The Ford Blog
July 19, 2017
Senegalese singer/songwriter Youssou NDOUR seeks nothing less than to unite the continent of Africa, while linking it with the rest of a united and enlightened Earth via the blended harmonies of his music and his messages.
July 13, 2017 | Announcements
You might notice that the Ford Theatres looks a little different. A vision that began in 2008 has finally been completed. So, it is with great pleasure that we welcome you to enjoy all that the renewed Ford Theatres has to offer!
June 29, 2017 | Behind the Scenes
Israeli architect-turned-filmmaker Amos Gitai knows a thing or two about art’s potential to spark powerful compassion in the face of extremism. His 1980 documentary Bayit (The House), about Israelis and Palestinians that occupied the same Jerusalem house at different times, was censored. Two years later, his film Field Diary, which showed images of Israel’s invasion of Lebanon, resulted in a temporary exile.
June 12, 2017 | Behind the Scenes
In his inimitable and electrifying way, Savion Glover’s role in helping the art of tap dance continue to thrive for future generations cannot be understated.
March 23, 2017
These are certainly strange times we are living in. 2017 has so far left us all feeling like we’ve been on the tilt-a-whirl a bit too long after having eaten one too many funnel cakes. As the future of our nation plays out on Twitter and in courtroom dramas and congressional hearings, we thought it was time to take a moment to acknowledge the importance of the arts. And, not just the arts, but the humanities, public television and radio, libraries, and parks too.