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The Wisdom of Theater Elders in COVID Time
These artists remind us of how multivalent the theater is, how many solutions there are to the crises of funding, isolation, censorship and personal voice.
Hey, Arts Nonprofits: Words Aren’t Action, Sympathy Isn’t Empathy
Yes, we know you care. Yes, we know you “stand with” Black people. Your words are lovely. Now get away from the keyboard and start taking action.
Post-COVID Performing Arts: Like a Trip to the Car Wash
Restorationists expect a familiar process will always work: they’re about the car wash. Opportunists look to innovate: they're about getting the car clean.
Can Art Drive Change on Climate Change? Ask Alexis Rockman
Come to the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, CT, for an evening with artist Alexis Rockman and Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter David Abel of the Boston Globe.
‘Strange Bell’ Rings True: Revisiting the Art of William Christenberry
In the 1970s, William Christenberry, along with his friend and fellow Southerner William Eggleston, was responsible for the acceptance of color photography as fine...
Measurable Impact: The Real Bottom Line for Nonprofit Arts?
The problem with Seattle's Intiman Theatre following (not for the first time) the hysterical-panic fundraising playbook first pioneered by Oral Roberts.
Robert O’Hara: Finding the Beauty in the Horror
My old friend -- director of Broadway's hit "Slave Play" -- tells me why theater is the space for the complicated and the uncomfortable.
Filmmaker Olympia Stone Receives Bruce Museum Retrospective
"Rewind/Fast-Forward: Celebrating the Artist Documentaries of Olympia Stone" is set for Nov. 7 at 7pm.
Cancel Culture: Biting the Hand Feeding Arts Nonprofits?
If we're to subject arts philanthropists to sniff tests, let's be consistent about it.
The Canon Explodes: The Museum World Aims for Diversity
"We have to move from tokenism to transformation..." For the future-forward American museum, that process appears to be underway.
Antarctica: The Final Frontier for Artists and Writers?
An Oct. 3 live Skype from Antarctica at a Connecticut museum highlights science "on the ice" -- and art.
The Audacity of Hype: The State of Narcissistic Trump Art
To the degree that Donald Trump has taste in art, it reveals his vanity. Of course.
Leonardo da Vinci: After 500 Years, Still a Man in Full
For the quincentenary of his 1519 death, a dazzling display of exhibitions and new books honor the master's capacious vision.
Post-Pride Reflections Through POC, LGBTQ Arts Lenses
June is not the only month in which we should have these conversations.
Was Mom Right? I Hope Not
Mom thought the arts were fun and games, frivolous, with no real worth but immediate entertainment.
Am I Still a Dancer If I Don’t Dance For a...
Let's reject the antiquated idea that you're either entirely in or out of the arts.
For Indie Artists, Does the Daisie App Match the Hype?
It's the wild, wild west (of Westeros).
12 Plausible Creators of the Deplorable Coin
Yes, the Deplorable Coin is a real product! Who designed it? No one knows! Or maybe we do...
Does Your Nonprofit Arts Board Always Vote Unanimously?
Unending total agreement can hurt nonprofit arts groups. There are better ways to be a board.
Notes on ‘Notes on Camp’
High, low, Beau and no: more thoughts on the Met gala's camp-y hits and misses.