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

Metropolitan Museum of Art Website

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

Archibald Motley: <EM>Hot Rhythm</EM>, 1961, Photo courtesy of Whitney Museum of American Art
Archibald Motley: Hot Rhythm, 1961,
Photo courtesy of Whitney Museum of American Art
Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist
NEW YORK  •  Whitney Museum of American Art  •  2 October 2015 - 17 January 2016
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.

Whitney Museum of American Art Website


Whitney Museum of American Art
99 Gansevoort Street
New York, NY 10014

Tel: (1) 212 570 36 00

Beneath the Surface: Life, Death, and Gold in Ancient Panama
PHILADELPHIA  •  Penn Museum  •  7 February - 1 November 2015

Finds at the Precolumbian cemetery of Sitio Conte in central Panama shed light on a mysterious and complex society that thrived there more than 1,000 years ago. A high chieftain's grave site is featured; excavated by Penn Museum archaeologist J. Alden Mason in 1940, the burial contained glittering gold adornments and plaques embossed with animal-human motifs, pottery, tools, and weapons. This new exhibition offers contemporary perspectives on the people and culture from a range of scholars and scientists.

Gold plaque at left 
Sitio Conte
8th century

Rather simple anthropomorphic figure. Full face. Arms and legs outstretched. Legs end in immense claws; curved arms in a great crescentic hook. Spikes or arms and legs. Twin "tails" ending in hooks with series of hooks along edges. Narrow waist; intaglio triangle (equilateral) on chest. Satanic head on two supports in place of neck. Broad mouth full of triangular teeth. Queer ornaments (?) extending out to sides of mouth with hooks on edge. Animal-like upright ears. Horns or headdress with spikes and hooks. Oval eyes with raised pupils. Elongated nose nares. Two pair of suspension holes.

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Website

Contact: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
3260 South Street 
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Tel: (1) 215 898 40 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

Dana Shutz: <EM>Fight in an Elevator,</EM> 2015oil on canvas96 x 90 inches
Dana Shutz: Fight in an Elevator, 2015
oil on canvas
96 x 90 inches
Dana Schutz: Fight in an Elevator
NEW YORK  •  Fredrich Petzel  •  10 September - 24 October 2015
As Fight in an Elevator, the title of Dana Schutz’s second exhibition at Petzel Gallery suggests, Schutz’s figures are placed within compressed interiors where they are forced to struggle against the boundaries of their painted environments and up onto the physical edge of the canvas. Her characters find themselves helpless in the mouth of a lion, exchanging blows in a mirrored elevator, or somnambulating down a narrow staircase. These highly structured spaces, which are both intensely public and utterly private, point to how Schutz tackles the subject of interiority—rather than offering a voyeuristic view, her frontal facing subjects stare directly back at the viewer, seemingly with the desire to extend outside of themselves.

Fredrich Petzel Website

Contact: Fredrich Petzel
456 West 18th Street
New York, NY10011
Tel: 212) 680-9467

Greater New York
NEW YORK  •  MoMA PS1  •  11 October 2015 - 7 March 2016

MoMA PS1 presents the fourth iteration of its landmark exhibition series, begun as a collaboration with The Museum of Modern Art in 2000. Recurring every five years, the exhibition has traditionally showcased the work of emerging artists living and working in the New York metropolitan area. Greater New York arrives in a city and art community that has changed significantly since the first version of the survey. With the rise of a robust commercial art market and the proliferation of art fairs, opportunities for younger artists in the city have grown alongside a burgeoning interest in artists who may have been overlooked in the art histories of their time. Concurrently, the city itself is being reshaped by a voracious real estate market that poses particular challenges to local artists. The speed of this change in recent years has stoked a nostalgia for earlier periods in New York—notably the 1970s and 1980s, and the experimental practices and attitudes that flourished in the city during those decades. Against this backdrop, Greater New York departs from the show's traditional focus on youth, instead examining points of connection and tension between our desire for the new and nostalgia for that which it displaces.

Bringing together emerging and more established artists, the exhibition occupies MoMA PS1's entire building with over 400 works by 157 artists, including programs of film and performance. Greater New York is co-organized by a team led by Peter Eleey, Curator and Associate Director of Exhibitions and Programs, MoMA PS1; and including art historian Douglas Crimp, University of Rochester; Thomas J. Lax, Associate Curator, Department of Media and Performance Art, MoMA; and Mia Locks, Assistant Curator, MoMA PS1.

Considering the "greater” aspect of its title in terms of both geography and time, Greater New York begins roughly with the moment when MoMA PS1 was founded in 1976 as an alternative venue that took advantage of disused real estate, reaching back to artists who engaged the margins of the city. Together, the works in the exhibition employ a heterogeneous range of aesthetic strategies, often emphatically representing the city's inhabitants through forms of bold figuration, and foregrounding New York itself as a location of conflict and possibility.


