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<P>Kehinde Wiley: <EM>Sleep</EM>, 2008Oil on Canvas</P> • <P>&nbsp;</P>

Kehinde Wiley: Sleep, 2008
Oil on Canvas


30 Americans
CINCINNATI, OHIO  •  Cincinnati Art Museum  •  19 March - 28 August 2016

30 Americans showcases art by many of the most important African-American artists of the last three decades. This provocative exhibition focuses on issues of racial, gender, and historical identity in contemporary culture while exploring the powerful influence of artistic legacy and community across generations. The works are drawn primarily from the Rubell Family Collection.

Artists in Exhibition:

Nina Chanel Abney
John Bankston
Jean-Michel Basquiat
Mark Bradford
Iona Rozeal Brown
Nick Cave
Robert Colescott
Noah Davis
Leonardo Drew
Renée Green
David Hammons
Barkley L. Hendricks
Rashid Johnson
Glenn Ligon
Kalup Linzy
Kerry James Marshall
Rodney McMillian
Wangechi Mutu
William Pope.L
Gary Simmons
Xaviera Simmons
Lorna Simpson
Shinique Smith
Jeff Sonhouse
Henry Taylor
Hank Willis Thomas
Mickalene Thomas
Kara Walker
Carrie Mae Weems
Kehinde Wiley
Purvis Young

Cincinnati Art Museum Website

Cincinnati Art Museum
953 Eden Park Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Tel: (1) 513 721-ARTS (2787)

Danny Lyon, Tesca, Cartagena, Colombia, 1966Cibachrome, printed 2008. Image 25.7 × 25.7 cm (10 1/8 × 10 1/8 in.)Collection of the artist© Danny Lyon, courtesy Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York
Danny Lyon, Tesca, Cartagena, Colombia, 1966
Cibachrome, printed 2008. Image 25.7 × 25.7 cm (10 1/8 × 10 1/8 in.)
Collection of the artist
© Danny Lyon, courtesy Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York
Danny Lyon: Message to the Future
NEW YORK  •  Whitney Museum of American Art  •  17 June - 25 September 2016

Danny Lyon: Message to the Future is the first comprehensive retrospective of the career of Danny Lyon (b. 1942) to be presented in twenty-five years. The exhibition is organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and premieres at the Whitney before traveling to San Francisco.

The exhibition assembles approximately 175 photographs and related films and ephemera to highlight Lyon’s concern with social and political issues and the welfare of individuals considered by many to be on the margins of society. The presentation includes many objects that have seldom or never been exhibited before and offers a rare look at works from Lyon’s archives alongside important loans from major public and private collections in the United States.

Whitney Museum of American Art Website

Contact: Whitney Museum of American Art
99 Gansevoort Street
New York, NY 10014
Tel: (1) 212 570 36 00

Glenn Ligon: What We Said The Last Time
NEW YORK  •  Luhring Augustine  •  27 February - 2 April 2016

Luhring Augustine presents What We Said The Last Time, an exhibition of new work by Glenn Ligon, and Entanglements, a curatorial project by the artist. A companion exhibition entitled We Need To Wake Up Cause That’s What Time It Is opened at Luhring Augustine Bushwick on January 16th and remains on view through 17 April 2016. 

What We Said The Last Time features a suite of seventeen inkjet prints that document the paint-spattered pages of the artist’s well-worn copy of James Baldwin’s seminal 1953 essay “Stranger in the Village.” Written during a stay in a remote Swiss mountain hamlet, Baldwin’s text examines complex and urgent questions around blackness, culture, and history. Since 1996, Ligon has used the essay as the basis of his “Stranger” series, including prints, drawings, and dense paintings made with oil stick and often coal dust that oscillate between legibility and obscurity. While creating these canvases, Ligon kept pages of Baldwin’s essay on his studio table for reference, and over the years they became covered with random smudges of black paint, oil stains, and fingerprints. Intrigued by this accumulation of marks, Ligon transformed the book pages into a suite of large-scale prints, using the full text of the essay for the first time in his career. The resulting work is a palimpsest of accumulated personal histories that suggests Ligon’s long engagement with Baldwin’s essay, as well as a new strategy in his ongoing exploration of the interplay between language and abstraction.

