Sunday, September 19, 2021

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Tag: 06.09.21

World’s Largest Publishing Trade Fair Will Be Back In Person This Fall

"Germany has begun to open to travelers and the Frankfurt Book Fair is planning on hosting a live, in-person fair this October 20-24. 'It...

Art Historian May Have Found Two Unknown Gentileschi Paintings In Beirut

About his research at the palace, Gregory Buchakjian told Hyperallergic, “It’s a big house. There are no labels. It’s not a museum … Some...

Cultivating Creative Community In The Midst Of The Pandemic

It's not easy to find creative community at the best of times. Sometimes you just need an outside force - say, an "art incubator."...

The Formerly Hidden Histories Of Africans In England

English Heritage commissioned six portraits to emphasize the history - including Roman emperor Septimius Severus, who ordered the strengthening of Hadrian's Wall while on...

Two Unknown Artemisia Gentileschi Paintings Have Turned Up In The Wreckage Of A Beirut...

Art historian Gregory Buchakjian did his Master's thesis at the Sorbonne on the art collection of the Sursock Palace, where he identified two unattributed...

UK Politicians Are Increasingly Fighting The Culture Wars

As in the US, UK politicians are wading in to debates about statues, history, and the culture that defines the country. - The Guardian

Beating The Pandemic: Science Sure, But The Arts Had A Big Role

Provincial governments and public-health authorities have, understandably, been focused on science getting us out of this – but, less understandably, they’ve neglected allowing (never...

Federal “Save Our Stages” Aid Is Tied Up And Not Getting To The Arts

This stunning state of affairs stands in bold contrast to the initial PPP and the more recent restaurant relief funds, which were on their...

Science Has The Final Word. But Is That Too Confining?

"In the prevailing scientific worldview, counterfactual properties of physical systems are unfairly regarded as second-class citizens, or even excluded altogether. Why? It is because...

How You Perform A 75-Minute Score In Complete Darkness

Percussionist Sam Wilson of Riot Ensemble writes about Georg Friedrich Haas's Solstices, in which he has the hardest job: "A pianist can feel where...

The Art Napoleon Stole (And How It Informs Restitution)

"He brought back enough loot from his conquests to fill what would soon become the Louvre Museum. And his ravenous and methodical art seizures...

Stuart Silver, Museum Designer Who Pioneered Blockbuster Shows, Dead At 84

"As the inventive design director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the 1960s and '70s, turned the presentation of art into...

Princeton’s Classics Department Dropping The Latin And Greek Requirement May Not Be A Disaster...

Graeme Wood, who studied both languages himself, talked with a Princeton professor (who did not wish to be named) who says that the department...

After Four Centuries, Oxford University Press Is Shutting Down Its Printing Business

"Oxford University's right to print books was first recognised in 1586, in a decree from the Star Chamber. But the centuries-old printing history of...

How Has Technology Changed Orchestras? — My Talk for the League of American Orchestras...

I’m not sure how smart it is to attack the premise of the session you’ve been asked to be part of, but I was...

Yemen’s War Is Erasing Its Past

Yemen's museums, the richest in the Arabian peninsula, are a reminder of the toll that war has taken on the country's cultural heritage, often...

‘Come To The Theatre And Arrest Us’: Andrew Lloyd Webber Says He’ll Reopen His...

In response to news that Boris Johnson's government is considering postponing the full reopening of performance venues scheduled for June 21, the musical theatre...