A profile of soprano Julia Bullock, the current artist in residence at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Known for her rich voice and versatile artistry, she has approached the museum’s collection as both a musician and an activist.

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> COMING UP ON 'NYC ARTS,' A PROFILE OF SOPRANO JULIA BULLOCK, THE CURRENT ARTIST AND RESIDENT AT THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART.

I RESEARCHED FOR MONTHS THEMES OF APPROPRIATION, OF EXOTICISM AND OBJECTIFICATION AND THAT'S WHAT PULLED THESE FIVE PROGRAM IT IS FORWARD AND THEY ARE ALL ABOUT THE BLACK AMERICAN EXPERIENCE.

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FUNDING FOR NYC ARTS IS MADE POSSIBLE BY ROSALIND P. WALTER.

TEA PATCHEC FOUNDATION.

JODY AND JOHN ARNEHOLD AND CASS DAI FOUNDATION, ELLEN AND JAMES S. MARCUS.

THE LOUIS SONNY TURNER FUND FOR DANCE.

ELISE JAFFE AND JEFFREY BROWN.

ESTATE OF CECILE FOX.

APPLE TON ESTATE.

THE MILTON AND SALLY ARTS FOUNDATION.

CHARLES AND VALERIE DIKER AND EL ROY AND TERRY CRUMBHOLT FOUNDATION.

THIS PROGRAM IS SUPPORTED IN PART BY PUBLIC FUNDS FROM THE NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CITY COUNCIL.

ADDITIONAL FUNDING PROVIDED BY MEMBERS OF 13.

NYC ARTS IS MADE POSSIBLE IN PART BY FIRST REPUBLIC BANK.

FIRST REPUBLIC BANK PRESENTS FIRST THING'S FIRST.

AT FIRST REPUBLIC BANK, FIRST REFERS TO OUR FIRST PRIORITY, THE CLIENTS THAT WALK THROUGH OUR DOORS.

THE FIRST STEP, RECOGNIZE THAT EVERY CLIENT IS AN INDIVIDUAL WITH UNIQUE NEEDS.

FIRST DECREE, BE A BANK WHOSE CURRENCY IS SERVICE IN THE FORM OF PERSONAL BANKING.

THIS WAS FIRST REPUBLIC'S MISSION FROM OUR VERY FIRST DAY.

IT'S STILL THE FIRST THING ON OUR MINDS.

AND BY SWANN AUCTION GALLERIES.

SWANN AUCTION GALLERIES.

WE HAVE A DIFFERENT WAY OF LOOKING AT AUCTIONS, OFFERING VINTAGE BOOKS AND FINE ARTS SINCE 1941 WORKING TO COMBINE KNOWLEDGE WITH ACCESSIBILITY AND WHETHER YOU'RE A LIFELONG AT SWANN GALLERIES.COM.

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> GOOD EVENING, AND WELCOME TO 'NYC ARTS.'

I'M PAULA ZAHN AT THE TISH WNET STUDIOS AT LINCOLN CENTER.

FOR THE PAST SIX YEARS THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART'S PROGRAM HAS BEEN A GENESIS FOR A WIDE RANGE OF THEATER, AND DANCE PROGRAMMING.

THE RESIDENCY WAS DESIGNED TO BRING LIVING ARTISTS INTO DIRECT DIALOGUE WITH THE MUSEUM'S CURATORS AND COLLECTIONS.

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THIS YEAR SOPRANO JULIA BULLOCK TOOK OVER THE ROLE.

♪ WHAT A MORNING

ORIGINALLY FROM ST. LOUIS, SHE HAS QUICKLY ESTABLISHED AN INTERNATIONAL CAREER KNOWN FOR HER RICH VOICE, VERSATILE ARTISTRY AND GROUNDBREAKING PROGRAMMING, SHE APPROACHED THE MUSEUM'S COLLECTION AS BOTH A MUSICIAN AND AN ACTIVIST.

FOR HER FIRST CONCERT LAST SEPTEMBER, BULLOCK DREW INSPIRATION FROM THE MET'S EXHIBITION, HISTORY REFUSED TO DIE, HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE SOULS GROWN DEEP FOUNDATION GIFT.

