We are currently accepting applications for the Eye Meets Ear: Visual Arts Competition for Emerging Artists sponsored by the Milken Archive. Applications must be received by Midnight EDT on Monday, November 15, 2010 to be eligible. Prize decisions will be announced at the end of December 2010.
Since its founding in 1990, the Milken Archive has cultivated one of the largest collections of music, and related historical and ethnographic material, that pertains to the American Jewish experience. The collection comprises more than 700 musical works, (over 500 world premier recordings), 800 hours of oral histories, 45,000 photographs and memorabilia, and thousands of hours of video footage from recording sessions, interviews, and live performances, as well as an extensive collection of program notes, essays, and articles that place the music in cultural and historical context.
On January 1, 2011, the Milken Archive will unveil its latest project, a virtual museum in which to make its vast collection available on the Internet. This virtual museum, known officially as the Milken Archive of Jewish Music: the American Experience, will serve as a resource to Jewish music enthusiasts and educators for generations to come. The museum’s contents are organized into 20 volumes, each of which explores a particular historical, cultural, or musical theme.