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Architect Philip Johnson passed away in 2005, and his former home is now opened to the public for the first time. It’s called the “Glass House,” and it’s one of the most celebrated buildings in the history of American architecture.

Launched in 2000, Wolf Trap’s Face of America commissions dance makers, musicians and performing artists from across the nation to explore the relationship between the natural stage and the creative process; and celebrate fellow National Parks and their cultural heritage using the language of the performing arts. The multi-year initiative of the Wolf Trap Foundation [...]

Meet Gerard Mortier, who planned to take over as the new director of New York City Opera next year and learn why he has become known as the “bad boy of opera.” It was announced in the New York Times on November 9, 2008 that Gerard Mortier will not be joining the New York City [...]

In celebration of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s 250th birthday in 2006, the internationally renowned Salzburg Festival presented all 22 of the composer’s operas and other major compositions throughout the course of its summer schedule. Joining the festivities, GREAT PERFORMANCES travels to Salzburg in all its picturesque splendor for a gala concert with the Vienna Philharmonic from [...]

The Beaux Arts Trio and Menahem Pressler represent a rare combination of longevity, consistency and quality. In honor of the group’s 50th anniversary in 2005, producer Susanne Schwibs interviews each member of the trio individually and as a group. Their comments are woven in with the music of their anniversary concert and provide enlightening insight [...]

In 1987, singer Aretha Franklin became the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. This was a testament to her impact on the music world over the course of her long and exciting career. From her teenage days singing gospel in her father’s church to her ascendancy to rock [...]

DANCE IN AMERICA follows the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (AAADT) during a pivotal period in its history, when the company ventured abroad and established new roots at home. The documentary marks a moment of both growth and reflection: the company travels to Russia after an absence of 15 years; moves into a state-of-the-art custom [...]

William Wegman may be best known for photographs of his Weimaraner dogs, but his extensive portfolio also includes paintings, drawings, and videos. From his conceptual art days of making works from dirt, cellophane or typing paper, to his current large format Polaroids of his dogs, Wegman’s work has consistently remained witty, humorous, and ironic.

This google map contains the major public art works that will be up during summer 2008. This map will continue to grow with more permanent and temporary installations. If you have a suggestion for the map (outdoor art preferred), please post it in the comments and we will add it.

Danish artist Olafur Eliasson talks about his Waterfalls project, how the placement of the falls reflects NYC as a whole, and more about the construction and conceptualization of the project.

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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.