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The Flea Theater Announces Transformation of Strategic Direction and Focus on Black,  Photo The Flea Theater Announces Transformation of Strategic Direction and Focus on Black, Brown, Queer Artists
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 7, 2021

 The Flea Theater today announced a major strategic evolution for the performing arts organization, committing to positive and equitable artists relations while prioritizing Black, brown, and queer artistry through partnership and programming.

Park Avenue Armory Appoints Tavia Nyong'o as Curator of Public Programming Photo Park Avenue Armory Appoints Tavia Nyong'o as Curator of Public Programming
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 13, 2021

Rebecca Robertson, Founding President and Executive Producer of Park Avenue Armory, today announced the appointment of Tavia Nyong'o as the nonprofit cultural institution's new Curator of Public Programming.

Syracuse Stage Begins Season With Free Fully Staged Professional Reading Photo Syracuse Stage Begins Season With Free Fully Staged Professional Reading
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 3, 2021

Syracuse Stage reopens its doors for public performances with a fully staged professional reading of “Baldwin vs. Buckley: The Faith of Our Fathers,” a “theatricalization” by Stage's resident playwright Kyle Bass of the 1965 debate between writer and Civil Rights activist James Baldwin and conservative commentator William F. Buckley, Jr. The debate took place at Cambridge University and was broadcast by the BBC.

Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation Names Francesca Harper As Artistic Director Of The Ailey Photo Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation Names Francesca Harper As Artistic Director Of The Ailey II Company
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 1, 2021

Robert Battle, Artistic Director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, announced today that internationally renowned performer, choreographer, director, and multi-disciplinary artist Francesca Harper has been appointed Artistic Director of Ailey II, the Ailey organization's acclaimed company of young dancers. Ms. Harper will assume her duties on September 7, 2021, and will immediately begin preparing for Ailey II's return to the stage.

Restart Stages to Conclude This September with A NIGHT WITH DEAF BROADWAY and More Photo Restart Stages to Conclude This September with A NIGHT WITH DEAF BROADWAY and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 12, 2021

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts today announced artistic works celebrating iconic civil rights leaders, accessibility in the arts, and the rich history of dance in New York City coming to Restart Stages this September—the outdoor performing arts center created to champion the revival and recovery of New York City arts.

CONTINUUM AT JAFFE DRIVE Presents As Part Of Restart Stages This Month Photo CONTINUUM AT JAFFE DRIVE Presents As Part Of Restart Stages This Month
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 4, 2021

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts announced new artistic performances, collaborations, workshops, family programming, and more coming to Restart Stages this August—the outdoor performing arts center created to champion the revival and recovery of New York City arts.

CONTINUUM AT JAFFE DRIVE by Nick Kendall to be Presented as Part of Restart Stages Photo CONTINUUM AT JAFFE DRIVE by Nick Kendall to be Presented as Part of Restart Stages
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 4, 2021

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts announced new artistic performances, collaborations, workshops, family programming, and more coming to Restart Stages this August. Lincoln Center will present Continuum at Jaffe Drive by Nick Kendall on Thursday, August 19, and Friday, August 20, 2021 at 7pm ET at The Stage at Jaffe Drive.

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts Appoints Shanta Thake as Chief Artistic Office Photo Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts Appoints Shanta Thake as Chief Artistic Officer
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 3, 2021

Lincoln Center has tapped Shanta Thake with spearheading Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts’ artistic strategy as the organization builds greater connections with its constituent organizations and the entirety of the City of New York.

Mahogany L. Browne, Milly Quezada and More Featured in August RESTART STAGES Programm Photo Mahogany L. Browne, Milly Quezada and More Featured in August RESTART STAGES Programming
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 19, 2021

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts today announced new artistic performances, collaborations, workshops, family programming, and more coming to Restart Stages this August—the outdoor performing arts center created to champion the revival and recovery of New York City arts.

Syracuse Stage Expands Artistic Leadership Team Photo Syracuse Stage Expands Artistic Leadership Team
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 15, 2021

Syracuse Stage Artistic Director Robert Hupp today announced an expansion of the senior artistic staff. As of September 1, veteran New York based director Melissa Crespo becomes the theater's associate artistic director. Kyle Bass, who currently holds that position, will transition to a new role as the theater's first resident playwright and will remain a member of the theater's senior artistic staff.

