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Events in Art and Archaeology

Mercury (detail), Roman, A.D. 175-225; silver and gold
Mercury (detail), Roman, A.D. 175-225; silver and gold
Ancient Luxury and the Roman Silver Treasure from Berthouville
LOS ANGELES  •  Getty Villa  •  19 November 2014 - 17 August 2015
 

Accidentally discovered by a French farmer plowing his field near the village of Berthouville in rural Normandy in 1830, the spectacular hoard of gilt-silver statuettes and vessels known as the Berthouville Treasure was an ancient offering to the Gallo-Roman god Mercury. Following four years of conservation and research in the J. Paul Getty Museum’s Antiquities Conservation Department, the exhibition Ancient Luxury and the Roman Silver Treasure from Berthouville, on view at the Getty Villa.

While the treasure – consisting of about 90 silver objects weighing more than 50 pounds – was first discovered in 1830, it was not until 1861 and again in 1896 that the site was extensively surveyed and excavated, uncovering the foundations of a Gallo-Roman fanum, a square colonnaded precinct with two temples. One was dedicated to Mercury Canetonensis (of Canetonum), while the other was devoted to his mother Maia or his consort Rosmerta. A theater-shaped gathering space was also found nearby. The site survey did not reveal any evidence of an ancient settlement or cemetery in the immediate area, so it’s possible that Mercury’s sanctuary at Berthouville was a place of pilgrimage, perhaps visited during annual festivals. The most impressive objects in the Berthouville Treasure bear Latin inscriptions stating that they were dedicated to Mercury by a Roman citizen named Quintus Domitius Tutus.

The exhibition also presents a variety of precious objects from the collection of the Cabinet des médailles at the Bibliothèque nationale de France, one of the premier repositories of ancient luxury arts. The objects on display include the four newly restored Late Antique missoria , cameos, intaglios, gold coins and jewelry, marbles, and bronzes. These surviving artifacts from the Cabinet’s collection not only demonstrate the skills of Roman craftsmen but also provide valuable information about social relations at the height of the empire in the first to sixth centuries A.D. The four missoria, on view in the final section of the exhibition, were luxury objects in Late Antiquity. They were primarily intended to display the wealth, status, and cultural aspirations of their owners. The two largest platters are the famed “Shield of Scipio” (found in the Rhone near Avignon in 1636) and “Shield of Hannibal” (found in the Alps in 1714). The shape, scale, and imagery of these two platters led early scholars to erroneously identify them as votive shields of historical generals – the Roman Scipio Africanus and his rival, the Carthaginian Hannibal.



Getty Vlla Website


Contact: Getty Vlla
17985 Pacific Coast Highway
Pacific Palisades, CA 902
Tel: (1) 310 440 73 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

Seth Eastman (1808–1875), <EM>Hunting the Buffalo in Winter</EM>Plate 10, printed by R. HinshelwoodFrom the collections of the Nicollet County Historical Society.
Seth Eastman (1808–1875), Hunting the Buffalo in Winter
Plate 10, printed by R. Hinshelwood
From the collections of the Nicollet County Historical Society.
Commemorating Controversy: The Dakota–U.S. War of 1862
WASHINGTON, DC  •  The National Museum of the American Indian  •  14 January - 29 December 2015
 

In the late summer of 1862, a war raged across southern Minnesota between Dakota akicitas (warriors) and the U.S. military and immigrant settlers. In the end, hundreds were dead and thousands more would lose their homes forever. On December 26, 1862, 38 Dakota men were hung in Mankato, Minnesota, by order of President Abraham Lincoln. This remains the largest mass execution in United States history. The bloodshed of 1862 and its aftermath left deep wounds that have yet to heal. What happened 150 years ago continues to matter today.

Commemorating Controversy: The Dakota–U.S. War of 1862—an exhibition of 12 panels that explores the causes, voices, events, and long-lasting consequences of the conflict.



