At ReNEW Cultural Arts Academy, students put their multiplication tables to song, while eighth graders use the musical “Hamilton” to study debate. The public charter school’s curriculum is a product of a federal effort to use arts education to boost achievement in the nation’s lowest performing schools. Jeffrey Brown reports.
During a recent appearance at the Kimmel Center, Broadway superstar and Philadelphia native Leslie Odom Jr. said that his fifth-grade history teacher introduced him to the performing arts. Frances Taylor signed him up for creative writing classes and oratorical contests while he was a student at Masterman School. Taylor planted a seed for Odom's performing career, and this year he won the Tony Award for Best Actor in the hit musical Hamilton. - Anne Ewers, Philadelphia Inquirer
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An exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts tells a visual tale of the popularity that hot coffee, tea, and chocolate beverages garnered after their introduction as commercial products in the 16th and 17th centuries. Bitter/Sweet: Coffee, Tea & Chocolate, closes March 5. With about 70 works of ceramics, prints, paintings, sculpture, and silver, the exhibition walks viewers through the manufacture of such caffeinated beverages for commercial purposes during those early centuries, to their transformation as a social and fashionable trend that signified a rising middle class in the 18th Century. Visitors will also learn how the new social revolution created a demand for new vessels for the kitchen, including teapots, coffee pots, and canisters. Most of the works come from the DIA’s own
The Art Newspaper is the journal of record for the visual arts world, covering international news and events. Based in London and New York, the English-language publication is part of a network of titles founded by Umberto Allemandi with editions in Italian, French, Russian, Chinese and Greek.
The Arts and Culture Heritage Fund, the Outdoor Heritage Fund, the Clean Water Fund, the Parks and Trails Fund and the Environment and Natural Resources Fund all depend on Minnesota's state sales tax revenue.
Virtual reality (VR) technologies enable people to experience a virtual world as if it were real. Advances in VR-related devices and software, as seen in the October launch of PlayStation VR, a goggle-type device based on VR technologies, have led to 2016 being dubbed “Year 1 for VR.” Moves to utilize such technologies are expanding in the field of art as well.
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