+ New York, New York - Jewish Museum
"The Danube Exodus: the Rippling Currents of the River by Peter Forgács and The Labyrinth Project," ( an art collective at the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts) is on view through August 2nd, drawing together images, words and sounds to create a multimedia exhibition about the displacement of different ethnic minorities and the possible similarities between the challenges they face.
The installation immerses visitors in three interwoven historical narratives…the escape of the Eastern European Jewish refugees; the resettlement of émigré German farmers; and the story of Captain Nándor Andrásovits who ferried a group of Eastern European Jews, fleeing Nazi persecution, down the Danube River.
The Jewish Museum is located on Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street. For further information, call (212) 423-3337 or visit www.thejewishmuseum.org.
+ London, England - British Museum
On March 25th, the Paul and Jill Ruddock Gallery of Medieval Europe will open to the public. It will place the collection in its fullest historical context, integrating art with archaeology, covering the period from 1050 to 1500.
Exhibition highlights, aiding the study of this period, include an intricately carved citole, a medieval English musical instrument and the famous Lewis chessmen, circa 1150-1200. Sacred art is equally well represented, illustrating the major devotional developments of the age, led by the museum's rich resource of objects associated with abbeys, priories and convents.
The publication. The Masterpieces of Medieval Art by James Robinson curator of the exhibition, accompanys the exhibition. The British Museum is at Great Russell Street. For further information, call (444) (0)20 7323 8000.
Bronx, New York - Bartow-Pell Mansion
The Barton -Pell Mansion Museum hosts guided tours on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. The museum is located at 895 Shore Road. For further information, call (718) 885-1461 or visit their website at www.bartowpellmansionmuseum.org.
+ Phoenix, Arizona - Phoenix Art Museum
"In Contemporary Rhythm: The Art of Ernest L. Blumenshein" ("Blumy" to his friends) is on view through June 14th.
The exhibition, comprising 66 pieces, is the "largest and most comprehensive effort ever made to assemble, analyze and celebrate Blumenshein's remarkable work" according to exhibition curator Peter H. Hassrick , director of the Denver Museum of Art's Petrie Institute of Western American Art. He was considered the most complex and accomplished painter of the Taos Society of Artists, a group formed with Couse, Phillips, Sharp, Berninghaus and "Buck" Dunton, to promote appreciation of the Taos area. His adobe home and studio in Taos is a National Historic Landmark, preserved today as a house museum with much of the original furnishings in place and works by the old owners and other Taos painters displayed.
The exhibition catalog contains a series of essays about the artist and his times by Hassrick and Cunningham, published by the University of Oklahoma Press in cooperation with the Albuquerque, Denver and Phoenix museums.
The Phoenix Art Museum is located at 1025 North Central Avenue. For further information, call (602) 257 1222 or visit www.phxart.org.
+ Washington, D. C. - The National Gallery of Art
"Pride of Place: Dutch Cityscapes of the Golden Age", utilizing 48 paintings and 23 atlases, maps and illustrated books to document the enduring appeal and aesthetic achievements of 17th Century Dutch cityscape artists, is on view through May 3rd.
The exhibition has been co-curated by Arthur K. Wheelock, Jr., curator of northern baroque painting, and Ariane van Suchtelen, curator of the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis in The Hague. Included are images of The Hague, Haarlem, Delft, Dordrecht, Hoorn, Middleburg, Utrecht, Nijmegen, Rhenen and Amsterdam.
On view, among others, are Jan van Goyen's panoramic "View of The Hague from the Southeast", (ca. 1650-51); Albert Cuyp's "The Maas at Dordrecht" (early1650) recording a real event with 30,000 soldiers and a large flotilla of ships; Carel Fabritius's small "View in Delft" (1652), in which a man gazes across a road and canal to the church where the Princes of Orange were buried.
A 256-page catalog with essays by Wheelock, van Suchtelen, and other scholars, published by Mauritshuis, the National Gallery, and Waanders Publishers, Zwolle, accompanys the exhibition. The National Gallery of Art is on the National Mall between Third and Ninth Streets at Constitution Avenue. For further information, call (202) 737-4215 or visit www.aga.gov.
+ 7th Century Florentine Painting: Selections from the Haukohl Family Collection
ROANOKE, VIRGINIA - The Taubman Museum of Art presents the exhibition "17th Century Florentine Painting: Selections from the Haukohl Family Collection". One of the largest collections of 17th Century Florentine art in America, held by a private family, will be on view, in it's entirety, for the first time.
