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Bode Museum

The Bode Museum is one of the group of museums on Museum Island in Berlin, Germany. It was designed by architect Ernst von Ihne and completed in 1904. Called the Kaiser-Friedrich-Museum after Emperor Frederick III, the museum was renamed in honor of its first curator, Wilhelm von Bode, in 1956. Closed for repairs since 1997, the museum was reopened on October 18, 2006 after a €156 million refurbishment. True to the ethos of its founding director, Wilhelm von Bode, who believed in mixing art collections, it is now the home for a collection of sculptures, Byzantine art, coins and medals; the presentation of the collections is both geographic and chronological, with the Byzantine and Gothic art of northern and southern Europe displayed separately on the museum’s first floor and a similar regional division of Renaissance and Baroque art on its second floor. The sculpture collection displays artwork of the Christian Orient, sculptures from Byzantium and Ravenna, sculptures of the Middle Ages, the Italian Gothic, the early Renaissance, including the controversial Flora attributed by Bode to Leonardo da Vinci but now argued to be a 19th century work.

Late German Gothic works are represented by Tilman Riemenschneider, the south German Renaissance, Prussian Baroque art up to the 18th century. In the future selected works of the Gemäldegalerie will be integrated into the sculpture collection; this is reminiscent of William von Bode's concept of "style rooms", in which sculptures and crafts are viewed together, as was usual in upper middle-class private collections. The Münzkabinett is one of the world's largest numismatic collections, its range spans from the beginning of minting in the 7th century BC in Asia Minor up to the present day. With 500,000 items, the collection is a unique archive for historical research, while its medal collection makes it an important art exhibition. Writing in The Financial Times on the occasion on the museum's reopening in 2006, Neil MacGregor, director of the British Museum, hailed “the most comprehensive display of European sculpture anywhere.” He added: “It is no exaggeration to say that in the new Bode Museum, Europe will be able for the first time to read its history — aesthetic and religious and political — in a three-dimensional form.”

On 27 March 2017, a solid gold coin called the Big Maple Leaf, issued by the Royal Canadian Mint in 2007 as a commemorative piece, was stolen from the museum. The coin, at 53 cm in diameter and 3 cm in thickness, is made of 24-carat gold and is worth around €3.7 million. A ladder was found on the train tracks nearby, leading German police to speculate that the thief entered the building by breaking open a window in the back of the museum next to the railway tracks; the museum appears as a playable level in the World War II video game Sniper Elite V2. List of art museums List of museums in Germany Official website Sculpture Collection and Museum of Byzantine Art Virtual Tour Through 35 Rooms Numismatic Collection Virtual Tour Through Numismatic Collection

Barenton-Bugny

Barenton-Bugny is a commune in the department of Aisne in the Hauts-de-France region of northern France. The inhabitants of the commune are known as Barentonais or Barentonaises Barenton-Bugny is located some 5 km north by north-west of Laon and 8 km south of Crecy-sur-Serre; the Autoroute des Anglais passes through the commune and there is an exit just south of the commune to National Highway N2 which passes north-east though the commune. From National Highway N2 the commune can be accessed on road D546 going north to the village continuing north-west to intersect the D545 going north to Barenton-Cel; the D513 goes east from the village to Monceau-le-Waast. There is the D967 road which passes north-south through the western edge of the commune. Apart from the village and a few patches of forest the commune is farmland with no other villages or hamlets; the north-western border of the commune is delineated by the Ruisseau de Longedeau which flows into the Ru des Barentons and continues north changing its name a few times before joining the Souche river.

List of Successive Mayors of Barenton-Bugny The Church of Saint Martin is registered as an historical monument. Picture Gallery René Blondelle, Senator for Aisne and one of the largest postwar farmers in Barenton-Bugny. Communes of the Aisne department Barenton-Bugny on the old IGN website Bell Towers website 40000 Bell Towers website Barenton-Bugny on Lion1906 Barenton-Bugny on Google Maps Barenton-Bugny on Géoportail, National Geographic Institute website Baranton Bugny on the 1750 Cassini Map Barenton-Bugny on the INSEE website INSEE

School of Drama (The New School)

School of Drama at The New School is a multidisciplinary training program for theater arts, located at 151 Bank Street, 55 West 13th Street New York City part of The New School's College of Performing Arts. The graduate program was established in 2005 and grants Masters of Fine Arts degrees in acting and playwriting, its early predecessor was the Dramatic Workshop. The undergraduate program was established in 2013 and offers students a multidisciplinary, studio-driven program that combines courses in acting and playwriting; the four-year program grants a BFA in the Dramatic Arts. The New School's theatrical MFA program was founded in 1994 in association with the Actors Studio; the program existed as the Actors Studio Drama School until 2005, when the contract with the Studio came to end. Following the split, New School President Bob Kerrey announced that the program would continue without the Studio as the New School for Drama, with Robert LuPone as Director; as a consequence, the classes of 2006 and 2007 enrolled in the Actors Studio Drama School, graduated from the New School for Drama.

4 The program is a three-year intensive, offering Masters of Fine Arts in Acting, Directing or Playwriting. The curriculum is collaborative, with students from all three majors working together. FacultyCurrent faculty for the MFA program includes Ron Leibman, Kathryn Rossetter, Christopher Shinn, Jon Robin Baitz, Daniel Aukin, Peter J. Fernandez and Michael Weller. Artist-in-ResidenceFor the 2014–15 school year Mark Ruffalo was School of Drama's artist in residence. Previous artists in residence have included David Hare, Kathleen Chalfant, playwrights Jon Robin Baitz and John Patrick Shanley, director Doug Hughes, actor John Turturro. School of Drama's undergraduate program welcomed its inaugural class in August 2013; the inaugural class of 2017 comprises fifty young artists studying the disciplines of acting, directing and the Creative Technologies. CurriculumThe BFA in Dramatic Arts is a multidisciplinary, studio driven program that combines courses in acting, directing, aesthetic inquiry, creative technologies.

Through artistic training and project-based learning in various media, the students learn the skills of collaboration and artistic choice-making. They are offered an array of electives in these different disciplines; the students may choose a focus, utilize these electives to concentrate their study on a specific discipline. Students may use electives to take a variety of different classes for a variety of theatrical disciplines. Professional Training The professional training provided by the program includes foundational courses, theater electives, general electives, research methods studios, reflective learning opportunities and production opportunities, a collaborative capstone experience. Global Perspectives BFA students make connections between concept and practice, gain an increased familiarity with the works and intentions of playwrights and performers in both the Western and non-Western worlds. Part of The New School BFA students at School of Drama can take classes at Parsons and Eugene Lang College.

Students can choose a minor at Lang. The Hot L Baltimore by Lanford Wilson, directed by Shelly Wyant New Works Play Festival An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen, translated by Arthur Miller Education in New York City The New York Intellectuals Education in New York City The New York Foundation Project Pericles National Book Award Official website