Works by some of the most famous names
in art, including those featured in royal collections, are on
display this fall. Exhibitions also explore the art in books; the
relationship of visual art to film and music; and several
N.Y. -- A contemporary artist's exploration of a classic
novel is the focus of "Frank Stella's Moby Dick: The Waves
1985-1989" at the Albany Institute of History & Art through
Mass. -- The enduring children's book "The Wonderful
Wizard of Oz" inspired illustrations by Andy Warhol, Maurice
Sendak, Kiki Smith and other artists. "The Wonderful Art of Oz," at
the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art through Oct. 22, features
original illustrations by W.W. Denslow and more recent Oz
-- The partnership between Atlanta's High Museum of Art
and the Louvre in Paris gets off to a flying start with the
exhibition "Kings as Collectors," from Oct. 14 to Sept. 2.
Paintings and sculptures from the collections of Louis XIV and
Louis XVI includes works by Raphael, Rembrandt and Murillo. A
corresponding exhibit of works from the Louvre, "The Kings'
Drawings," runs through Jan. 28.
-- "Courbet and the Modern Landscape," at the Walters Art
Museum from Oct. 15 to Jan. 7, features the 19th century landscape
paintings of the realist painter.
-- More than 300 works of art explore the years from 1868
to 1939, when Barcelona established itself as a world center of art
and architecture, in "Barcelona & Modernity: Picasso, Gaudi,
Miro, Dali," at the Cleveland Museum of Art from Oct. 15 to Jan.
Indianapolis -- Theaters throughout the
city host the Heartland Film Festival from Oct. 19 to 27. The
city's downtown also features a large, site-specific public art
installation, "Julian Opie: Signs," through Sept. 1. Part of the
exhibition, "Pacing," is featured at the Indianapolis Museum of
Havasu City, Ariz. -- Free concerts, entertainment and
costume contests are featured at the annual London Bridge Days in
the city where the former Thames crossing has resided for more than
Haven, Conn. -- "Canaletto in England: A Venetian Artist
Abroad, 1746-1755," at the Yale Center for British Art from Oct. 19
to Dec. 31, includes more than 60 painting and drawings by the
artist of subjects and sites far removed from his beloved Venice. A
second museum exhibit, also ending Dec. 31, "Art & Music in
Britain: Four Encounters, 1730-1900," explores the relationship
between art and music.
-- The performing arts welcomes a new season with Lincoln
Center's "Voices and Visionaries: A New York Festival of Music." It
features more than 30 performances, film programs and discussions
from Oct. 7 to Nov. 18.
The New York City
Center's "Fall for Dance" runs through Oct. 8, featuring five dance
companies at each performance.
Opera embraces the visual arts in its new Arnold and Marie Schwartz
Gallery on the south side of the opera house lobby. The opening
exhibition through May 12, "Heroines," is inspired by the Met's new
productions and divas.
reopened Morgan Library looks at a recording artist's formative
years in a multimedia exhibit, "Bob Dylan's American Journey,
1956-1966" through Jan. 6.
Museum of Art's "Americans in Paris, 1860-1900," from Oct. 24 to
Jan. 28, includes works by Whistler, Sargent and Eakins among the
37 featured American artists. Other shows at the museum include
"Sean Scully: Wall of Light" through Jan. 14 and "Coaxing the
Spirits to Dance: Art of the Papuan Gulf" from Oct. 24 to Sept.
Movie buffs will
enjoy "Moving Pictures: American Art and Early Film, 1880-1910" at
New York University's Grey Art Gallery through Dec. 9. It explores
the early relationship between film and art through artworks and 50
An exhibit at the
Dahesh Museum of Art through Dec. 31 takes a look at "Napoleon on
the Nile: Artists, Soldiers and the Rediscovery of Egypt."
-- "Paths to Impressionism: French and American Landscape
Paintings From the Worcester Art Museum," at the Orlando Museum of Art through
Dec. 31, includes paintings by Monet and Pissarro. The exhibition
traces the roots of Impressionism back to the French artists of the
Barbizon School. At left, Pissarro's The Duquesne and Berrigny Basins at Dieppe, Overcast
Philadelphia -- The 30th annual
Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show from Nov. 2 to 5 includes
works by about 200 American craft artists and 26 Finnish craft
Pittsburgh -- "Louis Comfort Tiffany:
Artist for the Ages," at the Carnegie Museum of Art from Oct. 15 to
Jan. 15, includes 120 objects in a range of media that demonstrate
Tiffany's talents in stained glass, painting, furniture and other
-- Interactive displays, reproductions of paintings and 60
wooden models of inventions demonstrate the many skills of an art
immortal. "Leonardo da Vinci: Man, Inventor, Genius" is at the
Museum of Flight through Jan. 29.
Washington -- The works of English artist
John Constable are in "Constable's Great Landscapes: The Six Foot
Paintings" at the National Gallery of Art until Dec. 31.
-- The 400th anniversary celebration of Rembrandt
continues at the Rijksmuseum with "All the Drawings, Part II: The
Observer" from Oct. 31 to Dec. 31.
Belgium -- Silver treasures from the city's museums will
be brought together for an exhibition at the Sterckshof Silver
Museum through Jan. 7.
Switzerland -- "Niki and Jean: Art and Love," at the
Tinguely Museum through Jan. 21, explores the longtime personal and
working relationship of artists Jean Tinguely and Niki de Saint
-- Picasso's fascination with the stage, reflected in many
of his works, is the subject of "Picasso and the Theater," the
exhibition at the Schirn Art Gallery from Oct. 20 to Jan.
Hague, Netherlands -- A significant collaboration is the
focus of "Rubens and Brueghel: A Working Friendship" at the
Mauritshuis Museum from Oct. 21 to Jan. 28. The exhibition,
organized by the Dutch museum and the Getty Museum in Los Angeles,
where it was first shown, explores joint efforts by the noted
-- Still another exhibit focuses on da Vinci's career.
"Leonardo da Vinci: Experiment and Design," through Jan. 7 at the
Victoria and Albert Museum, includes 60 drawings from da Vinci's
Belgium -- Nearly 150 antique dealers from Belgium and
other countries are participating in "Antica Namur," from Nov. 4 to
12 at the Expo Namur.
-- Movie icon Marilyn Monroe is the attraction at the
Musee Maillol. "The Last Sitting," through Oct. 30, displays 60
Bert Stern photographs of the actress taken shortly before her
death in the summer of 1962.
-- More than 350 objects from 1900 to the present are
featured in "Italian Art & Design: The 20th Century" at the
Royal Ontario Museum from Oct. 21 to Jan. 7.
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,