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Massachusetts Cultural Council blasts Berkshire Museum over decision to sell art

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Dlectricity festival of light, art to enliven Midtown

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Art Events for Your Weekend

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Cohesion Theatre's promising new play explores Hatfield-McCoy feud

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Cohesion Theatre's promising new play explores Hatfield-McCoy feud


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State of the arts: How Seattle’s growing pains are impacting the arts scene

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Birmingham Museum of Art names new director

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You can visit 40+ Massachusetts museums for free on Saturday

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Massachusetts Cultural Council blasts Berkshire Museum over decision to sell art
The Massachusetts Cultural Council has added its name to the growing list of those opposed to the Berkshire Museum’s plan to sell 40 artworks from its collection to help bolster its endowment and fund renovations as part of a “refreshed mission.” In a statement that called the plan “a violation of the Museum’s public trust,” the MCC is urging the museum’s board to “reverse its decision to sell these artworks and explore alternatives to stabilize its finances   Read More ...
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Season of fall festivals in Midstate kicks off this weekend
From apples and pumpkins to music and foliage, the season of fall festivals will arrive this weekend with the 36th annual M&T Bank Harvest of the Arts in downtown Carlisle. After the arts and crafts festival returns, the season will continue every weekend through Halloween across the Midstate. Here is a look at some of the upcoming fall festivals this year: New Cumberland Apple Festival The New Cumberland Apple Festival, sponsored by the New Cumberland Olde Towne Association, is one of the next fall festivals to arrive, the weekend after Harvest of the Arts   Read More ...
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Apetechnology project for Dlectricity
Leith Campbell, right, of Grosse Pointe Park and lighting designer Simon Alexander-Adams of Detroit work on the music and lighting at Apetechnology in Detroit on Sept. 14, 2017.   Read More ...
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Dlectricity festival of light, art to enliven Midtown
Buy Photo. Nighttime in Detroit is about to get nuts. Dlectricity — Detroit’s answer to Paris’ nuit blanche, or “white night” — will transform Midtown between Kirby and Canfield into a crazy quilt of light, art and sound Friday and Saturday evenings with works by 36 international, national and local artists. Kicking things off Friday will be a raucous, New Orleans-style parade around the Detroit Institute of Arts, the “King of Arms,” created by Brooklyn artist Rashaad Newsome with the Gabriel Brass Band and the Cass Tech High School Marching Band   Read More ...
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Jasper Johns to leave Connecticut estate for artists retreat
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Famed painter Jasper Johns is making plans for his rural estate in the Connecticut hills to become an artists’ retreat after he’s gone. The 87-year-old artist, who has lived and worked in the town of Sharon for the last two decades, received its blessing last week for his property to host as many as two dozen artists at a time to live, share meals together and work on their craft   Read More ...
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Art Events for Your Weekend
Dallas Contemporary Art Exhibit Community Beer Co.1530 Inspiration Drive. 5-10 p.m. Thursday $20 New York-based Conception Arts describes itself as a platform for linking emerging artists with art patrons by hosting shows of local artists in cities around the world. New York Business Journal named Conception co-founder Rachel Wilkins a “woman of influence” for the organization’s work helping to break down barriers in the male-dominated art world   Read More ...
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In Philly galleries now: A print show by the 'Bling' sculptor, and serious color at Locks
Martin Puryear’s regal, monumental sculpture, Big Bling, which will preside over its grassy spot along Kelly Drive through November, isn’t the only Puryear in town. There is also, of course, Puryear’s permanently installed Pavilion in the Trees near the Horticulture Center in West Fairmount Park. And now the artistic process behind the sculptor’s large outdoor works can also be discovered in the heart of Center City   Read More ...
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ART IN THE LOBBY
Photographer Joanna Novembrino of Pembroke and oil painter Joe Flaherty of Portsmouth will have their work on display in the lobby of 2 Pillsbury St., Concord, through December. The exhibit is presented by the New Hampshire Art Association. The lobby is open Monday through Thursday, 5 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Fridays, 5 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 7 a.m. to 3 p   Read More ...
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Art exhibitions to check out in Seattle this fall
