Arts-Rambles
American Folk Art Museum

QUILTS: Masterworks from the American Folk Art Museum

Opening: 5 October 2010 - Closing: 16 October 2011

"Quilts: Masterworks from the American Folk Art Museum" launches the Year of the Quilt, the museum’s celebration of a glorious American art form and the creative contributions of three centuries of talented women. Highlighting textile masterpieces in the collection, the exhibitions include recent gifts, bedcovers that have rarely been on view, and important cornerstones of the museum’s comprehensive quilt holdings. Given the rarity of the fabrics used in most of the museum’s historic quilts, the fine workmanship, and the quilts’ well preserved condition, it is clear that they are examples of "best” bedcovers, saved for use on special occasions or when co...

American Museum of Natural History

The World's Largest Dinosaurs

Opening: 16 APRIL 2011 - Closing: 2 JANUARY 2012

There are already some Fossilized-Skeletons of Very Large Dinosaurs in the David H. Koch Dinosaur-Wing of the Ame...

Ana Tzarev Gallery

SPIRIT OF HAWAII

Opening: 5 MAY 2011 - Closing: 1 SEPTEMBER 2011

SPIRIT OF HAWAII    

VICTOR RAZGULIN

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VICTOR RAZGULIN     The handsom...

Asia Society

YOSHITOMO NARA: NOBODY’S FOOL

Opening: 9/9/2010 - Closing: 1/2/2011

YOSHITOMO NARA: NOBODY’S FOOL [9 September 2010 to 2 January 2011] It may well be Overkill—unless you are a fanatic-admirer of Japanese avant-gardistes—but the Asia Society is now devoting its entire-museum-space to Yoshitomo Nara: Nobody’s Fool. Nara is said to be one of the most ...

Bard Graduate Center Gallery

OBJECTS OF EXCHANGE:

Opening: 26 JANUARY 2011 - Closing: 17 APRIL 2011

OBJECTS OF EXCHANGE: Social & Material Transformation on the Late 19th-Century Northwest-Coast   [26 January through 17 April 2011]   The Bard Graduate-Center—devoted to Decorative-Arts, Design-History, & Material-Culture—now has a new Focus-Gallery

CLOISONNÉ

Opening: 26 JANUARY 2011 - Closing: 17 APRIL 2011

CLOISONNÉ: Chinese Enamels from the Yuan, Ming, & Qing Dynasties   [26 January through 17 April 2011]   The intricacy of the delicate enamel-decorations on Cloisonné Vessels & Ritual-Objects...

Brooklyn Museum

TIPI: Heritage of the Great Plains

Opening: 18 FEBRUARY 2011 - Closing: 15 MAY 2011

 TIPI: Heritage of the Great Plains   Long before Americans had Mobile-Homes, the First-Americans had Tipis—better-known as TeePees to Tourists.   If you want to experience Living ...

NORMAN ROCKWELL: Behind the Camera

Opening: 19 November 2010 - Closing: 10 April 2011

NORMAN ROCKWELL: Behind the Camera     When Spring comes along, you might want to drive up to the newly-leafing Berkshires, stopping alon...

el Museo del Bario

Voces y Visiones: Four Decades Through El Museo del Barrio’s Permanent Collection

Opening: Now - Closing: On-going

Voces y Visiones: Four Decades Through El Museo del Barrio’s Permanent Collection is on-view concurrently, offering a deeper understanding of the Latino-Presence in American-Culture. This traces the Institution’s History, from its founding in 1969, with the artistic-contributions & milestones by Latino, Caribbean, & Latin-American Artists who have been part of El Museo’s forty-year ...

Nueva-York [1613-1945]

Opening: 17 September 2010 - Closing: 9 January 2011

In an unprecedented collaboration, the New-York Historical Society & El Museo del Barrio offer Nueva-York [1613-1945], the first museum-exhibition to explore how New York’s long & deep involvement with Spain & Latin-America has affected virtually every aspect of the City’s development: from Commerce, Manufacturing, & Transportation to Communications, Entertainment, & the Arts. Bringing together the resources of New York’s oldest museum & its leading

Frick Collection

REMBRANDT & HIS SCHOOL

Opening: 15 FEBRUARY 2011 - Closing: 15 MARY 2011

REMBRANDT & HIS SCHOOL: Masterworks from the Frick & the Lugt Collections   Among the many Masterpieces in the Frick-Collection, Henry Clay Frick’s Rembrandts have always stood-out. Now, they are even more prominent, shown together in the Oval-Gallery.  

