NYC-ARTS Full Episode: April 17, 2014

New-York Historical Society “Audubon’s Aviary: Part II of the Complete Flock” exhibition is the subject of this week’s curator’s choice. From Christie’s, the art auction house, a look at porcelain flower holders from the 18th century. Christina Ha presents the latest arts and culture news from the Studio Museum in Harlem. A second curator’s choice tours the historic Morris-Jumel Mansion.


NYC-ARTS Full Episode: April 10, 2014

Collective Invention: Photographs at Play” and “Masters of Fire: Copper Age Art from Israel.” Christina Ha presents the news: “American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell” at the Newark Museum; “A Raisin in the Sun” at the Ethel Barrymore Theater; Ballet Hispanico at The Joyce Theater; and more.


NYC-ARTS Full Episode: April 3, 2014

Curator Sheelagh Bevan gives a tour of the exhibition “Medium as Muse: Woodcuts and the Modern Book,” which is on view at The Morgan Library & Museum through May 11. Violinist Itamar Zorman, an honoree of the 2013 Avery Fisher Career Grants, and pianist Kwan Yi perform a movement from a Brahms Violin Sonata. Christina Ha presents the latest arts and culture news from the Newark Museum.


NYC-ARTS Full Episode: March 27, 2014

Philippe de Montebello and curator Christine Nelson talk about the exhibition “The Little Prince: A New York Story” on view at the Morgan Library & Museum. Rafael Pi Roman previews Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dave Brubeck Festival. Christina Ha presents the arts and culture news from RH Contemporary Art gallery in Chelsea.


NYC-ARTS Full Episode: March 20, 2014

Philippe de Montebello previews “Visions and Nightmares: Four Centuries of Spanish Drawings” at The Morgan Library & Museum. Christina Ha speaks with curators Stacy Hollander and Alexis Carreño about “Folk Couture: Fashion and Folk Art” at the American Folk Art Museum. Among the arts and culture news highlights: major anniversary celebrations for Kronos Quartet and for Paul Taylor Dance Company.


NYC-ARTS Full Episode: February 27, 2014

Rafael Pi Roman and Rajendra Roy, MoMA’s Chief Curator of Film, talk about some of this year’s Oscar contenders and preview the upcoming edition of “New Directors/New Films.” Paula Zahn visits with actor/comedian/musician Steve Martin, who recently received an Oscar for Lifetime Achievement. They focus on Martin’s banjo career and his upcoming concert debut on the PBS GREAT PERFORMANCES series.


NYC-ARTS Full Episode: February 20, 2014

Director Bartlett Sher talks to Paula Zahn about his wide-ranging projects, including the Broadway production of “The Bridges of Madison County.” A visit to the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, located in historic Hyde Park, New York. It was built on the grounds of the birthplace, lifelong home and burial place of the 32nd President of the United States.


NYC-ARTS Full Episode: February 13, 2014

After a decade-long hiatus from songwriting, superstar Sting talks to Paula Zahn about “The Last Ship,” his Broadway-bound musical, which is featured on GREAT PERFORMANCES on February 21. “Ileana Sonnabend: Ambassador for the New,”on view at The Museum of Modern Art, presents works by over 40 artists, many of whom had their first solo shows in Sonnabend’s galleries in Paris and New York.


NYC-ARTS Full Episode: February 6, 2014

On location at the Gagosian Gallery in Chelsea, Christina Ha talks with artist Richard Serra about his latest work and then presents the arts and culture news. A look at the enterprising career of photographer Lynn Goldsmith: known in particular for her portraits, her work has appeared in major publications for more than 35 years.


NYC-ARTS Full Episode: January 30, 2014

Christopher Plummer talks to Paula Zahn about his remarkable performance as the fabled but faded star John Barrymore in his twilight days, which you can see in the GREAT PERFORMANCES presentation of “Barrymore.” A visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art to look at works by Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Christina Ha presents the latest arts and culture news from the Michael Rosenfeld Gallery.


