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.

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FUNDING FOR NYC-ARTS IS MADE POSSIBLE BY ROSALIND P. WALTER ELISE JAFFE AND JEFFREY BROW JODY AND JOHN ARNHOL MILTON & SALLY AVERY ART FOUNDATION AND ELROY AND TERRY KRUMHOLZ FOUNDATION THIS PROGRAM IS SUPPORTED, I PART, BY PUBLIC FUNDS FROM THE NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT O CULTURAL AFFAIRS IN PARTNERSHI WITH THE CITY COUNCIL.

ADDITIONAL FUNDING PROVIDED BY MEMBERS OF THIRTEEN.

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

FLEXIBILITY, COORDINATION, EXCELLENCE FIRST REPUBLIC BANK, IT'S PRIVILEGE TO SERVE YOU ♪♪

> GOOD EVENING I'M PHILIPPE DE MONTEBELLO A THE NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY.

AND I'M PAULA ZAHN AT THE TISCH WNET STUDIOS AT LINCOL CENTER WELCOME TO 'NYC ARTS.'

AS ALWAYS, IT'S OUR PLEASURE T INTRODUCE YOU TO THE MAN TALENTS AND CULTURAL RICHNESS OF OUR ARTS COMMUNITY FROM REMARKABLE PERFORMING ARTISTS ON STAGE AND ON SCREEN TO UNUSUAL GALLERY AND MUSEU EXHIBITIONS, WE OFFER A VAST ARRAY OF WORLDS TO EXPLORE IN THIS EVENING'S PROGRAM, WE'LL CELEBRATE TWO TREASURES OF NEW YORK THAT CONTINUE TO PRESERVE AND ENRICH OUR CULTURAL HISTORY.

THEY ARE THE NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND THE PUBLIC THEATER TONIGHT, WE'LL VISIT THE NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY ON CENTRAL PARK WEST FOR A LOOK A THEIR EXTRAORDINARY PERMANEN COLLECTION OF WATERCOLORS BY NATURALIST AND ARTIST JOHN JAMES AUDUBON.

OVER THE NEXT THREE YEARS, THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY WILL PRESEN A SWEEPING EXHIBITION OF ALL 474 STUNNING AVIARY WATERCOLORS.

THEY WILL SHOWCASE EVERY MASTERPIECE, FROM IT UNPARALLELED AUDUBON COLLECTIO DRAWN FROM HIS FOLIO 'BIRDS OF AMERICA.

BUT FIRST WE'LL GET TO KNOW TH RENOWNED PUBLIC THEATER THROUG THE DEDICATION AND ENTHUSIASM OF ITS CURRENT ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, OSKAR EUSTIS KNOWN FOR ITS DIVERS PROGRAMMING, THE PUBLIC IS A VITAL PRESENCE ON THE DOWNTOWN THEATER SCENE THAT STRIVES T BRING RELEVANT AND ACCESSIBL PRODUCTIONS TO THE LANDSCAPE O AMERICAN THEATER THE PUBLIC HAS FOSTERED TH TALENT OF MANY GREAT ACTORS AN PLAYWRIGHTS, ENGAGING NEW YORK AUDIENCES FOR NEARLY 60 YEARS.

THE PUBLIC'S STORIED HISTORY INCLUDES AN EXTRAORDINARY RANG OF PRODUCTIONS INCLUDING 'HAIR,' 'A CHORUS LINE,' AND A MULTITUDE OF WORKS THAT HAVE RAISED SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS AND ADDRESSED TH ISSUES OF THEIR TIME THE PUBLIC IS ALSO BEHIND ONE OF NEW YORK CITY'S MOST BELOVED TRADITIONS, SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK, CURRENTLY CELEBRATING IT 51st SEASON.

EVERY SUMMER, TENS OF THOUSAND OF NEW YORKERS AND VISITORS COME TO THE DELACORTE THEATER I CENTRAL PARK TO ENJOY FREE AND OFTEN VERY NEW PRESENTATIONS O THE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE THIS SEASON PROMISES SUMME NIGHTS OF BOTH COMEDY AND MUSIC.

