Susan Stamberg

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After 75 Years, Here's Looking At You, 'Casablanca'

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.

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Behind This Exuberant Dance Number? Planning, Precision And Practice

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.

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At 79, David Hockney Isn't Keen On Parties, But Still Paints Every Day

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.

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'Breaking News' Artists Use Mass Media As Their Medium

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.

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'Commercials for Nicer Living Project' Winners Announced

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.

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Blind Art Lovers Make The Most Of Museum Visits With 'InSight' Tours

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.

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Charles Aidikoff, Who Ran Popular LA Screening Room, Dies

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.

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See Red In A New Light: Imperial China Meets Mark Rothko In D.C. Exhibition

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."

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Matisse And Diebenkorn 'Meet' At Last, At The Baltimore Museum Of Art

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.

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Mama Stamberg's Relish Faces Its Toughest Critics: NPR Staffers

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.

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Photography Writ Large: The Monumental Art Of Thomas Struth

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.

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'It's Very Lonely': Kathleen Turner Stars As Joan Didion In 'Magical Thinking'

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.

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Artist David Hockney Says The Drive To Create Pictures 'Is Deep Within Us'

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.

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Bonjour, Barbie! An American Icon Packs Her Heels And Heads To France

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.

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Painter Romaine Brooks Challenged Conventions In Shades Of Gray

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.

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Vive Le Confort! For Corseted Courtiers, This Dress Was A French Revolution

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

A really old French dress has sold for more than $150,000. The brocade gown is an exquisite example of the loose-fitting dresses that women — fed up with restrictive bodices — embraced in the 1700s.

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Meet William Merritt Chase, The Man Who Taught America's Masters

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Chase taught some of America's greatest artists, including Georgia O'Keeffe and Edward Hopper. On the centennial of the great teacher's death, a new exhibit in Washington, D.C., celebrates his life.

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Looking Back On How The National Gallery Of Art Got Its Start 75 Years Ago

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Philanthropist and collector Paul Mellon gave the gift of art to the American people. The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. is honoring that gift as part of its 75th anniversary celebration.

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The Mellon Family And The Start Of The National Gallery Of Art

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Philanthropist and art collector Paul Mellon gave the gift of art to the American people. The National Gallery of Art in Washington is honoring that gift as part of its 75th anniversary celebration.

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You Gonna Finish That? What We Can Learn From Artworks In Progress

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Nearly 200 great works of unfinished art are now on display at The Met Breuer Museum in Manhattan. Spanning six centuries, the works offer a glimpse into the creative process — from Titian to Warhol.

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