Americas Society's Fall 2013 Culture Program

Bring Latin American culture to New York! Support our Fall 2013 Visual Arts, Music and Literature programs.
Allie Fleder
New York, New York
United States
1 Team Member

Who We Are - Quienes Somos - Quem Somos

At Americas Society, we are dedicated to strengthening inter-American relationships through culture and public policy programs. As one of the leading presenters of Latin American/Latino culture in New York City, we regularly feature popular and emerging artists and cultural figures throughout the year at art exhibitions (open to the public free of charge!), concerts, bilingual readings, panel discussions, and symposia.

We serve more than 20,000 people in New York City annually, including Hispanic/Latino communities, artists and the cultural community, civic and nonprofit leaders, policymakers, social entrepreneurs, and our members. Our programs offer microphones to the diverse voices of the Americas, and engage wide-ranging audiences around our city. Through webcasting, we are able to carry the exciting intercultural conversations sparked by our events into casas y clases all over the world!

Cultural Agenda: Fall 2013 – Agenda Cultural: Otoño 2013 – Agenda Cultural: Outono 2013

In the Fall of 2013, we will bring a fresh series of Latin American cultural programs to our townhouse.

  • Our Literature program will celebrate Peruvian Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa, dedicating the Fall issue of our magazine, Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas, to the author, and hosting him as well as other important writers like Elena Poniatowska and translators like Edith Grossman.
  • Our Music program will feature “Latin Swing: Jazz & Popular Music from the Americas” and will take concertgoers on a journey around the Americas with exciting artists like Bobby Sanabria (the “Puerto Rican Tito Puente”) and a celebration of Brazilian jazz composer Paulo Moura. We will also showcase opera singers from Argentina’s Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colón and Argentine pianist Guillermo Zarba.
  • Our art gallery will present Chilean artist Cristobal Lehyt with his latest exhibition, “Iris Sheet” which will explore the meeting of dreams and the unconscious through a gigantic site-specific sculpture made of natural wood and drenched in Chilean red wine. The artist's work was recently acquired by the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

Why Crowdfunding? – ¿Por qué Crowdfunding? – Por que Crowdfunding?

As a nonprofit organization, Americas Society's mission and programs have always benefitted from the generous support of our community. Since our founding in 1965, our doors have been open to the public to promote important intercultural dialogue on the Americas. Funding for our programs allows us to continue to bring established and developing artists from Latin American and the western hemisphere to New York City to contribute to that exchange.

We see crowdfunding as a way to share our programs and passion for the culture of the Americas and engage a wide new global audience and a new community of patrons, both here in New York City and around the globe. 

Other Ways to Contribute - Otras Formas de Contribuir - Outras Formas de Contribuir

If you are unable to contribute financially and you have an interest in the inter-American cultural exchange, please share our campaign link with friends or on your favorite social media sites!

And of course, it’s never too late to become an Americas Society Member, which grants an exciting range of exclusive benefits, including free access to our cultural programs, member-rate access to our public-policy programs, and opportunities to engage with cultural figures, policy makers, and opinion leaders from across the Americas.       

¡Gracias por su apoyo! Obrigado pelo seu apoio!

We rely on support from people like you, and we look forward to welcoming you at our home this Fall for our Culture Program!

Credit in our Video: C4 Trío, "Zumba que Zumba," 2012.


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  • $5USD
    We Appreciate Your Support!

    With your generous help, we'll be able to bring Latin American culture to New York City.

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  • $10USD
    ¡Muchísimas gracias!

    Thank you for your contribution! Your name will appear in our end-of-season video as an official supporter of our Fall 2013 Culture Program.

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    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $25USD
    One-month Membership

    Receive a membership at the $100 "Supporting" level during September 2013 -- the opening month of our Fall Culture Program. Enjoy free admission for the month to our concerts, art and literature programs, as well as exclusive access to afterparty receptions with the featured artists—among many other benefits!

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  • $50USD
    Argentine Opera Concert

    Two tickets for a concert on November 4, 2013 at Americas Society with opera singers from Argentina’s Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colón as well as access for two to the members-only reception with the musicians following the event.

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  • $60USD
    Bobby Sanabria Concert

    Two tickets for a Bobby Sanabria concert on October 15, 2013 at Americas Society as well as access for two to the members-only reception with the musician following the event.

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    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $75USD
    Talk With Mario Vargas Llosa

    One of 25 pre-sale tickets to a certain-to-be-sold-out program at Americas Society with Peruvian Nobel Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa on the evening of November 7, 2013. The author will be in conversation with renowned critic John King and will discuss topics relating to literature, journalism, and culture, and reflect on Vargas Llosa’s body of work.

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  • $100USD
    Elena Poniatowska Book Signing

    A signed copy of Mexican novelist and journalist Elena Poniatowska’s historical novel “Leonora” and two tickets to a conversation at Americas Society on September 12, 2013 between Poniatowska and author Michael Schuessler on literature and culture.

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  • $200USD
    VIP Pass to Pinta New York

    VIP access to one of New York City’s most prestigious art fairs. The first five donors at this level will receive a VIP pass for the 2013 New York Pinta Art Fair, the Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art Exhibition (Nov 14-17, 2013). The pass—a $250 value!—will grant access to the purchaser and a guest to the VIP opening party and other exclusive events throughout the weekend.

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    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $500USD
    Dedicate a Song

    Opera singers from Argentina’s Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colón will dedicate a song to your significant other at their November 4, 2013 evening concert at Americas Society. The purchaser and guest will be personally introduced to the musicians following the show by Americas Society’s Music Director, and will have access to the members-only reception following the concert.

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  • $1,000USD
    Opening Passes & Membership

    Invites for you and four guests to the VIP exhibition preview and reception of Cristobal Lehyt's “Iris Sheet" as well as a one-year $1000 “Donor” level Americas Society membership, which includes exclusive invitations for the member and a guest to all of our concerts, art and literature programs; exclusive access to VIP events, previews and receptions with the featured artists—among many other benefits!

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    Private Concert

    Private concert in your New York City home by Argentinean composer and pianist Guillermo Zarba. (Note: Purchaser must have piano; date to be agreed upon with musician.)

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    Signed Print & Private Tour

    Limited edition, signed exhibition-specific monotype print from Chilean artist Cristobal Lehyt, whose work was recently acquired by the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Additionally, you and ten friends will enjoy a private tour by the artist of “Iris Sheet,” his Fall 2013 exhibition at Americas Society. The tour will be followed by a reception for your group in the David Rockefeller Atrium outside the gallery.

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    Friend of the Visual Arts

    Your name/logo will be featured in: AS’s Fall 2013 art gallery exhibition credits; our exhibition invitation (7,000 households); our e-vites (10,000 individuals); our exhibition website (780,000 page views/year); AS’s Fall 2013 Season Cultural Events Calendar (5,000 households); Fall 2013 culture poster outside our NY office. You will also be acknowledged at the VIP exhibition preview; public exhibition opening; exhibition-related public programs. *Contributor subject to review by AS.

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