RETURNING TO CENTRAL PARK FO THE FIRST TIME IN 20 YEARS I THE CLASSIC TALE OF MISTAKEN IDENTITY, 'THE COMEDY OF ERRORS,' STARRING JESSE TYLE FERGUSON AND HAMISH LINKLATE AND JULY WILL BRING THE ROMANTIC MUSICAL 'LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST, DIRECTED BY ALEX TIMBERS THE PUBLIC ALSO RECENTLY ANNOUNCED A NEW GROUND BREAKIN INITIATIVE CALLED 'PUBLI WORKS.

IN THIS PRODUCTION, 200 NE YORKERS FROM ALL FIVE BOROUGHS WILL SHARE THE STAGE WIT PROFESSIONAL ACTORS AN COMMUNITY PARTNERS FOR A THREE-NIGHT EVENT.

NOW, MY CONVERSATION WIT ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF THE PUBLI OSKAR EUSTIS

IT'S GREAT TO SEE YOU

PLEASURE, PAULA

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US.

I'M GLAD TO BE HERE

YOU BECAME THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF THE PUBLIC BACK IN 2005, AND YOU HAD HAD A NUMBER OF PROMINENT POSITIONS ALL OVE THE COUNTRY.

I CAN ONLY IMAGINE WHEN SOMEON SAID, OSKAR, WE'RE INTERESTED IN BRINGING YOU TO NEW YORK, HO YOU MUST HAVE FELT

WHEN THIS JOB CAME UP, AND WORKED SO HARD TO GET IT BECAUSE IT'S THE ONLY JOB I EVER WANTED

REALLY?

WHEN I WAS 16 YEARS OLD, WALKED INTO THE LOBBY OF THE PUBLIC THEATER THAT'S WHAT A THEATER IS SUPPOSED TO BE

YOU KNEW THAT AT THE AGE OF 16

I DIDN'T KNOW I WANTED TO RUN IT, BECAUSE IT WOULDN'T OCCUR TO ME THAT I'D EVER BE ABLE TO, BUT I KNEW IT WAS THE GREATEST THEATER ON EARTH I RECOGNIZED THAT MISSION AS THE MOST IMPORTANT MISSION ANY THEATER COULD HAVE THE PUBLIC REPRESENTS THE IDEA THAT THE THEATER IS A DEMOCRATIC INSTITUTION AND NEEDS TO INCLUDE EVERYBODY, THAT THE THEATER IS AT ITS RICHEST, NOT ONLY WHE THE AUDIENCE IS AS DIVERSE A THE COUNTRY, BUT WHEN THE VOICES SPEAKING FROM THE STAGE ARE AS DIVERSE AS THE COUNTRY, AND TH PUBLIC'S GOAL IS TO MAKE EVERYBODY PART OF THE AMERICAN STORY.

THE LIST OF ACTORS WHOS CAREERS HAVE EITHER BEEN LAUNCHED OR REENFORCED BY THEI EXPERIENCE AT THE PUBLIC IS, REALLY, QUITE IMPRESSIVE LET'S TALK ABOUT THAT.

GEORGE C. SCOTT, COLLEEN DUHURST, MERYL STREEP, THE LIS GOES ON AND ON AND ON.

AND IT'S NOT ONLY THAT GREA ACTORS HAVE MADE THEIR HOME AT THE PUBLIC FROM ALL OF THE ACTORS YOU MENTIONED AND SAM WATERSTON AND KEVIN KLEIN AN JAMES EARL JONES AND THE AMAZING RAUL JULIA, BUT THEY'VE MADE THEIR HOME AT THE PUBLIC IN WAY THAT'S HELPED DEFINE WHA THE AMERICAN THEATER SHOULD BE JAMES EARL JONES PLAYED LEAR A THE PUBLIC AT A TIME WHEN IT WAS SORT OF ASTONISHING HAVING A BLACK MAN PLAYING KING LEAR, RAUL JULIA, WHEN HE DID TAMING OF THE SLEW, JOE AT THAT TIM ENCOURAGED RAUL TO SPEAK IN TH BEAUTIFUL TONES OF HIS NATIV PUERTO RICO.

HE WAS PROUD OF BEING A PUERTO RICAN DOING SHAKESPEARE.

