Executive Director - Newark Symphony Hall

The Executive Director provides leadership and managerial direction, including maximizing revenues, cultivating community relationships, and overseeing all administrative, operational, and financial goals. Organization Newark Symphony Hall (NSH) enjoys a long, rich cultural history as New Jersey’s oldest and largest showcase for the arts, education, and entertainment programming. Originally known as the Salaam Temple, this expansive facility was built by the Shriners in 1925 and features an eleg...
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Inspired By The Getty's Pacific Standard Time, Chicago Plans Celebration Of Its Place In Art

In 2012, Terra began convening local curators and scholars, soliciting ideas for publications, exhibits, and programs that would clarify Chicago's role as a "catalyst and incubator for innovations in art and design." The result is a still-growing 29-exhibit, 100-plus-program, 60-institution collaborative effort that includes academic research, multiple books and catalogs, and a four-part public television […]
Tags: Art, Chicago, Getty, Visual, 01.19.18, Pacific Standard Time Chicago

Tate Britain Plans A Rehang Of Its Entire Collection

Alex Farquharson, the director of Tate Britain, is planning a complete rehang of the gallery, five years after the last major transformation of the displays in 2013. In an interview with The Art Newspaper, he outlines a new vision for the collection based on three “pillars”: art and society, history and the present, and Britain and the world.
Tags: Art, Britain, Tate Britain, Visual, 01.18.18, Alex Farquharson

Smithsonian Struggles With Design For Space Around Its Building

"The project involves restoration of the Castle and the Hirshhorn, the addition of an underground visitor center with amenities including restrooms and food service, and upgraded and centralized mechanical systems. The Haupt Garden, which is the roof of the subterranean Quadrangle building, would be replaced and the building’s entrance pavilions would be moved closer to […]
Tags: Art, Visual, 01.18.18, Haupt Garden

Museums Are Having An Admissions-Price Crisis

Perhaps for all visits to cultural institutions by those of us who want to see those institutions thrive and carry on into the future, it’s time to reconsider—not just the math, but the underlying reasons why we believe museums matter, for all of us, regardless of our ability to pay for admission.
Tags: Art, Audience, Visual, 01.18.18

Want To Get Better At Understanding Art? Read Less, Look More

"Most of the final-year art history students I spoke to recently at one of the UK’s leading universities had heard about the Salvator Mundi, or at least its price. But when I put an image of a well-known Titian on the screen, only one of them (of around 40) could identify the artist. I asked […]
Tags: Art, UK, Visual, 01.18.18, Salvator Mundi

Social Media "Influencers"? Luxury Hotel Says Bug Off

“Following the backlash received after asking an unidentified blogger to pay for a hotel room, I have taken the decision to ban all bloggers from our hotel and cafe,” he wrote.
Tags: Art, Issues, Audience, 01.18.18

Norman Lebrecht: Classical Music's Secrecy Abets Abuse

"Classical music conducts its business behind a screen of secrets, lies and euphemisms. A maestro is never absent without leave, only ‘indisposed’. No maestro ever gets fired. He becomes Emeritus. Truth gets buried beneath a dungheap of flummery. The real reason for the recent departure of at least one classical performer in this country will […]
Tags: Art, Music, 01.18.18, Norman Lebrecht, Emeritus Truth

Can't Take A Joke? Violinist Sues Over Satire

"Over the last few days, the classical music media has become aware of a small but telling scandal. A Berlin-based concert curator, dramaturg, and VAN contributor named Arno Lücker published a shred on his blog. The video, part of a mashup genre in which new audio tracks are added to videos so that musicians appear […]
Tags: Art, Music, Berlin, Van, 01.18.18, Arno Lücker

What Made Leonard Bernstein's Young People's Concerts Such A Hit?

"On January 18, 1958, the first Leonard Bernstein 'Young People's Concert' was broadcast live on television. Through the 1960s, the programs took off and were seen in 40 countries, alongside American exports The Flintstones and Bonanza. WNYC's Sara Fishko considers Bernstein's TV-friendly presence, in this episode of Fishko Files." (audio)
Tags: Art, Music, Bernstein, 01.18.18, Leonard Bernstein, Sara Fishko, Bonanza WNYC

