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Here at FDA we're committed to working toward ending structural racism in America. We certainly don't have all the solutions, but we can listen, we can learn, and we can act. FDA commits to the following actions:

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As you're aware, there's a lot of discussion and emotion swirling around the spread of the Coronavirus. We're relying on information provided by the CDC, the WHO, the U.S. State Department, and state and local health departments to keep informed. We'd like to share .... read more
Rice University's new music building will be named Brockman Hall for Opera and the 84,000-square-foot structure, along with Alice Pratt Brown Hall and its adjoining plaza, will be christened the Brockman Music and Performing Arts Center.

The lead donor for the project is .... read more
After saying goodbye to one Bradley Center, it's time to say hello to another.

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra announced Thursday afternoon that the former Warner Grand Theater -- which the orchestra has been working to renovate into its new home for a couple .... read more
On Monday, Lincoln Center officials revealed a new $550 million plan to remake the New York Philharmonic's home, David Geffen Hall. The revamp, with Toronto-based Diamond Schmitt Architects focusing on the performance space and the New York firm Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects designing the public .... read more
After Years of False Starts, Geffen Hall Is Being Rebuilt. Really.
Seats: Surrounding the stage. Budget: $550 million. Opening: March 2024. Goal: Avoid past failures.

For years, the New York Philharmonic and Lincoln Center have struggled to do something about the orchestra's lackluster concert .... read more
Henry Timms, President and CEO of Lincoln Center, and Deborah Borda, President and CEO of the New York Philharmonic, today unveiled plans for the reimagination of David Geffen Hall. The project will transform the concert hall and all public spaces, enhancing the concertgoing experience, fostering .... read more
At 57, the home of the New York Philharmonic has already been through two name changes, one major surgery with organ removal, numerous invasive procedures, and an abortive abandonment (when the orchestra threatened to leave it for Carnegie Hall). Even so, it remains a demoralizing relic, .... read more
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City opened its expanded campus on October 21, 2019, with a new and reimagined presentation of modern and contemporary art. The $450 million expansion, developed by MoMA with architecture firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro, in collaboration with Gensler, adds more .... read more
The Museum of Modern Art in New York has opened its doors to the public, revealing a $450 million expansion designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Gensler. While the overhaul added 47,000 square feet to the museum -- increasing gallery space by by 30 percent -- .... read more
TheaterWorks' elaborate redesign was unveiled Wednesday night to raves during a special open house.

With reviews such as "fabulous," "stunning" and "a knockout," the theater's patrons were overjoyed with the improvements to the theater, lobby and backstage at TheaterWorks longtime 233 Pearl St. home. .... read more
The museum's new space dedicated to live art opens with David Tudor's "Rainforest V (variation 1)," made with everyday objects and electronics.

It's an ambiguous name, open to interpretation and possibility: the Studio.

Perhaps that's the point. As part of .... read more
A national theater expert laid out the most detailed vision yet for Lansing's proposed downtown performing arts center last week, moving a heavy ball carried by three mayors over 20 years a few more inches down the field of dreams.

The facility would fill .... read more
Marc Warren fills the challenging role of director of production at The Shed, where he oversees all of the technical aspects of production. His job entails working closely with Alex Poots, CEO and artistic director, as well as the producing and curatorial teams to develop .... read more
The Shed, technically and artistically ambitious, opened earlier this month at Hudson Yards in New York City. With multiple performance spaces and a telescoping roof, The Shed adds an exciting -- and very flexible -- new venue to the Manhattan arts landscape with the promise .... read more
The arts are for everybody; the arts are elite. The arts are hard to define, because as soon as you call them "the arts" they become associated with ideas of wealth and class, and the institutions that propagate them tend to dictate a .... read more
The interior of the Kings Theater in Brooklyn recalls the Palace of Versailles and Paris Opera House.

The Metropolitan Opera delights with its whimsical starburst chandeliers.

In New York, we expect world-class performance spaces to be works of art themselves. Enter .... read more
The Xiqu Cultural Center, located in Hong Kong's Kowloon district, was developed as a regional hub for traditional Chinese opera. The project, designed by Vancouver and Hong Kong–based architecture firm Revery Architecture, was inspired by the diaphanous theater curtains. About 13,000 curved aluminum fins, arranged .... read more
The new cultural center will host live performance, art exhibitions, and more

Amid the gleaming new structures comprising the Hudson Yards megaproject -- the condo towers, the new seven-story mall, and Thomas Heatherwick's coppery shawarma -- the Shed, the cultural center .... read more
Walking west from Penn Station, dodging potholes on the bumpy streets of Hell's Kitchen, the glassy high-rise buildings of Manhattan's Hudson Yards appear like a hallucination over low-hanging storefronts and crumbling brick buildings. The freshly minted neighborhood's sleek new arts nonprofit, The Shed, fits in .... read more