Browsing All posts tagged under »arts«

Adam Kirsch’s “Rocket and Lightship: Meditations on life and letters”

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 […]

Farewell Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011)

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

Steve Jobs quote:

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 […]

Hide/Seek’ sponsor threatens to cut funding for Smithsonian

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 […]

Pictures – Libeskind Hanukkah Lamp Exhibition – New York NY

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.  

Jewish Museum 11/19/10-01/20/11: Daniel Libeskind does Hanukkah – New York NY

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.      

One-woman shows by Jewish dramatists Sivan Hadari and Mayo Simon – New York NY

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  

Jewish Museum 10/29/10-03/27/11: Houdini Art and Magic part 2 – New York NY |

October 28, 2010


Joe Coleman, The Man Who Walked Through Walls (Harry Houdini), 1995, acrylic on masonite. Collection of David and Rhonda Denholtz My previous article provides an overview of Harry Houdini‘s life and career and its depiction in The Jewish Museum exhibit that opens Friday, October 29, 2010. After pushing his body to its limits in feats […]

Jewish Museum 10/29/10-03/27/11: Houdini Art and Magic part 1 – New York NY

October 28, 2010


On Friday October 29, 2010 The Jewish Museum will present Houdini: Art and Magic, the first major art museum exhibition to examine the life, legend and enduring cultural influence of Harry Houdini. The exhibit will explore the career and lasting impact of the magician, escape artist, vaudeville entertainer, silent movie actor, author and lecturer through […]

Art 101: Joan Snyder and Russell Roberts solo shows

October 22, 2010


“Brooklyn 2010” by Joan Snyder The works of two abstract painters who are also Jewish New Yorkers are the subjects of solo shows at two Manhattan galleries. The Betty Cunningham Gallery is displaying fifteen paintings by Joan Snyder through October 30, 2010 in an exhibit entitled “A Year in the Painting Life.” The gallery is […]