIDE SHE WANTED TO CREATE HER THIRD AND FINAL WAVEFIELD AT STORM KING

MAYA WAS WONDERFUL TO WOR WITH, PAINSTAKING, AS SO MANY OF OUR ARTISTS HAVE BEEN.

WHEN 'STORM KING WAVEFIELD' WA BEING FINISHED, SHE WAS ON TOP OF THE WAVES DIRECTING THE CONTRACTOR WITH THE BULLDOZE AND MAKING FINE ADJUSTMENTS WITH GREAT PRECISION.

MAYA INCORPORATES HER IDEAS OF ENVIRONMENTAL SENSITIVITY AND WHAT SHE DID WAS MEASURE ALL THE DIESEL FUEL USED ON THIS PROJECT AND THE AUTOMOBILES SH USED FOR COMING OUT OF NEW YORK.

WE WANT TO DO A CARBON OFFSET AT SOME POINT, PLANTING MORE TREES.

GRASSES ARE PART OF THE CARBON OFFSET, AS WELL, AND THAT' ANOTHER ASPECT OF THE PROJECT.

TIME THAT WE CAN GIVE ARTIS TO DEVELOP THEIR WORK AN DEVELOP THE RIGHT WORK FOR THE SETTING HAS BEEN INVALUABLE TO US AS WELL AS OFTEN TO THE ARTISTS TO GET JUST THE RIGH CONCEPT.

YOU DON'T NEED AN ART HISTOR DEGREE TO COME IN AN IMMEDIATELY FEEL POWERFU EMOTIONS AS YOU WALK THROUGH OUR PARK IT'S REALLY AN EXPERIENCE OF NATURE, LANDSCAPE AND AR INTEGRATED TOGETHER.

THIS IS ABOUT COMING AND DISCOVERING FOR YOURSELF THE PLEASURES OF THIS LANDSCAPE AN OUR COLLECTION AND WE INVITE YOU TO COME AN DISCOVER

> NOW FOR MORE INFORMATION O ARTS EVENTS IN OUR AREA, HERE' THE NEWS

> HI, I'M RAFAEL PI ROMAN WITH THE 'NYC-ARTS' NEWS AT THE UKRAINIAN MUSEUM, LOCATED IN MANHATTAN'S EAST VILLAGE THE MUSEUM WAS FOUNDED I 1976 BY THE UKRAINIAN NATIONAL WOMEN'S LEAGUE OF AMERICA AND IN 2005, IT MOVED TO THIS STATE O THE ART BUILDING ON EAST SIXTH STREET BETWEEN SECOND AVENUE AND THE BOWERY UKRAINE'S CURRENT REVOLUTIONAR STRUGGLE FOR INDEPENDENCE IS MAKING NEWS DAILY.

BUT ALMOST A CENTURY AGO UKRAINE DECLARED INDEPENDENC FROM THE RUSSIAN EMPIRE AND CULTURAL RENAISSANCE FOLLOWED, INCLUDING THE FLOURISHING OF NATIVE LANGUAGE AND TRADITIONS ON STAGE CURRENTLY ON VIEW IS A EXHIBITION CELEBRATING THA HIGHLY CREATIVE ERA IN UKRAINE'S PAST 'STAGING THE UKRAINIAN AVANT-GARDE OF THE 1910s AND 1920s' INCLUDES ORIGINAL ART WORKS FOR THE THEATER BY 13 ARTISTS, MANY OF WHOM WER EXILED OR EXECUTED DURING TH STALINIST PURGES OF THE 1930 FOR THEIR PERCEIVED POLITICA BELIEFS.

ORIGINAL POSTERS, PRODUCTION SCENES AND FOUR REPLICA SE MODELS CREATED ESPECIALLY FO THE EXHIBITION ARE ON VIEW LES KURBAS WAS THE VISIONARY DIRECTOR AND CREATIVE ENGINE BEHIND THE BEREZIL ARTISTI ASSOCIATION, THE GROUP THA SHAPED THE LANDSCAPE O MODERNIST THEATER IN UKRAINE AND HE TRAINED THE NEX GENERATION OF AVANT-GARD DIRECTORS.

