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The Chinati Foundation in Marfa, TX houses works by Donald Judd

Artist Donald Judd chose Marfa, TX for his Chinati Foundation, reclaimed from cavalry barracks and government buildings that were once home to Fort D.A. Russell.


Fiber art by Janis Lewis

Havana Biennial, 2003

Photo Credit: Janis Lewis



Frida Kahlo's casito in Mexico City.


Visions of Dollars Dance Before Cuban Artists' Eyese
At the Havana Biennial, contemporary artworks from around the world vie for attention with this decrepitly beautiful colonial city.
— The New York Times

Luis Barragàn:
The Color of Paradise

This essay explores how the architect Luis Barragàn uses the color of volcanoes, desert sunsets, religious shrines and produce markets to evoke wonder and serenity in Mexico City.
— Amazon.com Shorts

IN MEMORIAM: Fulton Street Fish Market
Included in The Best Food Writing 2006
This essay captures the final days of the Fulton Street Fish Market, which closed earlier this year when operations were moved to Hunt's Point in the Bronx.
— Gastronomica - A Journal of Food and Culture

California Chamber Music
Combine the beauty of Northern California with the drama of Beethoven's unrequited love and premature deafness, Frank Zappa's version of a tango or a Mozart string quartet performed in the barrel room of a winery. And then add wine -- lots of wine.
— The New York Times - Ahead

A Dance That Spans the World
Salsa congresses and festivals are generating tropical heat as the winter months draw near.
— The New York Times - Ahead

The Tango Experience
Buenos Aires just got its first five star tango-themed hotel, the Abastos Plaza Hotel— with lessons and dancing in the restaurant during the evenings.
— Forbes - FYI

Shelter from the Storm
Students from Harvard and MIT collaborate to design and build a Tsunami-safe home on the Sri Lankan coast.
— Metropolis - Observer

Marfa As Masterpiece Theater
The tiny West Texas town serves as the backdrop to large artworks by Donald Judd, as well as pieces by other well-known artists.
— L.A. Times

Chic Meets Cheeky in Chelsea
In association with International Contemporary Furniture Fair, the Chelsea Hotel hosts "Downtown", an off-site alternative event featuring the work of emerging designers.
— The New York Sun

Hardcore From the Heart:
The Pleasures, Profits and Politics of Sex in Performance

A montage of critical essays about Annie Sprinkle includes scripts from her films, still photos of performances, first person tales of her brushes with the law -- in a theoretical context.
— Exquisite Corpse

The East Coast Circuit
Photographer Sandra Nydegger portrays cowboys who travel the east coast rodeo circuit in hopes of winning the silver buckle.
— The Brooklyn Rail

Heart Strings
Violin virtuoso Anne Akiko Meyers says that classical music makes her hungry.
— Lexus Magazine "Dream Jobs"

Art Surgeon
Rosa Lowinger wanted to be an artist but lacking "a story to tell" she found her dream job in art conservation instead.
— Lexus Magazine "Dream Jobs"

 


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