Author Archives: Layla

November 18

MET OPERA HD: THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL

Following the rapturous response to his last opera, The Tempest, the Met presents the American premiere of Thomas Adès’s The Exterminating Angel, inspired by the classic Luis Buñuel film of the same name. Hailed by the New York Times at its 2016 Salzburg Festival premiere as “inventive and audacious … a major event,” The Exterminating Angel is […]

November 10

THE HIGH: MAKING AFRICA: A CONTINENT OF CONTEMPORARY DESIGN

The exhibition offers a vision of Africa in the twenty-first century as a place of unbounded optimism, rapid growth, and massive cultural transformation and presents the continent as a hub of experimentation that generates innovative design approaches and solutions with worldwide relevance. Making Africa focuses on a generation of entrepreneurs, thinkers, and designers from and […]

November 03

ALAN AVERY ART COMPANY: FABIOLA JEAN-LOUIS: RE-WRITING HISTORY

Fabiola Jean-Louis’s most recent series, Rewriting History, is an inquiry into social change, asking how much has society really changed since the beginning of slavery? In this haunting photographic essay, Jean-Louis has created paper sculptures styled to mimic garments worn by female European nobility between the 15th – 19th centuries. The series speaks to the shocking treatment […]

October 27

AIDS HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION- DEREK J. : “GAY LIKE ME” DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM PREMIERE

In commemoration of World AIDS Day 2017, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation hosts a screeing of the film Gay Like Me. The documentary short explores issues of masculinity, stigma and sefl acceptance among black gay men. Produced by Derek J (Real Housewives of Atlanta), in Gay Like Me we hear from these men in thei own […]

October 21

MET OPERA HD: NORMA

“Ponselle, Milanov, Sutherland, Callas … after last night, Radvanovsky can add her name to the list,” declared the Huffington Post when Sondra Radvanovsky made her Met role debut as Norma in 2013. The 2017–18 season opens with a new production of Bellini’s masterpiece, starring Radvanovsky as the Druid priestess and Joyce DiDonato as her archrival, […]

October 17

THE HIGH: Conversations with Contemporary Artists: Amelie Klein and Zanele Muholi

Join us for an afternoon conversation with Vitra Design Museum curator Amelie Klein and South African visual activist Zanele Muholi. They will discuss Muholi’s development as a photographer, and her advocacy on behalf of the South African LGBTQ community as it relates to the larger context of contemporary African art. Don’t miss this opportunity to […]

October 14

MET OPERA HD: DIE ZAUBERFLOTE

Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts the full-length German version of Mozart’s magical fable, seen in Julie Taymor’s spectacular production, which captures both the opera’s earthy comedy and its noble mysticism. Die Zauberflöte—a sublime fairy tale that moves freely between earthy comedy and noble mysticism—was written for a theater located just outside Vienna with the […]