The National Museum of the American Indian Website


Contact: The National Museum of the American Indian
Fourth Street & Independence Ave., S.W.
Washington, DC 20560
Tel: (1) 202 633 10 00

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

<P>Gordon Parks: <EM>Muhammad Ali Grimaces at Photographers</EM>, Miami, Florida, 1970Gelatin Silver Print16 inches x 20 inches © The Gordon Parks Foundation</P>

Gordon Parks: Muhammad Ali Grimaces at Photographers, Miami, Florida, 1970
Gelatin Silver Print
16 inches x 20 inches
© The Gordon Parks Foundation

Gordon Parks American Champion.
ATLANTA, GEORGIA  •  Arnika Dawkins Gallery  •  23 January - 28 March 2015
 

Arnika Dawkins Gallery in collaboration with The Gordon Parks Foundation presents, Gordon Parks American Champion. On view is a stunning portfolio of 12 images documenting the photographic relationship between "the Champ", Muhammad Ali, and world-renowned photographer Gordon Parks (1912-2006)

While on assignment for Life magazine in London and Miami Parks completed two photo essays on Ali, one in 1966 and a second in 1970. As two of the most talented artists in their respected fields, this pairing resulted in extraordinary images revealing a pensive and tender side of Ali. The Gordon Parks Foundation recently released American Champion, a limited edition portfolio containing Parks’ photographs of Ali and a printed essay by David E. Little, Curator and Head of the Department of Photography and New Media at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Gordon Parks American Champion also features a survey spanning four decades of Parks’ career and includes some of his most famous photographs; American Gothic, Washington D.C., Muhammad Ali in Trains in Hyde Park, London, England as well as exquisite landscapes from his travels through Maine, Canada and Europe. Parks fostered relationships with his subjects and this was demonstrated by his natural ability to connect with almost anyone he encountered, regardless of class or race. Prior to shooting, Parks would spend long periods of time instilling in them a profound sense of trust and respect, which resulted in an intimacy and candidness in his photographs that is rarely seen.



Arnika Dawkins Gallery website


Contact: Arnika Dawkins Gallery
4600 Cascade Road,
Atlanta, GA 30331
Tel: (1) 404.333.0312

Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK  •  Brooklyn Museum  •  20 February - 24 May 2015
 

The works presented in Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic raise questions about race, gender, and the politics of representation by portraying contemporary African American men and women using the conventions of traditional European portraiture. The exhibition includes an overview of the artist’s prolific fourteen-year career and features sixty paintings and sculptures.

Wiley's signature portraits of everyday men and women riff on specific paintings by Old Masters, replacing the European aristocrats depicted in those paintings with contemporary black subjects, drawing attention to the absence of African Americans from historical and cultural narratives.

The subjects in Wiley's paintings often wear sneakers, hoodies, and baseball caps, gear associated with hip-hop culture, and are set against contrasting ornate decorative backgrounds that evoke earlier eras and a range of cultures.



Brooklyn Museum Website


Contact: Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, New York 11238-6052
Tel: (1) 718 638 50 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

<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  •  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

<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

John Woodrow Wilson (b. 1922): <EM>Martin Luther King, Jr</EM>., 1981Charcoal on cream wove paperSheet: 38 1/8 x 29 7/16 inches (96.8 x 74.8 cm)© John Woodrow Wilson / Visual Artists and Galleries Association
John Woodrow Wilson (b. 1922): Martin Luther King, Jr., 1981
Charcoal on cream wove paper
Sheet: 38 1/8 x 29 7/16 inches (96.8 x 74.8 cm)
© John Woodrow Wilson / Visual Artists and Galleries Association
Represent: 200 Years of African American Art
PHILADELPHIA  •  Philadelphia Museum of Art  •  10 January - 5 April 2015
 
This exhibition highlights selections from the Museum’s exceptional holdings of African American art and celebrates the publication of a catalogue examining the breadth of these noteworthy collections. With work by renowned artists such as Henry Ossawa Tanner, Horace Pippin, Jacob Lawrence, Martin Puryear, and Carrie Mae Weems, the exhibition showcases a range of subjects, styles, mediums, and traditions. Since the Museum’s acquisition of Tanner’s painting The Annunciation in 1899, its collections of African American art have grown significantly, especially during the last three decades.

Philadelphia Muse m of Art Website


Contact: Philadelphia Muse m of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Tel: (1) 215 763 81 00

Unidentified artist, active in Cuzco, Peru<EM>Our Lady of Bethlehem with a Male Donor</EM>, 18th century. Carl and Marilynn Thoma Collection.
Unidentified artist, active in Cuzco, Peru
Our Lady of Bethlehem with a Male Donor, 18th century.
Carl and Marilynn Thoma Collection.
A Voyage to South America: Andean Art in the Spanish Empire
CHICAGO  •  The Art Institute of Chicago  •  11 November 2014 - 21 February 2015
 
 

This long-term installation offers the museum’s first presentation of work from the viceregal period. Fourteen paintings and related works on paper—including pieces from the collection of Chicagoans Marilynn and Carl Thoma never before displayed in a museum, as well as important loans from the Newberry Library and Denver Art Museum—introduce visitors to explorers, artists, and patrons who lived in the Spanish-governed Andes during the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries.

