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Events in Art and Archaeology

Opening of Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA  •  Bechtler Museum of Modern Art,  •  2 January 2010 - 2 January 2015
 
The museum is named after the family of Andreas Bechtler, a Charlotte resident and native of Switzerland who inherited and assembled a collection of more than 1,400 artworks created by major figures of 20th-century modernism. He donated the collection to the public trust. The Bechtler collection reflects most of the important art movements and schools from the 20th century with a deep holding of the School of Paris.

The collection comprises artworks by seminal figures such as Alberto Giacometti, Joan Miro, Jean Tinguely, Max Ernst, Andy Warhol, Alexander Calder, Le Corbusier, Sol LeWitt, Edgar Degas, Nicolas de Stael, Barbara Hepworth and Picasso.

The 35,600-square-foot Bechtler museum building was designed by the Swiss architect  Mario Botta.



Bechtler Museum of Modern Art


Please click here for a Culturekiosque article on the opening of the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Contact: Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
420 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, North Carolina
Tel: (1) 704 353 92 00

<P>Archibald Motley: Hot Rhythm, 1961, Photo courtesy of Duke University’s Nasher Museum of Art</P> • <P><A href="http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/02/01/3580422/archibald-motley-shows-chicago.html#storylink=cpy"></A>&nbsp;</P>

Archibald Motley: Hot Rhythm, 1961,
Photo courtesy of Duke University’s Nasher Museum of Art

 

Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist
LOS ANGELES  •  Los Angeles County Museum of Art  •  19 October 2014 - 1 February 2015
 
Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist presents a full-scale survey of one the most important artists of the Harlem Renaissance, featuring the painter's visual examination of African American culture during the Jazz Age. The exhibition covers Motley's entire career, including periods in Chicago, Paris, and Mexico. Motley received his formal training at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and went on to create strong and somewhat solemn portraits of his community, as well as vividly hued, lively scenes of crowded dancehalls that reflect the colorful spirit of the Harlem Renaissance. The exhibition features a number of paintings depicting the black communities of Chicago and Paris just before and after the Great Depression, and concludes with introspective moments of quotidian life in Mexico, made during the artist's travels during the 1950s.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art Website


Contact: Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Tel: (1) 323 857 60 00

Tengu t&#333;sei gusoku armorKiyotoshi,&nbsp; Munekiyo, Ry&#363;suiken, JapanLate Edo period, 1854© The Ann &amp; Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum, DallasPhotography: Brad Flowers
Tengu tōsei gusoku armor
Kiyotoshi,  Munekiyo, Ryūsuiken, Japan
Late Edo period, 1854
© The Ann & Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum, Dallas
Photography: Brad Flowers
Art of Armor: Samurai Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection
LOS ANGELES  •  Los Angeles County Museum of Art  •  9 November 2014 - 22 March 2015
 
The Samurai Collection of Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller, one of the finest and most comprehensive collections in the world, presents a treasure trove of battle gear made for high-ranking warriors and daimyo (provincial governors) of the 14th through 19th centuries. The exhibition illustrates the evolution of samurai equipment through the centuries, featuring more than 140 objects of warrior regalia, with full suits of armor, helmets and face guards, weapons, horse trappings, and other battle gear.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art Website


Contact: Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Tel: (1) 323 857 60 00

Syrian-style openwork plaque with a striding sphinx, ca. 9th–8th century B.C. Neo-Assyrian period. Mesopotamia, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu). IvoryThe Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Rogers Fund, 1964 (64.37.1)
Syrian-style openwork plaque with a striding sphinx, ca. 9th–8th century B.C. Neo-Assyrian period.
Mesopotamia, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu). Ivory
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Rogers Fund, 1964 (64.37.1)
Assyria to Iberia at the Dawn of the Classical Age
NEW YORK  •  Metropolitan Museum of Art  •  22 September 2014 - 4 January 2015
 

At its height in the eighth to seventh century b.c., the Assyrian Empire was the dominant power of the ancient Near East and the largest empire the world had yet seen, reaching from Assyria (present-day northern Iraq) to the Mediterranean. As Assyria expanded, the Phoenician city-states of the Levant—precariously located along the edge of Assyrian territory—were compelled to expand and strengthen their maritime trade networks to the west. The mercantile connections they established along the northern coast of Africa and the southern coast of Europe to the Strait of Gibraltar and beyond, to the Atlantic, became conduits for raw materials, luxury goods, images, and ideas between the Near East and the Mediterranean.

