New York Is Getting $22 Billion in Federal Aid. How Should It Be Spent?

Business leaders warn the mayor that an influx of aid could be squandered on short-term programs that won’t help the unemployed.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #citizens-budget-commission, #city-council-nyc, #culture-arts, #de-blasio-bill, #federal-aid-us, #garcetti-eric-m, #income-inequality, #johnson-corey, #jones-austin-jennifer, #labor-and-jobs, #lightfoot-lori, #new-york-city, #partnership-for-new-york-city, #politics-and-government, #real-estate-board-of-new-york, #small-business, #tax-policy-center, #united-states-economy

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In Rome, an Apartment Rich in Color and History Opens to the Public

One of the leading figures of Italian Futurism, Giacomo Balla turned his home into proof of his idea that art should live in all things.

#balla-giacomo-1871-1958, #culture-arts, #design, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #museo-nazionale-delle-arti-del-xxi-secolo-maxxi, #museums, #rome-italy

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Far From Paris, the Pompidou Plans an Outpost in Jersey City

Out: the Metro and the Seine. In: the PATH and the Hudson. The Pompidou Center plans to open its first North American satellite museum in a renovated industrial building.

#architecture, #art, #culture-arts, #fulop-steven-m, #jersey-city-nj, #lasvignes-serge, #museums, #paris-france, #pompidou-center, #restoration-and-renovation

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Greenwood Rising Links Tulsa’s Tragic History to Today’s Struggles

Throughout the South, fluid new museums serve as memorial markers too. Greenwood Rising follows a neighborhood’s history into the present.

#black-people, #culture-arts, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #museums, #race-and-ethnicity, #tulsa-okla, #tulsa-race-riot-1921, #watchmen-tv-program

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N.Y.C. Pride 2021: Check Out These Events

The march on June 27 will be mostly virtual. But not to worry: There are plenty of in-person events, performances and celebratory exhibitions throughout the city this month.

#ahead-of-the-curve-movie, #austen-alice-house-museum, #ballez-dance-co, #brooklyn-museum, #culture-arts, #festivals, #heritage-of-pride-inc, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #joyce-theater, #lincoln-center-for-the-performing-arts, #playbill, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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In Compton, a School That Paved the Way for Generations of Black Artists

Between 1969 and 1975, the Communicative Arts Academy was a vital hub for a community largely excluded from Los Angeles’s cultural institutions.

#art, #black-people, #compton-calif, #culture-arts, #hammons-david, #los-angeles-county-museum-of-art, #outterbridge-john, #purifoy-noah-1917-2004

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Lines Never Felt So Good: Crowds Herald New York’s Reopening

Museums broke attendance records, movie theaters sold out and jazz fans packed clubs on a rainy Memorial Day weekend that felt far removed from the prior year’s pandemic traumas.

#brooklyn-nyc, #cobble-hill-brooklyn-ny, #comedy-cellar, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #cruella-movie, #culture-arts, #greenwich-village-manhattan-ny, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #museum-of-modern-art, #museums, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #smalls-manhattan-ny-music-venue, #wilner-spike

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National Endowment for the Arts Funding Would Rise Under Biden Plan

The president’ calls for a 20 percent increase in the national arts budget, a departure from the Trump administration’s efforts to eliminate the agency.

#american-alliance-of-museums, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #culture-arts, #federal-budget-us, #finances, #national-endowment-for-the-arts, #trump-donald-j

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Overlooked No More: Si-lan Chen, Whose Dances Encompassed Worlds

As a dancer and choreographer, she sought to represent a broad range of ethnic groups, but audiences often sexualized and exoticized her by focusing on her mixed race.

#biographical-information, #chen-si-lan, #china, #culture-arts, #dancing, #politics-and-government, #race-and-ethnicity, #trinidad-and-tobago

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Taiwan Was a Covid Haven for Performers. Then Cases Flared.

One of the few places where performances continued steadily for much of the pandemic has had to shut down theaters just as they are reopening elsewhere.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #culture-arts, #dancing, #disease-rates, #music, #opera, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #shutdowns-institutional, #taipei-taiwan, #taiwan, #theater

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Taking Art to the Streets, Just Look Down

Aided by grants, artists are creating ground murals and other projects on roadways, underpasses and in public squares.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #art, #asphalt, #chattanooga-tenn, #culture-arts, #infrastructure-public-works, #kansas-city-mo, #murals, #philanthropy, #reno-nev, #urban-areas

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America is Reopening. Here’s What it Looks Like

With safety restrictions easing, Americans from Maine to Montana are returning to concert halls, worship services and soapbox derbies in all 50 states. 

#athletics-and-sports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #culture-arts, #food, #labor-and-jobs, #photography, #puerto-rico, #religion-and-belief, #united-states, #virgin-islands-us

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How Will California’s Arts Institutions Recover?

