Archive for the ‘Arts & Culture’ Category

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (June_23-29, 2014)

Monday, June 30th, 2014


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


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


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


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


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


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.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (May 12-18, 2014)

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014


A Music Festival Dies, and an Orchestra Mourns; The Pittburgh Symphony Orchestra Plays at Carnegie Hall.” By Anthony Tommasini. New York Times. May 12, 2014.
The Huxtable New York Public Library; In gratitude to the woman who thwarted a misguided renovation plan.” By Eric Gibson. Wall Street Journal. May 14, 2014.

Philharmonic Transformation, From Members to Mission; New York Philharmonic Faces Big Orchestra Hiring Decisions.” By Michael Cooper. New York Times. May 15, 2014.

Retirement: Museum Interpreters Breathing Life Into History: Retirees Are Finding Second Careers at Historical Sites.” By John Hanc. New York Times. May 15, 2014.

New Museum Is More Than A Chronicle Of Sept. 11 Attacks.” Morning Edition/ National Public Radio. May 15, 2014.
Related stories:
First Visitors Take In the National September 11 Memorial Museum; Six-Day Preview Open to Family Members, First Responders, Recovery Workers and Area Residents.” Wall Street Journal. May 16, 2014.
At 9/11 Museum Dedication, Remembrance and Resilience.” New York Times. May 16, 2014.
On The Bedrock Of Fallen Towers, September 11 Museum Opens Doors.” All Things Considered/National Public Radio. May 15, 2014.
Countdown begins for 9/11 museum opening; The National September 11 Memorial & Museum opens to the public on May 21, but the unveiling starts Thursday when President Barack Obama and other elected officials return to the World Trade Center site for a dedication ceremony.” May 14, 2014. By Theresa Agovino. Crain’s New York Business. May 14, 2014.
At ground zero, 9/11 museum dedicated with somber memories, tearsLos Angeles Times. May 16, 2014.
Obama, 9/11 families, first responders attend museum memorial dedication.” By Ray Sanchez. CNN. May 15, 2014.

Olafur Eliasson brings the Hall Art Foundation back to nature.” By Sebastian Smee. Boston Globe. May 15, 2014.

Critic’s Notebook Film museum’s cast change may be a blessing in disguise.” By Christopher Hawthorne. Los Angeles Times. May 15, 2014.

They come to bury the Corcoran, not to praise it.” Washington Post. May 16, 2014.

The Battle of 42nd Street: The demise of the New York Public Library’s Central Library Plan is the end of a Bloomberg-era castle in the sky.” By Scott Sherman. Nation. May 16, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (May 5-11, 2014)

Monday, May 12th, 2014


Urban Gardner: A Moving Ode to the Whitney; Ralph Gardner Jr. on the Last Whitney Biennial on Madison Avenue.” By Ralph Gardner Jr. Wall Street Journal. May 5, 2014.

Children’s Museum gets $75K to expand pre-K initiative; The museum will expand its community health and literary initiative to seven early childhood centers in East Harlem.Crain’s New York Business/Associated Press. May 7, 2014.

New York Public Library Scraps Redesign Plans; The Controversial Renovation Plan Prompted Three Lawsuits.” By Jennifer Maloney. Wall Street Journal. May 8, 2014.
Related story:
Public Library Is Abandoning Disputed Plan for Landmark.” By Robin Pogrebin. New York Times. May 8, 2014.
NYPL Shelves Plan to Gut Central Library; After public outcry, the library’s $300 million project to demolish stacks and sell off branch libraries has collapsed.” Nation. May 7, 2014.

Fight Over Guggenheim’s Legacy Roils Her Palazzo.” New York Times. May 8, 2014.

Big Opera’s Den Mother Moves On: Sarah Billinghurst on Her Tenure at the Met.” By Zachery Woolfe. New York Times. May 11, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (April 28-May 4, 2014)

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014


When the Corcoran Gallery of Art is split up, what will become of its opulent annual ball?” By Roxanne Roberts. Washington Post. April 28, 2014.

Jazz Foundation Holds Annual Party, Honors Bruce Lundvall; Jazz Loft Bash Included Music, Food and Dancing.” By Carson Griffith. Wall Street Journal. April 27, 2014.

Baton Passed At Institute Library.” By Paul Bass. New Haven Independent. May 2, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (April 21-27, 2014)

Monday, April 28th, 2014


MoMA’s Expansion and Director Draw Critics.” By Randy Kennedy. New York Times. April 21, 2014.

Snug Harbor spins its wheel of fortune; The Snug Harbor Cultural Center.” Crain’s New York Business. April 22, 2014.

The Deep Freeze in Art Authentication; Costly litigation has forced foundations from Warhol to Haring to fold their authentication boards.” By Jennifer Maloney. Wall Street Journal. April 25, 2014.

New System Allows Artists Seeking Instruments to Borrow, Not Beg.” By Michael Cooper. New York Times. April 26, 2014.