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Visual ArtsTue, 17 Oct 2017 17:31

Where Are Native American Voices In Contemporary Art?

"Native voices in the conversation are often put aside, and a lot of times the folks that get the spotlight or the final say are those that are in the higher positions within the field. So it feels like, collectively, what everyone is talking about is this idea of not being heard regularly, not being […]Source:

Visual ArtsTue, 17 Oct 2017 16:28

Lawsuit Charges That Grand Rapids Museum Misused Donor Funds

D. Neal Bremer, a Kalamazoo resident who worked as COO of the GRAM from June 2015 until his termination on June 28 of this year, claims that museum executives regularly misused donor-restricted funds on other expenses, “including general operations expenses,” according to the lawsuit filed on Sept. 22 in the 17th Circuit Court for Kent […]Source:

Visual ArtsTue, 17 Oct 2017 15:31

Under A Cloud, Director Of Amsterdam's Stedelijk Museum Resigns

According to a statement issued by the museum, Beatrix Ruf resigned because of “the speculation in the media in recent weeks which may have an impact on the reputation of the museum.” Her duties will be taken over by the current management team, along with a short-term interim business director.Source:

Visual ArtsTue, 17 Oct 2017 14:05

Smithsonian's Freer And Sackler Galleries Reopen After 18-Month Renovation

"After more than a year and a half of renovation work, the Freer reopened to the public over the weekend, along with a raft of new exhibitions at its partner institution, the subterranean Sackler Gallery to which it is connected by an underground tunnel. With the director of the Freer/Sackler, Julian Raby, set to retire […]Source:

Visual ArtsTue, 17 Oct 2017 13:34

Lost Rodin Turns Up In Small-Town New Jersey

"The art world lost track of acclaimed sculptor Auguste Rodin's bust of Napoleon in the 1930s, but it's apparently been on display for the past 85 years in the most unlikely of places - the council chambers in Madison Borough Hall."Source:

Visual ArtsTue, 17 Oct 2017 12:16

Structure Deemed Too Lewd For Louvre Will Go To Pompidou Centre

The architectural sculpture titled Domestikator was rejected by the Louvre for installation in the Tuileries Gardens because they were thinking of the children: the work was thought too sexually suggestive to be displayed outdoors. (A playground is not far away.) So the work will end up outside the Pompidou Centre instead.Source:

DanceTue, 17 Oct 2017 22:01

Rotoscope - Wher Dance And Interactive Animation Meet

"Taking inspiration from the rotoscope – an early filmmaking device that allowed animators to trace over live-action – the Japanese design group EUPHRATES used an innovative computer algorithm to capture outlines and extract other information from a video of a ballerina, Kurimu Urabe of the Bolshoi, dancing in a ballet studio."Source:

MusicTue, 17 Oct 2017 21:01

Music In The Museum - Plenty Of Upside (And Some Down-)

"When it comes to presenting music, museums aren’t necessarily ahead of the curve. Yes, it’s great that they do it — and they do it a lot. Most of Washington’s major museums present concerts, from the diminutive Kreeger Museum, which fills its central exhibition space with chairs for a small chamber music festival every year […]Source:

MusicTue, 17 Oct 2017 20:31

Are These The Worst Classical Music Album Covers Of All Time?

It's a crowded category, but here are fifteen "covers from hell."Source:

TheatreTue, 17 Oct 2017 19:34

Lin-Manuel Miranda Interviews Stephen Sondheim

Sondheim was one of the first people I told about my idea for a piece about Alexander Hamilton, back in 2008. It was in this townhouse, on the first floor. I’d been hired to write Spanish translations for a Broadway revival of “West Side Story,” and during our first meeting he asked me what I […]Source:

WordsTue, 17 Oct 2017 19:04

Want To Be A Know-It-All? The 'Very Short Introduction' Books Are Here For You

"Some of these books are concise introductions to topics you might later wish to pursue in greater depth: Modern India, say, or Shakespeare's Tragedies. Others, like Teeth, contain pretty much everything the average layperson would ever want or need to know. All of them, however, take their Very Short commitment seriously. The length of each […]Source:

MediaTue, 17 Oct 2017 18:30

The Movie Industry Thinks Rotten Tomatoes Has Ruined Criticism. But Has It?