MARTIN SHEEN'S HAMLET, WHEN HE DID THE TO BE OR NOT TO BE I HIS ORIGIN, WHICH WAS ALSO PUERTO RICAN IT'S NOT JUST A HOME FOR GREAT ACTORS, BUT IT'S A HOME FO ACTORS TO EXPAND WHO THEY ARE BY EXPANDING WHO THEY ARE, EXPAND WHAT WE GET TO WITNESS AND HOW WE EXPERIENCE THEIR HUMANNESS.

YOU RECENTLY CELEBRATED THE 50th ANNIVERSARY OF TH DELACORTE THEATER.

THAT'S RIGHT.

WHAT'S BEEN THE SECRET OF HAVING IT ENDURE AND THRIVE?

SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK IS SO LOVED BY THIS CITY AND IT' BECAUSE SHAKESPEARE IS THE MOS ACCESSIBLE WRITER IN THE HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE.

WHEN PEOPLE SEE HIM, THEY LOVE HIM.

BECAUSE WE ARE COMMITTED IN TH PARK TO, NOT JUST DOIN SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK, BUT HAVING THE GREATEST ACTORS AND DIRECTORS IN THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING WORLD D SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK.

THEN YOU COUPLE ALL THAT WONDERFUL ART WITH THE IDEA THAT IT'S FREE.

AND IN ADDITION TO WHAT YOU JUST SAID, FOR ME IT'S THE IDE THAT IN THIS SPRAWLING CITY THAT YOU FIND THE INTIMACY OF THE EXPERIENCE THAT THE DELACORT THEATER HAS AND YOU FEEL THE PARK IN A WAY YOU DON'T FEEL I ANY OTHER TIME

CORRECT IN THE MIDDLE OF NATURE, IN TH MIDDLE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT CITY IN THE WORLD, AND THA DIALECT IS SO BEAUTIFUL.

I WAS THERE THE NIGHT THE MOON ROSE OVER THE STAGE, I WAS THERE THE NIGHT THAT IT RAINED AND JULIET DEPARTMENT DIE AT THE END.

I WAS THERE THE NIGHT TH RACCOONS CAME OUT AND EVERY ON IS THIS PRECIOUS, UNIQUE EXPERIENCE AND IT'S AL WONDERFUL, WHAT I DON'T HAVE THE HEART TO TELL THEM IS EVER NIGHT IS LIKE THAT SOMETHING DIFFERENT EVERY NIGHT.

INTERACTION BETWEEN NATURE AND THE STAGE IS ALWAYS MAGICAL.

I THINK IT'S INTERESTING WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT HOW ACCESSIBL YOU HAVE MADE SHAKESPEARE TO THE PUBLIC, BECAUSE YOU WOULD HAVE TO ACKNOWLEDGE IT IS INTIMIDATING

THE IDEA OF SHAKESPEARE'S INTIMIDATING, BUT ONE OF THE BEAUTIFUL THINGS ABOUT BOT SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK AND TH SHAKESPEARE WE DO DOWNTOWN, WHEN AN AUDIENCE COMES IN, NO MATTE WHAT THEIR FEARS MAY BE, WHA THEY RAPIDLY REALIZE IS THEY CAN UNDERSTAND IT, THEY GET IT ALL THEY HAVE TO DO IS PAY ATTENTION AND SUDDENLY NOT ONL DO THEY UNDERSTAND WHAT'S GOIN ON, BUT THEY CARE ABOUT WHAT'S GOING ON, THEY CARE ABOUT THES PEOPLE, THEY LAUGH AT TH CHARACTERS, THEY CRY IT TOUCHES THEM, BECAUSE SHAKESPEARE IS SUCH A UNIVERSA WRITER THAT EVERYTHING HE WROT ABOUT STILL MATTERS TO US TODAY.

YOU'VE ALSO BEEN VERY COMMITTED TO TAKING THE PUBLIC'S WORKS ON THE ROAD AND THROUGH MOBILE UNIT.

AND I LOVE WHAT YOU'RE DOING WITH THIS.

SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK I FREE, BUT THE LINES CAN LAST FOR TWO DAYS, SO WHAT WE HAVE TO DO, WE HAVE TO GO OUT TO WHERE PEOPLE ARE WHO DON'T HAVE TH POSSIBILITY OF WAITING IN LINE SO WHEN WE GO TO THE PRISONS AND THE HOMELESS SHELTERS AN VARIOUS INCARCERATED AUDIENCES THAT WE'RE TAKING THE MOBILE UNIT TO, AND WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO IS SAY TO THEM, THIS BELONGS TO YOU, TOO.

