BOOKBITES . . .
Meet Me in My Cape Cod Kitchen: Recipes for Seaside Living
Linda Maria Steele
With more than 60 delicious recipes, this book celebrates sharing good food with family and friends, inspired by the sweetness of living by the beach. Accompanied by food photography and beautiful Cape Cod landscapes, chapters focus on baked goods such as cakes, cookies, quick breads, cheesecake and biscotti, as well as appetizers, entrees, and salads and even summertime-perfect drinks. Many of the easy-to-follow recipes rely on seasonal and regional ingredients, such as Linda’s Supreme Lemon Cake, Cape Cod Cranberry Loaf, Turkey and Cranberry Empanadas, Linda’s Simple Lobster Salad, and Bella’s Raspberry Tea. Children will enjoy helping with treats such as Nana’s No-Fail Sugar Cookie Recipe, which the author makes with lobster-shaped cookie cutters. This celebration of Cape Cod focuses on gratitude for simple pleasures and includes reflections on life in a seaside community.
Size: 8 1/8″ x 9 1/8″
MUSEUM NEWS . . . .
Art Institute Chicago
America After the Fall: Painting in the 1930s
America's Quest for Artistic Identity, Featuring Seminal Works by Hopper, O'Keeffe, and Wood
Edward Hopper. Gas, 1940. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Mrs. Simon Guggenheim Fund, 1943. © The Museum of Modern Art/Licensed by SCALA / Art Resource, NY.
The decade from the Wall Street Crash of 1929 until the United States' entry into World War II was perhaps the most diverse and dynamic artistic period for American artists in the whole of the twentieth century. Painters sought styles that spoke to European abstraction, realism, populism, labor, urban and rural themes, the new, and the traditional. This summer, the Art Institute of Chicago invites visitors to discover how those artists sought to rethink modernism and forge a new national art and identity, in an exhibition titled America After the Fall: Painting in the 1930s . On view from June 5 to September 18, 2016 in the Abbott Galleries of the Art Institute of Chicago's Modern Wing, the show will then travel to the Musee de l'Orangerie in Paris and the Royal Academy in London.
Featuring fifty masterpieces of American painting-including seminal works by Edward Hopper, Grant Wood, Thomas Hart Benton, Georgia O'Keeffe, Aaron Douglas, Charles Sheeler, Stuart Davis, and others-the exhibition tells the story of the turbulent economic, political, and aesthetic world of the 1930s and how artists in the United States sought to come to terms with the critical question: What is American art? America After the Fall documents not only the artistic milieu of the post-crash depression era, but also the sense of a nation's fall from grace and the irrevocable changes to the American republican dream.
"The 1930s began the process of defining the American scene," says Judith Barter, Field-McCormick Chair and Curator of American Art. "The exhibition describes the search for 'Americanness' that dominated the work of artists, novelists, and critics through the decade, revealing their preoccupation with national identity as a response to the Great Depression."
An accompanying catalog, published in partnership with Yale University Press, will further explore these themes with an a lead essay by curator Judith Barter, 140 color illustrations, and additional contributions from: Annelise K. Madsen, Assistant Curator of American Art; Sarah Kelly Oehler, Gilda and Henry Buchbinder Associate Curator of American Art; Sarah L. Burns, professor emerita at Indiana University; and Teresa Carbone, program director for American art, the Henry Luce Foundation.
Lead funding for America after the Fall: Painting in the 1930s is generously provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Generous support is also provided by Shawn M. Donnelley and Christopher M. Kelly.
The Auxiliary Board of the Art Institute of Chicago is the Lead Affiliate Sponsor.
Additional funding is contributed by Suzanne Hammond and the Suzanne and Wesley M. Dixon Exhibition Fund.
Annual support for Art Institute exhibitions is provided by the Exhibitions Trust: Kenneth Griffin, Robert M. and Diane v.S. Levy, Thomas and Margot Pritzker, Betsy Bergman Rosenfield and Andrew M. Rosenfield, the Earl and Brenda Shapiro Foundation, and the Woman's Board.
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MUSIC NEWS . . .
VAUD SWITZERLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL
On 10 to 12 and 17 to 19 June 2016, 560 ensembles and 25,000 musicians will take to the stage during the Federal Music Festival on the Montreux Riviera. Held every 5 years, the competition is also an opportunity for 200,000 music lovers from around the country to come together.
A traditional and integral part of Swiss popular culture, the Federal Music Festival is held every 5 years in a different town. In 2016, this important event will take place on the Montreux Riviera, on the shores of Lake Geneva.
The 560 Swiss wind instrument ensembles registered will compete with each other during two competitions, one in a concert hall, the other in the form of parades. Open to the public, these competitions will be held in around fifteen venues in the Montreux and Vevey region, including the Auditorium Stravinski, the Salle del Castillo or the Salle des Remparts.
In addition to the competition, the Federal Music Festival is also a time for Swiss people from all over the country to come together. There will be lots of special activities arranged for the 200,000 visitors expected, including a village with stalls, terraces and artistic performances set up on the Montreux lakeside, while in Vevey, the traditional Folk Markets will be part of the celebration.