July 14

TANGLEWOOD: LA BOHEME

PUCCINI La bohème Semi-staged performance sung in Italian with English supertitles Perhaps the world’s most popular opera, La bohème is an immortal story of love and loss set amidst the charming poverty of bohemian Paris. CAST: Boston Symphony Orchestra Andris Nelsons, conductor Kristine Opolais, soprano (Mimì) Jonathan Tetelman, tenor (Rodolfo) Susanna Phillips, soprano (Musetta) Franco Vassallo, […]

June 26

CALIFORNIA SCIENCE CENTER: KING TUT

To celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the discovery of King Tut’s tomb, the California Science Center proudly presents the world premiere of KING TUT: TREASURES OF THE GOLDEN PHARAOH–the largest King Tut exhibition ever toured! Discover over 150 authentic artifacts from King Tut’s celebrated tomb–60 of which have never traveled outside of Egypt, until now. In […]

June 26

LACMA: RICHARD SERRA’S BAND

Band may qualify as Richard Serra’s magnum opus, representing the fullest expression of the formal vocabulary proffered by his monumental steel arcs and torqued ellipses of the 1980s and ’90s. Band is among the most formally elegant and technically complex works of Serra’s oeuvre, a sculpture that took him two-and-a-half years to develop and which […]

June 25

LACMA: DAVID HOCKNEY: 82 PORTRAITS AND 1 STILL-LIFE

In 82 Portraits and 1 Still-life, David Hockney offers a vibrant and intimate view of people with whom he has developed relationships over the past 50 years. The majority of the portraits were painted in Hockney’s Los Angeles studio, all from life and over a period of two or three days, which the artist has […]

June 25

LACMA: CITY AND COSMOS: THE ARTS OF TEOTIHUACAN

The ancient city of Teotihuacan flourished in central Mexico in the first millennium CE. This multi-ethnic, cosmopolitan city was the largest urban center in the Americas in its day. City and Cosmos: The Arts of Teotihuacan presents recent findings from Mexican national and international archaeological projects excavating at Teotihuacan’s three main pyramids—the Sun, Moon, and […]

June 25

LACMA: DECODING MIMBRES PAINTING: ANCIENT CERAMICS OF THE AMERICAN SOUTHWEST

This exhibition will feature over 50 examples of the finely painted ceramic wares produced by the Mimbres people in the region of southwestern New Mexico between 850 and 1150 CE. The hallmark of Mimbres culture are extraordinary black-and-white ceramic bowls, painted with great ingenuity, dexterity, and precision. The bowls are best known for the variety […]

June 25

LACMA: IN THE FIELDS OF EMPTY DAYS: THE INTERSECTION OF PAST AND PRESENT IN IRANIAN ART

In the Fields of Empty Days explores the continuous and inescapable presence of the past in Iranian society. This notion is revealed in art and literature in which ancient kings and heroes are used in later contexts as paradigms of virtue or as objects of derision, while long-gone Shi‘ite saints are evoked as champions of […]

MET OPERA LIVE IN HD SUMMER ENCORE: MADAMA BUTTERFLY

June 08

VICTORY BOYD: CENTER STAGE

Victory’s music is a fusion between Soul music and Folk Music. Whether Victory is performing classics or original compositions, she has a way of tailoring each song with her voice and guitar to fit her unique style. Some people say that Victory is in the lane of Tracy Chapman, Roberta Flack, and Nina Simone. But […]

June 02

FREDERICK DOUGLASS NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE

The Frederick Douglass National Historic Site preserves and interprets Cedar Hill, where Frederick Douglass lived from 1877 until his death in 1895. The centerpiece of the site is the historic house, which sits on top of a 50-foot hill and eight acres of the original estate. Restored to its 1895 appearance, the house is furnished […]

June 01

NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY: PERMANENT COLLECTION

 

June 01

NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY: SILHOUETTES

   

June 01

NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY: KARA WALKER

June 01

NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY: MICHELLE LAVAUGHN ROBINSON OBAMA PORTRAIT BY AMY SHERALD

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery unveiled its commissioned portraits of former President Barack Obama and Mrs. Michelle Obama by artists Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, respectively. The artworks were revealed in a private ceremony in the museum’s Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard as part of the Portrait Gallery’s 50th anniversary celebrations. President Obama and former […]

