Arts & Culture

Arts and culture

A Critical Look At Art History In High Schools

Apr 7, 2016


For many, the words ¨Art History” conjure up images of endless art slides and interminable lists of artists and movements to recognize. Many view the class as a mere exercise in memorizing artists, dates, and masterpieces, useful only for those who work in art and preservation. As such, the class is often taken in college as the students begin to specialize in their area of study.


WBAA’s John Clare talks with Don Seybold, Inside Jazz host and co-founder of The Jazz Club in Lafayette. They’ll discuss the series, a new scholarship and preview a concert Sunday, April 10th.

Learn more about The Jazz Club here.


The next concert from the Tippecanoe Chamber Music Society is Sunday afternoon, April 3rd, and features selections by Johann Sebastian Bach. On the program, Back to Bach, is the Cantata No 196, ; the D minor Harpsichord Concerto; the G major Trio Sonata; and the E major Violin Sonata. Executive Director Margot Marlatt says it was fun to put the program together, and that it was an easy decision to feature an all Bach program.

  Although the US space program played a huge role in pop culture decades ago, the new century and new generations bring with it a push toward the future and a fading of the past. Abandon In Place, written and photographed by Roland Miller, depicts the forgotten landing sites left behind during the space era. With equally beautiful and haunting photos of rusted crafts and hangers from around the country, readers are brought back to the historical significance of NASA and its many launches into space. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has a review.

Hilary Scott

WBAA’s John Clare talks with Mark Morris, choreographer and founder of the Mark Morris Dance Group. They discuss baroque opera and the upcoming tour of Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas.