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Visual ArtsWed, 21 Aug 2019 13:02

A Large, Newly-Excavated Section Of Pompeii Is Revealing Its Treasures And Recasting History

“The Regio V dig has already yielded skeletons, coins, a wooden bed, a stable harboring the remains of a thoroughbred horse (bronze-plated wooden horns on the saddle; iron harness with small bronze studs), gorgeously preserved frescoes, murals and mosaics of mythological figures, and other dazzling examples of ancient Roman artistry. That’s a surprisingly rich cache […]Source:

Visual ArtsWed, 21 Aug 2019 12:03

How’s The Six-Year-Old Who Got Thrown Off The Tate Modern Viewing Deck? Awful, But Stable

The parents of the boy, who had brought him from France to London on holiday, say that the full extent of his injuries is still uncertain, but that he suffered broken bones in the back, arms, and legs as well as a brain bleed. “Our son has already undergone two long and difficult operations … […]Source:

Visual ArtsTue, 20 Aug 2019 21:25

UK Museum Attendance Up Six Percent After A Couple Down Years

Attendance dropped by 1% in both 2017 and 2016, and by 0.5% in 2015. But new figures from the national tourism agency show a decisive turnaround, with attendance across 444 museums and art galleries growing by 6% on the previous year. – Arts ProfessionalSource:

Visual ArtsTue, 20 Aug 2019 20:29

Why Was This UK Museum Using Facial Recognition On Its Visitors?

A spokeswoman for National Museums Liverpool defended its use of the enhanced surveillance technology as an additional security measure for the exhibition, titled “China’s First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors,” which ran from February to the end of October last year. The technology was used on the advice of the local police and not at […]Source:

Visual ArtsTue, 20 Aug 2019 14:13

What, Exactly, Is A Museum? International Council Of Museums Is Having A Bitter Fight Over That Question

“On 12 August, 24 national branches [of ICOM] — including those of France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Canada and Russia, along with five museums’ international committees — requested the postponement of a vote on a revised definition of museums.” Said one veteran art journalist of the proposed revision, “At first, I thought this was a joke”; […]Source:

TheatreWed, 21 Aug 2019 13:34

‘Dear Evan Hansen’ In ASL — How Interpreters Sign The Show’s Emotional Wallops

“Theaters across the country may offer various accommodations, including captioning devices and sign interpretation. But the Kennedy Center is one of the few to add another layer to its live sign-language interpretations by hiring theater-savvy directors who are deaf — that’s the crucial part — to oversee them.” Sarah Kaufman visits a rehearsal to see […]Source:

MediaWed, 21 Aug 2019 12:35

‘Queer Eye’ Is Trying To Make Shopping, Redecorating, And Consuming Luxury Goods Into Spiritual Self-Improvement

Amanda Hess: “As its gurus lead the men (and occasionally, women) in dabbing on eye cream, selecting West Elm furniture, preparing squid-ink risotto and acquiring gym memberships, they are building the metaphorical framework for an internal transformation. Their salves penetrate the skin barrier to soothe loneliness, anxiety, depression, grief, low self-esteem, absentee parenting and hoarding […]Source:

The WorldWed, 21 Aug 2019 02:36

Advertising & Marketing Manager, The Cleveland Orchestra

If you know The Cleveland Orchestra, you know that we promise you the extraordinary! Source:

The WorldWed, 21 Aug 2019 02:32

Deputy Director of Programs, The Djerassi Program

The Djerassi Program seeks a passionate and skilled arts administrator with grantwriting skills and a commitment to the work of individual artists to fill the position of Deputy Director of Programs. Source:

IdeasTue, 20 Aug 2019 22:02

The Anthropologists Who Thought They Could End Racism, Sexism

Franz Boas concluded that “there is not one human culture but many, and he started referring to ‘cultures,’ in the plural. He was engaged in ethnography, and he believed that the job of the ethnographer was to disappear, in effect, into the culture of the people being studied, to understand from the inside what it […]Source:

WordsTue, 20 Aug 2019 21:02

Umberto Eco’s Outsized Influence On Popular Culture

Few of the newspaper obituarists seemed to know quite what he had done. He had been involved in something that had changed the way texts are interpreted; but it was not really clear why that was so Earth-shattering. – Times Literary SupplementSource:

MediaTue, 20 Aug 2019 20:01

The Symbiotic Dance Between Jazz And Film

Since the advent of sound, movies treated jazz as a marker of modernity and youth, a soundtrack to a fledgling America further distancing itself from Europe and charting a path through its second century. – Los Angeles Review of BooksSource:

DanceTue, 20 Aug 2019 19:31

The Exquisite Challenge Of Merce Cunningham Class

Siobhan Burke: “Those 90-minute lessons — advancing from a warm-up of the back and feet to more complex coordinations of the torso and legs to jumping sequences that flew across the room — were always a struggle. Yet I grew to love, even crave, the difficulty. I looked forward to coming back and trying again.” […]Source:

DanceTue, 20 Aug 2019 19:02

Ballet Theatre Of Indiana Is Partner In Real Estate Deal That Will Include New Performance Venue

“The ballet company and a redevelopment company are joining forces to unveil a major arts-driven development for a well-established Carmel intersection. It includes a four-story mixed-use building with apartments and retail on one end and a new arts center on the other.” – The Indianapolis StarSource:

BlogsTue, 20 Aug 2019 18:55

Relationships Checkup

As with most really good ideas, it’s not terribly complicated. It’s simply a ‘note to self’ to check in on all past engagement relationships on a regular (at least annual) basis. This simple habit has the ability to accomplish a wide variety of good things. – Doug BorwickSource:

PeopleTue, 20 Aug 2019 18:28

Herbie Hancock In Words (It’s A Bit Disappointing)

He’s led the sort of life that generates fascinating stories, which is perhaps what makes his much-anticipated memoir, “Possibilities,” such an occasionally frustrating read. – Los Angeles TimesSource:

WordsTue, 20 Aug 2019 18:04

Twitter Is Helping Keep The Scots Language Hilariously Alive

First, we’re not talking about Scots Gaelic, the Celtic language closely related to Irish. Scots is the language of Robert Burns and Irvine Welsh and a few million souls in the Scottish lowlands, closely related to and (sometimes) mutually intelligible with English though it evolved independently. And Twitter has become a rare outlet for written […]Source:

MusicTue, 20 Aug 2019 17:29

Pittsburgh Opera: Our Audience Is Growing, But…

“Here there’s a problem where even when the community values this, they think it’ll be supported by wealthy industrialists. But those days are over, and we need to say we’ve got a lot of wealth in this community. How can we get people to support the diversity of arts and communities? We need you to […]Source:

MediaTue, 20 Aug 2019 17:01

Robert De Niro’s Company Sues Former Exec For $6 Million

Until April (when she left amid worries about “corporate sabotage”), Chase Robinson was “vice president of production and finance’ at De Niro’s Canal Productions, drawing a $300,000 salary. Canal’s suit accuses Robinson of embezzling cash, using corporate credit cards for lavish spending on hotels and meals, taking personal trips using De Niro’s frequent flyer miles […]Source:

IssuesTue, 20 Aug 2019 16:31

Busting Convention: Boomers Had Almost Nothing To Do With The 1960s

Louis Menand: “There are many canards about that generation, but the most persistent is that the boomers were central to the social and cultural events of the nineteen-sixties. Apart from being alive, baby boomers had almost nothing to do with the nineteen-sixties.” – The New YorkerSource:


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