June 01

NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY: BARACK OBAMA PORTRAIT BY KEHINDE WILEY

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery unveiled its commissioned portraits of former President Barack Obama and Mrs. Michelle Obama by artists Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, respectively. The artworks were revealed in a private ceremony in the museum’s Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard as part of the Portrait Gallery’s 50th anniversary celebrations. President Obama and former […]

June 01

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS– HUNG LIU

   

June 01

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS- PERMANENT COLLECTION

The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) is the only major museum in the world solely dedicated to championing women through the arts. With its collections, exhibitions, programs, and online content, the museum seeks to inspire dynamic exchanges about art and ideas. NMWA advocates for better representation of women artists and serves as […]

May 31

CAROL’S DAUGHTER 25TH ANNIVERSARY

                 

May 31

NATIONAL MUSEUM FOR AFRICAN-AMERICAN ART

MISSION STATEMENT: The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. It was established by Act of Congress in 2003, following decades of efforts to promote and highlight the contributions of African Americans. To date, the Museum has […]

May 27

KAOP TIMES: 6TH ANNUAL RING CYCLE ENDURANCE WALK NEWSLETTER MAY 2018

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May 26

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE NATIVE AMERICAN – Washington DC

The National Museum of the American Indian houses one of the world’s largest and most diverse collections of its kind. The museum’s sweeping curvilinear architecture, its indigenous landscaping, and its exhibitions, all designed in collaboration with tribes and communities from across the hemisphere, combine to give visitors from around the world the sense and spirit […]

May 24

KAOP PHILANTHROPY AWARD WINNER

It was nice to be recognized out of all my 8th grade classmates by my school for my work with KAOP. POSSE VIDEO:  

April 28

MET OPERA HD: CENDRILLON

“Glorious,” raved the New York Times when Joyce DiDonato sang the title role of Cendrillon at the Royal Opera in 2011. “Her performance was thoroughly enchanting.” Now, for the first time ever, Massenet’s sumptuous take on the Cinderella story comes to the Met, with DiDonato starring in the title role. She is paired with mezzo-soprano Alice […]

April 27

GENIUS HOUR PROJECT FOR ICT

My Hypothesis: Can you realistically forge masterpieces of art with JavaScript?

April 27

THE HIGH: ART HISTORY CONNECTIONS: “The Evolution as Style”

Ginia Sweeney – Coordinator of Museum Interpretation took us through the galleries to explore how cultural shifts, scientific discoveries, political events, and more influenced the stylistic evolution of painting, and the choices made by artists, over the centuries. We focused on the European galleries, but this line of questioning can be applied to the rest […]

April 21

BABY BRASA DINNER

MAKING HEALTHY IRRESISTIBLE BABY BRASA is Franco Noriega’s first New York restaurant, modeled after the traditional pollerías that are a hallmark of Peruvian street cuisine. Responsibly sourced through D’Artagnan, our free-range organic chicken packs a flavor that can only come from the freshest ingredients and Peruvian spices. TEXT: Courtesy of http://www.babybrasa.com POSSE PHOTOS:

April 21

BACKSTAGE MEET & GREET: LUISA MILLER

OMG IS ALL THAT WE CAN SAY!!! Piotr Bezcala, Placido Domingo & Family, and Sonya Yoncheva!!! This was a dream come true for all of KAOP and parents!  ❤️ POSSE PHOTOS: POSSE VIDEOS:

April 21

THE GRAND TIER BRUNCH: LUISA MILLER

Super sunny yummy brunch at The Grand Tier!  A gloriously sunny morning was a great start to a beautiful day with KAOP at The Met Opera! POSSE PHOTOS:

April 21

MET OPERA LIVE: LUISA MILLER

Plácido Domingo adds yet another role to his legendary Met career in this rarely performed Verdi gem, a heart-wrenching tragedy of fatherly love. Sonya Yoncheva sings the title role opposite Piotr Beczała in the first Met performances of the opera in more than ten years. Bertrand de Billy conducts. TEXT: Courtesy of http://www.metopera.org CURTAIN CALL: […]

