Joel Sternfeld, Looking East on 30th Street on a Late September Morning, 2000. © Joel Sternfeld; Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York.
Joel Sternfeld, Looking East on 30th Street on a Late September Morning, 2000. © Joel Sternfeld; Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York.

“Photographing Places”: MIT Museum exhibits a broad spectrum of photographic portfolios featured in Places journal

For Joel Leivick, the Carrara marble quarries — the place where Michelangelo obtained the stone from which he liberated his David — represent a complex geological and cultural terrain. Laura Volkerding’s silver gelatin prints document centuries old craft workshops for … Continued

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Lontano Ensemble performs works by MIT Composers

Lontano Ensemble: Rowland Sutherland, flute; Peter Furniss, clarinet; Caroline Balding, violin; Clare O’Connell, cello; Mary Dullea, piano; Odaline de la Martinez, conductor. The famed London-based Lontano Ensemble returns to MIT on March 15 to perform works by MIT composers in … Continued

Matthew Ritchie with collaborators on The Long Count / The Long Game (clockwise from top left: Evan Ziporyn, Aaron Desner, Shara Worden, Bryce Dessner, Kelley Deal, Matthew Ritchie), ICA, Boston, 2015. Photo: Courtesy of the ICA.
Matthew Ritchie with collaborators on The Long Count / The Long Game (clockwise from top left: Evan Ziporyn, Aaron Desner, Shara Worden, Bryce Dessner, Kelley Deal, Matthew Ritchie), ICA, Boston, 2015. Photo: Courtesy of the ICA.

Creation myths and the creative process: Matthew Ritchie at MIT

“The project started with a general interest in creation myths”; that is how artist Matthew Ritchie describes the genesis of his multimedia performance piece, The Long Count/ The Long Game. He further explains his approach to such grand narratives began … Continued

Elena Ruehr, Gretchen Henderson and Roomful of Teeth at Kresge Auditorium, 2014. Photo: L. Barry Hetherington.
Elena Ruehr, Gretchen Henderson and Roomful of Teeth at Kresge Auditorium, 2014. Photo: L. Barry Hetherington.

Cassandra in the Temples: Ignored prophetess commands attention in Elena Ruehr & Gretchen Henderson’s new opera for Roomful of Teeth

When the gods hand you a gift, they also hand you a whip for self-flagellation, to paraphrase Truman Capote. The Cassandra story typifies the blessing-and-coeval-curse topos. Apollo gives Cassandra the gift of prophecy to seduce her. When she refuses, he … Continued