Archive for February, 2016

IN PRINT: March 2016

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Music Might Cut Costs For Dementia Care

“Manchester Camerata orchestra’s Music in Mind (MIM) projects, which involved 7,200 people in care homes and community projects across Greater Manchester last year, have had such dramatic effects on participants that academics at Manchester and Lancaster universities are backing a research student to create the world’s first in-the-moment, multi-sensory assessment tool to quantify... | Read More

Rare Asian offerings soar to unexpected high prices at Clars February sale

On February 20st and 21nd, 2016, Clars Auction Gallery’s hosted their important Fine Art, Decorative, Jewelry and Asian Art sale which experienced intense bidding, particularly from the Internet, on the investment level property from several major estates and collections that was offered. Overall, the sale performed with strength in all categories achieving $2.1 million but it was the Asian... | Read More

Exhibition of works by Jean-Michel Alberola on view at Palais de Tokyo

Jean-Michel Alberola (born in 1953 in Algeria, lives in Paris) is at once one of the best-known and most mysterious French artists of his generation. Palais de Tokyo has invited him to put on a large-scale solo show, the first in Paris since his retrospective at the Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris, almost 20 years ago. Political, poetic, committed and profound, Jean-Michel... | Read More

Claude Parent, French architect known for his buildings featuring sloped floors, dies

Naad Parent and her family are saddened to announce the death of Claude Parent on February 27th in the evening, on the day following his 93rd birthday. Claude Parent was born in 1923 and has consistently appeared as a maverick figure in the field of architecture; a member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts, once a student of Le Corbusier, he was the practician and theoretician of the “oblique... | Read More

James S. Snyder to assume new role of International President for the Israel Museum’s worldwide activities

The Israel Museum today announced that James S. Snyder, Anne and Jerome Fisher Director of the Museum, will assume the newly created role of International President for the Museum’s worldwide activities, effective January 1, 2017. In his new capacity, Mr. Snyder will spearhead the ongoing development of the Museum’s extensive international network of Friends organizations, which has... | Read More

Gang found guilty in $79 million jade, rhino horn theft plot from museums across Britain

Four leaders of a crime gang were convicted Monday of plotting to steal jade and rhino horn artefacts worth £57 million ($79 million, 73 million euros) from museums across Britain to export illegally to China. Ten more men have already been convicted of the same crime, including Chi Cheong Donald Wong -- a London-based intermediary who would find buyers for the stolen items and made frequent... | Read More

SLANT: Present Tense

Claudia La Rocco on Maria Hassabi, Pam Tanowitz, and Justin Peck... | Read More

In This Music Biz, Sexual Harassment Is A Far Too Normalized Nightmare

“A number of publicists and journalists told me stories about sexually inappropriate behavior they’d encountered while doing their jobs—and many, including me, had never spoken up, mostly out of fear for their jobs. More than one woman who I interviewed asked to remain anonymous, and several confirmed but then cancelled our interviews outright.”

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