In fiction and research, the history of an estate is often used to throw light on the lives of former residents and the cultural environment in which they acted. The monumental white mansion now known as Bevin House, Long Island, hides an intriguing tale that offers a snapshot of New York’s cosmopolitan past. [Read more…] about A Haven of Immigrant Creativity In Long Island
I Went to College
To find out whether God exists.
To find out who I am.
Because I had no better place to go to.
is how she saw it
blue topaz shadow
beneath the stump
of half-eaten pine cones
The Broad, a contemporary art museum founded by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad in downtown Los Angeles, has announced Time Decorated: The Musical Influences of Jean-Michel Basquiat, a three-part video series dedicated to the famed New York City artist. [Read more…] about New Video Series Addresses Musical Influences of Jean-Michel Basquiat
Americana Insights, a new nonprofit e-journal and multi-faceted resource center, has been launched by Jane Katcher, Americana and American folk art collector, in collaboration with David A. Schorsch, an authority on American antiques and folk art.
The digital publication is supported by an advisory board of museum and art-world professionals and edited by independent scholar, author, and curator Robert Shaw. [Read more…] about New Publication Focuses on American Folk Art and Americana
Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, has been awarded a $500,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, marking the most significant grant in the history of Works & Process.
Following eight creative bubble residencies launched in summer 2020, this grant will fund a second round of residences. The residencies will support over 120 artists who will gather, create, and work safely in isolated residency centers in the Hudson Valley during the first half of 2021. [Read more…] about Guggenheim Announces 2021 Creative Bubble Residencies
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The new book Sittin’ In: Jazz Clubs of the 1940s and 1950s (Harper Design, 2020), by Grammy-winning historian, archivist, author, and record executive Jeff Gold offers a new look inside the jazz clubs from this era across the United States. Drawing on a trove of photos and memorabilia, Sittin’ In gives a glimpse at a world that was rich in culture, music, dining, fashion, and more. [Read more…] about New Book About 1940s-1950s Jazz Clubs
The culture of ancient Rome banned the moving or dividing of corpses. Christians of the third and fourth centuries maintained the desire for proper burial. A call for corporeal integrity runs throughout medieval culture. Bodies intact were ready for the Last Judgment when soul and body were reunited. [Read more…] about Napoleon’s Private Parts On Fifth Avenue: A Cautionary Tale
A seductive vent
where words vanish,
before they are blown apart.
A child believing in a dandelion.
Or a small log bridge overtook
with early snow.
The signs and temples along the way,
where we must walk, all messiah-like
on the frozen water of the Siamese Ponds.
chanting our mantras on purposeful accident.
The Lake George Arts Project has relaunched The Peoples Pixel Project (or P3), a contest and exhibition of short films, which was created to provide audience exposure to professional and emerging videographers, and to foster local interest and growth in the medium. [Read more…] about Peoples Pixel Project Call For Short Films