A tour of The International Hall of Fame and Museum in Newport, Rhode Island. In memoriam, a profile of beloved artist Will Barnet. And a visit to The American Wing galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art for a look at works by Augustus Saint-Gaudens.
A visit to the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, NY. A look at the work of artist Norman Rockwell, who for decades captured iconic images of American life. And a visit to the Jewish Museum for a look at the paintings of Marc Chagall.
Superstar Sting talks to Paula Zahn about his creative process for “The Last Ship,” his Broadway-bound musical. The interview features performance video from an intimate concert that previewed this project at New York City’s Public Theater. A conversation with globally renowned contemporary artist El Anatsui, recorded on the occasion of his first solo exhibition in a New York museum.
A tour of the once gritty area of Chelsea located west of Tenth Avenue in NYC. With over 400 art galleries, these days West Chelsea boasts the highest concentration of art anywhere in the world. Guided by Debra Mecky, executive director of the Greenwich Historical Society, NYC-ARTS visits the stately colonial Bush-Holley House in Greenwich, Connecticut.
A performance by pianist Charlie Albright, a recipient of the 2014 Avery Fisher Career Grant. A visit to the former studio of Edward Hopper, painter of some of the most iconic works of American art. From the fine art auction house Christie’s, an “object lesson” about emeralds.
A visit to the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, New York, ending with a look at an exhibition of paintings by William Glackens, which will be on view from July 20th to October 13th. Artist Susan Weil talks about some of her artworks and the inspiration that she draws from nature, literature, photography and her personal history.
A rare interview with Sergei Filin, the artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet, in advance of the company’s performances at Lincoln Center Festival 2014. Paula Zahn and Peter Gelb, the General Manager of The Metropolitan Opera, talk about the current labor unrest that could affect many opera lovers for a long period to come.
Philippe de Montebello and curator John Guy discuss “Lost Kingdoms: Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture of Early Southeast Asia, 5th to 8th Century” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Curator Elizabeth Kornhauser talks about Emanuel Leutze’s “George Washington Crossing the Delaware,” also at The Met Museum. Christina Ha presents the latest arts and culture news from the New York Botanical Garden.
Philippe de Montebello in conversation with Leon Botstein, an accomplished conductor and the President of Bard College since 1975. Nina Stritzler-Levine, Gallery Director at the Bard Graduate Center, talks about “Waterweavers: The River in Contemporary Colombian Visual and Material Culture.” From the Alice Austen House on Staten Island, Christina Ha presents the news.
Curator Margaret Iacono talks to NYC-ARTS about three masterpieces by Johannes Vermeer that are part of The Frick Collection. Textile designer, author and art collector Jack Lenor Larsen gives a tour of LongHouse Reserve, which he founded in East Hampton, Long Island. Christina Ha presents the arts and culture news from Alice Austen House on Staten Island.
Belgian violist Dimitri Murrath, a recipient of the 2014 Avery Fisher Career Grants, in performance during the 40th anniversary of the Avery Fisher Artist Program at Lincoln Center. A look at works by Claude Monet, on view at the MoMA, and by Augustus Saint-Gaudens at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Philippe de Montebello previews the upcoming New York stage debut of Kenneth Branagh in “Macbeth” at the Park Avenue Armory. Paula Zahn speaks with Susan Stroman about directing and choreographing “Bullets Over Broadway,” the Broadway musical adaptation of Woody Allen’s film.
Philippe de Montebello explores the history of the Park Avenue Armory. A look at the historic mansions and beautiful landscape from Sands Point Preserve: The Guggenheim Estate, on Long Island’s Gold Coast. Christina Ha presents the latest arts and culture news from the Nassau County Museum of Art.
A trip to Mountainville to explore Storm King Art Center and the special exhibition “Zhang Huan: Evoking Tradition.” At the Guggenheim Museum, curator Vivien Greene gives a tour of the exhibition “Italian Futurism, 1909–1944: Reconstructing the Universe.” Christina Ha presents the latest arts and culture news from Greenwich Historical Society, in Greenwich Connecticut.
A conversation with James Turrell, an artist whose “canvas” is the evocative beauty of light and space. Ulysses Dietz, the chief curator of the Newark Museum, talks about works currently on view in the exhibition “American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell.” Christina Ha presents the latest arts and culture news from Greenwich Historical Society, in Greenwich Connecticut.
Paula Zahn speaks with playwright Terrence McNally about his long and successful career, focusing on the current Broadway production of “Mothers and Sons” that stars Tyne Daly. Christina Ha presents the latest arts and culture news from the Studio Museum in Harlem.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
“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.
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.
A profile of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and a look at Claude Monet’s “Water Lilies” at The Museum of Modern Art.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sculptor Judith Shea talks about her exhibition “Her Own Style” at the National Academy Museum & School and the women artists’ self-portraits in it.
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