The artists Jeanne-Claude and Christo are best known for The Gates, the billowing, bright orange arches they installed by the thousands in New York’s Central Park in 2005. But in 1969 they were still struggling to make their mark. Their artistic quest led them to Chicago, where they clashed with officials, stunned the public and made art history.
On this week's Global Activism segment, Worldview talks with Leslie Thomas, founding executive and creative director of Art Works Projects. The organization uses design and the arts to raise awareness and educate the public about significant human rights and environmental issues.
This week you'll get way more music than you ever dreamed of, with Justin Hayford doing cabaret hits, and Bobby Conn rocking and rolling. In spoken words, Brett Neveu delivers news from the art world, and Katie Rich rails on Whitney Cumming's new show, appropriately titled Whitney.
Christopher and Ali talk way too much about cats, so skip the beginning of this week's issue if you're not so inclined. First up, Benno Nelson discusses how art hasn't changed as much as you'd think it might have since 9/11.