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Things to do – online and in-person – in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Nov. 26-Dec. 3

  Leon Keer’s “In Case of Lost Childhood,” acrylic on hand cut wood panel, is part of the “Nexus Three” online exhibit from Brand Library and Art Center in Glendale. (Photo courtesy of Leon Keer/Brand Library and Art Center)   Take a chance on cultural and educational experiences, Nov. 26-Dec. 3   EVENTS   Los Angeles Christmas Market: A pop-up shopping experience, opens 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 27. Check website on Covid-19 precautions. Photo with Santa Claus — in a sleigh with non-reflective...
Tags: Art, Facebook, Books, Music, Comedy, Movies, Abc, California, La, Israel, Christmas, America, Los Angeles, Events, Sport, Dance

The Eden Project Built a Rainforest Ecosystem Inside Buckminster Fuller-Inspired Geodesic Domes Buckminster Fuller had a difficult time as an inventor in his early years. “Having been expelled from Harvard for irresponsible conduct,” notes The Guardian, “he struggled to find a job and provide a living for his young family in his early 30s.” Despite later successes, and a later reputation as legendary as Nikola Tesla’s, he was often, like Tesla, seen by critics as a utopian visionary, whose visions were too impractical to really change the...
Tags: Google, Europe, Design, Technology, College, Life, Environment, America, Tesla, Creativity, Harvard, Nikola Tesla, Hyde Park, Eden Project, Facebook Twitter, Alexandra

Vice President for Development, Grand Rapids Symphony

Now in its 91th season, the Grand Rapids Symphony invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice President for Development, available in the first quarter of 2021. The Organization Now in its 91th season, the Grand Rapids Symphony (GRS) is a highly acclaimed orchestra that presents more than 400 performances annually, reaching a diverse audience of more than 200,000 concertgoers from 14 West Michigan counties. Nearly half of those who attend are st...
Tags: Art, New York, Jobs, Microsoft, New York City, US, America, Chicago, Ford, Michigan, Richard, Wall Street Journal, Expedia, Verdi, Grand Rapids, Forbes

An Oral History Of Alex Trebek

“We talked to nearly 30 [Jeopardy!] contestants [from] over the past four decades — ranging from a player in the first episode to one whose winning moment went viral just earlier this month — about how Trebek became America’s most beloved game-show host.” – The Washington Post
Tags: Art, America, People, Alex Trebek, Trebek, 11.16.20

Position Available: Executive Director, Chicago Jazz Philharmonic

Chicago Jazz Philharmonic welcomes applications for the position of Executive Director. Chicago Jazz Philharmonic (CJP) is America’s definitive “third stream” musical ensemble and is dedicated to promoting, preserving, and re-envisioning the merging of jazz and classical traditions. The Organization Chicago Jazz Philharmonic (CJP) is America’s definitive “third stream” musical ensemble and is dedicated to promoting, preserving, and re-envisioning the...
Tags: Art, Board of Directors, Jobs, Mark Ingram, America, Chicago, Poland, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cuba, Louisville, Board, Chicago Public Schools, CJP, Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, Orbert Davis

How A Biden Celebration Ad Borrowed From An Iconic Work By Artist Lorraine O’Grady

“The video shows Americans from various backgrounds and hailing from different parts of the country holding empty golden picture frames to the tune of “America the Beautiful.” The video is a reference to O’Grady’s iconic 1983 performance “Art Is…” in Harlem, New York. In the performance, 15 performers, dressed all in white, carried empty gold picture frames during the annual African American Day Parade, inviting members of the community to pose as the subject of the artwork.” – Hyperallergic ...
Tags: Art, Media, America, O'Grady, Harlem New York, Lorraine O'Grady, 11.10.20

With Hollywood Idled By The Virus, East Asia’s Film Industries Are Stepping Up

China has now overtaken the U.S. as the world’s largest movie market. South Koreans watch more films per capita than any other nation (and they made Parasite). Vietnam has more than 100 million people, a growing industry, and (with COVID-19 largely contained) open theaters. Japan, of course, has had a vibrant cinema for decades and is a world leader in animation. Says one well-placed observer, “I don’t think [these] countries … even need to think about America now. They’re like the Bollywood fi...
Tags: Art, Japan, Media, China, India, America, Vietnam, 11.10.20, Virus East Asia 's Film Industries