This landmark exhibition traces—through some 260 works of art on loan from major collections in Western Europe, the Caucasus, the Middle East, North Africa, and the United States—the deep roots of interaction between the ancient Near East and the lands along the shores of the Mediterranean and their impact on the artistic traditions that developed in the region. Parallels are also drawn between works in the exhibition and those in the Metropolitan Museum's permanent collection of ancient Near Eastern art.



Metropolitan Museum of Art Website


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

Jeremy Okai Davis: <EM>Makes the Man</EM>, 2012Acrylic on canvas40 × 40 in.Courtesy the artistPhoto courtesy of The Studio Museum in Harlem
Jeremy Okai Davis: Makes the Man, 2012
Acrylic on canvas
40 × 40 in.
Courtesy the artist
Photo courtesy of The Studio Museum in Harlem
Ebony, Jet and Contemporary Art: Speaking of People
NEW YORK  •  The Studio Museum in Harlem  •  13 November 2014 - 8 March 2015
 
Speaking of People: Ebony, Jet and Contemporary Art explores the ways contemporary artists use Ebony and Jet as a resource and as inspiration in their practices. Published by Johnson Publishing Company for over sixty years, both magazines are cultural touchstones for many African Americans and often represent a commonality between people of diverse backgrounds. Considering Ebony and Jet from a variety of perspectives—as journalistic material and important documenters of black life, as metaphor for African-American culture and as theoretical spaces for black thought and exchange—the exhibition examines the magazines’ material and cultural legacy as artists perceive them.

The Studio Museum in Harlem


Contact:

The Studio Museum in Harlem
144 West 125th Street
New York, NY 10027


 


Tel: (1) 212 864 45 00

Paul Cézanne<EM>: Madame Cézanne in a Red Armchair (Madame Cézanne in a Striped Dress</EM>) (detail), ca. 1877Oil on canvasMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston, Bequest of Robert Treat Paine, 2nd
Paul Cézanne: Madame Cézanne in a Red Armchair (Madame Cézanne in a Striped Dress) (detail), ca. 1877
Oil on canvas
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Bequest of Robert Treat Paine, 2nd
Madame Cézanne
NEW YORK  •  Metropolitan Museum of Art  •  19 November 2014 - 15 March 2015
 
This exhibition of paintings, drawings, and watercolors by Paul Cézanne (French, 1839–1906) traces his lifelong attachment to Hortense Fiquet (French, 1850–1922), his wife, the mother of his only son, and his most painted model. Featuring twenty-four of the artist's twenty-nine known portraits of Hortense, including Madame Cézanne in the Conservatory (1891) and Madame Cézanne in a Red Dress (1888–90), both from the Metropolitan Museum's collection, the exhibition explores the profound impact she had on Cézanne's portrait practice.

Metropolitan Museum of Art Website


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

Neo rauch: <EM>Skulpteurin</EM>, 2014Oil on canvas110 1/2 x 83 inches (280.7 x 210.8 cm)RAUNE0289Photo courtesy of David Zwirner
Neo rauch: Skulpteurin, 2014
Oil on canvas
110 1/2 x 83 inches (280.7 x 210.8 cm)
RAUNE0289
Photo courtesy of David Zwirner
Neo Rauch: At the Well
NEW YORK  •  David Zwirner  •  6 November - 20 December 2014
 

Neo Rauch's paintings are characterized by a unique combination of realism and surrealist abstraction. In many of his compositions, human figures engaged in indeterminable tasks work against backdrops of mundane architecture, industrial settings, or bizarre and often barren landscapes. These figures, though squarely centered in his paintings, often have the appearance of being part of still lifes. Scale is frequently arbitrary and non-perspectival, and differences between the characters seem to allude to different time zones or planes of existence.

