Curator Melissa Wolfe talks about the inspiration we can all take away from the Columbus Museum of Arts newest exhibition showcasing the work of home town hero George Bellows. George Bellows and the American Experience through January 4, 2014. This exhibition follows on the heels of a major retrospective of the artist organized by the [...]
Can Minnesota Orchestra survive contract dispute?
It has been 10 weeks since the management of the Minnesota Orchestra locked out musicians. Â
As their annual meeting approaches, celebrations of last year’s artistic successes have been replaced by music lovers wringing their collective hands over the future of one of America’s top-tier orchestras.
The orchestra’s board says theÂ future of the orchestra, depends onÂ saving $5 million in musician costs.
Musicians say the endowment still is the sixth-largest among American orchestras and that the organization has raised $97 million, including $52 million for a building project, during a $110 million capital campaign.
What the future holds is anyone’s guess. Â Of course, if this impasse cannot be broken, Minnesota will have a beautiful performance facility and no orchestra to help fill it.
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