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The Fragonard Room is the setting for an ensemble of canvases by Fragonard and a remarkable group of French furniture of the eighteenth century. Four of these canvases — The Pursuit, The Meeting, The Lover Crowned, and Love Letters — were commissioned by Madame Du Barry, mistress of Louis XV, for a new pavilion in [...]

In this SundayArts segment get a look at the original art that went into the famous comic book by Alan Moore and the recent movie based on the book at the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art. On view are photographs by Clay Enos of the Watchmen movie cast and original artwork from the graphic [...]

Phillippe de Montebello interviews Metropolitan Opera director Peter Gelb for SundayArts. Learn about the Young Opera Initiative to engage new singers with the classic medium and what the Met has in store for opera goers in the future.

Protecting the Word: Bookbindings of the Morgan presents a selection of outstanding works from the collection. Highlights include a bejeweled eighth-century binding used on the famous Lindau Gospels, a magnificent seventh-to-eighth ­century Coptic work, and a seventeenth-century English Bible and prayer book in stump work embroidery. Together, these and approximately 50 additional works in the [...]

In this segment of Young Opera, meet Laura Kaminsky, the dean of Purchase College Conservatory of Music, and conductor Hugh Murphy who worked on the spring 2008 New York premier of Lee Hoiby’s The Tempest. Learn about how Purchase encourages and nurtures their young musicians to do their best to pursue the art of opera.

Visit Purchase College and meet members of the principle players in last spring’s premier production of The Tempest. Learn about their aspirations for future roles in opera and see a scene from the world premier of Lee Hoiby’s opus.

Visit Purchase College and meet members of the ensemble singing in last spring’s premier production of The Tempest. Learn about their aspirations for future roles in opera and see a scene from the world premier of Lee Hoiby’s opus.

Paula Zahn interviews curator Jessye Norman about the “Honor!” for SundayArts, an upcoming festival that celebrates African  contributions to global culture and New York City at Carnegie Hall.

Few artists of our time have had the profound impact on their art form that Paul Taylor has had on dance. People in cities and towns throughout the world have seen and enjoyed live modern dance performances due largely to the far-reaching tours he pioneered as a virtuoso dancer in the 1950s, and that his [...]

The Gotham Chamber Opera is New York City’s leading opera company dedicated to the highest quality productions of chamber operas rarely performed in opera houses today. It’s mission is to present vibrant, fully-staged productions of works from the Baroque era to the present that are intended for intimate venues. Conductor and artisitc director Neal Goren [...]

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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.