JUST AS THE PROLETARIAT EMERGE FROM THE FORMER RUSSIAN EMPIRE SO THE WORKING CLASS IS PERSISTENT AND CENTRAL THEME O THESE THEATRICAL SPECTACLES -- UPTON SINCLAIR'S 'JIMM HIGGINS,' ERNST TOLLER'S 'TH MACHINE WRECKERS,' 'HELLO FROM RADIOWAVE 477!' AND 'GAS' BY GEORG KAISER A SYMPOSIUM WITH ART HISTORIANS, MODERATED BY ONE OF TH CO-CURATORS OF THE EXHIBITION, PROFESSOR MYROSLAVA MUDRAK, WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE MUSEUM O SUNDAY, APRIL 26th 'STAGING THE UKRAINIAN AVANT-GARDE OF THE 1910s AND 1920s' IS ON VIEW UNTI SEPTEMBER 13th

> THE CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER PRESENT 'BEETHOVEN AND LIGETI,' SCINTILLATING DIALOGUE BETWEEN A TRAIL-BLAZING CLASSICAL MASTER AND A 20th CENTURY VISIONARY THE ACCLAIMED PIANIS JEREMY DENK HAS PLAYED A LEADING ROLE IN GYORGY LIGETI'S CURREN POPULARITY THROUGH HIS MANY LIVE AND RECORDED PERFORMANCES OF THE HUNGARIAN COMPOSER'S WORK.

DENK WILL BE JOINED BY VIOLINIST ERIN KEEFE, CELLIS EFE BALTACIGIL, OBOIST JAMES AUSTIN SMITH, CLARINETIS DAVID SHIFRIN, BASSOONIS PETER KOLKAY, AND HORN PLAYE JENNIFER MONTONE ON THIS PROGRAM, LIGETI'S 'HOR TRIO' -- AN HOMAGE TO BRAHMS - IS PAIRED WITH BEETHOVEN'S 'ARCHDUKE PIANO TRIO' AND HI QUINTET FOR PIANO AND WINDS.

'BEETHOVEN AND LIGETI' WILL TAKE PLACE AT ALICE TULLY HALL ON MAY 3rd.

> AT AMERICAS SOCIETY ON PAR AVENUE ON THE UPPER EAST SIDE, A UNIQUE EXHIBITION OFFERS A RAR GLIMPSE OF LATIN AMERICAN MODERN DESIGN 'MODERNO: DESIGN FOR LIVING IN BRAZIL, MEXICO, AND VENEZUELA, 1940-1978,' FOCUSES ON ONE O THE REGION'S MOST INNOVATIVE CHAPTERS IN THE WORLD OF DESIGN.

'MODERNO' BRINGS TOGETHER ABOU 80 PIECES OF ONE-OF-A-KIND AND MASS-PRODUCED HOUSEHOLD OBJECTS, INCLUDING FURNITURE, CERAMICS, METALWORK, TEXTILES AND PRINTE MATERIAL, MOST OF WHICH HAVE NEVER BEEN EXHIBITED BEFORE.

THE SELECTION LOOKS AT THE TRADITION OF CRAFTSMAN DESIG AND DOCUMENTS THE TRANSITION FROM CRAFTSMANSHIP TO INDUSTRY AND IT'S ON VIEW AT AMERICAS SOCIETY THROUGH MAY 16th

> IN DANCE, THE MARK MORRI DANCE GROUP AND MUSIC ENSEMBLE HAS RETURNED TO THE BROOKLYN ACADEMY OF MUSIC TWO PROGRAMS WILL BE PRESENTED THROUGH APRIL 26th -- A WORL PREMIERE AND CLASSICS FROM THE COMPANY'S VAST REPERTOIRE.

'CROSSWALK,' A WORK FO 11 DANCERS TO MUSIC BY CAR MARIA VON WEBER.

THE DUET 'JENN AND SPENCER,' NAMED FOR THE DANCERS WH PREMIERED THE WORK THE NEW YORK PREMIERE OF 'SPRING, SPRING, SPRING,' SET TO STRAVINSKY'S 'RITE OF SPRING,' ARRANGED AND PERFORMED LIVE BY THE JAZZ TRIO 'THE BAD PLUS.

'WORDS,' SET TO FELI MENDELSSOHN'S 'SONGS WITHOUT WORDS.

'GRAND DUO,' FEATURING 14 DANCERS AND LOU HARRISON' 'GRAND DUO FOR VIOLIN AN PIANO.