Thursday: A conversation about major cultural institutions and philanthropy in the aftermath of the pandemic.

#broad-eli, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #culture-arts, #los-angeles-calif

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Everything Was Canceled in 2020. What About 2021?

From the French Open and the Tokyo Olympics to New York Pride, a look at which global events are canceled, postponed or moving ahead (with altered plans) in 2021.

#boston-marathon, #burning-man-festival, #cannes-international-film-festival, #coronavirus-reopenings, #culture-arts, #edinburgh-international-festival, #festivals, #french-open-tennis, #new-york-city-marathon, #new-york-international-auto-show, #olympic-games-2020, #tennis, #theater, #wimbledon-tennis-tournament

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Finding Beauty in the Ordinary

A selection of street photography from female artists around the world.

#culture-arts, #gender, #photography, #street-photography, #women-street-photographers-book

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Allon Schoener, 95, Dies; Curator Caught in Furor Over ‘Harlem’ Show

His “Harlem on My Mind” exhibit at the Met museum in 1969 drew protests for not including works by Black artists. But since then it’s been reconsidered.

#art, #black-people, #culture-arts, #deaths-obituaries, #harlem-on-my-mind-exhibit, #jewish-museum-manhattan-ny, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #museums, #new-york-city, #schoener-allon

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How Scott Rudin Wielded Power in Show Business

For decades, the producer has cultivated and castigated people at all levels of entertainment. Now his past is catching up with him.

#actors-and-actresses, #culture-arts, #diller-barry, #geffen-david, #hello-dolly-play, #jackman-hugh, #movies, #rudin-scott, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #the-book-of-mormon-play, #the-music-man-play, #theater, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny, #to-kill-a-mockingbird-play, #tony-awards-theater-awards, #west-side-story-play, #wilson-rita, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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National Endowment for the Humanities Announces New Grants

The first round of funding for the year totals $24 million and will support 225 projects across the country.

#archives-and-records, #childrens-museum-of-indianapolis, #columbia-university, #culture-arts, #endowments, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #judd-foundation, #los-angeles-county-museum-of-art, #michigan-state-university, #museums, #national-endowment-for-the-humanities, #new-york-botanical-garden, #new-york-university, #united-states

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Bags, Bootlegs and Art: A Quirky Communion on Canal Street

The creators of Canal Street Research Association have lost their lease, but they can still show the way for a new arts community.

#art, #canal-street-manhattan-ny, #canal-street-research-assn, #counterfeit-merchandise, #culture-arts, #lin-ming-artist, #tatarsky-alexandra

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Cultural Venues’ Quest for Billions in Federal Aid Is Halted by Glitch

On the first day nightclubs, movie theaters and other arts organizations hurt by the pandemic could apply for $16 billion in federal aid, the system malfunctioned. No applications got through.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #culture-arts, #federal-aid-us, #music, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional, #shuttered-venue-operators-grant, #small-business, #small-business-administration, #stimulus-economic

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This Summer, Get Invigorated With a Live Cultural Performance

Breathe in some culture and the great outdoors — just from behind a mask.

#culture-arts, #dancing, #festivals, #gardens-and-gardening, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #theater

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Hanif Abdurraqib Celebrates Black Performance

In “A Little Devil in America,” Abdurraqib moves from Master Juba to Josephine Baker to Sun Ra to Patti LaBelle to “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.”

#a-little-devil-in-america-notes-in-praise-of-black-performance-book, #abdurraqib-hanif, #black-people, #books-and-literature, #culture-arts, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states

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Live Performing Arts Are Returning to N.Y.C., but Not All at Once

Starting on Friday, theaters, comedy clubs and other arts venues can open at 33-percent capacity. The formula doesn’t work for everyone.

#bowery-ballroom, #brooklyn-academy-of-music, #city-winery, #comedy-and-humor, #comedy-cellar, #culture-arts, #daisey-mike, #daryl-roth-theater, #dworman-noam, #iridium-jazz-club, #jazz, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shed-manhattan-ny, #swier-michael, #theater

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16 Global Design Concepts for an Unpredictable Future

The challenges of the past year gave designers every reason to recede into the shadows, but creativity won’t be denied.

#architecture, #area-planning-and-renewal, #art, #building-construction, #culture-arts, #design, #furniture, #sculpture, #sustainable-living, #textiles, #wood-and-wood-products

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7 Ways to Keep Your Kids Entertained During Spring Break

Circus classes, kite-flying workshops, escape rooms and other games to occupy your children (as if you haven’t already been doing this for a year) while school’s out.

#american-museum-of-natural-history, #children-and-childhood, #culture-arts, #escape-room-game, #king-arthur-baking-co, #kites, #museums, #prospect-park-zoo, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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David McCabe, Who Photographed Warhol Becoming Warhol, Dies at 80

In 1964, he began following the artist around New York and chronicling his exploits. His photographs finally saw the light of day four decades later.