Also on view is Entanglements, a curatorial project by Ligon that examines how artists use the studio as a base from which to engage momentous cultural shifts and political events in both direct and oblique ways.  Key to the exhibition is Bruce Nauman’s Violin Tuned D.E.A.D. (1968), a video that presents the artist repetitively playing a single note on a violin with his back to the camera. While discussions of Nauman’s video works from this period have focused on issues of performativity, endurance, and the body, Ligon was interested in how Nauman’s discordant note can be heard as a soundtrack to the war in Vietnam or the brutal violence faced by civil rights workers. While not directly commenting on these issues, the ominous soundscape of Violin Tuned D.E.A.D. nevertheless suggests Nauman’s engagement with that turbulent moment in American history and served as a point of departure for Ligon to consider other works in which the artist’s studio has acted as a conduit for contemporary events. Ligon’s selections posit new identities, conversations or modes of sociability as a response to pressing social and political issues.  Entanglements features artworks and ephemera by Felix Gonzalez-Torres, David Hammons, On Kawara, Glenn Ligon, Bruce Nauman, Adrian Piper, Bob Thompson, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, and Andy Warhol. 

Glenn Ligon lives and works in New York.

Luhring Augustine Website

Contact: Luhring Augustine
531 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10011
Tel: (1) 212 206 91 00

Copyright © Gordon Parks Foundation
Copyright © Gordon Parks Foundation
Invisible Man: Gordon Parks and Ralph Ellison In Harlem
CHICAGO  •  Art Institute of Chicago  •  21 May - 28 August 2016

The exhibition provides an in-depth look at two understudied collaborations, executed in 1948 and 1952, that aimed to bring to national consciousness the black experience in postwar America, with Harlem as its nerve center. Gordon Parks (1912-2006), a renowned photographer and filmmaker best known for his photo-essays for Life magazine, and Ralph Ellison (1913-1994), author of one of the most acclaimed novels of the 20th century, Invisible Man (1952), are both major figures in American Art and literature. The two friends, united by a shared vision of racial injustices and a belief in the communicative power of photography, sought to counter stereotypical representations of African American life that filled mainstream publications in their day.

Parks and Ellison first joined forces on the 1948 illustrated essay "Harlem Is Nowhere" for '48: The Magazine of the Year, which focused on Harlem's Lafargue Mental Hygiene Clinic as a means of highlighting the social and economic effects of racism and segregation. In 1952, shortly after the publication of Ellison's Invisible Man, they worked on a story for Life, "A Man Becomes Invisible," to introduce Ellison's novel. Through these projects, Parks and Ellison offered an alternative, meaningful representation of African American life in the hopes of reshaping attitudes about the root causes of racial inequality.

Invisible Man: Gordon Parks and Ralph Ellison In Harlem
features over 50 never-before-seen objects, including photographs, contact sheets, and manuscripts.

Art Institute of Chicago Website

Contact: Art Institute of Chicago
111 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60603-6404
Tel: (1) 312 443 36 00

<DIV class=attachment_image_caption><SPAN class="attachment_image full_caption"><SPAN class=title>Kerry James Marshall: <EM>Untitled (Painter)</EM>, 2009Acrylic on PVC; 44 5/8 x 43 1/8 x 3 7/8 in. (113.4 x 109.5 x 9.8 cm).Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, gift of Katherine S. Schamberg by exchange, 2009.15© 2009 Kerry James Marshall</SPAN> <SPAN class=photo_credit>Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago</SPAN></SPAN></DIV>
Kerry James Marshall: Untitled (Painter), 2009
Acrylic on PVC; 44 5/8 x 43 1/8 x 3 7/8 in. (113.4 x 109.5 x 9.8 cm).
Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, gift of Katherine S. Schamberg by exchange, 2009.15
© 2009 Kerry James Marshall

Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Kerry James Marshall: Mastry
CHICAGO  •  Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago  •  23 April - 25 September 2016

The MCA is honored to present a major museum survey of Kerry James Marshall (b. 1955), one of America’s greatest living artists. The exhibition focuses primarily on Marshall’s paintings made over the last 35 years, from his seminal inaugural statement Portrait of the Artist as a Shadow of His Former Self (1980) to his most recent explorations of African American history.

