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The American craft tradition didn’t just appear one day, fully-formed and mature. Whatever their materials – no matter how “cutting edge” – every artist can trace her or his work to craft techniques that had their beginnings hundreds, even thousands, of years ago. When they are manifested and revealed to us they’re sometimes easy to […]

Rudolf Nureyev is one of the enduring icons of the performing arts in the 20th century, a figure whose fame reached far beyond the ballet stage. But what is there to say about Nureyev that hasn’t already been said in numerous books and documentaries? In the post-Soviet world, new sources of information have emerged. Featuring […]

Saint-Gaudens is considered Americas premier sculptor of the 19th and early 20th centuries and created many of the public monuments honoring Civil War heroes in major cities throughout the United States. The story of his personal life is woven around in-depth studies of six of his major works of art. In this clip from “Augustus […]

The opening of each new season of the New York Philharmonic is always a special event in the music world. This year is extra special: it marks the beginning of the Alan Gilbert era at the Philharmonic. This episode of Live from Lincoln Center airs Sunday, September 20th at noon for SundayArts.

It was 400 years ago in 1609 that Henry Hudson, working for the Dutch East India Company, sailed up the river that is now named after him. In celebration of this anniversary, Philippe de Montebello interviews curator Peter Kenny, the Curator of Decorative Arts at the American Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Discover […]

Like many artists, Andrew Rogers spends hours alone in his studio producing large works. However, “large” is a relative considering Rogers’ 32 “land-art” works which are scattered on five continents across the globe, often placed in some of the most inhospitable locations on earth. Learn about this artist’s process and how he views the scope […]

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s American Wing—reopened this spring after two years of construction and renovation, the Museum’s unparalleled collections of American ceramics, sculpture, stained glass, architectural elements, silver, pewter, glass, and jewelry will finally be seen in all their glory. Installed in the balcony galleries in an integrated chronological sequence, the silver display, beginning […]

On the new mezzanine of the Charles Engelhard Court, part of the renovated American Wing, see the collection of over 250 pieces of American ceramics from 1876 to 1956, the promised gift of Robert A. Ellison, Junior. This extraordinary array of ceramic-making is from the time of the 1876 centennial – a watershed event where […]

From toddlers to teens, to people with Alzheimer’s and physical disabilities, the Museum of Modern Art has programs that provide a rich museum experience for everybody.

Trumbo is the story of screen writer Dalton Trumbo’s harrowing descent from Hollywood royalty to blacklisted writer to Academy-Award winner. Focusing on Trumbo’s own words, the film, directed by Peter Askin, is adapted from his son Christopher Trumbo’s 2003 play and features performances of some of Trumbo’s remarkable letters written during the devastation wrought by […]

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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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