An article in the Boston Globe mentions Arts Emerson's newest commission, Detroit Red, which portrays Malcom X’s early years in Boston and is supported under a developmental residency funded by the Mellon Foundation.
Chicago Opera Theater Artistic Director Lidiya Yankovskaya takes to New Music Box to explain why--despite successful efforts supported by the Mellon Foundation and others--the field must double down on cultivating the next generation of opera librettists and composers.
The Star-Tribune reported on the Minneapolis cohort of museums participating in American Alliance of Museums' Facing Change initiative, which aims to increase diversity and inclusion within museum boards and leadership.
NPR reports on Cincinnati Opera's premiere of a new opera that chronicles the stories of six people wrongfully convicted in Ohio; its commissioning was supported by the Mellon Foundation under the auspices of the CO Next: Diverse Voices initiative.
Art News reports on Mellon's support for the newly formed Caribbean Cultural Institute at the Perez Art Museum Miami. “It’s a new way of thinking for the institution,” remarked Franklin Sirmans, PAMM’s director, who likened the institute to “an extended thinktank” for advancing Caribbean art throughout the Americas.