NYC-ARTS Full Episode: January 23, 2014

Pianist Jeremy Denk is a man of prodigious talent, with a wide-ranging intellectual curiosity.  Since winning major awards early on in his career, he has appeared as a soloist with numerous orchestras from the U.S. and abroad.  Later on in this episode, Christina Ha presents the latest arts and culture news from the Museum of the City of New York.


NYC-ARTS Full Episode: January 16, 2014

Philippe de Montebello in conversation with Thomas P. Campbell, his successor as Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Christina Ha presents the latest arts and culture news from the Museum of the City of New York.


NYC-ARTS Full Episode: January 9, 2014

Christina Ha presents the latest arts and culture news from the Brooklyn Museum exhibition “The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk.” An NYC-ARTS profile focusing on recent projects of composer Tyondai Braxton, who is best known as a founder of the experimental rock group Battles. A curator’s tour of the Boppard galleries at The Cloisters.


NYC-ARTS Full Episode: January 2, 2013

Pro Music Tutor Pianist Kuok-Wai Lio performs at the 2013 Avery Fisher Career Grants. A curator’s tour of “Edgar Allan Poe: Terror of the Soul” at the Morgan Library & Museum. The Brooklyn Museum exhibition “The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk.”


NYC-ARTS Full Episode: December 19, 2013

A profile of The School of American Ballet, the training ground for some of the world’s finest ballet dancers, which was founded by choreographer and ballet master George Balanchine in 1934. A curator’s tour of “Chagall: Love, War and Exile” on view at The Jewish Museum, New York. Christina Ha presents the arts and culture news from the Brooklyn Museum.


NYC-ARTS Full Episode: November 21, 2013

Curator’s tours of the exhibitions “Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Hals: Masterpieces of Dutch Painting from the Mauritshuis,” on view at The Frick Collection, “Edgar Allan Poe: Terror of the Soul” at The Morgan Library & Museum, and “Legends of the Dead Ball Era (1900–1919)” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Christina Ha presents the arts news from the Neue Galerie.


NYC-ARTS Full Episode: November 14, 2013

A performance by violinist Bella Hristova, one of the 2013 Avery Fisher Career Grant winners . An interview with curator Anne Umland about “Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926-1938 ” on view at The Museum of Modern Art. Christina Ha presents the news from The International Center of Photography.


NYC-ARTS Full Episode: November 7, 2013

As Theatre for a New Audience celebrates the completion of its brand new permanent home in downtown Brooklyn, here is a behind the scenes look at the company’s long history. A trip to Christie’s New York to see how an expert determines the ownership history of a work of art. Christina Ha presents the arts and culture news from The International Center of Photography.


NYC-ARTS Full Episode: October 31, 2013

An interview with Susan Weber, founder and director of Bard Graduate Center, and co-curator of “William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain.” From Christie’s, the art auction house, a lesson on selecting exceptional wines. From Sands Point Preserve on Long Island, Christina Ha reports on “Titans of Business & the Best of Design” at the historic Hempstead House and on other arts and culture events.


NYC-ARTS Full Episode: October 24, 2013

A profile of Japanese-born author and illustrator Allen Say. This Week at Lincoln Center: the fourth annual “White Light Festival” and the North American premiere of Nico Muhly’s “Two Boys”. A visit to the New-York Historical Society for a look at watercolors by naturalist and artist John James Audubon. Christina


NYC-ARTS Full Episode: October 17, 2013

“William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain” and “An American Style: Global Sources for New York Textile and Fashion Design, 1915-1928” of Bard Graduate Center on West 86th Street. Christina Ha presents the arts and culture news from The Morgan Library & Museum.


