Winter Arthopping from Boston to DC

February 2, 2011 at 3:27 am Leave a comment

With the weather these days, Northeast and Mid-Atlantic

Norman Rockwell (American, 1894–1978). The Tattoo Artist, 1944. Oil on canvas, 43 1/8 x 33 1/8 in. (109.5 x 84.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the artist, 69.8. Image courtesy of Brooklyn Museum.

dwellers are more likely to be trudging through heaps of snow, slipping on ice, or shuffling through slush than “hopping” anywhere.  Nevertheless, there are many great exhibitions to check out this winter.  Here’s a list of just a few that sound particularly interesting.
(The topic is listed first. The exhibition title follows and is in bold and color.)

BOSTON
Harvard Art Museums
Art versus Artifact, Material Culture Tangible Things, through May 29

NEW YORK
Museum of the City of New York
New York Life in Cartoons – Denys Wortman Rediscovered: Drawings for the World-Telegram and Sun, 1930-1953, through March 20

International Center of Photography
Public Ceremonies, Vernacular Photography – Take Me to the Water: Photographs of River Baptisms, through May 8
Ethnic Identity, Photography – Jasper, Texas: The Community Photographs of Alonzo Jordan, through May 8
Archival Finds, War Photography – The Mexican Suitcase, Rediscovered Spanish Civil War Negatives by Capa, Chim, and Taro, through May 8

Brooklyn Museum
Relationship between Photography and Illustration – Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera, through April 10
Photography as Document? – Lorna Simpson: Gathered, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, 4th Floor, through August 21

Queens Museum of Art
World’s Fair, Ethnic Identity – Luis Márquez in the World of Tomorrow: Mexican Identity and the 1939-40 New York World’s Fair, through March 6

Studio Museum of Harlem
Chronicling Places, Photography –  Dawoud Bey’s Harlem, USA, through March 13
Relationship between Bodies and Public Space, Photography – The Production of Space, through March 13

PHILADELPHIA
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art
Knowledge of Anatomy in Art & Science – Anatomy/Academy, through April 17

Philadelphia Museum of Art
Fashion, Textiles  – The Peacock Male: Exuberance and Extremes in Male Dress, through June

WASHINGTON D.C.
National Portrait Gallery
Sexuality and Gender in Portraiture – Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture, through February 13

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Documenting Architectural and Artistic “Ruins” Directions: Cyprien Gaillard and Mario Garcia Torres, through March 27

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