Archive for the ‘Arts & Culture’ Category

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (September 21-28, 2014)

Monday, September 29th, 2014

ARTS & CULTURE

NY Culture: The Met Set to Cut Millions; Peter Gelb Looks to Trim $11.25 Million From Budget.” By Jennifer Maloney. Wall Street Journal. September 22, 2014.

Protesters: Opera Is ‘Anti-Semitic’; More Than 1,000 Protest the Met’s Production of ‘The Death of Klinghoffer’.” By Jennifer Maloney. Wall Street Journal September 23, 2014.
Related story:
At Met’s Opening Night, Protesting a Production.” New York Times. September 2, 2014.

The Facts of Oklahoma City: The clear focus of the exhibits is on the victims and the aftermath.” By Mark Yost. Wall Street Journal. September 23, 2014.

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Cancels Concerts.” By Allan Kozinn. New York Times. September 23, 2014.
Related story:
The Atlanta Symphony Lockout Continues, Musicians Picket On Peachtree Street.” By Adam Ragusea. Weekend Edition Sunday/National Public Radio. September 28, 2014.

What’s next for San Jose Rep’s theater?” By Karen D’Souza. San Jose Mercury-News. September 23, 2014,

The Case of the Satanic Philanthropist.” By Terry Teachout. Wall Street Journal. September 26, 2014.

Natural History museum gets $5M for teachers; The money from the federal grant goes to the American Museum of Natural History’s Masters of Arts in Teaching program.” Crain’s New York Business/Associated Press. September 26, 2014.

Stanford Opens a Museum Highlighting American Art; The Anderson Collection, the university’s new museum, focuses on American art; An interview with the collectors.” By Alexandra Wolfe. Wall Street Journal. September 26, 2014.

“‘An empty tomb’: Former Corcoran staffers hold ‘funeral’ for museum staircase of the 19th century Corcoran Gallery of art building.” By Maura Judkis. Washington Post. September 28, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (September 15-21, 2014)

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

ARTS & CULTURE

Museum to Hone Image of the P.R. Profession.” By Christine Haughney. New York Times. September 15, 2014.

New Director Brings Fresh Eyes to Dia; Jessica Morgan on Artists She Has Her Eye On.” By Eben Shapiro. Wall Street Journal. September 17, 2014.

Trustees Endorse Plan to Sell Land Beneath Branch of Brooklyn Library.” By Tatiana Schlossberg. New York Times. September 17, 2014.

Muni ID to give free membership to these culture orgs; Individuals who sign up for the city’s new municipal ID next year will be offered a free basic membership to some of the best cultural institutions in the five boroughs, according to sources.” By Theresa Agovino. Crain’s New York Business. September 18, 2014

Labor War Over, Met’s Operatic Army Mobilizes; The Met Prepares for Opening Night.” By Michael Cooper. New York Times. 9-19-14.
Related story:

Book Review: ‘Grand Opera’ by Charles Affron and Mirella Jona Affron; The Met was founded because the boxes for socialites at the Academy of Music were full.” By Joseph Horowitz. Wall Street Journal. September 20, 2014.
“The Met Opera Stands Firm: ‘The Death of Klinghoffer’ Must Go On
.” Editorial. New York Times. September 20, 2014.
Metropolitan Opera, with new contract, gears up for season that nearly wasn’t.” By Anne Midgette. Washington Post. September 21, 2014.

Tenement Museum keeps memories alive; The Lower East Side museum is boosting its fundraising.” By Theresa Agovino. Crain’s New York Business. September 19, 2014.

Boston overdue for a proper opera house.” By Jeremy Eichler. Boston Globe. September 21, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (September 8-14, 2014)

Monday, September 15th, 2014

ARTS & CULTURE

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Locks Out Its Players, Again.” By Michael Cooper. New York Times. September 8, 2014.

Bloomberg Philanthropies Gives Museums $17 million Push Toward Digital; Brooklyn Museum and American Museum of Natural History to Receive Funding.” By Jennifer Maloney. Wall Street Journal. September 8, 2014.

Brooklyn Museum’s Longtime Director Plans to Retire; Arnold Lehman to Step Down From His Post.” By Carol Vogel. New York Times. September 10, 2014.