NYC-ARTS Full Episode: October 10, 2013

A tour of the exhibition “William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain” at the Bard Graduate Center on West 86th Street. Rafael Pi Roman in conversation with jazz singer Dee Dee Bridgewater. This Week at Lincoln Center: the 45th season of the Chamber Music Society. Christina Ha presents the arts and culture news from The Jewish Museum.


NYC-ARTS Full Episode: October 3, 2013

A profile of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and a look at Claude Monet’s “Water Lilies” at The Museum of Modern Art.


In Memoriam: Oscar Hijuelos

Oscar Hijuelos, who won the Pulitzer Prize for his book “The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love,” died in Manhattan on October 12, 2013, at the age of 62. Born in New York in 1951 to Cuban immigrant parents, Hijuelos specialized in writing about the lives of immigrants adapting to a new culture. In 2011, Hijuelos published his first non-fiction book, “Thoughts Without Cigarettes.” In this NYC-ARTS interview, Rafael Pi Roman spoke to Hijuelos about the memoir, his life and his writings.


NYC-ARTS Full Episode: September 26, 2013

The opening of The Metropolitan Opera’s 2013-2014 season, including sneak previews of Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin” and Mozart’s “Cosi fan tutte.” From the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, Christina Ha presents the arts and culture news. Jazz impresario and pianist George Wein celebrates his birthday by performing with his Newport All-Stars at Jazz at Lincoln Center.


NYC-ARTS Full Episode: September 19, 2013

Actor Christopher Plummer talks about his career, his new HBO movie “Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight,” and the upcoming “Great Performances” presentation of “Barrymore.” At the Metropolitan Museum of Art, curator Freyda Spira gives a tour of the exhibition “Legends of the Dead Ball Era.” From the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, Christina Ha presents the arts and culture news.


NYC-ARTS Full Episode: September 12, 2013

A preview of the upcoming “Great Performances” broadcast of the series “The Hollow Crown: Shakespeare’s History Plays”, a look at the “Hopper Drawing” at the Whitney Museum of American Art and a preview of “A Queer History of Fashion: From the Closet to the Catwalk” at the Museum at FIT.


NYC-ARTS Full Episode: September 5, 2013

A look at exhibitions from The Museum at FIT, the Museum of Chinese in America, and The Ukrainian Museum in New York City. Also featured are Buglisi Dance Theatre and Peak Performances at Montclair State University. An interview with artist James Turrell at The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. And a tour of The International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum in Newport, RI, guided by Douglas Stark.


NYC-ARTS Full Episode: August 29, 2013

An interview with Louise Mirrer, President and CEO of The New-York Historical Society, a walking tour of art galleries in Chelsea and a curator’s choice from Metropolitan Museum of Art.


NYC-ARTS Full Episode: August 22, 2013

A profile of pianist Jeremy Denk, a curator’s choice from The Metropolitan Museum of Art and a feature about The Museum of Jewish Heritage located in lower Manhattan.


NYC-ARTS Full Episode: August 15, 2013

A profile of The School of American Ballet, a curator’s choice from The Museum of Modern Art and an interview with clarinetist David Krakauer.


NYC-ARTS Full Episode: August 8, 2013

A feature on the Art Students League of New York, a curator’s tour of “Infinity of Nations” at the Museum of the American Indian, and a tour of “art underground” by Faith Ringgold.


NYC-ARTS Full Episode: August 1, 2013

A trip to the Morrison Hotel Gallery, where fine art photography celebrates great musical icons. A look at the painting “Washington Crossing the Delaware” on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. A curator’s tour of the Morris-Jumel Mansion and an interview with artist Tom Otterness.


NYC-ARTS Full Episode: July 25, 2013

The latest arts and culture from the tri-state area. A feature about the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, New York. And a curator’s tour of “Punk: Chaos to Couture” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.


NYC-ARTS Full Episode: July 18, 2013

A feature about the Tanglewood Music Festival, known as “America’s Salzburg” and the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra since 1937. A look at the work of American Impressionist William Merritt Chase, on view at the Parrish Art Museum on Long Island. From the Neue Galerie New York, Christina Ha presents the latest arts and culture news from the tri-state area.