Paintings by Italian artists Cesare Dandini (1595-1658), Giovanni Domenico Ferretti (1540-1610 ca.), Allessandro Gherardini (1655-1726) and others present stunning and richly evocative renderings of period portraits, as well as classical religious-based Old Testament and mythological themes.
The Taubman Museum of Art is located at 110 Salem Avenue. For further information call (540) 342-5760 or visit their website at www.taubmanmusuem.org.
NEW YORK CITY - Featuring approximately 80 original drawings by some of The New Yorker's most talented and beloved artists, "On the Money Cartoons for The New Yorker" is on view through from January 23rd to May 24th. The exhibition shows the way in which the cartoonist tackled the theme of money and the many ways in which it defines people.
Showcased are such luminaries as Charles Barsotti, George Booth, Dana Fradon, Lee Lorenz, J. B. Handelsman and others. The works are drawn entirely from the collection of Melvin R. Seiden, a longtime supporter of the Morgan, who has assembled one of the largest and most representative private selections of this art form.
The exhibition also underlines the critical role of the cartoon editor whose work is essential to the reader's enjoyment. A selection of cartoons that were improved by editorial recommendations is accompanied by equally amusing correspondence between editor and artist about achieving the perfect union between word and image. Also on view are photographic portraits of many of the artists by Anne Hall.
The Morgan Library is located at 225 Madison Avenue, at 36th Street. For further information, call (212) 685-0008 or visit their website at www.themorgan.org.
+ Preparing for the Ball: Costume of the Early Nation
WASHINGTON, D. C. - Curated by S. Scott Scholz, museum curator at Dumbarton House and Mary D. Doering, collector/independent scholar, "preparing for the Ball: Costume of the Early Nation" is on view through July 4th.
Exhibition artifacts are placed in locations appropriate to preparations for an evening out by its historic residents and domestics. Highlights include a waistcoat owned by Joseph Nourse, the first register of the US Treasury and first resident of Dumbarton House (1804-1813). A dress belonging to Mary Custis, granddaughter of Martha Washington is on view, as well as a child's dress and necklace worn 200 years ago by Phoebe Pemberton Morris, displayed alongside her 1796 portrait by Charles Wilson Peale. The portrait is on loan to Dumbarton House.
The exhibition features objects from the collections of Dumbarton House; Wyck, a National Historic Landmark house and garden in Philadelphia; and the private collection of co-curator Doering.
Dumbarton House is located at 2715 Q Street, NW. For further information, call (202) 337-2288 or visit their website www.DumbartonHouse.org.
+ Landscape with the Temptation of Saint Anthony
LOS ANGELES - The J. Paul Getty Museum has acquired a 1617 painting by Roelandt Savery (1576-1639) called "Landscape with the Temptation of Saint Anthony". It is presently on view.
The Museum has also acquired a drawing by Auguste Rodin (1840-1917). "The Sphinx" shows a woman in a desert. This drawing will be on view infrequently due to it's sensitivity to light.
The J. Paul Getty Museum is located at 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, California. For further information, call (310) 440-7330 or visit their website at www.gettymuseum.org.
+ Grant and Lee in War and Peace
NEW YORK CITY - Organized by the Virginia Historical Society and the New York Historical Society, "Grant and Lee in War and Peace", curated in New York by NYHS public historian Kathleen Hulser, is on view till March 29th.
The exhibition offers a wealth of rare and interesting objects and documents from the public and private collections as well as the Society's holdings. Such things as full uniforms worn by the two generals, period maps, the handwritten, by Grant, "Terms of Surrender" for Lee, photographs, drawings and paintings are on view. There are also Matthew Brady's portraits of the two generals.
In addition, the exhibition explores the views of the two generals toward slavery. Lee's decision to join the Confederacy was not about defending slavery, to which he was opposed, but rather to preserve his personal honor and defend his family and homeland. Grant was convinced that "the North & South could never live at peace with each other except as one nation, and that without Slavery."
In examining the dynamics between Grant and Lee, Americans can learn a good deal about themselves as a people and how they got where they are today. A well-documented 352-page catalog, written by William M. S. Rasmussen and Robert S. Tilton and published by D. Giles Limited, is full of fresh thinking about the two generals and is a valuable addition to the historical record of its era.
The New York Historical Society is at 2 West 77th Street. For further information, call (212) 873-3400 or visit their website at www.nyhistory.org.
