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Executive Director – Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, Long Island University

Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU invites applicants and nominations for this leadership position at one of leading regional arts organizations. LIU has engaged Management Consultants for the Arts to facilitate this search. David Mallette and Kate Scorza Ingram are the consultants leading the process. LIU leadership hopes to make a final decision by early 2022, with the new Executive Director onsite as soon thereafter as possible. A full position description with application instruction...
Tags: Art, Jobs, David Mallette, Tilles Center, Performing Arts Long Island University, Tilles Center for the Performing Arts LIU, Kate Scorza Ingram


How Our Talent For Charades Facilitated Spoken Language

If words are arbitrary and purely a matter of convention, then how did they come to be established in the first place? In practical terms: how did our ancestors create the original words? – Psyche
Tags: Art, Words


Sacklers Sacked: Metropolitan Museum Strips Their Names from 7 Exhibition Spaces

Having already announced the renaming of its Southwest Wing, to the tune of $125 million, the Metropolitan Museum today
Tags: Art, Ajblogs, Southwest Wing


Detroit Symphony Picks New Chief Exec

Erik Ronmark has spent virtually his entire career with the DSO, having started as a part-time assistant in the music library in 2005. He was named general manager eight years ago and became vice president three years later. – Detroit Free Press
Tags: Art, Music, DSO, Erik Rönmark, Detroit Symphony Picks


New Report: Who Leads The World’s Ballet Companies

Of 179 artistic directors of major ballet companies, 59 are women (33%), while 119 are men (66%), and 1 is gender expansive (0.6%). Similarly, of artistic directors of the Largest 50 U.S. ballet companies, there are 15 women (29%) and 36 men (71%). –
Tags: Art, Dance


Learning Isn’t Enough: Why Robots Will Need Genetic Codes

“I would love to have a robot load up dishes into my dishwasher, and I’d love to have a robot clean my house,” says Zador, but we are far from making such helpful assistants. When it comes to household chores, we’re at the level of Roomba. – Nautilus
Tags: Art, Ideas, Zador


Why Are DeepFakes So Morally Unsettling?

Deepfakes, for better or worse, are here to stay: apps that make use of this technology are widely available, and will only become more so. That means it is incumbent upon us to think through our moral intuitions about this new and dangerous technology. – Psyche
Tags: Art, Media


Hollywood’s Progress In Diversity Hits A Speed Bump

“Diversity” may have become an even more popular buzzword in show business circles since the summer of 2020, but the goal of attaining full and meaningful multicultural representation remains elusive. – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Hollywood, Media


In Germany, Stage Directors Rule, But It’s The Actors Who’ve Been Keeping The Theaters Running

“One of the main reasons theater here has been able to rebound after repeated closures is that Germany effectively has a standing army of actors, most of whom continued to receive most of their salaries during the monthslong stretches when stages were dark.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Germany, Theatre


New York’s Met museum to remove Sackler family name from its galleries

Art museum announces change in the wake of leading members of the family being blamed for fueling the deadly US opioids crisisNew York’s famed Metropolitan Museum of Art is going to remove the name of arguably its most controversial donor groups – the billionaire Sackler family – from its galleries.The news comes in the wake of leading members of the US family, one of America’s richest, being blamed for fueling the deadly opioids crisis in America with the aggressive selling of the family compan...
Tags: Art, New York, US, America, US news, Culture, Art and design, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Sackler, Opioids crisis


Doom Metal Organist Picketed By French Catholics Who Call Her Music “Satanic”

One critic describes Anna von Hausswolff’s music as “where post-rock, doom metal, modern classical and high church music all coexist.” Her concert at a church in Nantes was called off after protesters chanting Hail Marys blocked the entrance; tonight’s performance at Saint-Eustache in Paris is cancelled. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Music, Paris, Nantes, Hail Marys, ANNA VON HAUSSWOLFF, Saint Eustache


The Power Of A Great Hollywood Actor

The effect that actors have — the source of their power and fascination — is more than just subjective. It’s interpersonal. Watching them act, we don’t simply appreciate their discipline or admire their craft. They offer the potent, sometimes uncomfortable possibility of intimacy. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Media