In the present show, the Leipzig-born (1960) Rauch continues this collage-like approach to his paintings. In Heillichtung, which measures three meters tall and five meters wide, a rectangular “insert” shows a complementary scene which is visually distinct from the main composition. A man lies on a stretcher while several people gather around him. A satellite-like dish in the background could indicate a telepathic link between the primary subject and the added scene, and abstract biomorphic shapes add to a sense of mysterious mutability. Hüter der Nacht similarly shows a man lying down, this time in a bed while a woman tends to his needs with claw-like gloves and a uniformed male figure pauses at an entrance with a broom. The English translation of the title means “Guardian of the Night” and the sweeper, in this light, seems to become a symbolic stand-in for removing the contents of the day before the dawn of the next.

The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated publication by David Zwirner Books.



David Zwirner Website


Contact:

David Zwirner
533 West 19th Street
New York, NY 10011


Tel: (1) 212 727 20 70

<P>Pierre Huyghe: <EM>Untitled (Human Mask),</EM>&nbsp;2011-2012Alive entities and inanimate things, made and not madeCourtesy the artist; Marian Goodman Gallery, New York; Esther Schipper, Berlin.Commissioned and produced by dOCUMENTA (13) with the support of Colección CIAC AC, Mexico; Fondation Louis Vuitton pour la création, Paris; Ishikawa Collection, Okayama, Japan.© Pierre Huyghe</P>

Pierre Huyghe: Untitled (Human Mask), 2011-2012
Alive entities and inanimate things, made and not made
Courtesy the artist; Marian Goodman Gallery, New York; Esther Schipper, Berlin.
Commissioned and produced by dOCUMENTA (13) with the support of Colección CIAC AC, Mexico; Fondation Louis Vuitton pour la création, Paris; Ishikawa Collection, Okayama, Japan.
© Pierre Huyghe

Pierre Huyghe
LOS ANGELES  •  Los Angeles County Museum of Art  •  23 November 2014 - 22 February 2015
 
This exhibition marks the first major retrospective of the work of Pierre Huyghe (b. 1962, Paris). Huyghe creates films, installations, and events that blur fact and fiction, reinvent rituals of social engagement, and use the exhibition model as a site for playful experimentation. Organized thematically, the exhibition covers more than two decades of Huyghe's career, with a focus on cinema as both model and matrix. By filming staged scenarios, Huyghe probes the capacity of art to distort and ultimately shape reality through methods that are filmic, spatial, or social.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art Website


Contact: Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Tel: (1) 323 857 60 00

Beyond the Supersquare
BRONX, NEW YORK  •  ronx Museum of the Arts  •  1 May 2014 - 11 January 2015
 
 
Beyond the Supersquare explores the indelible influence of Latin American and Caribbean modernist architecture on contemporary art. Co-organized by Holly Block and María Inés Rodríguez, Beyond the Supersquare examines the complicated legacies of modernism through architecture and thought—as embodied by the political, economic, environmental, and social challenges faced by countries throughout Latin America—through the unique perspective of 30 artists working today.

Bronx Museum of the Arts Website


Contact: Bronx Museum of the Arts
1040 Grand Concourse at 165th Street
Bronx, New York 10456
Tel: (1) 718 681 60 00

Larry Sultan: Here and Home
LOS ANGELES  •  Los Angeles County Museum of Art  •  9 November 2014 - 22 March 2015
 
 
Larry Sultan: Here and Home is the first retrospective of California photographer Larry Sultan (1946–2009). The exhibition includes more than 200 photographs ranging from Sultan's conceptual and collaborative works of the 1970s to his solo works in the decades following. Sultan never stopped challenging the conventions of photographic documentation, exploring themes of family, home, and façade throughout his career.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art Website


Contact: Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Tel: (1) 323 857 60 00

