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The Kitchen to Present Andrew Ondrejcak's ELIJAH GREENThe Kitchen to Present Andrew Ondrejcak's ELIJAH GREEN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

The Kitchen is pleased to present the world premiere of ELIJAH GREEN by Andrew Ondrejcak, a multi-disciplinary artist with a dual career as a writer, director, and designer of theater-based performance works in addition to being a sought-after art director in the fashion industry. His work in both fields is meticulous, wildly imaginative, and laced with deep curiosity. Most recently, Ondrejcak premiered You Us We All, a collaboration with My Brightest Diamond's Shara Worden, at the 2015 BAM Next Wave Festival. Critic Helen Shaw highlighted the work as one of the ten best shows of 2015. (more...)

Art Institute of Chicago Names New DirectorArt Institute of Chicago Names New Director
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

Robert M. Levy, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Art Institute of Chicago announced today, January 28, 2016, that after an extensive international search the Board has appointed James Rondeau the new President and Eloise W. Martin Director of the museum. Rondeau will succeed Douglas Druick, who announced in October 2015 his plans to retire after more than 30 years of service to the institution. Rondeau, an internationally respected curator and scholar, has led two of the Art Institute's 11 curatorial departments in his 18 year tenure with the museum. (more...)

Jarrett Ott Steps in for Nathan Gunn in Opera Philadelphia's COLD MOUNTAINJarrett Ott Steps in for Nathan Gunn in Opera Philadelphia's COLD MOUNTAIN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Opera Philadelphia General Director & President David B. Devan today announced that baritone Jarrett Ott, recently praised by Opera News as a “rising star” with “a voice that is polished and immaculately produced,” will replace Nathan Gunn as protagonist W.P. Inman for all five performances of Cold Mountain, Feb. 5-14 at the Academy of Music. Mr. Gunn, who performed the role in August's World Premiere at The Santa Fe Opera, was compelled to withdraw from the Philadelphia production due to a serious family illness. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Opera Philadelphia General Director & President David B. Devan today announced that baritone Jarrett Ott, recently praised by Opera News as a “rising star” with “a voice that is polished and immaculately produced,” will replace Nathan Gunn as protagonist W.P. Inman for all five performances of Cold Mountain, Feb. 5-14 at the Academy of Music. Mr. Gunn, who performed the role in August's World Premiere at The Santa Fe Opera, was compelled to withdraw from the Philadelphia production due to a serious family illness. (more...)

First International Contemporary Art Museum to Open in Indonesia, 2017First International Contemporary Art Museum to Open in Indonesia, 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Indonesian philanthropist and leading collector Haryanto Adikoesoemo announced today the construction of the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara (Museum MACAN, pronounced Mah-Chahn), the country's first museum dedicated to international modern and contemporary art. The museum is currently being built in Jakarta, Indonesia - the largest city in Southeast Asia with a metropolitan population of over 25 million- and will provide the public with a valuable cultural and educational resource. Adikoesoemo has named Dr. Thomas J. Berghuis, formerly the curator of Chinese art at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, as the museum's director. (more...)

Hauser & Wirth Presents LARRY BELL. FROM THE '60s, 2/3Hauser & Wirth Presents LARRY BELL. FROM THE '60s, 2/3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

Beginning 3 February 2016, Hauser & Wirth is pleased to present 'Larry Bell. From the '60s', the gallery's first exhibition devoted to the internationally-admired American artist whose innovative approach to sculpture and perceptual phenomena placed him uniquely at the hub of Southern California's Light and Space movement and New York Minimalism in the sixties, and continues to inform his vibrant work today. (more...)

Attend The Heard Museum's 'Zen Bear' Conservation Project This WeekAttend The Heard Museum's 'Zen Bear' Conservation Project This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

On Thursday, Jan. 12, see how a major sculpture is conserved for future generations to enjoy at the Heard Museum. (more...)

The Millay Sisters Head to Gowanus Loft Next WeekThe Millay Sisters Head to Gowanus Loft Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Called 'Vincent' all her life, Edna St. Vincent Millay was the mercurial goddess of a fast and fatal Greenwich Village scene in the 1920s. 'She was one of those women,' said Edmund Wilson, 'whose features are not perfect, but who, excited by the blood of the spirit, becomes almost supernaturally beautiful.' (more...)

New York City Ballet to Present 4th Annual Art Series, Featuring Marcel Dzama, 1/19New York City Ballet to Present 4th Annual Art Series, Featuring Marcel Dzama, 1/19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

New York City Ballet will present the fourth installation of its acclaimed Art Series initiative during the Company's 2016 Winter Season. Launched in 2013, the New York City Ballet Art Series features annual collaborations between NYCB and contemporary visual artists who create original works for exhibition at the Company's home, the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center.  (more...)

