The holiday season greets us with
theater, vaudeville, history, high fashion and art. And works by
celebrated artists such as Paul Cezanne, Paul Gauguin, Leonardo da
Vinci, Andy Warhol and Robert Rauschenberg are on view at leading
N.Y. -- The third phase of a retrospective on the work of
American artist Agnes Martin, To the Islands, runs through June 27
at Dia Beacon. The exhibition covers the years 1974 to
Lauderdale -- Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the
Pharaohs continues its travels to U.S. museums with a stop at the
Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale from Dec. 15 to April 23.
Worth, Texas --Gauguin and Impressionism, at
the Kimbell Art Museum from Dec. 18 to March 26,
looks at the Post-Impressionist artists early career and includes
paintings, sculptures and ceramics. Shown at left is Gauguins Skaters in Frederiksberg Park.
Angeles -- Drawings from Leonardo to Titian: A North
Italian Itinerary, at the Getty Center from Dec. 6 to Feb. 26,
looks at the diversity of drawing styles by noted 16th-century
northern Italian artists.
A group of
internationally known artists working in a range of media are
featured in Ecstasy: In and About Altered States through Feb. 20 at
the Museum of Contemporary Art.
Rapids, Mich. -- The largest exhibition in the U.S. on the
work of a noted Scottish sculptor and photographer, Andy
Goldsworthy: Arches, focuses on his long-winding rock walls and
interlocking leaf chains. It runs from Jan. 27 to May 4 at the
Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park.
-- Vaudeville isnt dead, certainly not at the New York
Public Library for the Performing Arts, where Vaudeville Nation
will run through April 1.
exhibition includes posters, photos, song sheets, film clips, radio
broadcasts and even some old joke books.
National Design Museum looks closely at color as a design element
over 300 years of Western fashion in Fashions in Color from Dec. 9
to March 26.
Rauschenberg: Combines, including 65 works created between 1954 and
1964, holds forth at the Metropolitan Museum of Art from Dec. 20 to
April 2. The focus is on one of the most important contemporary
American artists and a significant period of his activity when
objects he created virtually reinvented collage.
until Jan. 9 to view Elizabeth Murray at the Museum of Modern Art
(MoMA). One of the most comprehensive retrospectives thus far of a
noted contemporary painter, the exhibit features work over four
decades of innovation.
While at MoMA,
you can catch Beyond the Visible: The Art of Odilon Redon, an
exhibition on the works of a 19th-century French artist whose
charcoal drawings and paintings have an air of mystery about
Theres drama at
the Jewish Museum, where a new exhibit focuses on the 60-year
career of a great actress. Sarah Bernhardt: The Art of High Drama
runs through April 2. In another exhibit, the museum commissioned
13 artists to undertake photography and video projects that reveal
the diversity of Jews in America today. The result is The Jewish
Identity Project: New American Photography, which runs through Jan.
Andy Warhol is
the attraction at the Childrens Museum of Manhattan in an
exhibition that re-creates his 1980s exhibit in Zurich, Paintings
for Children. The Art of Andy Warhol, through May 28, includes
prints from his Myth series starring Superman and Uncle Sam and
offers interactive workshops for youngsters.
Philadelphia --Its all-American and its a big
exhibit at the National Constitution Center
running through April 30, before it travels to other U.S. cities
and overseas. In celebration of the 300th birthday of one of
Americas founding fathers, Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better
World immerses visitors in a display of over 250 artifacts and more
than 40 interactive devices. Shown at right is Dr. Franklins Profile" by Red Grooms.
Princeton, N.J. -- A joint exhibition
explores the impact of Homers epics on French painting. The Legacy
of Homer: Four Centuries of Art From the Ecole Nationale Superieure
des Beaux-Arts, Paris runs through Jan. 15 at the Princeton
University Art Museum and through Jan. 22 at the Dahesh Museum of
Art in New York.
Mass. -- One of the most celebrated buildings in the world
is the subject of an exhibition through July 23 at the Peabody
Essex Museum. Taj Mahal, the Building of a Legend includes
paintings, watercolors, photographs and objects exploring its
-- India is the focus in an exhibition at the San Diego
Museum of Art, as well, featuring 125 major works from the 14th
through 19th century. Domains of Wonder: Selected Masterworks of
Indian Painting runs through Jan. 22.
Stockbridge, Mass. -- Through May 31, the
Norman Rockwell Museum looks at a century of imaginative magazine
illustrations in National Geographic: The Art of Exploration.
Washington -- The National Gallery of Art
commemorates the 100th anniversary of the death of Paul Cezanne
with a major exhibition featuring the artists work in and around
his birthplace in Cezanne in Provence from Jan. 29 to Sept. 17. The
museum also features masterpieces by some of the worlds greatest
sculptors in Monumental Sculpture from Renaissance Florence through
Williamsburg, Va. -- Colonial Williamsburg
celebrates a festive season with its annual holiday exhibition, A
Childs World: Toys and Art, through Sept. 4. The exhibit includes
antique toys such as fire engines and doll houses as well as
paintings from the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art
Edinburgh, Scotland -- Some of the worlds
top designers are featured in Fabric to Fashion: Scottish Textiles
and International Style. Running through March 12 at the Museum of
Scotland, the exhibition shows how top designers draw on Scottish
textiles to create their designs.
Sweden -- Over 400 films will be screened at the Goteborg
Film Festival, Scandinavias largest such event, from Jan. 27 to
Germany -- Germany is noted for its Christmas markets, and
Hamburgs is one of the most colorful and exciting. Through Dec. 23,
the fair fills several squares in the city center, each with a
-- Henri Rousseau: Jungles in Paris, through Feb. 5 at the
Tate Modern, is the first show of the artists work in the U.K. in
more than 80 years. It includes allegorical paintings and portraits
and a large group of the artists well-known jungle paintings.
-- An unusual show, Melancholy: Genius and Madness in the
West, running through Jan. 16 at the Grand Palais, focuses on work
by such troubled artists as Vincent van Gogh, William Blake and
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
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