+ Winterthur, Delaware - The Art of Dining
"Feeding Desire: Design and the Tools of the Table, 1500-2005", an innovative exhibition showcases the remarkable designs and developments in flatware that have played an important role in the presentation and practical aspects of dining.
The exhibition created and curated by the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York ( a branch of the Smithsonian Institute), features 300 objectss, enhanced by works from Winterthur's extensive collection of prints, books and manuscripts. It examines five centuries of European and American dining through the designs and functions of eating implements and will be on view through February 1st, 2009. From the slightly silly to the sublime, the exhibition features remarkable variation on the tools of the table. A Northern Italian traveling set with mother of pearl handles (1590), silver chopsticks by Tiffany & Co., double and triple-bowled spoons by contemporary designer Andre Zweiacker are on view.
Sets of traveling utensil used before the 1700s; a collection of unusual serving tools; an exploration of the development of production methods; a section devoted to 20th Century addressing the role of the designer and flatware as social commentary...all are included in the presentation.
"Feeding Desire" is accompanied by an extensive catalog Feeding Desire: Design and the Tools of the Table, 1500-2005 (Assouline, 2006), written by Sarah D. Coffin, Ellen Lupton and Dara Goldstein, which contains contributions by numerous other leaders in the fields of design and the history of the table.
Winterthur Museum & Country Estate is located on Route 52, 6 miles northwest of Wilmington, and 5 miles south of US Route 1. For further information, call (800) 448 3883, (302) 888-4600 or visit their website at www.winterthur.org.
+ San Francisco, California - Nine Museums of Berlin Exhibit
"The State Museums of Berlin and the Legacy of James Simon" is a case study of the history of collecting during the late 19th and early 20th Century and features approximate 150 works of art from nine separate Berlin museums.
This exhibit includes Egyptian and Near Eastern antiquities, medieval, Renaissance and baroque sculptures, Old Master paintings, works on paper, including 18th and 19th Century Japanese woodblock prints, art of the Silk Road and European folk art…all donated by James Simon (1851-1932), filling six galleries at the Legion of Honor.. Simon was a patron of the arts, connoisseur, collector and philanthropist best known for his sponsorship of excavations in Egypt, the Near East and Central Asia that brought artifacts from the ancient world including the bust of Nefertiti and the "Ishtar Gate of Babylon and its Processional Way" to Berlin.
Among the highlights of the exhibition is the bust of Queen Ty, a major work from the 18th Dynasty in Egypt, and a lion relief from the Processional Way. Also on view are a 3rd Century gold medallion with a portrait of Alexander the Great, "The Virgin with the Sleeping Child" by Andrea Mantegna and two della Robbia tondi of St. Gregory and St. Ambrose (15th Century).
The Legion of Honor is in a Beaux-Arts style building overlooking Lincoln Park and the Golden Gate Bridge at 34th Avenue and Clement Street. For further information, call (415) 750-3600 or visit their website www.legionofhonor.org.
+ North Adams, Mass. - Sol LeWitt Installation
Conceived by the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., in collaboration with the artist Sol LeWitt, before his death, the project has been undertaken by the gallery, MassMoCA and the Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Mass., The exhibition "Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective" has opened at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art.
"Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective" consists of 100 works, covering nearly an acre of wall surface, that LeWitt created from 1968 to 2007. The works in the retrospective are on loan from numerous private and public collections, including the Yale University Art Gallery, to which LeWitt donated a number of wall drawings.
The Yale University Art Gallery has embarked on the research and production of a 3-volume resource, which will contain descriptive texts, diagrams, installation photographs and more. Sol LeWitt Wall Drawings: A Catalogue Raisonné, which will be co-published in 2010 by the gallery and Yale University Press.
The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art is at 1040 Mass MoCA Way. For further information call (413) 664-4481 or visit their website at www.massmoca.org.
+ Richmond, Va. - Prominent American Silversmiths
A silver teapot, the centerpiece of a case installation of three pieces of silver made by Myer Myers (1723-95), and two others made by prominent American silversmiths, will be on view at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The teapot, ca. 1765, which was made by the prolific colonial silversmith, Myers, stands approximately 6 ½ " tall and was given to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts by Rita Gans in 2006. It is one of the best known examples of Myers' rococo style.
Four additional pieces complete the installation. A coffee pot made by Myers (ca. 2765-70), a ladle, made in about 1784, a set of sugar tongs made by Joseph Richardson, (1784) and a Paul Revere teapot and stand (1796).