#art, #culture-arts, #deaths-obituaries, #mccabe-david-1940-2021, #new-york-city, #photography, #warhol-andy

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March Madness Brings Vibrant Art and Energy to Indianapolis

For the first time, a single state is hosting the entire N.C.A.A. men’s basketball tournament — and its capital city is blooming with pop-up performances, poetry and art.

#art, #basketball-college, #culture-arts, #hernandez-joy-1981, #indiana, #indianapolis-ind, #lewis-shaunte, #martin-michael-kwazar, #murals, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #ray-william-denton-1974

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Up to My Eyeballs in Art at Superblue

After a year of sensory deprivation, a critic dips a toe into the new, high-powered immersive art center in Miami.

#art, #culture-arts, #devlin-es, #glimcher-marc, #jobs-laurene-powell, #kusama-yayoi, #meow-wolf-art-collective, #miami-fla, #pace-gallery, #rubell-mera, #superblue-holdings-pbc, #teamlab-art-collective

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Alex Newell Finds Inspiration in Whitney Houston, Billy Porter and ‘Dreamgirls’

The “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” star talked about the performers he recognizes himself in, coming full circle with Mariah Carey and his signature banana pudding.

#actors-and-actresses, #content-type-personal-profile, #culture-arts, #newell-alex, #once-on-this-island-play, #television, #the-glee-project-tv-program, #zoeys-extraordinary-playlist-tv-program

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Before Lockdown, This Super Fan Went to 105 Shows in One Season

What has this year been like for the most voracious of culture vultures? A super fan in Chicago lets us into his life without the arts.

#chicago-ill, #classical-music, #content-type-personal-profile, #culture-arts, #minieka-edward-t, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #television, #theater

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Still Processing Returns for a New Season: Subscribe Now

The culture writers Jenna Wortham and Wesley Morris are back for another season — and no topic is off limits.

#culture-arts, #new-york-times, #podcasts, #wesley-morris, #wortham-jenna

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‘Diary of a Song’: Behind the Making of the Hit Series

Nearly 20 episodes in, the making-of video series is popular with viewers and artists alike, thanks to a collaborative team’s approach to breaking down a hit.

#culture-arts, #drivers-license-song, #music, #pop-and-rock-music, #rodrigo-olivia-2003

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BAM Helped Buy Its Boss a New Home. She Left in Under 6 Years.

Some cultural institutions own apartments for their leaders to use. The Brooklyn Academy of Music decided to help its last leader buy one with a bonus of $968,000.

#bonuses, #brooklyn-nyc, #brooklyn-academy-of-music, #clark-katy-1968, #culture-arts, #executive-compensation, #hopkins-karen-brooks, #orchestra-of-st-lukes, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

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The Louvre Turns to Merch

The famous French museum has embraced all retail opportunities in an effort to offset the economic effects of the pandemic.

#auctions, #culture-arts, #fashion-and-apparel, #louis-vuitton, #louvre-museum, #museums, #paris-france, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #uniqlo, #your-feed-fashion

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How to Pretend You’re in the Riviera Maya, Mexico, Today

You might not be able to travel on spring break this year, but you can immerse yourself in Maya culture from home.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #books-and-literature, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #culture-arts, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #indigenous-people, #mayans, #music, #myths-and-mythical-creatures, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #riviera-maya-mexico, #sinkholes, #travel-and-vacations, #world-heritage-sites

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Both Sides Now: In Conversation With Lorraine O’Grady

On the eve of her first major retrospective, the artist talks about her past, her process and the benefit of criticism.

#art, #brooklyn-museum, #content-type-personal-profile, #culture-arts, #ogrady-lorraine-1934

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Lincoln Center Will Head Outside Its Closed Theaters to Perform

Officials announced plans to create 10 outdoor spaces for pandemic-era performances and rehearsals, and to work with blood drives and food banks.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #culture-arts, #dancing, #lincoln-center-for-the-performing-arts, #music, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional, #theaters-buildings, #timms-henry

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New York City’s Arts and Recreation Employment Down 66%, Report Says

The New York State comptroller’s office details the effects of the pandemic’s devastation and says a full recovery would be made only with government assistance.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #culture-arts, #dancing, #dinapoli-thomas-p, #finances, #labor-and-jobs, #museums, #music, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional, #theater, #theaters-buildings, #wages-and-salaries

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New York’s Pop-Up Concerts Kick Off With Jazz at a Vaccination Site

The musician Jon Batiste led a band through the Javits Center to begin half a year of unannounced performances throughout the state.

