Ostad Elahi (1895-1974) was an Iranian born musician and philosopher. During his lifetime the traditions of the ancient world gave way to the modern age, yet Elahi managed to stay faithful to both. Ken Moore, Curator of the Department of Musical Instruments at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, guides NYC-ARTS through the intimate exhibition “The Sacred Lute: The Art of Ostad Elahi.”
Ken Moore, Curator of the Department of Musical Instruments at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, gives NYC-ARTS a tour of the exhibition “The Sacred Lute: The Art of Ostad Elahi.” A conversation with photographer Sebastião Salgado and curator Lélia Wanick Salgado about “Genesis,” on view at the International Center of Photography. Christina Ha presents the arts news from Neue Galerie New York.
“Egon Schiele: Portraits” at Neue Galerie New York; “Evermore: The Persistence of Poe” at The Grolier Club; “The Magic Flute – Impempe Yomlingo” at The New Victory Theater; “Picture Talking: James Northcote and the Fables” at the Yale Center for British Art; at Town Hall, conductor Alondra de la Parra and her Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas.
A fixture of American gospel, Mavis Staples will perform music from her latest album, “One True Vine,” at Alice Tully Hall on November 4th as part of “White Light Festival.” Staples began her career in 1950 singing gospel with The Staple Singers. Recently she has moved back from pop and R&B-influenced music to a more spiritually focused sound.
Photographer Sebastião Salgado is known worldwide for his long-term projects on
global issues. “Genesis,” his most recent series, is the result of an eight-year
exploration of pristine areas of the Earth. The exhibition “Genesis” and its companion books were curated and designed by his wife, Lélia Wanick Salgado. The couple spoke with NYC-ARTS about their collaboration on this project.