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

Metropolitan Museum of Art Website


Contact:

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


Tel: (1) 212 535 77 10

“El Taller de Gráfica Popular: Vida y Arte
ATHENS, GEORGIA  •  The Georgia Museum of Art  •  13 June - 13 September 2015
 

The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia presents the exhibition “El Taller de Gráfica Popular: Vida y Arte” Consisting of approximately 250 works of Mexican sociopolitical art created by El Taller de Gráfica Popular (the Workshop for Popular Graphics, or TGP for short), the exhibition comes from a single collection but is wide-ranging and thorough in its coverage. It takes over the entire temporary exhibition wing of the museum’s building and is the most comprehensive in the world on the workshop since the 1950s. The museum has also published a catalogue reproducing every work in the exhibition, plus many supplementary images, the largest and best illustrated such book on the workshop in any language.

El Taller de Grafica Popular Vida y Arte

Founded in 1937 by Raúl Anguiano, Luis Arenal, Leopoldo Méndez and Pablo O’Higgins, the TGP included many notable 20th-century Mexican printmakers and a few important members from outside the country, including Elizabeth Catlett (an American) and Fanny Rabel (born in Poland). They produced large-scale posters (carteles), flyers (volantes), books, pamphlets, fine art portfolios, calavera newspapers and independent prints, all with the idea that art could serve as a tool, even a weapon. They fought for social change and against fascist aggression at home and abroad by informing and inspiring the Mexican people and like-minded organizations around the globe.

Michael Ricker, from whose collection the works come, said in a press statement, “Founded in 1937, El Taller de Gráfica Popular was perhaps the most prominent, prolific and political workshop in world history. From the expropriation of foreign oil interests and the support and protection of rural teachers to strong anti-fascist efforts and the promotion of civil rights, they addressed all the prominent issues of their day. For decades, the workshop poured out a relentless stream of posters, flyers, portfolios, prints, hilarious Day of the Dead newspapers, fine books and simple pamphlets. The workshop’s membership included many of Mexico’s finest and best-recognized artists. While virtually all were printmakers, they were also muralists, painters, sculptors and draftsmen. They were not los Tres Grandes (the Big Three [muralists Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siquieros and José Clemente Orozco]), they were los otros (the others), los trabajadores (the workers), working for what they believed and placing their nation and its people before themselves.”



The Georgia Museum of Art Website


Contact: Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-1502
Tel: (1) 706.542.46 62

Robert Nanteuil (French, 1623–1678), <EM>Louis XIV, King of France and Navarre</EM> 1676.Engraving The Getty Research InstituteLos Angeles (2012.PR.70).
Robert Nanteuil (French, 1623–1678), Louis XIV, King of France and Navarre 1676.
Engraving
The Getty Research Institute
Los Angeles (2012.PR.70).
A Kingdom of Images: French Prints in the Age of Louis XIV, 1660–1715
LOS ANGELES  •  Getty Research Institute  •  16 June - 6 September 2015
 

Fully appreciating the beauty and utility of prints, Louis XIV, King of France and Navarre and his advisors transformed Paris into the single most important printmaking center in Europe, a position the city maintained until the 20th century.

Commemorating the 300th anniversary of Louis XIV's death, A Kingdom of Images: French Prints in the Age of Louis XIV, 1660–1715 features nearly 100 works from the Getty Research Institute and the Bibliothèque nationale de France. Produced during the golden age of French printmaking—from grand royal portraits to satiric views of everyday life, and from small-scale ornamental designs to unusually large, multi-sheet panoramas of royal buildings, the exhiibition explores the rich variety of prints that came to define French power and prestige in the era of Louis XIV (1638–1715).

The exhibition was curated by Louis Marchesano, curator of prints and drawings at the GRI; Christina Aube, curatorial assistant at the GRI; prints specialist Peter Fuhring of the Fondation Custodia in Paris; and Vanessa Selbach and Rémi Mathis, curators of seventeenth-century prints at the Bibliothèque nationale de France.



