If January is any indication, the new
year will be glittering and diverse for the arts. On the docket are
festivals, Rembrandt exhibitions and a focus on virtually every
form of expression, even belly dancing.
Baltimore -- The
Baltimore Museum of Art's "Meditation on African Art: Light,"
through April 1, shows the importance of light to the design of
Beechwood, Ohio -- "Threads of Remembrance: Artistic Visions of the Holocaust"
is an exhibit that uses the fabric wall hangings of Judith
Weinshall Liberman to explore the brutality of the Holocaust. On
display at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage through Feb. 18, the
exhibit also includes "50 Faces," a photographic documentary of
Ohio Holocaust survivors.
Boston -- "Donatello to
Giambologna: Italian Renaissance Sculptures," from Jan. 14 to June
10 at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, includes nearly 100 works
from a range of Renaissance artists.
Chicago --The Chicago Architecture
Foundation celebrates the 50th anniversary of a masterpiece in
"Prairie Skyscraper: Frank Lloyd's Wright's Price Tower" from Jan.
18 to April 29. The exhibition, including documents, photographs
and building components of the Bartlesville, Okla., building, the
only realized Wright skyscraper, also features original furnishings
designed by Wright.
Dallas -- "Matisse:
Painter as Sculptor" at the Dallas
Museum of Art from Jan. 21 to April 29 includes 40 of the artist's
best-known sculptures as well as works by such contemporaries as
Picasso, Brancusi and Giacometti.
Daytona Beach, Fla. -- The Hungarian Symphony Orchestra and the Teatro Lirico
d'Europa are the two European music groups featured at the seventh
annual Daytona Beach Winterfest 2007, held at several venues in the
city from Jan. 26 to 28.
Eatonville, Fla. -- The
annual Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts & Humanities, a
celebration of rural African-American culture in the South,
includes theatrical performances, a juried art show and educational
programs. The festival will be held Jan. 20 to 28 in various
locales in Eatonville and nearby Orlando.
Long Beach, Calif. -- "Magritte and Contemporary Art: The Treachery of Images" at
the Los Angeles County Museum of Art through March 4, includes
nearly 70 paintings by the noted Belgian surrealist in an
exhibition designed by artist John Baldessari. In exploring
Magritte's impact on postwar American art, it features works by
American artists such as Ed Ruscha, Jasper Johns and Andy
Los Angeles -- "Skin +
Bones: Parallel Practices in Fashion and Architecture," at the
Museum of Contemporary Art through March 5, looks at common
principles underlying both artistic areas. Work by such architects
as Frank Gehry and Zahah Hadid and such fashion figures as Vivienne
Westwood and Alexander McQueen are closely examined.
Milwaukee -- The
Milwaukee Art Museum focuses on the
early years in the career of one of Britain's most noted artists,
Francis Bacon, with paintings including "Owls"
on display. "Francis Bacon in the 1950s" is on view from Jan. 27 to
Naples, Fla. -- The von
Liebig Art Center should warm the hearts of duffers with "Golf in American Art" from Jan. 20 to
March 11. The exhibition features paintings, sculpture and cartoons
about golf by Will Barnet, LeRoy Neiman, Charles Schulz and
New York -- "Henri
Cartier-Bresson's Scrapbook: Photographs, 1932-46" on view at the
International Center of Photography from Jan. 19 to April 29,
includes more than 300 of the renowned photographer's most
celebrated works, many of which he kept for years in his personal
tripleheader during the same dates includes "Martin Munkacsi: Think
While You Shoot," featuring the work of an early fashion
photographer, and "Louise Brooks and the 'New Woman' in Weimar
Cinema," focusing on a star of the silent film era and other women
of the Jazz Age.
The work of a
famed New Yorker magazine artist, who while best remembered for his
caricatures also did murals and cartography, is the feature exhibit
at the Morgan Library & Museum. "Saul Steinberg: Illuminations"
runs through March 4.
theatrical productions are on tap at the Public Theater's third
annual Under the Radar festival from Jan. 17 to 28.
artist Jim Dine has been fascinated by a celebrated figure in
children's literature for years. His 39 hand-colored lithographs of
a wooden puppet, his gift to the New York Public Library, are
featured in the exhibition through Feb. 18, "Jim Dine's Pinocchio."
The library also looks closely at fashion in "A Rakish History of
Men's Wear" through April 7.
Orlando -- Anyone
interested in quilting will enjoy "Gee's Bend: The Architecture of
the Quilt" at the Orlando Museum of Art from Jan. 27 to April 22.
The exhibition features 70 quilts by the women of Gee's Bend,
Park City, Utah -- The
annual Sundance Film Festival, one of the world's best-known
festivals of its kind, features 64 films from throughout the world
in its program from Jan. 18 to 28.
Phoenix -- His 400th
anniversary year has ended, but Rembrandt is still attracting
attention and audiences. From Jan. 28 to May 6, the Phoenix Art
Museum features a major exhibition from Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum,
"Rembrandt and the Golden Age of Dutch Art."
Pittsburgh -- The
Carnegie Museum of Art turns to its own collection for a tribute to
Rembrandt. Through Feb. 11 the museum features "Rembrandt's Great
Subjects: Prints From the Collection."
Washington -- The work
of an imaginative American artist is explored in "Joseph Cornell,
Navigating the Imagination," through Feb. 19 at the Smithsonian
American Art Museum.
Gallery of Art focuses on another American artist's early works in
"Jasper Johns: An Allegory of Painting" from Jan. 28 to April
Brussels -- Something
old but sure to be valuable can be found at the 52nd annual Antique
Dealers Fair of Belgium at Tour and Taxis from Jan. 19 to
Dessau, Germany -- The
80th anniversary of the influential Bauhaus Building and its impact
on interior architecture is being celebrated in an exhibition
through March 11, "Icon of Modernism."
Eilat, Israel -- There
should be lots of movement at the Eilat Belly Dancing Festival,
which includes competitions and a bazaar in addition to
performances. The Jan. 18 to 20 festival will be held at the Grand
Monte Carlo -- Since
1974, the annual International Monte-Carlo Circus Festival has been
an attraction for visitors to Monte Carlo. This year's edition will
be held from Jan. 18 to 28 at the Chapiteau de
Quebec City -- The
theme is winter challenges at the 53rd annual Carnival de Quebec
from Jan. 26 to Feb. 11.
Longtime 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,