Charlie Ahearn (b. 1951)+
John Ahearn (b. 1951)
Chantal Akerman (1950-2015)+
Sam Anderson (b. 1982)
Richard Artschwager (1923-2013)
Robert Ashley (1930-2014)*
Charles Atlas (b. 1949)
Lutz Bacher (born in the USA)
Fia Backström (b. 1970)
Alvin Baltrop (1948-2004)
Rina Banerjee (b. 1963)
Morgan Bassichis (b. 1983)*
Kevin Beasley (b. 1985)
Gina Beavers (b. 1974)
Gelsey Bell (b. 1982)*
Michael Bell-Smith (b. 1978)
Sadie Benning (b. 1973)
Huma Bhabha (b. 1962)
Dara Birnbaum (b. 1946)+
Mel Bochner (b. 1940) and Robert Moskowitz (b. 1935)+
Lizzie Borden (b. 1958)+
Robert Bordo (b. 1949)
Gregg Bordowitz (b. 1964)+
Liene Bosquê (b. 1980)
Amy Brener (b. 1982)
Ben Thorp Brown (b. 1983)
Rudy Burckhardt (1914-1999)+
Harry Burke (b. 1990)*
Scott Burton (1939-1989)
Abigail Child (b. 1948)+
Susan Cianciolo (b. 1969)
Shirley Clarke (1919-1997)+
Todd Colby (b. 1962)*
Roy Colmer (1935-2014)
Sara Cwynar (b. 1985)
Mira Dancy (b. 1979)
Jaime Davidovich (b. 1936)+
Jimmy DeSana (1950-1990)
Vivienne Dick (b. 1950)+
Andrew Durbin (b. 1989)*
Diego Echeverría (b. 1946)+
Terry Fox (1958-1981)+
Su Friedrich (b. 1954)+
Eckhaus Latta (founded 2011)
Mary Beth Edelson (b. 1933)
Gregory Edwards (b. 1981)
Joy Episalla (b. 1960)
Loretta Fahrenholz (b. 1981)
Ben Fama (b.1982)*
fierce pussy (founded 1991)
John Finneran (b. 1979)
Henry Flynt (b. 1940)
Jeffrey Gibson (b. 1972)
John Giorno (b. 1936)*
Ignacio González-Lang (b. 1975)
William Greaves (1926-2014)+
Jonah Groeneboer (b. 1978)*
Red Grooms (b. 1937)
David Grubbs (b. 1967)*
David Hammons (b. 1943)
Fanny Howe (b. 1940)*
Katherine Hubbard (b. 1981)
Peter Hutton (b. 1944)+
Elizabeth Jaeger (b. 1988)
Ken Jacobs (b. 1933)+
Paolo Javier (b. 1974)*
Joan Jonas (b. 1936)+
Jamian Juliano-Villani (b. 1987)
Angie Keefer (b. 1977)
Devin Kenny (b. 1987)
Eli Keszler (b. 1983)*
Christine Sun Kim (b. 1980)
KIOSK (founded 2005)
Manfred Kirchheimer (b. 1931)+
Ajay Kurian (b. 1984)
Robert Kushner (b. 1949)
M. Lamar (b. 1984)*
Louise Lawler (b. 1947)
Deana Lawson (b. 1979)
Sophia Le Fraga (b. 1990)*
Barry Le Va (b. 1941)
Okkyung Lee (b. 1975)*
Simone Leigh (b. 1968)
Zoe Leonard (b. 1961) and Nancy Brooks Brody (b. 1962)+
Glenn Ligon (b. 1960)
Tan Lin (b. 1957)*
Eric Mack (b. 1987)
Tony Matelli (b. 1971)
Gordon Matta-Clark (1943-1978)
Lionel Maunz (b. 1976)
Park McArthur (b. 1984)
Adam McEwen (b. 1965)
Marie Menken (1909-1970)+
Wardell Milan (b. 1978)
Ieva Misevičiūtė (b. 1982)*
Rashaun Mitchell (b. 1978) and Silas Riener (b. 1983)*
Yoshiaki Mochizuki (b. 1961)
Donald Moffett (b. 1955)
James Nares (b. 1953)
Naturally Occurring Cultural Districts - New York (founded 2011)
Raul de Nieves (b. 1983)
Véréna Paravel (b. 1971) and J.P. Sniadecki (b. 1979)+
Morgan Parker (b. 1987)*
Rebecca Patek (b. 1983)*
Sondra Perry (b. 1986)
Pharmakon (b. 1990)*
Howardena Pindell (b. 1943)
Seth Price (b. 1973)
Yvonne Rainer (b. 1934)+
Will Rawls (b. 1978)*
Nick Relph (b. 1979)
Joyce Robins (b. 1944)
Bunny Rogers (b. 1990)*
Ugo Rondinone (b. 1964)
Cameron Rowland (b. 1988)
Jen Rosenblit (b. 1983)*
Peter Saul (b. 1934)
Collier Schorr (b. 1963)
Nancy Shaver (b. 1946)
Judith Shea (b. 1948)
Gedi Sibony (b. 1973)
Hayley Silverman (b. 1986)
Charles Simonds (b. 1970)+
Lorna Simpson (b. 1960)
Rosalind Fox Solomon (b. 1930)
Jack Smith (1932-1989)+
Kiki Smith (b. 1954)
Greg Parma Smith (b. 1983)
Slow and Steady Wins the Race (founded 2001)
Nelson Sullivan (1948-1989)
Sergei Tcherepnin (b. 1981)
Third World Newsreel (founded 1967)+
Stewart Uoo (b. 1985)
Stefanie Victor (b. 1982)
William Villalongo (b. 1975)
Keith Fullerton Whitman (b. 1973)*
Sue Williams (b. 1954)
Lebbeus Woods (1940-2012)
Nathan Donavon Wooley (b. 1974)*
Geo Wyeth (b. 1984)*
Carrie Yamaoka (b. 1957)
C. Spencer Yeh (b. 1975)*