Getty Research Institute website


Contact: 1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049-1679
(310) 440-7300
Tel: (1) 310 440 73 00

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

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 
Panama
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

Charles Ray: <EM>Huck and Jim,</EM> 2014
Charles Ray: Huck and Jim, 2014
Charles Ray: Sculpture, 1997–2014
CHICAGO  •  Art Institute of Chicago  •  15 May - 4 October 2015
 
The first major exhibition devoted to celebrated Chicago-born, Los Angeles–based sculptor Charles Ray since a midcareer retrospective in 1998, this display of 19 works fills the second floor of the Modern Wing and flows into the museum’s South Garden, presenting a full range of Ray’s most recent achievements with particular emphasis on figurative experiments. The exhibition, co-organized by the Art Institute and the Kunstmuseum Basel, can only be seen in the United States at the Art Institute, and six sculptures—including four new works in their museum debut: Horse and Rider, Huck and Jim, Silver, and Girl on Pony—are on view only in Chicago.

Art Institute of Chicago Website


Contact: Art Institute of Chicago
37 S Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL
Tel: (1) 312 443 36 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

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

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Website


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

Gordon Parks:<EM> Husband and Wife, Sunday Morning, Detroit, Michigan</EM> (1950)
Gordon Parks: Husband and Wife, Sunday Morning, Detroit, Michigan (1950)
Gordon Parks: Back to Fort Scott
BOSTON  •  Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  •  17 January - 13 September 2015
 
Gordon Parks (1912-2006), one of the most celebrated African-American photographers of all time, is the subject of a new exhibition of groundbreaking photographs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA). Gordon Parks: Back to Fort Scott traces Parks’ return to his hometown of Fort Scott, Kansas and then to other Midwestern cities, to track down and photograph each of his childhood classmates. On view in the MFA’s Art of the Americas Wing, the exhibition’s 42 photographs were from a series originally meant to accompany a Life magazine photo essay—but for reasons unknown, the story was never published. The images depict the realities of life under segregation in 1950—presenting a rarely seen view of everyday lives of African-American citizens in the years before the Civil Rights movement began in earnest. One of the most personal and captivating of all Parks’ projects, the images, now owned by The Gordon Parks Foundation, represent a rare and little-known group within Parks’ oeuvre

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Website


Contact: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Avenue of the Arts
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115
Tel: (1) 617 267 93 0

Gustave Caillebotte, At a Café, 1880 • oil on canvas, Musée d’Orsay, Paris • On deposit at Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen • © RMN-Grand Palais/Art Resource, NY
Gustave Caillebotte, At a Café, 1880
oil on canvas, Musée d'Orsay, Paris
On deposit at Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
© RMN-Grand Palais/Art Resource, NY
Gustave Caillebotte: The Painter's Eye
WASHINGTON, DC  •  National Gallery of Art  •  28 June - 4 October 2015
 
Fifty of the most important and beloved paintings of Paris and its environs by impressionist Gustave Caillebotte (1848–1894) are the focus of the first major U.S. retrospective of the artist's work in 20 years.

Organized thematically, the exhibition showcases Caillebotte's fascination with the contemporary lifestyle of the Parisian bourgeoisie, from depictions of interior life, portraits, and still lifes, to urban street views and idyllic river scenes. Many of the works on view were completed between 1875 and 1885, the period in which Caillebotte was most involved with the impressionist movement.

Caillebotte sought to depict contemporary home life in the French capital, such as interior vantage points and views from the inside looking out. The exhibition opens with scenes of work and play set in bourgeois interiors, including A Game of Bezique (1881, Louvre, Abu Dhabi), Young Man Playing the Piano (1876, Bridgestone Museum of Art), and his first important painting The Floor Scrapers (1875, Musée d'Orsay). Views from balconies of the new buildings that were part of Haussmann's building project were of particular interest to Caillebotte, including The Rue Halévy, Seen from a Balcony (1878, Joan and Bernard Carl), a completely exterior view, and Interior, Woman at the Window (1880, Private Collection), a view from inside an apartment looking out.

Street views of Paris as revitalized by Haussmann are Caillebotte's most renowned works, including Paris Street, Rainy Day (1877, The Art Institute of Chicago) and The Pont de l'Europe (1876, Petit Palais, Geneva), both of which were included at the impressionist exhibition of 1877.