THE SPANISH MANNER: DRAWINGS FROM RIBERA TO GOYA

Opening: 10/5/2010 - Closing: 1/9/2011

The two intimate below-stairs Exhibition-Galleries at the Frick Collection do not offer much wall or case-space for presenting art-works. So the art shown there has to be of Superlative Quality. This is especially the case with The Spanish Manner: Drawings from Ribera to Goya. Although some exceptional canvases by Goya & other Spanish-Masters are treasures of Manhattan’s premiere museums—including the Frick—this is the fir...

Galerie St. Etienne

SELF-TAUGHT PAINTERS IN AMERICA, 1800-1950: Revisiting the Tradition

Opening: 11 January 2011 - Closing: 2 April 2011

SELF-TAUGHT PAINTERS IN AMERICA, 1800-1950: Revisiting the Tradition     What would an exhibition of Naïve or Self-Taught American Painters be, without

MARIE-LOUISE MOTESICZKY: Paradise Lost & Found

Opening: 10/12/2010 - Closing: 12/30/2010

The compelling new show at Galerie St. Etienne could also be titled: JEWISH ARTISTOCRACY IN EXILE: The Lost World of Marie-Louise Motesiczky. This is the first American exhibition of paintings by the artist, who was a student of Max Beckmann & a Lover of the Nobel-Laureate Elias Canetti. Motesiczky was a member of a prominent Aristocratic-Jewish-Clan that once formed the Financial &am...

GalleryMet-Metropolitan Opera

WAGNER: Elizabeth Peyton

Opening: 25 FEBRUARY 2011 - Closing: 15 MAY 2011

WAGNER: Elizabeth Peyton   In very broad, bold brush-strokes Elizabeth Peyton has evoked Jessye Norman &

Grolier Club

THE WORLD OF LETITIA ELIZABETH LANDON:

Opening: 23 MARCH 2011 - Closing: 27 MAY 2011

THE WORLD OF LETITIA ELIZABETH LANDON: A Literary Celebrity of the 1830s

THE ENCHANTRESS: Emma, Lady Hamilton

Opening: 16 February 2011 - Closing: 30 April 2011

THE ENCHANTRESS: Emma, Lady Hamilton In the late 18th century, it was a treat at elite social-occasions to view the "Attitudes” of Emma, Lady Hamilton. Emma—born Amy Lyon—would strike...

HAND, VOICE, & VISION: Artists’ Books from the Women’s Studio Workshop

Opening: Now - Closing: 5 February 2011

HAND, VOICE, & VISION: Artists’ Books from the Women’s Studio Workshop     Collectors of Hand-M...

Guggenheim Museum:

CHAOS & CLASSICISM: Art in France, Italy, & Germany, 1918–1936

Opening: 1 October 2010 - Closing: 9 January 2011

When Your Arts-Reporter went to teach in Europe after World War II, he was surprised to discover how much of the Art & Architecture of Classic-Greece & Rome had been adapted by Adolf Hitler’s own Artists & Architects, notably Arno Breker, Paul Ludwig Trost, & Albert Speer. With the tremendous Stimulus-Packages...

Hirschl & Adler

FREDERICK BROSEN: Recent Watercolors

Opening: 18 November 2010 - Closing: 30 December 2010

Even if you are an inveterate Walker-in-Cities, chances are that you’ve never seen Paris or New York quite the way Frederick Brosnan has: he has both an Artists’ & a Photographers’ Eye for quaint details, as well as for the Big-Picture… His talent for sketching, as well as his ability to build up layers of color on a graphite-ground, are remarkable, evocative even. When I saw La Friterie, Paris,...

Jewish Museum

COLLECTING MATISSE & MODERN MASTERS: The Cone Sisters of Baltimore

Opening: 6 May 2011 - Closing: 25 September 2011

COLLECTING MATISSE & MODERN MASTERS: The Cone Sisters of Baltimore

MAIRA KALMAN: VARIOUS ILLUMINATIONS (OF A CRAZY WORLD)

Opening: 11 MARCH 2011 - Closing: 31 JULY 2011

MAIRA KALMAN: VARIOUS ILLUMINATIONS (OF A CRAZY WORLD)  

THE ART OF MATRIMONY

Opening: 11 MARCH 2011 - Closing: 26 JUNE 2011

THE ART OF MATRIMONY: THIRTY SPLENDID MARRIAGE CONTRACTS FROM THE JEWISH THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY LIBRARY

HOUDINI: Art & Magic

Opening: 29 October 2010 - Closing: 27 March 2011

Many popular Vaudeville & Variety Artists of the early 20th Century have now been forgotten: George M. Cohan, anyone?   For that matter, whatever became of Doug Henning? [He died, but Houdini lives on & on…]   One name stands out from all of these, a Man who became a Legend:

