The Vilcek Foundation aims to raise public awareness of the contributions of immigrants to the sciences, arts, and culture in the United States. The Foundation was established in 2000 by Jan and Marica Vilcek, immigrants from the former Czechoslovakia. The mission of the Foundation was inspired by the couple’s respective careers in biomedical science and art history, as well as their personal experiences and appreciation for the opportunities offered them as newcomers to the United States. The Foundation achieves its mission through hosting immigrant artists and performers at their gallery space in New York City, awarding the annual Vilcek Prizes in the biomedical sciences and the arts and humanities, and sponsoring programs such as the Hawaii International Film Festival.
Rick Kinsel’s Gone MAD!
The Museum of Arts and Design will honor our very own Rick Kinsel at their annual Visionaries! Awards gala, for his leadership and creativity in the field of design. Congratulations, Rick!
Aloha! Read about the New American Filmmakers from the 33rd annual Hawaii International Film Festival and browse exclusive interviews and photos.
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