National Gallery of Art Website


Contact: The National Gallery of Art
6th Street and Constitution Avenue NW
Washington DC, 20565
Tel: (1) 202 737 42 15

Mark Bradford: MATRIX 172 (detail)
Mark Bradford: MATRIX 172 (detail)
Mark Bradford: MATRIX 172
HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT  •  Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art  •  4 June - 6 September 2015
 

Mark Bradford grew up in South Central Los Angeles - where in 1965 the Watts riots upended his neighborhood and in 1992 the Los Angeles riots (ignited by the Rodney King verdict) resulted in mass arson, looting, assault, and murder in the same area and beyond. In the aftermath of the King riots, cyclone fencing was installed around the destruction and eventually merchant posters began to appear as the initial signs of an economic renewal.

Such everyday realities of the local community and urban landscape inform his racially and politically charged work. Known for tactile, signage-based and map-like collage paintings, Bradford’s trademark monumental, mixed-media abstractions layer string and advertising posters stripped from the city streets infamous for gang violence. The artist maintains his studio here in the same Leimert Park neighborhood where he lived until the age of eleven.

In his work, the layered posters are largely painted over, but offer glimpses of texts that betray the area’s problematic social and economic issues. Ads for bail bonds businesses, money-cashing stores, and paternity- and disease-testing clinics target and prey upon the grim realities of the tough, poor, inner-city community. These social and political interests intrinsic to Bradford’s “post-black” work are symbolically represented, veiled in abstraction.

For Bradford’s MATRIX project, he creates a site-specific wall drawing inspired by Sol LeWitt, the conceptual artist and Hartford native who is the founder of the “wall drawing” art form. (There are four Sol LeWitt wall drawings currently on view in the museum.)



Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art Website


Contact: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
600 Main Street
Hartford CT, 06103

Mark Bradford: <EM>Rebuild South Central</EM>
Mark Bradford: Rebuild South Central
Mark Bradford: Scorched Earth
LOS ANGELES  •  Hammer Museum  •  20 June - 27 September 2015
 

Comprising a suite of new paintings, a multimedia installation, and a major painting on the Lobby Wall, this new body of work by the Los Angeles–based artist Mark Bradford refers to formative moments in his life and ruminations on the body in crisis. As an artist who has long been interested in strategies of mapping and the psychogeography of the city he calls home, Bradford uses his characteristic painting style to excavate the terrain— emotional, political and actual—that he inhabits. Examining the moment and afterlife of the 1992 uprisings in Los Angeles, which he experienced from his studio in Leimert Park, Bradford has translated the outrage and lasting wounds of the riots into these new paintings. Scorched Earth is Bradford’s first solo museum exhibition in Los Angeles.

The multimedia installation Spiderman (2015) incorporates tropes of Black American stand-up comedy, inspired in part by Eddie Murphy’s searing commentary on sexuality in his controversial 1983 concert film Delirious. The Lobby Wall features a map of HIV diagnoses in the United States as of 2009. The work was created using Bradford’s signature process of excavating through layers of paint and drywall and topography. Bradford’s early identification as an artist emerging in the mid-1980s was informed by queer and feminist politics during the developing AIDS crisis. With these works, he explodes the deep cultural fears and misrepresentations that misconceive of black identity and gender as one-dimensional, providing a trenchant critique of pervasive cultural racism and homophobia in society as a whole.



Hammer Museum Website


Contact: Hammer Museum Website
10899 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Tel: (1) 310 443 70 00

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

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

Modern Photographs from the Thomas Walther Collection, 1909–1949
NEW YORK  •  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

Joachim Wtewael (Utrecht 1566–1638 Utrecht), Venus and Adonis, 1607–10, oil on panel, HOHENBUCHAU COLLECTION, on Permanent Loan to LIECHTENSTEIN. The Princely Collections, Vienna, HB 32
Joachim Wtewael (Utrecht 1566–1638 Utrecht), Venus and Adonis, 1607–10, oil on panel, HOHENBUCHAU COLLECTION, on Permanent Loan to LIECHTENSTEIN. The Princely Collections, Vienna, HB 32
Northern Baroque Splendor: The Hohenbuchau Collection
CINCINNATI, OHIO  •  Cincinnati Art Museum .  •  27 June - 20 September 2015
 
The Hohenbuchau Collection is one of the largest collections of Northern Baroque art assembled in recent decades, and it is now on long-term loan to the Prince of Liechtenstein’s Museum in Vienna.