Lincoln Center Announces Series of Performances and Workshops Centering Disabled Iden Photo Lincoln Center Announces Series of Performances and Workshops Centering Disabled Identity
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 8, 2021

As part of Lincoln Center’s mission to champion inclusive excellence in the arts and provide access to the arts for the widest possible audience, the institution shines a light on the work of disabled artists with select in-person performances as well as virtual offerings that allow for increased accessibility for audiences with disabilities.

Lincoln Center Invites Arts Professionals For Year-Long Programming Exploring Radical Photo Lincoln Center Invites Arts Professionals For Year-Long Programming Exploring Radical Welcoming
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 24, 2021

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts announces an expansion of its Lincoln Center Activate initiative, offering arts professionals in the education and community engagement fields intensive, creative, and free professional development and explorations to spark change across the arts industry and beyond.

Lincoln Center Announces Expansion of Activate Initiative Exploring the Topic of Radi Photo Lincoln Center Announces Expansion of Activate Initiative Exploring the Topic of Radical Welcoming
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 23, 2021

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts has announced an expansion of its Lincoln Center Activate initiative, offering arts professionals in the education and community engagement fields intensive, creative, and free professional development and explorations to spark change across the arts industry and beyond.

Brian Stokes Mitchell, The New York Philharmonic & More to Headline July Programming  Photo Brian Stokes Mitchell, The New York Philharmonic & More to Headline July Programming for Restart Stages
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 16, 2021

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts today announced new multidisciplinary artistic commissions, performances, workshops and more this coming July to Restart Stages—the outdoor performing arts center constructed on the Lincoln Center campus.

Norton Museum of Art Announces 'For the Record: Celebrating Art by Women' Photo Norton Museum of Art Announces 'For the Record: Celebrating Art by Women'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 20, 2021

On view June 11 through October 3, For the Record features work by Emma Amos, Teresita Fernández, Helen Frankenthaler, Gertrude Käsebier, Käthe Kollwitz, Maria Martinez, Mariko Mori, Alison Saar, Mary Sibande, and Carrie Mae Weems, among others.

Sharjah Biennial 15 To Feature 30 New Commissions In Okwui Enwezor-Conceived Edition Photo Sharjah Biennial 15 To Feature 30 New Commissions In Okwui Enwezor-Conceived Edition
by A.A. Cristi - May 18, 2021

Sharjah Art Foundation today announced that the 15th edition of the Sharjah Biennial (SB15) will feature 30 new commissions.

Taylor Mac, Carl Hancock Rux, Robbie Fairchild & More Featured in RESTART STAGES Prog Photo Taylor Mac, Carl Hancock Rux, Robbie Fairchild & More Featured in RESTART STAGES Programming Throughout June
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2021

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts today announced new artistic commissions, creative community, and civic collaborations, and more this coming June at Restart Stages—the new outdoor performing arts center constructed on the Lincoln Center campus.

Mississippi Museum Of Art And Baltimore Museum Of Art Announce A MOVEMENT IN EVERY DI Photo Mississippi Museum Of Art And Baltimore Museum Of Art Announce A MOVEMENT IN EVERY DIRECTION: LEGACIES OF THE GREAT MIGRATION
by A.A. Cristi - May 10, 2021

The Mississippi Museum of Art (MMA) and the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) today announced the co-organization of a major exhibition that will unveil newly commissioned works by 13 of the most acclaimed African American artists working today examining the profound impact of the Great Migration on the social and cultural life of the United States.

Norm Lewis, Jose Llana and More Announced for Lincoln Center in May Photo Norm Lewis, Jose Llana and More Announced for Lincoln Center in May
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 22, 2021

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts today announced the official public opening of Restart Stages—a new outdoor performing arts center constructed on the Lincoln Center campus—welcoming audiences to reimagined community spaces and new outdoor venues, with dozens of free events and surprise Pop-Up performances in music, dance, drama, and more.

Susan Edwards Announces Plans For Retirement from the Frist Art Museum Photo Susan Edwards Announces Plans For Retirement from the Frist Art Museum
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 21, 2021

On Tuesday, April 20, at the quarterly board of trustees meeting, Dr. Susan H. Edwards, Executive Director and CEO of the Frist Art Museum since 2004, notified the board members of her plans to retire within the year. The museum's board will now begin the process of selecting her successor. 

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