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Their idea was to punch holes in the notion of opposites, of myths, of science, of history. "With their boundless good humor and innate spirit of rebellion, " says the curator of the Guggenheim retrospective, Nancy Spector, "Fischli and Weiss offer us... the chance to misuse time."

The paintings of artist Rebecca Crowell, whose work is on view at Thomas Deans Fine Art in Atlanta in Interplay, a dual show with Jeri Ledbetter, are the end result of many processes-including looking, seeing and feeling-all spread out over time.

Dry Powder is not, as you might suspect, another one of those contemporary dramas about affluent Manhattan husbands trying to adjust to life with their toddler sleeping in the next room.

In this video, we attend the Private View of Art Basel in Hong Kong 2016. It's Art Basel's fourth edition in Hong Kong. The art fair brings together 239 exhibitors, half of them from Asia and Asia-Pacific, half of them from the rest of the world.

Small- and medium-sized works are not Schnabel's game. He goes for large, very large. Sometimes his ambition gets the best of him, but other times he's right on the money.

"I've always conceived photography from the very outset as this opportunity to be, not only a diary and an autobiography of my life, but also a reflection of a world that I would want to live in."

Miller recognized the tragedy of wasted human lives. He made his audience understand the necessity of valuing those deemed insignificant by the history of great men and events. Far more important than Miller's personal shortcomings are what the secrecy surrounding Daniel's life says about a shameful episode in American history.

There are few, if any, more heart-rending operas than Madama Butterfly, and there are few, if any, productions that more fully capture the emotional power of Puccini's score than Anthony Minghella's magical staging for the Metropolitan Opera.

The era of "embarrassment" over Jewish "ghetto culture" is long over. A major effort is needed to go beyond one-week workshops and find a way to provide substantial support for offerings in traditional Jewish music and culture at all levels of Jewish and general education...and, if not now, when?

A few short weeks later still on February 21, I am sitting in the Alfred Newman Recital Hall at the University of Southern California listening to Daniel Pollack premiere an original piece by the great composer Lalo Schifrin.

The play's creators want to "expand the definition of Americana, " explains Hurt, enfolding jazz, hip-hop, and spoken word with the roots music of folk, gospel, ragtime, and blues in an innovative, highly entertaining way.

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