Susan Stamberg appears in the following:
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
"One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman," wrote the pioneering French feminist. The National Museum of Women in the Arts invites visitors to explore a replica of her cozy, cluttered workspace.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Before she became First Lady of Song, Fitzgerald navigated childhood loss, poverty and homelessness — always with music as her refuge.
Saturday, April 22, 2017
A mastering engineer by day, the LA singer has now made his own album, on which he treats jazz standards and originals with wit and swing.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
For decades, the 61-year-old artist has depicted black lives on canvas. He says inclusion in museums must not be contingent on "whether somebody likes you ... or somebody's being generous to you."
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Menken scored The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Pocahontas and many other Disney classics. He recently wrote three new songs for the live action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast.
Friday, February 24, 2017
Did you know Humphrey Bogart had to stand on a box for scenes with tall Ingrid Bergman? NPR's Susan Stamberg visited the soundstage where the 1942 classic was filmed — and returned with stories.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Choreographer Mandy Moore was lying underneath a car on the LA freeway, counting and calling out steps, throughout the 47 takes it took to shoot La La Land's fun-filled opening scene.
Wednesday, February 08, 2017
A major retrospective at Tate Britain showcases more than 60 years of Hockney's work. NPR's Susan Stamberg visited the contemporary artist in his studio, high, high up in the Hollywood Hills.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
An exhibition in Los Angeles features some 200 works of news-inspired art, dating back to the 1960s. Many of the images are disturbing; "Art is more than a pretty picture," says curator Arpad Kovacs.
Friday, January 27, 2017
All Things Considered announces the winners in the revived listener contest called "Commercials for Nicer Living Project." It's a reprise of an early item on this program, in which we asked listeners to tell us some of the things that make life just a little bit better — things that money can't buy. We chose our favorites and produced them as radio commercials.
Thursday, January 05, 2017
"Sight isn't the only pathway to understand art," says Carol Wilson of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. There, specially trained docents lead tours using sound, description — and even touch.
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Hollywood insiders mourn the death of 101-year-old Charles Aidikoff, who ran one of the most popular small, private screening rooms in Los Angeles.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
The Smithsonian show finds links between a 15th-century Ming dynasty dish and a 20th-century Rothko painting. Curator Jan Stuart says, "You almost weep with beauty of red."
Friday, November 25, 2016
Henri Matisse and Richard Diebenkorn never met in real life, but a new exhibit feels like a conversation between the two artists. Across decades and continents, Matisse influenced Deibenkorn's work.
Friday, November 18, 2016
It's tradition: Every year, Susan Stamberg sneaks her mother-in-law's cranberry relish recipe onto the air. To be honest, we've given her a hard time about it, and now she's seeking redemption.
Monday, October 31, 2016
Struth is known for massive pictures of architecture and people looking at art in museums. But a few years ago, a commission to photograph the British royals pushed him out of his comfort zone.
Sunday, October 16, 2016
Turner appears in a new production of The Year of Magical Thinking, based on Didion's 2005 memoir. In one year, Didion's daughter fell into a coma and her husband of 40 years had a fatal heart attack.
Thursday, October 13, 2016
The nearly 80-year-old artist has written a book called A History of Pictures. It's chock-full of art he has loved looking at and includes one painter he credits with inventing Hollywood lighting.
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Some 700 Barbie dolls are visiting Paris this summer. They span almost six decades of pretty, plastic history, including Malibu Barbie, astronaut Barbie, and, of course, Royal Canadian Mountie Barbie.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
A wealthy American living in Paris, Brooks had the freedom to paint whatever and however she wanted. In a subtle but powerful palette, she depicted androgynous women and melancholy nudes.