Archive for the ‘Arts & Culture’ Category

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.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (April 14-20, 2014)

Monday, April 21st, 2014


NY Culture: Lawsuit Questions NYPL Overhaul; Filing Criticizes ‘Bureaucratic Rubber-Stamping’ on NYPL Project’s Environmental Review.” By Jennifer Maloney. Wall Street Journal. April 17, 2014.

American Academy of Arts and Sciences Names New President.” By Felicia R. Lee. New York Times. April 18, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (April 7-13, 2014)

Monday, April 14th, 2014


Breaking Up Corcoran Galley Takes More Time Than Expected.” Morning Edition/National Public Radio. April 8, 2014.

Higher Price Tag Put on Detroit’s Art; Four Investor Groups Willing to Finance up to $2 Billion for Part of Collection.” By Matthew Dolan and Kelly Crow. Wall Street Journal. April 10, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (March 31-April 6, 2014)

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014


9/11 Memorial Museum Faces the Latest Hurdle: Its Opening.” By Patricia Cohen. New York Times. March 31, 2014.
Related story:
In memoriam: 9/11 museum to be free opening day; Condé Nast will pick up the $24 fee for those visiting the National September 11 Memorial Museum on its opening day, May 21.” By Theresa Agovino. Crain’s New York Business. March 31, 2014.

Civil Rights Sins, Curated by One of the Sinners.” By Campbell Robertson. New York Times. April 6, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (March 24-30, 2014)

Monday, March 31st, 2014


Washington Group Sees a Cutting-Edge Museum in a Vacant School Building.” By Elena Schneider. New York Times. March 24, 2014.

New 9/11 Museum Announces It Will Open May 21.” By Patricia Cohen. New York Times. March 24, 2014.

Helluva Town: NY Catholic Archdiocese takes the stage; The Sheen Center, run by the Archdiocese of New York, will feature Christian programming when it opens in May.” By Bilal Iftikhar. Crains New York Business. March 25, 2014.

Its Art Elsewhere, a Museum Tries to Stay Relevant; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is Closed but Active.” By Jori Finkel. New York Times. March 26, 2014.

Start-up museums in Washington, D.C.” By Lonnae O’Neal Parker, Katherine Boyle and Jonathan O’Connell. Washington Post. March 28, 2014.

S&R Foundation provides Washington Ballet with live music, affects city’s music scene.” Washington Post. March 30, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (March 17-23, 2014)

Monday, March 24th, 2014


Small changes add up at the MFA.” By Sebastian Smee. Boston Globe. March 17, 2014.

“David Skorton, Cornell University’s highly regarded president, is to lead the Smithsonian.” By Manuel Roig-Franzia. Washington Post. March 18, 2014.

“Museums Special Section.” New York Times. March 30, 2014.
Museums Special Section: Wooing a New Generation of Museum Patrons
Museums Special Section: Door to Art of the World, Barely Ajar
Museums Special Section: New Insights Into History May Skew the Big Picture
Museums Special Section: Golden Age of Discovery … Down in the Basements
Museums Special Section: At Play in Skies of Cretaceous Era
Museums Special Section: Start-Up Success Isn’t Enough to Found a Museum
Museums Special Section: After the Exhibition, Finding New Uses for Displays
Museums Special Section: Soliciting Funds From the Crowd? Results Will Vary
Museums Special Section: Motown’s Link to Civil Rights Movement on Display
Museums Special Section: Remembering the ‘Black Fives’ of Pro Basketball
Museums Special Section: Is There a Doctor in the Exhibition?
Museums Special Section: Shedding a Light on Islamic Art’s Great Treasure
Museums Special Section: What Comes Next, After the Troops Are Dismissed
Museums Special Section: Monuments Man in War, Conservationist in Peace
Museums Special Section: Minnesota Makes Do Without a Civil War Battlefield
Museums Special Section: Entering World of Literature’s Great Sleuth
Museums Special Section: In Washington, 100 Examples of the Epitome of Cool
Museums Special Section: In Boston, Altering the Artist-in-Residence Concept
Museums Special Section: If You Can’t Make It to the Lecture
Museums Special Section: The Met’s Director Looks Ahead
Museums Special Section: Exhibition Traces a Career Dedicated to Mutability
Museums Special Section: Warming Up to the Culture of Wikipedia
Museums Special Section: Breaking From Donor Dependence

MOCA director steers a steady course; Exhibition planning and fundraising will take time, Philippe Vergne says as he and the Museum of Contemporary Art board begin work.” By Mike Boehm. Los Angeles Times. March 20\, 2014.,0,3173091.story#axzz2wajbTsry

“San Diego Opera will close, in ‘a sign of the times’; The departure reflects the increasing challenge of funding arts programs.” By David Ng. Los Angeles Times. March 21, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (March 10-16, 2014)

Monday, March 17th, 2014


NY Culture: WTC Arts Center Snagged; Young Nonprofit Must Raise Hundreds of Millions for Project.” By Jennifer Maloney. Wall Street Journal. March 10, 2014.

“New Smithsonian leader may have outsider’s edge in leading Institution into the future.” By Philip Kennicott. Washington Post. March 11, 2014.
Related story:
Smithsonian Names David Skorton as Its New Director.” New York Times. March 11, 2014.

Honolulu museums include island culture, natural history and the only royal palace in the U.S.” By Karen E. Weber. San Jose Mercury-News/Los Angeles Daily News. March 12, 2014.

College Art Museum Hit With Sanction After Sale of Bellows Work.” By Randy Kennedy. New York Times. March 14, 2014.

Settlement Reached in Cy Twombly Foundation Lawsuit.” By Randy Kennedy. New York Times. March 15, 2014.