A return to the performing arts with 100 days of ‘NY PopsUp’ events

By Deb Miller -February 8, 2021 Governor Andew M. Cuomo has just announced that, beginning on Saturday, February 20, an unprecedented and expansive festival featuring hundreds of pop-up performances (many of which are free of charge and all open to the public) will intersect with the daily lives of New Yorkers, transforming cityscapes and landscapes – including…

Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Warrior becomes most expensive western work of art sold in Asia at $41.7m

The 1982 work sold today at Christie’s in Hong Kong to an Asian buyer ANNA BRADY 23rd March 2021 Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Warrior (1982) has just become the most expensive Western work of art to be sold at auction in Asia, selling for a low-estimate HK$280m (HK$323.6m/$41.7m with fees) at Christie’s in Hong Kong. However, the work only…

Opinion: Arts Education Is a Student Right, Especially During a Pandemic

by Arlene Campa, California Health ReportMarch 19, 2021 Students across the country are grappling with difficult feelings, situations and events as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and there are no easy solutions. A national study published in November found that over 80 percent of young adults reported a decline in mental health during the…

Flashback: With a CSO concert in 1933, Black composer Florence Price’s career hit a history-making crescendo. The world is finally rediscovering her gifts.

By RON GROSSMAN CHICAGO TRIBUNE | MAR 19, 2021 On June 15, 1933, the flick of a baton turned a page in history. Responding to the conductor’s downbeat, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra made Florence B. Price the first Black female composer to have a full-length work performed by a major orchestra. Subsequently, Price’s significant achievement was all…

The World’s Oldest Animal Paintings Are on This Cave Wall

Depictions of pigs found in Indonesia date back at least 45,500 years By Rachel Nuwer on January 14, 2021 In the Western imagination, ancient cave paintings tend to conjure images of Lascaux, the cave complex in southwestern France that is famous for its exceptionally detailed depictions of humans and animals. The Lascaux paintings, however, are a mere 17,000…

State asked to halt sale of three Baltimore Museum of Art paintings

By Peggy McGloneOct. 16, 2020 Former trustees, committee members, donors and docents of the Baltimore Museum of Art have asked Maryland officials to halt the institution’s plans to sell paintings by Andy Warhol, Clyfford Still and Brice Marden, and to investigate what they describe as irregularities and conflicts of interest surrounding the sales. In an eight-page…

Brain stimulation reverses the effects of fast music on learning

In a nutshell: Listening to high-tempo music can impair learning, but electrical brain stimulation reverses the effects. August 2, 2018 We often listen to music while doing something else – like studying, exercising or driving – and might even feel like it’s improving our performance. But background music can also be a distraction, and can make…

Importance of a museum visit: Assessing arts education and institutions

by Leighton Walter Kille, The Journalist’s ResourceDecember 9, 2013 In September 2013 the U.S. National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) released preliminary results from its 2012 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts. It found that 33.3% of Americans attended at least one arts event that year, including visiting a museum or gallery; going to…