King Tut is coming back to the U.S.,
and major art exhibitions are on tap throughout the U.S. and
Europe. June also ushers in a very busy and eclectic summer
festival season, with jazz, blues, country and classical on the
-- The Walters Art Museum and the Baltimore Museum of Art
collaborated on an exhibition with over 75 French works on paper on
display at each museum. The Essence of Line: French Drawings From
Ingres to Degas runs June 19 to Sept. 11.
Idaho -- Georgia OKeeffe: Visions of the Sublime, from
June 30 to Sept. 9 at the Boise Art Museum, spans the artists work
over five decades and includes not only paintings by the artist but
24 photos of her by her husband, Alfred Stieglitz, and landscapes
by other American artists.
-- The city is bursting with musical events, including the
Boston Early Music Festival throughout downtown from June 13 to
include Boston Pops performances at Symphony Hall through July 6
and Boston Harborfest, June 29 to July 4, with over 200 events
celebrating the citys history.
-- U-505 Submarine, a unique permanent exhibit and
National Historic Landmark that explores in every detail, including
onboard tours, the story of a captured German U-boat, resurfaced
earlier this month at the Museum of Science and
Cooperstown, N.Y. -- Treasures From Olana:
Landscapes by Frederic Erwin Church,
through Sept. 18 at the Fenimore Art Museum, features works from
the home of the famed Hudson River School painter.
N.C. -- Duke University is the site of the worlds largest
modern-dance gathering, the American Dance Festival, through July
23, featuring dance troupes from seven countries, including the
Paul Taylor Dance Company from the U.S.
N.Y. -- The setting is unrivaled and the music is
first-rate at the 60th annual Caramoor International Music
Festival, June 25 to Aug. 13.
Pa. -- The flavor is decidedly Pennsylvania Dutch at the
annual Kutztown Festival at the Kutztown Fairgrounds from July 2 to
-- The Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, which recently ended
a blockbuster show of Monet works from Bostons Museum of Fine Arts,
has turned to the same Boston source for its new exhibition. The
Impressionist Landscape: From Corot to Van Gogh, through Jan. 8,
2006, includes, in addition to works by Corot and Van Gogh, works
by Renoir, Gauguin, Cezanne and Monet.
Angeles -- The King is back. The eagerly waited
Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs begins its 27-month
tour of American museums at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art,
June 16 to Nov. 15.
Haven, Conn. -- Yale University provides the setting for
music, theater and lots of talk at the annual International
Festival of Arts and Ideas, though June 25.
London, N.H. -- The straw hat theater season gets into
full swing and the 72-year-old Barn Playhouse features some of
Broadways top musicals and plays through Sept. 4.
A newcomer to the
Barns festivities is an original musical by this columnist. Tall
Paul, A Tall Tale: The Legend of Paul Bunyan is set for two
performances on Aug. 8.
-- The Metropolitan Museum of Art explores a top artists
fascination with textiles in Matisse: The Fabric of Dreams -- His
Art and His Textiles from June 23 to Sept. 25.
artistic relationship between Paul Cezanne and Camille Pissarro
provides a vivid theme for the exhibition, Pioneering Modern
Painting: Cezanne and Pissarro 1865-1885 at the Museum of Modern
Art from June 24 to Sept. 12. The museum also features over 500
photographs by Lee Friedlander in the exhibit Friedlander, through
The musics hot at
the 2005 JVC Jazz Festival with more than 100 concerts at Carnegie
Hall and elsewhere throughout the city from June 14 to
invited to dance under the stars at Lincoln Centers annual
Midsummer Night Swing from June 16 to July 16.
Philadelphia -- Abraham Lincoln comes to
life at the National Constitution Center in the debut of a
traveling exhibition, Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War,
running through Nov. 4.
Rochester, N.Y. -- Over 100 performances,
including gigs by the Dave Brubeck Quartet and Sonny Rollins, are
highlights of the Rochester International Jazz Festival at the
Eastman Theater and other local venues through June 18.
Stockbridge, Mass. -- The Art of the New
Yorker: Eighty Years in the Vanguard is the attraction through Oct.
31 at the Norman Rockwell Museum.
Colo. -- The Vail Valley Music Festival at the Gerald R.
Ford Amphitheater from June 26 to Aug. 4, features three leading
symphonies in residence, including the New York Philharmonic, which
gives six performances between July 22 and 29.
Va. -- The festival season underway at the Wolf Trap
National Park for the Performing Arts includes virtually everything
for everyone, ranging from the Bolshoi Ballet to Don Giovanni to
the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.
Washington -- Portraits of Pablo Picasso
and Marcel Duchamp are among the photographic works included in
Irving Penn: Platinum Prints at the National Gallery of Art from
June 19 to Oct. 2.
Belgium -- Memling and the Portrait, at the
Groeningemuseum through Sept. 4, explores the work and influence of
Renaissance painter Hans Memling.
Garmischen-Partenkirchen, Germany -- From
June 24 to 28, the Richard Strauss Festival takes over this
Bavarian Alps ski resort.
Hultsfred, Sweden -- The area is rocking
with musicians, dancers, jugglers and acrobats at one of Swedens
most clamorous celebrations, the Hultsfred Rock Festival, June 16
-- Tate Britain showcases the work of the 18th-century
artist who celebrated some of Britains most noted figures in his
portraits. Joshua Reynolds: The Creation of Celebrity runs through
Italy -- The Spoleto Festival is held July 1 to 17.
arts and tourism writer Alvin H. Reiss is 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.