April 14

MET OPERA HD: LUISA MILLER

James Levine and Plácido Domingo add yet another chapter to their legendary Met collaboration with this rarely performed Verdi gem, a heart-wrenching tragedy of fatherly love. Sonya Yoncheva sings the title role opposite Piotr Beczała in the first Met performances of the opera in more than ten years. ESTIMATED RUN TIME 3 HRS 38 MINS […]

March 31

MET OPERA HD: COSI FAN TUTTE

The third and final collaboration between Mozart and librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte is a fascinating paradox: a frothy comedy of manners with an intensely dark take on human nature; an old story (it has antecedents in Boccaccio, Shakespeare, and Cervantes, among others) with a startlingly modern tone; and a beautiful score depicting questionable behavior. Così […]

March 17

ORCHESTRA NOIR: WAKANDA-FEST ATLANTA

Not ready to leave Wakanda? Neither are we. Orchestra Noir invites you to the Wakanda Forever Fest at The Loft on March 17th, as we celebrate the success and worldwide cultural impact of Marvel’s record breaking movie BLACK PANTHER! Join us for an evening inspired by the Kingdom of Wakanda, and the beautiful continent of Africa for an […]

March 16

THE HIGH: JORIS LAARMAN LAB: DESIGN IN THE DIGITAL AGE

Joris Laarman Lab: Design in the Digital Age presents work spanning the career of innovative Dutch designer Joris Laarman. Laarman and his Lab are design pioneers and idea detonators whose intellectual and thoughtful approach to design is marked by combining science, technology, restless curiosity, and creativity with lyrical aesthetics. Laarman’s experimental methods of fabrication continually […]

March 15

HIGH MUSEUM: JORIS LAARMAN LAB: DESIGN IN THE DIGITAL AGE

Joris Laarman Lab: Design in the Digital Age presents work spanning the career of innovative Dutch designer Joris Laarman. Laarman and his Lab are design pioneers and idea detonators whose intellectual and thoughtful approach to design is marked by combining science, technology, restless curiosity, and creativity with lyrical aesthetics. Laarman’s experimental methods of fabrication continually […]

March 10

MET OPERA HD: SEMIRAMIDE

This masterpiece of dazzling vocal fireworks makes a rare Met appearance—its first in nearly 25 years—with Maurizio Benini on the podium. The all-star bel canto cast features Angela Meade in the title role of the murderous Queen of Babylon, who squares off in breathtaking duets with Arsace, a trouser role sung by Elizabeth DeShong. Javier […]

March 09

360 DEGREES OF OPERA INTERVIEW

360 Degrees of Opera is a new project looking to bring to light all aspects of the art form, especially those that get lost in the background.   The idea originated as I was listening to highlights of the Wagner Ring Cycle at Carnegie Hall.  I was transported and really let my mind wander and […]

March 09

José Parlá STUDIO VISIT

José Parlá is a critically acclaimed, multidisciplinary artist in painting, large scale murals, photography, video and sculpture. Layers of paint, gestural drawing and found ephemera combine to evoke the histories of urban environments. Using the backdrop of world cities, he creates abstractions that can appear to be photorealist fragments of what he sees in the […]

March 07

NY ARMORY SHOW

The Armory Show is New York City’s premier art fair and a leading cultural destination for discovering and collecting the world’s most important 20th- and 21st-century art. Staged on Piers 92 & 94, The Armory Show features presentations by leading international galleries, innovative artist commissions and dynamic public programs. Since its founding in 1994, The […]

March 07

MET OPERA LIVE: SEMIRAMIDE

A great night at The Metropolitan Opera with friends Ann, Richard, and my mom!  We enjoyed a glorious and tasty dinner at The Grand Tier and Semiramide!  Thank you so much Ann for hosting us, and thank you Etro for dressing me for this incredible night!  

March 04

TAMSEN Z STUDIO VISIT

Ann Ziff has had a life-long love affair with jewelry and has a connoisseur’s eye for the world’s most exceptional gems.  As a child, Ziff was fascinated by the elaborate jewelry worn by her mother, famed American opera singer Harriet Henders.  Encouraged by her late husband, William B. Ziff, Jr., she began buying stones and creating […]