NYC-ARTS Full Episode: July 11, 2013

Paula Zahn talks with Christopher Plummer about his new HBO movie “Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight,” co-starring Shirley MacLaine, and the upcoming GREAT PERFORMANCES presentation of “Barrymore.” Jack Lenor Larsen, an internationally known textile designer, author, and collector, introduces LongHouse Reserve, an art center and sculpture garden that he founded in East Hampton, New York.


Full Episode: Best of NYC-ARTS: July 5, 2013

A curator’s tour of sculptures by Augustus Saint-Gaudens on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Next a presentation of Jazz for Young People at Lincoln Center, featuring Wynton Marsalis, an internationally acclaimed musician, composer, bandleader, and educator. Followed by a profile of artist Dorothea Rockburne, who talks about her lifelong fascination with science and philosophy.


NYC-ARTS Full Episode: June 27, 2013

A feature on the 2013 Lincoln Center Festival, a tour of “Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui” at the Brooklyn Museum and Christina Ha reports the latest arts news on location at the Neue Galerie.


NYC-ARTS Full Episode: June 20, 2013

A profile on Career Transition For Dancers, a curator’s tour of the “Punk: Chaos to Couture” exhibtion at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Christina Ha is on location at the LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton.


NYC-ARTS Full Episode: June 13, 2013

A profile on Dance Theatre of Harlem and a curator’s tour of “Against the Grain: Wood in Contemporary Art, Craft and Design” at the Museum of Arts and Design. Christina Ha reports the latest arts news on location at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill.


NYC-ARTS Pledge Special

Rafael Pi Roman hosts this special pledge episode, which includes a conversation with WNET President Neal Shapiro. Plus, a feature on the Lincoln Center Theater play “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.”


NYC-ARTS Full Episode: May 30, 2013

Paula Zahn interviews Oskar Eustis, artistic director of the Public Theater, and a curator’s tour of the New-York Historical Society’s Audubon Collection. Christina Ha reports the latest arts news from the the Frick Collection.


NYC-ARTS Full Episode: May 23, 2013

A feature on the Irish Arts Center and a tour of “Impressionism, Fashion and Modernity” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Christina Ha reports the latest arts news from the Frick Collection.


NYC-ARTS Full Episode: May 16, 2013

A feature on the Art Students League of New York, a curator’s tour of “Infinity of Nations” at the Museum of the American Indian, and a tour of “art underground” by Faith Ringgold.


NYC-ARTS Full Episode: May 9, 2013

A feature on Alexei Ratmansky and American Ballet Theatre’s spring season. Plus, a curator’s tour of “Against the Grain: Wood in Contemporary Art, Craft and Design” at the Museum of Arts and Design.


NYC-ARTS Full Episode: May 2, 2013

A feature on the Paul Taylor Dance Company in Paris and the exhibition “Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui” at the Brooklyn Museum.


NYC-ARTS Full Episode: April 25, 2013

Philippe de Montebello sits down with Louise Mirrer, president of the New-York Historical Society. Plus, a curator’s tour of “Impressionism, Fashion and Modernity” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


NYC-ARTS Full Episode: April 18, 2013

A feature on Season of Cambodia, a citywide cultural festival that introduces the ancient and contemporary arts of a Southeast Asian kingdom. Plus, a visit to the New-York Historical Society and a curator’s tour of “Roman Vishniac Rediscovered” at the ICP.


NYC-ARTS Full Episode: April 11, 2013

Paula Zahn interviews Bill T. Jones, the executive artistic director of New York Live Arts. Plus, a curator’s tour of the Museum of Jewish Heritage and Christina Ha reports the latest arts news on location at Japan Society.


NYC-ARTS Full Episode: April 4, 2013

Philippe de Montebello interviews Marci Reavens, curator of the New-York Historical Society’s current exhibition “WWII & NYC.” Then we get a tour of the Rubin Museum of Art.


NYC-ARTS Full Episode: March 28, 2013

A look at the Met Opera’s spring season run of The Ring Cycle, including Philippe de Montebello’s interview with Fabio Luisi, principal conductor of the Metropolitan Opera. Plus, a profile on Dance Theatre of Harlem.


NYC-ARTS Full Episode: March 21, 2013

Philippe de Montebello explores the New-York Historical Society and we get a curator’s tour of “Roman Vishniac Rediscovered” at the International Center of Photography. Plus, a feature profile with pianist Jeremy Denk.


NYC-ARTS Full Episode: February 28, 2013

In this episode: A feature on the Paul Taylor Dance Company and its 2013 season at the Koch Theater. Plus, a curator’s tour of Edvard Munch’s “The Scream,” currently on view at the Museum of Modern Art.


NYC-ARTS Full Episode: February 21, 2013

A special Oscar-themed show highlighting the 2013 nominee for Best Picture and Best Director. Paula Zahn interviews Ang Lee and actors in “Life of Pi,” which received 11 nominations. Then Reel 13 host Richard Peña talks about this year’s nominated documentaries and foreign films.


Curator’s Choice: Augustus Saint-Gaudens

This Curator’s Choice takes a look at two works by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, one of America’s finest sculptors. His “Victory” is depicted as a guiding force leading the Civil War hero William Tecumseh Sherman. The sculptor’s Abraham Lincoln portrait was informed in part by the subject’s own speeches and writings.


NYC-ARTS Full Episode: February 14, 2013

In celebration of Presidents Day, we devote this program to American history as expressed in the form of painting, architecture, the decorative arts, furniture and sculpture. Featuring the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s American Wing Galleries. See more Americana art in NYC.


NYC-ARTS Full Episode: February 7, 2013

We step behind the curtain for a look at one the city’s most distinguished theater companies: Theatre for a New Audience. Christina Ha is at the Museum of Jewish Heritage this week, plus, a trip underground to view art by Faith Ringgold, whose mosaics line the walls of a subway platform.


NYC-ARTS Full Episode: January 31, 2013

First, an interview with Michael Mayer, director of “Rigoletto” at The Met Opera. Then, we’ll visit with Lady Fiona Carnarvon of Highclere Castle, the estate that set the stage for “Downton Abbey.”


NYC-ARTS Full Episode: January 24, 2013

Christina Ha interviews baritone Nathan Gunn then reports the latest arts news on location at the Rubin Museum of Art. We take a visit to the New York Transit Museum for a curator’s choice tour. Plus, a bonus curator’s choice at the Morris-Jumel Mansion.


NYC-ARTS Full Episode: January 17, 2013

Ed Burns talks about filmmaking, a look at the exhibition “Circus and the City” at the Bard Graduate Center, and the latest arts news from Christina Ha on location at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


NYC-ARTS Full Episode: January 10, 2013

Philippe de Montebello pays a visit to the Hispanic Society of America, and then Christina Ha takes a look at the “Matisse: In Search of True Painting” exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Best of NYC-ARTS: January 3, 2013

This “Best of NYC-ARTS” episode features a profile of dancers Jennifer Nugent and Paul Matteson, and “Foiled: Tinsel Painting in America” at the American Folk Art Museum. Plus, “Infinity of Nations” at the National Museum of the American Indian.


Best of NYC-ARTS: December 27, 2012

This “Best of NYC-ARTS” episode features a profile of painter Will Barnet, a member of the National Academy Museum & School, who passed away on November 13, 2012 at the age of 101. Plus, a curator’s tour of “Quay Brothers: On Deciphering the Pharmacist’s Prescription for Lip-Reading Puppets” at MoMA.


