From ancient Greek sculpture to
contemporary works, fall offers an unrivaled opportunity to see art
in virtually all its guises. New York will be of special interest
to art lovers with the opening of major exhibitions and several new
-- The Olympic Games may have ended but you will still
want to catch Games for the Gods: The Greek Athlete and the Olympic
Spirit. On view through Nov. 28 at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston,
the exhibit features sculptures and other works of art from early
Greek times as well as contemporary photos and images of modern
athletes in action.
University Art Gallery exhibition through Oct. 24 focuses on a
celebrated African-American artist in Jacob Lawrence: Chronicles of
Struggle and Hope.
Ohio -- Monet to Matisse: The Triumph of Impressionism and
the Avant Garde through Dec. 31 at the Columbus Museum of Art is
the first showing of the entire Howard D. and Babbette L. Sinak
Collection, acquired by the museum in 1991. Included in the
collection are 78 works by many noted Impressionists.
another reason to visit the museum from Oct. 5 through Jan. 16 when
it presents Georgia OKeeffe and New Mexico: A Sense of Place. The
exhibition, which focuses on OKeeffes landscape paintings, includes
photographs of the sites that inspired the paintings.
-- Some of the most famous works of French romanticism and
realism will be on view at the Dallas Museum of Art beginning Oct.
17. The touring exhibition, Masterworks of French painting,
Bonjour, Monsieur Courbet!: The Bruyas Collection of the Musee
Fabre, Montpellier, includes 19th century works by Corot, Courbet,
Millet and Delacroix never before shown in the U.S. A complimentary
show drawn from the museums own collection, Before Impressionism:
French 19th Century Art, is already on view. Both exhibitions run
Ohio -- Another major collection focusing on European art
is on view at the Dayton Art Institute through Jan. 16. Rau
Collection: European Masterpieces spans 500 years and includes
nearly 100 works from Fra Angelico to El Greco to Canaletto to the
great Impressionists and post-Impressionists.
-- A rare treat is in store for anyone interested in the
pre-Columbian period in the Americas. Tiwanaku: Ancestors of the
Inca, on view at the Denver Art Museum Oct. 16 to Jan. 23, includes
a display of more than 100 works of art, including ceramics, gold
and silver jewelry, textiles, carved-wood ritual objects and
monumental stone sculpture from the Tiwanaku culture.
Worth, Texas -- A key figure in abstract art takes center
stage in Robert Motherwell From the Collection: 1941-1990 at the
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth through Nov. 28.
-- Pick any of Hawaiis islands and youll have until Oct.
16 to help celebrate the Aloha Festivals, billed as Americas only
statewide cultural festival. This year Hawaiis youth is honored
with concerts, parades and parties.
Calif. -- Food, specifically rice, is the art of the
moment at Copia, the American Center for Wine, Food and the Arts.
Through Nov. 29, The Art of Rice: Spirit and Sustenance in Asia
takes a comprehensive look at the deep significance and meaning of
rice in Asian culture through ancient ceramics, rare textiles,
contemporary paintings and other artifacts.
-- A fascinating period in history comes to life in the
exhibition Nicholas & Alexandra: At Home With the Last Tsar and
His Family on view at the Newark Museum through January. The
exhibition includes more than 250 objects from five leading Russian
museums and other sources.
-- The Big Apples fall art scene may attract as much
attention as the Republican Convention did with key exhibits, new
facilities and performances, and the New York Film Festival, which
runs Oct. 1 to 17.
Metropolitan Museum of Arts new attractions is one of the largest
exhibitions of ancient Chinese art ever presented, China: Dawn of a
Golden Age. 200-750 AD, Oct. 12 to Jan. 23. Other October Met
openings include Gilbert Stuart Oct. 21 to Jan. 16, with 14 of the
artists portraits of George Washington on view and, as a
complementary exhibition, George Washington: Man, Myth, Monument,
Oct. 19 to Feb. 7. Romare Bearden at the Met is on view Oct. 19 to
March 6. The African-American artist wins further acclaim in The
Art of Romare Bearden at the Whitney Museum of American Art Oct. 14
to Jan. 9.
A little farther
up Fifth Avenue, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum presents one of
the most comprehensive surveys of Aztec art and culture ever
presented, The Aztec Empire, running Oct. 15 to Feb. 13.
Across town, the
New York Historical Society offers a special exhibition, Alexander
Hamilton: The Man Who Made America, through Feb. 28.
arts will be in full bloom when one of worlds leading theater
companies, the National Theater of Greece, makes a rare visit to
New York for its production of Lysistrata Oct. 6 to 10 at City
Fall heralds the
opening of a facility for the worlds only museum devoted to art of
the Himalayas. The new home of the Rubin Museum of Art in Chelsea
features the exhibition Demonic Divine through Jan. 9.
Pittsburgh -- The 54th Carnegie
International, a major survey of international contemporary art
that includes more than 400 works, holds forth at the Carnegie
Museum of Art Oct. 9 to March 20. To coincide with the exhibition,
the city hosts the Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts Oct.
8 to 24, featuring nine U.S. premiere performance events at sites
throughout the city.
Washington -- From Haven to Home, a
Library of Congress exhibition marking 350 years of Jewish life in
America, runs through Dec. 18.
Gallery of Art explores the intriguing world of an artists
exploration of lighting in Dan Flavin: A Retrospective, through
Edinburgh, Scotland -- The National
Galleries of Scotland is the site of a major exhibition The Age of
Titian through Nov. 3.
-- The British Museum goes back many years for its
archaeological exploration Sudan: Ancient Treasures on view through
Finland -- The Ateneum, part of the Finnish National
Gallery, celebrates the 150th anniversary of one of the nations
most-celebrated artists in Albert
Edelfelt, running through Jan. 30.
-- The Spanish Portrait: From El Greco to Picasso, on view
at the Prado Oct. 20 to Feb. 6, is a monumental exhibition spanning
500 years of artistic achievement.
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, visitwww.travelartspartnership.com.