Roman in the Provinces: Art on the Periphery of Empire
NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT  •  Yale University Art Gallery  •  22 August 2014 - 4 January 2015
 
 

The Roman Empire was vast and diverse, but the inhabitants of even its most far-flung provinces—Britain, Gaul, Turkey, Syria, Egypt, and Tunisia— were all, to some degree, “Roman.” Roman in the Provinces: Art on the Periphery of Empire examines the interaction between local traditions and Roman imperial culture through works of art and artifacts reflecting daily life, politics, technology, and religion. The juxtaposition of mosaics, ceramics, sculpture, glass, textiles, coins, and jewelry presents a rich image of life in the Roman provinces. The exhibition features more than 150 objects from across the empire, including works from Yale University’s excavations at Gerasa and Dura-Europos, many of which have rarely or never before been on view. The objects on display in the exhibition reveal the multitude of ethnicities, religions, and cultures found within the broad expanse of the Roman Empire. They demonstrate how many groups of people within Rome’s provinces sought to maintain their own local traditions and individuality while also representing themselves as Roman, especially in public contexts and in the sight of the emperor.



Yale University Art Gallery Website


Contact: Yale University Art Gallery
1111 Chapel Street
New Haven, Conn
Tel: (1) 203 432 06 00

Wynn Bullock: Revelations
ATLANTA, GEORGIA  •  High Museum of Art  •  14 June 2014 - 18 January 2015
 
 
This retrospective features the work by American photographer Wynn Bullock (1902-1975), one of the most significant photographers of the mid-20th century. Bullock worked in the American modernist tradition alongside Edward Weston, Harry Callahan and Ansel Adams. More than 100 black-and-white and color works by Bullock are brought together for the exhibition, which coincides with a major gift to the High from the Bullock Estate of a large collection of vintage photographs.

High Museum of Art Website


Contact: High Museum of Art
1280 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30309
Tel: (1) 404 733 44 00

<P>Yasumasa Morimura: <EM>Las Meninas Renacen de Noche IV</EM>: Peering at the secret scene behind the artist, 2013Chromogenic print, 58 1/4 x 65 3/4 inches (148 x 167 cm)</P>

Yasumasa Morimura: Las Meninas Renacen de Noche IV: Peering at the secret scene behind the artist, 2013
Chromogenic print, 58 1/4 x 65 3/4 inches (148 x 167 cm)

Yasumasa Morimura: Las Meninas Renacen de Noche
NEW YORK  •  Luhring Augustine  •  13 December 2014 - 24 January 2015
 
 

Luhring Augustine presents Las Meninas Renacen de Noche (Las Meninas Reborn in the Night), a recent body of photographs by Yasumasa Morimura. In these self-portraits, the artist reimagines Diego Velázquez’s 1656 Las Meninas by assuming the role of each character in the renowned work. Morimura photographed Velázquez’s painting in situ at the Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid, using the museum as a stage for his study.

Yasumasa Morimura was born in 1951 in Osaka, Japan, where he currently lives and works.



Luhring Augustine Website


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

Events in Classical Music

Handel: Messiah
NEW YORK  •  Avery Fisher Hall  •  16 - 20 December 2014
 

Handel: Messiah

New York Philharmonic
Gary Thor Wedow, conductor

Camilla Tilling, soprano
Iestyn Davies, countertenor
Michael Slattery, tenor
James Westman, baritone
Connor Tsui, boy soprano (Member of the Metropolitan Opera Children's Chorus)
Westminster Symphonic Choir
Joe Miller, director



New York Philharmonic Website



Detailed schedule information:
7:30 pm 

Contact: Avery Fisher Hall
Broadway and West 65th Street
New York, NY
Tel: (1) 212 875 56 5

Daniil Trifonov
Daniil Trifonov
New York Philharmonic : Daniil Trifonov, piano
NEW YORK  •  Avery Fisher Hall  •  30 December 2014 - 6 January 2015
 

Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio espagnol
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 1
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6, Pathétique

