Virtually everything in the arts is on
tap in July, from music festivals to exhibitions on Raphael,
Rubens, Remington, the Impressionists and contemporary artists.
Unusual events include tribal Indian ceremonies, an exhibit on
waitresses and a musical on Rembrandt.
Woods, N.Y. -- On the site where Woodstock took place in
1969, a new permanent facility, the Bethel Woods Center for the
Arts, launches its inaugural season of jazz, classical, rock and
pop. Performances run to Aug. 26.
N.M. -- One of Americas most complete programs of Native
American art is featured at the Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremony
at Red Rock State Park, July 26 to 30. The program includes artist
demonstrations, ceremonial Indian dancers, hands-on activities and
N.Y. -- Two companion exhibits at the Katonah Museum of
Art through Sept. 17 bear a relationship to travel. Case Studies:
Art in a Valise explores suitcase-based works of art. Andromeda
Hotel: The Art of Joseph Cornell features 45 collages, chests and
cabinets created by an artist who referred to himself as an
Angeles -- Rubens and Brueghel: A Working Friendship, at
the Getty Center from July 5 to Sept. 24, is devoted to the
collaborative works of two 17th century masters.
Calif. -- Copia: The American Center for Wine, Food &
the Arts looks at aspects of Americana and food in two related
exhibits. Counter Culture: The American Diner runs through Oct. 2,
while Dishing It Out: Career Waitresses Across the USA runs through
-- Raphael at the Metropolitan: The Colonna Altarpiece, at
the Metropolitan Museum of Art through Sept. 3, features one of the
Mets treasures. The exhibit also includes select drawings and
paintings made by Raphael at the time he produced the altarpiece.
Another great classical artist is featured at the Met. Rembrandts
Drawings and Prints, a Selection in Honor of the Artists 400th
Birthday runs July 11 to Oct. 15.
Best of Friends:
Buckminster Fuller and Isamu Noguchi, at the Noguchi Museum in Long
Island City through Oct. 15, looks at the long friendship and
collaboration between two noted cultural figures.
July and August
are exciting months at Lincoln Center. The Lincoln Center Festival
2006 from July 10 to 30 features 53 performances of music, dance
and theater by artists from throughout the world, including two
premieres and productions from eight countries. When one festival
ends, another begins. This years Mostly Mozart Festival, July 28 to
Aug. 26, includes, in addition to Mozart, three commissioned works
inspired by Mozart.
Museum focuses on the work of one of todays outstanding architects.
Zaha Hadid: Thirty Years in Architecture runs through Oct.
The New York
Historical Society continues its exploration of slavery with
Legacies: Contemporary Artists Reflect on Slavery through Jan. 7.
The Society also features, through Sept. 17, Group Dynamics: Family
Portraits and Scenes of Everyday Life, a 90-work exhibition of 19th
century paintings, portrait miniatures, parlor decorations and
Neb. -- A survey of the career of one of Americas most
noted photographers, Edward Weston: A Photographers Love of Life,
is the attraction at the Joslyn Art Museum through Aug.
Francisco -- A major survey of artist Matthew Barneys work
is featured in Matthew Barney: Drawing Restraint at the San
Francisco Museum of Modern Art through Sept. 17.
Stockbridge, Mass. -- Frederic Remington
and the American Civil War: A Ghost Story, at the Norman Rockwell
Museum through Oct. 29, examines the impact of the
Civil War on an artist widely known for his depictions of cowboys
and the American West. Shown here is Remingtons "The Last Lull in
Village, Wyo. -- Good music and spectacular scenery are a
winning combination at the Grand Teton Music Festival, July 4 to
Colo. -- The New York Philharmonic will present six
concerts from July 21 to 28 at the Bravo! Vail Valley Music
Festival. Running through Aug. 3, the festival includes appearances
by the Dallas Symphony and Rochester Philharmonic.
Washington -- Enjoy the music of England
in the 16th and 17th centuries at the Folger Shakespeare Librarys
Noyses, Sounds and Sweet Aires through Sept. 9. In addition to
displays of songs and musical instruments, the exhibition offers
visitors MP3 players to experience the music of Shakespeares
-- An addition to the celebration of Rembrandts 400th
birthday is Rembrandt the Musicale, playing from July 15 to
February 2007 at the Royal Carre Theater.
Germany -- The Bayreuther Festival, celebrating the operas
of Richard Wagner, hosts its annual season at the Festspielhaus
from July 25 to Aug. 28.
-- The Beijing World Art Museum is the venue for From
Monet to Picasso: Masterworks from the Cleveland Museum of Art
through Aug. 27. Over the next four years, the Cleveland Museum,
which is undergoing a massive $258 million renovation, is sending
six major exhibitions to museums throughout the world.
Hungary -- The Budapest Summer Festival, through Aug. 19,
features opera, ballet, jazz, symphony concerts and ragtime at the
National Opera House and other venues.
Ireland -- More than 100,000 people are expected to attend
Irelands largest cultural event, the Galway Arts Festival, from
July 17 to 30.
Hague, Netherlands -- It will be difficult to miss 14 of
Frederic Boteros large and commanding sculptures featured along a
main boulevard, the Lange Voorhaut, in The Hague Sculpture 2006
through Aug. 31.
-- Design and architecture are attractions in Modernism:
Designing a New World, 1914-1939 through July 23 at the Victoria
and Albert Museum.
-- Smile, its time for Just for Laughs -- the Montreal
International Comedy Festival, July 13 to 23. The event will
be held along a portion of St. Laurent
Boulevard north of St. Catherine Street.
-- The Centre Pompidou turns its face toward America in
Los Angeles 1955-1985. The exhibition, through July 17, features
pop art, experimental film and California minimalism by more than
-- Silk screen images and films made by the artist are
included in Andy Warhol/Supernova: Stars, Death and Disasters
1962-1964, from July 8 to Oct. 22 at the Art Gallery of
arts and tourism writer Alvin H. Reiss is editor of Arts Management
and author of eight books including his latest, The ReissSource
Directory of the Arts (AEBMedia, Chicago).