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“Like many white intellectuals, Whitman seems to have been seduced by the proliferation of racist pseudo-science in the post-Civil War era, … [and his] racism was not limited to black people, but also extended to Native Americans, Hispanics, and Asians.” So should we put Whitman’s writing back on the shelf? Lavelle Porter argues that “there […]

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Categories: people, 04.17.19

“The class led by Maria del Carmen Silva, a former professional dancer, is bringing classical ballet dancing to children from impoverished communities where leotards and shiny pink pointe shoes are seldom, if ever, seen. The 52-year-old teacher says her mission isn’t just to teach girls how to plié, but to prepare them for a future […]

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Categories: dance, 04.15.19, sj

“Paris police investigators think an electrical short-circuit most likely caused the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral, … [though they] don’t have a green light to search Notre Dame’s charred interior because of ongoing safety hazards.” – Yahoo! (AP)

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Categories: visual, 04.19.19

The PRH Reader Rewards Loyalty Program will let members enter proof-of-purchase info online; when you reach 120 points (roughly ten books, the company says), you get up to $30 credit toward ordering Penguin Random House titles. – Publishers Weekly

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Categories: audience, words, 04.18.19

“The solo show for the Swedish artist, which has been widely praised by critics, has drawn in over 600,000 visitors. That influx of foot traffic has been accompanied by a 34 percent increase in membership to the museum.” – ARTnews

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Categories: visual, 04.18.19

Here's what we're reading this morning. Read More The post Morning Links: Alicja Kwade Edition appeared first on ARTnews.

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Categories: morning links

“[The move is] a potentially crucial step toward resolving a contentious labor dispute” — the musicians have been playing without a contract since January — “and allowing the organization to remain a year-round ensemble.” – The Baltimore Sun

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Categories: music, 04.18.19

Estelle Rubens, who died in January of 2018, was a popular guide at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts for about 15 years, and she had told officials there that she’d leave the museum and school “a little something.” – The Philadelphia Inquirer

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Categories: visual, 04.18.19

Charlotte Arrowsmith, who joined the Royal Shakespeare Company last year to play Cassandra in Troilus and Cressida, stepped in for a colleague last week and played Vincentia in the RSC production of The Taming of the Shrew. (She normally takes the role of Curtis in the staging.) – The Stage

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Categories: theatre, 04.15.19, sj


Says Negin Khpelwak, the 22-year-old leader of the Zohra Orchestra, “We can bring freedom, peace and honor to Afghanistan. Women can’t go back to the dark days — they can break our instruments, they can ban the music, but they never take it from our hearts.” – Bloomberg

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Categories: music, 04.18.19, sjm

“A source at RAI said the plan was about repositioning programmes to better target male and female audiences, rather than gender segregation, but the potential move has been lambasted by opposition MPs and women’s groups.” – The Guardian

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Categories: media, 04.19.19



The conductor Philippe Jordan, 44, is relatively little known in the United States, but he’s at the crossroads of a major career in Europe.

Source Feed: NYT > Arts
Categories: opera, metropolitan opera, jordan, philippe, der ring des nibelungen (opera)

Marilyn Stasio’s Crime column features a new and gruesome Lucas Davenport novel and the latest appearance of Parnell Hall’s cantankerous murder-solving puzzle lady.

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Categories: books and literature, sandford, john



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Over 600,000 people have visited the exhibition, which ends April 23. Read More The post Guggenheim’s Hilma af Klint Survey Is Most Popular Show in Its History appeared first on ARTnews.

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Categories: news, guggenheim museum, hilma af klint, solomon r. guggenheim museum

See images from one notable show every weekday. Read More The post Joshua Abelow at Et Al., San Francisco appeared first on ARTnews.

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Categories: pictures at an exhibition, joshua abelow

He showed work at 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair in New York in 2017. Read More The post Benon Lutaaya, Maker of Contemplative Collages, Has Died appeared first on ARTnews.

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Categories: lives, news, 1-54 contemporary african art fair, benon lutaaya





A candlelight catacombs tour of the crypt at St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral in Manhattan reveals the church’s history, including its famous tenants.

Source Feed: NYT > Arts
Categories: cemeteries, tombs and tombstones, basilica of st patrick's old cathedral (manhattan, ny), manhattan (nyc)

Terry Gilliam’s long-deferred tribute to Cervantes’s knight errant finally arrives, starring Jonathan Pryce and Adam Driver.