THE IDEA THAT THE PRISONERS ACTUALLY FEEL A CONNECTION T THE ACTORS

THEY NOT ONLY FEEL CONNECTION TO THE ACTORS, THEY FEEL A CONNECTION TO THE STORIES THAT WE TELL WHEN WE TOOK SHAKESPEARE'S 'MEASURE FOR MEASURE' INTO A MAXIMUM SECURITY WOMEN'S PRISO ON THE WEST SIDE, THERE'S SCENE WHERE A YOUNG WOMAN IS TOLD BY A VERY POWERFU OFFICIAL, THAT IF YOU SLEEP WITH ME, I WILL PARDON YOUR BROTHER AND IF YOU DON'T SLEEP WITH ME I'LL EXECUTE HIM, AND HE LEAVE THE STAGE.

THIS CHARACTER SAID TO WHO SHOULD I COMPLAIN, AND A WOMAN IN THE AUDIENCE SHOUTED BACK THE POLICE AND SHE LOOKED RIGHT AT THAT WOMAN AND SAID, IF I DID RELAT THIS, WHO WOULD BELIEVE ME AND THE WOMAN ANSWERED BACK, N ONE, GIRL.

AND IT WAS ASTONISHING, BECAUS NOT ONLY WAS IT AN AMAZING SENSE OF CONNECTION BETWEEN TH AUDIENCE AND THE ACTORS, BUT YOU ALSO REALIZE, THIS WAS KIND OF A HISTORICAL LESSON IN THEATER RECEPTION.

THAT'S WHAT MUST HAVE HAPPENED AT THE GLOBE THESE SO LIL KWIS WERE NOT SIMPLY MONOLOGUES, THEY WERE CALLED IN RESPONSE TO TH AUDIENCE THAT VIBRANCY, THAT SENSE OF CONNECTEDNESS IS NOT ONLY WHAT MAKES THEATER GREAT IN PRISONS BUT WHAT MAKES THEATER GREAT PERIOD

WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD FOR THE PUBLIC WHAT DO YOU SEE AS ITS RELEVANCE IN THIS TOUGH ECONOMIC CYCLE WE'RE LIVING THROUGH

FOR ME, THE THING IRREPLACEABLE ABOUT THE THEATE IS THE AUDIENCE, THE FACT YO HAVE TO COME TOGETHER WITH A BUNCH OF PEOPLE AND WHEN THE THEATER WORKS, BY THE TIME YOU LEAVE, YOU ACTUALLY FEEL VISCERALLY THAT YOU'RE PART OF A COMMUNITY.

YOU FEEL THAT INTERDEPENDENCY, THE FACT THAT WE'RE NOT IN THI ALONE, WE'RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER, AND THAT IS SOMETHIN THAT IN OUR INCREASINGLY DIGITIZED AGE IS A MORE AND MORE PRECIOUS EXPERIENCE.

SO I THINK WE CAN'T DO WITHOUT IT

WHAT A PLEASURE TO SPEND TIME WITH YOU AND I WILL BE CHEERIN FROM THE SIDELINES

THANK YOU, PAULA, VERY MUCH ♪♪

> HELLO, I'M RAFAEL PI ROMAN AND WELCOME TO THIS WEEK A LINCOLN CENTER WITH THE THEATERS OVERFLOWIN WITH THE BEST IN MUSIC, DANCE, OPERA, FILM FROM AROUND TH WORLD, IT IS TRULY THE INTERNATIONAL CROSSROADS OF ARTS AND CULTURE.

THIS WEEK, THE SCHOOL OF AMERICAN BALLET'S 2013 WORKSHO PERFORMANCES FOUNDED BY GEORGE BALANCHINE AND LINK DON KIRSTEIN IN 1934, THE SCHOOL IS THE PREMIER BALLET ACADEMY IN THE UNITED STATES AND A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY FOR THE PUBLIC TO WITNESS TH PRE-PROFESSIONAL DEBUTS OF THE CLASSICAL BALLET STUDENTS.

