A Times journalist spent three months capturing a contemporary portrait of Hungary’s capital, where he lived for several years as a child in the early ’90s.
“I don’t have a gun, but I have my cello,” a musician says as he joins the Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra, which is made up of refugees who fled the war and artists who stayed behind.
In the West, wildfires are stopping shows. Extreme heat has led to cancellations in the South. And changing weather patterns are hobbling performances in the Northeast.
The requirements of the theater, and the constant physical and emotional risks facing performers, have many demanding their basic needs as humans.
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Painting will not stop missiles. Music will not end suffering. But culture is not powerless — and a visit to Ukraine reaffirmed what it can do at its best.
It’s the city’s traditional high season and it is celebrating with newly opened hotels and restaurants and a revived live-performance scene.
With Russia trying to erase Ukraine’s national identity, the fight to preserve, and build upon, Ukraine’s artistic heritage has taken on new urgency.
The students of the Afghanistan National Institute of Music fled after the Taliban seized power. Now they are trying to remake their school, and their dreams, in Portugal.
After decades of being underfunded, H.B.C.U.s see an opportunity to expand their offerings and foster a new generation of artists.
Unexpectedly, the Connecticut city has emerged, both because of and despite its association with Yale, as an affordable and dynamic home for artists of all kinds.
For centuries, those who eschewed formal training have been either marginalized or obsessed over. Why are we so enthralled by people who create on their own terms?
In 1933, a handful of renegade teachers opened a school in rural North Carolina that would go on to shape American art and art education for decades to come.
Two writers debate writing across identity lines — and how to respond when an author gets it really wrong.
Theater, art and music are flourishing, and on the culinary scene, a 13-course Filipino tasting menu and a sleek Black-owned winery in Bronzeville are just a few of the city’s new offerings.
The post-totalitarian dream of a peaceful, friendly future is over.
Big spaces and boldface names lead a stylish comeback for the City of Light. “We’re looking at a lovely year,” one chef says.
And heartbreak and lions and infinite hallways.
Today we look at this summer’s crop of new books.
The Eternal City continues to live up to its name, thanks to some long-awaited reopenings and a crop of new restaurants and cultural spots all over town.
Royal culture, historic sites and traditional British experiences are catnip to Americans who have missed traveling across the pond. A visitors’ guide.
The Bronx Museum of the Arts celebrates a major anniversary with plans for expansion that will include a restaurant, a boutique and enhanced public spaces.
Those who react to the war in Ukraine by canceling “everything Russian” are in danger of falling into a familiar brand of nationalist thinking.
With the opening of a big African American music museum, new retro bowling halls and a ramped-up food scene, Nashville just kept on growing over the last two years. A visitors’ guide.
The talk show host discusses our partisan divide and why it’s still worth hearing from those you disagree with.
When we set aside our romantic notions, we see that creativity is continuous, and fueled by life itself.
Wesley Morris loves awards shows, countdowns and best-of lists of all kinds. Is there any way to make them more inclusive?
Finnish custom officials had seized the art several days ago, but the Finns and European Union officials decided that art lent to museums for exhibit did not come under sanctions.
Hosts Wesley Morris and Jenna Wortham catch up before their spring season — which is going to sound a little different.
Here’s your introduction to the shining, stirring sounds of a revolutionary period in cultural history.
Cumbo, who was appointed commissioner of the Department of Cultural Affairs by Mayor Eric Adams, has a background in the arts, and a history of controversial statements.
The school’s chairman and biggest benefactor, Bruce Kovner, had wanted its president, Damian Woetzel, to leave after a negative evaluation. He marshaled support and stayed.
Cultural institutions face tough decisions: Is it safe to drop mask and vaccine requirements, and would doing so be more likely to lure audiences back or keep them away?
He worked with the directors Mike Nichols, Bob Fosse and Jerry Zaks, winning three Tony Awards and an Oscar for “All That Jazz.”
Why are so many drama series based on real-life events?
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has led arts organizations to reconsider who performs, forcing them to confront questions about free speech and policing political views.
The lit mag of the moment, founded by two women in their 20s, isn’t afraid to say what’s on its mind.
Popular culture is taking us back to the past.
‘Funny Girl’ and ‘A Strange Loop’ on Broadway, Ashwini Ramaswamy’s dances, Olivia Rodrigo’s pop takeover: what our critics and writers are looking forward to this season.
We can wait for normal life to return, or we can just start living.
Colonialist conceptions of gender have long sought to erase more expansive views. But a new generation is making work that honors their cultures’ beliefs on their own terms.
A documentary premiering this month chronicles the history and impact of The East, an organization and meeting place that served as a “microcosm of Black nationhood” in Central Brooklyn.
One of the most lasting and influential artistic movements of the 20th century was created with and for Black artists. Why has their contribution been so overlooked?
Honoring all things African-American, with performances, river cruises, exhibitions and more, in Richmond, Va., Portland, Ore., Philadelphia, Cleveland and San Antonio.
In a new memoir, the former president of the Brooklyn Academy of Music reflects on some of the organization’s most memorable stagings and artists.
He called himself a “well-informed amateur,” and he wrote about everything from bluegrass to ballet.
The composer John Adams reviews a new book by Jed Perl, “Authority and Freedom: A Defense of the Arts.”
He was the epitome of Black dignity, Black beauty, Black pride and Black power.
Before his death, Greg Tate spoke with four other critics at the Pop Conference about the need for Black writers to face down racist institutions and take the lead in cultural conversations.
Lovers of Edmund de Waal’s book can get close to that netsuke in a compelling show of objects that endured across a century of violence, discrimination and dispossession.