Monday, July 20, 2015

About the Metropolitan Museum’s The Artist Project

Steven Saslow is a consultant and former senior executive at the Blackstone Group, where he was instrumental in developing the firm’s first hedge fund. Since retiring from Blackstone in 2007, Steven Saslow has lent his support to various galleries in the New York area and is a sustaining member of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has served as a beacon in the global arts community for over 145 years. As part of its foundational mission to bring fine arts to the general public, the Metropolitan Museum recently launched The Artist Project, an all-new digital series.

Designed to lift the veil behind artistic inspiration, The Artist Project will bring together more than 100 local, national, and international artists to share their reflections on select Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibitions, ranging from timeless classics and modern installations.

The Artist Project, which kicked off in March 2015, will run for five seasons over the course of a year, providing museum visitors a more personal view of art, what makes it, and why it continues to hold special importance in daily life.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Hiking Lake Placid’s Adirondacks

A consultant for the Blackstone Group in New York, Steven Saslow advises on macro, fixed-income, commodity and emerging market investment strategies. Away from the Blackstone Group, Steven Saslow enjoys the outdoors and hiking through Lake Placid’s Adirondacks.

Home to the 46 High Peaks Wilderness area, the Adirondacks feature summits higher than 4,000 feet. Specifically, the Lake Placid region offers picturesque waterfalls, historic sites, and panoramic views atop its many peaks.

Hikers interested in a memorable water experience may head to High Falls Gorge, where the Ausable River creates 600 feet of cascading waterfalls. Open year-round, the trail, which features a variety of crossing bridges and platforms to reach the destination, allows hikers to set their own pace.

To enjoy a view of the High Peaks, visitors often trek through the south side of Mount Van Hoevenberg. The 4.4-mile path consists of level terrain, until hikers reach the wooded hillside, which requires a simple climb upwards to open ledges. From there, individuals can take in views of the High Peaks to the south.