Born before the passage of the Civil Rights Act, in Birmingham, Alabama, and witness to the Watts riots in 1965, Marshall has long been an inspired and imaginative chronicler of the African American experience. Best known for his large-scale paintings featuring black figures, defiant assertions of blackness in a medium in which African Americans have long been “invisible men,” Marshall’s interrogation of art history covers a broad temporal swath stretching from the Renaissance to 20th-century American abstraction. He critically examines the Western canon through its most canonical forms: the historical tableau, landscape, and portraiture. His work also touches upon vernacular forms such as the muralist tradition and the comic book, as seen in his comics-inspired Rythm Mastr drawings (2000–present), in order to address and correct the “vacuum in the image bank”—in other words, to make the invisible visible.

Marshall studied in Los Angeles with acclaimed social realist painter Charles White and participated in the residency program at the Studio Museum in Harlem. He has received solo exhibitions throughout Europe and North America and his work has been included in such prestigious international exhibitions as the 1997 Whitney Biennial, the 2003 Venice Biennial, the 2009 Gwangju Biennial, two Documentas (1997 and 2007), and the 1999 Carnegie International. His paintings are in private collections and foundations as well as major public collections including the MCA’s.

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago Website

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
220 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

Tel: (1) 312 280 26 60

Peter Paul Rubens: <EM>Fortuna</EM>, 1636–38Oil on canvas71 3/4 x 39 5/8 in. (182.3 x 100.5 cm)Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid
Peter Paul Rubens: Fortuna, 1636–38
Oil on canvas
71 3/4 x 39 5/8 in. (182.3 x 100.5 cm)
Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid
Unveiling the Nude: The Story of Splendor, Myth, and Vision: Nudes from the Prado
WILLIAMSTOWN, MASSACHUSETTS  •  The Clark Art Institute  •  11 June - 10 October 2016

Splendor, Myth, and Vision, exclusively at the Clark, features twenty-eight Old Master paintings of the nude, twenty-four of which have never been on view in the United States. The exhibition examines the collecting of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century paintings of the nude at the Spanish court, explores the histories of these works and their display in the Spanish Royal Collections, and reconsiders the significant role of the nude in European art.

Housed today in the Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, these collections reflect the cultural sensibilities and sophisticated artistic tastes of the rulers who assembled them—principally Philip II (reigned 1556–98) and his grandson Philip IV (reigned 1621–65). In early modern Europe, the depiction of the nude in secular and sacred paintings appealed to collectors’ taste for the sensual, but such images could also carry didactic messages.

At the time the Spanish kings were collecting, however, the depiction of the nude and its display were considered sinful and contrary to the religious and moral values promoted by the Catholic Church and the Spanish Inquisition. In response, paintings of the nude were often displayed beyond the reach of the public in salas reservadas—private or reserved spaces within the palaces of royal and elite collectors, which were open only for a select audience. These spaces enabled royal collectors to indulge in an enthusiastic taste for paintings of the nude while publicly fulfilling their roles as upholders of a strict moral code and fervent defenders of the Catholic faith. The tension that arose between these opposing values demonstrates the ambiguity inherent in the collecting and display of the nude in early modern Spain. These tensions continued to exist into the early nineteenth century and culminated in the Prado’s own sala reservada (1827–38).

Included in this sensuous exhibition are major paintings by Titian, Peter Paul Rubens, Jacopo Tintoretto, Diego Velázquez, Jan Brueghel the Elder, Guercino, Nicolas Poussin, Luca Giordano, Guido Reni, Jusepe de Ribera, and others.