Met Museum unveils David Koch $65M plaza; The outdoor space in front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art was christened the David H. Koch Plaza after the billionaire, who funded the renovation of the four-block area on Fifth Avenue.” By Theresa Agovino. Crain’s New York Business. September 10, 2014.

Metropolitan Opera Eliminates Administrative Jobs; Met Cuts 22 Administrative Workers, or 9% of Its Nonunion Staff.” By Jennifer Maloney. Wall Street Journal. September 13, 2014.
Related story:
Met Opera Cuts 22 Nonunion Jobs, Mainly Through Layoffs.” By Michael Cooper. New York Times. September 13, 2014.

Hobby Lobby’s Steve Green has big plans for his Bible museum in Washington.” By Michelle Boorstein. Washington Post. September 14, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (September 1-7, 2014)

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

ARTS & CULTURE

Amid Choruses of Despair, an Aria of Hope; San Diego Opera Downsizes to Survive.” By Adam Nagourney. New York Times. September 1, 2014.

Detroit to Face Creditors as Bankruptcy Trial Kicks Off; City to Defend Cost-Cutting Plan in Trial Expected to Last Weeks.” By Matthew Dolan. Wall Street Journal. September 2, 2014.
Related story:
Detroit Bankruptcy Battle Begins In Federal Court.” Morning Edition/National Public Radio. September 2, 2014.
Detroit Municipal Bankruptcy Trial Begins; City’s Presentation Could be Finished as Early as Last Week in September.” Wall Street Journal. September 3, 2014.
Detroit’s Fiscal Future Rests With A Federal Judge.” By Quinn Klinefelter. All Things Considered/National Public Radio. September 3, 2014.
Lawyers Spar Over Viability of Detroit Bankruptcy Plan at Trial.” By Matthew Dolan. Wall Street Journal. September 4, 2014.
The Fine Art Of Pricing Detroit’s Collection.” By Elizabeth Blair. All Things Considered/National Public Radio. September 4, 2014.
The Bankruptcy of Detroit and the Division of America.” Huffington Post. September 6, 2014.

Neighborhood theaters buck trend to stay alive.” By C.W. Nevius. San Francisco Chronicle. September 2, 2014.

The Story of Guns in America: Celebrating the 200th Birthday of Gunmaker: Samuel Colt.” By Mark Yost. Wall Street Journal. September 3, 2014.

Think Tank to Ponder a Future for Ballet; New Center at N.Y.U. Focuses on Dance and the Arts.” By Michael Cooper. New York Times. September 3, 2014.

Atlanta Orchestra Leaders Make a Plea for Musicians During Labor Talks; Robert Spano Writes to Board of Atlanta Symphony.” By Michael Cooper. New York Times. September 6, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (August 25-31, 2014)

Monday, September 1st, 2014

ARTS & CULTURE

Detroit Mum on Proposal to Use Its Art as Collateral.” By Mary Williams Walsh. New York Times. August 27, 2014
Related story:
Motown’s rescue could rest on precious oils.” Times of London (UK). August 28, 2014.

“Spiralling Tensions at Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture School.” By Robin Pogrebin. New York Times. August 28, 2014.

“$13.2 Million in Gifts for the Minnesota Orchestra.” By Allan Kozinn. New York Times. August 28, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (August 18-24, 2014)

Monday, August 25th, 2014

ARTS & CULTURE

Metropolitan Opera and Two Unions Pass Deadline for Lockout.” By Michael Cooper. New York Times. August 18, 2014.
Related stories:
Met Opera Tentatively Settles With 2 Major Unions.” All Things Considered/National Public Radio. August 18, 2014.
New York’s Met Opera Reaches Deals With Singers, Orchestra Members; Agreement Is Significant Step Toward Resolving Labor Strife Rocking Company for Months.” New York Times. August 19, 2014.
In Surprise Finale at Metropolitan Opera’s Labor Talks, Both Sides Agree to Cuts; A tentative deal was reached Monday in negotiations between the Metropolitan Opera and the unions representing its orchestra and chorus.” New York Times. August 19, 2014.
Met Opera wrings pay cuts from unions; Tentative deals with two of the opera’s largest unions include a 5% compensation reduction in the first year, less than the 17% they had hoped for.” Crain’s New York Business. August 19, 2014.
Metropolitan Opera Contracts Give Unions a Voice in Decisions.” Wall Street Journal. August 21, 2014.
Metropolitan Opera Clears Last Major Hurdle in Labor Talks.New York Times. August 21, 2014.
The Metropolitan Opera’s Peter Gelb: A High-Stakes Gambler Who Doesn’t Walk Away; Company’s General Manager Made a Name for Himself by Betting on Big Projects.” By Jennifer Maloney. Wall Street Journal. August 23, 2014.
“Metropolitan Opera Reaches Settlement With Last Unions.” New York Times. August 23, 2014.

