The first really fine major public building of the century to rise in the nation's capital, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, opening on Saturday, fills the last prime plot of land along the National Mall in Washington and, with it, a .... read more
I often hear that music is like a museum. This is meant as a criticism, implying that it is devoted to displaying old things in a relatively static way. Music, though, should be so lucky, since museums today are dynamic, interactive, varied, state-of-the-art temples to .... read more
In the excitement over the opening of the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, its easy to forget that for a long time, in many quarters, the word "museum" has been a bit suspect. To say that something "belongs in a .... read more
WASHINGTON -- On a late summer day in 1963, 200,000 Americans made the Washington Monument the compass needle for a new direction in history, up and forward, when they gathered at its base, then marched a mile or so on to hear the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther .... read more
A few years ago, Rex Ellis, the associate director of curatorial affairs for the National Museum of African American History and Culture, which will open in September on the Mall in Washington, D.C., made a phone call. Ellis is a natural storyteller, with a .... read more
Korea's first classical music concert hall with vineyard style seating will open in Seoul at the Lotte Concert Hall in Jamsil's Lotte World Mall in eastern Seoul.
The concert hall which is due to open on Aug. 18 is the first vineyard style concert .... read more
In 2019, the Shed, a flexible, performative structure that can physically change to host a broad range of performances, will open in Hudson Yards. But if you can't wait until then to see the unusual building tack shape check out this fascinating animated video that demonstrates .... read more
The National Museum of African American History and Culture on Washington's National Mall -- opening in September -- has been a long time coming. Architect David Adjaye's radically inventive design will make sure it's unforgettable.
In a profession that rewards age and experience, .... read more
It must have been a grand celebration when the Coconut Grove Theater first opened. In 1927, most buildings in the area didn't have electricity, let alone air conditioning. The three-story baby-blue building, with its Mediterranean columns and lush proscenium archway, was a shining example of architect .... read more
The Bay Area has defied some heavy odds by opening two outstanding, transformative museum structures in less than four months. Most recent and prominent is the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's large, stunning addition to its 1995 Mario Botta building: an innovative Snohetta design that .... read more
The 32-story rental tower BAM South looks right on track for its fall move-ins. New photos of the tower by Tectonic
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When the National Museum of African American History and Culture was conceived in 2003, Barack Obama was a state senator in Illinois; the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin was years in the future; and Bill Cosby was a symbol of family .... read more
The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development has awarded a $89,050 grant in support of the development of schematic design documents, the next phase of architectural design for the restoration of the 1927 landmark Lansdowne Theater.
As per state requirements, the grant was made .... read more
On Sunday, February 7, 2016, Greenhill School celebrated the inauguration of the new Marshall Family Performing Arts Center with an all-community open house featuring musical performances by Preschool, Lower School and Middle School students and student and faculty artwork. Designed by award-winning architecture firm Weiss/Manfredi and .... read more
When the new Voxman Music Building opens in fall 2017, it's a good bet that guests at the inaugural concert will spot Robert Campbell (BSEE '86): He will be the one staring at the Concert Hall ceiling.
As the theatre planner for the $152 million, 189,289 .... read more
A new concert hall exclusively for classical music performances will be opening in August, the second such large-scale hall in Seoul after one at the Seoul Arts Center.
The two-tier Lotte Concert Hall, seating 2,036, is housed in the eighth to 10th floors of .... read more
The Theatre School at DePaul University in Chicago; the Everyman Theatre in Liverpool, U.K.; and the Salle de Spectacles de Mont-Laurier in Quebec, Canada; will receive USITTs 2016 Architecture Award Honor Awards.
ThePerforming Arts Center at the State University of New .... read more
Allyson Green, dean of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, has announced that noted philanthropist, businesswoman, and Tisch Dean's Council member Iris Cantor is giving $10 million to support the construction of a new proscenium theater. The performance space – part of a planned multi-use building on .... read more
When Jazz at Lincoln Center opened 11 years ago at the Time Warner Center, it was hailed as an architectural success, with one exception: its oddly configured lobby areas. So the center has taken it from the top, with an $18.5 million redesign to make it a .... read more
british designer thomas heatherwick has been chosen to lead the renovation of the lincoln center's largest concert hall, the home of new york's philharmonic orchestra. working alongside diamond schmitt architects, heatherwick studio will lead the $500 million USD redesign of david geffen hall, with construction expected .... read more