Archive for June, 2017

New York – Alexander Calder and Joan Miró: “Constellations” at Pace and Acquavella Galleries Through June 30, 2017

Alexander Calder, Portrait for Joan Miró. Private Collection; 2017 Calder Foundation, New York/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; Successió Miró, via Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, via ADAGP, Paris 2017. Calder/Miró: Constellations, on view through June 30, 2017, presents the work of Alexander Calder and Joan Miró at Pace Gallery and Acquavella Galleries, respectively, […]... | Read More

PASSAGES: Prodigy (1974–2017)

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Broadway Chanteuse Barbara Cook: ‘My First Memories Are Of Singing’

After starring in Broadway shows like The Music Man and Candide, Cook struggled with addiction, then staged a successful second career as a cabaret singer. Originally broadcast June 27, 2016.

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Make Plans For Common Field Convening Los Angeles

Common Field, the national visual arts organizing network, is planning another convening for November 2nd – 5th in Los Angeles. I attended their convening in Miami last year, and it was one of the best-spent weekends of my life.

Common Field brings together artists and activists working across a variety of disciplines—you might join a discussion about the... | Read More

NEWS: London Launches Citywide Contest to Boost Cultural Initiatives

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Here’s An Artistic Medium We’ve Never Encountered Before: Grass (Actual, Growing Grass)

"British artists Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey ... are elevating grass into something quite beautiful. They have been creating large-scale canvases of living grass, by tinkering with the natural growth process of this little plant in order to create impressive, photographic-like images." (includes video)

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Michael K. Williams Is Sloughing Off The Shadows Of Omar

After Williams' star turn as Omar made him a celebrity in East Flatbush, "what followed was something of an existential crisis. Months removed from filming, Mr. Williams struggled to shake the grave psyche of his character. He was racked by doubts both personal and political: Had he lost hold of his identity? Was he glorifying the ills of his community, or exposing their roots? He couldn’t... | Read More

New in

Kaylee R. Spencer reads Megan O’Neil’s Engaging Ancient Maya Sculpture at Piedras Negras, Guatemala and Alexander Parmington’s Space and Sculpture in the Classic Maya City. Both “introduce elements of time and space in discussing how Maya art and architecture operated and expressed meaning” and “focus on viewer experience as an essential feature of the ways art and architecture... | Read More

E. LEE Entices Us With “Free Bird Seed” In Chicago

Street art can and should be fun, as Chicago’s own E. LEE has proven yet again. The artist has completed a quadriptych street piece for the exterior cornerstones of two restaurants bordering Soho House Chicago in the West Loop.  After taking on Superman, The Hulk, and Batman in recent pieces Lee has given life to who he calls “the consummate failure”, Wile E... | Read More

Roger D. Abrahams, 84, Pioneering Folklorist Of African-American Street Culture

"Earlier folklorists had focused on black religious expression, the language of the church and pulpit. Mr. Abrahams described a new and vibrant verbal world, exuberant, profane and endlessly inventive. He explained the fine points of the dozens - a street-corner battle of wits in which participants traded insults ... [as well as] jump-rope rhymes and counting rhymes."

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