The Clark Art Institute Website

Contact: The Clark Art Institute
225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267
Tel: (1) 413 458 23 03

Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684–1721), <EM>The Portal of Valenciennes (La Porte de Valenciennes), </EM>ca. 1710–11Oil on canvas, 12 3/4 x 16 in. The Frick Collection.Purchased with funds from the bequest of Arthemise Redpath, 1991 (91.1.173)Photo&nbsp;Michael Bodycomb
Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684–1721), The Portal of Valenciennes (La Porte de Valenciennes), ca. 1710–11
Oil on canvas, 12 3/4 x 16 in. The Frick Collection.
Purchased with funds from the bequest of Arthemise Redpath, 1991 (91.1.173)
Photo Michael Bodycomb
Watteau’s Soldiers: Scenes of Military Life in Eighteenth-Century France
NEW YORK  •  Frick Collection  •  12 July - 2 October 2016

Most know Jean-Antoine Watteau as a painter of amorous aristocrats and melancholy actors, a dreamer of exquisite parklands and impossibly refined fêtes. Few artists would seem further removed from the misery of war. And yet, early in his short career, Watteau created a number of military scenes—about a dozen paintings  and some thirty drawings. For the most part, they were executed during the War of the Spanish Succession (1701–14), which saw Louis XIV battle almost the whole of Europe in a bid to place his grandson, Philip, Duke of Anjou, on the Spanish throne. However, neither the turmoil of battle nor the suffering that ensued seems to have held much interest for Watteau. Instead, he focused on the prosaic aspects of military life—marches, halts, and encampments. The resulting works show quiet moments between the fighting, outside the regimented discipline of drills and battle, when soldiers could rest and daydream, smoke pipes and play cards. Although these themes are indebted to seventeenth -century Dutch and Flemish genre scenes, Watteau’s drawings and paintings are set apart by their focus on the common soldier. More than his predecessors, Watteau offers an intimate vision of war, one in which the human element comes to the fore. His soldiers are endowed with an inner life, with subjectivity.

On display are four of Watteau’s seven surviving military paintings and twelve red chalk studies, several of which are directly related to the paintings on view. Also included are works by Watteau’s predecessors and followers. Together, they shed light on Watteau’s unusual working method, affording the
 opportunity to probe what made his vision so distinctive.

Published by The Frick Collection in association with D Giles Ltd., the book accompanying the exhibition features an essay by the curator, Aaron Wile,and a complete catalogue of all known Watteau works related to military subjects, as well as a bibliography and an index.

Frick Collection Website


Frick Collection
1 East 70th Street
New York, NY 1002


Tel: (1) 212 288 0700

Alma Thomas: <EM>Apollo 12 "Splash Down"</EM>, 1970Acrylic and graphite on canvas50 1/4 × 50 1/4 in.Courtesy Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY
Alma Thomas: Apollo 12 "Splash Down", 1970
Acrylic and graphite on canvas
50 1/4 × 50 1/4 in.
Courtesy Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY
Alma Thomas
NEW YORK  •  The Studio Museum of Harlem  •  14 July - 30 October 2016

Alma Thomas examines the evolution of an artist who created a highly personal style that expanded upon traditional Abstract Expressionist and Washington Color School practices through experimentations with abstraction, color, line and pattern. Thomas, who focused on her artistic career after retiring as a school teacher at the age of 69, chartered her own course as an African-American woman within Washington D.C.’s largely white and male mid-20th century artistic community. She often cited natural elements as inspiration, and her signature style reflects the influences of Henri Matisse, Josef Albers, and Wassily Kandinsky—featuring loosely painted yet meticulously constructed canvases, filled with lattice works of bright color creating patterns from negative space.

The exhibition features works from every period in her career, including rarely exhibited watercolors and early abstractions, as well as her signature canvases drawn from a variety of private and public collections.

The Studio Museum of Harlem Website

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

NEW YORK  •  The Museum of Modern Art  •  3 July - 2 October 2016
BRUCE CONNER: IT’S ALL TRUE is the first monographic museum exhibition in New York of the artist Bruce Conner, the first large survey of his work in 16 years, and the first comprehensive retrospective. The exhibition brings together over 250 objects in mediums including film and video, painting, assemblage, drawing, prints, photography, photograms, and performance.

