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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.

Celebrate 75 years of modern dance at the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center in this documentary featuring Doug Varone and Dancers and other acclaimed artists. With interviews and stunning footage, the film chronicles the rich history of this pioneering cultural institution and offers a behind-the-scenes look at its contemporary life.

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 [...]

In 1952, a 22-year old athlete with little training or experience won a work scholarship to the American Dance Festival. Powerfully built, he immediately captured the attention of dance giants Martha Graham, José Limón, and Doris Humphrey. This young dancer had a commanding presence, instinctive talent, and a unique way of moving. Taylor was invited [...]

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 [...]

On February 28, 1927 in Memphis, Tennessee, the blind sanctified singer Mamie Forehand recorded a refrain based on Psalm 81:16. In this passage of scripture the poet and musician King David advised his people that if they would serve the Lord they would be rewarded by being fed “honey out of the rock,” the place [...]

John Adams’ contemporary masterpiece explores a momentous episode in modern history: the creation of the atomic bomb. Movie director Penny Woolcock makes her Met debut with this production. Baritone Gerald Finley plays J. Robert Oppenheimer, the title character, in this gripping adaptation of a story that changed the course of world history. Alan Gilbert conducts [...]

Distinctive, innovative and beloved around the world, Ella Fitzgerald sang sultry ballads and swinging pop standards, earning 13 Grammy Awards and selling more than 40 million albums. It would be impossible to overestimate her influence on the next generation of performers. Many of them – including Patti Austin, Natalie Cole, Quincy Jones, Ruben Studdard, Nancy [...]

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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.