With more than 60 paintings primarily from the 17th century,this exhibition showcases the virtuoso composition and technical brilliance of the Golden Age of Dutch and Flemish art. The artworks are varied in size and format and represent virtually every genre of the era — history painting, portraiture, landscapes, seascapes, still life, flower pieces, animal paintings, and hunting scenes.

The exhibition includes works by some of the most famous artists of the period including the Utrecht Caravaggisti (Gerard van Honthorst and Hendrickter Brugghen), the Leiden fijnschilders (Gerard Dou, Frans and Willem van Mieris), landscape artists (Salomon van Ruysdael, Jacob van Ruisdael), and the great Flemish masters Peter Paul Rubens and Jacob Jordaens.

Cincinnati Art Museum Website


Contact: Cincinnati Art Museum
953 Eden Park Drive
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Tel: 1 (877) 472-4226

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

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

The Museum of Modern Art Website


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

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

Thomas Hart Benton, <EM>Shipping Out</EM>, 1942Oil on canvas, 40 x 28 1/2 in. Property of the Westervelt Collection and displayed in the Tuscaloosa Museum of Art in Tuscaloosa, AlabamaPhoto by Chip Cooper. © Benton Testamentary Trusts/UMB Bank Trustee/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.
Thomas Hart Benton, Shipping Out, 1942
Oil on canvas, 40 x 28 1/2 in.
Property of the Westervelt Collection and displayed in the Tuscaloosa Museum of Art in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Photo by Chip Cooper.
© Benton Testamentary Trusts/UMB Bank Trustee/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.
American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood
SALEM, MASSACHUSETTS  •  The Peabody Essex Museum  •  6 June - 7 September 2015
 
 
American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood explores how the motion picture industry influenced and ignited Benton's creative imagination. Melding Old Master European painting traditions with Hollywood's cinematic and production techniques, Benton reinvented 20th-century American narratives and captivated the public with his signature brand of visual storytelling

The Peabody Essex Museum


Contact: The Peabody Essex Museum
East India Square (161 Essex St)
Salem, Massachusetts 01970
Tel: (1) . 978-745 95 00

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

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

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Website


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

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

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Website


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

Events in Classical Music

Riccardo Muti
Riccardo Muti
Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Xavier de Maistre, harp
CHICAGO  •  Symphony Center  •  24 - 29 September 2015
 

Chabrier: España
Ginastera: Harp Concerto
Charpentier: Impressions of Italy
Ravel: Boléro

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Xavier de Maistre, harp



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

Andrej Kurti, violin
NEW YORK  •  Carnegie Hall  •  26 September 2015
 
 

Ysaÿe: Six Sonatas for Solo Violin, Op. 27

Andrej Kurti, violin

 



Carnegie Hall Website



Detailed schedule information:
8:00 pm

Contact: Carnegie Hall
881 7th Avenue
New York, NY 10019

Tel: (1) 212 247 78 00

Events in Dance

Camille Brown
Camille Brown
Camille A. Brown & Dancers
NEW YORK  •  Joyce Theater  •  22 - 27 September 2015
 
Bessie Award and Doris Duke Artist Award-winning choreographer Camille A. Brown and the women of Camille A. Brown & Dancers present the world premiere of BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play, a work revealing the complexity of carving out a self-defined identity as a black female in urban America. Original compositions by collaborators Tracy Wormworth and Scott Patterson are performed live and encompass the rhythmic play of African-American rooted steppin’, Double Dutch, and Juba. Each performance culminates with a second-act dialogue, allowing audiences to engage with the artists on stage. An array of distinguished guests—Mark Anthony Neal (Sep 22), L’Heureux Lewis-McCoy (Sep 23), Stacey Muhammad (Sep 24), Scheherazade Tillet (Sep 25), dream hampton (Sep 26), and Dr. Kyra Gaunt, Ph.D. (Sep 27)—lead these discussions.

