Archive for February, 2013

The Price Is Right — and Right Now

One of the most captivating exhibitions ever of contemporary ceramics lands at the Nasher Sculpture Center this month: “Ken Price Sculpture: A Retrospective,” organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. This exhibition firmly places the late West Coast master (1935 – 2012) in the realm of contemporary sculptors eschewing a narrow decorative arts definition. Long before Chihuly... | Read More

Bryan Ferry Guest DJ

This week, host Bob Boilen sits down with Roxy Music frontman Bryan Ferry to chat about the universal allure and importance of love songs. Ferry has had a long and transformative career, beginning with his years in the rock group Roxy Music, to a solo career that's spanned forty years and fourteen albums.

Though Ferry has long had a well-earned reputation for being a romantic crooner, he... | Read More

Art Notes

The Spaniards are Coming: At the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the greatest glories of the Prado museum %26mdash; a roll call of painters El Greco, Vel%26aacute;zquez, Zurbar%26aacute;n and Goya %26mdash; are currently served up (through March 31) with the revelatory %26ldquo;Picasso Black and White,%26ldquo; opening end of the month. The MFAH is one of only two American venues for the... | Read More

Art Notes

The Spaniards are Coming: At the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the greatest glories of the Prado museum %26mdash; a roll call of painters El Greco, Vel%26aacute;zquez, Zurbar%26aacute;n and Goya %26mdash; are currently served up (through March 31) with the revelatory %26ldquo;Picasso Black and White,%26ldquo; opening end of the month. The MFAH is one of only two American venues for the... | Read More

Art Notes

The Spaniards are Coming: At the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the greatest glories of the Prado museum %26mdash; a roll call of painters El Greco, Vel%26aacute;zquez, Zurbar%26aacute;n and Goya %26mdash; are currently served up (through March 31) with the revelatory %26ldquo;Picasso Black and White,%26ldquo; opening end of the month. The MFAH is one of only two American venues for the... | Read More

They Must Be Giants

Arts %26amp; Letters Live, the literary and performing arts series hosted by the Dallas Museum of Art, has booked 30 larger-than-life authors, actors and musicians for its 22nd anniversary season, including Pulitzer Prize winners Joseph J. Ellis, Art Spiegelman, Paul Muldoon and Elizabeth Strout; Booker Prize winner Margaret Atwood; and the first female Secretary of State, Madeleine K.... | Read More

They Must Be Giants

Arts %26amp; Letters Live, the literary and performing arts series hosted by the Dallas Museum of Art, has booked 30 larger-than-life authors, actors and musicians for its 22nd anniversary season, including Pulitzer Prize winners Joseph J. Ellis, Art Spiegelman, Paul Muldoon and Elizabeth Strout; Booker Prize winner Margaret Atwood; and the first female Secretary of State, Madeleine K.... | Read More

They Must Be Giants

Arts %26amp; Letters Live, the literary and performing arts series hosted by the Dallas Museum of Art, has booked 30 larger-than-life authors, actors and musicians for its 22nd anniversary season, including Pulitzer Prize winners Joseph J. Ellis, Art Spiegelman, Paul Muldoon and Elizabeth Strout; Booker Prize winner Margaret Atwood; and the first female Secretary of State, Madeleine K.... | Read More

The Baton is Passed

One of the most-watched orchestral openings in America — the position of the Houston Symphony’s new music director — is now filled. When the respected Hans Graf, 15th and longest serving conductor in the Symphony’s 99-year history, retires at the end of the 2012–2013 season, his replacement will be Andrés Orozco-Estrada, a brilliant star on the rise and the orchestra’s first-ever... | Read More

The Baton is Passed

One of the most-watched orchestral openings in America — the position of the Houston Symphony’s new music director — is now filled. When the respected Hans Graf, 15th and longest serving conductor in the Symphony’s 99-year history, retires at the end of the 2012–2013 season, his replacement will be Andrés Orozco-Estrada, a brilliant star on the rise and the orchestra’s first-ever... | Read More

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