Art

Paul Glickman

The San Antonio Symphony has put together an interesting event for its weekend performances. It's the closing event of the Spring 2016 symphony season. Here's Symphony President David Gross talking about the event.

"We have the Beethoven Violin Concerto with our guest artist Augustin Hadelich. Fabulous violinist."

 

Hadelich is a Grammy Award winner.

 

Courtesy Artpace

One wonders what the initial reaction was to Adriana Corral's request to rip open the concrete floor at Artpace for her newest work. It's a highly polished concrete that once was an auto showroom floor. According to the organization, they give their artists-in-residence free range to create. So when Corral wanted to dig a 4'x8' grave 10' down into the foundation of their downtown gallery, the real question was is would the building still be structurally sound.

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TERRY GROSS, HOST:

Gary Sweeney

    

San Antonio Visual Artist Gary Sweeney has spent some time away from the city to say goodbye to his childhood home. Oddly, even that turned into a very impressive work of art. Gary Sweeney was raised in a place and in a time that in a real sense, has long passed.

"I'm from Southern California, a place called Manhattan Beach...two blocks from the beach."

Up until recently, there were only 12 works by celebrated Mexican artist Frida Kahlo in American public collections. Now, there's one more on display at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Dos Mujeres (Salvadora y Herminia) is the first painting Kahlo ever sold, and it's been in the same family ever since.

Kahlo is known for her fantastical self-portraits, but Dos Mujeres shows two other women.

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