December 3, 2012
“To become memorable or brilliant, language needs to be fertilized by egotism.” Adam Kirsch’s long but worth reading collection of meditations/prose epigrams on the position of writers WRT past writers, future readers, and the present tense; on the respective roles of literature and science; and the role of culture in a technologically evolving civilization (among […]
December 28, 2011
Video portrait by John Feldman of artist Helen Frankenthaler commissioned by Purchase College School of the Arts for the 2008 Nelson A. Rockerfeller awards. LA Times obit NY Times critic’s notebook: Two Artists Who Embraced Freedom
August 29, 2011
“It’s in Apple’s DNA that technology alone is not enough. It’s technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields the results that make our hearts sing.” This quote from Steve Jobs as he introduced the iPad 2 in March captures the essence of Apple’s cross-disciplinary approach to innovation, the same sentiment that […]
December 15, 2010
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, one of the principal sponsors of “Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture,” demanded Monday that the Smithsonian restore the David Wojnarowicz video or the foundation would not fund future projects. The Wojnarowicz work, “A Fire in My Belly,” contains 11 seconds of an image of ants […]
November 21, 2010
Jewish Museum menorah pics from A Hanukkah Project: Daniel Libeskind s Line of Fire exhibit. Hanukkah Lamp, Palestine (Israel) c. 1880-1930. Chiseled and painted limestone.
November 20, 2010
In “A Hanukkah Project: Daniel Libeskind’s Line of Fire” 40 hanukkiot (Hanukkah menorahs) selected by curator Susan Braunstein from The Jewish Museum’s permanent collection of over 500 hanukkiot are displayed on a stand designed by architect Daniel Libeskind. Read the entire article and view a slideshow of the exhibited hanukkiot.
November 9, 2010
New works by two young Jewish women dramatists will be performed at separate and unrelated Manhattan venues Thursday night November 11, 2010. Read more on examiner.com