Archive for the ‘Arts & Culture’ Category

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (July 21-27, 2014)

Monday, July 28th, 2014

ARTS & CULTURE

Corcoran Gallery critics to present case against breakup deal in court; Opponents of the reorganization of the Corcoran Gallery of Art will be allowed to present their case against the deal in court.” By David Montgomery. Washington Post. July 22, 2014.
Related story:
Foes of Corcoran Takeover Plan Gain in Court.” New York Times. July 22, 2014.

Revenue, labor woes have Met Opera singing the blues; Its high-def theater broadcasts fail to boost the company’s sluggish finances.” By Theresa Agovino. Crains New York Business. July 21, 2014.
Related stories:
Metropolitan Opera Leader Warns of Lockout; Peter Gelb Set a Likely Date of Aug. 1 in Letter to Union Employees.” Wall Street Journal. July 24, 2014.
Met Opera Prepares to Lock Out Workers.” New York Times. July 24, 2014.
Labor Conflict May Lock Out Met Opera Workers.” All Things Considered/National Public Radio. July 24, 2014.
Orchestra Faults Met Chief’s Record as a Lockout Looms.” New York Times. July 26, 2014.
War Of Words At Met Opera May Signal Shutdown.” Morning Edition/National Public Radio. July 26, 2014.

When a Museum’s Big Dreams Prove Too Ambitious.” By Patricia Cohen. New York Times. July 23, 2014.

New York City Asks Cultural Groups to Help Enhance Municipal IDs.” By Robin Pogrebin. New York Times. July 24, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (July 14-20, 2014)

Monday, July 21st, 2014

ARTS & CULTURE

A Dose of Common Sense for Detroit; Selling the DIA’s collection isn’t a sure bet.” By Eric Gibson. Wall Street Journal. July 16, 2014.
Related story:
Detroit Museum Raises Nearly $27 Million to Help Stave Off Sale.” Wall Street Journal. July 17, 2014.

South Carolina: Museum Site Chosen.” New York Times/Associated Press. July 16, 2014.

Two New York Museums Come Together to Throw Block Parties; Museum of the City of New York and El Museo del Barrio Want to Attract Locals and Tourists.” By Pia Catton. Wall Street Journal. July 17, 2014.

Family Behind Hobby Lobby Has New Project: Bible Museum.” By Alan Rappeport. New York Times. July 17, 2014.

A Treasure House of Yiddish Prepares to Close.” By Corey Kilgannon. New York Times. July 17, 2014.

Exit Roils Supporters of Women’s Theater.” By Felicia R. Lee. New York Times. July 17, 2014.

Aspen Art Museum Readies New Building; The relocation to a new building illustrates growing clout and ambition.” By Kelly Crow. Wall Street Journal. July 18, 2014.

The Future of Opera; Why it isn’t bound for extinction.” By Terry Teachout. Wall Street Journal. July 18, 2014.

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Virginia: $12 Million Gift for Restoration.” New York Times/Associated Press. July 18, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (July 7-13, 2014)

Monday, July 14th, 2014

ARTS & CULTURE

A Critic at Large: Stones and Bones: Visiting the 9/11 memorial and museum.” By Adam Gopnik. New Yorker. July 7, 2014

Not Over Till Overtime’s Due? Met Labor Strife Bares Secrets.” By Michael Cooper. New York Times. July 7, 2014.

Detroit Art Valued at Up to $4.6 Billion; New Value Is Sharp Increase Over Previous Estimate and Could Cause Problems for City in Bankruptcy Court.” By Matthew Dolan. Wall Street journal. July 10, 2014.

Elon Musk promises $1 million for Tesla museum.” By Doug Gross, CNN. July 13, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (June 30-July 6, 2014)

Monday, July 7th, 2014

ARTS & CULTURE

New York Public Library Looks at Innovative Models for Renovation; $300 Million Plan Will Open Landmark Building to Teachers and Students.” By Jennifer Maloney. Wall Street Journal. June 30, 2014.

Charity tied to council speaker quadruples its funding; A charity founded and represented by Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito’s campaign consultant got a major funding increase this year.” By Chris Bragg. Crain’s New York Business. July 2, 2014.

“A Mixed Bill at the Metropolitan Opera.” By Jennifer Maloney. Wall Street Journal. July 2, 2014.