The Joyce Theater Website



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

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis : Chick Corea and Béla Fleck
LOS ANGELES  •  Hollywood Bowl  •  16 September 2015
 

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

Chick Corea and Béla Fleck



Hollywood Bowl Website



Detailed schedule information:
8:00 pm

Contact: Hollywood Bowl
2301 Highland Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90068
Tel: (1) 323 850 20 00

Roy Hargrove
Roy Hargrove
Roy Hargrove
NEW YORK  •  Blue Note  •  8 - 13 September 2015
 
Roy Hargrove Quintet

Roy Hargrove, trumpet
Sullivan Fortner, piano
Justin Robinson, sax
Ameen Saleem, bass
Quincy Phillips, drums

Blue Note New York Websitte



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

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

Trio 3: Oliver Lake, Reggie Workman & Andrew Cyrille : featuring Jason Moran
NEW YORK  •  Blue Note  •  1 October 2015
 
Trio 3: Oliver Lake, Reggie Workman & Andrew Cyrille featuring Jason Moran

Blue Note New York Websitte



Detailed schedule information:
8:00 pm

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

Events in Pop Culture and Cinema

Empire of the Sun
LOS ANGELES  •  Hollywood Bowl  •  20 September 2015
 
Australian alt-electro superstars Empire of the Sun make their Bowl debut.

Hollywood Bowl Website



Detailed schedule information:
7:00 pm

Contact: Hollywood Bowl
2301 Highland Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90068
Tel: (1) 323 850 20 00

Mike Krol: Ball & Chain Tour
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON  •  Tractor Tavern  •  14 September 2015
 
Mike Krol: Ball & Chain Tour

Tractor Tavern Website



Detailed schedule information:
8:00 pm

Contact: 5213 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107

Tel: (1) :(206) 789-3599

Mike Krol: Ball & Chain Tour
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA  •  Seven Grand  •  19 September 2015
 
Mike Krol: Ball & Chain Tour

Seven Grand Website


Contact:

Seven Grand San Diego
3054 University Ave.
San Diego, CA 92104


Tel: (1) 619.269.8820

Irrational Man
NEW YORK  •  Angelika Film Center  •  30 August - 8 September 2015
 
 

Irrational Man
written and directed by Woody Allen

A philosophy professor in the grip of an existential crisis begins an affair with a student in Woody Allen’s Irrational Man, a critical favorite at its Cannes Film Festival premiere. Abe Lucas is at rock bottom emotionally, unable to find any meaning or joy in life. Soon after arriving to teach at a small town college, Abe gets involved with two women and makes a profound choice, setting off a chain of events that will affect him forever. Joaquin Phoenix, Emma Stone, and Parker Posey shine in this jazz-infused existential thriller.

Cast

Emma Stone, Joaquin Phoenix, Parker Posey, Jamie Blackley



Angelika Film Center & Café Website


Contact: 18 W Houston Street
New York, NY 10012

<P>Photograph by Gian Paolo Barbieri for Gianfranco Ferré advertisement, Fall/Winter 1991. Model: Aly Dunne© GIANPAOLOBARBIERI.</P>

Photograph by Gian Paolo Barbieri for Gianfranco Ferré advertisement, Fall/Winter 1991.
Model: Aly Dunne
© GIANPAOLOBARBIERI.

Italian Style: Fashion since 1945
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE  •  The Frist Center for the Visual Arts  •  5 June - 7 September 2015
 
 
The Frist Center for the Visual Arts presents Italian Style: Fashion Since 1945, an elegant exhibition that chronicles the birth and growth of the Italian fashion industry from the post-World War II recovery years to the present day. Based on new archival research, the exhibition explores the development of both womens- and menswear and highlights key designers and the outstanding techniques, materials and expertise for which Italy has become renowned. The show is curated by Sonnet Stanfill, curator of 20th-century and contemporary fashion at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

The Frist Center for the Visual Arts website


Contact: The Frist Center for the Visual Arts
919 Broadway
Nashville, Tennessee, 37203
Tel: (1) 615 244 33 40



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