A LEGACY OF GRACE Exhibition at The Forbes Galleries

Le Ballets de Monte-CarloThis February, New Yorkers are invited to celebrate the cultural heritage of the Principality. From February 11through March 31, 2012, this free exhibition will showcase Monaco’s unique cultural heritage and Princess Grace’s exceptional contribution to the arts through photos, videos, ballet costumes, including…

— A pictorial journey of Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo comprising photographs as seen through the eyes of renowned news photo-journalist Marie-Laure de Decker and Monaco-born art photographer Silas Shabelewska.
— Original costumes from the company’s rendition ofRomeo and Juliet
Video recordings of Les Ballet's history, productions and dancers. 
— Rare footage and photographs highlight Princess Grace’s enduring patronage of culture and the arts and her rich legacy of support of promising artists in this collection of the Princess Grace Foundation-USA's 30-year history.

(The Forbes Galleries, 62 Fifth Avenue @ West 12th Street, www.forbesgalleries.com 
Ph 212 206 5548

The Forbes Galleries will be concurrently hosting two other exhibitions:

Now through March 17, 2012 - International Art Jewelry: 1895-1925 includes about 200 pieces of jewelry and a few decorative arts objects that illustrate the connection between jewelry and decorative arts in this time period. The collection shows the global interest in art jewelry at the time and the relationship of jewelry from different countries through pieces from the Arts and Crafts Movement in both Great Britain and the United States, the German and Austrian Jugendstil (Young Style) Movement, Art Nouveau in France, Belgium and the United States, Scandinavian Skonvirke, Italian Stile Liberty, and more.

February 17 to April 28, 2012 - Patricia Watwood: Myths and Individuals features thirty figurative paintings. Watwood belongs to the emerging school of Contemporary Classical artists, an international group of young painters who are trained in traditional academic techniques and use representational imagery. Watwood’s subjects are mythology, allegory, and portraiture.