Re-viewing America

On Election Eve, I’m taking a break from the anger and the stress. I’m looking back on a project I once participated in that gave me hope about America: the Art of the State book series.   You can read my essay on Medium. And if you haven’t yet voted, please vote. [Author: Nancy Friedman]
Tags: Art, Books, Politics, America, History, Linguistics, Nancy Friedman

What Happened To Americans’ Inherent Belief In Goodness?

Wallace Shawn: “America’s addiction to believing in its own goodness was quietly fading away, and the old words that President Kennedy used had become increasingly nauseating to a lot of people. People were not inspired, people were not breathing in self-esteem, when they heard the old phrases. And then Donald Trump came along and was elected, and he left that rhetoric far behind. He said goodbye to it.” – New York Review of Books
Tags: Art, America, Ideas, Donald Trump, Kennedy, Wallace Shawn, 10.27.20

The Confusing Messages From Our Screens

Less than two weeks before our quadrennial democratic experiment in terror, division, heartbreak and the art of the possible, our home screens are sending wildly mixed messages about democracy in action — how it was, how it is, how it should be and how we might save America from itself. – Chicago Tribune
Tags: Art, Media, America, 10.21.20

Why American Families Are Addicted On “The College Experience”

“That shocking stability is exposing a long-standing disconnect: Without the college experience, a college education alone seems insufficient. Quietly, higher education was always an excuse to justify the college lifestyle. But the pandemic has revealed that university life is far more embedded in the American idea than anyone thought. America is deeply committed to the dream of attending college. It’s far less interested in the education for which students supposedly attend.” – The Atlantic ...
Tags: Art, America, Issues, 10.20.20

What “The Normal Heart’ Meant To Those Living Through The Height Of The AIDS Crisis

“[Larry] Kramer’s portrait of what a generation of gay men suffered renders America akin to a warzone, where the corpses of victims are refused death certificates and left to collect dust in oversized refuse bags, and funerals become so frequent as to be social events. … The Normal Heart is a primal howl from the frontline, with all of its mud and viscera, expressive of the fact that when your friends are dying all around you, you have no choice but to act urgently.” – BBC
Tags: Art, Theatre, America, 10.19.20, Larry -RSB- Kramer

Meet One Of America’s Most Promising Young Black Conductors

Roderick Cox, 33, had been associate conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra for two years when, in 2018, he won the Georg Solti Conducting Award. He then relocated to Europe, and his career has been on the rise ever since. – The Dallas Morning News
Tags: Art, Europe, Music, America, Minnesota Orchestra, Roderick Cox, Georg Solti, 10.15.20

Bernard Herrmann’s “Whitman” — A Subversive Yet Inspirational Entertainment for Today

In 1944, Bernard Herrmann collaborated with the producer Norman Corwin on Whitman, a half-hour dramatic presentation invoking America’s iconic poet to rally the home front during World War II. It was heard by millions of listeners. It’s a classic exemplar of a forgotten creative genre: the radio drama. – Joseph Horowitz
Tags: Art, America, Ajblogs, Bernard Herrmann, Whitman, Norman Corwin, 10.15.20

Are Countries With Written Constitutions Better Off?

