Remembering the Artist: Robert De Niro, Sr. (Film and Discussion)

Robert De Niro, Sr. was part of the celebrated New York School of artists who enjoyed success in his early career during the 1940s and 50s in New York City. But the art market of post-war France offered little opportunity for De Niro. He returned to the United States and continued to paint in relative obscurity. He found solace writing about his hopes and dreams in his journals and poems, hoping that one day his work would be rediscovered. Finally, his dreams were realized, orchestrated by the man who knew him best—his son, the actor, Robert De Niro. A presentation of "New Views: Documentaries and Dialogue," made possible by generous donations from Leonard Lauder and Jane and Michael Eisner.

Festival: 2014

Watch and Listen: Arts

What is the role of design in addressing climate change and social fragmentation? Landscape architect Kate Orff of... See more
Song is an art form that is memorialized in a moment, draws on threads from the past, and grows in power as its message... See more
The Poetry Jam Session brings together some of the nation’s leading young poets for a spirited 80-minutes of cross-... See more
What possibilities unfurl when a symphony reaches Skid Row? How does music create healing on a street corner? Los... See more
Creative expression takes many forms. Through history, art has provoked a range of feelings: emotion, empathy, fear,... See more
Join Damian Woetzel, incoming president of the Juilliard School, for an interactive breakfast interview led by Eric Liu... See more

Pages