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Jason Starr, producer/director of the superb film on Mahler’s Symphony No.3, What the Universe Tells Me, has now turned his attention to Mahler’s great Symphony No.2 “Resurrection”. For this production, he has enlisted a “super-orchestra” comprised of musicians from the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony, Detroit Symphony and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. [...]

Donna De Salvo walks us through her favorite pieces in the new exhibit at the Whitney Museum of Art, a retrospective of Jenny Holzer’s work titled “Protect Protect.” Jenny Holzer’s pioneering approach to language as a carrier of content and her use of nontraditional media and public settings as vehicles for that content make her [...]

William Shakespeare’s unrelenting tragedy King Lear is widely considered one of the playwright’s most enduring and haunting works for the stage. The challenge of playing its title role has been taken on by some of the greatest actors of our time — Orson Welles, Sir Laurence Olivier, Sir John Gielgud, Sir Ian Holm and James [...]

Ellen V. Futter (born September 21, 1949) is president of the American Museum of Natural History. In this profile, Neal Shapiro, president of Thirteen/WNET, interviews Futter on the interdisciplinary scope of the American Museum of Natural History, her proudest moments while acting as the museum’s president, how she strives to improve science education, the process [...]

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 [...]

The radiant Renée Fleming plays the Egyptian courtesan in search of spiritual sustenance. Thomas Hampson is the monk who falls from grace in Massenet’s sensual opera, presented in a new production by John Cox. Watch a preview here.

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.

In fewer than 25 years, Eugene O’Neill wrote 20 plays and won four Pulitzer Prizes. The triumphant author of such innovative works as The Iceman Cometh , A Touch of the Poet and the autobiographical masterpiece Long Day’s Journey Into Night , O’Neill once described writing as his “vacation from living.” Award-winning director Ric Burns, [...]

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 [...]

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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.