Lincoln Center’s New President: On the Job, Through Every Meal; Why Jed Bernstein hasn’t eaten at home in 5 months.” By Jennifer Maloney. Wall Street Journal. July 3, 2014

Suit Seeks to Block Corcoran Takeover.” By Randy Kennedy. New York Times. July 3, 2014.

Paris Court Rejects Guggenheim Descendants’ Claim Over Venice Palazzo.” By Doreen Carvajal. New York Times. July 3, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (June_23-29, 2014)

Monday, June 30th, 2014

ARTS & CULTURE

Journal Reports: Orchestras Welcome Older Musicians; Across the U.S., Ensembles Are Forming for Older Players—Seasoned or Not.” By Julie Halpert. Wall Street Journal. June 22, 2014.

Museum Review: The Harmony of Liberty; National Center for Civil and Human Rights Opens in Atlanta.” By Edward Rothstein. New York Times. June 22, 2014.

The Real Drama at the Met: Labor Talks Turn Bitter at Metropolitan Opera.” Opi-ed. New York Times. June 23. 2014.
Related story:
Metropolitan Opera Offices Vandalized, Police and Company Say.” New York Times. June 26, 2014.
A Modern Opera: Fat Unions May Kill the Fat Lady; Chorus members get extra pay if they wear their costumes at any break, including lunch, and for costume fittings.” Opinion. Wall Street Journal. June 27, 2014.

Museums: Much-moved alternative arts program finds long-term home on U Street corridor.” By Lonnae O’Neal Parker. Washington Post. June 24, 2014.

Restoring the Ruins: Maintaining the integrity of the destruction.” By Lee Rosenbaum. Wall Street Journal. June 24, 2014.

George Lucas Shifts Museum Plan to Chicago.” By Randy Kennedy. New York Times. June 25, 2014.

Great Art Behind Bars: When Horace Greeley proclaimed, ‘Go West, young man,’ he should have been thinking of the fine arts.” By Willard Spiegelman. Wall Street Journal. June 25, 2014.

Corcoran maneuvers to keep its art from leaving the area.” By David Montgomery. Washington Post. June 27, 2014.

In 39th season, Opera Theater of St. Louis shows good health, new work.” By Anne Midgette. Washington Post. June 28, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (June 16-22, 2014)

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

ARTS & CULTURE

Giving Life to Central Park Zoo, One Donation at a Time.” By Andy Newman. New York Times. June 16, 2014.

Museum Power Squabble Borders on the Surreal; Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami Is in Turmoil.” By Sean McCaughan and Patricia Cohen. New York Times. June 16, 2014.

Met Opera General Manager Earned $1.8 Million in 2012; Disclosure of Salary Comes as Union Members Are Asked to Take 16 % Pay Cut.” By Jennifer Maloney. Wall Street Journal. June 17, 2014.

The Redesign of a Design Museum; Renovating the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum.” By Robin Pogrebin. New York Times. June 17, 2014.

Ghetto Film School debuts in L.A., David O. Russell on board of directors.” By Jim Easterhouse. Los Angeles Times. June 17, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (June 9-15, 2014)

Monday, June 16th, 2014

ARTS & CULTURE

Big Three Automakers Pledge $26 Million to Help Save Detroit’s Art; Fund Drive Under Way to Prevent Collection From Being Sold During City’s Bankruptcy Case.” By Matthew Dolan. Wall Street Journal. June 9, 2014,
Related story:
Detroit’s Big Three Toss $26 Million Into Pot For ‘Grand Bargain’.” All Things Considered/National Public Radio. June 9, 2014.

Frick Seeks to Expand Beyond Jewel-Box Spaces.” By Robin Pogrebin. New York Times. June 10, 2014.
Related story:
Save the Frick Collection.” Op-ed. New York Times. June 13, 2014.

“Academy Museum Struggling to Recover.” By Randy Kennedy. New York Times. June 10, 2014.

Intersection for the Arts at a fiscal crossroads.” By Robert Hurwitt.” San Francisco Chronicle. June 11, 2014.

Arts & Entertainment: Are Museums Selling Out? Luxury brands are increasingly using museum exhibits as marketing tools, raising questions about what is art.” By Ellen Gamerman. Wall Street Journal. June 12, 2014.

Arts & Entertainment: A Dereliction of Duty.” By Timothy Rub. Wall Street Journal. June 11, 2014.