The metaphorical guide of this journey is Antonio de Ulloa (1716–95), a Spanish naval officer and cartographer who traveled to South America with a French scientific mission in the 1730s and 1740s. His portrait introduces the group of works assembled—paintings of identified sitters, signal works by important South American artists, and devotional paintings that include historical figures. Each work has its own direct link to individual biography and lived experience in the New World, offering a more personal look at the themes of exploration and discovery and bringing to life the culture and artistic production in South America as European conventions combined with indigenous traditions.



The Art Institute of Chicago Website


Contact: The Art Institute of Chicago
111 South Michigan Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60603
Tel: (1) 312 443 36 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

T&#333;sh&#363;sai Sharaku: <EM>The Actor &#332;tani Oniji III as Edobei</EM>, 1794 Clarence Buckingham Collection.
Tōshūsai Sharaku: The Actor Ōtani Oniji III as Edobei, 1794 Clarence Buckingham Collection.
Masterworks of Japanese Prints: Toshusai Sharaku
CHICAGO  •  The Art Institute of Chicago  •  9 January - 29 March 2015
 
 

The Art Institute presents an exhibition of Japanese prints by a mysterious 18th century Japanese artist whose identity is debated but whose output was remarkable for its innovation and imagination. Masterworks of Japanese Prints: Toshusai Sharaku.

Sharaku’s earliest work consisted of 28 bust portraits of actors who appeared in the Kabuki plays presented at the three principal Edo (Tokyo) theaters starting in the fifth month of 1794. He produced about 150 designs in a 10-month period between the summer of 1794 and the early spring of 1795. Before and after this period, an artist by this name is unknown, and therefore, Sharaku’s identity has been a matter of much debate. The Art Institute has one of the best museum collections of Sharaku’s work in the world thanks to the early efforts of collectors Clarence and Kate Buckingham. Most of the prints in this exhibition entered the museum between 1925 and 1934 as gifts from the Buckinghams.



The Art Institute of Chicago Website


Contact:

The Art Institute of Chicago
111 South Michigan Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60603


Tel: (1) 312 443 36 00

Film still from <EM>The Enclave</EM>, 2012-2013, showing a rebel from Mai Mai Yakutumba posing in Elephant Grass in Fizi, South Kivu, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo16 mm infrared film transferred to HD video, 39 minutes 25 secondsProduced in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo Director/Producer: Richard Mosse, Cinematographer/Editor: Trevor TweetenComposer/Sound Designer: Ben FrostCourtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.
Film still from The Enclave, 2012-2013, showing a rebel from Mai Mai Yakutumba posing in Elephant Grass in Fizi, South Kivu, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo
16 mm infrared film transferred to HD video, 39 minutes 25 seconds
Produced in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo Director/Producer: Richard Mosse, Cinematographer/Editor: Trevor Tweeten
Composer/Sound Designer: Ben Frost
Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.
The Enclave: Richard Mosse
PORTLAND, OREGON  •  Portland Art Museum  •  8 November 2014 - 12 April 2015
 
 

The Portland Art Museum is the first U.S. museum to present Richard Mosse’s (born in Ireland in 1980) video installation The Enclave (2013). The work, which premiered at the 2013 Venice Biennale in the Irish Pavilion runs through 12 April 2015. Several of his monumental photographs from the Democratic Republic of Congo are also on view.

The Enclave was produced using a recently discontinued military film technology originally designed in World War II to reveal camouflaged installations hidden in the landscape. This film registers an invisible spectrum of infrared light, rendering the green landscape in vivid hues of lavender, crimson, and hot pink. On the threshold of the medium’s extinction, Mosse employed this film to document an ongoing conflict situation in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. This humanitarian disaster—in which 5.4 million people have died since 1998—is largely overlooked by the mass media.

The Enclave comprises six monumental double-sided screens installed in a large darkened chamber. This installation is intended to formally parallel eastern Congo’s multifaceted conflict, confounding expectations and forcing the viewer to interact spatially from an array of differing viewpoints. Its  soundscape is layered spatially by 12-point surround sound, composed by Ben Frost from recordings gathered in North and South Kivu. The piece is a looping, non-linear narrative which documents civilians fleeing massacre and Mai Mai militia preparing for battle, as well as M23 rebels moving on, fighting for, and finally taking the city of Goma. This humanitarian disaster unfolds in a landscape of extraordinary beauty, on the shores of Lake Kivu.