+ Denotes participant in the Film Program
* Denotes participant in the Performance Program

In conjunction with the exhibition, MoMA PS1 is publishing a series of Readers that will be released throughout the run of the exhibition. These short volumes revisit older histories of New York while also inviting speculation about its future, highlighting certain works in the exhibition and engaging a range of subjects including disco, performance anxiety, real estate, and newly unearthed historical documents. The series features contributions from Fia Backström, Mark Beasley, Gregg Bordowitz, Susan Cianciolo, Douglas Crimp, Catherine Damman, David Grubbs, Angie Keefer, Aidan Koch, Glenn Ligon, Gordon Matta-Clark, Claudia Rankine, Collier Schorr, and Sukhdev Sandhu, concluding with a round-table conversation with exhibition curators Peter Eleey, Douglas Crimp, Thomas J. Lax and Mia Locks. The series is edited by Jocelyn Miller, Curatorial Associate, MoMA PS1.

MoMA PS1 Website

Contact: MoMA PS1
22-25 Jackson Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101
Tel: (1) 718 784 20 84

Antonio Allegri, called Correggio, 1489/94 - 1534<EM>Jupiter and Io,</EM> ca. 1530Oil on canvasKunsthistorisches Museum Wien
Antonio Allegri, called Correggio, 1489/94 - 1534
Jupiter and Io, ca. 1530
Oil on canvas
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
Habsburg Splendor:: Masterpieces from Vienna's Imperial Collection
ATLANTA, GEORGIA  •  High Museum of Art  •  18 October 2015 - 17 January 2016
The exhibition showcases masterpieces and rare objects from the collection of the Habsburg Dynasty – the emperors of the Holy Roman Empire as well as many other superpowers of Europe who commissioned extraordinary artworks now in the collection of the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. Habsburg Splendor, largely composed of works that have never traveled outside of Austria, explores the dramatic rise and fall of the Habsburgs' global empire, from their political ascendance in the late Middle Ages to the height of their power in the 16th and 17th centuries, the expansion of the dynasty in the 18th and 19th centuries to its decline in 1918 at the end of World War I. More than 90 artworks and artifacts tell the story, including arms and armor, sculpture, Greek and Roman antiquities, court costumes, carriages, decorative art objects, and paintings by such masters as Correggio, Giorgione, Rubens, Tintoretto, Titian and Velázquez.

High Museum of Art Website

Contact: High Museum of Art
1280 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30309
Tel: (1) 404-733-4444

<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

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

Studio Museum in Harlem Website

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

Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640), <EM>Prometheus Bound</EM>
Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640), Prometheus Bound
The Wrath of the Gods: Masterpieces by Rubens, Michelangelo, and Titian
PHILADELPHIA  •  Philadelphia Museum of Art  •  12 September 201 - 6 December 2015
The exhibition focuses on one of the finest works by the great Flemish painter Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640), Prometheus Bound. This ambitious, large-scale painting, described by the artist himself as “the flower of my stock,” is presented alongside works by the Renaissance and Baroque masters who inspired Rubens’s dramatic treatment of the eternal torment to which the Titan Prometheus was condemned by Zeus for giving the gift of fire to humanity. These include Michelangelo’s famous drawing of the Titan Tityus, on loan from the British Royal Collection, and Titian’s large canvas depicting the same subject from the collection of the Museo del Prado. Neither work has ever been displayed together with Prometheus Bound by Rubens.