An early practitioner of found-object assemblage and a pioneer of found-footage film, Conner was a singular member of both the underground film community and the flourishing San Francisco art world, achieving international standing early in his career. His work across a broad range of mediums touches pointedly on various themes of postwar American society, from the excesses of a burgeoning consumer culture to the dread of nuclear apocalypse.

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

Juan Muñoz: <EM>Thirteen Laughing at Each Other</EM>, 2001 Courtesy of Juan Muñoz Estate and Marian Goodman Gallery Photo by Cathy Carver.
Juan Muñoz: Thirteen Laughing at Each Other, 2001
Courtesy of Juan Muñoz Estate and Marian Goodman Gallery Photo by Cathy Carver.
Juan Muñoz: Thirteen Laughing at Each Other
CHICAGO  •  Art Institute of Chicago  •  1 April - 6 October 2016
A theatrical installation by Spanish sculptor Juan Muñoz (1953–2001) flips the experience of viewer and viewed. Many of Muñoz’s works unfold like stories in which the spectator is written into the drama. In the case of Thirteen Laughing at Each Other (2001), the viewer is thrust right into the center of the scene. By entering the installation space, one is surrounded by laughing figures seated on bleacher-like structures. From this vantage point, it quickly becomes clear that Muñoz is not merely granting the viewer unusual access to the artwork but also shifting the role of the observer to that of an unwitting subject, and potentially even an object of ridicule as the sculptural figures laugh hysterically—some toppling from their seats—at the spectacle in their midst. The work creates a tension and psychological depth that is at once unsettling and captivating. “I try to make the work engaging for the spectator,” said Muñoz. “And then unconsciously, but more interestingly, I try to make you aware that something is really wrong.”

Art Institute of Chicago Website

Contact: Art Institute of Chicago
111 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60603-6404
Tel: (1) 312 443 36 00

<P>Papo Colo: <EM>Superman 51</EM> (1977)Documentation of performanceCourtesy the artist</P>

Papo Colo: Superman 51 (1977)
Documentation of performance
Courtesy the artist

Papo Colo
LONG ISLAND CITY  •  MoMA PS1  •  22 May - 28 August 2016
MoMA PS1 revisits the seminal performance work of Puerto Rican artist Papo Colo, a pioneering figure in New York’s art scene since the 1970s.

The presentation at MoMA PS1 will coincide with The Cleaner, a new work the artist is performing in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood, and will culminate in a festival in Puerto Rico in January, 2017, with the aim of drawing attention to the island’s present economic crisis.

The MoMA PS1 presentation centers around Colo’s Superman 51 (1977), in which he drags a collection of fifty-one white pieces of wood behind him, tethered to his body with ropes, as he runs shirtless down an empty stretch of Manhattan’s West Side Highway until collapsing from exhaustion. Completed the year after the United States bi-centennial in 1976—also the year of MoMA PS1’s founding—it marks a historical juncture which saw the failure of Puerto Rico’s bid for statehood in the United States congress. Evoking the Greek myth of Sisyphus, the work conveys an explicitly political content: the fifty-one pieces of wood refer to the number of states in the existing American union plus Puerto Rico, which would have become the fifty-first. For Colo, the number fifty one also represents the decision-making power of a simple majority under democratic political systems.

Seven years later, Papo Colo performed Against the Current (1983) as part of the exhibition Inside Out, which saw the artist paddle a canoe upstream amidst the trash and debris of New York’s Bronx River, a small body of water that bisects the borough. An endurance-based performance, the work sought to highlight the river’s contamination by industrial pollutants. For Colo, the effort to fight against the natural movement of the water also functioned as a metaphor for the struggle of Puerto Ricans attempting to assert an economic and social identity in the context of Reagan-era politics. Documentary footage of this work and Superman 51 are included in Colo’s autobiographical film retrospective La Diferencia (1986), which is included in the show.