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Categories: movies, gilliam, terry, pryce, jonathan, the man who killed don quixote (movie), driver, adam, cervantes, miguel de

The artist's auction record for sculpture currently stands at $70.7 million. Read More The post Christie’s to Offer Modigliani’s ‘Tête’ Sculpture With Estimate of $30 M. to $40 M. in New York in May appeared first on ARTnews.

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Categories: market, news, amedeo modigliani, christie's impressionist and modern art sale, impressionist and modern sale, tête

Here's what we're reading this morning. Read More The post Morning Links: Cloud Club Edition appeared first on ARTnews.

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Categories: morning links

On the third floor of the Selfridges department store in London, among the Marc Jacobs and Moschino couture, shoppers can now pick up a Ralph Lauren tie for 3 or a Zara skirt for 7. The bargains come courtesy of the US artist and writer Miranda July, who has set up a fully functioning charity shop inside the London department store.  The pop-up, which opened today (until 22 October) and was commissioned by the non-profit organisation Artangel, comes complete with the harsh strip lighting,...

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The Hong Kong and British socialite, fashion entrepreneur and early collector and supporter of Chinese contemporary art David Tang died on Tuesday 29 August aged 63. According to The Financial Times, where Tang penned a weekly advice column, he died  at Londons Royal Marsden Hospital from cancer. The UK-educated scion of a wealthy family originally from Shanghai, Tang founded elite restaurant chain China Club in 1991 and the fashion brand Shanghai Tang in 1994, both purveyors of a nostalgic...

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Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power, Tate Modern (until 22 October) What a show! Each section and, indeed, pretty much each individual in this rich but rigorous celebration of black artists working in the US in the 1960s and 1970s, could spin off into a separate exhibition in its own right. The various responses to the black civil rights movement and what it meant to be a black artist in this turbulent time range through documentary, polemic, portraiture and abstraction,...

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The fourth edition of the Folkestone Triennial, an exhibition of site-specific public art, includes artist-organised salsa dancing lessons, a floating house in the local harbour, and a declaration by Bob and Roberta Smith that the entire town has become an art school (see below). The festive atmosphere is the result of years of investment. At the turn of the millennium, this town in Kent, in south-east England, was in a sorry state. Folkestones grandeur is not so much faded as bricked up,...

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Christies will add an extra night of auctions to its autumn calendar, introducing an evening sale of design and photography for the first time during Frieze week. On Tuesday 3 October, the auction house will also hold a new sale called Up Close, featuring masterpieces on a small scale, followed by Masterpieces of Design and Photography. The strength of our October sales last year, which totalled 91m overall, and the strong sell-through rate [90% by lot in the evening sale], convinced us...

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Former US President turned prolific portrait painter, George W. Bush, has painted the faces of military veterans for his follow-up show to world leaders at the George W. Bush Presidential Centre in Dallas. Proceeds from the exhibition Portraits of Courage (until 1 October) and its accompanying book go towards supporting post-9/11 veterans and their families. The 66 portraits and a mural confirm how Bushs confidence with paint on canvas has grown since his first works were leaked online in...

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After almost two years of debate, Italy has approved a new law relaxing the countrys notably stringent art export regulations. The market and competition legislation, passed by Italian parliament earlier this month and effective as of 29 August, extends the window during which private owners of works by deceased artists may self-certify them for export from Italy without a licence, from 50 to 70 years after they were made. The law further streamlines Italys bureaucratic licensing process...

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A new fine art, drawing and sculpture fair is due to open in Paris in November, filling the gap left by the Paris Tableau fair which folded two years ago. More than 30 international galleriesincluding Didier Aaron of Paris and Galerie de Jonckheere of Genevawill participate in the Fine Arts Paris fair held at the Palais Brongniart (8-12 November).   Officials at the Salon du Dessin, Pariss longstanding drawings fair which launched in 1991, are behind the new initiative. Diversity and quality...

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ROME (AFP).- Italy’s Culture Minister Dario Franceschini Saturday called for a US guns dealer to withdraw an advertisement using an image of Michelangelo’s David — but with the famed statue holding a bolt-action rifle. “The image of David, armed, offends and infringes the law. We will take action against the American company so that it immediately withdraws its (advertising) campaign,” Franceschini tweeted in the afternoon. His comments come after the Historical Heritage and Fine Arts Board in...