Philadelphia Museum of Art Website

Contact: Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Tel: (1) 215 763 81 00

Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri: <EM>Untitled,</EM> 2014Photo: Courtesy of Salon 94
Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri: Untitled, 2014
Photo: Courtesy of Salon 94
Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri
NEW YORK  •  Salon 94 Bowery  •  9 September - 24 October 2015

Salon 94 presents the first US solo exhibition of Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri. Warlimpirrnga is one of Australia’s most acclaimed contemporary Aboriginal artists and a leading figure of the Aboriginal Australian painting movement. Amongst his Pintupi kin in Australia’s Western Desert, Warlimpirrnga is considered a powerful maparntjarra (ritual healer).

Born around 1958 on a hillside near the great salt lake Wilkinkarra (Lake Mackay) in Western Australia, Warlimpirrnga lived nomadically with his family until 1984, when the family was spotted in the remote desert by the artist Pinta Pinta Tjapanangka and his son Matthew Tjapangati, who were camping nearby. The discovery of a “lost tribe,” the Pintupi Nine caused a media sensation, but the family was quick to point out, they were not lost: they were living on the country of their ancestors. This was land they knew intimately, trekking daily between scarce living water, and chasing clouds to stay beneath life-giving rains.

With their “discovery,” Warlimpirrnga and his family were thrown into a new world. As the senior male of the group, Warlimpirrnga led his family into this world; drawing on all of the survival skills he had learned as a hunter-gatherer. Despite his relative youth, Warlimpirrnga’s upbringing made him a formidable repository of 40,000 year old knowledge; he quickly assumed a position of authority within the Pintupi, admired for his prodigious knowledge of healing, law and ceremony.

By 1984, painting was an established and central part of modern Pintupi life. It was over a decade since the founding of Papunya Tula Artists—the community art center that sparked an artistic renaissance in Aborginal painting.  Three years after settling at the community of Kiwirrkurra, Warlimpirrnga began to paint. Under the tuition of a senior artist in the community, he produced his first painting in April 1987. His first 11 works were exhibited in Melbourne at Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi in 1988, with the entire body being acquired by the National Gallery of Victoria (in Melbourne).

Salon 94 Website

Contact: Salon 94
243 Bowery
New York, NY 10002
Tel: (1) 212 979 00 01

Horace Pippin (American, 1888–1946): <EM>John Brown Going to His Hanging</EM>, 1942. Oil on canvas, 24 1/8 x 30 1/4 in. Photo: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts: John Lambert Fund Photograph courtesy of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
Horace Pippin (American, 1888–1946): John Brown Going to His Hanging, 1942.
Oil on canvas, 24 1/8 x 30 1/4 in.
Photo: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts: John Lambert Fund Photograph courtesy of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
We Speak: Black Artists in Philadelphia, 1920s-1970s
PHILADELPHIA  •  Woodmere Art Museum  •  26 September 2015 - 24 January 2016

This Fall Woodmere Art Museum presents We Speak: Black Artists in Philadelphia, 1920s – 1970s. The exhibition features over 70 paintings, photographs, sculptures, and prints produces by black artists living and working in Philadelphia during the roughly 50 year period. We Speak examines a series of relationships in the arts, while considering how artists supported each other and mentored subsequent generations. The exhibition opened on September 26 and runs through January 24. The exhibition was organized with direct input from artists and their family members, museum professionals, collectors, gallery owners, and scholars in the form of fourteen oral histories, which are transcribed in the exhibition's catalogue. The oral histories represent a process of discovery that shaped the checklist and thematic structure of the exhibition.

Among those featured artists are: Laura Wheeler Waring (1887-‐1948); Allen R. Freelon, Sr. (1895-‐1960); Dox Thrash (1892-‐1965); Selma Burke (1900-‐1995); Paul F. Keene, Jr. (1920-‐2009); Charles Searles (1937-‐2004); Ellen Powell Tiberino (1938-‐1992); Barbara Bullock (b. 1938); Moe Brooker (b. 1940); Donald E. Camp (b. 1940); Barkley L. Hendricks (b. 1945); Richard J. Watson (b. 1946); Allan L. Edmunds (b. 1949), and many more.