IT FEATURES ARTISTS FROM THE AMERICAN SOUTH INCLUDING THE WORKS OF MIXED MEDIA ARTIST THORNTON DIAL AND THE BAND QUILTERS.

NYC ARTS SPOKE WITH BULLOCK AT THE MET LAST FALL AS SHE GOT READY FOR HER FIRST ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪

I WILL NEVER FORGET THE FEELINGS I HAD THE FIRST TIME I HEARD A CLASSICAL VOICE OR A CLASSICALLY PRODUCED VOICE.

♪ MY LOVE, WHAT A MORNING ♪♪ ♪ MY LOVE

IT HAS ULTIMATE FREEDOM AND SUBLIME FLEXIBILITY, BUT HONESTLY, I'M REALLY INTERESTED IN SOUL SINGING.

IT DOESN'T MATTER THE GENRE.

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LEEMORE TOLIVER RUNS THE MET ARTS AND I GAVE MY RECITAL HERE AND AFTER THE RECITAL SHE SAID WOULD YOU CONSIDER A MET RESIDENCY?

I RESEARCHED FOR MONTHS.

OUT OF THESE, LIKE, 13 PAGES OF IDEAS I NARROWED THEM DOWN BASED ON WHETHER OR NOT THEY APPLIED TO THE THEMES THAT I WANTED TO ADDRESS WHEN I THINK OF AN ARTS INSTITUTION, AND SPECIFICALLY AT THE MET.

SO THEMES OF APPROPRIATION, OF EXOTICISM, OF OBJECTIFICATION, THAT'S WHAT PULLED THESE FIVE PROGRAMS FORWARD, AND THEY ARE ALL ABOUT THE BLACK AMERICAN EXPERIENCE.

FIRST IS HISTORY'S PERSISTENT VOICE BASED ON HISTORY REFUSED TO DIE ♪♪ ♪♪

JESSE MINUTE BOMBRY AND I HAD COLLABORATED ON A COUPLE OF SLAVE SONGS A COUPLE OF YEARS BEFORE AND THE BASIS OF THESE SONGS WAS RELEASED AFTER THE CIVIL WAR.

IT WAS A RESEARCH PROJECT OF TEACHERS AND THEY WENT INTO THESE NEWLY FREED BLACK COMMUNITIES AND JUST WROTE DOWN LYRICS AND MELODY.

AS I WAS THINKING ABOUT THAT PROGRAM I ALSO STARTED READING 'JUST MERCY,' BRIAN STEVENSON'S BOOK.

THE LINKS THAT HE MADE BETWEEN MASS INCARCERATION IN THIS COUNTRY, JIM CROW AND SLAVERY WERE SO EXPLICIT, I JUST STARTED THINKING ABOUT WHAT THE 21st CENTURY SLAVE SONG IS.

I WENT TO THE MET MUSEUM AND SAID, LISTEN, I WANT TO TRY TO COMMISSION 21st CENTURY SLAVE SONGS AND THEN THEY TOLD ME ABOUT THIS EXHIBITION.

AND THE EXHIBITION IS HISTORY REFUSED TO DIE AND THAT TITLE IS ONE OF THORNTON DIAL'S LARGEST MIXED MEDIA PROJECTS, AND WITHIN THIS EXHIBITION THERE ARE QUILTS AND THEN SCULPTURES, PAINTINGS, DRAWINGS, AND IT IS SO VISCERAL.

THEY WANTED THE PEOPLE WHO WERE LOOKING AT THEIR ART WORK TO UNDERSTAND THE DEPTHS OF THEIR PAST, THE DEPTHS OF THE BLACK AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, THE HARDSHIPS OF IT.

IT WENT TO THE WEBSITE OF SOULS' DEEP FOUNDATION.

THEY DO YOU MEANED AND TRANSCRIBED THESE INTERVIEWS THAT THEY MADE OF ALMOST EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THE ARTISTS.

I WAS JUST SO AMAZED OF THE THEMES AND THE PARALLELS AND THE VOCABULARY, LANGUAGE, ALL OF IT THAT WAS BETWEEN THESE PERSONAL NARRATIVES AND THE SLAVE SONGS.

I GREW UP HARD.