Papo Colo (b. 1946, Puerta de Tierra, Puerto Rico) is a performance artist, painter, writer, and curator who lives and works in New York City and the El Yunque rainforest in Puerto Rico. In 1982 he co-founded Exit Art with Jeanette Ingberman, which became one of New York’s most important alternate art spaces. Colo’s work has been exhibited at numerous venues, most recently as part of the exhibition Radical Presence, organized at the Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, and which traveled to the Walker Art Center, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, and the Studio Museum in Harlem (2013-2015).

MoMA PS1 Website

Contact: MoMA PS1
22-25 Jackson Avenue
Long Island City, NY
Tel: (1) 718 784 20 84

Vito Acconci: Where We Are Now (Who Are We Anyway?), 1976
LONG ISLAND CITY  •  MoMA PS1  •  19 June - 18 September 2016

The exhibition presents Acconci as he developed his radical and subversive explorations of the human condition, sexuality, voyeurism, identity and physicality up to the moment that MoMA PS1 was founded.

Drawing on documentary materials, photographs, and film and video footage, Vito Acconci: Where We Are Now (Who Are We Anyway?), 1976 traces Acconci’s early actions and performances, including Following Piece (1969), in which he followed passers-by on the street until they entered private spaces—Shadow-Play (1970), in which he shadowboxed with a bright light shining behind him while moving in front of a wall—Openings (1970), during which a camera focuses on Acconci’s stomach as he pulls out his body hair, the film ends when Acconci is hairless—Seedbed (1972), during which he audibly masturbated for eight hours a day under a temporary floor at the Sonnabend Gallery in New York while visitors walked overhead—The Red Tapes (1976), a three-part epic that merges video space with filmic space, evolving into complex amalgam of narrative strategies, photographic images, music and spoken language. The exhibition concludes with the reinstallation of Acconci’s Where We Are Now (Who Are we Anyway?). Acconci’s work is made up of a wooden plank surrounded by stools. The plank continues through an open window and becomes a diving board suspended over the traffic below. 

MoMA PS1 Website

Contact: MoMA PS1
22-25 Jackson Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101

Tel: (1) 718 784 20 84

Still from <EM>Un Ballo in Maschera</EM>, Yinka Shonibare MBE, 2004, High definition digital videoCourtesy of James Cohan Gallery.
Still from Un Ballo in Maschera, Yinka Shonibare MBE, 2004, High definition digital video
Courtesy of James Cohan Gallery.
Senses of Time: Video and Film-Based Works of Africa
LOS ANGELES  •  Los Angeles County Museum  •  20 December 2015 - 2 January 2017

Our hearts beat to the rhythms of biological time and continents drift in geological time, while we set our watches to the precision of Naval time. Time may be easy to measure, but it is challenging to understand. Five leading contemporary artists of Africa explore temporal strategies to convey how time is experienced—and produced—by the body. Bodies climb, dance, and dissolve in six works of video and film, or “time-based” art. Characters and the actions they depict repeat, resist, and reverse any expectation that time must move relentlessly forward.

Senses of Time invites viewers to consider tensions between personal and political time, ritual and technological time, bodily and mechanical time. Through pacing, sequencing, looping, layering, and mirroring, diverse perceptions of time are both embodied and expressed.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art Website

Contact: Los Angeles County Museum
5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Tel: (1) 323 857 60 10

<P>Alice Neel: <EM>James Hunter Black Draftee</EM>, 1965.Oil on canvasCOMMA Foundation, Belgium© The Estate of Alice Neel</P>

Alice Neel: James Hunter Black Draftee, 1965.
Oil on canvas
COMMA Foundation, Belgium
© The Estate of Alice Neel

Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible
NEW YORK  •  The Met Breuer  •  18 March - 4 September 2016
The exhibition examines the term “unfinished” across the visual arts in the broadest possible way; it includes works left incomplete by their makers, a result that often provides insight into the artists’ creative process, as well as works that engage a non finito—intentionally unfinished—aesthetic that embraces the unresolved and open-ended. Featured artists who explored such an aesthetic include some of history’s greatest practitioners, among them Titian, Rembrandt, Turner, and Cézanne, as well as modern and contemporary artists, including Janine Antoni, Lygia Clark, Jackson Pollock, and Robert Rauschenberg, who have taken the unfinished in entirely new directions, alternately blurring the distinction between making and un-making, extending the boundaries of art into both space and time, and recruiting viewers to complete the objects they had begun.

