The relationship between great artists
is the common theme of several current museum exhibits. Artists
whose work is featured in new exhibits include Goya, Rodin,
Christo, Tiffany and Audubon, and exhibit topics include such
diverse themes as chess, slavery, songs and the comics.
-- Visitors to the High Museum of Art have a double treat
awaiting them. Andrew Wyeth: Memory and Magic, through Feb. 25, is
a retrospective exhibition covering 70 years of the noted American
opening coincides with another opening: The museums three building,
177,000-square-foot expansion designed by a well-known architect
who himself is the subject of another museum exhibit. Celebrate
Architecture! Renzo Piano & Building Workshop runs through
-- Russias oldest medieval city is on display in Sacred
Arts and City Life: The Glory of Medieval Novgorod. The exhibit at
the Walters Art Museum from Nov. 19 to Jan. 15, which traces the
citys history from the ninth to the 14th century, includes
sculpture, icons, jewelry, metalwork and archeological finds.
Raton, Fla. -- Fashion-conscious visitors will enjoy
Fashioning Art: Handbags by Judith Leiber at the Boca Raton Museum
of Art through Dec. 31, a retrospective of the designers work from
1964 to 1998. Book lovers can explore a second museum exhibit:
Ernest Hemingway and Walker Evans: Three Weeks in Cuba, 1933
through Nov. 20.
-- The Museum of Contemporary Art focuses on Tropicalia: A
Revolution in Brazilian Culture, through Jan. 8. The exhibition
looks at the art, music, films and fashion during the late 60s, a
period of cultural groundbreaking in Brazil.
-- An important traveling exhibit, The Arts & Crafts
Movement in Europe and America, 1880-1920: Design for the Modern
World, finds a home at the Cleveland Museum of Art through Jan.
-- Dialogues: Duchamp, Cornell, Johns and Rauschenberg at
the Dallas Museum of Art through Jan. 6, explores the interactions
of four major 20th century artists.
-- Through photographs and correspondence and more 100 of
the major works they created, Camille Claudel and Rodin: Fateful
Encounter at the Detroit Institute of Arts through Feb. 5 looks
closely at the personal relationship of two leading French
N.Y. -- Artists who find their inspiration through the use
of everyday materials to achieve unusual results are the focus of
Over + Over: Passion for Process at the Katonah Museum of Art
through Jan. 1.
Angeles -- Fifteen artists who shaped the development of
an art enjoyed by many are the focus of an-depth exhibit, Masters
of 20th Century American Comics. The joint exhibition of the Hammer
Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art runs from Nov. 20 to
-- Theres always something new and different in the Big
Apples museums, and this month is no exception.
follow-up to prior American Museum of Natural History exhibitions
on such great scientists and thinkers as Einstein and da Vinci,
lays claim to presenting the most in-depth look ever offered on a
man of giant talents. The exhibition, from Nov. 19 to May 29, will
include a reconstruction of Darwins study along with actual fossil
specimens he collected and will address the controversy surrounding
his theory of evolution.
exhibit that takes over the entire first floor of the New York
Historical Society focuses on a subject little-known but
historically significant. Slavery in New York, through March 5,
looks closely at virtually every aspect of an industry that
flourished in New York during the 17th and 18th
The Museum of
Modern Art presents its first major exhibition on design since its
reopening a year ago in Safe: Design Takes on Risk, on view through
The topic may
seem alien to a museum exhibition, but The Imagery of Chess
Revisited, at the Noguchi Museum in Queens through March 5, is very
much on target. The exhibit helps to re-create a famed exhibition
of the 40s with chess sets designed by such top artists as Marcel
Duchamp and Max Ernst. Twelve of the 13 chess sets from the
original exhibit are included along with many of the paintings and
sculptures dealing with chess.
Museum of Art features Clouet to Seurat: French Drawings from the
British Museum from Nov. 8 to Jan.
Oscar Bluemner: A
Passion for Color at the Whitney Museum through Feb. 12, is a
retrospective of the work of one of the major figures in early
Philadelphia -- The work of one of the
great landscape painters of the Dutch Golden Age is featured in
Jacob Van Ruisdael: Master of the Landscape at the Philadelphia
Museum of Art through Feb. 5.
-- An exhibit you can hum your way through, Show Business:
Irving Berlins Broadway, is the attraction at the San Francisco Performing Arts Library and
Museum through Dec. 19.
-- More than 100 works of glass will be featured in the
Seattle Art Museums Louis Comfort Tiffany, Artist for the Ages
through Jan. 4.
Washington -- Audubons Dream Realized:
Selections from The Birds of America at the National Gallery of Art
through April 16, features 47 of the artists hand-colored
Gothenberg, Sweden -- The holiday season
isnt too far off, and Swedens largest holiday market, at the
Liseberg Amusement Park, is getting ready for visitors. Running
from Nov. 18 to Dec. 23, the fair features handicrafts, music and
three miles of lights.
-- The short-lived but influential Dada movement comes to
life at the George Pompidou Center in the exhibit Dada, through
Germany -- Christo and Jeanne-Claude, who created the
news-making project, The Gates in New Yorks Central Park earlier
this year, are the focus of an exhibition about their past and
their upcoming work, including plans to suspend luminous fabric
panels over 6.7 miles of the Arkansas River in Colorado.
Moderner Kunst features Christo and Jeanne-Claudes Projects of the
Late 90s and Over the River through Dec. 4.
-- The focus is on artistic footwear in a Bata Shoe Museum
exhibit through Aug. 31, Icons of Elegance: Influential Shoe
Designers of the 20th Century.
-- The Leopold Museum features Impressionist Works From
the Paris Musee dOrsay through Jan. 6.
An artist who has
been called the Prophet of Modernism is featured in the
Kunsthhistorisches Museum exhibit through Jan. 8, Francisco de
arts and tourism writer Alvin H. Reiss is editor of Arts Management
and editor of the Travel Arts Partnership Newsletter (TAP), which
is published by Museums Magazine, the Arts & Business Council
and the Art Knowledge Corp. For more details visit www.travelartspartnership.com.