Judge approves Corcoran Gallery of Art plan to partner with National gallery, GWU.” By David Montgomery and Maura Judkis. Washington Post. August 19, 2014.
Related stories:
Judge Clears Way for Corcoran Takeover.” New York Times. August 19, 2014.
Admission to the Corcoran Gallery of Art is now free.” Washington Post. August 23, 2014.

Amistad America to go into receivership.” By Mark Zaretsky. New Haven Register. August 21, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (August 11-17, 2014)

Monday, August 18th, 2014

ARTS & CULTURE

Met’s Labor Woes Divide Opera Fans as Well as Participants.” By Michael Cooper. New York Times. August 11, 2014.

Boston’s prominence in medicine, music isn’t an accident; Doctors of music.” By Christoph Westphal. Boston Globe. August 11, 2014.

As Museums Try To Make Ends Meet, ‘Deaccession’ Is The Art World’s Dirty Word.” All Things Considered/National Public Radio. August 11, 2014.

The Corcoran Should Remain Intact. Here’s Why.” By Philip Kennicott. Washington Post. August 11, 2014.
Related story:
“For Save the Corcoran, an anxious wait in the face of a merger.” Washington Post. August 13, 2014.

A Lighthouse Museum, 16 Years in the Making, Is Taking Shape.” New York Times. August 13, 2014.

Rauschenberg Foundation Appeals Ruling Awarding $24.6 Million to Trustees.” By Grahma Bowley. New York Times. August 15, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (August 4-10. 2014)

Monday, August 11th, 2014

ARTS & CULTURE

Met Opera’s Books to Undergo Financial Review; Independent Financial Analyst Will Assess the Company’s Fiscal Situation.” By Jennifer Maloney. Wall Street Journal. August 4, 2014.
Related stories:
Metropolitan Opera Forecasts ‘Significantly Larger’ Deficit This Year.” Wall Street Journal. August 5, 2014.
Let’s Talk About Risk at the Metropolitan Opera.” New York Times. August 7, 2014.
Union Trouble Isn’t the Met’s Only Problem; The cavernous Metropolitan Opera House is all too grand for music in the 21st century.” Opinion. By Joseph Horowitz. Wall Street Journal. August 8, 2014.

Isn’t There a Better Way? A hearing to decide the fate of the Corcoran Gallery of Art.” By Lee Rosenbaum. Wall Street Journal. August 5, 2014.
Related story:
Closing arguments presented in plan to break up Corcoran Gallery.Washington Post. August 7, 2014.

Emily Rafferty’s Not-So-Still Life at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Leaving the Met After Almost Four Decades.” By Ralph Gardner Jr. Wall Street Journal. August 7, 2014.

Ahoy vey! Lighthouse Museum to open, 16 years later; National Lighthouse Museum on Staten Island will get a ceremonial launch Thursday, even though it still needs $200,000 to finish renovations.” By Theresa Agovino. Crain’s New York Business. August 6, 2014.

Amistad audits released after long delay; legislators call for AG probe; The Freedom Schooner Amistad in port in New Haven.” By Mercy A. Quaye. New Haven Register. August 6, 2014.

New Foundation Will Support, and Commission, American Music.” Bh Allan Kozinn. New York Times. August 8, 2014.

Fire for Selling Its Art; Censured Delaware Art Museum Plans to Divest More Works.” By Deborah Solomon. New York Times. August 10, 2014.

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.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/18/us/virginia-12-million-gift-for-restoration.html?ref=todayspaper&_r=0

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