There's festive doings around the
country as summer ends its course. Simultaneous exhibitions at
museums here and abroad are on tap, and big names in art,
especially Picasso and Rembrandt, are featured in exhibitions at a
number of institutions.
Bloomington, Ind. -- If you're looking for
diversity, you might enjoy the Lotus World Music and Arts Festival
held in indoor and outdoor locations throughout the city from Oct.
5 to 8. The music, by performers from throughout the world,
includes Brazilian, Italian folk, traditional Cajun and klezmer
-- The Field Museum is attracting huge audiences to the
King Tut exhibit, which continues through Jan. 1. But there's
another exhibit worth catching. From Sept. 15 to April 1, the
museum focuses on a pioneer scientist in "Gregor Mendel: Planing
the Seeds Of Genetics," an exhibit that includes more than 100
objects, Mendel's handwritten notes and four videos.
N.Y. -- An opulent exhibit of glass is at the Corning
Museum of Art in "Glass of the Maharajahs: European Cut Glass
Furnishing for Indian Royalty" through Nov. 30.
Ohio -- "Rembrandt and the Golden Age of Dutch Art:
Treasures from the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam" is on view from Sept. 24
to Jan. 7 at the Dayton Art Institute.
--The title says it all. From
Sept. 13 to Dec. 31, the Detroit Institute of Arts presents "The
Big Three in Printmaking: Durer, Rembrandt and Picasso." Shown at
left is Picassos Seated Woman with Wrist
Watch. Also on view at the museum from Sept. 24 to Jan. 7 is
"Annie Liebovitz: American Music," an exhibit featuring the
photographer's portraits of music legends such as Johnny Cash, B.B.
King and Pete Seeger.
Worth, Texas -- Following its recent run at New York's
Metropolitan Museum of Art, an exhibition on one of the world's
first great female rulers comes to the Kimball Art Museum.
"Hatshepsut: From Queen to Pharaoh" is on view through Dec.
Conn. -- An exhibition on a significant period in American
art returns to the museum that created it, following visits to
other institutions. "American Splendor: Hudson River School
Masterworks from the Wadsworth Atheneum" runs through Dec.
Vernon, Va. -- Mount Vernon's 18th Century Fair on Sept.
16 and 17 recaptures the spirit of a festive event from the time of
Calif. -- The Monterey Fairgrounds is the site for the
Monterey Jazz Festival from Sept. 15 to 17, featuring Dave Brubeck,
Bonnie Raitt and Oscar Peterson.
N.J. -- The Newark Museum shares the stage with the Jewish
Museum in New York for the exhibit of an art form with mass appeal.
From Sept. 15 to Jan. 28, both museums focus on 14 of the most
innovative comic artists in "Masters of American Comics." The
Newark Museum looks at comics of the first half of the 20th
century, while the Jewish Museum collection shows post-1950 comic
books and graphic novels.
Haven, Conn. -- Through Jan. 14, the Yale University Art
Gallery explores nighttime in the exhibition "To Know the Dark:
American Artists's Vision of Night," featuring works by Edward
Hopper, Winslow Homer and Georgia O'Keeffe among others.
Pa. -- It's free and it's lively. The 13th annual New Hope
Outdoor Arts and Crafts Festival on Main Street from Sept. 30 to
Oct. 1 includes music and features works by 125 artists.
-- A ground-breaking exhibition is at the Whitney Museum
of American Arts from Sept. 28 to Jan. 28. "Picasso and American
Art" explores the impact of Picasso's work and the role that
Picasso played in the development of American art during the 20th
century. In addition to works by Picasso, the exhibition looks at
the work of a diverse group of American artists, including Jackson
Pollock, Stuart Davis, Jasper Johns and Andy Warhol.
Center of Photography hosts a major exhibition from Sept. 14 to
Jan. 7. "Ectopia: The Second ICP Triennial of Photography and
Video" looks at artists' responses to global environmental
Museum of Art devotes an upcoming exhibit to a noted art dealer and
patron of the arts in "Cezanne to Picasso: Ambroise Vollard, Patron
of the Avant-Garde," from Sept. 14 to Jan. 7. Also at the Met is
"Set in Stone: The Face in Medieval Sculpture" from Sept. 26 to
Feb. 18 and a contemporary exhibit, "New Orleans after the Flood:
Photographs by Robert Polidori" from Sept. 19 to Dec. 10.
Through Sept. 17
in sites throughout the city, "Celebrate Mexico Now," a festival of
contemporary Mexican art and culture, returns for the third
The Gustav Klimt
painting "Adele Bloch to Bauer I," recently purchased for a record
price of $135 million, has drawn huge crowds to the Neue Galerie,
but there's much more to see at the museum. You have until Sept. 18
to see other works by Klimt, Egon Schiele and Austrian and German
artists in the exhibition "Selections from the Permanent
Philadelphia -- About 300 works of art
spanning three centuries are featured in "Treasures: The Arts in
Latin America, 1492 to 1820" at the Philadelphia Museum of Art from
Sept. 20 to Dec. 31.
Ariz. -- The 25th annual "Jazz on the Rocks Concert &
Festival" is the big attraction from Sept. 21 to 24 at the Poco
Washington -- "Henri Rousseau: Jungles in
Paris," featuring the artist's haunting imaginary jungle paintings,
is at the National Gallery of Art through Oct. 15.
-- The focus is on Rembrandt and his art dealer in the
exhibition "Rembrandt and Uylenburgh, Dealing in Masterpieces" at
the Rembrandt House Museum from Sept. 16 to Dec. 10.
Turkey -- The city hosts its first Sand Sculpture Festival
on Lara Beach through Sept. 30. More than 100 sculptures represent
such noted tourist sites as Cappadocia's Fairy Chimneys.
-- Art Forum Berlin, the international fair for
contemporary art, runs from Sept.30 to Oct. 4 at the Berlin
Germany -- Two of the city's museums, the Kunst-und
Ausstellungshalle and the Kunstmuseum Bonn, play host to works
gathered from four Guggenheim museums around the world. The
simultaneous exhibition, "The Guggenheim Collection," features
Impressionists to contemporary artists and runs through Jan.
-- The Royal Museums of Art and History focus on 3,000
years of culture in "Masters Of Pre-Columbian Art," on exhibit from
Sept. 15 to April 29.
Dusseldorf, Germany -- A major exhibition,
"Caravaggio: In the Footsteps of Genius," at the Museum Kunst
Palast from Sept. 9 to Jan. 7, shows 30 paintings from various
phases of the artist's career.
-- If you're in Germany, you won't want to miss one of the
country's biggest annual celebrations. Oktoberfest, held throughout
the city from Sept. 16 to Oct. 4, draws about six million visitors
Wellington, New Zealand -- "Constable:
Impressions of Land, Sea and Sky," at the Museum of New Zealand, Te
Papa Tongarewa, through Oct. 8, looks at the artist's work from
early watercolors to later paintings.
Longtime arts and tourism writer Alvin H. Reiss is editor
of Arts Management and author of eight books, including "The
ReissSource Directory of the Arts" (AEBMedia,