“Dan Webb: The Visitor” and “Chris Engman: Equivalence” Sculptor Dan Webb is a wizard in wood, drawing sophisticated figurative illusions from rough-hewn hunks of timber. Photographer Chris Engman creates a kindred magic on paper, combining room interiors with scenes from nature in startling ways. Through Oct. 28, Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 Third Ave. S., Seattle; free (206-624-0770 or gregkucera.com). “Zaria Forman: Antarctica” You may have seen one of Forman’s large-scale pastel drawings at the Seattle Art Fair and mistaken it for a gigantic color photograph at first   Read More ...
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Ai Wei-Wei critical of China at opening of Swiss exhibit
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Ai Wei-Wei denounced China’s crackdown on lawyers and free speech on Wednesday but saw little hope that the upcoming Communist Party Congress would lead to more freedoms. The Chinese dissident artist spoke while inaugurating an exhibit in the Swiss city of Lausanne that includes some of his political works symbolizing repression. “They are not accepting what we call common values such as democracy and freedom of speech and the freedom of religious practice and independence of the press or independence of a judicial system or people having the right to vote,” Ai told a news conference   Read More ...
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Longmeadow artist Dave Hay: 'I'm not afraid of color'
"I'm not afraid of color," said local artist Dave Hay recently while discussing his collection of pop portraits now on exhibit through Sept. 29 at Storrs Library in Longmeadow. The vibrant portraits bear out his words. "Color and the juxtaposing of color are common threads throughout all of my painting," the Longmeadow resident explained. "I want to confront viewers with color and draw them in   Read More ...
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Jasper Johns to Leave Connecticut Estate for Artists Retreat
Famed American painter Jasper Johns wants his rural estate in the Connecticut hills to become an artists' retreat after he's gone. The 87-year-old artist wants his estate in northwestern Connecticut to become a place where as many as two dozen artists would live, share meals together and work on their craft. The planning commission for the town of Sharon gave its approval for his plans last week   Read More ...
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Twyla Tharp Presents 47 Years of Choreography. And Performs, Too.
Photo Twyla Tharp is a brand name twice over. She’s the maker of both a large, epoch-making body of choreography and a legendarily sensuous dance style. And Tharpian style, though it has evolved over the years, is omnipresent throughout her current season, which began on Tuesday night at the Joyce Theater — and includes the world premiere of “Dylan Love Songs,” featuring the music of another brand name   Read More ...
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Thousand Springs Festival brings art and music to Ritter Island
HAGERMAN — If you love art and being outdoors, Thousand Springs Festival of the Arts offers a taste of both. The yearly festival returns Saturday and Sunday at Ritter Island, a unit of Thousand Springs State Park near Hagerman. “It’s just a really fun community event,” said Melissa Crane, marketing director for the Magic Valley Arts Council. “It’s rather large, but it feels very intimate   Read More ...
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Cohesion Theatre's promising new play explores Hatfield-McCoy feud
When it comes to feuding, no one did it better than the Hatfield and McCoy clans in a region between West Virginia and Kentucky during the 1870s and ’80s, holding grudges and, at periodic intervals, dispensing their vicious version of eye-for-an-eye justice. There is more than enough material here for an epic opera. Or an intimate play, like “Sally McCoy,” now being given an effective world premiere from Cohesion Theatre Company   Read More ...
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Arthur Jafa speaks at off-site space for MOCAD Thursday
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BTS Takes a Different Approach to K-pop: Ease
Photo The best song on “Love Yourself: ‘Her’,” the new EP from the K-pop stars BTS, isn’t the main single, “DNA,” with its shuddering club-music drops and urgent Shawn Mendes-esque guitar intro. Nor is it “Best of Me,” which was written in part by Andrew Taggart, of the dim pop-EDM outfit the Chainsmokers, and fits neatly into that duo’s litany of songs that swell and throb yet still feel like dirges   Read More ...
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'Rock and Roll Man' at Bucks County: Cast rocks, show reels
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Mauhaus Cat Cafe & Lounge to host ‘Cat Art Fair’ Sept. 30
ST. LOUIS, Mo. _TheMauhaus Cat Cafe & Lounge. is hosting a 'Cat Art Fair. 'September 30. in Maplewood. Owner, Ben Triola and artist Terry Hinkle, joined us in the FOX 2 studio with a preview. Ben and Dana Huth started Mauhaus in November 2016. It's the first cat cafe in the region! In addition to running Mauhaus, the pair also owns and runs a software development and game studio, Rampant Interactive   Read More ...
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Emerging indie artist Sidney Gish is juggling classes and her career
Sidney Gish is going to master the jazz guitar if it’s the last thing she does. “I’ll make my debut when I’m literally about to die,” cracks the 20-year-old indie-pop musician, pulling her feet up to rest on a chair as she nibbles at a grain bowl, snagged moments ago from a vendor in Northeastern University’s student dining center. “I’ll spend my whole life training for one performance,” she adds   Read More ...
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Moses Sumney Does Not Sing Love Songs