Woodmere Art Museum Website


Woodmere Art Museum
9201 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

Tel: (1) 215-247-0476

Billy&nbsp;Childish: <EM>self portrait with tie</EM>, 2015oil and charcoal on linen72.05 x 60.04 inches183 x 152.5 cmLM21843
Billy Childish: self portrait with tie, 2015
oil and charcoal on linen
72.05 x 60.04 inches
183 x 152.5 cm
Billy Childish : flowers, nudes and birch trees: New Paintings 2015
NEW YORK  •  Lehmann Maupin Gallery  •  10 September - 31 October 2015
Lehmann Maupin presents its fourth exhibition with British artist Billy Childish, a prolific painter, writer, and musician. The artist’s vivid oil paintings offer fragmented fields of intense color applied frenetically, often leaving charcoal marks and the linen canvas exposed, further emphasizing the immediate and intuitive nature of Childish’s work.

While he is occasionally associated with British groups like the Stuckists and YBAs, Childish does not see himself as connected to a particular contemporary movement; however, he is highly regarded and well known by his peers, including renowned artists Peter Doig and Tracey Emin.  Childish’s influences range from artists whose work he admires, including Vincent van Gogh, Kurt Schwitters, Edvard Munch, Mikhail Larionov, and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff.

Lehmann Maupin Gallery Website

Contact: Lehmann Maupin Gallery
536 West 22nd Street
New York, NY
Tel: (1) 212 255 29 23

Eduardo Abaroa:<EM> Obelisco roto portátil para mercados ambulantes</EM> (A Portable Broken Obelisk for Street Markets),1993, plastic sheeting, metal and photographic documentation. Courtesy of the artist.
Eduardo Abaroa: Obelisco roto portátil para mercados ambulantes (A Portable Broken Obelisk for Street Markets),1993, plastic sheeting, metal and photographic documentation. Courtesy of the artist.
Strange Currencies: Art & Action in Mexico City, 1990-2000
PHILADELPHIA  •  Moore College of Art & Design  •  19 September - 12 December 2015

The 1990s in Mexico were defined by a catastrophic economic crisis, social turmoil, and extensive impoverishment, with generalized political corruption and a chronic increase in violence and instability due to the effects of an accelerated process of globalization.

The exhibition brings together a selection of twenty-eight artists who lived and worked in Mexico City in the 1990s, whose varied practices and points of view reflect the multiplicity of subjects and approaches that emerged in the course of that crucial decade. The exhibition will feature nearly 80 works of art in a vast range of supports, including sculpture, photography, video, painting, installation, performance, and sound art. The works selected represent the gamut of issues and ideas explored at the time, such as gender-issues debates, social stratification, the flows of economic and symbolic capital, social inequality and social struggles, violence, urban development, youth culture and culture in general, and the realities of everyday life in a city in a permanent state of crisis.

Contact: Moore College of Art & Design
Philadelphia, PA

<P>Minerva Cuevas: <EM>America,</EM> 2006Acrylic paint on wallCourtesy Kadist Art Foundation and Galeria Kurimanzutto, Mexico City.</P>

Minerva Cuevas: America, 2006
Acrylic paint on wall
Courtesy Kadist Art Foundation and Galeria Kurimanzutto, Mexico City.

United States of Latin America
DETROIT, MICHIGAN  •  Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit  •  18 September 2015 - 3 January 2016

United States of Latin America brings together more than 30 emerging artists from Latin America, many of who will be exhibiting in the United States for the first time. The exhibition is based on an ongoing conversation between two curators, Jens Hoffmann and Pablo León de la Barra, who for over a decade have exchanged research about artists, artworks, and the overall development of the art world from Mexico to Argentina and the many countries in between.

The exhibition brings this conversation into MOCAD in the form of a wide range of works in a variety of mediums: photographs of housing in Havana; a film about the effects of gang violence in Mexico; sculpture addressing the involvement of the CIA in Latin American dictatorships; boulders from a Guatemalen lake that have been turned into flip-flops; and paintings about the interplay of modernist houses, tropical vegetation, and utopian architecture. Mirroring the diversity of Latin America today, this exhibition presents an intentionally fragmented survey of the region and the art being made there, allowing for a glimpse of a place that although geographically near, in many ways seems far away and unfamiliar.

