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Pirelli Building Reopens ... To Art

by Allan Appel | Jul 11, 2017 12:09 pm | Comments (10)

Allan Appel Photo After being shuttered for decades, Marcel Breuer‘s famous Brutalist elevated concrete griddle off I-95 is opening its doors once again.

However, inside they’re not promoting Armstrong Rubber, which commissioned the building in 1968, or Pirelli Tires, or the sofas of IKEA, which still owns the building. Instead, an art show is on display. In the show, New Haven native, ECA graduate, and now distinguished conceptual artist Tom Burr offers art with evocations to New Haven’s recent past, including the 1970 May Day on the Green, Jean Genet’s defense of the Black Panthers,  an era of borders and border crossings, and the arrest of Jim Morrison at the New Haven Arena in 1969.

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When The Most Beautiful Room Isn’t

by Brian Slattery | May 18, 2017 3:01 pm | Comments (2)

T. Charles Erickson Photo On the way home from seeing The Most Beautiful Room in New York, my wife Steph actually said this: “As a lifelong lover of musicals, I resented this. It is everything that people who hate musicals say they hate about musicals.”

What happens in a good production of a musical when the musical itself isn’t good? Beautiful Room gave us a chance to find out.

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