THIS YEAR'S PROGRAM INCLUDES - THE SCHOOL OF AMERICAN BALLET' 2013 WORKSHOPS WILL BE PERFORMED JUNE 1st AND HAD 4th AT TH PETER JAY SHARP THEATER.

AND FOR EVEN MORE INFORMATIO ABOUT EVENTS AT LINCOLN CENTER YOU CAN VISIT THEIR WEBSITE AT LINCOLNCENTER.ORG.

> NATURALIST AND ARTIST JOHN JAMES AUDUBON IS KNOWN FOR HIS BEAUTIFULLY DETAILED PAINTINGS OF BIRDS TODAY, THE NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY IS THE PERMANENT HOME TO ALL 474 OF HIS WATERCOLORS RELATED TO HIS EPIC WORK 'TH BIRDS OF AMERICA.'

THE MUSEUM WILL UNVEIL THE COLLECTION CURATOR ROBERTA J.M. OLSON JOINS US FOR A CLOSER LOOK AT PART ONE OF THE COLLECTION.

IN THE THREE-PART EXHIBITION, AUDUBON'S AVIARY, THE WATERCOLOR MODELS FOR THE BIRDS OF AMERIC BY AUDUBON ARE ON VIEW FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER REMAINED I THEIR GROUPS OF FIVE, WHIC ALLOWS THE VIEWER TO SEE AUDUBON'S WORKING PROCESS AN UNDERSTAND WHY HE MADE THE SELECTIONS HE DID.

THE LIFE OF JOHN JAMES AUDUBON IS REALLY A SAGA, A VERY ROMANTIC ONE, FRAUGHT WITH HARDSHIPS AND GREAT SUCCESSES.

BECAUSE HE WAS SELF TAUGHT AS AN ARTIST AND HE WAS SELF TAUGHT AS A NATURALIST AUDUBON WAS SENT BY HIS FATHER IN 1803 TO AMERICA WHEN HE CAME TO MILL GROVE, HE BECAME INFATUATED WITH THE WILDLIFE, AND HIS SECOND INFATUATION WAS WITH HIS NEARB NEIGHBOR, LUCY BAKEWELL, AND I 1808, HE MARRIED LUCY.

AND IT WAS PROBABLY AT THI POINT HE STARTED FASHIONIN HIMSELF AS THE AMERICA WOODSMAN HE WAS BEGINNING TO CATEGORIZE AND DISCOVER SPECIES THAT HA NOT BEEN DISCOVERED BEFORE BECAUSE ALL THE BIRDS OF AMERICA HAD NOT BEEN SEEN OR IDENTIFIED.

'THE BIRDS OF AMERICA' WAS PRINTED BETWEEN 1827 AND 1838 BY ROBERT HAVELL JR., AND THERE ARE 435 WATERCOLOR MODELS THAT WER USED FOR THESE THE PROCESS RESULTED IN THE MOST SUMPTUOUS HAND COLORED FOLIO PRINT EDITION EVER PRODUCED.

AFTER THE PRODUCTION OF 'BIRDS OF AMERICA' HAD BEEN COMPLETED IN 1839, AUDUBON AND HIS WIFE, LUCY, WERE NEW YORK RESIDENTS.

AUDUBON DIED IN 1851, AN UNFORTUNATELY, LUCY FELL INT HARD TIMES SHE BECAME DESTITUTE, SO SHE STARTED SHOPPING AROUND TO, OF COURSE, THE RIGHT PLACES, TO FIND A HOME FOR 'BIRDS O AMERICA' WATERCOLOR MODELS THA SHE AND HER HUSBAND HAD KEPT A SORT OF THE TOUCHSTONE OF THEI RELATIONSHIP IT WAS NATURAL THAT SHE SHOULD APPROACH THE NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY, WHICH IS THE CITY'S OLDEST MUSEUM FOUNDED IN 1804, AND THE SOCIETY PURCHASED AL 435 KNOWN WATERCOLOR MODELS FO 'BIRDS OF AMERICA.

IT'S VERY DIFFICULT TO PIC FAVORITE BIRDS, BECAUSE THEY ALL HAVE SUCH GREAT STORIES.

WHEN HE WAS ASSEMBLING THE FIRST GROUP, HE SYMPATHIZED WITH BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, HE BELIEVED THE WILD TURKEY SHOULD BE TH BIRD OF AMERICA, RATHER THAN THE BALD EAGLE, SO HE PUT THAT A PLATE NUMBER ONE ONE OF THE BIRDS THAT IS MOS INTERESTING AND THAT MOST PEOPLE ARE REALLY DRAWN TO IS THE GREAT EGRET.

IT'S POSED AGAINST A BLACK SKY WITH SWATCHES OF WATERCOLOR THAT LOOK LIKE A STORM IS BREWING AND YOU CAN FEEL THE HUMIDITY FROM THE LOUISIANA SWAMPS JUS ROLLING OFF THE CANVAS THERE ARE MANY BIRDS THAT ARE MY FAVORITE ALWAYS THE PEREGRINE FALCON.

HE LOOKS RIGHT AT YOU.

THIS IS ONE OF THE THINGS ALL OF AUDUBON'S BIRDS DO, THEY LOOK AT YOU, THEY MAKE YOU FEEL THINGS THEY MAKE YOU REACT EMOTIONALL AND THEY DRAW YOU IN THE YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT IS ON OF THE WONDERFUL WORKS IN WHIC AUDUBON SHOWS OFF HIS SKILL AT REPRESENTING THE COURTIN RITUALS AND THE YELLOW-BREASTE CHAT IS KNOWN FOR ITS FLAM BOY YANS AND THERE'S ONE WIT INCREDIBLY ECSTATIC BUTTERFL POSE BUT WHEN YOU SEE TH WATERCOLOR AND THAT BIRD, YO UNDERSTAND WHAT THE COURTING RITUAL WAS ABOUT AND HE REALLY DID HAVE A PHOTOGRAPHIC MIND THEN WE HAVE THINGS LIKE THE MOCKING BIRD AND YOU HAVE RATTLESNAKE THAT HE'S VERY CAREFULLY CAMOUFLAGED.

IT'S REALLY NATURE TOOTH AND CLAW HE SHOWS IT IN ALL ITS ASPECTS IT'S ABOUT HOW LIFE GOES ON, HOW NATURE IS BOTH HORRIFIC AN BEAUTIFUL AND THE CYCLE OF LIF AND DEATH IS ETERNAL ANOTHER FAVORITE IS THE CAROLINA PARAKEETS, WHICH IS AN EXTRAORDINARY WORK IT'S A WORK THAT MAKES YOU ACTUALLY HEAR THE CALLS OF THESE EXTINCT BIRDS AND WHAT HE DI WAS HE TOOK SEVEN BIRDS AND HE SHOWED THEM IN DIFFERENT POSTURES, INCLUDING THE TOP LEFT BIRD THAT HAD 14 TAIL FEATHERS SOMETHING THAT WAS HIGHL UNUSUAL.

THE WHOLE THING MOVES IN THI REVERSE S-CURVE, AND THEN YO BEGIN TO LOOK AT THE SURFACE THERE ARE OVER 10,000 LINES IN GRAPHITE THAT SPARKLES AND YOU'RE JUST MOVED OVER THE ENTIRE SURFACE OF THE WORK THE HOUSE WREN IS ONE OF MY VERY FAVORITES, BECAUSE IT IS REALL SUCH A FORWARD-LOOKING WORK.

IT IS SO SIMPLE.

IS THAT FLEDGLING WHO SEEMS TO BE FLUTTERING HIS WINGS GOING TO FALL TO THE GROUND, OR IS HE GOING TO TAKE FLIGHT, OR IS HE GOING BACK IN THE HAT WITH THE REST OF THEM IT LOOKS FORWARD TO WINSLO HOMER, ANDREW WYETH AND IT REALLY WELCOMES ALMOST LIKE 21st CENTURY WORK.

IT'S TIMELESS.

I HOPE THAT THE VISITORS TO TH SERIES OF EXHIBITIONS WILL TAK AWAY FROM IT THE FACT THAT W LIVE IN A WORLD WHERE BIRD REALLY ARE THE CANARIES IN THE COAL MINE.