The Metropolitan Museum of Art is dropping the 'Sackler' name after the Purdue Pharma family agreed to pay $4.3 billion over opioid harms

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 28: People visit the Sackler Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on March 28, 2019 in New York City.Spencer Platt/Getty Images The Met is renaming spaces named after the Sackler family.  The Sacklers were ordered to pay a $4.3 billion settlement to those harmed by Purdue Pharma drugs. The family agreed that dropping the name was "in the interest" of the museum. The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced Thursday that it was dropping the "Sackler" name from spaces w...
Tags: Art, News, Trends, Healthcare, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Mortimer, New York New York, Raymond, The Met, Dan Weiss, Purdue Pharma, Raymond Sackler, Sackler, Sacklers, Exhibition Hall, Sackler Family


Now *This* Is How To Design Attractive Affordable Housing

Critic Oliver Wainwright says that the architects of this east London project, called A House for Artists, have found a way to follow local regulations and codes and keeps building costs low while still creating living spaces that are flexible and filled with light. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, London, Featured, House, Visual, Oliver Wainwright


The First Piece Of Music Created By An AI Was In 1956

Decades before today’s artificial intelligence pop stars, Auto-Tune and deepfake compositions was Lejaren Hiller’s piece, described by the New York Times in his 1994 obituary as “the first substantial piece of music composed on a computer” – and indeed by a computer. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Music, New York Times, Lejaren Hiller


The Metropolitan Museum of Art is dropping the 'Sackler' name after the Purdue Pharma family was ordered to pay $4.3 billion over opioid harms

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 28: People visit the Sackler Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on March 28, 2019 in New York City.Spencer Platt/Getty Images The Met is renaming spaces named after the Sackler family.  The Sacklers were ordered to pay a $4.3 billion settlement to those harmed by Purdue Pharma drugs. The family agreed that dropping the name was "in the interest" of the museum. The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced Thursday that it was dropping the "Sackler" name from spaces w...
Tags: Art, News, Trends, Healthcare, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Mortimer, New York New York, Raymond, The Met, Dan Weiss, Purdue Pharma, Raymond Sackler, Sackler, Sacklers, Exhibition Hall, Sackler Family


Transformative Director Of NYC’s City Center Steps Down After 18 Years

During her tenure, Arlene Shuler has transformed City Center from a mostly rental space for dance companies to a producing house that commissions and presents, on average, around 60 percent of its annual programming. The New York Times
Tags: Art, NYC, Issues, Arlene Shuler


How “Squid Game” Has Transformed International TV

Better, perhaps to say, that the Korean hit marks a transformation that has been happening for several years now: the gradual acceptance by anglophone audiences of what Parasite director Bong Joon-ho called “the one-inch-tall barrier of subtitles.” – BBC
Tags: Art, Media, Bong Joon


Research: Why Sustainable Careers In The Arts Are So Difficult

In the interviews taken as part of my research, I repeatedly found financial constraints underpin three problems causing career unsustainability in the arts. – The Conversation
Tags: Art, Featured, Issues


The Venue For New York’s Shakespeare In The Park Is Getting Its First Overhaul Since 1962

The structure of the Delacorte Theater in Central Park is deteriorating, and the renovation had been expected, before the pandemic, to run from 2020 to 2022. Revised plans have now been submitted, with construction to start next fall. – Gothamist
Tags: Art, New York, Theatre, Central Park, Delacorte Theater


Edvard Munch’s Famous Painting “The Scream” Animated to Pink Floyd’s Primal Music

In this short video, Romanian animator Sebastian Cosor brings together two haunting works from different times and different media: The Scream, by Norwegian Expressionist painter Edvard Munch (1863-1944), and “The Great Gig in the Sky,” by the British rock band Pink Floyd. Munch painted the first of four versions of The Scream in 1893. He later wrote a poem describing the apocalyptic vision behind it: I was walking along the road with two Friends the Sun was setting — the Sky turned a blood...
Tags: Art, Facebook, Music, College, Pink Floyd, Norway, Shakespeare, Rolling Stone, Richard Wright, Edvard Munch, Floyd, Clare, David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Beefheart, Abbey Road Studios


