Fifty years. Nine hundred artists. Two thousand grants. At its most succinct, this is the story of the Foundation for Contemporary Arts (FCA), the unique and timeless organization established by Jasper Johns and John Cage in 1963.
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Drawing Surrealism, currently on exhibit at the Morgan Library demonstrates the numerous techniques that artists of the surrealist school used to disinhibit their imaginations.
Martin-Smith's nourishing bio lays out food for thought about how experiences one might never chose can, with luck and hard work, lead to valuable psychological or social inventions.
Spider-Man exemplifies a larger story -- the transformation of the Great White Way from a collection of buildings dedicated to advancing the art of theater to nothing less than a Broadway theme park.
We are in for weeks now of discussion what happened in Tuscon, but will we get to the root cause? Will we have the guts to look in the mirror and see a little bit of Jared Loughner staring back?
Without spoiling the ending, American Violet is an excellent movie, and tells the story in a moving and heart-wrenching fashion.
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