I THINK THE WATERCOLORS, JUST AS FRAGILE AS THEY ARE, LAY DOW THE GAUNTLET FOR ALL OF US T EXAMINE OUR WORLD AND WHER WE'RE GOING AND TO ENSURE TH FACT THAT WE KEEP THE SPECIE ALIVE AND WELL

NOW FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE LATEST IN ARTS AND CULTURA EVENTS IN OUR AREA, HERE'S NEWS

GOOD EVENING, I'M CHRISTINA HA WITH TONIGHT'S 'NYC ARTS' NEWS WE'RE AT THE FRICK COLLECTION, THE ELEGANT MUSEUM HOUSED IN THE FORMER PRIVATE HOME OF INDUSTRIALIST HENRY CLAY FRICK PRESENTED IN A MAJESTIC, YET INTIMATE AND SE SERENE SETTING 16 GALLERIES HOUSE THE MUSEUM' PERMANENT COLLECTION THA INCLUDES SOME OF THE MOS EXCEPTIONAL WORKS OF WESTERN ART EVER CREATED OPEN TO THE PUBLIC SINCE 1935, THE FRICK COLLECTION IS ONE OF NEW YORK'S MOST BELOVED CULTURAL TREASURES.

THE FRICK COLLECTION IS ALSO THE TEMPORARY HOME FOR A SELECTION OF 19th CENTURY FRENCH MASTERWORKS ON LOAN FROM THE STERLING AND FRANCINE CLARK AR INSTITUTE IN WILLIAMSTOWN, MASSACHUSETTS.

THE IMPRESSIONIST LINE FRO DEGAS, DRAWINGS AND PRINTS FRO THE CLARK INCLUDES DRAWINGS BY EDGAR DEGAS, ETCHINGS BY EDWAR MANET, WOOT CUTS, AN LITHOGRAPHS, ALONG WITH OTHE WORKS BY REALIST IMPRESSIONISTS, AN POST-IMPRESSIONISTS MASTERS.

THE EXHIBITION IS CALLED 'THE IMPRESSIONIST LINE,' BECAUSE I TRACES THE FOMENT ACTIVITY THROUGH POST IMPRESSIONISM AND ALSO BECAUSE IT DEALS WITH THE GRAPHIC ART.

THE INTEREST IN PRINT MAKING WAS TO HAVE A METHOD THAT HAS REPRODUCIBILITY BUT THAT IS NO MECHANICAL FOR PRINTS TO BE REALL EQUIVALENT TO DRAWINGS AS DIRECT MODE OF EXPRESSION OF THE ARTIST'S INSIGHT THIS EXHIBITION HAS A KIND OF VERY INTIMATE QUALITY, BECAUSE IT TAKES US REALLY DEEPER AN CLOSER TO BOTH THE HAND AND TH TEMPERAMENT OF THE ARTIST.

THE MULTI-TALENTED CLASSICA PIANIST CONRAD TAO CELEBRATE HIS 19th BIRTHDAY WITH A AMBITIOUS FESTIVAL O GENRE-BREAKING MUSIC CONRAD TAO BREAKS UP THE CLASSIC MUSIC REPERTOIRE PLAYING CONTEMPORARY COMPOSER MEREDITH MONK, ALONGSIDE RAVEL AN RACHMANINOV.

HE ALSO PRESENTS HIS OWN COMPOSITIONS FOR PIANO AND iPAD.

HE WILL PERFORM WITH KINDRED SOULS.

FACE THE MUSIC, IKTU PERCUSSION, SIDEBAND, THING NE YORK, AND TODD REYNOLDS.

CONRAD TAO'S UNPLAY FESTIVAL RUNS FROM JUNE 11th TO 13th AT THE POWERHOUSE ARENA IN DUMBO.

> ALSO IN BROOKLYN, ANOTHE CLASSICAL-CONTEMPORARY COLLABORATION RECALLS A DRAMATIC MOMENT IN NEW YORK'S HISTORY

CHOREOGRAPHER REBECCA LAZIE AND NEWSPEAK PRESENT THE FIRST U.S. PERFORMANCE OF COMING TOGETHER ATTICA SET TO FREDERICK RWESWSKI'S MINIMALIST SCORES WRITTEN FOLLOWING THE 1971 PRISON RIOTS IN UPSTATE NE YORK THIS PERFORMANCE WILL CREATE A IMMERSIVE ENVIRONMENT FO DANCERS, MUSICIANS, AN AUDIENCE LAZIER BRINGS TOGETHER A IMPRESSIVE GROUP OF DANCERS, INCLUDING FORMER MEMBERS OF TH CUNNINGHAM DANCE COMPANY, AS WELL AS BILL T. JONES/ARNE ZAN DANCE COMPANY.

