Michele Siegel

The Art of Conversation

The Guggenheim Museum's walls are bare at the moment to make room for a piece by conceptual artist Tino Sehgal called "This Progress."

G.I. Oboe

Last year classical musician Meredeth Rouse signed up for the U.S. Army Band. Alongside soldiers nearly half her age, she had to get comfortable with rifles, hand grenades, and chemical warfare. In the Army, even an oboist has to get through boot camp.