The new year brings events marking the
birthdays of Mozart, Benjamin Franklin and Rembrandt as well as
exhibitions featuring old to modern masters, animation, motorcycles
and medieval castles.
Colo. -- Wintersculpt, a 48-hour snow sculpture and
carving competition, is a highlight of Aspens annual Winterskol, a
festival from Jan. 12 to 15 featuring more than 40 events
throughout Aspen and nearby ski areas.
Raton, Fla. -- Toulouse-Lautrec and His Contemporaries:
The Art of the Poster, visits the Boca Raton Museum of Art from
Jan. 11 to April 2. A second exhibition, James McNeill Whistler:
Selected Works From the Hunterian Art Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland,
including 131 works and memorabilia from the artists estate, also
runs through April 2.
-- Degas to Picasso: Modern Masters at the Museum of Fine
Arts from Jan. 18 to July 23, includes works from the
Impressionists to the Post-Impressionists, covering a period from
the turn of the 20th century through the 1960s.
Stewart Gardner Museum focuses on a Venetian Renaissance master in
Gentile Bellini and the East, which runs through March
Eatonville, Fla. -- Music, theater, art
exhibits and street fairs are among the offerings at the annual
Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities from Jan. 21
to 29. The festival, held in Americas oldest African-American
municipality, honors one of Americas leading African-American
Nev. -- Were seeing a different side of cowboys this
season. First there was Brokeback Mountain, and now this: the
Western Folklife Centers 22nd annual National Cowboy Poetry
Gathering, from Jan. 28 to Feb. 4.
Angeles -- Cant experience a Carnival or Mardi Gras
festival in person? You might want to catch an exhibition that
looks at the costumes, masks, photos and videos from carnival
celebrations around the world. Carnaval! at the UCLA Fowler Museum
of Cultural History, runs through April 23.
-- The Milwaukee Public Museum is the last stop in the
U.S. for the touring exhibition Saint Peter and the Vatican: The
Legacy of the Popes. The exhibition, open from Feb. 4 to May 7,
includes more than 300 works of art and historical
artist Bruce Nauman worked in a range of media, the new exhibition
at the Milwaukee Art Museum focuses solely on his use of light.
Elusive Signs: Bruce Nauman Works With Light runs from Jan. 28 to
Minneapolis -- Villa America: American
Moderns, 1900-1950 at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts thorough
Feb. 26, includes works by Georgia OKeeffe, Grant Wood and other
celebrated American artists.
-- Goyas Last Works, at the Frick Collection from Feb. 22
to May 14, includes 51 paintings, lithographs and drawings from the
last four years of the artists life, when he was living in
Pixar: 20 Years
of Animation at the Museum of Modern Art through Feb. 6, offers a
look at some stunning examples of animation from one of the leading
Hollywood animation studios.
Regiment Armory is the setting once again for the Art Show, one of
Americas top art fairs. Sponsored by the Art Dealers Association of
America, it runs from Feb. 23 to 27.
An exhibition of
treasures from the Benaki Museum in Athens is the attraction at the
Onassis Cultural Center. From Byzantium to Modern Greece:
1485-1830, Hellenic Art in Adversity runs through May 6.
Neb. -- An unusual exhibition at the Joslyn Art Museum
from Feb. 4 to May 14, French Donjons: Castle of Coucy, Medieval
Life in Miniature, features as its centerpiece an eight-foot-tall
model castle with handcrafted scenes of castle life and 2,500
individually crafted figurines.
-- Theyre revving up again, this time at the Orlando
Museum of Art, where The Art of the Motorcycle is the attraction
from Jan. 22 to July 23.
Philadelphia -- The Academy of Music
features the East Coast premiere of an American opera from Feb. 10
to 26. The opera tells the true story of runaway slave Margaret
Garner and her quest for freedom.
Maine -- More than 100 works of surrealist art, including
watercolors, collages, drawings, prints and photographs, are on
display at the Portland Museum of Art from Jan. 19 to March 19 in
the exhibition Accommodations of Desire: Surrealist Works on Paper
Collected by Julien Levy.
-- Theres big doings in Amsterdam throughout 2006 as the
city and all of the Netherlands get an early start on the 400th
anniversary of Rembrandts birth this July. Among the key events is
the joint exhibition by the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum,
Rembrandt-Caravaggio, Feb. 24 to June 18, which features the
talents of the Dutch master juxtaposed with Caravaggio, an Italian
painter who died four years after Rembrandt was born.
To add to the
celebration, the Rijksmuseum will be exhibiting the Rembrandts in
its collection throughout the year, beginning on Jan.
Belgium -- The Carnival of Binche, which dates back to the
16th century and is highlighted by Mardi Gras, runs from Feb. 26 to
-- The citys 51st annual Antique Fair, which includes both
art and antiques, is held at the Tour & Taxis building from
Jan. 20 to 29.
City -- The annual Panama Jazz Festival from Jan. 19 to 21
will be held in sites throughout the city.
Austria -- Mozarts native city is the centerpiece of a
yearlong, worldwide celebration of the 250th anniversary of the
composers birth on Jan. 27.
International Mozart Week, from Jan. 20 to Feb. 5, includes Mozart
concerts throughout the city by the Vienna Philharmonic and other
ensembles, as well as Mozart films and exhibitions.
-- The Ontario Science Centers new interactive exhibition,
Playing With Time, Jan. 29 to May 2, focuses on manipulating
-- Mozart birthday celebrations in Vienna include four
performances by the Vienna State Opera of Cosi Fan Tutte between
Jan 12 and 16 and three performances of Don Giovanni between Jan.
18 and 22. On Jan. 27, Mozarts birthday, the composers Vienna
apartment, renamed the Mozarthaus Vienna, will reopen with a Mozart
exhibition on the buildings six floors.
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.