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As music director of the Berlin Philharmonic for 35 years, Herbert von Karajan remains one of the most discussed, analyzed and written-about conductors of all time. He was called the ‘General Music Director of Europe,’ leading orchestras and opera houses in Berlin, London, Vienna, Milan and Paris to become one of the most respected, yet […]

SundayArts takes a road trip to Mountainville, in the Hudson Highlands, to spend some time at the Storm King Art Center. Storm King is a unique 500 acre open air museum, recently making news with Maya Lin’s stunning new earthwork, “Wavefield”. With roughly 125 of this century’s best sculptures surrounded by a lush landscape, rolling […]

This week’s SundayArts Choice looks at a decade of experimental projects from the Young Architects Program. This competition, organized by the P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center and The Museum of Modern Art, asks young architects to design outdoor structures that provide an ingenious interplay of shade, water and robust seating — essential elements for the thousands […]

A brief introduction to the work of internationally acclaimed artist Shahzia Sikander. You will learn about her experience as a curator of the exhibition “Shahzia Sikander Selects” — on display at the Cooper-Hewitt until September 7th — featuring works from the National Design Museum’s permanent collection. You will also get a glimpse into the process […]

Presenting over one hundred works that underscore the great scope of the Morgan’s collecting interests, the exhibition includes old master and modern drawings, literary and musical manuscripts, illuminated texts, and rare printed books and bindings. The selections were drawn from more than 1,200 works acquired since 2004 and include seminal figures from various genres. The […]

Harlem in Montmartre tells the story of the jazz age in Paris between the First and Second World Wars, exploring a fascinating yet often neglected era in African-American cultural history. After peace was signed at Versailles, many black Americans remained in Europe rather than return to the brutal segregation and racism of America; over the […]

Over the centuries, the story of Cinderella and her cruel stepmother and ugly stepsisters has been interpreted in countless ways across different genres. Gioachino Rossini’s La Cenerentola is perhaps the most famous operatic version of the Cinderella story, and it is like no other interpretation. This opera has no fairy godmother, no pumpkin that turns […]

Back in 1997, a twenty-four year old Staceyann Chin moved from Kingston to Canarsie to escape persecution for being a lesbian who refused to conceal her sexuality. Once here, she became a performance poet and political activist, and over the years she has won many slam poetry competitions, has appeared in Off-Broadway one-woman shows, and […]

On August 1, 1966 a new summer series was inaugurated at the still recently-unveiled Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City. Titled “Midsummer Serenades—A Mozart Festival,” it was the FIRST indoor summer music festival in the United States thanks to the air conditioning in what was then called Philharmonic Hall, now Avery […]

The Museum at Bethel Woods‘ Director, Wade Lawrence talks about a very special exhibit that displays handwritten notes found at Woodstock and their search for the mysterious “Dan.”

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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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