Washington National Opera to Open 2016 with Apartheid-Era Opera LOST IN THE STARSWashington National Opera to Open 2016 with Apartheid-Era Opera LOST IN THE STARS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

Washington National Opera (WNO) continues its 60th anniversary season with the company premiere of Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson's LOST IN THE STARS, February 12-20 in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater. (more...)

Nancy Spector Appointed Deputy Director & Chief Curator of the Brooklyn MuseumNancy Spector Appointed Deputy Director & Chief Curator of the Brooklyn Museum
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

The Brooklyn Museum is pleased to announce the appointment of Nancy Spector as Deputy Director and Chief Curator. Spector joins the Museum after having served for more than 29 years at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. (more...)

Mivos Quartet to Play Steve Reich in BANG ON A CAN: UNORTHODOX at The Jewish MuseumMivos Quartet to Play Steve Reich in BANG ON A CAN: UNORTHODOX at The Jewish Museum
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

?On Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 7:30pm, Bang on a Can and the Jewish Museum will present Bang on a Can: Unorthodox, a concert featuring the acclaimed Mivos Quartet that will celebrate composers who defy conventional forms and genres. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

New York, NY...Beginning January 27, 2016, Dominique Lévy will present Drawing Then: Innovation and Influence in American Drawings of the Sixties. The exhibition will investigate revolutionary developments in the practice of drawing that emerged in the United States during a decade of radical social and political upheaval.  (more...)

Artsy and UBS Release 'The Year in Art', Recapping 2015's Major Art Trends, News, and EventsArtsy and UBS Release 'The Year in Art', Recapping 2015's Major Art Trends, News, and Events
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

Artsy and UBS launched today a dynamic multimedia experience presenting the year's most influential artists, exhibitions, geographic hubs, and events, which goes live today on Artsy.net and Artsy's iPhone and iPad apps. Designed to be an accessible and shareable way to understand the year in art in a grasp, the feature highlights themes that tie the art world to the greater world. This is the second iteration of Artsy and UBS's ongoing partnership, following their collaboration on a series of short films about the 56th International Art Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia earlier this year. (more...)

New York's IDNYC Adds New Free Performing Arts/Museum Memberships For 2016New York's IDNYC Adds New Free Performing Arts/Museum Memberships For 2016
by Michael Dale - Dec 15, 2015

The free program that began in 2015 offers more free memberships for cultural institutions in 2016. (more...)

Photographer Catherine Opie to Debut Solo Exhibition at Lehmann Maupin, 1/14Photographer Catherine Opie to Debut Solo Exhibition at Lehmann Maupin, 1/14
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

Lehmann Maupin is pleased to present the gallery's debut solo exhibition for Los Angeles-based photographer Catherine Opie. For the occasion, two concurrent exhibitions will be on view at the gallery's Chelsea and Lower East Side locations, featuring new work by Opie that underscores her on-going dialogue with the history of photography and constructs of identity, both integral aspects of her practice. The artist will be present for opening receptions at both galleries on Thursday, January 14 from 6-8PM. (more...)

PULSE Miami Beach PLAY Presents BAHAR BEHBAHANIPULSE Miami Beach PLAY Presents BAHAR BEHBAHANI
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2015

An official selection for PULSE Miami Beach PLAY, multidisciplinary artist Bahar Behbahani's AJAX BOOT—a new, single-channel video—will be on view December 1 - 5 at booth S-102, courtesy of the artist and Causey Contemporary. (more...)

Hauser & Wirth Announces Worldwide Representation of the Estate of David SmithHauser & Wirth Announces Worldwide Representation of the Estate of David Smith
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2015

New York...The Estate of David Smith and Hauser & Wirth jointly announced today the gallery's exclusive worldwide representation of the Estate of the renowned late American sculptor and painter.  (more...)

Japan Society to Present 'A NIGHT OF KYOGEN' This DecemberJapan Society to Present 'A NIGHT OF KYOGEN' This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2015

As part of its 2015-2016 Performing Arts Season, Japan Society presents A Night of Kyogen with Mansaku Nomura and Mansaku-no-Kai Kyogen Company, bringing this renowned company back to Japan Society (333 East 47th Street) for three performances only: Thursday, December 10 - Saturday, December 12. Performances at 7:30pm. (more...)

UBS celebrates Art Basel in Miami Beach 2015UBS celebrates Art Basel in Miami Beach 2015
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2015

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