New York Philharmonic
Juanjo Mena, conductor
Daniil Trifonov, piano



New York Philharmonic Website



Detailed schedule information:
7:30 pm; 8:00 pm

Contact: Avery Fisher Hall
Broadway and West 65th Street
New York, NY
Tel: (1) 212 875 56 56

Angela Meade, Nicholas Pallesen, Danielle Orlando
NEW YORK  •  The Morgan Library & Museum  •  11 January 2015
 
 

George London Foundation Recital Series

This annual series of recitals presents pairs of stellar opera singers, many of whom were winners of a George London prize early in their careers, or recent George London Award recipients. Reception with the artists follows each recital.

Angela Meade, soprano
Nicholas Pallesen, baritone
Danielle Orlando, piano



The Morgan Library & Museum website



Detailed schedule information:
4:30 pm

Contact: The Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Avenue, at 36th Street
New York, NY 10016-3405
Tel: (1) 212.685.00 08

Events in Jazz

Christian McBride Trio
SAN FRANCISCO  •  The Addition  •  27 - 28 December 2014
 
From Philadelphia, McBride has become the most acclaimed acoustic and electric bassist to emerge from the jazz world in the 1990s. His CDs on Verve as a leader and the literally hundreds of albums he has performed on showcase his funky style and big tone. His ever-expanding pop, R&B and fusion palette takes him around the world anchoring some of the best jazz groups today. He has performed with numerous artists including Joshua Redman, Sting, Chick Corea, The Roots, Diana Krall, D'Angelo, Betty Carter, McCoy Tyner, Roy Hargrove and Wynton Marsalis.

McBride hit the airwaves with a radio show, "Conversations with Christian" on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio.

The Addition Website


Click here for a Culturekiosque Interview with Christian McBride.


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

Contact: The Addition
1330 Fillmore St.
San Francisco, CA 94115
Tel: (1) 415 655 56 00

Amel Larrieux
Amel Larrieux
Amel Larrieux
NEW YORK  •  City Winery  •  26 December 2014
 
Amel Larrieux

City Winery Website



Detailed schedule information:
8:00 pm

Contact: City Winery
155 Varick Street
New York, NY
Tel: (1) 212 608 05 55

Allen Toussaint Trio: A New Orleans Christmas
NEW YORK  •  City Winery  •  23 December 2014
 
 

Allen Toussaint Trio

A New Orleans Christmas



City Winery Website



Detailed schedule information:
8:00 pm

Contact:

City Winery
155 Varick Street
New York, NY

 

 


Tel: (1) 212 608 05 55

Brian McKnight Trio
SAN FRANCISCO  •  The Addition  •  18 - 20 December 2014
 
 
Brian McKnight Trio

The Addition Website



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

Contact: The Addition
1330 Fillmore St.
San Francisco, CA 94115
Tel: (1) 415 655 56 00

NYC Jazz Quartet: Rob Derke
NEW YORK  •  The Iridium  •  23 December 2014
 
 
NYC Jazz Quartet

Rob Derke


Detailed schedule information:
9:00 pm

Contact: The Iridium
1650 Broadway, NYC
(between 50th and 51st Street)
New York, NY
Tel: (1) 212 582 21 21

Events in Opera

La Bohème : By Giacomo Puccini
NEW YORK  •  Metropolitan Opera  •  10 December 2014 - 24 January 2015
 
 

Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924): La Bohème
Opera in four scenes (1896)
Giacamo Puccini (1858-1924)
Libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica
The novel bt Henri Murger "Scènes de la vie bohème"
Performed in Italian with Met titles in English, Spanish, Italian and German 

Production: Franco Zeffirelli
Set Designer: Franco Zeffirelli
Costume Designer: Peter J. Hall
Lighting Designer: Gil Wechsler

Riccardo Frizza, conductor


Cast

Mimì: Angela Gheorghiu
Musetta: Susanna Phillips
Rodolfo: Michael Fabiano
Marcello: David Bizic
Schaunard: Alessio Arduini
Colline: Matthew Rose
Benoit/Alcindoro: John Del Carlo