Knoedler & Company

RICHARD FLEISCHNER: Works 1963-2011

Opening: 19 MARCH 2011 - Closing: 30 APRIL 2011

MATERIAL / PROCESS / PLACE RICHARD FLEISCHNER: Works 1963-2011  

THE GRENFELL PRESS: Thirty Years of Collaboration

Opening: 18 November 2010 - Closing: 30 December 2010

Founded by Leslie Miller in 1979, the Grenfell Press has specialized in producing beautiful books in which Authors are paired with Artists especially attuned to their works. Among the Pairings: John Ashbery & Trevor Winkfield, Wm. Burroughs & Brion Gysin, Robert Duncan &...

Lincoln Center Performing Arts Library & Museum

IRELAND AMERICA:

Opening: 14 MARCH 2011 - Closing: 13 AUGUST 2011

IRELAND AMERICA: The Ties That Bind

DESIGN: FRAVER

Opening: 24 FEBRUARY 2011 - Closing: 30 APRIL 2011

DESIGN: FRAVER Four Decades of Theatre Poster Art

ALWIN NIKOLAIS’ TOTAL THEATRE OF MOTION

Opening: 21 October 2010 - Closing: 15 January 2011

If only we had a new WPA Federal-Theatre-Program, perhaps we could nurture a new Alwin Nikolais, who was so greatly helped to develop his Distinctive-Dance-Theatre during the Great-Depression.   Beginning as an Innovative-Puppeteer, Nikolais came to dance later, but soon developed a new Free-Form kind of Dance-Movement. It was almost

Maxwell Davidson Gallery

WILLIAM T. WILEY: Abstractions with Leaky Wicks

Opening: 7 May 2011 - Closing: 10 June 2011

 If you’ve never heard of California-Funk, you don’t have to go all the way to San Jose to find out what it’s all about. Now at the Maxwell Davidson Gallery, WilliamT.Wiley’s compelling canvases—water-colors, as well—teem with

Metropolitan Museum of Art

NIGHT-VISION: Photography After Dark

Opening: 26 APRIL 2011 - Closing: 18 SEPTEMBER 2011

For more than 100 years, Photographers have been drawn to the Challenge of making images After-Dark, capturing the Aesthetic-Effects

RICHARD SERRA DRAWING: A Retrospective

Opening: 13 APRIL 2011 - Closing: 28 AUGUST 2011

  There is very little to be said about Minimalism. But, in the case of some of

The Emperor’s Private-Paradise: Treasures from the Forbidden-City

Opening: 1 FEBRUARY 2011 - Closing: 1 MAY 2011

The Emperor’s Private-Paradise: Treasures from the Forbidden-City   When next you visit Beijing & the Forbidden-City—entering through an Historic-Portal, crested with the Portrait of Chairman Mao!—you may well see more of its Treasures than are now on...

GUITAR HEROES

Opening: 9 FEBRUARY 2011 - Closing: 4 JULY 2011

GUITAR HEROES: Legendary Craftsmen from Italy to New York Three New York Master-Luthiers—renowned for their hand-carved stringed-instruments, particularly their Archtop-Guitars—now have the Spotlight at the Met-Museum....

THE ANDEAN-TUNIC, 400 BCE-1800 CE

Opening: 8 MARCH 2011 - Closing: 18 SEPTEMBER 2011

THE ANDEAN-TUNIC, 400 BCE-1800 CE This fascinating new exhibition at the Met had...

ROOMS WITH A VIEW:

Opening: 5 APRIL 2011 - Closing: 4 JULY 2011

The Open-Window in the 19th-Century This is a very unusual exhibition for the Met Museum & one that is almost Jewel-Like in the glowing colors that flood into the often

AFTER THE GOLD RUSH:

Opening: 22 MARCH 2011 - Closing: 2 JANUARY 2012

AFTER THE GOLD RUSH: Contemporary Photographs from the Collection  

RECONFIGURING AN AFRICAN-ICON

Opening: 8 MARCH 2011 - Closing: 21 AUGUST 2011

RECONFIGURING AN AFRICAN-ICON: Odes to the Mask by Modern & Contemporary Artists from Three Continents

CÉZANNE’S CARD PLAYERS

Opening: 9 FEBRUARY 2011 - Closing: 8 MAY 2011

Even in the Paris of the 19th-century, there certainly were Struggling-Artists. Vincent van Gogh comes immediately to mind.

THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX: European Cabinets, Caskets, & Cases from the Permanent Collection [1500-1900]

Opening: 7 December 2010 - Closing: 21 August 2011

THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX: European Cabinets, Caskets, & Cases from the Permanent Collection [1500-1900] Some of...

STIEGLITZ, STEICHEN, STRAND

Opening: 10 November 2010 - Closing: 10 April 2011

There’s nothing quite like looking at Old-Photographs. They may be grainy, faded, curled, even coming loose from their framing-mounts. But they have Survived!

HAREMHAB: The General Who Became Pharaoh

Opening: 16 November 2010 - Closing: 4 July 2011

The Centerpiece of this small-scale show at the Met is the seated-statue of a Scribe, long on-view on the way to the Temple of Dendur—which one hopes the Met won’t have to give back to Egypt! Actually, the Met earned the Temple, which was going to disappear anyway under the waters backed-up by the Aswan-High-Dam. It also cost a lot to construct that impressive Glass-House in which to show it off. Recentl...

OUR FUTURE IS IN THE AIR

Opening: 10 November 2010 - Closing: 10 April 2011

This Eclectic-Centennial-Exhibition devoted to Photography of the 1910s, provides a fascinating look at the Birth of Modern-Life—through 58 photographs by some 30 artists, including Eugène Atget, E. J. Bellocq, Alvin Langdon Coburn, Eugène Druet, Lewis Hine, Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Adolph de Meyer, Christian Schad, Morton Schamberg, Charles Sheeler, & Stanislaw Witkiewicz, among others. Drawn exclusively from the Museum’s Collection, the exhibition also features Anonymous-Snapshots, Séance Photographs, and a Family-Album made by Russian-Nobility, on the Eve of Revolution!

Morgan Library & Museum

MANNERISM & MODERNISM: The Kasper Collection of Drawings & Photographs

Opening: 21 January 2011 - Closing: 1 May 2011

MANNERISM & MODERNISM: The Kasper Collection of Drawings & Photographs   

GREAT EUROPEAN LIBRARIES: Photographs by Massimo Listri

Opening: 10 December 2010 - Closing: 9 January 2011

GREAT EUROPEAN LIBRARIES: Photographs by Massimo Listri       The handsomely restored Morgan-Library looks s...

THE DIARY: Three Centuries of Private Lives

Opening: 21 January 2011 - Closing: 22 May 2011

THE DIARY: Three Centuries of Private Lives  

Roy Lichtenstein: The Black-and-White Drawings, 1961–1968

Opening: 9/24/2010 - Closing: 1/2/2011

INSPIRED BY COMMERCIAL ILLUSTRATIONS AND COMIC STRIPS, THE WORKS WERE ESSENTIAL TO THE ARTIST’S DEVELOPMENT AND ADD AN IMPORTANT CHAPTER TO THE STORY OF POP ART AND THE HISTORY OF DRAWING Roy Lichtenstein [1923-1997] has long been considered one of the Key-Figures in Pop-Art. His brightly-colored paintings are Cornerstones of Museum-Collections. [This means—like works by Jeff Koons—everyone has to have one!] The new show at ...

DEGAS: Drawings & Sketchbooks

Opening: 9/24/2010 - Closing: 1/23/2011

This is a small-scale show—with low-light-levels—featuring twenty drawings by Degas, along with two of his Sketchbooks, demonstrating this innovative Impressionist’s daring & inventiveness. Included are works depicting quintessential Degas-Subjects—from his earliest portraits of himself, family-members, & friends, to his later intensive studies of Dancers & Performers. Thirty-eight Sketchbooks by Degas have survived essentially intact. They cover the period between 1853 ...

Mark Twain: A Skeptic’s Progress

Opening: 9/17/2010 - Closing: 1/2/2011

This year is the 100th Anniversary of the Death of Samuel Clemens, aka Mark Twain. Although the Bancroft-Library of the University of California at Berkeley has the main-mass of the Mark-Twain-Papers & is finally issuing his Autobiography—which he stipulated could not be published until a 100 years after his death...

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

PICASSO: Guitars 1912-1914

Opening: 13 FEBRUARY 2011 - Closing: 6 JUNE 2011

PICASSO: Guitars 1912-1914   Guitar-Lovers might well wish to see the Met Museum’s new exhibition of real Guitars—made by such Craftsmen as Stradivari & Amati—before exposing themselves to Picasso’s Guitars down at MoMA.

