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 [...]
Where’s the Beef? Wrenching the Guts from Period Instruments
We’ve known for years that so-called mad cow disease is devastating to those who contract it. The disease might now be threatening an end to period-instrument performances of classical music.
According to a report in The Telegraph, EU regulations imposed a decade ago to keep the public safe from Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease now strictly control the use of animal tissues, including the cow’s gut traditionally used to make strings for “period” stringed instruments. Musicians who perform on period instruments decry the EU regulations as potentially disastrous to their work as historically informed performers.
Â Read more: Mad cow disease fears over violin strings threatens works of Handel and Bach (The Telegraph)