Metropolitan Opera Website



Detailed schedule information:
7:30 pm

Contact: Metropolitan Opera
Lincoln Center
New York, New York  10023
Tel: (1) 212 362 60 00

Events in Pop Culture and Cinema

Channing Tatum in <EM>Foxcatcher</EM>
Channing Tatum in Foxcatcher
Foxcatcher
LOS ANGELES  •  NoHo 7  •  16 - 31 January 2015
 

Foxcatcher
Director: Bennett Miller

Cast: Anthony Michael Hall, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Sienna Miller, Steve Carell, Vanessa Redgrave

Foxcather is a psychological drama directed by Academy Award nominee Bennett Miller (Moneyball) and starring Golden Globe winner Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Academy Award nominee Mark Ruffalo, Academy Award winner Vanessa Redgrave and Sienna Miller. The film was written by E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman. Foxcatcher tells the story of Olympic Gold Medal-winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Tatum), who sees a way out from the shadow of his more celebrated wrestling brother Dave (Ruffalo) and a life of poverty when he is summoned by eccentric multi-millionaire John du Pont (Carell) to move onto his estate and train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Desperate to gain the respect of his disapproving mother, du Pont begins "coaching" a world-class athletic team and, in the process, lures Mark into dangerous habits, breaks his confidence and drives him into a self-destructive spiral. Based on actual events, Foxcatcher is a gripping and profoundly American story of fragile men who pinned their hopes for love and redemption on a desperate obsession for greatness that was to end in tragedy.



NoHo 7 Website


Contact: NoHo 7
5240 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 9160
Tel: (1) 310 478 38 36

Joanne Shenandoah (Oneida) From the Haudenosaunee Nation of central New York State, Shenandoah blends Iroquois songs with traditional and western instruments. A leader in the genre of contemporary Native music, her music addresses everything from Native American struggles and issues, to love, relationships, and the environment. Photo by James MahshiePhoto courtesy of National Museum of the American Indian
Joanne Shenandoah (Oneida)
From the Haudenosaunee Nation of central New York State, Shenandoah blends Iroquois songs with traditional and western instruments. A leader in the genre of contemporary Native music, her music addresses everything from Native American struggles and issues, to love, relationships, and the environment.
Photo by James Mahshie
Photo courtesy of National Museum of the American Indian
Our Lives: Contemporary Life and Identities
WASHINGTON, D.C.  •  National Museum of the American Indian  •  21 September 2004 - 1 January 2015
 
Our Lives reveals how residents of eight Native communities—the Campo Band of Kumeyaay Indians (California, USA), the urban Indian community of Chicago (Illinois, USA), Yakama Nation (Washington State, USA), Igloolik (Nunavut, Canada), Kahnawake (Quebec, Canada), Saint-Laurent Metis (Manitoba, Canada), Kalinago (Carib Territory, Dominica), and the Pamunkey Tribe (Virginia, USA)—live in the 21st century. Through their stories, visitors learn about the deliberate and often difficult choices indigenous people make in order to survive economically, save their languages from extinction, preserve their cultural integrity, and keep their traditional arts alive.

The main section of Our Lives centers on various layers of identity. For Native people, identity—who you are, how you dress, what you think, where you fit in, and how you see yourself in the world—has been shaped by language, place, community membership, social and political consciousness, and customs and beliefs.

National Museum of the American Indian Web Site


Contact: Tel: (1) 202 633 10 00

PterosaurPhoto: Don Emmert
Pterosaur
Photo: Don Emmert
Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs
NEW YORK  •  American Museum of Natural History  •  5 April 2014 - 4 January 2015
 

Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs, a new exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History explores the world of these extraordinary flying reptiles, the first back-boned animals to evolve powered flight. As long as dinosaurs walked the Earth, pterosaurs—ranging from the size of a sparrow to that of a small airplane—ruled the skies until they went extinct 66 million years ago.

