Arts Centers in the News

Arts Centers in the News

In the year-endsummary we prepared for D Magazine's FrontRow blog, we suggested that theevolution of the AT&T Performing Arts Center was likely to be a topic ofdiscussion throughout 2011. Let's make it a self-fulfilling prophecy by startingthe discussion here.

Architecture critics chimed in on the Winspear and the Wyly, but the truetest has been the reviews of the patrons.  In that vein, here'sa piece from The New York Times' classical music critic with his thoughtson the updated/almost finished with its renovation Lincoln Center campus. Note that he talks asmuch about restaurants and pedestrian-friendly spaces as he does acoustics.

The Washington Post's Philip Kennicott encourages the folks at the Kennedy Centerto take a lesson or two from their Lincoln Center brethren in thisarticle. He, too, enjoys the connections to the city that Diller Scofidio +Renfro seems to have focused on.

So, what do we think?  Should theATTPAC folks be paying attention?  They’veannounced the addition of LED signs, but what about restaurants and furtherconnections to the city?  Let thediscussion continue…

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