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Categories: arts policy

LONG BEACH, CA.- The Long Beach Museum of Art debuted 41 newly acquired art works in its latest exhibition entitled Enriching and Engaging – Selected Recent Acquisitions. The exhibition runs from March 7, 2014 – June 15, 2014. Among the artists featured in the exhibition are Keith Haring, Claire Falkenstein, and Rafael Soriano, the renowned Cuban artist whose work Añoranza Idealizada is being displayed for the first time. In addition, the Museum is the first institution in California to have a...

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Categories: art events & exhibitions

SHANGHAI.- Like Buddhist pilgrims who trek across vast terrain in search of enlightenment, artists Chen Linggang and Liang Weiyuan find meaningful insight through process. Between the Lines: Reading Chen Linggang and Liang Weiyuan presents contemporary works on canvas that express creation and contemplation, transcending legibility to fuel interpretation and introspection. The works contain an innate sense of inquisitive calm, marking traces of the artists’ hands and minds while inspiring...

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Categories: art events & exhibitions

OLD WESTBURY, NY.- The Amelie A. Wallace Gallery at SUNY College at Old Westbury is presenting Body Conscious, a group exhibition by nine internationally acclaimed artists with diverse and exciting practices. Body Conscious seeks to explore the way artists have addressed female body image in contemporary art. By tackling anorexia, dieting, obesity, etc., each of these artists attempts to articulate the Western obsession with the size of women’s body. According to the National Eating Disorders...

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Categories: photography

DALLAS, TX.- The Amon Carter Museum of American Art, the Dallas Museum of Art, and the Nasher Sculpture Center announced that together these three North Texas museums are adding more than a combined 1,700 high-resolution works of art to the Google Art Project. The Art Project allows online visitors to explore the museums’ paintings, sculptures, and other objects virtually. Highlights from the 1,200 images submitted by the Amon Carter showcase work by some of the greatest names in American art,...

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Categories: museums & galleries

OTTAWA.- The artists’ collective BGL, composed of Jasmin Bilodeau, Sébastien Giguère and Nicolas Laverdière, will represent Canada at the prestigious 56th International Art exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, in Italy in 2015. The selection was announced by the National Gallery of Canadaon behalf of a jury of leading experts in contemporary Canadian art. The Venice Biennale is among the most prestigious contemporary art events in the world, and the only international visual arts exhibition to...

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Categories: art events & exhibitions

LONDON.- Sotheby’s S|2 will present This Side of Paradise curated by Jane Neal, a leading expert on the contemporary art scene in Central and Eastern Europe and a celebrated curator. Featuring some of the most important contemporary painters working in the figurative tradition, This Side of Paradise offers a privileged view of artists who rather than follow the trajectory set by American Abstraction and Pop Art that dominated the latter half of the twentieth century, have instead committed to...

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Categories: art events & exhibitions

SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- Los Angeles-based artist Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon works in sound, installation and sculpture. Gordon investigates sonic and architectural applications of cybernetic systems in the 20th and 21st centuries to technological design, from anechoic chambers to the military’s use of Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD) speakers. Reverse engineering those implements of social control, often through the use of audio and spatial feedback systems that manipulate the visitor’s senses; the...

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Categories: art events & exhibitions

GENESO, NY.- On March 29th, Cottone Auctions will be holding their annual Winter Fine Art and Antiques Auction offering 500+ lots in Cottone’s 6000 square foot gallery at 120 Court Street, Geneseo, NY. This important estate auction will include original paintings by noted listed artists, several Tiffany lamps, silver, sculpture, Asian art, antiquities, art glass, Oriental rugs and period furniture. Internet bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com (formerly...

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Categories: art market

ROSLYN HARBOR, NY.- The first garden was Eden —a setting of flowers and plants for the creation of our world and mankind. Ever since, we have cultivated gardens simply for their beauty or for the sustenance they provide as food. Flowers have served as inspiration for painters and poets from time immemorial. From the mundane to the exquisite, flowers enhance every facet of our lives. Their physical expression may be found in gardens and outdoor parties of every kind, from the [...]

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Categories: art events & exhibitions

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