Friday’s Art Notes
An employee of the French pavilion walks between two paintings at the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai. The Expo starts May 1. (Photo by Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images.)
A 1954 episode of ‘General Electric Theater’ starring future president Ronald Reagan and future movie star James Dean has been unearthed. “The Dark, Dark Hours,” which features the two actors before they would become the icon of American conservatism and the icon of the American rebel, had not been seen since. Watch the episode below, via the New York Times’ ArtBeat, via the Atlantic:
An Icelandic musician is helping the world learn how to pronounce Eyjafjallajokull — the name of the volcano that has been wreaking havoc on travelers and industries worldwide. Watch video of Eliza Geirsdottir Newman below, via NPR’s Monitor Mix:
Sotheby’s plans to auction off a collection of 140 paintings by artists including Picasso, Cezanne and Derain, which were entombed in a Paris bank vault for 70 years. The Globe and Mail says the June auction is “shaping up to be the art event of the year.”
This week, international arts-and-human-rights organization Engendered is exploring how South Asian dance approaches gender and sexuality, including from marginalized voices in dance from Pakistan and Afghanistan.