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June 18th, 2020

The Blavatnik Family Foundation is supporting the fight against COVID-19 locally, nationally and around the world. [...]

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March 15th, 2023

The Blavatnik Archive is excited to introduce its 2023 fellows. These five scholars come from different disciplines, from history to theater studies. They will be working with a wide variety of materials in the Archive’s collections—from postcards and photographs to video testimonies to theater reviews to military propaganda leaflets—to advance their current projects and explore new research directions. [...]

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March 13th, 2023

On March 9th, the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction announced the shortlist for its 25th anniversary Winner of Winners award. All the books in the shortlist have won the Prize in the past but only one book will be named a Winner of Winners. The Winner of Winners will be announced at an event at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh on April 27th. Listen in as host, Razia Iqbal talks to judges Jason Cowley and Sarah Churchwell about which books they chose and what the process has been like so far. This podcast is generously supported by the Blavatnik Family Foundation. [...]

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March 9th, 2023

The new musical, Illinois by Jackie Sibblies Drury, Justin Peck, and Sufjan Stevens will make its world premiere at the Fisher Center at Bard. The music-theatre work, proudly supported by Emily Blavatnik and the Blavatnik Family Foundation, will be a part of the 20th anniversary season. Premiering June 23-July 2, the work is based on Sufjan Stevens’ 2005 concept album of the same name. Tony-winning choreographer, Justin Peck will direct and choreograph the work. The story by Peck and Pulitzer winner Jackie Sibblies Drury, explores the album's portrayal of the American heartland. [...]

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