Outstanding works of architecture are
on view at leading museums along with the works of Impressionists
and notable 20th-century artists and sculptors. The varied range of
exhibitions during the next few months also includes shows devoted
to historic figures such as Princess Diana and Napoleon.
N.Y. -- The Albany Institute of
History & Art offers a view of the pioneering days of Egyptian
archaeology in the traveling exhibition, GE Presents Excavating
Egypt. On view through June 4, the exhibit, with over 200 objects,
focuses on William Matthew Flinders Petries explorations in
-- Louise Bourgeois: Femme, on
view at the Walters Art Museum from Feb. 11 to May 21, looks at the
artists fascination with the female form with works drawn from all
phases of her career. In a companion venture, the Contemporary
Museum will present nine related copper-plate etchings by Bourgeois
and a film from Feb. 11 to April 21.
Museum of Art focuses on the work of one of earliest
African-American artists to win world acclaim in Henry Ossawa
Tanner and the Lure of Paris, through May 24.
Cambridge, Mass. -- Frank Stella 1958, at Harvard Universitys Arthur M. Sackler
Museum through May 7, looks closely at a single year at the
beginning of a prominent American artists career.
-- The African Presence in
Mexico: From Yanga to the Present, at the Mexican Fine Arts Center
Museum from Feb. 11 to Sept. 3, is a comprehensive, three-part
project including two visual art exhibitions and an interactive
The Museum of
Science and Industry reprises one of its most popular exhibits with
several additions through April 30. Game On 2.0: The History,
Culture and Future of Video Games explores 40 years of video game
history and offers more than 100 games for visitors to
Ohio -- Diana, a Celebration,
at the Dayton Art Institute from Feb. 18 to June 11, features more
than 150 objects associated with the celebrated princess, including
her wedding gown.
N.Y. -- The suburbs are under
close scrutiny in two companion exhibits in New Yorks Westchester
County. I, the Burbs is a multimedia exhibition at the Katonah
Museum of Arts through April 9 that examines modern-day, suburban
life through the works of contemporary artists.
Yonkers, the Hudson River Museum features Westchester: The American
Suburb, 1875-2000 through May 28. Each museum is offering attendees
free passes to the corresponding exhibition.
Minneapolis -- The
Childrens Theater Co. offers the world premiere of a production
that promises a fun time for adults as well as youngsters. Reeling,
inspired by silent film comedies and Keystone Kops chases, runs
through March 4.
Vernon, Va. -- Washingtons
birthday can be celebrated where George himself would have
celebrated it: at his homestead. From Feb. 18 to 20, a three-day
celebration will feature a parade with a fife and drum corps, early
American music and military demonstrations.
-- The Metropolitan Museum of
Art offers a view of the artistry and architecture of a famous
architect in Santiago Calatrava: Sculpture Into Architecture
through March 5. The exhibit includes models of soaring Calatrava
projects from throughout the world, including a design for a World
Trade Center transportation hub and striking sculptural
The Museum of
Modern Art offers another look at architectural excellence in On
Site: New Architecture in Spain from Feb. 12 to May 1. The
exhibition features photographs of 18 recently completed projects
and models of 35 projects now under construction. The museum also
features a retrospective of a Norwegian artist in Edvard Munch: The
Modern Life of the Soul, from Feb. 19 to May 8. It marks the first
retrospective of Munch by a U.S. museum in nearly three
offers another retrospective, this one devoted to a giant in the
field of sculpture. David Smith, a Centennial runs through May
One of the U.S.s
outstanding modern dance troupes, the Paul Taylor Dance Company,
presents its season at City Center from Feb. 18 to March
-- Although there are only 12 works in Collecting the
Impressionists: Masterpieces From the Sterling and Francine Clark
Institute, each is special. On view at the Phoenix Art
Museum through March 12, the exhibition includes paintings by
Degas, Monet, Pissaro and Renoir.
Ore. -- The story of a journey
of exploration 200 years ago is unveiled in Lewis & Clark: The
National Bicentennial Exhibition, which runs through March 11 at
the Oregon Historical Society.
One of Europes
outstanding private art collections is the attraction at the
Portland Art Museum. Hesse: A Princely German Collection is on view
through March 19.
-- Benaroya Hall is the setting
for a festival of the music of Caucasus Mountain countries:
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, Iraq and Turkey. Icebreaker
III: The Caucasus, features concerts and symposia and appearances
by composers and performers from those countries. The festival is
slated for Feb. 17 to 19.
Scottsdale, Ariz. -- Andy Warhols Dream America: Screenprints From the
Collection of the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation, features
nearly 100 prints made from 1967 to 1981, including series devoted
to Marilyn Monroe and Mao. The exhibition runs through May 28 at
the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.
Tallahassee, Fla. -- The Museum of Florida History offers a glimpse into the
life and times of Napoleon Bonaparte in Napoleon: An Intimate
Portrait, from Feb. 8 to April 30.
Wash. -- The Great American
Thing: Modern Art and National Identity, 1915-1935, at the Tacoma
Art Museum through May 21, examines the different ways that artists
such as Man Ray, Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia OKeeffe and Stuart Davis
conveyed their views of American identity through their
Washington -- An
exhibition that explores the ways that Shakespeare was presented to
children is the feature at the Folger Shakespeare Library through
May 13. Golden Lads and Lasses: Shakespeare for Children, includes
paintings, books, comics, toys and DVDs.
art movement receives its due in Dada at the National Gallery of
Art from Feb. 19 to May 14.
Beach, Fla. -- Through April
16, the Norton Museum of Art looks at Matisse in Transition: Around
Lorette, 1916-1917, an exhibition that focuses on a single year in
the artists life when Lorette, a young Italian model, was the
subject of his paintings.
-- Aficionados of art with
supernatural themes will relish the Tate Britain exhibition Gothic
Nightmares: Fuseli, Blake and the Romantic Imagination on view from
Feb. 15 to May 1.
France -- Le Fete du Citron,
the Lemon Festival, is one of the French Rivieras largest events,
with music, theater and a parade of citrus-themed floats. The
festival is held Feb. 10 to 26.
Netherlands -- Fifty years
after artist Dick Brunas creation of a fictional rabbit, Miffy, the
Centraal Museum on Feb. 18 opens the Dick Bruna House, featuring a
retrospective exhibition of his career.
-- The work of an Austrian
expressionist is the feature at the Albertina through March 19.
Egon Schiele includes about 270 works by the artist.
and tourism writer Alvin H. Reiss is editor of Arts Management and
editor of the Travel Arts Partnership Newsletter, which is
published by Museums Magazine, the Arts & Business Council and
the Art Knowledge Corp. For more details visit www.travelartspartnership.com.