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The Future of P.S. 1

Thursday, January 01, 2009

The world of contemporary art has been shaken in big ways over the past several months. From the uncertain future of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles to falling prices for contemporary art at auctions and art fairs. Now, one of New York's ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Walter de Maria in New York City

Friday, December 19, 2008

Bill Dilworth, caretaker of the DIA Art Foundation's New York Earth Room by the artist Walter de Maria, talks about taking care of the Earth Room for 19 years, while Patti Dilworth, caretaker of the DIA Art Foundation's Broken Kilometer project of Walter de Maria, discusses overseeing the ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Life Under the Gun

Friday, December 12, 2008

Iraqi-born artist Wafaa Bilal’s attempts to create a dialogue between Iraqis and American include being shot at tens of thousands of times by a paintball gun fired over the internet, and trying to blow up an Iraqi farmhouse he built at an art colony in California. His new ...

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Modern Artist Exhibited in Chelsea

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Were you obsessed with comic books and action figures when you were a kid? collected GI Joes? Read every issue of Iron Man, or more arty offerings from Heavy Metal? Trenton Doyle Hancock never grew out of his obsession. It's informed the work of this ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Studio Daniel Libeskind

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Daniel Libeskind, one of today’s leading architects, talks about how philosophy, music, theater, and film have influenced his work. His new book with architecture critic Paul Goldberger is Counterpoint.

Events: Daniel Libeskind will be in conversation with Paul Goldberger
Wednesday, December 10 at 6 pm
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The Leonard Lopate Show

Le Corbusier: A Difficult Personality

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Swiss architect Le Corbusier was one of the most influential of all modernists and helped lay the groundwork for 20th century architecture. He was also a rather difficult and controversial personality whose relationships with clients often ended badly. Nicholas Fox Weber’s new biography is Le Corbusier: A Life.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Trouble at the Plaza Hotel

Monday, December 08, 2008

Condos in the newly renovated Plaza Hotel have been sold for tens of millions of dollars. Find out why lawsuits have been filed over shoddy construction in those very expensive apartments, and whether the NYC landmark’s renovation has been mishandled. Evgenia Peretz has written an article in the Jan. issue ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Radical Architecture

Monday, December 01, 2008

Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Ada Louise Huxtable talks about how architecture has changed slowly but radically over the last century. She’s the author of several books, including her most recent, On Architecture.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Paula Zahn on the Arts

Monday, December 01, 2008

Veteran TV journalist Paula Zahn talks about her new gig as co-host of "Sunday Arts" on Thirteen/WNET, as well as her upcoming cello performance at Carnegie Hall.

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Paula Zahn will be hosting and performing cello
Sejong Soloists Benefit Concert
Tues. Dec. ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Art Spiegelman: Portrait of the Artist as a Young %@&*!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Art Spiegelman talks about how comics shaped who he is – and how he went from being a young MAD magazine-obsessed kid in Queens to a Pulitzer Prize winner. His new illustrated memoir is Breakdowns: Portrait of the Artist as a Young %@&*!. He also has a new children’s ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Owning the Past

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Hear the latest in the ongoing debate over who owns the past, and what should happen to stolen antiquities - from the Elgin Marbles in London, to Egyptian mummies. Former New York Times culture correspondent Sharon Waxman is author of Loot.

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Sharon Waxman will be ...

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WNYC News

Abolitionist Icon Memorialized

Friday, November 14, 2008

A memorial sculpture commemorating Harriet Tubman has been dedicated on Saint Nicolas Avenue in Harlem. The city's Department of Cultural Affairs commissioned the sculpture, created by artist Alison Saar, daughter of the pioneering African American artist Betty Saar. The massive bronze monument depicts Tubman striding ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Modern Art World

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Find out about the wide range of subcultures that make up the contemporary art world. Sarah Thornton, contributor to Artforum.com and the New Yorker, is author of Seven Days in the Art World.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Stanford White, Architect

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Hear about the rich legacy, extravagant life, and sensational death of the great architect Stanford White. Samuel White and Elizabeth White are co-authors of the new book Stanford White, Architect.

Samuel White will be speaking
as part of the Malkin Lecture Series
Wed. Nov. 12
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The Leonard Lopate Show

Michelangelo: Man and Myth

Thursday, November 06, 2008

A new exhibit, "Michelangelo: The Man and The Myth," focuses on Michelangelo’s life, art, and reputation and hows some of his works never before seen in the U.S. before. It’s at Syracuse University’s Louise and Bernard Palitz Gallery (11 E. 61st St.) until Jan. 4, 2009; Gary Radke ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Morandi at the Met

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Italian artist Giorgio Morandi was born in Bologna in 1890 and hardly ever left his hometown throughout his life. A new exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum, "Giorgio Morandi, 1890-1964," features works he created for his close friends and most discerning collectors. Renato Miracco is guest curator and director ...

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WNYC News

Race and Art

Friday, October 31, 2008

The election is on everybody’s mind. And it has a particular resonance for artists of color, who have long been dealing with politics that Barack Obama would surely recognize.

Claudia La Rocco spoke with four artists who’ve been thinking about the complex intersection of art, race ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The World of Art Handling

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Find out about the huge amount of work goes into putting museum exhibits together, taking them down again, and shipping them on to the next location. Leonard talks to two art handling experts; Kele McComsey of SurroundArt, and Robert Guest of Guest Exhibit Production.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Joan Miro: Painting and Anti-Painting

Monday, October 27, 2008

Spanish painter Joan Miro once said, "I want to assassinate painting." A new exhibit at MoMA, "Joan Miró: Painting and Anti-Painting 1927–1937," looks at how that decade transformed and invigorated Miro’s work; Ann Umland is curator; Joan Punyet Miro is the artist's grandson and manager of his estate. ...

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WNYC News

Waterfalls Public Art a Boon to NYC Tourism

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Bloomberg Administration says the Waterfalls exhibit on the East River, which ran from June 26th to October 13th, had an even greater economic impact than anticipated.

REPORTER: Officials say the falls generated $69 million dollars in economic activity, exceeding the initial expectation of $55 million ...

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