Women of the 1960s counterculture were often portrayed in the mainstream press as drug-addled hapless victims of Manson-type male gurus. Even in the hippie rock posters and comics of the time, women were either sexy Aquarian goddesses or earth mother icons.
In Zurich, Switzerland in 1915 a crazy group of artists and performers began the uproarious Cabaret Voltaire and thus launched the beginning of DaDa, the penultimate anti-art movement.
Inquiry welcomes WICN’s own RICHARD E. NOBLE, perhaps better known as “Nick” Noble, host of “Folk Revival” (Thursday evenings from 7PM to 11PM).
Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back Senior Curator at the DECORDOVA SCULPTURE PARK AND MUSEUM, NICK CAPASSO to talk about the justifiably famous sculpture park of the museum. How do you conserve works of art that are going to suffer the extremes of a New England year?
When we envision Native Americans they are typically dressed in feathers. How did indigenous peoples of North American look at birds? Were birds used simply as food, as decorations or as something more symbolic and spiritual?
Tonight on Inquiry we have a down to earth and intimate conversation with life-long artist and poet ALAN KLEIN about his brother, the legendary photographer IRWIN KLEIN.
TUXEDOMOON is a band and a performance collective whose unique music has many references. They have been described as everything from the “missing link between Joy Division and Radiohead” to “the Samuel Beckett of electropunk”.
The concept of “the balance of Nature” is at least as old as the Ancient Greeks and is used in many sources today when talking about the environment and ecology. But it is an utterly wrong-headed idea.
How does American history and culture look through the lens of contemporary art? Tune in to Inquiry tonight as we have a very lively and wide ranging panel discussion on this subject.
When does lust become sexual obsession? When do these obsessions become untenable and illegal? Can love and obsession ever co-exist? Tonight on Inquiry, these difficult questions about sex and longing are discussed when we talk with DANIEL BERGNER, staff writer for the New York Times Magazine.
In the early years of the 19th Century there was a Second Scientific Revolution that occurred in Britain and Europe.
Inquiry welcome’s back author, artist (and now producer), JARRETT J. KROSOCZKA.
If writing comedy is hard, authors who write comedy for young audiences must have very special and unique talents. Tonight on Inquiry we speak with the world’s most respected writer on children’s literature LEONARD MARCUS.
Frank Gehry is world’s most famous living architect. His extraordinary designs for the Bilbao, Spain Guggenheim Museum, the Disney Concert Hall in L.A. and the Weisman Art Museum in Minnesota are admired for their unique and wildly curved forms and original use of materials.
World-renowned author and Professor Emeritus at the University of Vermont, BERND HEINRICH returns to Inquiry to talk about his new book SUMMER WORLD: A SEASON OF BOUNTY.
In the America of the 1920s, a culture war raged about which arts were “highbrow” and which were “lowbrow”.
Tonight on Inquiry we speak with author and film critic for the New Yorker DAVID DENBY about what he calls “snark”. “The platonic ideal of snark is something like this: Two girls are sitting in a high school cafeteria putting down a third, who’s sitting on the other side of the room.
In Britain during the 1920s, a flamboyant group of youth threw never-ending scandalous parties and acted like dancers stepping ever closer to a precipice’s edge. This glittering group of the wild and carefree included such luminaries as Cecil Beaton and Evelyn Waugh.
Do you have a set of clothes, a pair of shoes, an outfit or some accessory that makes you feel powerful? That is what TWO GIRLS WORKING decided to explore in interviews and photographs of women of all ages across the country.
What do crossword puzzles, waffles, maps, double-entry ledgers, musical notation and Excel all have in common? GRIDS! The grid has been an organizing principle in human societies from the ancient Babylonians through Modern Art.
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Arts, sciences and humanities build healthier, more livable, vital communities. They are essential to a strong education system. They contribute enormously to our economy.