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How a Mosaic from Caligula’s Party Boat Became a Coffee Table in a New York City Apartment 50 Years Ago

Imagine owning Caligula’s coffee table — or, better yet, a coffee table made from the mosaic flooring that once covered the infamously cruel Roman Emperor’s party boats. Art dealer and Manhattanite Helen Fioratti owned such a table for 45 years, but she had no idea what it was until she happened to go to a 2013 book signing by author and Italian stone expert Dario Del Bufalo. There, a friend noticed her table in Del Bufalo’s coffee table book, Porphyry, “about the reddish-purple rock muc...
Tags: Art, Facebook, Asia, College, New York City, History, Rome, Italy, Brian Cox, Anderson Cooper, The New York Times, Benito Mussolini, Josh Jones, Park Avenue, Fioretti, Caligula


The Lehman Trilogy - A complex tale made breathtakingly clear

Reviewed by Judd Hollander Told in what can best be described as a continual stream of consciousness, the Broadway play The Lehman Trilogy recounts the rise and fall of what would become a global financial institution. As seen through the eyes of those who made it possible - for better and for worse.  Winningly adapted by Ben Power from Stefano Massini's sprawling novel, the tale begins in 1844 when German immigrant Heyum Lehmann (Simon Russell Beale) steps off the boat in New York . He...
Tags: London, New York City, Theatre, Alabama, America, Broadway, Sam Mendes, Nick Powell, Lehman, Lehman Brothers, Emanuel, Montgomery Alabama, Lester, Es Devlin, Beale, Adrian Lester


Executive Director – 4A Arts

Position Summary The Executive Director will support and implement the vision and goals of 4A Arts. This person will be responsible for administration, fundraising, marketing, outreach, and strategic plans for 4A Arts. Responsibilities Include: ● Create and implement a robust business plan which outlines growth targets and strategic priorities and the timelines and strategies to achieve them● Responsible for fundraising and developing earned income (membership) necessary to...
Tags: Art, Jobs, New York City, Board


VP, Executive Search – Tom O’Connor Consulting Group

The Vice President, Executive Search works as a pivotal member of the Tom O’Connor Consulting Group (TOCG) leadership team and will carry out searches on behalf of our arts and culture clients in a variety of functional areas. As with all TOCG roles, the position is full-time remote with occasional in-person meetings required in New York City at company expense. Reporting to President Tom O’Connor (who will maintain a portfolio of searches) and with support from Director of Recruitment & Pro...
Tags: Art, Jobs, New York City, Tom O'Connor, Tom O'Connor Consulting Group TOCG, TOCG, Rani Haywood


Books: Guerrilla Flowers, Edibles

New York City: Yes! You walked by that ugly construction site at 9th Ave and West 14th St. every day ... but the next morning, it was bedecked with sunflowers, cattails, and lavender. It was all the overnight work of florist Lewis Miller, who's been bringing life to trash cans,... [Author: Jane Berger]
Tags: Books, Gardening, Design, New York City, West, Food And Drink, Flowers, Florists, Lewis Miller, Edible Flowers, Garden Design, Jane Berger


Pace University – Program Head of Musical Theater

Organization For more than 100 years, Pace University (Pace) has been preparing students to become leaders in their fields by providing an education that combines exceptional academics with professional experience and the New York advantage. Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County. A private metropolitan university, Pace enrolls nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in the College of Health Professions, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lub...
Tags: Art, New York, Jobs, New York City, United States, Manhattan, Bfa, Westchester, PPA, Westchester County, School of Arts and Sciences, Pace University Pace, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Charles H Dyson, Edward J Mortola, Pace School of Performing Arts PPA


Emelin Theatre – Executive Director

Organization The Emelin Theatre (Emelin) was founded in 1972 and brings world class performing arts to Westchester County, New York. Pre-COVID, the Emelin presented more than 125 events each year and is committed to building back to that level of programming as swiftly and safely as possible. The innovative and eclectic programming includes all genres of music, comedy, dance, and vibrant family programming, plus a broad range of independent and international film. With a mission to promote a...
Tags: Art, Jobs, New York City, Mamaroneck, Westchester, Metro North Railroad, Westchester County New York, Customer focus, Emelin Theatre, Emelin, Jenna Deja, West Lake Street, School Outreach Program, Sound Shore, Friendly Village Mamaroneck, Mamaroneck River


An Introduction to the Chrysler Building, New York’s Art Deco Masterpiece, by John Malkovich (1994)