Metropolitan Museum of Art Website


The Met Breuer
Madison Avenue and 75th Street
New York, NY 



Tel: (1) 212 535 77 10

Events in Classical Music

Paul Jacobs, organ
NEW YORK  •  Paul Hall  •  14 September 2016

Liszt, Brahms, Julius Reubke

Paul Jacobs, organ

Julliard School of Music Faculty Recital Series

Detailed schedule information:
7:30 pm

Contact: Paul Hall
155 West 65th Street
New York, NY 
Tel: (1) 212 772 11 32

Chiara String Quartet
Chiara String Quartet
Chiara String Quartet
HIGHLAND PARK, ILLINOIS  •  Bennett Gordon Hall  •  7 - 8 September 2016
The Chiara String Quartet (Rebecca Fischer and Hyeyung Julie Yoon, violins; Jonah Sirota, viola; Gregory Beaver, cello) perform all six of Béla Bartók’s string quartets by heart, or from memory, a feat never attempted before, at the Ravinia Festival in Bennett Gordon Hall (201 St. Johns Ave.) on 7 September (Quartets Nos, 1, 3, and 5) and 8 September  (Quartets Nos. 2, 4, and 6) at 6pm. Bartók’s quartets highlight an incredible life in music, from his journey uncovering rare folk music of Europe and Northern Africa to his final exodus from Hungary to America on the eve of World War II.

The concerts follow shortly after the release of the Chiara’s Bartók by Heart, on Azica Records on 26 August 2016, which features all six string quartets, recorded entirely from memory.

Ravinia Festival 2016 Website

Detailed schedule information:
6:00 pm

Contact: Bennett Gordon Hall
201 St Johns Ave. |
Highland Park, IL
Tel: (1) 847.266.5100

Events in Dance

L.A. Dances
L.A. Dances
L.A. Dances
LOS ANGELES  •  Hollywood Bowl  •  8 September 2016

Adam Schoenberg: Bounce
Wohl: Replicate Part 2 (world premiere, LA Phil commission)
Salonen: Helix
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

Los Angeles Philharmonic
Ludovic Morlot, conductor


LA Dance Project

Hollywood Bowl Website

Detailed schedule information:
8:00 pm


Hollywood Bowl
2301 Highland Avene
Los Angeles, CA 90068

Tel: (1) 323 850 20 00

Events in Jazz

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA  •  Yoshi's Jazz Club and Japanese Restaurant  •  8 September 2016

Yoshi's Jazz Club and Japanese Restaurant Website

Detailed schedule information:
8:00 pm

Contact: Yoshi's Jazz Club and Japanese Restaurant
510 Embarcadero West
Oakland, CA 9460
Tel: (1) 510 238 92 00

The Taj Mahal Trio
NEW YORK  •  Blue Note  •  13 - 18 September 2016
The Taj Mahal Trio

Blue Note Website

Detailed schedule information:
8:00 pm, 10:30 pm

Contact: Blue Note
131 West 3rd St
NY, NY 10012
Tel: (1) 212 475 85 92

Events in Pop Culture and Cinema

Lin-Manuel Miranda in <EM>Hamilton</EM>
Lin-Manuel Miranda in Hamilton
Hamilton: By Lin-Manuel Miranda
NEW YORK  •  Richard Rodgers Theatre  •  6 August 2015 - 31 December 2016

Hamilton is a hip hop musical with music, lyrics, and book by Lin-Manuel Miranda. The show was inspired by the 2004 biography Alexander Hamilton by historian Ron Chernow.

