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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 (h/t YIMBY) show that .... read more
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
They didn't choose a starchitect.

In making the long-awaited decision as to who would reimagine its home, the New York Philharmonic — together with Lincoln Center — has made a surprising choice, selecting the London firm Heatherwick Studio and Diamond Schmitt Architects of Toronto to .... read more
New York's next major cultural project will be shaped – in part – by Canadian architects.

Toronto's Diamond Schmitt Architects Inc. were named Thursday to the design team for David Geffen Hall at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts; they will collaborate with the .... read more
Good news Lincoln Center fans! Heatherwick Studio and Diamond Schmitt Architects will lead the renovation and reimagination of David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center's largest concert hall. The team was announced as the selection today by Katherine Farley, chairman of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, .... read more
After decades of cogitating, a few false starts, two renamings, and a $100-million starter gift, Lincoln Center and the New York Philharmonic have given the job of gut-renovating David Geffen Hall — formerly Avery Fisher Hall, and Philharmonic Hall before that — to the professional visionaries at .... read more
One would be hard-pressed to find an office quite like Min|Day. Split between the ever-expanding design market of San Francisco and the decidedly quieter Omaha, E.B. Min and Jeffrey L. Day take every project as a chance to explore new design strategies. "We .... read more

The Witter and Mead families have been connected to the State of Wisconsin and to the University of Wisconsin since before the notes of "On, Wisconsin" were ever heard. For more than a century, the university's expansion and achievements have played like an accompaniment .... read more
NAC will stay open during work, which is scheduled to be done by January 2018

The National Arts Centre has released details of how major renovation work will affect the building and the performances held there starting in December.

The .... read more
Three buildings, four theatres on five levels under one roof: The new FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre is so beautifully designed, you'll be able to find your way around after only a few visits.
 
And it doesn't matter if you're walking or using .... read more
It was a packed house this past Saturday as the public got its first look at the new FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre in St. Catharines, a state-of-the-art cultural complex that forms the centrepiece of the city's downtown revitalization. The 95,000-square-foot building, designed by Diamond Schmitt .... read more
Thousands of residents streamed through the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre Sunday afternoon for a glimpse of the new facility.

A five-hour public open house drew all ages to the building, starting a half hour before the doors opened.

"It's really pretty. .... read more
Chandeliers were unpacked on the floor, wet paint signs were dotting the walls and banging and clanking could be heard in every corner.

The real, unbilled stars at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre this weekend may be the workers trying to get the .... read more
The stage is set — three of them — for a milestone celebration.

The finishing touches are taking place at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, as the doors to the new downtown venue, which features Partridge Hall, the Cairns Recital Hall, Robertson Theatre and a .... read more
The just-opened Gaillard Center underwent its first public stress test on Sunday as more than 1,800 patrons and donors filled its event spaces, trod on its newly laid carpets, leaned on the refreshment bars, located the toilets and sat for a solid two hours in the .... read more
The school in the port city of Tianjin is expected to open in 2018 and will offer U.S.-accredited master of music degrees

The Juilliard School is teaming up with Chinese partners to open a branch in Tianjin, a busy port city in .... read more
The Juilliard School announced on Monday that it was moving forward with plans to expand in China, saying that it had received "preliminary approval" to build, with several Chinese partners, a school in Tianjin that would offer a master's degree program.

The announcement .... read more
The city's bulky old municipal auditorium, built in 1968 for about $6 million, is gone now. It was a product of its time. It served its purpose.

It enabled Charleston residents to see some pretty good concerts. It provided an imperfect home to local ballet .... read more
When those of us who live in Toronto think of Calgary, we tend to think of big skies, big energy companies, the Stampede and Alberta beef. Less often do we think of Calgary as a centre for music.

A recent visit to the .... read more
The opening of the New York Philharmonic's 174th season on Thursday felt like the start of a new chapter, as the orchestra played for the first time in the newly rechristened David Geffen Hall and announced that it was getting the largest individual donation in .... read more
"The changing over to David," as Johnny Rivera describes it, has kept him busy, and he is appreciative. "I have to thank him personally for giving me more work," Mr. Rivera, who is on a first-name basis with the David in question, said.

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The Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts opens today at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. The $46-million transformation of a heritage property brings 500 students plus teachers and staff downtown from Brock's main suburban campus. The arts school is designed by Diamond .... read more