No old stuff for me, no bestial copyings of arches and columns and cornices. Me, I’m new.                — architect William Van Alen, designer of the Chrysler Building Many people claim the Chrysler Building as their favorite New York City edifice and actor John Malkovich is one such: It’s so crazy and vigorous in its execution, so breathtaking in its vision, so brilliantly eccentric. Malkovich, who’s not shy about taking potshots at the city’s “violence and filth” in the BBC documentar...
Tags: Facebook, New York, Design, Film, College, New York City, History, Bbc, Architecture, New York Times, Manhattan, John Malkovich, Chrysler, Detroit, Empire State Building, Art Deco


Google wants caterpillars, birds, and bees to attract the next generation of workers to its $2 billion 'biophilic' NYC office

COOKFOX Architects Google is expanding its New York City presence with the $2.1 billion purchase of St. John's Terminal. The 'biophilic' office has welcomed birds, bees, and a "resident praying mantis" to the space. Its green layout is all about the "recruitment and retention of talent," the office's architect told FT. Google is redefining office perks from nap pods to birds, bees, caterpillars, and a "resident praying mantis," according to a Tuesday report by the Financia...
Tags: Google, Real Estate, Design, Cook, News, Office, New York City, US, Careers, Trends, Architecture, Manhattan, Mountain View, John, Financial Times, St John


Department Chair, Drama – Tisch School of the Arts, New York University

The Department of Drama, Undergraduate, in the Institute of Performing Arts at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University seeks an accomplished, visionary Chair to lead our uniquely structured Bachelor of Fine Arts program beginning in Fall, 2022. The Department -The Department of Drama prepares the next generation of leaders in theatre by offering an innovative, rigorous and ambitious artistic and academic education at the world’s first global network university, New York University. For ...
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The Dream Hollywood hotel opened an NFT art gallery in its lobby. Here's a look at what it's like.

The Dream Hollywood hotel's new NFT art exhibition is one of the first exhibits of its kind in a hospitality setting. Dream Hollywood NFTs are stored on a crypto-style blockchain but can also be displayed physically, gallery style. The Dream Hollywood hotel and The Crypt Gallery have opened a physical NFT exhibit to the public. The free event makes an effort to not only impress exhibit attendees with art but also educate them. Non-fungible tokens - or NFTs - are a new concept taking th...
Tags: Art, New York, Hollywood, London, Hotels, New York City, Los Angeles, Trends, Bloomberg, Chicago, Gallery, Katy Perry, Crypto, Lindsay Lohan, Midtown, Blockchain


Jazz Autumn: Returns, galas and even awards

If all “jazz” shares a single trait, it’s that nothing will stifle it. Adjusting to covid-19 Ari Brown greets fan at Hyde Park Jazz Festival; photo by Michael Jackson for Chicago Reader strictures, Chicago (just for instance) in the past two months has been site of: A stellar Hyde Park Jazz Festival; Herbie Hancock’s homecoming concert at Symphony Center; audiences happily (for the most part – no reported incidents otherwise) observing appropriate covid restrictions in intimate venue...
Tags: Art, New York City, Mark Ingram, Chicago, New York Times, Davis, Herbie Hancock, Michael Jackson, Memphis, Chris Anderson, Ajblogs, Mellon Foundation, Art Institute, Snyder, Fitzgerald, Steppenwolf


The Dance That Didn’t Get Made During Lockdown (Sorta)

Choreographer Madeline Hollander has brought together New York City dancers, from big and small companies and from Broadway shows, and given them a task: to perform choreography that was canceled or postponed during the pandemic. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, New York City, Dance, Broadway, Madeline Hollander


‘They broke my heart’: sculptor laments Central Park Covid monument removal

Sergio Furnari concedes he did not have permit for sculpture made with $4,000 grant from New York CityA giant sculpture installed this week at the south-eastern corner of Central Park in New York City as a tribute to healthcare workers and Covid-19 victims has been taken down – an apparent casualty of confusion and red tape.The Italian sculptor behind the large red heart, Sergio Furnari, said he was walking by Grand Army Plaza on Thursday afternoon with friends when he noticed that his Heroes He...
Tags: Art, New York, New York City, World news, US news, Culture, Art and design, Sculpture, Central Park, New York Citya, Grand Army Plaza, COVID, Sergio Furnari


