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Charles Antoine Coypel: (French, 1694-1752) Medea, ca. 1715 • Pastel; 11 9/16 x 8 1/8 in. (29.4 x 20.6 cm) • The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York • Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1953 (1974.25)
Charles Antoine Coypel: (French, 1694-1752) Medea, ca. 1715
Pastel; 11 9/16 x 8 1/8 in. (29.4 x 20.6 cm)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1953 (1974.25)
About Face: Human Expression on Paper
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  Metropolitan Museum of Art  •  27 July - 13 December 2015
 
Drawn from The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection of drawings, prints, and photographs, the diverse works in About Face: Human Expression on Paper—portraits, caricatures, representations of theater and war—reveal how expression underpinned narrative and provided a window onto the character and motivations of the subjects, the artists, and even their audiences. Using Charles Le Brun’s illustrations for Expressions of the Passions and Guillaume-Benjamin-Armand Duchenne de Boulogne and Adrien Tournachon’s photographic series as touchstones, the approximately 60 works dating from the 16th through the 19th century show how artists such as Hans Hoffmann, Francisco Goya, Jean-Baptiste Greuze, and Thomas Rowlandson explored the animated human face.

Metropolitan Museum of Art Website


Contact: Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10028
Tel: (1) 212 535 77 10

Stanley Whitney: Dance the Orange, 2013 • Oil on linen, 48 × 48 in. • Courtesy Frederick and Merle Fish • Photo: Courtesy the artist and team (gallery, inc.), New York
Stanley Whitney: Dance the Orange, 2013
Oil on linen, 48 × 48 in.
Courtesy Frederick and Merle Fish
Photo: Courtesy the artist and team (gallery, inc.), New York
Stanley Whitney: Dance the Orange
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  Studio Museum in Harlem  •  16 July - 25 October 2015
 
The first New York City solo museum exhibition of the work of painter Stanley Whitney (born Philadelphia, 1946) features twenty-eight paintings and works on paper created between 2008 and 2015, including the 2013 title work. Following time spent in Italy and then later in Egypt in the mid-1990s, Whitney developed the weighty, almost architectural approach that has now become his signature style. Rhythmic and lyrical, with a combination of pre-ordained structure and improvisation inspired in part by his love of jazz, the square-format paintings arrange rectangles of vivid, single colors in a deliberately irregular grid, with the close-fitting, many-hued “bricks” or “tiles” stacked vertically and arrayed in horizontal bands.

Studio Museum in Harlem Website


Contact: Studio Museum in Harlem
144 West 125th Street
New York, New York
Tel: (1) 212 864 45 00

Doris Salcedo
Doris Salcedo
Doris Salcedo
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum  •  26 June - 12 October 2015
 
This major retrospective surveys the work of Doris Salcedo (b. 1958, Bogotá, Colombia). Over the past three decades, Salcedo's practice has addressed the traumatic history of modern-day Colombia, as well as wider legacies of suffering stemming from colonialism, racism, and other forms of social injustice. Originating in lengthy research processes during which the artist solicits testimonies from the victims of violent oppression, her sculptures and installations eschew the direct representation of atrocities in favor of open-ended confluences of forms that are fashioned from evocative materials and intensely laborious techniques.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Website


Contact: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128
Tel: (1) 201 559 51 51

Gilbert & George: The Early Years
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  Museum of Modern Art  •  9 May - 27 September 2015
 
 
Comprising the Museum’s multi-departmental holdings of Gilbert & George's art, this exhibition focuses on their early years, from 1969 through 1975, during which they established the ideology that continues to shape their vision today.

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Website


Contact: The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street,
between Fifth and Sixth avenues
New York, NY 10019-549
Tel: (1) 212 708 94 00

China Through the Looking Glass
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  Metropolitan Museum of Art  •  7 May - 7 September 2015
 
 
This exhibition explores the impact of Chinese aesthetics on Western fashion and how China has fueled the fashionable imagination for centuries. In this collaboration between The Costume Institute and the Department of Asian Art, high fashion is juxtaposed with Chinese costumes, paintings, porcelains, and other art, including films, to reveal enchanting reflections of Chinese imagery.

The exhibition features more than 140 examples of haute couture and avant-garde ready-to-wear alongside Chinese art. Filmic representations of China are incorporated throughout to reveal how our visions of China are framed by narratives that draw upon popular culture, and also to recognize the importance of cinema as a medium through which to understand the richness of Chinese history.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Website


Contact: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10028-0198
Tel: (1) 212 535 77 10

One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series and Other Works
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  Museum of Modern Art  •  3 April - 7 September 2015
 
In 1941, Jacob Lawrence, then just 23 years old, completed a series of 60 small tempera paintings with text captions about the Great Migration, the multi-decade mass movement of African Americans from the rural South to the urban North that started around 1915. Within months of its making, the series entered the collections of The Museum of Modern Art and the Phillips Memorial Gallery (today The Phillips Collection), with each institution acquiring half of the panels. Lawrence’s work is now an icon in both collections, a landmark in the history of modern art, and a key example of the way that history painting was radically reimagined in the modern era. One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North reunites all 60 panels for the first time at MoMA in 20 years.

