Notes on the Arts

Philadelphia architecture firm KieranTimberlake has won the 2010 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award for Architecture...The Michener Art Museum has received $500,000 from the the Warwick Foundation. Part of the gift will be used to pay off the foundation's pledge to the museum's capital campaign, while the remainder may become the start of an acquisitions endowment...The National Constitution Center announced the establishment of the annual Jennings Prize, a $5000 award given "to celebrate general-interest journalism that illuminates the Constitution’s centrality to American identity and life."

The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra has named Arild Remmereit (pictured) its 11th music director. The Norwegian-born conductor begins his four-year contract in September 2011...Grant Llewellyn and the North Carolina Symphony signed a contract extension keeping Llewellyn there through 2015...Attendance for the Philadelphia Orchestra's concerts at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center was 21 percent higher this past summer than the summer before, SPAC reports...The Delaware Symphony Orchestra has received a Latin Grammy nomination for its first commercially released recording: “Interchange” with the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet.