To say it was a different time is putting it lightly.
In the 1970s on Chicago’s South Side, revelers in their finest packed into nightclubs, dancing the night away to the soulful music of the era while knocking back a drink or three at now-extinct blues clubs like Perv’s House, Pepper’s Hideout and the High Chaparral.
Columbia Museum of Art reflects on American design history with new exhibition
Designed by Charles Eames (1907-1978) and Ray Eames (1912-1988). Manufactured by Evans Products Company for Herman Miller Furniture Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan. LCW (Lounge Chair Wood), c. 1954. Molded birch plywood, rubber. 26” x 22” x 24”.
COLUMBIA, SC.- The Columbia Museum of Art announces its major summer exhibition, The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design, on view beginning Saturday, April 28 through Sunday, August 26, 2012. “This is the first comprehensive exhibition of American chair design in the history of the Museum and illustrates the Museum’s commitment to presenting the many creative aspects of design,” executive director, Karen Brosius, said. “This is such a rare opportunity to see iconic American chairs in such a wide variety of styles. We are delighted that American art collector Diane Jacobsen is generously sharing her extensive and significant collection with our visitors.” Most chairs encountered throughout the day define themselves fairly simply—a place at the family table, a comfortable spot with a great view of … More
Did you get a chance to see the renowned New York cartoonist Art Spiegelman’s retrospective at the Jewish Museum last year? ThePulitzer Prize winner Art Spiegelman is acclaimed by for his
groundbreaking graphic novel Maus. Tomorrrow,
Friday, March 13, 7:30pm, the Heyman Center for the Humanities
will present Spiegelman’s new stage show Wordless!
at Miller Theatre, Columbia University.
Wordless!is a collaboration
between Art Spiegelman and the composer Phillip Johnston. Spiegelman will
reflect on the history of comics, accompanied with Johnston’s jazz music. The
multimedia play will move between words and images, lecture and performance.
Spiegelman, noted as
a historian and theorist of comics as well as an artist, collaborates with
Phillip Johnston, the critically acclaimed jazz composer who wrote all-new
scores performed live with his sextet. Johnston’s music accompanies the
cartoonist’s personal tour of the first legitimate “graphic novels”— silent
picture stories made by early 20th century masters like Frans Masereel, Lynd
Ward, and Milt Gross—and their influence on him.
Yorker Phillip Johnston is best known for his work as a jazz composer (Microscopic Septet, The Coolerators), and as a creator of music for silent films, most
recently Lotte Reineger’s 1927 animated feature, The Adventures of Prince Achmed.