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A Pasolini series at MoMA provides occasion to revisit the principled, prolific filmmaker

The Museum of Modern Art is showing a series of Pier Paolo Pasolini's films over the coming weeks, a great change to revisit the complex director's oeuvre.

Dec. 13, 2012


A rare chance to contemplate Renaissance painter Rosso Fiorentino at The Morgan

At The Morgan Library and Museum, Fantasy and Invention takes a look at Renaissance painter Rosso Fiorentino and his contemporaries.

Nov. 27, 2012


Director Stephen Wadsworth on a vision, neither bleak nor farcical, for the Met’s ‘Così’

A brand new staging of Così fan tutte is being jointly produced by the Met the Juilliard, with Stephen Wadsworth at the help; he discussed the opera and putting it together. 

Nov. 14, 2012


Outstanding shows at the Morgan and the Frick explore masterworks of drawing

Excellent shows on the art of drawing at the Morgan Library & Museum and the Frick Collection offer a chance to see scores of masterworks.

Oct. 12, 2012


On the premiere of ‘Otello,’ the Met’s mixed bag of a birthday present to Verdi

The Metropolitan Opera premiered Giuseppe Verdi's Otello last night, celebrating the composer's 199th birthday with strong acting but musical misfires.

Oct. 10, 2012


The stunning chance-made visual art of John Cage gets its centennial due

In the midst of a host of John Cage centennial celebrations, a stirring show of his visual art is on at the National Academy Museum.

Sep. 17, 2012


Cardiff and Miller’s ‘The Murder of Crows’: a haunting case of cinema through sound alone

The Murder of Crows, now up at the Park Avenue Armory, takes listeners on a harrowing journey into a world of uncanny sounds.

Aug. 7, 2012


Lorenz Hart, inside out

A new biography of songwriter Lorenz Hart chronicles how the sadness of his life seeped into his lyrics, even in his most joyful tunes

Jul. 3, 2012


A sumptuous tour of Renaissance Venice in books and drawings at the Morgan Library

A new exhibition on the art, architecture, and bookmaking prowess of Renaissance Venice at the Morgan Library

May. 21, 2012


A MoMA retrospective brings the rare catalog of diva-obsessed filmmaker Werner Schroeter to New York

Over the next month, New Yorkers will have the chance to become acquainted with a riveting but less familiar body of work that pays homage to Callas and other divas: the cinema of Werner Schroeter (1945–2010). Between May 11 and June 11, the Museum of Modern Art will present the first comprehensive North American retrospective of films by the queer movie, theater, and opera director, encompassing some 40 films and rare early shorts.

May. 10, 2012