Along with Lawrence's series, the exhibition includes other accounts of the Migration from the era, including novels and poems by writers such as Langston Hughes, Claude McKay, and Richard Wright; music by Josh White, Duke Ellington, and Billie Holiday; photographs by Dorothea Lange, Ben Shahn, Gordon Parks, and Robert McNeill; sociological tracts by Carter Woodson, Charles Johnson, Emmett Scott, and Walter White; and paintings by Charles Alston, Romare Bearden, and Charles White. The range of works in the exhibition sheds light on the ways in which Lawrence drew upon and transformed contemporary models for representing black experience in America.

The Museum of Modern Art Website


Contact: The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street,
between Fifth and Sixth avenues
New York, NY 10019-549
Tel: (1) 212 708 94 00

<P>Herbert Bayer: <EM>Humanly Impossible</EM>, 1932Gelatin silver print15 5/16 x 11 9/16" (38.9 x 29.3 cm)The Museum of Modern Art, New YorkThomas Walther CollectionAcquired through the generosity of Howard Stein© 2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn </P>

Herbert Bayer: Humanly Impossible, 1932
Gelatin silver print
15 5/16 x 11 9/16" (38.9 x 29.3 cm)
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Thomas Walther Collection
Acquired through the generosity of Howard Stein
© 2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

Modern Photographs from the Thomas Walther Collection, 1909–1949
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  Museum of Modern Art  •  13 December 2014 - 19 April 2015
 
The Museum of Modern Art acquired more than 300 photographs from Thomas Walther’s private collection in 2001. Featuring iconic works by such figures as Berenice Abbott, Karl Blossfeldt, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Claude Cahun, Alvin Langdon Coburn, Florence Henri, André Kertész, Germaine Krull, El Lissitzky, Lucia Moholy, László Moholy-Nagy, Aleksandr Rodchenko, Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, Maurice Tabard Umbo, and Edward Weston, along with lesser-known treasures by more than 100 other practitioners, this exhibition presents the story of this key moment in photography’s history, allowing both experts and those less familiar with the medium to understand these photographs in new ways.

The Museum of Modern Art Website


Contact: The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street,
between Fifth and Sixth avenues
New York, NY 10019-549
Tel: (1) 212 708 94 00

Seated figure, 17th–18th centuryMbembe peoplesEwayon River region, Cross River Province, NigeriaWood (Afzelia); H. 25 3/8 in. (64.5 cm)Musée du quai Branly, Paris (displayed at the Pavillon des Sessions, Musée du Louvre, Paris
Seated figure, 17th–18th century
Mbembe peoples
Ewayon River region, Cross River Province, Nigeria
Wood (Afzelia); H. 25 3/8 in. (64.5 cm)
Musée du quai Branly, Paris
(displayed at the Pavillon des Sessions, Musée du Louvre, Paris
Warriors and Mothers: Epic Mbembe Art
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  Metropolitan Museum of Art  •  9 December 2014 - 7 September 2015
 
The figures created by Mbembe master carvers from southeastern Nigeria are among the earliest and most visually dramatic wood sculptures preserved from sub-Saharan Africa. Created between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries, and striking for their synthesis of intense rawness and poetry, these representations of seated figures—mothers nurturing their offspring and aggressive male warriors—were originally an integral part of monumental carved drums positioned at the epicenter of spiritual life, the heartbeat of Mbembe communities.

Metropolitan Museum of Art Website


Contact:

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10028-0198


Tel: (1) 212 535 77 10

Events in Dance

Cinderella: American Ballet Theatre
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES  •  Metropolitan Opera  •  29 June - 4 July 2015
 
 

Cinderella
Music: Sergei Prokofiev
Choreography: Frederick Ashton
Set Design: David Walker
Costume Design: David Walker
Lighting Design: Scott Kepley, Wendy Ellis Somes, Brad Fields

Charles Barker, conductor

Cast

Cinderella: Hee Seo
The Prince: Cory Stearns

American Ballet Theatre

 



American Ballet Theatre Website



Detailed schedule information:
7:30 pm

Contact: Metropolitan Opera
Lincoln Center
New York, New York  1
Tel: (1) 212 362 60 00



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