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Guards and Artists

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Many of the guards the Metropolitan Museum of Art create art when they aren’t standing in museum galleries guarding the great works. Now they’ve created an art journal titled Sw!pe Magazine and have a show of their works at 25CPW gallery. Jason Eskenazi, Guggenheim Fellow and ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

William Kentridge

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Artists William Kentridge discusses his career and the exhibition “Five Themes,” on view at the Museum of Modern Art, a survey of nearly 30 years of his work, which combines the political and the poetic. The exhibition also includes works related to the artist’s staging and ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Political and the Poetical

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Harry Markopolos tells us about the years he spent investigating Bernard Madoff, and how the SEC ignored all the red flags he'd raised about Madoff's Ponzi scheme. Then, William Kentridge discusses his career and the new stunning exhibit of his work at MoMA. And Chang-Rae Lee talks about his latest ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Beauty and the Brain

Monday, March 08, 2010

Neeraja Balachander, of the Zanvyl Krieger Mind-Brain Institute at The Johns Hopkins University, and Gary Vikan, director of the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, and curator of the exhibition “Beauty and the Brain: A Neural Approach to Aesthetics,” talk about that exhibition, which is an experiment on how ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Experiments in Science and Art

Monday, March 08, 2010

Bruce Lourie talks about becoming a human guinea pig to investigate the toxins in everyday household objects—from toothpaste to rubber ducks. And we’ll look into the life of Victor Fleming—the man behind “The Wizard of Oz” and “Gone with the Wind.” Then we’ll learn about a museum exhibition designed to ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

desigNYC

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Vice president & New York director of Enterprise Community Partners Abby Jo Sigal, Robin Key of Robin Key Landscape Architecture, and Michelle Mullineaux, acting director of desigNYC, discuss how the design world and community groups are joining forces on community projects.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Bubbling Up

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The so-called "soda tax" is back. Dr. Richard Daines, Commissioner of Health for New York State, discusses why he thinks New York needs it to curb obesity and raise some much-needed cash. Plus, financial analyst Peter Schiff, running for the Republican Senate seat in Connecticut; Brooklyn children's writer Zetta Elliott; ...

The Leonard Lopate Show

The Drawings of Bronzino

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Carmen C. Bambach, curator in the Department of Drawings and Prints at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Janet Cox-Rearick, professor of Art History at CUNY, discuss the exhibition “The Drawings of Bronzino.” It brings together nearly all of the 61 known drawings by, or attributed to, the ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Between the Lines

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

On today’s show, The New Yorker’s Jane Mayer discusses the controversy surrounding the trials of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and the so-called Underwear Bomber. Then, we’ll look at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's new exhibition of drawings by Agnolo Bronzino, the great Florentine court artist of the Medici. Also, Rebecca Newberger ...

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WNYC News

Sidewalk Sheds Turn Into Works of Art

Friday, January 22, 2010

Those dark, hulking structures known as sidewalk sheds are set to become a lot more stylish. WNYC's Arun Venugopal has more on the results of a city design competition.

REPORTER: Sidewalk sheds are meant to protect pedestrians from falling debris whenever a building is being renovated. ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Footnotes in Gaza

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Cartoonist-reporter Joe Sacco, presents a sweeping, original investigation of a forgotten crime in Rafah, a town in the Gaza Strip that has been a notorious flashpoint for conflicts. His book Footnotes in Gaza, is a graphic of a 1956 incident that left 111 Palestinians dead, shot by Israeli soldiers—seen ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Just Kids

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Poet and performer Patti Smith discusses her long friendship with the photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, which began with a chance meeting in Brooklyn in 1967. Her book Just Kids: From Brooklyn to the Chelsea Hotel, a Life of Art and Friendship. is an account life in New York in ...

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Studio 360

Dallas Art Scores a Touchdown

Friday, January 15, 2010

Last fall, Dallas unveiled a world-class performing arts campus to rival New York's Lincoln Center. At the same time, a new Dallas Cowboys stadium opened up that that showcases giant sculptures by some of the world's greatest artists. We sent Michael May to check ...

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Studio 360

Tokyo Old and New

Friday, January 08, 2010

What is essentially Japanese in design? One designer compares it to tofu. Architects Yoshiharu Tsukamoto and Shigeru Ban, designer Reiko Sudo, and poet Shuntaro Tanikawa show Kurt how Japan brings tradition and innovation together. His search takes him through the streets of ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Maps Outside the Boundaries

Friday, December 25, 2009

Red states, blue states, made up states. Katharine Harmon, editor of The Map as Art: Contemporary Artists Explore Cartography talks about her new book, which highlights maps as outfits, political statements and art.

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Studio 360

Birdman

Friday, December 04, 2009

Paul Bartlett was slogging through a PhD in animal behavior when he decided he would rather be painting. Bartlett finished his studies, left behind the zebra finches in his research lab, and now depicts razorbills, puffins, and other shore life in his native Scotland. Produced by

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WNYC News

Art Basel Miami: Sales May Be Soft, But the Party Goes On

Friday, December 04, 2009

2,000 artists, 33 countries, more than 250 galleries, all spread out on a convention-center floor the size of 10 football fields. That’s how art critic Carolina Miranda describes the scene, at Art Basel Miami – the giant yearly art fair. She joins us by phone ...

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WNYC News

Tsai Ming-Liang in Conversation

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Fans of new wave films were treated to a screening of Face, the latest film by acclaimed Taiwanese-Malaysian director Tsai Ming-Liang.

The first film to be commissioned by the Louvre for its auteur series, Face brings together on screen Francois Truffaut's companion Fanny Ardant and his ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Significant Objects

Thursday, November 05, 2009

What gives an object meaning, or makes it worth anything at all. Rob Walker (who also writes the Consumed column for the Times) discusses the Significant Objects project, which picks random knick-knacks, recruits writers to write stories inspired by them, and sees what happens...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Maps Outside the Boundaries

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Red states, blue states, made up states. Katharine Harmon, editor of The Map as Art: Contemporary Artists Explore Cartography talks about her new book, which highlights maps as outfits, political statements and art.

Gallery Show: The Map as Art at Christopher Henry Gallery, 127 Elizabeth Street. 212.244.6004. November ...

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