The largest exhibition ever presented in the United States about these animals, Pterosaurs highlights the latest research by Museum scientists and leading paleontologists around the world. It also features rare pterosaur fossils from Germany, the United States, and Brazil as well as casts, life-size models, videos, and interactive exhibits that immerse visitors in the mechanics of pterosaur flight.

The exhibition is overseen by Curator Mark Norell, chair of the Division of Paleontology, who conducts pterosaur research in Romania, China, and Mongolia, with Co-curator Alexander Kellner, a Museum research associate and paleontologist at the Museu Nacional in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.



American Museum of Natural History Website


Contact: American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY
Tel: (1) 212-769 58 00

Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing in <EM>The Imitation Game</EM>
Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing
in The Imitation Game
The Imitation Game
NEW YORK  •  Angelika Film Center & Cafe  •  14 - 24 December 2014
 

The Imitation Game
Directed by Morten Tyldum
Written by Graham Moore, Andrew Hodges

Cast

Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightly, Matthew Goode

Benedict Cumberbatch and Oscar winner Keira Knightly star in the thrilling true story of Alan Turing, the genius British mathematician, logician, cryptologist, and computer scientist who led the charge to crack the German Enigma Code that helped the Allies win WWII. Turing went on to assist with the development of the some of the earliest computers at the University of Manchester after the war, but was prosecuted by the UK government in 1952 for homosexual acts which the country deemed illegal. Cumberbatch plays the brilliant cryptologist in Norwegian filmmaker Morten Tyldum’s (Headhunters) English-language debut.



Angelika Film Center & Cafe Website


Contact: Angelika Film Center & Cafe
18 W. Houston St. @ Mercer St.
New York, NY 10012

Tel: ((1) 212 995 25 70

<P>Eddie Redmayne as astrophysicist Stephen Hawkingin <EM>The Theory of Everything</EM></P> • <P>&nbsp;</P>

Eddie Redmayne as astrophysicist Stephen Hawking
in The Theory of Everything

 

The Theory of Everything
LOS ANGELES  •  NoHo 7  •  12 - 23 December 2014
 

The Theory of Everything
Director: James Marsh

Cast: Adam Godley, Charlie Cox, David Thewlis, Eddie Redmayne, Emily Watson, Felicity Jones

Starring Eddie Redmayne (Les Misérables) and Felicity Jones (The Amazing Spider-Man 2), this is the extraordinary story of one of the world's greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde. Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he now has precious little of - time. Together, they defy impossible odds, breaking new ground in medicine and science, and achieving more than they could ever have dreamed. The film is based on the memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen, by Jane Hawking, and is directed by Academy Award winner James Marsh (Man on Wire).



NoHo 7 Website


Contact: NoHo 7
5240 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 9160
Tel: (1) 310 478 38 36

Chris Rock in <EM>Top Five</EM>
Chris Rock in Top Five
Top Five
SAN FRANCISCO  •  Shattuck Cinema  •  5 - 30 December 2014
 

Top Five
Directed by Chris Rock

Cast

Chris Rock, Rosario Dawson, Kevin Hart, Tracy Morgan, Cedric the Entertainer, J.B. Smoove, Sherri Shepherd, Anders Holm, Romany Malco, Leslie Jones, Michael Che, Jay Pharoah

Top Five tells the story of New York City comedian-turned-film star Andre Allen (writer/director/star Chris Rock), whose unexpected encounter with a journalist (Rosario Dawson) forces him to confront the comedy career—and the past—that he's left behind. Pulsing with the rhythm of his greatest stand-up, Rock's Top Five takes things to the next level, reveling in the high and the low, and blending a star-studded comedic romp with an irresistible romance. Top Five digs under the surface of show business, politics, rap and the exigencies of being black and famous today—holding it all up to the light in the way only Chris Rock can. It's an original and radically new kind of American movie. Also starring Kevin Hart, Tracy Morgan and Cedric the Entertainer.