Portland Art Museum Website


Contact:

Portland Art Museum
1219 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205


Tel: (1) 503 226 28 11

William Matthews: (American, b. 1949), <EM>Hopalong Henry</EM>, (detail) 2013Watercolor on paperCollection of the artist
William Matthews: (American, b. 1949), Hopalong Henry, (detail) 2013
Watercolor on paper
Collection of the artist
William Matthews: Trespassing
DENVER, COLORADO  •  Denver Art Museum  •  23 November 2014 - 17 May 2015
 
 

The Denver Art Museum is celebrating the American West with a presentation of Western art and film at the museum. The DAM is featuring William Matthews: Trespassing in January and screening a documentary about Colorado-based artist William Matthews’ journey as he prepared for his solo exhibition. The exhibition features 27 selected works from Matthews’ early career through recent paintings that exemplify his expertise in watercolor and western American subjects. His main focus has been subjects found in the American West: working cowboys, ranches, rural architecture, and the landscape.



Denver Art Museum Website


Contact:

Denver Art Museum
100 W 14th Ave Pkwy
Denver, CO 80204


Tel: (1) 720 865 50 00

Events in Classical Music

Riccardo Muti
Riccardo Muti
Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Riccardo Muti, conductor
CHICAGO  •  Symphony Center  •  5 - 6 February 2015
 
Ligeti: Lontano
Beethoven: Triple Concerto
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 2 (Little Russian)

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Stephanie Jeong, violin
Kenneth Olsen, cello
Jonathan Biss piano


Chicago Symphony Orchestra Website



Detailed schedule information:
8:00 pm

Contact: Symphony Center
220 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60604
Tel: (1) 312 294 30 00

<P>Juilliard String QuartetSeated: Cellist Joel KrosnickStanding, left to right: Violist Roger Tapping, violinist Ronald Copes, and violinist Joseph Lin Photo: Simon Powis</P> • <P>&nbsp;</P>

Juilliard String Quartet
Seated: Cellist Joel Krosnick
Standing, left to right: Violist Roger Tapping, violinist Ronald Copes, and violinist Joseph Lin

Photo: Simon Powis

 

Juilliard String Quartet
NEW YORK  •  Alice Tully Hall  •  5 February 2015
 

Haydn, Beethoven, Shulamit Ran

Juilliard String Quartet
Joseph Lin, violin
Ronald Copes, violin
Roger Tapping, viola
Joel Krosnick, cello



Lincoln Center for the Performaing Arts Website



Detailed schedule information:
8:00 pm

Contact: Alice Tully Hall
1941 Broadway
New York, NY 10023
Tel: (1) 212 671 40 50

Mozart: Requiem
CHICAGO  •  Symphony Center  •  19 - 24 February 2015
 

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 24
Mozart Requiem

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti. conductor
Rudolf Buchbinder, piano

 



Chicago Symphony Orchestra Website



Detailed schedule information:
8:00 pm

Contact: Symphony Center
220 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60604
Tel: (1) 312 294 30 00

Renée Fleming, soprano : Olga Kern, piano
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS  •  Symphony Hall  •  8 February 2015
 

Soprano Renée Fleming is joined in recital by Olga Kern, winner of the 2001 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. The programme includes works in German and Russian by Strauss, Schumann, and Rachmaninoff.




Detailed schedule information:

3;00 pm

Contact: Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA
Tel: (1) 617 482 66 61

Events in Dance

Martha Graham Dance CompanyPhoto: Hibbard Nash Photography
Martha Graham Dance Company
Photo: Hibbard Nash Photography
Martha Graham Dance Company
NEW YORK  •  The Joyce Theater  •  10 - 22 February 2015
 
Martha Graham Dance Company pays tribute to Graham’s defining influence as an American Modernist with Shape&Design, a program highlighting the sculptural and architectural aspects of choreography by Graham and others. Panorama and Chronicle, Graham classics that set the standard for geometric force, are featured, along with Embattled Garden and Errand into the Maze, masterworks with evocative sets by Isamu Noguchi. Shape&Design includes recent works by renowned choreographers Nacho Duato, Andonis Foniadakis, and Annie-B Parson. The company celebrates the 85th anniversary of Graham’s iconic solo Lamentation with the world premiere of four new Lamentation Variations, choreographed by Kyle Abraham, Michelle Dorrance, Liz Gerring, and Sonya Tayeh.