Directed by Thomas Kail

The cast features Lin-Manuel Miranda (Alexnder Hamilton), Leslie Odom Jr. (Aaron Burr), Drama Desk Award winner Renée Elise Goldsberry (Angelica Schuyler), Phillipa Soo (Eliza Hamilton), Jonathan Groff (King George), Daveed Diggs (Marquis De Lafayette, Thomas Jefferson), Christopher Jackson (George Washington), Anthony Ramos (John Laurens, Phillip Hamilton), Okieriete Onaodowan (Hercules Mulligan, James Madison), and Jasmine Cephas Jones (Peggy Shuyler, Maria Reynolds).

Hamilton on Broadway Website

Contact: Richard Rodgers Theatre
226 W 46th St
New York, NY 10036
Tel: (1) 212 247 78 00

The TitanosaurAmerican Museum of Natural History
The Titanosaur
American Museum of Natural History
The Titanosaur
NEW YORK  •  American Museum of Natural History  •  15 January 2016 - 1 January 2017

The Titanosaur

In January 2016, the Museum added another must-see exhibit to its world-famous fossil halls: a cast of a 122-foot-long dinosaur. This species is so new that it has not yet been formally named by the paleontologists who discovered it.

Paleontologists suggest this dinosaur, a giant herbivore that belongs to a group known as titanosaurs, weighed in at around 70 tons. The species lived in the forests of today’s Patagonia about 100 to 95 million years ago, during the Late Cretaceous period, and is one of the largest dinosaurs ever discovered. 

The remains were excavated in the Patagonian desert region of Argentina by a team from the Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio led by José Luis Carballido and Diego Pol, who received his Ph.D. degree in a joint program between Columbia University and the American Museum of Natural History. One of the 8-foot femurs, or thigh bones, found at the site is among five original fossils on temporary view with The Titanosaur.

American Museum of Natural History Website

Contact: American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024-5192
Tel: (1) 212 769 51 00

<EM>I Approve This Message: Decoding Political Ads</EM>Toledo Museum of Art
I Approve This Message: Decoding Political Ads
Toledo Museum of Art
I Approve This Message: Decoding Political Ads
TOLEDO, OHIO  •  Toledo Museum of Art  •  14 July - 8 November 2016
Using video, graphics and multimedia, this nonpartisan interactive exhibition examines how emotional triggers in political ads impact rational thinking and sway votes. Divided into theaters, the displays of advertising focus on emotions such as fear, anger, pride and hope, as well as how appeals different constituencies have changed over time.

Approximately 75 ads dating from 1952, when the first national presidential TV commercial was broadcast, through 2012 are decoded. They include such classics as the Lyndon B. Johnson 1964 “Daisy Girl” TV spot which begins gently with a little girl pulling petals from a flower and ends with nuclear annihilation, and the 1984 Ronald Reagan commercial many call “It’s Morning in America.”

A Mood Room offers visitors an immersive multisensory experience designed to demonstrate how images and sounds stir emotion. Another section contains the Change Theater and an interactive zone of hands-on opportunities.

I Approve This Message: Decoding Political Ads Website

Contact: Toledo Museum of Art
2445 Monroe Street
Toledo, Ohio
Tel: (1) 419 255 80 00

International Spy MuseumWashington, D.C.
International Spy Museum
Washington, D.C.
International Spy Museum
WASHINGTON, D.C.  •  Ongoing
The International Spy Museum is the first public museum in the United States solely dedicated to espionage. It features the largest collection of international espionage artifacts ever placed on public display. Many of these objects seen for the first time outside of the intelligence community illustrate the work of famous spies and pivotal espionage actions as well as help bring to life the strategies and techniques of the men and women behind some of the most secretive espionage missions in world history.

International Spy Museum Web Site

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Contact: International Spy Museum
800 F St NW
Washington, DC 20004

Tel: (1) 202 393 77 98

Jon B
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA  •  Yoshi's Jazz Club and Japanese Restaurant  •  10 September 2014 - 11 September 2016
Soul artist Jon B

Yoshi's Jazz Club and Japanese Restaurant Website

Detailed schedule information:
7:30 pm, 9:30 pm

Contact: Yoshi's Jazz Club and Japanese Restaurant
510 Embarcadero West
Oakland, CA 9460
Tel: (1) 510 238 92 00

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