ALMOST EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM SAID IN ONE WAY OR ANOTHER I GREW UP HARD.

I STRUGGLED.

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WHEN I SENT ALL OF THE MATERIAL TO THE COMPOSERS TANIA WROTE BACK FIRST AND SAID I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO SET THORNTON DIAL, IF I CAN.

HONESTLY, THE WAY THAT HE TALKS ABOUT LIFE IN GENERAL IS SO ARRESTING AND DEEPLY INSPIRING.

IT'S NOT THORNTON DIAL'S VOICE, PER SE, THAT WE'RE TRYING TO COMMUNICATE, BUT IT'S HIS THOUGHTS AND IT'S THE VIBE BEHIND -- BEHIND HIM.

♪♪ ♪♪ ♪ EVERYTHING IN THIS WORLD HAS A PATTERN ♪ ♪♪ ♪ THE MIND THAT SEES IT, THE HANDS GOT TO MAKE IT ♪

MY PARENTS INSTILLED THE IDEA THAT IF YOUR WORK IS NOT SOMEHOW A SERVICE TO GREATER HUMANITY THEN IT'S NOT WORTHY WORK.

JUST MUSIC IN GENERAL HAS A SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS.

SOMETHING IS JUST TO TALK ABOUT IT IN A MORE OBVIOUS WAY.

♪ SHE CAME FROM WHERE YOU DO NOT SPEAK ♪ ♪ WHERE YOU DID NOT SPEAK UNLESS SPOKEN TO ♪ ♪ UNLESS SPOKEN TO ♪♪ ♪♪

MAMA'S LITTLE PRECIOUS THING IS A TEXT THAT'S BASED ON AN INTERVIEW ABOUT MA WILLY ABRAMS.

ONE THING THAT STRUCK ME AND ALSO STRUCK ALLISON, THE COMPOSER, THEY SAID WHEN SHE WOULD GREET A NEW YOUNG CHILD SHE WOULD HOLD THAT CHILD AND THEN SING IT A LULLABY, LIKE SHE JUST IMPROVISED A BEAUTIFUL NEW LULLABY AND EACH ONE WAS SPECIFIC TO THAT CHILD.

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ALLISON IS A MOTHER, AND I THINK THAT JUST TOUCHED HER VERY MUCH AND WHAT SHE ENDED UP WRITE BEING WAS NOT JUST AN EASY LULLABY.

IT'S, LIKE, GRITTY BLUES ALMOST.

♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪ THERE WAS STRENGTH ♪ THERE WAS STRENGTH IN HER QUIET NESS ♪

THE TEXT FOR QUENTIN'S PIECE IS WHAT SETTLER GAVE AND SHE SAID I GREW UP THE HARD WAY.

NOT EASY, HARD.

LORD, I WORKED ALL MY LIFE IN THE FIELD AND AIN'T GOT NOTHING.

SHE GOES ON AND SAYS I TALK ABOUT LIFE IS THE HARD WAY, IT'S FAIR.

IT'S HARD, BUT FAIR.

OH, YEAH.

AND COURTNEY LOVED THE TEXT AND SHE ALSO REALLY LOVED THE IMAGE OF THE QUILT.

EVENTUALLY IT JUST EVOLVED INTO AN INSTRUMENTAL PIECE SORT OF MEDITATING ON THIS QUILT AND ON SUE SELTZER.

THE HISTORY OF THESE WOMEN IS IN THEIR ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪

YEAH.

JESSE MONTGOMERY WAS ALREADY COMMITTED TO THESE SLAVE SONGS, AND SHE AND I JUST WENT THROUGH INDIVIDUALLY AND MARKED THE SONGS THAT WE THOUGHT HAD THE STRONGEST TEXT AND ALSO SOME OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL MELODIES, AND WE NARROWED IT DOWN TO THESE FIVE.

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ONE OF THE NOTES THAT WAS IN THIS BOOK THAT SAID.

♪ OH, MY SOUL

THAT IS SUPPOSED TO BE A PROLONGED WAIL, BUT THE MELODY IS TA, DA, DEE.

THE WORLD WILL TURN TO BLOOD, THE WORLD WILL BE ON FIRE.

WHAT IS THE UNCOMFORTABLE SPACE IN THERE?

