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Latest Arts & Stage News
$320M capital campaign complete for Ohio art museum
CLEVELAND (AP) ? An Ohio art museum says it has completed a $320 million capital campaign that paid for its years long expansion from 389,000 square feet to 588,000 square feet.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 06:11:02 -0400
Sparrow & Wolf Will Not Open in the Arts District
Brian Howard fans, you?ll have to wait longer to dine at a restaurant from the former chef at Comme Ca at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Howard planned to open Sparrow & Wolf in the former home of The Attic in the Arts District. Howard planned to open Harvest & Larder and Grazing Pig Charcuterie with Corey Nyman in the space dubbed the Arts District Plaza.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:00:03 -0400
Classical City: Bringing Classical Music to Middle School
Carnegie Hall's Ensemble Connect holds a special interactive performance for a middle school in Saratoga Springs, NY.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:25:48 -0400
Feces, swastikas for Trump at Mexico Caricature Museum
Donald Trump has been such a well of inspiration for cartoonists that a gallery is dedicated to the Republican presidential candidate at Mexico City's Caricature Museum. By calling Mexican migrants criminals and rapists, and vowing to deport millions back to their homeland, he has inspired a plethora of cartoonists from Mexico and other nations who contributed to the exhibit. Among the cartoonists, there are some recurring themes: the bouffant hair, brick walls, fresh feces and Nazi symbols.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 07:03:48 -0400
Barcelona's Picasso Museum fetes WWI Cubism survival
Barcelona's Picasso Museum unveiled an exhibition on "Cubism and War" on Thursday depicting how one of the most influential artistic styles of the 20th century survived World War I. Born around 1907 with Picasso's ground-breaking painting "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon", Cubism could have run out of steam during the conflict as the Spanish artist and others who had settled in Paris suffered shortages and destruction. "The movement had hardly begun and it could have been cut off by the war but they kept it alive, they didn't let it get frozen and die," curator Christopher Green told AFP.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 05:38:23 -0400
How Architecture Master Frank Gehry Is Giving Back to Watts
The renowned architect behind downtown's Walt Disney Concert Hall has signed on pro bono to build a 50,000-square-foot campus for the Children's Institute International, a social services organization for kids affected by violence.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0400
Taylor Swift-Curated Museum Exhibit Coming to New York City
The exhibit has expanded since premiering in 2014 at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:45 -0400
Finnish government drops Guggenheim museum plans: PM
HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finland's center-right government has dropped plans to help build a Guggenheim museum in Helsinki with state funding, Prime Minister Juha Sipila said on Wednesday. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation has proposed a museum for Helsinki, like those that grace New York, Bilbao and Venice. But one of Finland's three co-ruling parties last month opposed the state covering 40 million euros ($44 million) of its building costs. ...
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:08:15 -0400
Iraqi artist warns of 'scenario of destruction'
Acclaimed Iraqi artist Dia Al-Azzawi, who exhibits almost 550 of his works in Qatar this week, says his country faces a bleak future and the assault on Mosul is "a scenario of destruction". "I am the cry, who will give voice to me?" showcases paintings, sculptures and drawings for the next six months across two Doha museums. It is potentially the largest ever solo exhibition by an Arab artist and is the first major retrospective of Al-Azzawi's work.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 15:55:51 -0400
Rome 'decorum cops' remove mural showing pope as graffiti artist
A larger-than-life mural showing Pope Francis as a sneaky graffiti artist painting peace signs on a wall near the Vatican was taken down by Rome's "decorum cops" on Wednesday just hours after it went up. The mural showed the pope on a step ladder playing a game of tic-tac-toe by painting circular peace signs in place of zeros as a Swiss Guard in a billowing uniform acts as a lookout against witnesses or police. Street artist Mauro Pallotta, who signs his work "Maupal", painted it on paper in his studio and pasted it up with glue and lacquer on a corner near the Vatican overnight.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 10:43:06 -0400
"Critics complained it wasn't opera, it wasn't a musical. You give someone something delicious to eat and they complain because they have no name for it."
- Rouben Mamoulian, on Porgy and Bess