Moses Sumney has a voice that can melt hearts: a gently grainy tenor that often ascends into an immaculate, unearthly falsetto. It’s no wonder that his first public gigs in Los Angeles, back in 2013, almost immediately drew fellow musicians as well as a swarm of record-label types eager to shape his music into a commercial commodity. “A lot of people were trying to pull me in a very pop direction   Read More ...
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Jasper Johns to leave Connecticut estate for artists retreat
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Famed American painter Jasper Johns wants his rural estate in the Connecticut hills to become an artists‘ retreat after he’s gone. The 87-year-old artist wants his estate in northwestern Connecticut to become a place where as many as two dozen artists would live, share meals together and work on their craft. The planning commission for the town of Sharon gave its approval for his plans last week   Read More ...
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Jasper Johns to leave Connecticut estate for artists retreat
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Famed American painter Jasper Johns wants his rural estate in the Connecticut hills to become an artists' retreat after he's gone. The 87-year-old artist wants his estate in northwestern Connecticut to become a place where as many as two dozen artists would live, share meals together and work on their craft. The planning commission for the town of Sharon gave its approval for his plans last week   Read More ...
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Milwaukee's 'Gallery Night and Day' shows off city's vibrant art scene
Wisconsin’s largest city has many charms: Summerfest, a less crowded lakefront, beer. More beer. But Brew City has a seriously good art scene, too, and it knows how to show it off during Gallery Night and Day. Four weekends a year, dozens of venues throw what feels like a big, communal party celebrating the visual arts on Friday night and Saturday   Read More ...
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SEE IT: Chuck Close gives first video tour of his subway art
Next stop, an underground Close encounter. Acclaimed artist Chuck Close gives his first personal, on-camera tour of his 12 subway mosaics on the Upper East Side of Manhattan with RealClear Life. On view since January, the ceramic “Subway Portraits” at the 86th St. Q train station include composer Philip Glass, photographer Cindy Sherman and Close’s ex-wife Sienna Shields. “Part of the divorce agreement is that I can’t talk about her,” Close, 77, tells the video team   Read More ...
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Birmingham Museum of Art announces new director
Dr. Graham Boettcher to replace Gail Andrews, who plans to retire. . Birmingham Museum of Art announces new director Dr. Graham Boettcher to replace Gail Andrews, who plans to retire BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The Birmingham Museum of Art's board of trustees announced Tuesday a new director. Dr. Graham Boettcher will replace Gail Andrews, who announced her plans for retirement after 21 years of leadership   Read More ...
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Ancient Native American rock art rescued from warehouse for documentation
CODY, Wyo. — There’s still part of a dynamite charge stuck in a hole along a sandstone cliff near Greybull, Wyoming, where in 1962 stonemasons removed tons of ancient native petroglyphs for display at what is now the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. “One really can’t be critical of what they were doing back then,” said Larry Loendorf, a noted rock art expert who lives part-time in Red Lodge   Read More ...
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STATE OF THE ARTS
Population boom, soaring rents, traffic. Seattle’s growth has affected everyone in the city — and that includes artists. For this year’s Fall Arts report, we surveyed art makers and leaders — opera singers, comedians, directors, b-boys, musicians, choreographers, graffiti artists and more — about how they’re dealing with Seattle’s shifting ground. What makes them anxious? What makes them hopeful? What will Seattle’s cultural landscape look like when the dust settles? Find their answers here   Read More ...
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State of the arts: How Seattle’s growing pains are impacting the arts scene
Cranes are looming (for the second year in a row, Seattle is the U.S. crane capital). Rents are surging (63 percent higher than in 2010). Bodies are pouring into town (we’re the fastest-growing city in the nation), many of them young tech workers. In this year’s fall arts report, we explore what these changes mean to several arts communities: local music clubs, theater, classical/opera, dance, visual art and comedy   Read More ...
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Seattle visual artists paint an ambivalent picture of the future — but are determined to survive
A few weeks ago, in a Capitol Hill building that used to be a storefront office, a longtime street artist named Jazz Mom and friends were splattering buckets of paint across the carpet and spray-painting the walls for their ad hoc show “Everything You Love Turns Into a Condo.” (For the purposes of this article, Jazz Mom preferred “they/them” pronouns to stay vague   Read More ...
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Ancient Native American rock art rescued from warehouse for documentation