NYC-ARTS Full Episode: December 20, 2012

Sculptor Judith Shea talks about her exhibition “Her Own Style” at the National Academy Museum & School and the women artists’ self-portraits in it.


NYC-ARTS Full Episode: December 13, 2012

Paula Zahn speaks to the director and cast of the play “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” including Sigourney Weaver, David Hyde-Pierce and Kristine Nielsen. Plus, exhibitions at the National Academy Museum & School, and the Asia Society Museum.


NYC-ARTS Full Episode: December 6, 2012

Paula Zahn interviews Oskar Eustis, the Artistic Director of Public Theater. Plus, exhibitions at the National Academy Museum & School, Bard Graduate Center, and The Drawing Center.


NYC-ARTS Full Episode: November 29, 2012

Paula Zahn interviews Dan Stevens of “The Heiress” and we get a tour of Van Rensselaer Hall at the Met. Plus, Christina Ha with the latest arts news on location at The Drawing Center.


NYC-ARTS Full Episode: November 22, 2012

Paula Zahn interviews filmmaker Ang Lee and actors from his latest film, “Life of Pi.” Then we get a curator’s tour of the exhibition “Foiled: Tinsel Painting in America” at the American Folk Art Museum.


NYC-ARTS Full Episode: November 15, 2012

Rafael Pi Roman interviews filmmaker Alison Klayman about her new documentary “Ai Weiwei Never Sorry.” Plus, a curator’s tour of “Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years” at the Met.


NYC-ARTS Full Episode: November 8, 2012

In this episide, a profile of clarinetist David Krakauer, a look at the Quay Brothers retrospective at MoMA, and the latest arts news from Christina Ha on location at the Bard Graduate Center.


NYC-ARTS Full Episode: October 25, 2012

In this episide, NYC-ARTS goes on a walking tour of Chelsea’s art galleries.


NYC-ARTS Full Episode: October 18, 2012

In this episode, NYC-ARTS talks with violinist Benjamin Beilman about receiving the Avery Fisher Career Grant, and then we pay a visit to Columbus Circle for Tatzu Nishi’s “Discovering Columbus.”


NYC-ARTS Full Episode: October 11, 2012

Paula Zahn interviews Arlene Shuler, President and CEO of the New York City Center. Plus, a look at the painting, “Washington Crossing the Delaware,” at the Met.


NYC-ARTS Full Episode: October 4, 2012

Fall highlights from the New York City Center and a visit to the Queens Museum of Art. Plus, a tour of the sculpture garden at Storm King Art Center.


NYC-ARTS Full Episode: September 27, 2012

A look into the Avery Fisher Career Grant Awards with pianist Conrad Tao. Plus, highlights from the Met Opera’s fall season. Christina Ha reports the latest arts news from the Museum of Arts and Design.


NYC-ARTS Full Episode: September 20, 2012

This new episode features a profile of novelist, screenwriter and director John Sayles. Plus, highlights from the New York City Center’s fall season and a visit to the Museum of Arts and Design.


NYC-ARTS Full Episode: September 13, 2012

NYC-ARTS chats with filmmaker Ed Burns and goes on a tour of the Impressionist galleries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


NYC-ARTS Full Episode: September 6, 2012

Paula Zahn interviews fashion mogul Diane von Furstenberg just in time for New York Fashion Week. Plus, we take a tour of the Langon Chapel at The Cloisters.


Best of NYC-ARTS: August 30, 2012

Abstract painter Dorothea Rockburne is profiled in this episode. Then we explore subway art with Tom Otterness and take a look at artworks made of bottle caps by Clarence Woolsey and Grace Woolsey at the American Folk Art Museum. Christina Ha reports on various events around town from the Morgan Library and Museum.


Best of NYC-ARTS: August 23, 2012

This episode includes a profile of opera singer Jay Hunter Morris, a star of the Met Opera’s Ring Cycle. Plus, a look at the exhibition “Infinity of Nations” at the National Museum of the American Indian.



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