AND THE WORLD PREMIERE O 'WHELM,' A QUARTET SET TO MUSI BY CLAUDE DEBUSSY.

MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP WILL B PERFORMING AT BAM'S HOWARD GILMAN OPERA HOUSE AT ASIA SOCIETY, 'BUDDHIST ART OF MYANMAR,' IS THE FIRS EXHIBITION IN THE WEST TO FOCU ON WORKS OF ART FROM COLLECTIONS IN MYANMAR, THE FORMER BURMA IT EXPLORES HOW BUDDHIST NARRATIVES WERE COMMUNICATED VISUALLY, IN THE CONTEXT OF MULTIPLICITY OF REGIONAL STYLES.

MANY OF THE WORKS IN THI EXHIBITION HAVE NEVER BEEN SHOWN OUTSIDE OF MYANMAR ON VIEW ARE APPROXIMATEL 70 SPECTACULAR WORKS, INCLUDIN STONE, BRONZE AND WOOD SCULPTURES RANGING FROM THE 5t THROUGH THE EARLY 20th CENTURY ALTHOUGH NEARLY 90% OF MYANMAR'S INHABITANTS COUNT THEMSELVES A BUDDHISTS, THE COUNTRY IS HOME TO OVER 100 OFFICIALLY RECOGNIZED ETHNIC GROUPS, EACH WITH ITS OWN DISTINCTIVE WAY O LIFE, LANGUAGE AND ADHERENCE T A VARIETY OF BELIEF SYSTEMS.

THE OBJECTS INCLUDED IN THIS EXHIBITION, FORMERLY IN TH SERVICE OF TEMPLES, STUPAS AND MONASTERIES, EMBODY AN ENDURIN TRADITION IN WHICH MYTH AN HISTORY BLEND SEAMLESSLY 'BUDDHIST ART OF MYANMAR' IS O VIEW AT ASIA SOCIETY THROUGH MAY 10th AND THAT'S THE 'NYC-ARTS' NEWS FOR MORE INFORMATION ON CULTURAL EVENTS IN OUR AREA, SIGN UP FO OUR TWO FREE WEEKLY EMAILS A NYC-ARTS.ORG/EMAIL 'TOP FIVE PICKS' AND 'NYCKIDSARTS THIS WEEK' WILL KEEP YOU UP TO DATE ALL YEAR ROUND.

FROM THE UKRAINIAN MUSEUM ON EAST SIXTH STREET, I'M RAFAEL PI ROMAN.

> WE HOPE YOU'VE ENJOYED OUR PROGRAM TONIGHT AND THAT YOU'L ALSO TAKE 'NYC-ARTS' WITH YOU.

OUR EASY TO USE FREE SMARTPHON APP GIVES YOU INFORMATION ABOU ART EVENTS AROUND THE CITY WHE YOU MOST NEED IT FROM LINCOLN CENTER, I'M PAULA ZAHN THANKS SO MUCH FOR JOINING US.

GOOD NIGHT

> NEXT WEEK ON 'NYC-ARTS,' PHILIPPE de MONTEBELLO EXPLORE THE EXHIBITION 'SCULPTURE IN THE AGE OF DONATELLO -- RENAISSANC MASTERPIECES FROM FLORENCE CATHEDRAL,' WITH RICHARD TOWNSEND, DIRECTOR O THE MUSEUM OF BIBLICAL ART FUNDING FOR 'NYC-ARTS' IS MADE POSSIBLE BY ROSALIND P. WALTER ELISE JAFFE AND JEFFREY BROWN.

JODY AND JOHN ARNHOLD.

JOYCE B. COWIN THE MILTON AND SALLY AVERY ART FOUNDATION AND ELROY AND TERRY KRUMHOLZ FOUNDATION THIS PROGRAM IS SUPPORTED IN PART BY PUBLIC FUNDS FROM TH NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT O CULTURAL AFFAIRS IN PARTNERSHI WITH THE CITY COUNCIL.

ADDITIONAL FUNDING PROVIDED BY MEMBERS OF 13.

'NYC-ARTS' IS MADE POSSIBLE IN PART BY FIRST REPUBLIC BANK.

FLEXIBILITY, COORDINATION, EXCELLENCE FIRST REPUBLIC PRIVATE WEALT MANAGEMENT IT'S A PRIVILEGE TO SERVE YOU.