Study: Students Are More Attentive After Learning Outdoors

A carefully designed 10-week study found outdoor lessons "boost subsequent classroom engagement, and boost it a great deal," writes a research team led by Ming Kuo of the University of Illinois—Urbana-Champaign. "After a lesson in nature, teachers were able to teach for almost twice as long without having to interrupt instruction to redirect students' attention."
Tags: Art, Issues, University Of Illinois, 01.18.18, Urbana Champaign, Ming Kuo

When Man Ray Hitched A Ride To L.A. And Stayed

"Many within Hollywood, like Albert Lewin, director of The Moon and Sixpence, were keen to work with the famed surrealist, yet these offers of collaboration rarely came to much. 'Man Ray was very firm,' [curator Max] Teicher says. 'If he was going to do a film, he was going to do everything: the lighting, the […]
Tags: Art, Hollywood, People, Man Ray, Albert Lewin, 01.16.17, Max -RSB- Teicher

Leila Josefowicz's Brand Of Maverick Career

She walks an interesting line between unconventionality and orthodoxy. Apart from Kaija Saariaho, whose music she played at her Kennedy Center recital in November, most of her favorite composers are white and male; she reacts vehemently to the idea of selecting a composer by any criteria other than her own visceral response (like, for instance, gender).
Tags: Art, People, Kennedy Center, Kaija Saariaho, Leila Josefowicz, 01.19.18

Frank Lloyd Wright Building Bulldozed In Montana

"The owner of a historic Frank Lloyd Wright building in Whitefish, Montana razed the structure last week, immediately after last-minute negotiations with preservationists attempting to buy it fell through. Designed in 1958 - one year before Wright's death - as a medical clinic, the 5,000-square-foot building is the first Wright-designed one to be demolished in […]
Tags: Art, Montana, Frank Lloyd Wright, Visual, 01.17.18, Wright, Whitefish Montana

Saltz: Border Wall Prototypes Are Minimalist Art

Jerry Saltz: "As with much minimalism, these prototypes are hard-edged geometry and impervious materials brought into the American landscape of the West and arranged to impose order, inspire awe, and try to manage and align mystic political forces — and to make something that while instantly obsolete, like some useless Stalin Gulag project, meant to […]
Tags: Art, Visual, 01.17.18, Jerry Saltz, Saltz

What A Generation Of Broadway Choreographers Learned Dancing In 'Fosse'

Andy Blankenbuehler, Sergio Trujillo, Josh Rhodes, and Christopher Gattelli all performed in the 1999 show assembled from the late Bob Fosse's choreography. "[They] didn't appropriate the distinctive Fosse style. But it's more than happenstance that the show produced this bumper crop of choreographers. Ask them why, and they make the school analogy."
Tags: Art, Dance, Bob Fosse, Fosse, Christopher Gattelli, 01.16.18, Andy Blankenbuehler Sergio Trujillo Josh Rhodes

Elena Ferrante Is Becoming A Newspaper Columnist (In English!)

"Now, in her weekly column for the Guardian's Weekend magazine, Ferrante will share her thoughts on a wide range of topics, including childhood, ageing, gender and, in her debut article, first love. ... The column will be translated by Ferrante's regular collaborator Ann Goldstein."
Tags: Art, Words, Elena Ferrante, 01.18.18, Ferrante, Guardian s Weekend

Hugh Wilson, 74, Created 'WKRP In Cincinnati' And Directed 'Police Academy' And 'The First Wives' Club'

Mr. Wilson worked his way into comedy writing after starting out in advertising, and in 1978 he graduated from writer to creator when WKRP made its debut. ... [He] introduced a different brand of misfits in Police Academy, his first feature-film directing assignment, for which he was also one of the screenwriters."
Tags: Art, People, Cincinnati, Wilson, 01.17.18, First Wives Club, Hugh Wilson

London's Southbank Centre Is Losing Its Artistic Director

"Jude Kelly, one of the UK's longest-serving and highest-profile arts leaders, is stepping down from the Southbank Centre after 12 years. ... Kelly said she wanted to concentrate on the WOW - Women of the World festival she founded eight years ago, seeing its future as 'a global movement'."
Tags: Art, UK, London, Issues, 01.18.18, Kelly, Southbank Centre, Jude Kelly

John Barton, Co-Founder Of Royal Shakespeare Company, Dead At 89

"As a playwright, with two ten-play dramatic cycles inspired by classical Greek drama to his credit, he enlarged the ambition and dimensions of theatre ... Through his work as a director, and above all as a teacher, [he] changed the way we play and hear Shakespeare. His editing and literary carpentering restored neglected Shakespeare plays […]
Tags: Art, People, Shakespeare, 01.18.18, John Barton, Co Founder Of Royal Shakespeare Company Dead

Can A Gay French Countertenor Help Fix Classical Music's Diversity Problem?

