Celebrating art across globe at NYC’s Winter Show

NEW YORK, Jan. 23 (Xinhua) — There is no question the interaction of art over the centuries has been a unifying and dignifying factor in the world’s history, said 83-year-old Philippe de Montebello, a renowned museum director, at Thursday’s preview of the Winter Show 2020 in New York City.

“Art is the neutral ambassador among nations and among peoples,” said Montebello, chairman of the board of the Hispanic Society Museum & Library. He served from 1977 to 2008 as director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the longest-serving director in the institution’s history, and this year he co-curates the Winter Show’s loan exhibition “Unrivaled” presenting masterworks from Spain, Portugal, Latin America, and the Philippines.

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