> QUILT MAKING IS ONE OF THE MOST TRADITIONAL FOLK ART FORMS, BUT IN WESTCHESTER, THEY HAVE AN EXHIBITION OF SOME OF THE MOST INNOVATIVE EXAMPLES.

BEYOND THE BED, THE AMERICAN QUILT EVOLUTION, TRACES TH DYNAMIC EVOLUTION OF THE NORTH AMERICAN QUILT IN FORM, FASHION, AND FUNCTION FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE 19th CENTURY TO THE PRESENT DAY OVER 30 QUILT MASTERPIECES FRO AMISH QUILT MAKERS T CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS ARE INSTALLED ACCORDING TO THEIR ORIGINALLY-INTENDED FUNCTION A BED COVERINGS, ARTICLES OF CLOTHING, WALL DECORATIONS, OR THREE-DIMENSIONAL SCULPTURE.

MODERN DANCE MEETS CLASSICAL DRAMA IN THE AMERICAN DANC COMPANY RIOULT'S SEASON AT THE JOYCE.

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR AN CHOREOGRAPHER PASCAL RIOUL PRESENTS THE WORLD PREMIER O IPHIGENIA.

IT IS SET TO A NEWLY COMMISSIONED SCORE BY MICHAE TORKE, WHICH WILL BE PERFORMED LIVE THE SEASON ALSO INCLUDES A PREVIOUS RIOULT WORK ON CLASSI THEMES, 'ON DISTANT SHORES,' WHICH REIMAGINES HELEN OF TROY THE POWER 'PRELUDE TO TH NIGHT,' AND THE COMPANY' SIGNATURE TAKE ON 'BOLERO.

> ON BROADWAY, THE MANHATTAN THEATER CLUB HAS EXTENDED TH RUN OF 'THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES, A NEW WORK BY RICHARD GREENBER WITH THREE TONY NOMINATIONS, INCLUDING ONE FOR BEST PLAY AN ONE FOR FEATURED ACTRESS JUDIT LIGHT.

A JEWISH FAMILY LIVING ON NE YORK'S UPPER WEST SIDE JESSICA HECHT PLAYS JULIE, WHO PRESIDES OVER THE FAMILY'S SPRAWLING APARTMENT AND HOLIDA GATHERINGS SHE'S A GENTILE WITNESS TO THE FAMILY'S HEARTACHE AND DECLINE

THERE MIGHT BE A FEW VALIUM I'LL TAKE THEM IT'S WHEN I WAS PREGNANT

WITH WHICH?

TIMMY

FINE!

I'M NO CONNOISSEUR.

I WON'T NOTICE IF THEY ARE A LITTLE STALE

THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES RUN THROUGH JULY 7th

> AND THAT'S ALL FOR THI WEEK'S 'NYC ARTS' NEWS FROM THE FRICK COLLECTION ON THE UPPER EAST SIDE, I'M CHRISTINA HA

> FROM THE NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY, I'M PHILIPPE DE MONTEBELLO

AND I'M PAULA ZAHN AT THE TISCH WNET STUDIOS AT LINCOL CENTER THANKS SO MUCH FOR JOINING US.

HAVE A GOOD NIGHT.

> FUNDING FOR NYC-ARTS IS MADE POSSIBLE BY ROSALIND P. WALTER ELISE JAFFE AND JEFFREY BROW JODY AND JOHN ARNHOL MILTON & SALLY AVERY ART FOUNDATION AND ELROY AND TERRY KRUMHOLZ FOUNDATION THIS PROGRAM IS SUPPORTED, I PART, BY PUBLIC FUNDS FROM THE NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT O CULTURAL AFFAIRS IN PARTNERSHI WITH THE CITY COUNCIL.

ADDITIONAL FUNDING PROVIDED BY MEMBERS OF THIRTEEN.

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

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