SO SHE AND I WERE JUST TALKING AND WE WILL OPEN THE WHOLE THING WITH ME JUST ON A WAILING SOMETHING AND JUST RIFFING ON SOMETHING.

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AND THEN WE'LL GO AT A QUITE UNCOMFORTABLE PACE, LIKE, HUSHED.

♪ MY SOUL ♪♪

REVELATIONS IS TERRIFYING, BUT IT'S ALSO WEIRD.

YOU'RE ASKING TO BE OBLITERATED.

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THE NICE THING ABOUT PRESENTING THIS MATERIAL IN THE 21st CENTURY IS THAT WE CAN ACTUALLY EXPOSE ALL OF THE EMOTIONAL UNDERCURRENTS, ALL OF THE JOY AND ALL OF THE TORMENT THAT ALSO PLAYS AND HOLDING A SPACE FOR THAT TO BE HEARD IS JUST VERY IMPORTANT.

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FOR MORE ON THE LATEST IN ARTS AND CULTURE HERE'S CHRISTINA HA WITH THE NYC ARTS NEWS.

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> GOOD EVENING.

I'M CHRISTINA HA WITH TONIGHT'S NYC ARTS NEWS.

WE ARE AT THE NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY ON CENTRAL PARK WEST.

FOUNDED IN 1804 AS NEW YORK'S MUSEUM.

IT IS TO EXPLORE THE MULTI-LAYERED HISTORY OF NEW YORK CITY AND STATE AND THE NATION.

I AM STANDING IN AN EXHIBIT THAT EMBODIES THAT MISSION.

HUDSON RISING IS A UNIQUE EXHIBITION THAT EXPLORES 200 YEARS OF ECOLOGICAL CHANGE AND ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISM ALONG WITH ONE OF AMERICA'S MOST CELEBRATED RIVERS.

THE EXHIBITION STARTS WITH THE PAINTINGS OF THE 19th CENTURY, HUDSON RIVER SCHOOL, FROM THOMAS COLE THROUGH ASHER B. DUR AND WHICH CREATED AN IDEALIZED IMAGE OF THE HUDSON VALLEY AND THE SURROUNDING MOUNTAINS.

IT ALSO INCLUDES MAPS AND DRAWINGS, PHOTOGRAPHS AND SCIENTIFIC DOCUMENTS THAT TRIED TO CAPTURE, QUANTIFY AND EXPLOIT THE RIVER'S VAST RESOURCES.

THE EXHIBIT TRACES THE HISTORY OF THE RIVER AND PRESERVATION MOVEMENTS THAT HAVE SOUGHT TO PROTECT IT.

THESE INCLUDE THE CREATION OF ADIRONDACK PARK IN THE LATE 19th CENTURY.

THE BATTLE TO PRESERVE THE PALISADES IN THE EARLY 20th CENTURY AND THE FIGHT AGAINST POLLUTION ALONG ITS ENTIRE LENGTH THROUGHOUT THE 20th CENTURY.

THE FINAL SECTION DEALS WITH THE FUTURE OF THE RIVER ASKING VIEWERS TO IMAGINE A CLEANER AND MORE VIBRANT HUDSON THROUGH INNOVATIVE APPROACHES TO COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE.

THE STATEN ISLAND MUSEUM GETS BACK TO ITS ROOTS WITH A NEW EXHIBITION.

FOUNDED IN 1881 BY A GROUP OF YOUNG NATURALISTS, THE MUSEUM HAS COLLECTED AND PRESERVED BOTANICAL SPECIMENS DOCUMENTING THE AREA'S PLANT DIVERSITY FOR NEARLY 150 YEARS.

NOW THE MUSEUM IS TAKING ITS COLLECTION INTO THE 21st CENTURY AND INSPIRING THE NEXT GENERATION OF NATURALISTS.

FIELD NOTES, SEED STORIES AND THE POWER OF PLANTS IS AN EXHIBITION OF PROJECTS BASED BOTH IN SCIENCE AND ART.

IT BRINGS THE MUSEUM'S PAST TO LIFE WITH SPECIMENS DATING FROM THE 19th CENTURY THAT HAVE BEEN RECENTLY DIGITIZED.