Participating artists:

Pablo Accinelli, Edgardo Aragón, Juan Araujo, Felipe Arturo, Nicolás Bacal, Milena Bonilla, Paloma Bosquê, Pia Camil, Mariana Castillo Deball, Benvenuto Chavajay, Marcelo Cidade, Donna Conlon and Jonathan Harker, Nicolás Consuegra, Minerva Cuevas, Elena Damiani, Leonardo Engel, Ximena Garrido-Lecca, Federico Herrero, Voluspa Jarpa, Runo Lagomarsino, Adriana Lara, Valentina Liernur, Mateo López, Renata Lucas, Nicolás Paris, Amalia Pica, Pablo Rasgado, Pedro Reyes, Gabriel Sierra, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Clarissa Tossin, Adrián Villar Rojas, Carla Zaccagnini

Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit Website

Contact: Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
4454 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201

Bettina Witteveen: <EM>Altar of Redemption and Resurrection</EM>• Windows Gedächtniskirche, Berlin, Germany• Face Injury, X-Ray, WWI, Germany
Bettina Witteveen: Altar of Redemption and Resurrection
• Windows Gedächtniskirche, Berlin, Germany
• Face Injury, X-Ray, WWI, Germany
When We Were Soldiers… once and young (WWWS)
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK  •  Brooklyn Navy Yard  •  19 September - 24 October 2015

When We Were Soldiers… once and young (WWWS), a photographic installation by German artist and social activist Bettina WitteVeen, is one of the most ambitious installations to be staged in the Brooklyn Navy Yard in recent years. It is also the first time that an artist has been given the use of the building where soldiers were treated from the American Civil War onwards to World War ll, and which has been closed to the general public. The Brooklyn Navy Yard location is in keeping with WitteVeen’s philosophy of using historically significant sites for installations to underscore her humanitarian message.

Presented as a visual poem, WWWS will weave together over 100 black and white and color analog photographs culled from historic archives, sculptures in the form of large crosses and a walk-in altar with a sound installation. The installation, including WitteVeen's wide-ranging and visually rich photographs, will philosophically and artistically explore the depth of humanity’s collective shadow as it finds its ultimate expression in war and genocide.


Brooklyn Navy Yard
Brooklyn, New York


Events in Classical Music

Bach Collegium Japan
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS  •  NEC’s Jordan Hall  •  8 November 2015

J.S. Bach, Vivaldi, Handel

Bach Collegium Japan
Masaaki Suzuki, director

Detailed schedule information:
3:00 pm


NEC’s Jordan Hall
30 Gainsborough Street
Boston, MA

Tel: (1) 617 482 66 61

Benjamin Grosvenor, piano
NEW YORK  •  Carnegie Hall  •  15 October 2015

J.S. Bach, Mendelssohn, Franck, Liszt, Ravel

Benjamin Grosvenor, piano



Carnegie Hall Website

Detailed schedule information:
7:30 pm


Carnegie Hall
881 7th Ave
New York, NY 10019


Tel: (1) 212 247 78 00

Boston Symphony Orchestra: Andris Nelsons, music director and conductor
NEW YORK  •  Carnegie Hall  •  22 October 2015

Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky
Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, Music Director and Conductor
Nadezhda Serdyuk, Mezzo-Soprano
Tanglewood Festival Chorus
James Bagwell, Guest Chorus Conductor

Carnegie Hall Website

Detailed schedule information:
8:00 pm

Contact: Carnegie Hall
881 7th Ave
New York, NY 10019
Tel: (1) 212 247 78 00

Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Evgeny Kissin, piano
CHICAGO  •  Symphony Center  •  15 October 2015

Bach, orch. Davis: Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor
Stravinsky: Divertimento
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Sir Andrew Davis, conductor
Evgeny Kissin, 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

Lang Lang, piano
COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA  •  Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall  •  19 October 2015

J.S. Bach, Tchaikovsky, Chopin

Lang Lang, piano

Philharmonic Society Website

Detailed schedule information:
8:00 pm

Contact: Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall
Segerstrom Center for the Arts
615 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Tel: (1) 949 553 24 22

Maurizio Pollini, piano
NEW YORK  •  Carnegie Hall  •  25 October 2015
Beethoven, Schoenberg

Maurizio Pollini, piano

Carnegie Hall Website

Detailed schedule information:
3:00 pm

Contact: Carnegie Hall
881 7th Ave
New York, NY 10019
Tel: (1) 212 247 78 00

The Philadelphia Orchestra: Gil Shaham, violin
NEW YORK  •  Carnegie Hall  •  13 October 2015

Grieg: Suite No. 1 from Peer Gynt
Bartok: Violin Concerto No. 2
Sibelius: Symphony No. 5

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, music director and conductor
Gil Shaham, violin


Carnegie Hall Website

Detailed schedule information:
8:00 pm


Carnegie Hall
881 7th Ave
New York, NY 10019

Tel: (1) 212 247 78 00

Mozart's 'Gran Partita'
CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS  •  various venues  •  16 - 17 October 2015

Mozart: Serenade in B-flat Major K. 361/370a “Gran Partita”

Grand Harmonie, a period orchestra founded in Boston open stheir fourth season with Mozart's 'Gran Partita' in Cambridge.

