Art Exhibitions to Catch in November

by Nicole Quasté

Nov 11, 2017

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There are several art exhibitions of note around the United States this fall. Here are a few to add to your list.

In New York, the newest attraction drawing a crowd is the recently opened “Gulliver’s Gate.” The exhibit contains a miniature world in 50,000 square feet, crafted by model makers from around the world. The display features landmarks like the Leaning Tower of Pisa and Grand Central Station, as well as representations of day-to-day life with more than 100,000 tiny people, trains, cars and buildings.

Also in New York this fall is the “Carolee Schneemann: Kinetic Painting” retrospective at MoMA PS1, showcasing the work of the performance-art pioneer; and the “Jim Henson Exhibition” at the Museum of the Moving Image, paying tribute to Henson’s groundbreaking work, from his early career to his success with The Muppet ShowSesame StreetFraggle Rock and Labyrinth.

At London’s Royal Academy of Arts, take a look at the unique relationship between artistic giants Marcel Duchamp and Salvador Dali, and its influence on their most famous works.

Head to Boston to catch “The Real and Reel Casablanca” at the International Museum of World War II. To mark the 75th anniversary of American troops dispatched to North Africa to enter World War II, the exhibit focuses on Casablanca on screen and in history. The exhibit, opened Nov. 8, features 75 artifacts, including General Eisenhower’s decoded message to enter the war, photographs, original movie posters and a chair from Rick’s Café. Also in Boston at ICA through Nov. 26 is an exhibition showcasing the recent works of Dana Schutz, one of the most prominent painters of this generation.

The New Orleans Museum of Art launched an exhibition called “East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography,” showcasing rarely before seen 19th-century photography. The images are light sensitive and many have never been on view to the public.

Now docked in the Port of Long Beach in California, Queen Mary, the most famous surviving ocean liner, would have been the Titanic’s successor. The ship revisits Titanic’s history in a new exhibit featuring period photographs and artifacts. Guests walk the decks and see the staterooms, Smoking Room, Turkish Bath and Grand Staircase. Visitors can also glimpse the actual sheet music carried with bandleader Wallace Hartley, who led his musicians in song in the ship’s final moments before descent.

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