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Paula Zahn interviews Brian Wallis, Director of Exhibitions and Chief Curator of the International Center of Photography about the challenges of creating exhibitions from the organizations vast library and the current exhibition on Miroslav Tichý open until May 9, 2010.

The Lower East Side’s Tenement Museum President, Morris Vogel, and Director of Curatorial Affairs, David Favaloro, discuss the museum’s mission to preserve Americans’ roots as an immigrant people.

Philippe de Montebello interviews Carmen Bambach, curator of Italian Drawings in the Department of Drawings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, about the current exhibition, “The Drawings of Bronzino,” devoted to Agnolo Bronzino, one of the most famous artists of the early 16th century.

Claudia Nahson, curator at The Jewish Museum, gives us a look at the current exhibition, “Curious George Saves the Day, the art of Margaret and H.A. Rey.”

Melissa Chiu sits down with Iranian-born visual artist and filmmaker Shirin Neshat. In the 90′s, Neshat made her mark in the art world with her intriguingly beautiful still images, “Women of Allah,” which combines photographs of Iranian women mixed with Persian calligraphy. She has just released her first feature film, “Women without Men.”

Cynthia Lee, curator at the Museum of Chinese in America, introduces MOCA’s “With a Single Step: Stories in the Making of America.” The exhibition interweaves the historical and political context of Chinese immigration to the United States with the personal stories and cultural traces of multiple generations.

Paula Zahn interviews Willis Hartshorn, director of the International Center of Photography, about ICP’s mission of preservation and appreciation of photography as well as the exhibitions currently on display, including “Twilight Visions:  Surrealism Photography in Paris,” “Atget, Archivist of Paris,” and “Miroslav Tichý.”

The American Folk Art Museum is an institution that’s nearly 50 years old and specializes in traditional American Folk Art and contemporary self-taught artists. Brooke Davis Anderson, Director and Curator of the Contemporary Center, gives a tour of the exhibit “Approaching Abstraction,” 60 works of art by nearly 40 artists that defy traditional concepts of [...]

John Adams is a conductor eagerly sought after by America’s major orchestras, a writer whose work has appeared in the New Yorker, a chamber conductor, and a Pulitzer Prize and multi-Grammy-winning composer of enormous range and technical command. In this SundayArts Profile, Paula Zahn interviews this most admired and respected composer on his influences and [...]

On February 24th, the Paul Taylor Dance Company begins its 2010 season at New York City Center. The company will perform 18 dances including popular classics as well as two New York premieres. The season will also celebrate the 80th birthday of the company’s founder and legendary choreographer, Paul Taylor. Learn about Taylor and his [...]

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SundayArts is made possible in part by First Republic Bank and by the Rubin Museum of Art. Funding for SundayArts is also made possible by Rosalind P. Walter, The Paul and Irma Milstein Foundation, The Philip & Janice Levin Foundation, Elise Jaffe and Jeffrey Brown, Jody and John Arnhold, and The Lemberg 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 THIRTEEN.