Top Posts From AJBlogs 08.02.16

Is Opera The Real 21st Century Art Form?
A 2015 survey by blogger Mai Mae reported that 260 new opera companies started since 2000 in the United States. There are 80 opera companies now working in New York alone. … read more
AJBlog: diacritical/Douglas McLennan Published 2016-08-02

Nominations for Audience Development Innovation
No Good Deed Goes UNPUBLISHED.   That’s my motto – and why I ask: Have you seen an example of an arts organization doing something REMARKABLE in the pursuit of audience development – something especially CREATIVE, AMBITIOUS and/or EFFECTIVE?… read more
AJBlog: Audience Wanted Published 2016-08-02

Five Years On
July 30 marked the fifth anniversary of Engaging Matters. On the one hand, it seems like yesterday that this journey began; on the other, it feels like it’s been going on forever. … read more
AJBlog: Engaging Matters Published 2016-08-02

Insiders and Outsiders: Reflections on The Art of Relevance by Nina Simon
Simon uses the analogy of doors, locks, and keys as the driving metaphor for relevance, which she defines as “a key that unlocks meaning.” … read more
AJBlog: Jumper Published 2016-08-02

Good News From a Buyout, For A Change
I’ve been holding my tongue for a few days, but today I can give you the news of Richard Aste, the European paintings curator at the Brooklyn Museum. … read more
AJBlog: Real Clear Arts Published 2016-08-02

A Wintry Tale of Love and Jealousy
“What were you thinking, Will?” And “Eat your heart out, Marius Petipa.” These two silent remarks to the eminent dead periodically rattled around in my head while I was … read more
AJBlog: Dancebeat Published 2016-08-02