Monthly Archives: September 2012

The Louvre’s New Islamic Art Wing

PARIS — Hundreds of works of art from infinitely diverse cultures lumped together under the banner of Islam went on view Wednesday in the newly opened Islamic art wing at the Musée du Louvre. In row upon row of glass…

Love and Information

Michael Billington The Guardian, Saturday 15 September 2011 Caryl Churchill’s new play has 57 scenes, runs 110 minutes and employs 16 actors to play more than 100 characters. Too much information? But one of the many points made by this exhilarating…

Happy Birthday Edward Lear – The Ashmolean Museum

The bicentenary of the birth of Edward Lear is being celebrated with events and exhibitions throughout the English-speaking world. As the home of the largest and most comprehensive collection of his work in the UK, the Ashmolean is mounting a…

Federico Colli, pianist

Federico Colli wins first prize at the Leeds 2012 International Piano Competition 29 August – 16 September 2012 Federico Colli’s website    

Bronze, an exhibition at The Royal Academy, London

This exhibition brings together outstanding works from the earliest times to the present in a thematic arrangement that is fresh and unique. Bronze With works spanning 5,000 years, no such cross-cultural exhibition on this scale has ever been attempted. The…

John Cage

eptember 2, 2012  Scott Timberg John Cage’s ideas have long inspired artists inside and outside the experimental music subculture. Besides new-music figures considered disciples or associates — Christian Wolff, Earle Brown, Morton Feldman and David Tudor, for example — he…