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Rum, Cigars, and Mozart
The Havana Lyceum Orchestra is proof of classical music’s resonance in Cuba.
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Floriography: Saying It With Flowers
In the Victorian era, the language of flowers was boundless.
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Elizabeth Turk: The Edge of Gravity
Elizabeth Turk's sculptures test the limits of her medium's fragility.
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The Staying Power of Peter Shire
Shire is an alumnus of the Italian avant-garde movement, The Memphis School.
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The Care and Feeding of Michelle Cuevas
The characters in Michelle Cuevas’s children’s books leap off the page.
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Joan Shelley: Not Over By Half
The anthropological perspective of singer-songwriter Joan Shelley.
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Mason Bates: Classical Disrupter
Mason Bates challenges existing notions of what belongs in the concert hall.
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Martorell has been at the forefront of Puerto Rican art for over half a century.
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Kenny Scharf: Here to Stay
Kenny Scharf’s exuberant cartoons infuse daily life with a dose of whimsy.
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The Last Refuge...?
Artists find unconventional ways to express patriotism.
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Buffy Sainte-Marie's Indefatigable Spirit
Buffy Sainte-Marie's 1960s protest songs made her the subject of FBI attention.
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Allora & Calzadilla: Displacement and Defamiliarization
Allora & Calzadilla are one of the art world’s most dynamic power couples.
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Doug Balliett: Free Agent
Doug Balliett has created a career as diverse as his own musical talents.
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The Vibrant Veruschka Stevens
Veruschka Stevens uses polymer clay to create joyful statement jewelry.
Daniel Levitin's Musical Mind
Levitin’s lifelong love of music has served him in recordings and on the page.
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Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah: 2nd Century Jazz
Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah is leading the charge into jazz's next chapter.
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Tommy Pico: Epic Poet
Tommy Pico designed his epic poetry for a thoroughly modern medium.
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Ron Nagle: Compositions and Clay
Ron Nagle’s hit songs and ceramics are born of dedication to harmony and craft.
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Sidney Hutter: Cool as Glass
Sidney Hutter’s plate glass creations have pushed the boundaries of his medium.
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Kyle Abraham: A Life in Motion
The works of choreographer Kyle Abraham feel like a memoir.
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Saya Woolfalk's Empathic World
Woolfalk’s imaginary world is populated by mutants, governed by utopian values.
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Maggie Nelson: Transcending the Divide
Nelson is one of her generation’s most celebrated writers and critical thinkers.
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Ruth Slenczynska: The Last of the Great Romantics
As a child, Ruth Slenczynska studied under Rachmaninoff.
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Greg Dunn: Thinking About Thinking
In illustrating the human brain’s complexity, Greg Dunn creates great beauty.
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