Fine Arts

Florence Academy of Art Bridges Old and New in the US

Academic Director, Jordan Sokol and principal instructor Amaya Gurpide teach at The Florence Academy of Art-U.S. Branch in Jersey City, New Jersey, on July 14, 2016. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)
Academic Director, Jordan Sokol and principal instructor Amaya Gurpide teach at The Florence Academy of Art-U.S. Branch in Jersey City, New Jersey, on July 14, 2016. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

NEW YORK—He was an American artist living in Florence for 10 years. She was a Spanish artist living in New York at that same time. You...




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  • Salmagundi Club President, Robert W. Pillsbury hosts the club's monthly Monotype Party at the Salmagundi Club in Greenwich Village, New York on July 12, 2016. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

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  • Savannah Tate Cuff was awarded the $10,000 Grand Prize of the Grand Central Atelier's Figure Drawing Competition at the Eleventh Street Arts gallery in Long Island City, New York on July 6, 2016. (Benjamin Chasten/Epoch Times)

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Meissen porcelain, ca.1729–31
H: 4 7/8 inches
Private Collection

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  • Mark Lubell, executive director of the International Center of Photography (ICP) at the new premises of the ICP in Manhattan, New York, on June 15, 2016. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

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  • Front gallery of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, one of 14 galleries.(Courtesy of McMichael Canadian Art Collection)

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  • People attend an art exhibition by AAFOH (Artists Against Forced Organ Harvesting) in New York on May 10, 2016. The exhibition features artwork about human rights abuse in China as well as Falun Gong practitioners speaking out against injustice in China.

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  • Zoe Dufour with one of her sculptures in progress at the Grand Central Atelier in Queens, New York, on April 14, 2016. (Benajmin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

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