Category Archives: AJBlogs

Top Posts From AJBlogs 04.23.18

Monday Recommendation: McNeely & The Frankfurtians Jim McNeely, The Frankfurt Radio Big Band, Barefoot Dances and Other Visions (Planet Arts) McNeely fortifies his position in the upper echelon of jazz arrangers in this set of new pieces for … read more AJBlog: RiffTides Published 2018-04-23 Brio and Blossom This week, the Cassatt String Quartet is having its […]

Top AJBlogs For The Weekend Of 04.22.18

La Salle Art Museum’s Promo Video Highlights Deaccessioned Works “Wander through six permanentgalleries [emphasis added],” the caption for the video walk-through on the La Salle University Art Museum’s homepage exhorts potential visitors. But while the galleries may be “permanent,” the installation shown on … read more AJBlog: CultureGrrlPublished 2018-04-20 ‘For Sure Verboten’ U.S. cities with the fastest-growing wealth gaps. Monster Nor’easter The […]

Top Posts From AJBlogs 04.19.18

Breasting the Wave The Lar Lubovitch Dance Company Celebrates its 50th Anniversary Season … read more AJBlog: Dancebeat Published 2018-04-19 Deaccession Dejection: La Salle’s Sales Slide at Christie’s This is an I-told-you-so post. Some six of 16 old masters deaccessioned by the La Salle University Art Museum were left stranded on the auction block at Christie’s this […]

Top Posts From AJBlogs 04.18.18

The Future of Orchestras – Part Five: Kurt Weill, El Paso, and the National Mood “Wherever I found decency and humanity in the world, it reminded me of America.” Kurt Weill wrote those words after returning from a visit to Germany in 1947. I read them aloud at least a dozen times during the Kurt […]

Top Posts From AJBlogs 04.17.18

Why Max Hollein Was Inevitable as Met’s Director Put yourself in the position of a member of the Metropolitan Museum’s search committee: Despite all the pressure to choose anyone but another white male – somewhat wrong-headed pressure, imho – I think you’d have picked Max Hollein … read more AJBlog: Real Clear Arts Published 2018-04-16

Top Posts From AJBlogs 04.16.18

Let’s move before they change the parking rate No, I cannot quit writing about economic-impact-of-the-arts reports. Let’s try something a little more focused, and talk about … parking. Parking is part of the cost of attending a show, if it takes place in … read more AJBlog: For What It’s Worth Published 2018-04-15 Fixing the Actual “Glass Ceiling” at […]

Top AJBlogs From The Weekend Of 04.15.18

Filthy Rotten T.S. Eliot When my staff of thousands sent me this book cover, APRIL IS A MOTHERFUCKER, by none other than T.S. Eliot, it put me in mind of Inventions of the March Hare: Poems 1909-1917,which includes … read more AJBlog: Straight|UpPublished 2018-04-15 Martha Graham: Sacred and Profane The Martha Graham Dance Company at New York City Center, April […]

Top Posts From AJBlogs 04.12.18

Fear and loathing in the Renaissance church: Stile Antico sings Victoria’s Holy Week music Sacred music began tumbling from heaven to earth in the late 16th century, when the words it was sung to became something more than liturgical reference points. It took on more qualities of human speech … read more AJBlog: Condemned to Music Published […]

Top Posts From AJBlogs 04.11.18

Berkshire Blurbs: Lucas Museum Buys “Shuffleton’s”; Sotheby’s Lowers Some Estimates No surprise here: The planned Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, Los Angeles, which broke ground last month, today announced its acquisition of Norman Rockwell’s Shuffleton’s Barbershop from the Berkshire Museum (price undisclosed). This means that … read more AJBlog: CultureGrrl Published 2018-04-11  

Top Posts From AJBlogs 04.10.18

Market Madness: Sotheby’s to Auction 13 Berkshire Museum Works this May Notwithstanding its direct relevance to the Berkshire Museum’s mission (which includes both history and art) and the museum’s professed concern for the education of schoolchildren, a portrait of our first President is among its works to be sold at Sotheby’s American Art sale on […]