GERMAN EXPRESSIONISM

Opening: 27 MARCH 2011 - Closing: 11 JULY 2011

GERMAN EXPRESSIONISM: The Graphic Impulse

I AM STILL ALIVE:

Opening: 23 MARCH 2011 - Closing: 19 SEPTEMBER 2011

I AM STILL ALIVE: Politics & Everyday Life in Contemporary Drawing

IMPRESSIONS FROM SOUTH AFRICA, 1965 to Now

Opening: 23 MARCH 2011 - Closing: 14 AUGUST 2011

IMPRESSIONS FROM SOUTH AFRICA, 1965 to Now   The Boerish Policy of

COUNTER-SPACE: Design & the Modern Kitchen

Opening: 15 September 2010 - Closing: 14 March 2011

For an admirer of German/Austrian Jugendstil & Bauhaus Design, what an astonishment this new show at MoMA is! Here’s a stunningly-simple Poster, designed for AEG by Peter Behrens! [AEG is General-Electric auf Deutsch…]

ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONIST NEW YORK

Opening: 3 October 2010 - Closing: 25 April 2011

Abstract Expressionist New York celebrates the Achievements of a Generation that catapulted New-York-City to the Center of the International-Art-World 60-years-ago. Even if you prefer Impressionism or Expressionism, at MoMA you cannot ignore ...

Neue Gallerie

BIRTH OF THE MODERN: STYLE & IDENTITY IN VIENNA 1900

Opening: 23 FEBRUARY 2011 - Closing: 27 JUNE 2011

BIRTH OF THE MODERN: STYLE & IDENTITY IN VIENNA 1900 When Your Roving Arts-Reporter was editing & publishing The Art Deco News, he was invited to Vienna several times to ...

Onassis Cultural Center

HEROES: MORTALS AND MYTHS IN ANCIENT GREECE

Opening: 10/5/2010 - Closing: 1/3/2011

[Admission is free!] As with the Onassis Center’s amazing previous show—Origins of El-Greco Icon-Painting in Venetian-Crete—the admirable current exhibition brings together an impressive collection of Antique-Sculpture & other artifacts from the Heroic-Age of Western-Civilization. The age-old figures of Herakles, Odysseus, Achilles, & Helen...

Park Avenue Armory

57th ANNUAL WINTER ANTIQUES SHOW

Opening: 21 january 2011 - Closing: 30 january 2011

57th ANNUAL WINTER ANTIQUES SHOW     This is easily the most important & impressive of the Armory Dealer-Shows. Many of the Big-Name-Exhibitors create booths that suggest attractive Interiors or ev...

IFPDA PRINT FAIR 2010

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Sanford Smith used to offer a Works-on-Paper Park-Avenue-Armory Show, but it’s no longer on his show-roster. Perhaps it’s been subsumed? The IFPDA PRINT FAIR is also managed by Smith.   If Your Arts-Reporter not mistaken, most of the same dealers have presented their Estimable-Wares at both shows. But I wouldn’t have known about this Print-Fair...

Sanford Smith’s MODERNISM+ART20

Opening: 12 November 2010 - Closing: 15 November 2010

Sanford Smith has combined two of his most interesting sales at the Armory: Modernism+Art20. The reason? It’s the Economy, Stupid! Last season, this combined-presentation of Decorative & Fine-Arts won a Positive-Response from Visitors & Dealers alike. Exhibitors from both sides of the Art & Design-Spectrum incorporated New-Elements into their Booths. Many hosted casual Booth-Talks f...

ANTIQUES & ART AT THE ARMORY

Opening: 29 September 2010 - Closing: 3 October 2010

Rather than itemize all the fascinating Dealers’-Booths—some of them outfitted to look like Elegant-Interiors—we’ve scanned the Official-List of Purveyors, with some INFOTOGRAPHY™ photos of various booths & their contents. Thanks to French Country Living UK for posing against a handsomely decorated Provincial-screen!

Whitney Museum of American Art

GLENN LIGON: AMERICA

Opening: 10 MARCH 2011 - Closing: 5 JUNE 2011

GLENN LIGON: AMERICA

LEGACY: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection

Opening: 10 FEBRUARY 2011 - Closing: 1 MAY 2011

LEGACY: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection   The Whitney Muse...

MODERN LIFE: Edward Hopper & His Time

Opening: 28 October 2011 - Closing: 10 April 2011

MODERN LIFE: Edward Hopper & His Time     For regular visitors to the Whitney-Museum, seeing the new Edward Hopper show will be a lot like seeing Old-Friends again aft...

HOUDINI: Art & Magic

Opening: 29 October 2010 - Closing: 27 March 2011

HOUDINI: Art & Magic     Many popular Vaudeville & Variety Artists of the early 20th Century have now been forgotten: George M.


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