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is located on the Boulevard at Grove Avenue. For further information, call (804) 340-1400 or visit their website at www.vmfa.museum.
+ Chicago, Illinois - 14th Century Aztecs
From the collections of the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia and the Temple Mayor Museum in Mexico City, approximately 300 items comprise "The Aztec World: A Unique View of a Mighty Empire", on view at the Field Museum through April 19th, 2009. Additional items have been drawn from the collections of other institutions in both Mexico and the United States.
The Aztecs were largely nomadic until they migrated from the north and ultimately settled on several islands in Lake Texcoco in the Valley of Mexico and founded the city of Tenochtitlan, now central Mexico City, in 1325. The ceremonial center of Tenochtitlan was the Temple Mayor, which was discovered during the 1978 excavations of the Mexico City cathedral. The exhibition reveals the depth and range of the artifacts of Aztec life.
Among the pieces on view is an obsidian mask which was very difficult to craft due to the nature of obsidian, which is rather fragile and mostly used in weapons because of its ability to maintain a sharp edge. There is also a drawing from the warrior section of the Florentine Codex of an eagle warrior and a jaguar warrior, showing them with macuahuitl fitted with obsidian blades. There is also a life-size clay, stucco and painted figure of an eagle man which stood at the entrance to the house of Eagles, next to the Temple Mayor. The eagle was a sign of bravery and eagle warriors wore wings and headdresses from eagle feathers and the talons of a raptor.
A companion book to the exhibit, The Aztec World, is published by Harry Abrams. The museum, which was founded to house the biological and anthropological collections assembled for the world's Columbian Exposition of 1893, is located at 1400 South Lake shore Drive. For further information, call (312) 922-9410 or visit their website at www.fieldmuseum.org.
+ Baltimore - Five-Millennia Jewelry
"Bedazzled: 5000 Years of Jewelry" highlights more than 200 pieces of jewelry from the Walters Art Museum. The exhibition features many hidden treasures on view for the first time. It not only presents the evolution of techniques and materials, but also demonstrates the importance of jewelry as an expression of creativity, as well as wealth and position.
This exhibition was organized by the Walters Art Museum and includes many on loan pieces from the renowned collection of Benjamin Zucker (New York). Among the exhibition highlights are a 19th Century imperial ceremonial Chinese headdress, a Tiffany & Co. iris corsage ornament with 139 diamonds, sapphires and other gems, which was a grand prize winner at the 1900 Paris Exposition Universelle; an enamel and sapphire pansy brooch created by René Lalique and purchased by Henry Walters at the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition.
A 64-page full-color publication, Bedazzled: 5000 Years of Jewelry, accompanies the exhibition.
The Walters Art Museum is located at 600 North Charles Street., Baltimore, Maryland. Museum admission is free, but "Bedazzled" is a special ticketed exhibition. For tickets, call (800) 551-SEAT or (410) 547-9000, ext. 265. or visit www.ticketmaster.com.
+ London, England - Rare Rubens
The Tate Britain museum has purchased a rare sketched version of "The Apotheosis of James I" by Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640). This shows King James I being carried to heaven. The completed artwork was painted onto the ceiling of Banqueting House at Whitehall, the 17th Century London residence of the monarch.
The sketch had been in the family of the late Anthony David Brand. When he died in January, the family offered the museum the opportunity to buy the sketch. It has been on view at the museum since March.
The Tate Britain museum is located at Millbank, SW104RG, London, England. For further information, call 020 7887 8888. For web connection, Google Tate Britain.
+ New York City - New Shows at The Frick
Now on view in the North Hall, is a gift of the museum's first painting by Gabriel de Saint-Aubin. On view in the West Gallery are two long-term loans: Nicholas Poussin's (1594-1665) "Hannibal Crossing the Alps" ca. 1626-27, and Francesco Guaradi's (1712-1793). "View of the Giudecca Canal and the Zattere, Venice" ca. 1765.
Displayed in the Garden Court is the dramatic, large-scale Meissen figure designed in the 1730's by the porcelain manufactory's celebrated modeler Johann Gottleib Kirchner (b. 1706).
The Frick is at 1 East 70th Street, New York, New York. For further information, call (212) 288-0700 or visit their website www.frick.org.