“Without a written constitution in place, statutes are the U.K.’s highest form of law, and its unwritten constitution is a combination of legislation, conventions, parliamentary procedure, and common law. To some this setup may be odd or confusing, but my book’s conclusion is that unwritten constitutions can perform just as well as written ones, and that Britain’s unwritten constitution may be just as good as America’s esteemed document.” – The Atlantic
Tags: Art, America, Ideas, Britain, 10.09.20

Indigenous Peoples’ Day: the latest US billboard project to send a message

Across the US, artist-designed billboards are set to send an important message to coincide with an important day of remembranceMany might know today as Columbus Day, which celebrates the Italian explorer’s arrival to America in 1492. But to many others, today is Indigenous Peoples’ Day, a counter-event that honors Native Americans whose lives were destroyed by colonial rule.Indigenous Peoples’ Day has been celebrated since it was first introduced in 1977 at an indigenous conference but took over...
Tags: Art, Design, US, America, Culture, Art and design

What ‘Angels In America’ Means During The New Pandemic

The play means something different now than it did a year ago. “The light of Covid-19 turns out to be especially harsh and revealing, turning the play, so concerned with prophecy, into a prophet itself. How, it now seems to ask, can we have squandered in just a few months the decades’ worth of suffering and organizing and scientific advances invested in the struggle against AIDS?” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Theatre, America, 10.09.20

Cool New Art: ‘Jaws’ Lenticular Poster, ‘The Iron Giant’, ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’, Marvel Studios Concept Art & More

New York Comic-Con kicks off today, and this week there’s a whole bunch of new pieces of pop culture art that you’ll want to get framed on your wall. But you’ll want to make sure you act fast before they sell out. First up, Bottleneck Gallery has added the classic Jaws poster to their new line of lenticular posters. But Grey Matter Art has a whole batch of different posters for the first day of New York Comic-Con, including Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse by Guillaume Morellec, The Iron Giant...
Tags: Art, Movies, New York City, America, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Annie, Avengers, Marvel Studios, Avengers: Infinity War, Captain America: Civil War, Hogarth, Cool Stuff, Jaws, Tom Whalen, Miles Morales, Grey Matter Art

How The Met Became The Metropolitan Museum

In 1870, the Met’s founding signaled America’s cultural ascendance from provincial to international, from the sweaty work of building a nation from scratch to a time when enrichment of the mind was seen as not only possible but essential to a good life. – National Review
Tags: Art, America, Visual, 10.03.20

The age of waste: five designers modelling a ‘circular economy’

Imagine if everything we threw away had a new life. We talk to pioneering designers whose products are made from wasteHumans have always named epochs of history for the materials that define them: from the stone, bronze and iron ages to the 100 years that straddle the turn of the 20th and 21st centuries, known as the plastics age. But now, as the finite resources of our planet become ever scarcer, are we about to enter the “waste age”?Two-thirds of the resources we take from the Earth are discar...
Tags: UK, Design, Environment, America, Earth, Art and design, Waste

Executive Director – Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival

Called “the cradle of chamber music teaching in America”, Kneisel Hall is a distinguished music school and chamber music festival located in the coastal village of Blue Hill, Maine. It seeks a new Executive Director to lead Kneisel Hall’s administrative activities, including all aspects of program operations, fundraising, marketing, and communications. The position requires June, July, and August in Maine, but the balance of work may be conducted remotely. Kneisel Hall Chamber Music School & ...
Tags: Art, Jobs, America, Maine, Blue Hill Peninsula, BLUE HILL Maine, Kneisel Hall, Kneisel Hall Chamber Music School Festival, Blue Hill Maine Kneisel Hall, Jeffrey A Kehl

How America’s Literary Programs Made The World Smaller

Even today, the institutions of creative writing in the United States reflect their origins in the Cold War. In the 1940s and 1950s, early advocates for such programs, including Paul Engle at Iowa and Wallace Stegner at Stanford, shared a common vision for American culture with the internationalists of the Truman and Eisenhower administrations and influential philanthropic foundations. – Chronicle of Higher Education
Tags: Art, Stanford, America, United States, Iowa, Words, Eisenhower, Truman, Wallace Stegner, Paul Engle, 09.28.20

America’s 100 Most Banned And Challenged Books Of The Decade

Each year for Banned Books Week, the American Library Association releases a list of the books that offended parents or patrons tried most often to have removed from schools and libraries; for 2020, the ALA has compiled a list covering the 2010s as a whole. As usual, Huck Finn and To Kill a Mockingbird are there, as are Fun Home and the kids’ book about the gay penguins in Central Park, but top of the list is Sherman Alexie’s award-winning The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. (The r...
Tags: Art, America, Words, Central Park, Ala, Huck Finn, Sherman Alexie, 09.28.20, Banned Books Week the American Library Association