CODY, Wyo. — There’s still part of a dynamite charge stuck in a hole along a sandstone cliff near Greybull, Wyoming, where in 1962 stonemasons removed tons of ancient native petroglyphs for display at what is now the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. “One really can’t be critical of what they were doing back then,” said Larry Loendorf, a noted rock art expert who lives part-time in Red Lodge   Read More ...
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Two works of art acquire new significance in the wake of Trump's DACA phase-out
At first sight, the unwieldy bundle inside the Los Angeles County Museum of Art doesn’t seem like much. A chair, a mirror, an upended bed wrapped in a blue bedspread are bound together by a rope. But up close you realize they are the personal effects of a young man’s bedroom: a karate uniform, a book on welding, a school picture   Read More ...
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Pioneer Theatre Company’s ‘Curious Incident’ finds its way to emotional bravery
Harrison Bryan commands our attention as Christopher Boone, the acutely sensitive teenager “detecting” the family mysteries at the heart of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.” The hype of the novel’s breakout popularity, leading to the unlikely success of London and Broadway stage adaptations and a national tour, makes it hard to approach Pioneer Theatre Company’s regional premiere with fresh eyes   Read More ...
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What’s on TV Wednesday: ‘Channel Zero: No-End House’ and ‘The Good Place’
“Channel Zero” borrows from another creepy, cultish internet story for its second installment. And Kristen Bell returns to the “good place” with plenty of questions. What’s on TV CHANNEL ZERO: NO-END HOUSE This anthology horror series returns with another rendition of a “creepypasta” tale, a horror story that circulates on the internet. Friends Margot (Amy Forsyth, “The Path”) and Jules (Aisha Dee, “The Bold Type”) venture into an ominous house that has six increasingly frightening rooms   Read More ...
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Why a World-Famous Art Exhibition Needed a Government Bailout
Photo BERLIN — Debt was one of the core themes of the 14th edition of Documenta, the sprawling German exhibition of contemporary art that takes place every five years in the city of Kassel. The failure of this year’s show to balance its own books may be one of its enduring legacies. The exhibition, which closed Sunday, was divided between two cities — Kassel and Athens — in part to draw attention to the failures of the capitalist system that led to Greece’s near-default on its debt in 2010   Read More ...
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The Saudi artists imagining Western pop icons in Bedouin style
Saudi Arabian artists are re-imagining Western celebrities in Bedouin style to challenge stereotypes. Their artwork is posted on social media and has been hugely popular. (CNN)Clad in Bedouin attire from head to toe, "Sheikh" William of Arabia is smiling, seemingly content with having swapped Kensington Palace for a humble tent and camels. American singing sensation Beyoncé, meanwhile, covered in a black veil, serves Arabic coffee, and the king of pop Michael Jackson swaps his piano for the oud   Read More ...
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The art of mermaids: Casper business owner uses costume to make swim lessons fun
Two mermaids glided through the water at the Casper Family Aquatic Center. They wore seashells in their hair, shell swimsuit tops and streaks of shimmery color across their eyelids and cheeks. Their shimmering scales glinted in the pool, and their smiles flashed as they introduced themselves to their students as sisters: Mermaid Melody and Mermaid Milana. The two women, Faith Conaway and Dawn Anderson Coates, told the girls who’d just arrived for a new swimming class that they too would learn how to swim like a mermaid and create mermaid names   Read More ...
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Utah Chamber Artists fill cathedral with crystal tones
This year’s edition of the Utah Chamber Artists Collage concert is unusually personal for artistic director Barlow Bradford. The program honors the memory of his mother, Dorothy, who died last year, with a mix of the Bach, Beethoven and Brahms she loved, juxtaposed with 21st-century compositions her son believes she would have loved. His solo piano performance of a Brahms intermezzo was one of the emotional high points in Monday’s performance, the first of two in Salt Lake City’s Cathedral of the Madeleine   Read More ...
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Birmingham Museum of Art names new director
Birmingham Museum of Art has appointed Graham Boettcher as its new director. Boettcher will succeed Gail Andrews, who will retire in Oct. 6, held the position since 1996. When she retires, she will have worked at the museum in some capacity for more than 40 years. Boettcher, a Bellingham, Washington native, holds a doctoral and bachelor's degree from Yale University in art history, and a master's from the University of Washington   Read More ...
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Kevin Hart’s alleged cheating and extortion scandal, explained
Kevin Hart enjoyed pretty good press last month as he was publicizing his new book and calling on fellow celebrities to donate loads of cash to relief efforts after Hurricane Harvey. But now the megawatt spotlight is back on Hart, with some pretty unsavory story lines. Late Saturday, Hart posted a somewhat cryptic video on Instagram saying he “made a bad error in judgement and put myself in an environment where only bad things can happen, and they did   Read More ...
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