January 10, 2008 |
A search committee has been formed to find a new director of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, where Philippe de Montebello, who's been in charge since 1977, says he plans to retire at the end of the year. "Difficult as it is to contemplate life away from an institution to which I have devoted all but a few seasons of my professional life," De Montebello, 71, said in a statement issued Tuesday by the museum, "I know the time is right for both my own -- and the museum's -- inevitable transition."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 1997
I wholeheartedly agree with Tom Plate's Dec. 2 column highlighting Assemblywoman Sheila Kuehl's efforts to require a course in fine arts for high school graduation, because an education in the arts develops some of the essential capacities California students need to successfully compete for jobs in the next century. In classrooms across the country, experience has repeatedly demonstrated that when the arts are taught substantively they develop cognitive skills that enable students to see clearly, analyze, reflect, make informed judgments and link information from diverse sources to generate new ideas--in other words, to think conceptually and holistically.
November 24, 1985 |
Corning Glass Works offers examples of both the prosperity and the pain that marks the current American business climate. The old-line industrial firm, after putting itself through a sweeping five-year transformation, today is poised to reap the benefits in higher profits and faster growth. But the changes have cost hundreds of lifelong Corning employees their jobs and altered the relaxed, paternalistic atmosphere at Corning facilities around the world.
September 12, 1986 |
Thomas H. Wyman precipitated his own ouster as CBS chairman and chief executive at a board meeting Wednesday by proposing a plan to sell the company as a defense against encroaching control by leading shareholder Laurence A. Tisch, sources close to the board said Thursday. The proposal crystallized opposition to Wyman's tenure, even among his supporters on the company's board.
September 15, 1991 |
More than 60 wealthy donors exceeded the $25,000 annual limit on campaign contributions in the last election, and the Federal Election Commission did not enforce the law in these cases, according to the agency's own records.
November 24, 1985 |
Just after dawn on a Sunday in September, 100 years of American industrial history crumbled to dust in six seconds. On Sept. 22, Corning Glass Works dynamited its 135-foot silica mixing tower, the anchor of a century-old manufacturing complex built to mass produce the world's first incandescent light bulbs.