Nancy Kranzberg http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Commentary: Has The Definition Of Sculpture Changed? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/commentary-has-definition-sculpture-changed <p>The standard definition of sculpture in almost any dictionary says that sculpture is the art of modeling, welding or otherwise producing figurative or abstract works of art in three dimensions, as in relief, intaglio or in the round.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 21:11:57 +0000 Nancy Kranzberg 37928 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Commentary: Has The Definition Of Sculpture Changed? Portrayal Of Women In The Visual Arts Throughout The Ages http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/portrayal-women-visual-arts-throughout-ages <p>In discussing how women are portrayed in the visual arts, I realized that it's an endless topic.</p><p>Going back&nbsp;through the ages we think of the idealized goddesses and mythological&nbsp;characters&nbsp;portrayed in ancient&nbsp;Greek and&nbsp;Roman art. The Saint Louis&nbsp;Art&nbsp;Museum has wonderful examples. The Greek Kalistrate&nbsp;Stele&nbsp;is an excellent example of a memorial&nbsp;grave marker of an idealized beautiful young woman bedecked in jewels with flowing locks.</p> Sat, 07 Jun 2014 00:43:40 +0000 Nancy Kranzberg 36807 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Portrayal Of Women In The Visual Arts Throughout The Ages Commentary: St. Louis Has A Thriving Drag And Burlesque Scene http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/commentary-st-louis-has-thriving-drag-and-burlesque-scene <p></p><p>In the past couple of months drag shows and a lively burlesque scene in our city have been brought to my attention.</p><p>In January, drag shows moved from the bars to such places as The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts where Tyler Cross (stage name Siren) performed with other drag divas and Washington University's 7th annual drag show was for the first time held in the mainstream Danforth University Center.</p> Fri, 02 May 2014 22:17:20 +0000 Nancy Kranzberg 35816 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Commentary: St. Louis Has A Thriving Drag And Burlesque Scene Grand Center Arts District Widens Its Horizons http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/grand-center-arts-district-widens-its-horizons <p>It's time for my yearly update on Grand Center. What a happening and hopping place it has become. There have been dozens of additions to the arts district and still more are about to open.</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 20:33:08 +0000 Nancy Kranzberg 35049 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Grand Center Arts District Widens Its Horizons The Evolution Of Music From Ancient Times To Today http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/evolution-music-ancient-times-today <p>I just had another incredible read. "The Story of Music From Babylon to the Beatles"&nbsp;goes all the way back to the Paleolithic caves of Chauvet, France to the music of today.</p><p></p> Sat, 08 Mar 2014 00:37:18 +0000 Nancy Kranzberg 34264 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org The Evolution Of Music From Ancient Times To Today Site Specific Works Challenge Perception Of Art http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/site-specific-works-challenge-perception-art <p></p><p>A lot of art works are hard to categorize.</p> Sat, 08 Feb 2014 02:44:38 +0000 Nancy Kranzberg 33565 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Site Specific Works Challenge Perception Of Art The Use Of Text In Works Of Art http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/use-text-works-art <p>When viewing St. Louisans Alison and John Ferring's fabulous contemporary art collection, I noticed that many of the works contained text. There were works by Suzanne McClelland, Kara Walker, Jenny Holzer and many other well-known artists who frequently incorporate text in their works of art.</p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 21:20:31 +0000 Nancy Kranzberg 32758 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org The Use Of Text In Works Of Art The Intersection Of Chess And Art http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/intersection-chess-and-art <p>On a recent trip to Ojai, California, I visited the Ojai Valley Museum and was pleasantly treated to an installation entitled "Luster vs. Raku" that featured an oversized chess board of sculpted equine pieces finished with Beatrice Wood's famed luster glaze. Wood was known for her shimmering pots and long, extraordinary life as both a ceramicist and theatrical character in the arts. She was also known for her connection to the famous Dada artist, Marcel Duchamp.</p> Sun, 05 May 2013 04:33:30 +0000 Nancy Kranzberg 26101 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org The Intersection Of Chess And Art The Arts As An Economic Force http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/arts-economic-force <p>The arts are and have always been a driving economic&nbsp;force in the city, not only in our city, but virtually in cities around the world.</p><p>Marilu Knode of Laumeier Sculpture Park recently gave a talk at the University of Missouri – St. Louis in their annual "What is a City" conference presented by the Center for the Humanities. The talk was entitled, "Global Impact of the Arts on the City." She gave some incredible statistics, for example, that the first Venice Biennale in Italy was founded in 1895 specifically to create an art market for contemporary art.</p> Sat, 02 Mar 2013 02:54:43 +0000 Nancy Kranzberg 9810 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org The Arts As An Economic Force