The Joyce Theater Website



Detailed schedule information:
Tuesday 7:30pm
Wednesday 7:30pm
Thursday 8pm
Friday 8pm
Saturday 2pm & 8pm
Sunday 2pm

Contact: The Joyce Theater
175 Eighth Avenue (at the corner of 19th Street)
New York
Tel: (1) 212 242 08 00

<P>Nederlands Dans Theater 2Photo: Rahi Rezvani</P>

Nederlands Dans Theater 2
Photo: Rahi Rezvani

Nederlands Dans Theater 2
NEW YORK  •  The Joyce Theater  •  3 - 8 February 2015
 
Nederlands Dans Theater 2 was founded in 1978 as an internal training ground for the highly respected Nederlands Dans Theater. Its Joyce season, the first in five years,  features Shutters Shut and Subject to Change by NDT’s house choreographers, Artistic Director Paul Lightfoot and Artistic Advisor Sol León; I new then by NDT Associate Choreographer Johan Inger; and Sara, a provocative work by Israeli choreographers Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar.

The Joyce Theater Website



Detailed schedule information:
Tuesday 7:30pm
Wednesday 7:30pm
Thursday 8pm
Friday 8pm
Saturday 2pm & 8pm
Sunday 2pm

Contact: The Joyce Theater
175 Eighth Avenue (at the corner of 19th Street)
New York
Tel: (1) 212 242 08 00

Events in Jazz

<P>Albert Lee</P> • <P>&nbsp;</P>

Albert Lee

 

Albert Lee
NEW YORK  •  Iridium Jazz Club  •  11 - 12 February 2015
 
Albert Lee

Iridium Jazz Club Website



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

Contact: Iridium Jazz Club
1650 Broadway (Corner of 51st)
New York, NY 10023
Tel: (1) 212 582 21 21

<P>Christian McBride Trio </P>

Christian McBride Trio

Christian McBride Trio and Cécile McLorin Salvant
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS  •  Sanders Theatre  •  6 February 2015
 
This incredible double bill pairs the Christian McBride Trio with Cécile McLorin Salvant and her trio.

Contact: Sanders Theatre
Memorial Hall
Harvard University
45 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA
Tel: (1) 617 482 66 61

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
CHICAGO  •  Symphony Center  •  13 - 14 February 2015
 
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
Wynton Marsalis

Symphony Center Website



Detailed schedule information:
8:00 pm

Contact: Symphony Center
220 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60604
Tel: : (1) 312 294 30 00

<P>Ravi Coltrane </P> • <P>&nbsp;</P>

Ravi Coltrane

 

Ravi Coltrane
NEW YORK  •  Jazz Standard  •  2 - 8 February 2015
 

Ravi Coltrane, tenor saxophone
Ralph Alessi, trumpet
Aaron Parks, piano
Bob Hurst, bass
Jeff “Tain” Watts, drums



Jazz Standard Website



Detailed schedule information:
7:30 pm, 10;00 pm

Contact: Jazz Standard
116 East 27th Street (between Park & Lexington Avenues)
New York, NY
Tel: (1) 212 576 22 32

Russell Malone Quartet
NEW YORK  •  Jazz Standard  •  17 - 18 February 2015
 
 

Russell Malone Quartet

Russell Malone, guitar
Rick Germanson, piano
Gerald Cannon, bass
Willie Jones III, drums



Jazz Standard Website



Detailed schedule information:
7:30 pm, 10:00 pm

Contact: Jazz Standard
116 East 27th Street (between Park & Lexington Avenues)
New York, NY
Tel: (1) 212 576 22 32

Events in Opera

Bela Bartok:<EM> Bluebeard’s Castle</EM>
Bela Bartok: Bluebeard's Castle
Iolanta / Bluebeard's Castle: By Pyotr Tchaikovsky / Bela Bartok
NEW YORK  •  Metropolitan Opera  •  29 January - 21 February 2015
 
 

Pyotr Tchaikovsky: Iolanta
Bela Bartok: Bluebeard's Castle
Co-production of the Metropolitan Opera and Teatr Wielki-Polish National Opera