Friday, October 16, 2015 at 7:30pm

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
838 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139

Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 7:30pm

The Memorial Church
1 Harvard Yard
Cambridge, MA 02138

Grand Harmonie Website

Detailed schedule information:



Events in Dance

Ronald K. Brown /&nbsp; EvidencePhoto: Julieta Cervantes
Ronald K. Brown /  Evidence
Photo: Julieta Cervantes
Ronald K. Brown / Evidence : with Jason Moran and The Bandwagon
WASHINGTON, DC  •  John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts  •  28 - 30 October 2015

Collaborating for Jason+, a new multidisciplinary series, Kennedy Center Artistic Director for Jazz Jason Moran and celebrated choreographer Ronald K. Brown bring together their respective ensembles for a night of jazz and dance.

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Website

Detailed schedule information:
7:30 pm

Contact: John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F St NW
Washington, DC 20566

Tel: (1) 202 467 46 00

Events in Jazz

Chucho Valdés: Irakere 40
CHICAGO  •  Symphony Center  •  6 November 2015
Chucho Valdés: Irakere 40

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

The Bad Plus / Joshua Redman
CHICAGO  •  Symphony Center  •  16 October 2015
The Bad Plus / Joshua Redman

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

Events in Opera

Elektra (opera in concert): By Richard Strauss
NEW YORK  •  Carnegie Hall  •  21 October 2015
Richard Strauss: Elektra (opera in concert)

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, Music Director and Conductor
Christine Goerke, Elektra
Gun-Brit Barkmin, Chrysothemis
Jane Henschel, Klytaemnestra
Gerhard Siegel, Aegisth
James Rutherford, Orest
Nadezhda Serdyuk, First Maid
Claudia Huckle, Second Maid
Mary Phillips, Third Maid
Sandra López, Fourth Maid
Rebecca Nash, Fifth Maid
Nadine Secunde, Overseer
Kevin Langan, Orest's Guardian and Old Servant
Elizabeth Byrne, Klytämnestra’s Confidante
Meredith Hansen, Klytämnestra’s Trainbearer
Mark Schowalter, Young Servant
Tanglewood Festival Chorus
James Bagwell, Guest Chorus Conducto

Carnegie Hall Website

Detailed schedule information:
8:00 pm

Contact: Carnegie Hall
881 7th Ave
New York, NY 10019
Tel: (1) 212 247 78 00

Il Trovatore: By Giuseppe Verdi
NEW YORK  •  Metropolitan Opera  •  25 September 2015 - 13 February 2016

Giuseppe Verdi: Il Trovatore
Sung in Italian with Met titles in English, Italian, Spanish, German

Production: Sir David McVicar
Set Designer: Charles Edwards
Costume Designer: Brigitte Reiffenstuel
Lighting Designed by Jennifer Tipton
Choreographer: Leah Hausman

Marco Armiliato, conductor


Leonora: Anna Netrebko (Performing Sep 25,29, Oct 3,7,10,17)
Leonora: Angela Meade (Perofrming Feb 3, 6, 9, 13)
Azucena: Dolora Zajick
Manrico: Yonghoon Lee (Performing Sep 25,29, Oct 3,7,10)
Manrico: Antonello Palombi (Performing Oct 17)
Manrico: Marcello Giordani (Performing Feb 3,6,9,13)
di Luna: Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Performing Sep 25,29, Oct 3, Feb 3,6,9,13)
di Luna: Vitaliy Bilyy (Performing Oct 7,10,17)
Ferrando: Štefan Kocán (Performing Sep 25,29, Oct 3,7,10,17)
Ferrando: Kwangchul Youn (Performing Feb 3,6,9,13)

Metropolitan Opera Website

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

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

Venusberg ballet from <EM>Tannhäuser</EM>
Venusberg ballet from Tannhäuser
Tannhäuser: By Richard Wagner
NEW YORK  •  Metropolitan Opera  •  8 - 31 October 2015

Richard Wagner: Tannhäuser
Sung in German with Met titles in German, English and Spanish

Production: Otto Schenk
Set Designer: Günther Schneider-Siemssen
Costume Designer: Patricia Zipprodt
Lighting Designer: Gil Wechsler
Choreographer: Norbert Vesak

James Levine, conductor


Elisabeth: Eva-Maria Westbroek
Venus: Michelle DeYoung
Tannhäuser: Johan Botha
Wolfram: Peter Mattei
Landgraf Hermann: Günther Groissböck

Metropolitan Opera Website

Detailed schedule information:
7:00 pm

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

Events in Pop Culture and Cinema

Juliette Binoche in <EM>Antigone</EM>
Juliette Binoche in Antigone
Antigone: By Sophokles
WASHINGTON, DC  •  John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts  •  22 - 25 October 2015

Sophokles: Antigone

Starring Juliette Binoche

Celebrated stage-and-screen actress Juliette Binoche (Academy Award winner for The English Patient; Tony Award nominee for Harold Pinter's Betrayal) portrays Antigone in a contemporary version of Sophokles's riveting tragedy, translated anew by T.S. Eliot Prize–winning poet Anne Carson.
When her dead brother is decreed a traitor and his body is left unburied beyond the city walls, Antigone refuses to accept this most severe of punishments. Defying her uncle, who governs the city, she dares to say "no." Forging ahead with a funeral alone, she places personal allegiance before politics--a tenacious act that will trigger a cycle of destruction.

