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Empty high school becomes a playground for artists exploring memory, nostalgia

Empty high school becomes a playground for artists exploring memory, nostalgia

November 15, 2018

It has not been used as a high school for years, but the empty, Victorian-era building in Medina, New York, recently hosted a collaborative art project inspired by the fleetingness and permanence of memory.

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Needlework artist evokes detail of tragic history

Needlework artist evokes detail of tragic history

November 14, 2018

The intricate needlework and fabric panels Esther Nisenthal Krinitz created for her two daughters, simply to record her memories, are the subject of a Memorial Art Gallery exhibit evoking both beauty and tragedy in rich detail.

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Drama and history mark the 2018 Polish Film Festival

Drama and history mark the 2018 Polish Film Festival

November 1, 2018

Now in its 21st year, the Polish Film Festival features nine films that tackle universal themes of human struggle, triumph, and love.

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Historic commitments to Eastman School of Music affirm the power of music

Historic commitments to Eastman School of Music affirm the power of music

October 24, 2018

Two members of the Board of Trustees—Cathy Minehan ’68 and Danny Wegman—this week announced gifts totaling $10 million to support faculty and students at the Eastman School.

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Internships prepare new generation of arts and humanities leaders

Internships prepare new generation of arts and humanities leaders

October 24, 2018

Traditionally, arts and cultural institutions don’t have funding for student internships, which leaves interested students having to choose between paying jobs and exploring career options.

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Q&A with the Director of the Institute for the Performing Arts

Q&A with the Director of the Institute for the Performing Arts

October 22, 2018

Newly appointed as director of the Institute for the Performing Arts, Missy Pfohl Smith talks about ideas and aspirations for the institute and discusses the status of the Sloan Performing Arts Center, slated to be operational by Fall 2020.

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Exclusive exhibit offers eight views of Monet

Exclusive exhibit offers eight views of Monet

October 22, 2018

The Memorial Art Gallery’s focus exhibit “Monet’s Waterloo Bridge: Vision and Process” includes eight versions of the same scene, in which Claude Monet captures London’s foggy Thames River landscape. The exhibition includes one Monet painting owned by MAG and seven others on loan from North American sister institutions.

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Film festival commemorates 100 years of Polish independence

Film festival commemorates 100 years of Polish independence

October 11, 2018

The movies were selected by the Polish Filmmakers Association, which has been presenting the series on four continents throughout the year.

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Rochester premieres recovered landmark opera

Rochester premieres recovered landmark opera

October 8, 2018

In its day, the comic opera Love in a Village was performed more often than Shakespeare’s tragedies. Now the Humanities Project brings it back, with the first performance since the 18th century of the full production with its original score.

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<em>Gone Missing</em> a ‘quirky, documentary musical’

Gone Missing a ‘quirky, documentary musical’

September 25, 2018

Keys, phone, pets,… your mind?—when’s the last time you lost something? It’s the theme of the new theatrical production Gone Missing, produced by the International Theatre Program and set to open during Meliora Weekend.

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