San Francisco East Bay Website


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Shattuck  Cinema
2230 Shattuck Avenue
one block from UC Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, 94704


Tel: (1) 510 644 29 92

Bryan Cranston as Lyndon B. Johnsonin <EM>All the Way</EM> &nbsp;
Bryan Cranston as Lyndon B. Johnson
in All the Way  
All the Way: By Robert Schenkkan
NEW YORK  •  Neil Simon Theatre  •  6 March - 30 December 2014
 
 

Robert Schenkkan: All the Way
Drected by Bill Rauch

All the Way is a new play about a pivotal moment in American history. This drama takes audiences behind the doors of the Oval Office and inside the first years of Lyndon B. Johnson's (Bryan Cranston) presidency, and his fight to pass a landmark civil rights bill. The play stars Bryan Cranston as LBJ, Michael McKean as J. Edgar Hoover, and Brandon J. Dirden as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Other cast members:

 Susannah Schulman (Lurleen Wallace), J. Bernard Calloway (Ralph Abernathy), James Eckhouse (Robert McNamara), Michael McKean (J. Edgar Hoover), Steve Vinovich (Rep. Emanuel Celler), Peter Jay Fernandez (Roy Wilkins), Ethan Phillips (Stanley Levison), Bill Timoney (Senator Karl Mundt), Betsy Aidem (Lady Bird Johnson), Christopher Gurr (Senator Strom Thurmond), Roslyn Ruff (Coretta Scott King), Eric Lenox Abrams (Bob Moses), Richard Poe (Senator Everett Dirksen), John McMartin (Senator Richard Russell); (seated from left) Robert Petkoff (Senator Hubert Humphrey), Christopher Liam Moore (Walter Jenkins), playwright Robert Schenkkan, Bryan Cranston (LBJ), director Bill Rauch, Brandon J. Dirden (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.), and William Jackson Harper (Stokely Carmichael).



Neil Simon Theatre Website


Contact: Neil Simon Theatre
250 W 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019
Tel: (1) 212 757 86 46

Jake Gyllenhaal and Ruth Wilson in<EM>Constellations</EM>
Jake Gyllenhaal and Ruth Wilson in
Constellations
Constellations: by Nick Payne
NEW YORK  •  Samuel J. Friedman Theatre  •  16 December 2014 - 15 March 2015
 
 

Nick Payne: Constellations
Directed by Michael Longhurst

Oscar nominee Jake Gyllenhaal (Brokeback Mountain, Nightcrawler) and two-time Olivier Award winner Ruth Wilson (The Affair, Luther) make their MTC and Broadway debuts in the first American production of Constellations, a new play by Nick Payne (If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet), which premiered at London’s Royal Court Theatre.

This romantic journey begins with a simple encounter between a man and a woman (Gyllenhaal and Wilson). But what happens next defies the boundaries of the world we think we know – delving into the infinite possibilities of their relationship and raising questions about the difference between choice and destiny.



Samuel J. Friedman Theatre Website



Detailed schedule information:
7:00 pm, 8:00 pm

Contact: Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
261 West 47th Street
New York, NY
Tel: (1) 212 239 62 00

David St. Louis, Emily Padgett and Erin Davie in <EM>Side Show</EM>
David St. Louis, Emily Padgett and Erin Davie in Side Show
Side Show
NEW YORK  •  St. James Theatre  •  17 November 2014 - 4 January 2015
 
 

Side Show
Lyrics: Bill Russell
Book: Bill Russell
Music: Henry Krieger
Bill Condon, director
Anthony Van Laast, choreographer
David Rockwell, sets

Based on the legendary Daisy and Violet Hilton, real-life Siamese twins who were star carnival attractions in the 1930s. Hilton twins, Daisy and Violet, Side Show follows their search for first love and acceptance amidst the spectacle of fame and scrutiny under the spotlight. The world of Side Show is set against the backdrop of 1920's and '30s show business that blend the worlds of carnival, vaudeville, and Hollywood glamour.



St. James Theatre Website



Detailed schedule information:
7:00 pm

Contact: St. James Theatre
246 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
Tel: (1) 212 239 62 95



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