4/24/2017

    Josef Schulz: Übergang

    posp23, 2005, C-Print, 120 x 157,4 cm

    Today, as Brexit and newly resurgent nationalist and nativist movements all over Europe flex their revisionist muscles, a series of photographs made by Josef Schulz in the first decade of this century bears vivid but quiet witness to a past that was defined for centuries by borders, tariffs and distrust.

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    4/10/2017

    Horseman, Pass By and Hud: From Novel to Film

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    On May 21, 1962, a crew from Paramount Studios began 30 days of location filming in the small Texas Panhandle town of Claude, a ranching and farming community southeast of Amarillo, at the crossroads of U.S. Highway 287, Texas State Road 207 and State Farm Road 1151. The working title on the production call sheets was Hud Bannon.

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    3/27/2017

    Movie Palaces at the Herrick Library

    An exhibition at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences’ Margaret Herrick Library, “From Nickelodeons to Picture Palaces: America at the Movies, 1910-1960,” showcases a time when grand movie palaces created a shared civic experience, even in America’s smaller towns.

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    2/13/2017

    John Lewis and the March Trilogy

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    The graphic-book trilogy March, which presents the Civil Rights Movement through the eyes of Congressman John Lewis, topped the best-seller list from 2013-2016, an achievement that suggests how relevant it is to our current political discourse.

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    1/30/2017

    Kaija Saariaho: Love from Afar

    L'Amour de Loin at the Met.

    The December 2016 debut of Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho’s L’Amour de Loin (Love from Afar) marked the second time New York’s Metropolitan Opera staged an opera composed by a woman. The first was in 1903.

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