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Website

Detailed schedule information:
7:30 pm

Contact: John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F St NW
Washington, DC 20566

Tel: (1) 202 467 46 00

Big Apple Circus
Big Apple Circus
Big Apple Circus: The Grand Tour
NEW YORK  •  Lincoln Center  •  21 October 2015 - 10 January 2016

Big Apple Circus returns to the Big Top at Lincoln Center for the company's 38th season with the World Premiere of its all-new show, The GrandTour!

The Grand Tour transports audiences to the Roaring 1920s, the advent of the modern travel era, when the most adventuresome began to tour the world in ships, planes, trains, and automobiles. With every seat less than 50 feet from the stage. Clowns, jugglers, acrobats, and aerialists from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North and South America appear with ponies, puppies and more; the troupe sets off on its own whirlwind adventure, accompanied by the live, seven-piece Big Apple Circus Band at each of more than 100 performances.

Big Apple Circus Website

Detailed schedule information:
6:30 pm

Contact: Lincoln Center
Broadway at 65th Street
New York, NY
Tel: (1) 800 922 37 72

Matt Damon in <EM>The Martian</EM>
Matt Damon in The Martian
The Martian
LOS ANGELES  •  Regal LA LIVE Stadium 14  •  2 - 20 October 2015

The Martian

When astronauts blast off from the planet Mars, they leave behind Mark Watney (Matt Damon), presumed dead after a fierce storm. With only a meager amount of supplies, the stranded visitor must utilize his wits and spirit to find a way to survive on the hostile planet. Meanwhile, back on Earth, members of NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring him home, while his crew mates hatch their own plan for a daring rescue mission.

In addition to Matt Damon, The Martian features Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Pena, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Donald Glover.

Director: Ridley Scott
Adapted from: The Martian
Story by: Andy Weir
Music composed by: Harry Gregson-Williams

Regal LA LIVE Stadium 14 Website

Detailed schedule information:

12:40pm, 2:50pm, 4:10pm, 6:20pm, 7:40pm, 9:50pm

12:00pm, 1:20pm, 3:30pm. 4:50pm, 7:00pm, 8:20pm, 10:30pm

Contact: Regal LA LIVE Stadium 14
1000 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Tel: (1) (844) 462-7342

<EM>99 Homes</EM>
99 Homes
99 Homes
NEW YORK  •  Angelika Film Center  •  15 September - 17 October 2015

99 Homes

Ramin Bahrani, director


Andrew Garfield, Michael Shannon, Laura Dern

In this timely thriller, charismatic and ruthless businessman Rick Carver (Oscar nominee Michael Shannon) is making a killing by repossessing homes. When he evicts a single father trying to care for his mother (Andrew Garfield and Laura Dern), Nash becomes so desperate to provide for his family that he goes to work for the very man who evicted him in the first place. It is a deal-with-the-devil that comes with an increasingly high cost: Nash must evict families from their homes. As he falls deeper into Carver's web, Nash finds his situation grows more brutal and dangerous than he ever imagined.

Angelika Film Center & Café Website

Contact: Angelika Film Center & Café
18 West Houston Street
New York, NY 10012
Tel: (1) 212 995 25 70

<EM>Labyrinth of Lies</EM>
Labyrinth of Lies
Labyrinth of Lies
NEW YORK  •  Angelika Film Center  •  30 September - 15 October 2015

Labyrinth of Lies
In German with English subtitles

Giulio Ricciarelli, director


Alexander Fehling, André Szymanski, Friederike Bech

In 1958, nobody wants to look back to the time of the National Socialist regime. When Frankfurt public prosecutor Johann Radmann comes across documents that help initiate the trial against members of the SS who served in Auschwitz, the horrors of the past and the hostility towards his work bring Johann close to a meltdown. Paralleling personal drama with issues of a national scale, this compelling film examines the ways in which we allow ourselves to forget events too painful to acknowledge.

Angelika Film Center & Café Website


Angelika Film Center & Café
18 West Houston Street
New York, NY 10012

Tel: (1) 212 995 25 70

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