Valery Gergiev, conductor 

Cast

Iolanta: Anna Netrebko
Count Tristan Vaudemont: Piotr Beczala
Robert: Aleksei Markov
René: Alexei Tanovitski
Ibn-Hakia: Elchin Azizov
Judith: Nadja Michael
Bluebeard: Mikhail Petrenko

Production: Mariusz Trelinski
Set Designer: Boris Kudlicka
Costume Designer: Marek Adamski
Lighting Designer: Marc Heinz
Video Projection Designer: Bartek Macias
Sound Designer: Mark Grey
Choreographer: Tomasz Wygoda
Dramaturg: Piotr Gruszczynski



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

<EM>Tosca</EM>
Tosca
Tosca: By Giacomo Puccini
CHICAGO  •  Lyric Opera  •  24 January - 14 March 2015
 
 

Giacomo Puccini: Tosca
In Italian with projected English texts
New Production

Cast:

Tosca: Tatiana Serjan (Jan 24 – Feb 5)
Tosca: Hui He (Feb 27 – Mar 14)

Cavaradossi: Brian Jagde (Jan 24 – Feb 5)
Cavaradossi: Jorge de Leon (Feb 27 – Mar 14)

Scarpia: Evgeny Nikitin (Jan 24 – Feb 5)
Scarpia: Mark Delavan (Feb 27 – Mar 140



Lyric Opera of Chicago Website



Detailed schedule information:
7:30 pm

Contact: Lyric Opera of Chicago
20 N Wacker Dr # 860
Chicago, IL 60606
Tel: (1) 312 332 2244

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

Mr. Turner
NEW YORK  •  Angelika Film Center & Café  •  12 January - 3 February 2015
 

Directed and written by Mike Leigh, Mr. Turner follows eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner through the last quarter century of his life. He travels, paints, stays with the country aristocracy, visits brothels, and even has himself strapped to the mast of a ship so that he can paint a snowstorm.

Cast: Timothy Spall, Paul Jesson, Dorothy Atkinson



Angelika Film Center & Café Website


Contact:

Angelika Film Center & Café
18 W. Houston St.
New York, NY, 10012

 

 


Tel: (1) 212 995 25 70

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 December 2014 - 1 February 2015
 

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 December 2014 - 3 February 2015
 

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

The U.S. Constitution and the End of American Slavery
SAN MARINO, CALIFORNIA  •  The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens  •  24 January - 20 April 2015
 

In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the passage of the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens seeks to  illuminate the complexities of ending slavery with an exhibition drawn from its renowned collections of American historical manuscripts and prints.

The exhibition includes the writings of abolitionists and slave masters; runaway slaves and slave speculators; African American emigrants to Liberia and members of the Underground Railroad; and legal scholars and leaders of political parties. Visitors will see manumissions (formal documents freeing slaves from servitude) and slave traders’ business correspondence, letters from Civil War battlefields, and congressional speeches and resolutions, as well as political cartoons representing viewpoints from both sides of the partisan divide. The display will include a 1796 letter by President George Washington discussing the fate of his runaway slave, Ona Marie "Oney" Judge; Thomas Jefferson’s notes on amending the Constitution; a notebook from the famous abolitionist John Brown; and the writings of Francis Lieber, the celebrated author of the U.S. Army military code that was praised as “better than the Emancipation Proclamation.” The exhibition will feature letters and manuscripts from The Huntington’s famous collection of Abraham Lincoln material, including Lincoln’s record of his debates with Stephen A. Douglas and a copy of the 13th Amendment signed by the president.



The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens Website


Contact: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA 91108

Tel: (1) 626 405 21 00

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

T-Pain
T-Pain
T-Pain
SAN FRANCISCO  •  The Addition  •  2 February 2015
 
 

At the height of his career that included a popular smartphone app and a Super Bowl commercial, T-Pain decided to take a two year hiatus from releasing music. Where that would be a death knell for other artists, it wound up being a second birth for T-Pain. In the fall of 2013 a rejuvenated T-Pain returned with one of his biggest hits to date, the DJ Mustard-produced single “Up Down (We Do This All Day)” featuring B.o.B. After returning to his familiar spot in the top ten of the charts for 28 straight weeks and counting, he’s continuing the comeback in 2014 going with the club smash “Drankin Patna.”

His fifth album, Stoicville: The Phoenix is scheduled to follow and T-Pain promises that it he’s back to being the artist that he originally intended to be.



The Addition Website



Detailed schedule information:
8:00 pm

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



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