IFAI – Director of Development

The International Festival of Arts & Ideas (Festival) celebrates and builds community, engages with vital issues, and promotes the arts. Each year, the Festival highlights the City of New Haven’s diverse and culturally rich community with events featuring world-class artists, thinkers, and leaders. Its additional programs include the annual Visionary Leadership Award and educational opportunities like the High School Fellows Program. The Festival was established in 1996 by Anne Calabresi, Jean M...
Tags: Art, Jobs, America, Atlantic, United States, Connecticut, Baltimore, Rikers Island, Yale University, Bruce, Science Park, Alaska Native, New Haven, National Endowment for the Humanities, Walt Whitman, Pacific Islander

F. Scott Fitzgerald In 1920 Was The Prophet Of 2020

“We should look anew at 1920 not because centenaries have magical properties but because Fitzgerald’s remarkably sensitive inner ear helped him register, before almost anyone else, when America started losing its balance.” – The New York Review of Books
Tags: Art, America, Words, Scott Fitzgerald, Fitzgerald, 10.08.20

September linkfest

This month I’ve been reading Evil Geniuses: The Unmaking of America, published in August by Kurt Andersen. According to the publisher, it’s “the epic history of how America decided that big business gets whatever it wants, only the rich get richer, and nothing should ever change.” Andersen also pinpoints a when for the everything-going-to-shit: around 1980. (Perhaps you remember who was elected president that year.) Andersen is a deft writer who makes even dense economic theory fun to read—he i...
Tags: Spotify, Books, Design, Animals, Advertising, America, Canada, New York Times, Linguistics, Food And Drink, British, 30, Branding, Taco Bell, Andersen, John James Audubon

Ford Foundation: Record $160 Million Lifeline For The Arts

The Ford Foundation this week is announcing an unprecedented $160 million-and-growing initiative called America’s Cultural Treasures, with substantial grants going to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and people of color) organizations across the country. The grants are, in most cases, the largest ever for the 20 recipients in the first round. – Washington Post
Tags: Art, America, Issues, Ford Foundation, 09.24.20, Cultural Treasures

Huntington Library acquires painting of 18th Century British actress

SAN MARINO >> The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens announced Wednesday, Sept. 23, that it has acquired a newly discovered painting by American-born artist John Singleton Copley depicting Mary Robinson, one of Britain’s most famous actresses of the late 18th century. The Huntington also announced it has acquired works by British artists Alice Mary Chambers (1855-1920) and Madeline Green (1884-1947), and a set of screen prints by R.B. Kitaj (1932-2007), who, like Copley, was b...
Tags: Art, England, London, News, Wales, Boston, America, Sport, Things To Do, Atlantic, Britain, Soccer, San Marino, William Morris, Robinson, HUNTINGTON

Playing The Lead In America’s First Musical Staged Since COVID (Nah, No Pressure)

Nicholas Edwards, who took the role of Jesus in the Berkshire Theater Group’s socially distanced staging of Godspell this past summer: “Every day you feel like the whole world is watching you. … Usually the stage is a safe place where we feel most at home and normal, but it became a place where I was anxious all the time.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Theatre, America, Jesus, Berkshire Theater Group, Nicholas Edwards, 09.21.20

New Plymouth museum and art gallery opens with Mayflower and mammoths

Exhibition at the Box looks back 400 years to the settlers’ voyage to America and its effect on the indigenous peopleOne of the galleries features both a full-scale model of a woolly mammoth and a collection of tiny sea creatures pickled in jars that look more like an installation by Damien Hirst than a city museum exhibit.A second is dominated by a replica of the Mayflower, the ship that sailed from the UK to what is now the US exactly 400 years ago, but also highlights precious artefacts and i...
Tags: Art, UK, US, America, UK News, Culture, Art and design, Museums, Plymouth, Damien Hirst, New Plymouth, Mayflower

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