32 Days of Halloween XIV: Day #29

Christopher Lee,The Procession of the Ghouls, &Track of the Moon Beast! First up, Christopher Lee in an interview from 1975. I love to hear Lee talk about his craft. Frankly, I love to hear Lee talk, full stop. If he had put out an album of him doing nothing but reading the back of cereal boxes, I would have already acquired it. On my vast todo list is to be in New York City on Halloween. Primarily so I can witness The Procession of the Ghouls at The Cathedral of St. John the ...
Tags: Halloween, Movies, Horror, New York City, Theatre, 32 Days of Halloween, Christopher Lee, Lee


Roundabout Theatre Company – Director of Human Resources

Organization Founded in 1965 and based in New York City, Roundabout Theatre Company (Roundabout) has grown to become one of the country’s largest nonprofit theatrical institutions. Roundabout operates three venues on Broadway— American Airlines Theatre, Stephen Sondheim Theatre, and the historic Studio 54—and two venues off-Broadway—Laura Pels Theatre and Roundabout Underground Black Box Theatre, which are housed in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. With a mission to cel...
Tags: Art, Jobs, New York City, United States, Broadway, Human Resources, American Airlines, Harold, EEO, Blue Star Families, Finance Department, Laura Pels Theatre, Employee Development, Human Resources Department, Miriam Steinberg Center, Todd Haimes


Hunter Biden's art gallery arrangement is 'whacko,' according to ethics law expert

Hunter Biden Kris Connor/WireImage A law professor and ethics expert says the nature of Hunter Biden's art sales are "whacko." "It's bizarre that that's the solution that they came upon," Kathleen Clark told Politico. Experts are criticizing the gallery and White House's attempts to insulate the art sales from undue influence. Legal ethics expert Kathleen Clark, a professor at Washington University School of Law, told Politico Magazine that the Hunter Biden's arrang...
Tags: Art, Politics, Washington Post, Washington, White House, Politico, India, New York City, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, New York Times, Biden, Donald Trump


How Three New York City Ballet Dancers Prepared Themselves For An Uncertain Return To The Stage

Gia Kourlas: “To get a better understanding of what this strange time has been like, I checked in with … a member of the corps de ballet, a soloist and a principal to track their experiences … as they made their way to opening night.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, New York City, Dance, Gia Kourlas


The 'Pandora Papers' investigation has linked the Met museum and the British Museum with suspected looted Cambodian antiquities

Tang Chhin Sothy/AFP via Getty Images The Met is one of several top museums to have displayed looted Cambodian antiquities, a report says. The antiquities are linked to the indicted art dealer Douglas Latchford, The Washington Post said. The findings are based on the Pandora Papers investigation into offshore tax havens. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City is one of several prominent museums to have displayed looted Cambodian an...
Tags: Art, Post, News, Washington Post, Finance, New York City, International, Trends, Stolen, Cambodia, British Museum, Justice Department, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Afp, Latchford, ICIJ


Building Without Nails: The Genius of Japanese Carpentry

Traditional Japanese carpentry impresses us today, not so much with the tools its practitioners use as with the ones they don’t: nails, for example. Or glue, for that matter. Here on Open Culture we’ve previously featured introductions to Japanese wood joinery, the art of cutting wood in a manner such that pieces slide together and solidly interlock without the aid of any other materials. Though it may seem like magic, it’s really just physics — or rather, physics, and engineering, and t...
Tags: Art, Facebook, Japan, College, China, New York City, United States, Seoul, Colin Marshall, Miya Shoji, 21st Century Los Angeles, Hisao Hanafusa


Andy Warhol’s Vibrant, Impractical, Illustrated Cookbook from 1959: A Feast for the Eyes

Gorgeously illustrated cookbooks featuring sumptuous images of fancy desserts and other special occasion food can be quite an intimidating proposition to self-doubting beginners. The recipes themselves are daunting, and as every Great British Baking Show viewer learns, watching the top contestants squirm in advance of co-host Paul Hollywood‘s icy judgment, flavor can’t save an edible creation that fails as art. Andy Warhol’s approach to cookery appears rather more blithe. His 1959 cookbook, Wil...
Tags: Art, Facebook, Books, Design, Rizzoli, College, New York City, Frankfurt, Food & Drink, New York Times, Andy Warhol, Warhol, Upper East Side, Portlandia, Fdr, Stanford University


Photo Essay: Out at Takes the Cake, the 'drag king and thing' competition that's expanding the possibilities of drag

Week 2 Winner Willy Killigan performs at Takes the Cake. Elyssa Goodman for Insider At Takes the Cake, drag artists who identify anywhere on the gender spectrum are welcome. The event is put on by The Cake Boys collective. See more stories on Insider's business page. "I put the 'toxic' in toxic masculinity!" Muscles Monty is standing on stage at Purgatory, a club in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Bathed in purple and green light, faux spiders appear to be crawling on his jacket, which is...
Tags: Art, Cake, Japan, New York, News, Lgbt, New York City, US, Trends, Chicago, Transgender, Brooklyn, LGBT rights, Gay Rights, Eddie, Richard