"The question then becomes, are the scores on Rotten Tomatoes just reflective of the history of criticism, and thus of conventional opinion? Or are the Rotten Tomatoes contributors themselves the critics who prop up these reputations, and thus pave the way for smarter conversations about film online?"Source:

TheatreTue, 17 Oct 2017 18:01

Doing Stand-Up Comedy In East Asia Means Getting Your Act Past The Censors

"In Asia, where a youthful stand-up comedy scene is still developing, comedians in China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia are finding creative ways to tell jokes about sex and politics, while coming up against cultures of censorship and taboos."Source:

DanceTue, 17 Oct 2017 17:02

What Exactly Do We Mean By 'Emerging' Choreographers? (And Should We Just Drop That Word?)

Siobhan Burke: "I can't remember when I first sensed disgruntlement toward the E-word. But in speaking with dancers and choreographers over the years, I've noticed that more often than not it elicits an eye roll, head shake, groan, sigh or shrug of 'whatever that means.'"Source:

MediaTue, 17 Oct 2017 16:03

Weinstein Company Saved From Financial Ruin As Harvey Faces Criminal Charges

"The mini-studio announced Monday that it has entered into an agreement for [Los Angeles billionaire Thomas] Barrack's private equity firm, Colony Capital, to provide a cash infusion to the New York company. ... They have [also] entered a negotiation period for a sale of all or part of the beleaguered firm's assets."Source:

The WorldTue, 17 Oct 2017 15:31

The Getty Leadership Institute - Apply Now for 2018 Programs

Executive Education for Museum Leaders: The Getty Leadership Institute at Claremont Graduate University is now accepting applications for GLI 2018 and NextGen 2018 programs. Join a dynamic and diverse network of over 1,700 alumni from more than 40 countries globally. GLI programs combine online and in-residence learning and address current topics in the museum field. […]Source:

WordsTue, 17 Oct 2017 15:04

Where Did The Idea Of A Mentor Come From? 'The Odyssey' - And Homer's Version Is Wisdom Personified

In fact, Homer's version is literally Wisdom personified - which is to say that it's Athena, goddess of wisdom, appearing to Telemachus in the form of a man named Mentor. Harvard classicist Gregory Nagy talks to The Atlantic about how Homer's Mentor is still relevant today.Source:

TheatreTue, 17 Oct 2017 14:36

Acoustics In Ancient Greek Amphitheatres Aren't Really So Extraordinary: Study

At the famous theatre at Epidaurus, the claim has always been that you could hear a pin dropping or an actor whispering onstage even in the farthest seats. But a team of researchers has done extensive tests there, at Argos and at the Odeon in Athens, and they found that - while these ancient venues […]Source:

MusicTue, 17 Oct 2017 13:18

Does Cincinnati Music Hall's Renovation Hold Any Lessons For Lincoln Center's Geffen Hall?

"A concert hall that was simply too cavernous: hard to sell out and leaving audiences feeling distant from the music. Lobbies that have grown shabby over time. A fortresslike presence, somewhat isolated from the city just outside its doors. These are all problems that Lincoln Center and the New York Philharmonic have been trying to […]Source:

PeopleTue, 17 Oct 2017 13:03

Artist Who Once Nailed Scrotum To Red Square Sets Fire To Bank Of France

"The Russian performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky set fire to an entrance of Bank of France in Paris this weekend. The artist also condemned bankers as the new monarchs in his latest act of political performance art in France, the country that granted him political asylum in May. Pavlensky came to worldwide attention for his previous […]Source:


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