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40 years ago nearly half a million young people visited the sleepy town of Bethel, NY to attend a three day rock festival held on Max Yasgur’s 600 acre farm. This would prove to be a pivotal moment, marking the end of the turbulent 60’s and ingraining itself in America’s culture. SundayArts travels to the […]

In fall 2008, The Morgan Library & Museum received the gift of a highly important bound collection of Oscar Wilde’s letters and manuscripts, the whereabouts of which has been unknown to scholars for over half a century. This digital facsimile provides images and transcriptions of all the items housed in the volume. The red-leather-bound volume, […]

The artist Spencer Finch attempts the impossible to capture what is fleeting and to make permanent what is temporary. His work attempts to re-create through scientific means the sensory experience and the domain of the psyche – to depict the shadow of a cloud passing in the sky or the feel of the wind as […]

Philippe de Montebello interviews the Lawrence A. Fleischman Chairman of the American Wing and Metropolitan Museum of Art curator Morrison Heckscher about the recent opening of the New American Wing at the museum. They discuss Michelle Obama’s appearance to cut the ribbon, American art and history’s relevance to the 21st century, the Alexandria Ballroom, the […]

Built on Manhattan’s Lower East Side in 1863, this tenement apartment building was home to nearly 7,000 working class immigrants. They faced challenges many of us face today: making a new life, working for a better future and starting a family with limited means. Inside 97 Orchard, visitors take guided tours of apartments that recreate […]

Visual artists have long been interested in the stage as an arena for experimentation, and their interdisciplinary collaborations have immeasurably enriched the history of modern art. Stage Pictures presents a selection of designs for dance, theater, and opera from MoMA’s drawings collection. The exhibition highlights set and costume studies, as well as more abstract suggestions […]

Fifty artists from twenty-five countries, all under the age of 33 are presented in “Younger Than Jesus,” the first edition of “The Generational,” the New Museum‘s new signature triennial. This exhibit offers a rich, intricate, multidisciplinary exploration of the work being produced by a new generation of artists born after 1976. Known to demographers, marketers, […]

Asian Journeys: Collecting Art in Post-War America examines the intersection of history, international relations, personal relationships and art collecting through a rich display of more than eighty exceptional objects from Asia Society’s jewel-like permanent collection, as well as several objects on loan from the Cleveland Museum of Art. From 1963 to 1978, John D. Rockefeller […]

This week’s SundayArts Choice focuses on two new exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum. Curator Ladan Akbarnia provides a fascinating glimpse into the “Light of the Sufis: The Mystical Arts of Islam”  and the newly reinstalled Islamic Galleries. The “Light of the Sufis” exhibition is part of the Muslim Voices Arts & Ideas festival.

The James Fuld Collection of music manuscripts, renowned for its outstanding first-edition scores, was formally acquired by the Morgan earlier this year. The collection also contains exemplary manuscripts, including this sketch by Beethoven for his Seventh Symphony. This rare work is the lower part of a leaf from the Petter Sketchbook, named after Gustav A. […]

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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.
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