Charlotte Ballet – Artistic Director

Organization Established in 1970, Charlotte Ballet’s vision is to be the leading dance company in the Southeast region. Charlotte Ballet is renowned for its athletic dancers and versatile programming that ranges from full-length classical ballets to cutting-edge contemporary dance. The company presents five to six performance series in Charlotte from October through June and tours across the Southeast region and nationally. In recent years, Charlotte Ballet was invited to perform at the Amer...
Tags: Art, Jobs, New York City, United States, Kennedy Center, North Carolina, East Coast, Academy, Patricia McBride, Wells Fargo, Operations, Southeast, Charlotte, Board of Trustees, Carolinas, Uptown


The New School’s MA in Arts Management & Entrepreneurship for performing artists

Discover the first master’s program that prepares performing artists for 21st-century entrepreneurship. In the two-year Master’s in Arts Management and Entrepreneurship at The New School in NYC, you have the opportunity to: Develop and execute projects designed to further your personal career goals.Investigate business models and practices of organizations in the cultural and creative industries.Respond to the political, social, technological, and economic issues that impact arts and culture...
Tags: Art, New York, Education, New York City, Greenwich Village, New School, Mannes Jazz


An “Epochal” Decline For NYC?

New York City, the financial and business capital of the world, and until very recently a hub for tourists, may well be the canary in the coal mine that predicts a decline in the very idea of the megacity. – The Baffler
Tags: Art, New York City, Ideas


Producing Artistic Director – Classic Stage Company

CLASSIC STAGE COMPANY (CSC) in New York, NY seeks a Producing Artistic Director to lead the organization and bring current and future supporters and fans along on an exciting journey to challenge the traditional perception of classic work by reimagining great stories across the world’s repertoire that illuminate our common humanity. The Producing Artistic Director will possess a flair for thoughtful artistic curation combined with entrepreneurial zeal and a talent to execute plans that celeb...
Tags: Art, Jobs, New York City, Broadway, CSC, Vision, Board, New York Ny, EDIA, Lucille Lortel, Productions, Rutgers Presbyterian Church, Christopher Martin, CSC Repertory, Obie Drama Desk Outer Critics Circle Drama League


Managing Director of Administration, Gibney

Gibney, a major force for dance and social justice in New York City, welcomes nominations and applications for the newly designed position of Managing Director of Administration, available in the Fall of 2021. The Organization http://www.gibneydance.org Founded by choreographer, entrepreneur, and activist Gina Gibney in 1991, Gibney is a dance company, a performing arts hub, and a social action incubator located in New York City. Gibney’s mission is to tap...
Tags: Art, New York, Jobs, Organization, New York City, Time, Broadway, Manhattan, Administration, Tribeca, Lower Manhattan, Gibney, Gina Gibney, Executive Leadership Team, New York City Gibney, Company of Artistic Associates


Designers Are Working To Make US Airports Less Miserable (And Maybe Even Pleasant)

“A clutch of new terminals and recent upgrades to existing concourses from New York City to San Francisco demonstrate ways both small and large — from muting the televisions to installing indoor gardens — that airports are trying to ease psychic turbulence on the ground.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, New York City, US, San Francisco, Visual


"A woman in a gorilla mask riding a bicycle threw the small white object past Elder’s head..."

"... as seen in a video posted on Twitter by Spectrum News reporter Kate Cagle. The woman appeared to be white, Elder is Black, and ape characterizations have been used as a racist trope for centuries. Moments later, the woman took a swing at a man who appeared to be part of Elder’s team. The man was hit by at least one other heckler just before Elder was escorted into the SUV."  From an L.A. Times report quoted in (Wall Street Journal).  Here's the Kate Cagle tweet discussed in the quote...
Tags: Art, Law, California, Eggs, Wikipedia, Masks, New York City, America, Cnn, Atlantic, Protests, Venice, Don Lemon, Times, Vox, Apes


After Decades, Francis Ford Coppola Is Set To Shoot His Passion Project — With Or Without The Studios

Megalopolis is “an ensemble piece involving an architect rebuilding New York City after a financial crisis cripples the metropolitan hub. … And he seems prepared to entirely self-finance the movie’s $100 to $120m budget with the money made from his winery.” – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Media, New York City, Francis Ford Coppola



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