Archive for the ‘Arts & Culture’ Category

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.

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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 (July 28-August 2, 2014)

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

ARTS & CULTURE

“What you need to know as the fate of the Corcoran Gallery is argued in court.” By David Montgomery. Washington Post. July 28, 2014.
Related stories:
At the Corcoran, visitors contemplate the gallery’s possible last days.” Washington Post. July 28, 2014.
Corcoran Gallery’s lawyers conclude case for breakup but are strongly challenged: Lawyers for the Corcoran have made their case in court as to why the gallery and arts college cannot continue operating as they are but must be broken up and turned over to other institutions.” Washington Post. July 29, 2014.
Corcoran Chairman Defends Merger Plan in Court.New York Times. July 30, 2014.
Star witness for foes of Corcoran Gallery breakup entertains court with many tales: Philanthropist Wayne Reynolds likened the Corcoran’s executive suite to “a goat rodeo,” and asserted that he could do better, if given a chance.” Washington Post. July 31, 2014.
Corcoran’s Merger Plan Draws Fire in Court Hearing.” New York Times. July 31, 2014.

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“University of Maryland adds own plan to proposals for rescue of Corcoran Gallery.” Washington Post. July 31, 2014.

Yet another super PAC is using big money to take on big money.” Washington Post. August 1, 2014.

Urban Gardner: The City’s Other Museums: ‘Not the Met,’ a Guide to New York’s Smaller Museums.”
By Ralph Gardner Jr. Wall Street Journal. July 28, 2014.

Metropolitan Opera Talks Restart as Lockout Looms; Union Officials Hold Little Hope of Reaching Deal Before Deadline.” By Jennifer Maloney. Wall Street Journal. July 29, 2014.
Related stories:
Countdown to Lockout for Unions at the Met.” New York Times. July 29, 2014.
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“Metropolitan Opera Considers Mediation in Contract Talks; New York Company Stands Firm on Lockout Date.” Wall Street Journal. July 31, 2014.
Met Opera Proposes Federal Mediator for Labor Talks.” New York Times. July 31, 2014.

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“New York Metropolitan Opera Postpones Lockout by 72 Hours; Met Says Delay Is Intended to Give Mediator Chance to Broker a Deal.” Wall Street Journal. August 1, 2014.
In Final Hours, Metropolitan Opera Extends Contract Deadlines for Unions.” New York Times. August 1, 2014.
Metropolitan Opera Postpones Lockout.” Morning Edition/National Public Radio. August 1, 2014.

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“First Extended Talks at Met End Without a Labor Deal.” New York Times. August 2, 2014.
Lockout Is Delayed While an Independent Analyst Examines the Met’s Finances.” New York Times. August 2, 2014.

A Lost World Is Resurrected at Brown; Discarded Museum is Resurrected at Brown.” By Henry Fountain. New York Times. July 29, 2014.

Met Museum President Emily Rafferty Announces Her Retirement.” By Jennifer Maloney. Wall Street Journal. July 30, 2014.
Related story:
President of the Metropolitan Museum of Art to Step Down.” New York Times. July 30, 2014.

Curtain falling on American Century Theater, with 2014-2015 its final season; ‘An Evening with Danny Kaye’ at American Century Theater, starring Brian Childers. The 2014-15 season will be the theater’s last.” By Rebecca Ritzel. Washington Post. July 30, 2014.

The Case Against a Mammoth Frick Collection Addition; A proposed expansion of the Frick Collection would eliminate a garden on East 70th Street.” By Michael Kimmelman. New York Times. July 31, 2014.

Amistad America, Ocean Classroom directors respond to criticism.” By Mark Zaretsky, New Haven Register. July 30, 2014.
Related story:
Amistad America tries to chart a course out of choppy waters; The Freedom Schooner Amistad in port in New Haven.” By Mark Zaretsky. New Haven Register. August 2, 2014.