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What do casinos, golf courses, and museums have in common?

Well, according to the Senate, they should all be banned from receiving any funds from the the economic recovery bill. Casino = museum? This is ridiculous.

Breaking News

Americans for the Arts reports that yesterday the U.S. Senate, during their consideration of the economic recovery bill, approved an egregious amendment offered by Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) that… Continue

Added by Sky Pape on February 7, 2009 at 10:20am — No Comments

Alert: Please take 2 minutes to support the arts!

Americans for the Arts is calling for a coordinated public relations response to educate the public and put pressure on Congress to support the arts. Please take two minutes to send a short letter to the editor of your local media outlet. They've provided the talking… Continue

Added by Sky Pape on February 6, 2009 at 3:43pm — No Comments

Review: Notes from the playing field

I confess: I know less than nothing about sports. In fact, my closest connection to any football field came last Thursday at Marlborough Gallery in Chelsea, where I went to see Jane Dickson's show Night Driving, an exhibition of about twenty recent oil paintings on astroturf. Yes, that's right. Astroturf. Think pointillism meets the playing field.… Continue

Added by Sky Pape on February 2, 2009 at 12:39pm — No Comments

Gallery Crawl January 10th - recap

Sure enough, people were lined up down the block on January 10th, waiting for Metro Pictures to open their doors. If I were Bill Cunningham of The New York Times, I would have had lots of material for a…


Added by Sky Pape on January 17, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Reading the Fine Print

After visiting a few galleries in Chelsea not long ago, I found myself questioning my feelings about the relevance of written explanations that accompany shows and the impact, pro or con, such additional reading materials can have upon my experience and assessment of the work.

It's hard for me to keep up with two blogs, so I posted my review over on my other site. You can read the full post there, and if… Continue

Added by Sky Pape on October 8, 2008 at 4:27pm — No Comments

Macbeth travels from Poland to Brooklyn

St. Ann's Warehouse is producing an all-out and quite astounding, graphic version of Mabceth, which opens next week. Oh, and did I mention that it's in Polish? The NY Times has a full article on it today. Too big to fit into St. Ann’s theater in Dumbo, it will be staged on a specially constructed, two-story stage in the roofless, 19th-century Tobacco Warehouse across the… Continue

Added by Sky Pape on June 11, 2008 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Who owns the truth?

Roseanne Cash delivers a deep and eloquent article in the NY times, pondering the distinction between fact and truth, how they relate to meaning, and how truth and meaning can be found through the creative process.

"But in the space where truth and fact diverge, a larger question arises: if the facts don’t lead us to meaning, what does?… Continue

Added by Sky Pape on May 27, 2008 at 7:21am — No Comments


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