IT ALSO FEATURES CONTEMPORARY ART WORKS AND THESE RANGE FROM SEED PACKETS FROM THE HUDSON VALLEY SEED COMPANY DESIGNED BY ARTISTS TO LITTLE PRINTS OF LOCAL FLORA BY GAIL WISDOM.

IT INCLUDES STATEN ISLAND GARDENERS.

A THOUSAND--YEAR-OLD TALE OF JAPANESE ART AT THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART.

THE TALE OF GENJI IS JAPAN'S MOST CELEBRATED WORK OF LITERATURE AND HAS INFLUENCED GENERATIONS OF ARTISTS OVER THE CENTURIES.

THE TALE OF GENJI, A JAPANESE CLASSIC, LUMINATED BRINGS TOGETHER MORE THAN 120 WORKS OF ART FROM OVER 30 PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS IN JAPAN AND THE U.S.

WRITTEN AROUND THE YEAR 1,000 BY THE NOBLE WOMAN MARASAKI, THE TALE OF GENJI FOCUSES ON THE LIVES AND LOVES OF THE RADIANT PRINCE GENJI OFTEN REFERRED TO AS THE WORLD'S FIRST NOVEL, THE CHARACTER'S STYLE AND HUMOR OF THE STORY HAVE INSPIRED A WIDE RANGE OF WORKS.

PAINTINGS AND CALLIGRAPHY, SILK ROBES AND CERAMICS AND A PELICAN FOR A SHOGUN'S BRIDE AND CONTEMPORARY DRAWINGS BY IMOTO WAKI.

THE THEATER WELCOMES THREE DANCE COMPANIES FROM DOWN UNDER AND THE TWO-WEEK AUSTRALIA FESTIVAL FEATURES DANCE NORTH AND THE AUSTRALIAN BALLET MAKING THEIR JOYOUS DEBUTS WHILE AUSTRALIAN DANCE THEATER RETURNS FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 2005.

DANCE NORTH KICKS OFF THE FESTIVITIES WITH A TRACTOR BY MELBOURNE NATIVES LUCY GAREN AND GIDEON OBERZANIK WITH INDONESIAN DUO.

IT REPRESENTS THE BEGINNING OF NATURE SET TO A SCORE OF THE FIRST LANGUAGE OF THE ADELAIDE PLAINS WHERE THE COMPANY IS BASED, AND THE AUSTRALIAN BALLET CLOSES OUT THE FESTIVAL WITH A TRIPLE BILL OF WORKS BY AUSSIE CHOREOGRAPHERS.

THE AUSTRALIA FESTIVAL RUNS FROM APRIL 29th THROUGH MAY 12th AT THE JOYCE.

> DISCOVER THE LATEST ART FROM NORTHERN EUROPE AT SCANDINAVIA HIGHWAYS NEAR GRAND CENTRAL STATION.

NORDIC IMPRESSIONS, CONTEMPORARY ART FROM DENMARK, FINLAND, GREENLAND, ICELAND, NORWAY AND SWEDEN PRESENTS A WIDE ARRAY OF ARTISTIC EXPRESSION BY INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED ARTISTS.

THE EXPECTITION FEATURES SUCH WELL-KNOWN FIGURES AS OLIASON FROM ICELAND AND KORKOVA FROM DENMARK AND IT INCLUDES THOSE FROM SCANDINAVIA WHO HAVE MADE NEW YORK THEIR HOME LIKE THE BROOKLYN-BASED ARTIST WHO GOES BY THE NAME CHOCKLIFTER.

IT FEATURES ARTISTIC PRACTICES RANGING FROM THE TRADITIONAL HANDICRAFT TECHNIQUES OF THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF NORWAY TO VIDEO TECHNOLOGY.

THE WORKS REACH ACROSS CULTURES AND TIME, TOUCHING ON THEMES THAT HAVE LONG HELD A SPECIAL PLACE IN NORDIC CULTURE, BUT THEY ALSO SPEAK TO AMERICAN AUDIENCE WES NEW URGENCY.

IT'S ANOTHER OPENING OF ANOTHER SHOW THAT GETS TOO DARN HOT.

