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Art Talk - Museum Lines: Popular or Painful?

Friday, July 12, 2013

Call it the most popular rain in town.

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The Takeaway

A Sneak Peak of the George W. Bush Library

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

George W. Bush is back in the press with his Presidential Center scheduled to open on May 1st. According to Dallas Morning News Staff Writer Tom Benning, this new presence in the media is a reluctant one. And what can we expect to see in the library itself? Brendan Miniter, Senior Editorial Director of the George W. Bush Institute, offers a few sneak peeks.

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The Takeaway

Boston Bombings, Hunger Strikes at Gitmo, George W. Bush Library

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Boston Marathon Bombing: Many Unanswered Questions | Hunger Strikes: The Latest from Gitmo and the History | New Report Confirms Torture at Guantanamo Bay | Could Texas Go Blue? | A Sneak Peak of the George W. Bush Library | As Brits Mourn Thatcher, Americans Reflect on Boston Bombings

Soundcheck

Music’s Moneyball; The Sound Of Museums; Blind Date With Isabel Leonard

Monday, April 08, 2013

In This Episode: If you’ve been keeping an eye on the art scene in New York, you may have noticed that there’s a lot of music in the city’s museums. We look at how institutions from The Whitney to the Metropolitan Museum of Art to the New Museum are filling their galleries with the sound of music.

Plus: Newfangled baseball statistics like “on-base plus slugging” or “ultimate zone rating” were the subject of the bestselling book and film Moneyball. Now, a number crunching company is putting stats to work in the music biz. We hear about how they might even predict the next big thing.  

And: We take you on a Blind Date with rising mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard.

Studio 360

Down and Dirty at the Museum of Math?

Friday, January 25, 2013

For a long time, just about the only serious math museum in America was in New Hyde Park, New York — a Long Island suburban town you’ve probably never heard of. Then it closed in 2006, leaving no serious math museum. Did we need one to begin with? Glen Whitney thought so ...

Slideshow: Inside the Museum of Mathematics

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The Leonard Lopate Show

"Matisse: In Search of True Painting" at the Met

Friday, January 25, 2013

Curator Rebecca Rabinow talks about the exhibition “Matisse: In Search of True Painting,” on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through March 17. Henri Matisse was one of the most acclaimed artists working in France during the first half of the 20th century, but painting had rarely come easily to Matisse. Throughout his career, he questioned, repainted, and reevaluated his work. This show demonstrates his need to progress methodically from one painting to the next.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Mantegna to Matisse at the Frick Collection

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Colin Bailey, Deputy Director and Chief Curator of the Frick Collection, discusses the exhibition Mantegna to Matisse: Master Drawings from the Courtauld Gallery. It features 58 drawings from the Courtauld Gallery, London, that show extraordinary drawings made between the late Middle Ages and the early 20 century by artists including Mantegna, da Vinci, Dürer, Rubens, Rembrandt Goya, Turner, Degas, Paul Cézanne, van Gogh, Seurat, Matisse, and Picasso.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Helping Art Galleries Recover from Sandy

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Many art galleries, and artists, suffered severe damage during Sandy, and in the wake of the storm, teams of conservators have rushed in to help them recover, and save as much of the artwork as possible. Jim Coddington, MoMA's chief conservator, Lisa Elkin, Chief Registrar and Director of Conservation at the American Museum of Natural History, and Cindy Albertson, conservator at MoMA and the FAIC (Foundation for the American Institute for Conservation) Sandy Volunteer Coordinator, talk about what can be done to conserve damaged artworks.

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Features

In 2013, The Guggenheim Fills With Light and Goes Abroad

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The Guggenheim announced its line up of exhibits for 2013 that range from Japanese avant garde to Italian Futurism.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Century of the Child at MoMA

Monday, August 27, 2012

Curator Juliet Kinchin discusses the exhibition “Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900-2000,” a survey of 20th-century design for children, that brings together school architecture, playgrounds, toys and games, animation, clothing, safety equipment and therapeutic products, nurseries, furniture, and books. “Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900-2000” is on view at MoMA through November 5.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Activist New York

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Sarah Henry, chief curator at the Museum of the City of New York, discusses a new exhibit at the Museum about activism in New York City's history, and launches our new Facebook project.

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Features

An Original Copy of the Declaration Goes on Display

Sunday, July 01, 2012

In honor of Independence Day, the New York Historical Society will display the Declaration of Independence — or at least a copy of it.

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Features

Both Sides Say Deal is Near on Stalled 9/11 Museum

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Port Authority Chairman Patrick Foye are both saying they're close to an agreement in the dispute that has stalled the construction of the 9/11 museum at the World Trade Center site.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Tiny Museums: Hoboken Historical Museum

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Robert Foster, executive director, talks about what visitors can learn from the collection in Hoboken, including a new exhibit on the Holland and Lincoln tunnels.

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Features

Banking Booms — and Busts — Through History

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Whether it's JPMorgan's multi-billion dollar trading loss or shareholders rejecting the pay package of Citigroup's CEO debates about banks regularly dominate headlines. A new exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York about the history of banking in America shows, it's been this way since the founding of the Republic.

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Features

Museums Free to Military Personnel and Their Families

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The Metropolitan Museum, the Guggenheim and the New Museum are among the roughly 40 museums in New York City that will offer free admission to active-duty military service members and their families — including those active in the Reserves and the National Guard — this summer. See a list of some of the participating Tri-State area museums.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Dan Flavin, March 3, 1970

Friday, May 18, 2012

Dan Flavin discusses his reluctant relationship with the gallery system.
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Tiny Museums: Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Meg Ventrudo, executive director of the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, discusses the museum's Tibetan and Himalayan art collection located in Staten Island.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

National Gallery Director J. Carter Brown, 1971

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Views on Art host Ruth Bowman interviews J. Carter Brown (1934-2002), the director of the National Gallery from 1969 to 1992. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Business of Art: A Panel Discussion

Monday, April 02, 2012

We broadcast a panel discussion on artists and the business of art from our recent show in the Greene Space. Gallery owner Sean Kelly, Whitney Museum of American Art curator Carter Foster, and artists Pat Steir and Fred Wilson talk about the current state of the art market in light of the economic downturn and the impact of the exponential growth of art fairs.

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