+ Washington, D. C. - Pompeiian and Roman Art and Culture
A fascinating new exhibition reflecting decades of excavation and research is on view at the National Gallery of Art through March 22nd, 2009. "Pompeii and the Roman Villa: Art and Culture Around the Bay of Naples" features 150 exquisite treasures: paintings, sculptures, mosaics and decorative arts, rescued from the ruins of villas in Pompeii and the neighboring communities long hidden as a consequence of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius on August 24, 79 A. D.
The show, organized by Carol Mattusch, professor of art history at George Mason University, emphasizes the beauty of the antiquities and how it "links the enormous popularity of Greek traditions in roman art to the resurgence of interest in classical antiquity that came about in the Eighteenth Century through the rediscovery of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabiae."
The accompanying 365-page catalog, with essays by Matusch and other authorities is printed by the National Gallery in association with Thames & Hudson, sells for $60 (hardcover) and $40 (softcover).
The National Gallery of Art is on the National Mall between 3rd and 9th Streets at Constitution Avenue NW. For further information, call (202) 737-2150 or visit www.nga.gov.
+ Maya Lin Landscapes in San Francisco
Maya Lin, known for her design for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, has sculptures, drawings and installations on view at the de Young Museum through January 18th, 2009.
"Systematic Landscapes" is Lin's second nationally traveling exhibition in 10 years. "This exhibition continues my interest in exploring notions of landscape and geologic phenomena", says Lin.
Concurrent with "Systematic Landscapes" is the debut of May Lin's public art installation "Where the Land Meets the Sea", a tubular wire sculpture commissioned by the San Francisco Arts Commission for the California Academy of Sciences,, also in Golden Gate Park. The installation is the first permanent work by Lin in San Francisco. The de Young exhibition will feature small-scale models, maquettes and renderings of the piece, engaging audiences in Lin's creative thinking process and studio practice.
The de Young museum is located Golden Gate Park at 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive. For further information, call (415) 750-3600 or visit their website www.deyoungmuseum.org
+ Dumbarton House Hosts Antique Silver
George Washington's silver camp tumbler is currently part of the exhibition, "Silver of Georgetown and Washington City, 1790-1840" which includes silver flatware and hollowware made by prominent silversmiths working during the Federal period and early Republic.
The exhibition of 20 pieces highlights wares made only by silversmiths who worked in the local geographic area, these include William A. Williams, John Gaither and Robert Keyworth and. Probably the best known one, Charles Alexander Burnett, worked in Georgetown (ca. 1800-1848).
A printed essay about the silversmiths of Georgetown and Washington City and a list of the exhibition objects is complimentary to visitors.
Historic Dumbarton House is located at 2715 Q Street, NW. For further information, call (202) 337-2288 or visit their website at www.dumbartonhouse.org.
+ Parisian Avant-garde Artists
A fascinating chapter in art history is documented in "Paris Portraits, Artists, Friends and Lovers" now on view at the Bruce Museum through January 4th, 2009.
Fifty works of art have been put together for the first museum show of this "group portrait". Included are works by Margaret Pogany (1876-1957), Robert Delaunay, Francis Picabia (1879-1953), Max Ernst (1891-1976), surrealist megastar Salvador Dali (1904-1989), Foujita (Tsuguharu Fujita 1886-1968) and others.
The exhibition has been astutely curated by Kenneth E. Silver, professor of Modern art at New York University and adjunct curator of art at the Bruce, who has written an insightful essay in the accompanying 144-page catalog Paris Portraits. There are valuable commentaries by Bruce curatorial assistant Abigail D. Newman.
The Bruce Museum is located at 1 Museum Drive, just off Interstate 95,
Exit 3. For further information call (203) 869-0376 or visit their website www.brucemuseum.org
+ Cincinnati Art Museum presents Czech Artist
The first major retrospective exhibition of the work of Czech artist Jirí Anderle is
on view at the Cincinnati Art Museum. Working in spite of political oppression and
censorship, Anderle has created a varied body of work which explores issues facing
mankind which is now being shown in an exhibition entitled "Illusion and Reality:
Prints by Jirí Anderle". The exhibition includes 100 prints from 1960 through 1990
from the museum's permanent collection, the largest repository of Anderle's works
in the United States
Anderle was first introduced to America by the Jacques Baruch Gallery. The
Baruch's commitment to his work afforded him international recognition. The
Cincinnati Art Museum also recognized his skill; in 1973, Curator Kristin
Spangenberg met the Baruchs and was introduced to Anderle's work among
other Czech artists. As a result of a major gift from the Anne and Jacque Baruch
collection, today the Museum is a major venue for the study of Czech
The Cincinnati Art Musem is at 953 Eden Park Drive. For further information, call
(513) 639-2995 or visit www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org.