THE ROUNDABOUT THEATER COMPANY BRINGS THE BROADWAY REVIVAL OF 'KISS ME KATE' TO STUDIO 54.

BASED ON SHAKESPEARE'S 'THE TAMING OF THE SHREW,' THIS CLASSIC MUSICAL PREMIERED IN 1948 AND RECEIVED THE FIRST-EVER TONY AWARD FOR BEST MUSICAL.

DIRECTIONED BY SCOTTELIS, THIS COMEDY PRESENTS A BATTLE BETWEEN THE SEXES FOR THE AGES.

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IN THIS PLAY WITHIN A PLAY, PAST LOVERS IN TOGETHER FOR A NEW PRODUCTION OF THE BART'S TALE.

KELLY O'HARA IS THE ACTRESS LILY VANESI AND THE TITLE, WILL CHASE IS HER DIRECTOR, FRED GRAHAM, ANTAGONIST ON STAGE AND OFF AND LOVE OF HER LIFE.

♪♪ ♪♪ THE CURRENT PRODUCTION TAKES IT ALL IN STRIDE WITH UNFORGETTABLE COLE PORTER STANDARDS AND SIZZLING DANCE NUMBERS CHOREOGRAPHED BY WARREN CARLISLE THAT ARE IMPOSSIBLE TO RESIST.

'KISS ME KATE' IS IN A LIMITED ENGAGEMENT AT STUDIO ♪♪ ♪♪

AND THAT'S THE NYC ARTS NEWS.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON CULTURAL EVENTS IN OUR AREA, SIGN UP FOR OUR FREE WEEKLY E-MAIL AT NYC-ARTS.ORG/E-MAIL.

TOP FIVE PICKS.

WE'LL KEEP YOU UP-TO-DATE ALL YEAR ROUND.

FROM THE NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY, I'M CHRISTINA HA.

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HELLO, I'M RAFAEL PI ROMAN AND WELCOME TO LINCOLN CENTER.

THE GALA OF THE SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER WILL TAKE PLACE ON APRIL 29th ON ALICE ACTUALLY HALL.

THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT FUND-RAISING EVENT OF THE LANDMARK ANNIVERSARY HERE AND ALL PROCEEDS WILL BENEFIT THE ORGANIZATION AND ITS MISSION TO SUPPORT THE ART AND CRAFT OF CINEMA.

THE GALA WILL HONOR THE FILM SOCIETY'S LEGENDARY PAST AND VIBRANT PRESENT AND LOOK AHEAD AS IT EXTENDS ITS COMMITMENT TO THE FILM COMMUNITY.

FOR COMPLETE DETAILS PLEASE VISIT FILM LINK.ORG.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT MUSIC, DANCE, THEATER, OPERA AND FILM HERE AT LINCOLN CENTER, YOU CAN VISIT THEIR WEBSITE AT LINCOLNCENTER.ORG.

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> I HOPE YOU'VE ENJOYED OUR PROGRAM THIS EVENING.

THANKS SO MUCH FOR JOINING US.

I'M PAULA ZAHN AT THE TISH WNET STUDIOS AT LINCOLN CENTER.

GOOD NIGHT.

> NEXT WEEK ON NYC ARTS, A VISIT TO THE NOYA GALLERY FOR A CONVERSATION ABOUT THE EXHIBITION, THE SELF-PORTRAIT FROM CHILE TO BECKMAN.

ARTISTS ARE LIKE SEISMOGRAPHS.

THEY'RE REACTING TO THEIR SURROUNDINGS.

THIS WAS A VERY TUMULTUOUS TIME IN GERMANY AND AUSTRIA, AND THEY'RE LOOKING TO BREAK FROM THE ACADEMIC TRADITION AND TO CREATE A NEW VISUAL VOCABULARY.

AND A LOOK AT THE WOK OF SCULPTOR AUGUSTUS, AT THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART.

HE WAS A REAL PERFECTIONIST IN THE CASE OF A VICTORY AND HE RANGED ON FOUR DIFFERENT MODELS AND IT TOOK HIM SOMETHING LIKE -- TO GET THE LOOK HE WAS AFTER AND WHEN HE FINISHED HE WROTE HOORAY, IT'S THE GREATEST VICTORY ANYONE EVER MADE.

