When Hitler’s armies occupied Italy in 1943, they also seized control of mankind’s greatest cultural treasures. As they had done throughout Europe, the Nazis could now plunder the masterpieces of the Renaissance, the treasures of the Vatican, and the antiquities of the Roman Empire.
Robert Edsel joins us to talk about the efforts to save Italy’s great artistic treasures from the Nazis.
The Arts Center of the Capital Region engages people in the creative experience. They are the region’s preeminent proponent of the arts and creative education, expression, and appreciation, serving people of all ages, abilities, and economic and cultural backgrounds.
The Arts Center of the Capital Region is a private, not-for-profit corporation that began life as the Rensselaer County Council for the Arts in 1962. In its early years, it was located in a brownstone mansion on Troy’s Washington Park. Art classes were offered for the first time there in 1965, with the mansion‚ converted ballroom and formal dining rooms serving as an art gallery.
The Rhinebeck and Red Hook arts communities are hosting the 10th annual Art Along the Hudson Spring Kick-off Media Event, on Wednesday May 15th.
The purpose of this AAH event is to bring together business owners, elected officials, artists, arts patrons and the media with a focus on the many and varied cultural opportunities available and how they generate economic growth.
Ladyfest Upstate is a 3 day community based, not-for-profit global music and arts festival that presents the work of women and trans-gender nonconforming artists. The festival will take place in Albany at Grand Street Community Arts and The Linda from May 3-5.
We are joined by Sean Desiree, the lead organizer of LadyFest Upstate, and feminist hip-hop artist, Cihuatl Ce.
The show is curated by Annette Blaugrund, former director of the National Academy Museum, focuses on Albert Bierstadt’s east coast paintings and offers a rare opportunity to see these little known but magnificent works.
BY Experience kicked off the digital revolution of live events to movie theaters and other locations globally with David Bowie’s 2003 Reality album launch and since then, over 17 million tickets have been sold worldwide for cinema events BY Experience has distributed globally.
Their broadcasts include - The Met: Live in HD series, the U.K.’s National Theatre Live series, the public radio shows This American Life – Live! with Ira Glass, A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor, and the upcoming broadcast of Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me; the Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of The Importance of Being Earnest, Red Hot Chili Peppers Live: I’m With You, The Big Four: Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax and much more! BY Experience distributes to over 60 countries, to 2,000 movie screens - including many in the WAMC listening area.
Their newest project is EXHIBITION: Great Art On Screen - The eagerly awaited exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, Manet: Portraying Life premiers in cinemas worldwide today.
BY Experience was founded and is run by Julie and Robert Borchard-Young. Julie joins us to tell us more.
April is National Poetry Month. In this edition of A Bard's Eye View, WAMC's resident poet, Paul Elisha, sits down for a conversation with Djelloul Marbrook. They discuss Djelloul's work, Brushstrokes and glances.
Djelloul Marbrook's book of poems, Far from Algiers, won the 2007 Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize and the 2010 International Book Award in poetry. He worked for many years as a reporter and editor for newspapers including the Providence Journal, Elmira Star-Gazette, Baltimore Sun, Winston-Salem Journal, Washington Star, and others. He lives in New York s mid-Hudson Valley with his wife Marilyn.