+ Stickley On view in Connecticut
The Wadsorth Antheneum is presenting 140 works amassed from major private collections as well as related pieces from the Museum's permanent collection in an exhibition entitled "At Home With Gustav Stickley: Arts and Crafts from the Stephen Gray collection" through January 4th, 2009
The exhibition will feature rare early examples of Stickley's finest furniture
designs from 1901 to 1905, as well as art pottery by leading makers…objects
typically found in Arts and Crafts homes. The Arts and Crafts movement in
America was epitomized by his Craftsman furnishings. The Gray collection includes
rare early examples of Stickley's finest furniture designs with pieces dating from
those important years
"At Home With Gustav Stickely" is accompanied by a full-color catalog with essays
by Stephen Gray, David Cathers and Tommy McPherson. The Wadsworth
Atheneum Museum of Art is located at 600 Main Street, Hartford, Connecticut. For
further information call (800) 278-2670 or visit their website at
+ Benefit for Katmandu Arts Center
"Khulla Dhoke: The Open Door" will be on view at the Royal Over-Seas League, in London, to benefit the Katmandu Art Center, which is raising funds to establish a cultural center in the capital of Nepal. The name of the exhibit symbolizes and reflects an open mind
There will be 108 works of art included in all mediums: oils, watercolors, prints, photographs and mixed media. The number 108 is a propitious and sacred number in Hinduism and Buddhism and throughout most of Asia
British artists contributing new works for the exhibit include, among others, Maggi Hambling, Time Hyman, Catherine Goodman, Patrick Hughes and Andarew Logan. Nepalese artists include Uma Shankar Shah, Shashi Shah, Manuj Babu Mishra, and Sunil Sigdel among many others
The exhibition will be on view from until November 11th. The Royal Over-Seas League is located at Park Place, St. James, London. For more information, call (0) 20 7244 9307 or visit www.katmanduarts.org
+ Beloved Elephant in New York
Now at the Morgan Library, the beloved little French elephant who has enchanted children and adults for generations, has come to the Morgan Library in an exhibit entitled: "Drawing Babar: Early Drafts and Watercolors"
The orphaned elephant first appeared in print in 1931 in L'Historie de Babar: Le Petit Eléphant (The Story of Babar, the Little Elephant) as the result of stories told to her children by Cécile de Brunhoff . Their father, the artist Jean de Brunhoff illustrated and published Babar's adventures in Paris and the rest, as they say, is history. 9 years after Jean de Brunhoff died, Laurent, the eldest son, at the age of 21, continued his father's legacy
"Drawing Babar: Early Drafts and Watercolors" comprises over 170 manuscript materials and drawings including some of the working drafts of Jean de Brunhoff's first Babar story and of his son Laurent's, the 1946 Babar and the Rascal Arthur. The exhibit is drawn from the Morgan Library's collection of Babar material acquired in 2004, from the deBrunhoff family. It is accompanied by an illustrated catalog by Christine Nelson, the Drue Heinz curator of literary and historical manuscripts at the Morgan, with an essay by Adam Gopnik of The New Yorker.
The exhibition will remain on view at the Morgan Library and Museum, located at 225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street, New York City, through January 4th, 2009. for further information, please call (212) 685-0008 or visit www.themorgan.org
+ Karsh Photography in Boston
Karsh Photography in Boston
The man behind the lens of some of the 20th Century's most famous photographic portraits is highlighted in an exhibition "Karash 100: A Biography of Images", which will be on view through January 19th, 2009.
Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Yousuf Karsh birth (1908-2008), the exhibition of more than 100 photographs of illustrious faces alongside rarely seen earlier photographs and little-known works. Photographs taken on assignment for Maclean's magazine of Canada, and those commissioned by leading Canadian industries have also been lent by the Karsh Collection at the National Portrait Gallery of Canada.
The exhibition features many of the photographer's most renowned portraits including Hemingway, Georgia O'Keefe and the portrait of Winston Churchill taken during the British Prime Minister's visit to Canada, which launched Karsh's 60-year career. Among the 47 images, mostly in black and white, lining the perimeter of the gallery are photos of heads of state (i.e. Eisenhower), scientists (i.e. Einstein), artists (i.e. Picasso), writers (i.e. George Bernard Shaw) and many others.
The Boston Museum of Fine Arts is on the Avenue of the Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue. For further information, call (617) 267-9300.
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