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Russian Rhapsody

15 years ago by Susan Froyd
What provides the glue that holds any multi-arts venue together? At the Mizel Center for Arts and Culture, thematic wizardry seems to do the job. Under the direction of Joanne Marks Kauvar, the Mizel continues to pump out thought-provoking interdisciplinary projects once or twice a year. Previous endeavors explored everything...
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Under the Influence

13 years ago by Michael Paglia
When the Cordell Taylor Gallery opened its doors in Denver in the fall of 2001, its specialty was contemporary art from Utah, and all of the represented artists were holdovers from the days when the business was located in Salt Lake City. These out-of-state artists were unknown around here and...
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In Black and White

11 years ago by Michael Paglia
Simon Zalkind, the director of the Singer Gallery, does such a good job that I often forget that the Mizel Center for Arts and Culture, where the Singer is housed, isn't an art museum, but rather a community center. This was brought home big-time last week when I saw a...
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Political Cartoons

13 years ago by Michael Paglia
Using politics to create art requires a skill for balancing aesthetics with philosophy, since political artwork must be visually successful while also conveying a message. The problem is that most artists can't pull it off -- something that's very apparent in the art world, where bad message art is so...
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End Runs

13 years ago by Michael Paglia
The season began only a scant six weeks ago, but already many of the first shows have closed -- or soon will. It's been a crowded calendar, with more than a hundred exhibits being presented simultaneously, a couple dozen of which are definitely worth seeing -- pretty good odds when...
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Scene Changes

17 years ago by Michael Paglia
There are big changes afoot at the little Mizel Museum of Judaica. First, the impending remodel of the BJ-BMH Synagogue, where it is housed, may put the museum out on the street, or at least into storage, and force it to cancel its upcoming schedule. The proposed design for the...
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Of Mice and Men

19 years ago by Michael Paglia
New York-based artist and author Art Spiegelman is among the most important contemporary cartoonists in the world. And his considerable fame is based almost wholly on Maus, a sometimes hard-bound comic book first published in 1986 by Pantheon Books. It's no exaggeration to say that Maus is a masterpiece. The...
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The Great Escape

19 years ago by Michael Paglia
It's no exaggeration to say that American culture got its greatest boost ever from the rise of the Nazis in Europe in the 1930s and '40s. Hitler's hatred for modernism in the arts led many of the most important contemporary figures to flee the continent and seek safe haven in...

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