As World War II was winding down, the British tried to figure out what to do with the German-owned art it had confiscated. Return it to its rightful owners? Uh-uh – it was sold at auction. London Telegraph
Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi reopened this weekend after repairs from 1997 earthquake. London Telegraph
Just where do you hang it? Store it? Look at it? Wired
Reforms in public art since “Tilted Arc” have improved process, blandized art. The Nation
Hartford Ballet folded earlier this year, and many thought resident dance was through in Hartford. But Dance Connecticut has risen from the old company’s ashes and early signs are promising. – Hartford Courant
Five artists – choreographer Donald McKayle, visual artist Alexis Smith, TV producer Darren Star, R.E.M singer Michael Stipe, and director Julie Taymor – sit down to talk about art in the new century. Los Angeles Times 11/28/99
- And:LESSONS OF THE 20TH CENTURY: The wild ride that changed the meaning of visual art. Christopher Knight explains. Los Angeles Times 11/28/99
- And: 100 years of Cal art at the LA County Museum.
- And: A century of architecture.
- And: In TV. Media. Movies. Dance. Music. Theater.
- And: internet is key to LA theater prosperity.
Los Angeles Times 11/28/99
heads to this week’s World Trade Organization meetings in Seattle with cultural protection on its mind. CBC
A trap for the imagination – remembering installation art. New York Times
Shocking developments at the Museum of Modern Art – a new way at looking at art of (nearly) our time. Dallas Morning News
The National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia’s tour of the UK wasn’t going well and the budget was busted. Musicians quarreled with the conductor, then took matters into their own hands – they hit the street to play for money. Compassionate Swansea shoppers helped save them. – BBC