A reporter visits Philippe Jaroussky's music academy in the banlieues of Paris, where children from working-class and immigrant families get free music instruction.
Tags: Art, Music, Paris, 01.18.18, Philippe Jaroussky

Pacifica Radio Seeks Emergency Loan To Avoid Collapse

"[The Pacifica Foundation] is at risk of asset seizure following a judgment in October that ordered the network to pay $1.8 million in back rent plus interest to the Empire State Realty Trust. The rent is for the transmitter of WBAI, Pacifica's New York City station. ... Pacifica's total debt is roughly $8 million, including […]
Tags: Art, Media, New York City, Pacifica, Pacifica Foundation, 01.16.18, Empire State Realty Trust, WBAI Pacifica

England's Historic Cathedrals At 'Severe Financial Risk'

"Cathedrals, which attract more than 10 million visitors a year, face spiralling costs of running, repairing and maintaining their buildings." An investigation launched by the Church of England's two archbishops found a "confusion of governance and management [that] has increased both operational and financial risks."
Tags: Art, England, Church Of England, Issues, 01.18.18

Piece Of 'Turandot' Set Falls On Chorus; Two Hospitalized

"A piece of scenography fell during a performance of Turandot [at the Teatro Regio] in Turin last night, hitting two chorus members who were rushed to hospital. The incident occurred at the end of the second act as the curtain closed and a loud crash was heard in the auditorium."
Tags: Art, Music, Turin, 01.19.18, Teatro Regio

V&A Museum's Scottish Satellite Gets September Opening Date

"The £80m [Victoria and Albert] Museum Of Design Dundee on the banks of the Tay, housed in a dazzling building inspired by cliffs on the east coast of Scotland, is to open [on 15] September. Details were announced on Thursday for what will be the V&A's first outpost outside London, and Scotland's first design museum."
Tags: Art, London, Scotland, Dundee, Victoria, Visual, 01.18.18, Albert, Tay

Can A 'Daily Show'-Style TV Series Help Strengthen Democracy In Nigeria?

Reporter Adrian Chen travels to Lagos to watch the development and debut of The Other News. a show which (so an American consultant working on it hoped), "by satirizing a kind of journalism that doesn't really exist in Nigeria, ... could actually help bring it about."
Tags: Art, Media, Nigeria, Lagos, Adrian Chen, 01.22.18

Top Posts From AJBlogs 01.18.18

Ken Burns, Collector, Gets An Exhibition There’s nothing like a celebrity, even a person behind the camera instead of in front of it, to attract attention – sometimes even deservedly so. I think that is the case for an exhibition opening Friday, ... read more >AJBlog: Real Clear Arts Published 2018-01-18 Women in jazz journalism on gender issues, in NYC MLK weekend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. weekend '18 was a big one for jazz in NYC, with the first Jazz Congress at Jazz at Lincoln Center, a glor...
Tags: Art, Jazz, Lincoln Center, Martin Luther King Jr, Ajblogs, 01.18.18, Kathy Acker, Winter Jazz Fest, Jazz Congress

Prestigious Publisher Of Poetry Puts Poetry Publishing On "Hiatus"

“Poetry is changing, and the way people read is changing,” Alana Wilcox, editorial director of Coach House, told the Star. “We live in a Twitter world now — what does that mean for poetry?” Coach House still has six poetry titles planned for publication this year and another six for 2019.
Tags: Art, Words, 01.17.18, Coach House, Alana Wilcox

What If Diversity Doesn't Make Us Better?

"There’s a growing body of evidence that even if diversity— the kind that results from immigration — once made America stronger, it may not be doing so anymore. Robert Putnam, a liberal sociologist at Harvard, found that increased diversity corrodes civil society by eroding shared values, customs and institutions. People tend to “hunker down” and […]
Tags: Art, America, People, Harvard, Robert Putnam, 01.12.18

Minnesota Orchestra To Be First Major American Orchestra To Go To South Africa

The orchestra will perform five concerts in the course of an 11-day tour (Aug. 8-19) with its music director, Osmo Vanksa, that also includes master classes and other community activities.
Tags: Art, Music, Minnesota, South Africa, 01.18.18, Osmo Vanksa