Raymond Lau
 
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Food is by far my favorite pasttime. I have an entire page dedicated to that under the EAT link. Other than being an epicure, art is my other noteworthy pursuit. In terms of charity, that is a developing area but my institutions of focus are detailed below.

Art

I am a proud supporter of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Boston's Museum of Fine Arts. New York's Museum of Modern Art is also a regular destination of mine.

Generally, I am a fan of modern and contemporary art, approximately from Impressionism onwards. My favorite artists include Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, and David Hockney. The two most memorable exhibits I have ever attended were Monet in the Twentieth Century (MFA Boston) and Matisse-Picasso (MoMA New York).

In terms of collecting, I am a budding collector of prints and multiples by modern masters. In my experience, unless you are buying works from emerging artists, I find that the auction houses are much more reasonable than galleries for this pursuit. I regularly follow the major semi-annual U.S. and London prints and multiples actions held at Christie's, Sotheby's, Bonhams & Butterfields, and Swann Galleries.

Charity

I have been a long time supporter of my alma matter, MIT, particarly the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research. The KI's theme of combining engineering with biology is very compelling. They can do a better job talking about it than I can, so I will leave it at that. I am also a supporter of the Massachusetts General Hospital.