Fort Worth Symphony Names Kevin John Edusei Principal Guest Conductor

The 45-year-old German-Ghanaian, now in his final season as chief conductor of the Munich Symphony, joins incoming music director Robert Spano at the FWSO at the start of next season. – The Dallas Morning News
Tags: Art, Music, Fort Worth Symphony, FWSO, Robert Spano, Kevin John Edusei, Munich Symphony


Ebook And Audiobook Stats From UK Libraries Have A Few Surprises

The sleeper among audiobooks — ahead of Michelle Obama and Kazuo Ishiguro, behind only J.K. Rowling — is mystery writer Brenda Chapman’s Cold Mourning. Among ebooks borrowed, at #4, ahead of this year’s Booker winner and just behind Ishiguro, is Ellery Adams’s The Secret, Book & Scone Society. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, UK, Michelle Obama, Words, Kazuo Ishiguro, Booker, J K Rowling, Ishiguro, Brenda Chapman, Ellery Adams


Britain Makes Masks Mandatory For All Indoor Venues

With infections of the Delta and Omicron variants rising, the government has instituted what it calls “Plan B”: audiences and staff at theatres, concert halls, and cinemas must wear masks, and proof of vaccination will be required at large nightclubs and indoor sports events. – The Hollywood Reporter
Tags: Art, Britain, Delta, Issues, Audience


Charlottesville’s Robert E. Lee Statue Will Be Melted Down And Made Into New Black Artwork

In a project called “Swords Into Plowshares,” the Confederate monument that was the excuse for the deadly Unite the Right rally in 2017 will be recycled by the city’s Jefferson School African American Heritage Center into a new sculpture. – MSN (The Washington Post)
Tags: Art, Charlottesville, Msn, Visual, Robert E Lee, Jefferson School African American Heritage Center


Carnegie Hall Starts A Streaming-Video-On-Demand Network

The $7.99-a-month service, called Carnegie Hall+, isn’t all, or even mostly, performances at the New York venue itself (where video recording is unusually expensive): viewers will be able to watch archived concerts, operas, and ballets from Salzburg, Bayreuth, and other festivals and halls. – AP
Tags: Art, Music, New York, Carnegie Hall, Salzburg Bayreuth


Filmmaker Lina Wertmüller Dead At 93

A protégée of Federico Fellini, she won critical acclaim internationally for such films as The Seduction of Mimi, Love and Anarchy, and Swept Away; in 1977, for Seven Beauties, she became the first woman nominated for a Best Director Oscar. – Variety
Tags: Art, People, Federico Fellini, Mimi Love, Lina Wertmüller Dead


From Russia with schmaltz: Moscow’s answer to Tate Modern opens with a Santa Barbara satire

Funded by a gas billionaire and sited in a former power station, the huge GES-2 gallery aims to elevate Moscow’s standing on the art world stage. And its headline act? Ragnar Kjartansson’s reshoot of the US soap that became a cult hit in RussiaFirst Vladimir Putin came to visit. Then, for the second day in a row, the artists were turfed out of GES-2, a prestigious new arts centre built in a disused power station, as police and men in suits swarmed in for what looked like another VIP guest.Instea...
Tags: Art, Vladimir Putin, Russia, US, Culture, Art and design, Moscow, Tate Modern, Santa Barbara, Ragnar Kjartansson, Strelka Bar


From snubbing Mick Jagger to explaining the cosmos: the secret life of MC Escher and his impossible worlds

The artist’s mind-boggling works – full of stairways leading nowhere and water flowing uphill – defy logic. But did they also foresee the second world war? And why was he so riled by the Stones frontman?You are walking up a staircase that winds up to the top of a tall square tower. It ascends one side, then the next, then the next – and then suddenly you are right back where you started. This is the kind of problem people who are trapped in the geometrically impossible, yet still strangely plaus...
Tags: Art, Culture, Art and design, Drawing, Mick Jagger, MC Escher, Taschen, Kaleidocycles



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