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Interdisciplinary arts programs are nothing new on college campuses, but they've gained new prominence in an age of digital communication and social networks, which effortlessly spread the message that anything is sharable - at any time. So forget striving to be the kind of novelist .... read more
Western Connecticut State University President James Schmotter was thrilled this week to hear that Gov. Dannel P. Malloy had signed off on bonding for a new visual and performing arts center at WestConn.

While the university prepares to operate at a 12 percent cut .... read more
It's kind of an odd duck on the mostly traditional College Hill campus of Brown University.

It even looks like a duck, a cubist duck maybe, square and blocky but with tail feathers tilting upward.

It's Brown's new Granoff Center for .... read more
Six months after its initial groundbreaking, The Picture House in Pelham officially "opened" Friday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Passing cars honked in approval as theater staff and government officials paid tribute to the 90-year-old landmark that, since 1921, has screened silent films, then talkies, .... read more
New York City Center, dedicated by Mayor LaGuardia in 1943 as Manhattan's first performing arts center, today begins the final phase of its historic renovation and restoration. Designed by Ennead Architects LLP, (formerly known as Polshek Partnership Architects), the renovation will preserve and restore the landmark 1923 .... read more
Consider this (apologies to the aluminum foil folks) a Reynolds rap.

"There's not a fight we haven't had, so having had them, we don't have to have them again," said architect David Schwarz, ribbing his professional cohorts, theatrical designer Joshua Dachs and acoustics .... read more
Architect Hugh Hardy restored the gold-leaf glory of Radio City Music Hall in 1999, returned Bryant Park from dereliction to Parisian-style elegance and spurred the revival of 42nd Street by reincarnating the New Victory Theater and the New Amsterdam. Now, at 78, he is working on three .... read more
After 19 years of planning and development - and $51 million from county tourism and other taxes -  the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center in Cutler Bay is gearing up to open its doors in April.

"I hope the community gets a sense of .... read more
Circle the date on the calendar, if you're a 20th-century holdover. Otherwise, input it into your BlackBerry.
 
Either way...

"We've got an opening date," said Myron Martin, president of the Smith Center for the Performing arts. "It's March 10."

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The city of St. Catharines and Brock University have retained Toronto's Diamond + Schmitt Architects to design a $94 million performing arts complex in the city's downtown core.

The project involves construction of the new St. Catharines Performing Arts Centre as well as the adaptive .... read more
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Seasonal Expansion
58th Annual P/A Awards: Cultural Projects Winner
by Vernon Mays

Site: The paved exterior space of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., designed by Gordon Bunshaft of Skidmore, Owings &.... read more
Brown University is celebrating the opening of a new $40 million arts building. It will be a venue for performances and art exhibits, as well as classroom space for subjects as varied as robotics and music.

The Ivy League school will open the Granoff .... read more
The Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts -  the newest building on campus - opens to the public today.

The building, located on the Walk between Angell and Olive streets just west of the Brown Bookstore, will provide a .... read more
Brown University will officially open the Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts Feb. 10, 2011. The interdisciplinary arts center will foster innovation, research, collaboration, creativity, and education among the arts, humanities, and sciences and will be a focal point of the University's College Hill .... read more
For years, it was the home of the East Side Service Center, a place where motorists could buy gas, pick up a newspaper and grab a cup of coffee to go. Now, thanks to a group of artistic and academic visionaries at Brown University, it's .... read more
The Barnard College Diana Center's site is set within an intimate campus compressed within the dense urban environment of Manhattan. Comprised of an eclectic group of predominantly brick buildings, the campus is focused around Lehman Lawn with disconnected landscape spaces at the periphery.

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While trudging up a snowy Broadway sidewalk Tuesday night en route to a concert by the New York Philharmonic, I ducked into the new David Rubenstein Atrium just north of 62nd Street and was surprised to find the place hopping.

The atrium is .... read more
The vast majority of the redesign and rebuilding of New York's Lincoln Center is now finished. And even on a blustery winter day, the 16-acre arts center, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2009, is looking livelier, smarter, hipper and more inviting - it is a .... read more
While Bay Area museums like SFMOMA and the Berkeley Art Museum have looked outside the state and even the country to find architects for their recent expansion projects, a new arts organization in Emeryville, a small city sandwiched between Berkeley and Oakland, was determined to .... read more
The architect of the popular sculpture garden at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has a new cultural gig: the new Emeryville Center for the Arts.

The board of the young institution selected Jensen Architects of San Francisco after a design competition .... read more