Like Life: Sculpture, Color, and the Body

Seven hundred years of sculptural practice—from 14th-century Europe to the global present—are examined anew in this groundbreaking exhibition. Like Life: Sculpture, Color, and the Body (1300–Now) explores narratives of sculpture in which artists have sought to replicate the literal, living presence of the human body. On view exclusively at The Met Breuer, this major international loan exhibition of about 120 works draws on The Met’s rich collections of European sculpture and modern and contemporary art, while also featuring a selection of important works from national and international museums and private collections.

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Ajam Mixtape #9: Persian Poetry in Contemporary Music

The literary and musical traditions of the Persianate world are perhaps unique in that poetry is still closely associated with a variety of musical forms. Certain forms of Persian poems such as the ghazal and rubaiyat have their roots in musical accompaniment, and certain classical or folk traditions are known to consistently pair music and poetry.

Persian Poetry Contemporary Music

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Mixtape #9

Arvo Pärt’s White Light: An Interview with Dr. Laura Dolp


On March 26, Dr. Laura Dolp participated in a panel discussion with Dr. Andrew Shenton of Boston University, Dr. Charles Stang, Director of the CSWR, and Kythe Heller, PhD candidate at Harvard University, regarding the work of renowned Estonian composer Arvo Pärt. Read about the intersection of religion and spirituality in Pärt’s work, and how his music and influence extends to other fields … Arvo Pärt’s White Light: An Interview with Dr. Laura Dolp

World Music: Arab, Persian, Indian Collaborations

Listen to world music tied to Arab, Persian, or Indian music, but with Western classical music instruments – cello, double bass – and Scandinavian folk instruments. Hear Swedish folk fiddling and South Indian tradition Carnatic violin together in music from the quartet Nordic Raga, who are Bangalore-born violinist Jyotsna Srikanth, Swedish folk fiddler Mats Edén, Dan Svensson, percussion, Pär Moberg, saxophones.

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World Music: Arab, Persian, Indian Collaborations

See How the Met Built ‘Tosca,’ Its Biggest Production of the Season

Rome wasn’t built in a day. When the Metropolitan Opera decided to create a new production of Puccini’s “Tosca” true to the work’s Roman settings, the company’s army of artists and artisans started work nearly a year before its opening night, on New Year’s Eve.


See How the Met Built ‘Tosca,’ Its Biggest Production of the Season


500 Years Later, the Reformation Is Still Creating Music

The National Lutheran Choir performing Kim André Arnesen’s “Holy Spirit Mass” at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis.


Written by Brandon Woller.



500 Years Later, the Reformation Is Still Creating Music

MINNEAPOLIS — Lutheran congregants, I’ve learned, sing long and loud. They belt every verse of every hymn with all their hearts. And such was Martin Luther’s intent: that a congregation should participate actively and fully in worship services.

The Same Song Sung in 15 Places

The Same Song Sung in 15 Places: A Wonderful Case Study of How Landscape & Architecture Shape the Sounds of Music

“In each place, Müllner sings the same strange song: in a tunnel, an attic, a field before an oil derricks, the nave of a cathedral, and an anechoic chamber—which resembles the interior of an alien spacecraft and produces no reflections whatsoever. Sometimes the effect is subtle, inviting you to lean in and listen more closely; sometimes it’s outsized and operatic.”