#batiste-jon-1986, #casel-ayodele, #culture-arts, #empire-state-development-corp, #javits-jacob-k-convention-center-manhattan-ny, #new-york-city, #new-york-state-council-on-the-arts, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #winokur-zack

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Black History Month Is a Good Excuse for Delving Into Our Art

An African-American studies professor suggests ways to mark the month, from David Driskell’s paintings and Dance Theater of Harlem’s streamed performances to the rollicking return of “Queen Sugar.”

#black-people, #culture-arts, #dance-theater-of-harlem, #high-museum-of-art, #new-bach-dance, #oprah-winfrey-network, #queen-sugar-tv-program, #the-firebird-ballet

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In Canada, Americans Are Missed, With Limits

U.S. visitors usually mean big business for Canada’s tourism industry. But the pandemic has blunted lonesomeness for the country’s best friend.

#airbnb, #canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #culture-arts, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #joe-beef-montreal-quebec-restaurant, #musee-dart-contemporain-de-montreal, #museums, #music, #restaurants, #stratford-shakespeare-festival, #theater, #travel-and-vacations

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Federal Aid for Closed Cultural Venues Will Be a Race for Cash

Tens of thousands of eligible music clubs, theaters, museums and other spaces may overwhelm a $15 billion grant fund run by the Small Business Administration.

#cornyn-john, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #culture-arts, #federal-aid-us, #music, #national-independent-venue-assn, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional, #shuttered-venue-operators-grant, #small-business, #small-business-administration, #stimulus-economic, #theater, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Janez Jansa Kicks Off a Culture War in Slovenia’s Museums

Slovenia’s government has replaced the directors of major institutions. But it says “run-of-the-mill artists really have nothing to complain about.”

#culture-arts, #europe, #jansa-janez, #laibach, #museums, #slovenia

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Undine Spragg’s Life in Objects

Beauty, charm and luck all factor into the social ascent of Edith Wharton’s ambitious protagonist — but money, crucially, matters the most.

#2020tbookclub, #books-and-literature, #culture-arts, #dresses, #fashion-and-apparel, #jewels-and-jewelry, #opera, #the-custom-of-the-country-book, #wharton-edith, #women-and-girls

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Trump Tried to End Federal Arts Funding. Instead, It Grew.

Each year, President Trump’s proposed federal budget eliminated funding for the National Endowment for the Arts. But the agency survived, largely by relying on bipartisan support in Congress.

#carter-mary-anne, #culture-arts, #endowments, #federal-aid-us, #federal-budget-us, #house-of-representatives, #national-endowment-for-the-arts, #senate, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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How 8 Countries Have Tried to Keep Artists Afloat During Panemic

Governments around the world have tried to support the arts during the pandemic, some more generously than others.

#austria, #brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #culture-arts, #france, #germany, #great-britain, #new-zealand, #poland, #south-africa, #south-korea, #stimulus-economic, #unemployment

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The Arts Are in Crisis. Here’s How Biden Can Help.

The pandemic has decimated the livelihoods of those who work in the arts. How can the new administration intervene and make sure it doesn’t happen again? A critic offers an ambitious plan.

#actors-and-actresses, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #culture-arts, #federal-theater-project, #national-endowment-for-the-arts, #new-deal-1930s, #stimulus-economic, #unemployment-insurance, #works-progress-administration

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Cuomo Outlines Plans to Revive Arts and Culture Industries

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said that New York urgently needs to bring the arts back — not only to help jobless artists, but to make sure that New York City survives.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #culture-arts, #cuomo-andrew-m, #mellon-foundation, #new-york-arts-revival, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #new-york-state-council-on-the-arts, #public-private-sector-cooperation, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rosenthal-jane, #rudin-scott, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Pamela Z Manipulates Voices in a Virtual Tour of Times Square

“Times3” is the latest work by a veteran composer, vocalist, multimedia artist and “wild virtuoso.”

#culture-arts, #music, #prototype-festival, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #sobelle-geoff, #theater, #times3-musical-work, #z-pamela

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11 Things Our Critics Are Looking Forward to in 2021

Nicolas Cage hosts the history of swearing. Lorde writes a book and Julie Mehretu takes over the Whitney. This new year has to be better, right?

#art, #baker-julien-1995, #barnes-vivian-jo, #cage-nicolas, #culture-arts, #dancing, #david-makes-man-tv-program, #frick-collection, #going-south-book, #graham-martha-dance-co, #history-of-swear-words-tv-program, #kaluuya-daniel, #king-shaka, #little-oblivions-album, #lorde, #mcdowell-akili, #mehretu-julie, #mengesha-weyni, #movies, #olsen-elizabeth-1989, #pop-and-rock-music, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #resident-alien-tv-program, #television, #tudyk-alan, #two-thousand-twenty-one, #wandavision-tv-program, #whitney-museum-of-american-art

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