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In this episode of Young Opera meet composer Lee Hoiby and librettist Mark Schulgasser who created The Tempest which had it’s New York premier at Purchase College this last spring of 2008. Lee Hoiby describes the honor of having a score he put his soul into finally produced with care and detail by the young [...]

This curator’s choice, from The Museum of Modern Art chosen by curator Paola Antonelli, argues that design is not always pretty. In fact, sometimes it is blunt or aggressive — especially when it is meant to deliver a clear message or depart from tradition and express new ideas. The exhibition “Rough Cut” presents a selection [...]

St. John the Divine is not only the largest cathedral in the world, but it also houses one of the few textile conservatories in the country. In this lab, conservators work on priceless tapestries and those that only have great sentimental value. Also see SundayArts’ previous profile of this world famous cathedral.

In this special exhibition the Bard Graduate Center and the Metropolitan Museum of Art collaborate to exhibit English embroidery from between 1580 and 1700. In this SundayArts Choice co-curator Andrew Morrall shows us a very special piece, a portrait of an Elizabethan lady that is the oldest portrait in the embroidery medium as well as [...]

Visit Purchase college and meet Jacque Trussel, the director, and Eric Barry, previously featured for Young Opera and the star of last spring’s premier production of The Tempest at Purchase College. Learn about the multifaceted perspectives on the role of Caliban. They talk about the importance of the aria “Be Not Afeared” and how it [...]

Veteran subway-performing Blues singer Jeremiah Lockwood teams up with an all-star cast of NY underground greats (musicians who have graced the records of Tom Waits, Arcade Fire, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Antibalas, to name a few) to summon voices from beneath the concrete streets. Calling upon the sounds of Malian guitars, Saharan beats, Afro-pop [...]

In this SundayArts Profile, host Paula Zahn describes the rich architectural elements that compose The Church of St. John The Divine, the mother church of the Episcopal Diocese of New York and the seat of its Bishop, the biggest cathedral in the world. Also learn about the the history that contributed to building each artistic [...]

Devorah Sperber is a visual artist who uses thread spools and other everyday items to represent pixels of well-known images. Her work explores the links between art, science and technological change. In this SundayArts Process, she demonstrates the making of a large-scale piece, and discusses the tricks of perception in viewing it.

The Boucher Room at The Frick Collection was previously installed on the second floor of the house as Mrs. Frick’s sitting room. It was long assumed that Madame de Pompadour, mistress to King Louis XV and a great patron of the arts, commissioned the paintings in this room for her chateau at Crécy. Today The [...]

No other modernist painter melded the traditions of Jewish Hasidism, eastern Orthodoxy, and western catholic tradition into such dramatically rich and personally significant expressions of biblical narratives. From his White Russian youth in Vitebsk to his professional life as a painter in Paris, Chagall recorded in his graphic works and paintings symbolic elements derived from [...]

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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.