"The Challenges of Modernist Music" with Charles RosenThe first lecture of the series will be given by Charles Rosen, celebrated pianist and writer upon whom President Barack Obama conferred the National Humanities Medal in early 2012. Rosen is the author of the acclaimed The Classical Style, a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books, and a passionate advocate of new music. He will assess the impact of contemporary music in the 21st century, exploring issues such as the role of public and private institutions, the responsibility of education in keeping the arts alive, the divide between commercial popular music and the concert experience, and the challenges of art's accessibility from the 18th century until today.
An Artist Without 'Equals': Remembering Artist-Activist Emma AmosEmma Amos may not have enjoyed the same level of name recognition of some of her contemporaries in the art world; but as an artist addressing sexism and racism in her work years before the term “intersectionality “ was coined, she was a pivotal figure in what she called “a man’s scene, black or white.” A member of the brief but renowned African-American artists’ collective Spiral, on May 21, Amos died of complications of Alzheimer’s disease in her home in Bedford, N.H. She was 83.
San José Institute of Contemporary Art Names Alison Gass DirectorAlison Gass, a Bay Area native, contemporary art curator, and museum administrator, is returning to California to head the San José Institute of Contemporary Art (SJICA). She joins the institution amid preparations to celebrate its fortieth anniversary this fall and during a period of temporary closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic.Gass most recently served as head of the University of Chicago’s Smart Museum of Art, which she helmed from May 2017 to September 2019. She also previously served as chief curator and associate director for exhibitions and collections at the Cantor Arts Center at1
Lord Rothschild: The Billionaire Collector | The Wonderful World of Gordon Watson | BBC DocumentaryIn the first of six episodes, art dealer Gordon Watson meets Lord Rothschild from the famous banking dynasty. Lord Rothschild has been collecting art since he was ten and has added to a remarkable family collection of traditional and contemporary art, furniture and design, spread between Waddesdon Manor and the Flint House on his estate in Buckinghamshire. Gordon and Lord Rothschild have known one another for some years but it has been a while since Gordon has visited Waddesdon. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/BBCDocs Welcome to the BBC Documentary channel, offering audiences long-form documentaries that deliver a thought provoking and captivating viewing experience inside key moments from history and the lives of fascinating people. Want to share your views with the team? Join our fan panel: https://tinyurl.com/YouTube-DC-Panel Due to rights and sales restrictions, content on the channel may not be available in all territories. The availability of certain content may also change over time. This is a channel from BBC Studios who help fund new BBC programmes. Service information and feedback: http://bbcworldwide.com/vod-feedback--contact-details.aspx
Günter Grass, The Art of Fiction No. 124Günter Grass, by Tomi Ungerer. Günter Grass has achieved a very rare thing in contemporary arts and letters, earning both critical respect and commercial success in every genre and artistic medium he has taken up. A novelist, poet, essayist, dramatist, sculptor and graphic a...
“Avant Garde Tudela 2020” Celebrates Decade in June / Dispatch From Isolation # 69In what is possibly the first mural festival to take place in the world after, or during, Covid-19, BSA once again is proud to support Avant Garde Tudela International Contemporary Muralism Festival next month in Spain. Miss Van (photo courtesy of the artist) Commemorating a decade of existence as a quality cultural force with and exceptional lineup, it’s featured the works of artists some may consider part of a gold standard in public/street art interventionists and thinkers: Sixe, Mark Jenkins, Evan Roth, BLU, Ron English, Spy, El Mac, Escif, C215, Faith XVII, Vhils, Franco Fasoli (Jaz). Mina Hamada (photo courtesy of the artist) This years’ Avant Garde Tudela event is curated by Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada and BSA will be pleased to bring you exclusive behind the scenes reportage as well as shots of the artists at work courtesy a BSA frequent collaborator and photographer Fer Alcala. Jeff McCreight AKA Ru8icon (photo courtesy of the artist) Taking place from the 8th to 14th of June, this year features a line up including Miss Van, Mina Hamada, and Jeff McCreight (Ru8icon).
Mary Lee Settle, The Art of Fiction No. 116Mary Lee Settle is best known for her five volume series of novels called the Beulah Quintet. It is a monumental work that took twenty-eight years to research and write, and it traces the evolution of the people we have become, from seventeenth-century England to contemporary West Virgina....5
Sotheby’s to Sell $60 Million Bacon Painting in Virtual AuctionThe art market will get its first big test since the pandemic began when Sotheby’s holds its evening sales of Impressionist, modern and contemporary art next month, headlined by a Francis Bacon triptych estimated at $60 million.