TO ENJOY MORE OF YOUR FAVORITE SEGMENTS ON AMERICA YC ARTS PLEASE VISIT NYC-ARTS.ORG.

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LEONARD, WHAT A PRIVILEGE TO BE ABLE TO SIT DOWN AND TALK WITH YOU.

I LOVE BEING HERE WITH YOU, TOO, PAULA.

WHERE ARE WE?

WE ARE AT EIGHT MOMENT TO TAKE NOTHING FOR GRANTED.

IT'S A PLEASURE TO BE WITH THE CURATOR OF THIS EXHIBITION FULL OF HOPE.

WE ARE IN THE MIDST OF SOME OF THE GREATEST SCULPTURES BY THE ICONIC NAMES.

CLASSICAL AND MODERN DANCE ARE EXTREMELY DIFFERENT AND I HAVE SO MUCH MORE TO LEARN BEFORE I CAN ARTICULATE THE DIFFERENCES.

WHEN I LISTEN TO THE LYRIC, I SUDDENLY THOUGHT THAT'S WHAT I WANT TO DO WITH MY LIFE.

MY PICTURES RESIDE IN VERY INTIMATE AND VERY PRIVATE MOMENTS.

MY PRIMARY WAY OF PLAYING THE PIANO IS BY IMPROVISING.

YOU ARE, IN SOME RESPECTS ON SACRED GROUND.

A WOMAN CAME TO SEE ME PERFORM AND SAID HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO PLAY BILLIE HOLLIDAY?

I THINK ONE OF THE ESSENTIAL THINGS THAT WE LEARNED IS THAT MATISSE USED PENS WHEN DOING HIS WORK.

YOU THINK OH, MY GOSH, THIS COULD BE NOW.

THE CARDBOARD GUITAR IS THE VERY FIRST OF THAT MOMENT OF REALIZATION.

YOU COME AND YOU GET APPLAUSE.

GREAT, YOU ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪

> FUNDING FOR NYC ARTS IS MADE POSSIBLE BY ROSALIND P. WALTER.

TEE PATCHIC YORBA LINDA FOUNDATION.

JOEDY AND JOHN ARNEHOLD.

KATE W. CASSIDY FOUNDATION.

ELLEN AND JAMES S. MARCUS.

THE LEWIS SONNY TURNER FUND FOR DANCE.

ELISE JAFFE AND JEFFREY BROWN.

ESTATE OF CECILE FOX.

GENE DUBINSKI APPLETON ESTATE.

THE MILTON AND SALLY AVERY ARTS FOUNDATION.

CHARLES AND VALERIE DIKER, AND ELROY AND TERRY CRUMBHOLT FOUNDATION.

THIS PROGRAM IS SUPPORTED IN PART BY PUBLIC FUNDS FROM THE NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CITY COUNCIL.

ADDITIONAL FUNDING PROVIDED BY MEMBERS OF 13.

NYC ARTS IS MADE POSSIBLE IN PART BY FIRST REPUBLIC BANK.

FIRST REPUBLIC BANK PRESENTS FIRST THING'S FIRST.

AT FIRST REPUBLIC BANK, FIRST REFERS TO OUR FIRST PRIORITY.

THE CLIENTS THAT WALK THROUGH OUR DOORS.

THE FIRST STEP, RECOGNIZE THAT EVERY CLIENT IS AN INDIVIDUAL WITH UNIQUE NEEDS.

FIRST DECREE, BE A BANK WHOSE CURRENCY IS SERVICE IN THE FORM THIS WAS FIRST REPUBLIC'S MISSION FROM OUR VERY FIRST DAY.

IT'S STILL THE FIRST THING ON OUR MINDS.

AND BY SWANN AUCTION GALLERIES.

SWANN AUCTION GALLERIES.

WE HAVE A DIFFERENT WAY OF LOOKING AT AUCTIONS, OFFERING VINTAGE BOOKS AND FINE ARTS SINCE 1941 WORKING TO COMBINE KNOWLEDGE WITH ACCESSIBILITY, WHETHER YOU'RE A LIFELONG COLLECTOR, FIRST-TIME BUYER OR LOOKING TO SELL INFORMATION AT