Galaxy of S.F. leaders joins forces to woo George Lucas museum.” By Marisa Lagos. San Francisco Chronicle. June 14, 2014.
Related story:
Los Angeles makes bid for George Lucas museum.” Los Angeles Times. June 14, 2014.

San Jose Rep: What went wrong?” By Karen D’Souza. San Jose Mercury-News. June 15, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (June 2-8, 2014)

Monday, June 9th, 2014

ARTS & CULTURE

Visitors Fault Sept. 11 Museum’s Portrayal of Islam.” By Sharon Otterman. New York Times. June 2, 2014.
Related story:
Museums: The 9/11 Memorial Museum doesn’t just display artifacts, it ritualizes grief on a loop.” Washington Post. June 7, 2014.

Library Reveals Details and Costs of Upgrade Plan.” By Robin Pogrebin. New York Times. June 2, 2014.

Delaware Art Museum’s Planned Sale of Homer Work Draws Ire; Disposing of Some Works to Pay Off Debt Opens Institution Up to Possible Sanctions.” By Scott Calvert and Kelly Crow. Wall Street Journal. June 4, 2014.

Finding Inspiration for a Civil Rights Museum.” By Emily Brennan. New York Times. June 4, 2014.

Museums: Hirshhorn Museum selects Melissa Chiu to be new director.” By Lonnae O’Neal Parker. Washington Post. June 6, 2016.
Related story:
Asia Society Museum Director to Lead Hirshhorn.” New York Times. June 6, 2014.

Detroit moves to shield museum’s art from creditors.” By Joe Guillen. USA Today/ Detroit Free Press. June 6, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (May 26-June 2, 2014)

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

ARTS & CULTURE

Urban Gardner: William Louis-Dreyfus Has an Uncommon Eye for Art; Father of Julia Louis-Dreyfus Is Donating Much of His Collection to Harlem Children’s Zone.” By Ralph Gardner Jr. Wall Street Journal. May 27, 2014.

Kirkus unveils three $50,000 book prizes.” By Ron Charles. Washington Post. May 28, 2014.
Related story:
Kirkus Announces 3 New $50,000 Prizes for Literature.” By Leslie Kaufman. New York Times. May 29, 2014.

9/11 Museum Takes Action on Criticisms; After Complaints, Gift-Shop Items to Get Closer Scrutiny From Victims’ Relatives.” By Jennifer Maloney. Wall Street Journal. May 28, 2014.

Long Island Living History Village Will Be Home to Military Armor Museum; Old Bethpage Village Restoration Needs Visitors; U.S. Military Armor Museum Didn’t Want Industrial Space.” By Joseph De Avila. Wall Street Journal. May 28, 2014.

New Appraisal of Detroit Institute Art Collection Is Underway.” By Randy Kennedy. New York Times. May 30, 2014.

Kennedy Center performances cap 50th season for Boston, Pennsylvania ballets.” By Rebecca Ritzel. Washington Post. June 1, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (May 19-25, 2014)

Monday, May 26th, 2014

ARTS & CULTURE

Survivors, families outraged over 9/11 museum gift shop.” By Jasmine Bailey. Atlanta Journal-Constitution. May 19, 2014.

Will Elon Musk fund a Nikola Tesla museum?” By Elizabeth Landau. CNN. May 19, 2014.

San Diego rides again.” By Anne Midgette. Washington Post. May 20, 2014.
Related story:
San Diego Opera Raises Money to Remain Open.” New York Times. May 20, 2014.

$5 Million Gift to Endow Director’s Position at Brooklyn Museum.” By Allan Kozinn. New York Times. May 20, 2014.

Met Plans a Gut Renovation of Its Modern Wing.” By Robi;n Pogrebin. New York Times. May 20, 2014.

North Miami Fights to Keep Its Art Museum.” By Patricia Cohen. New York Times. May 20, 2014.

National Gallery of Art receives 62 rare works from Mellon family.” By Lonnae O’Neal Parker. Washington Post. May 23, 2014.
Related story:
The National Gallery takes possession.” Washington Post. May 24, 2014..

Dance Veterans Join Forces for the Betterment of Ballet.” By Allan Kozinn. New York Times. May 23, 2014.

El Museo del Barrio Gala Celebrates a New Direction; Recent Choppy Waters Seemed Behind the Museum’s Supporters at Its Gala.” By Rebecca Bratburd. Wall Street Journal. May 24, 2014.