Saturday, June 27, 2009 (5)

Jun 27, 2009
June 1, 2009
Monday
  • Treasures of Napoleon in Philadelphia

  • Jun 1, 2009 at 2:00pm to Sep 7, 2009 at 3:00pm
  • Location: National Constitution Center
  • Description: Bien sur, c'est a Philadelphie, mais n'est ce pas a deux heures de route de New York?NAPOLÉON EXHIBITION AT THE NATIONAL CONSTITUTION CENTERThe seller behind the greatest real estate deal in American history – the Louisiana Purchase – which doubled the size of the country at a cost of $15 million, or approximately four cents per acre, Napoléon Bonaparte (1769-1821) remains an undeniably powerful and enigmatic figure in world history. Opening on May 29 at the National Constitution Center, and running through September 7, 2009, NAPOLÉON offers visitors a rare opportunity to explore the private life of the Emperor of France and to see beyond the legend to gain an understanding of this complex political leader whose actions reshaped the landscape of Europe and America.Created from the extraordinary collection of First Empire authority and author, Pierre-Jean Chalençon, NAPOLÉON showcases rare, personal belongings of Napoléon I, as well as some of the most famous depictions of him by import
  • Created by: Daniele Thomas Easton
 
  • FRENCH AT THE NEW SCHOOL

  • Jun 1, 2009 at 2:00pm to Jul 20, 2009 at 3:00pm
  • Location: The New School
  • Description: The Foreign Language Department of The New School offers more than 50 French courses every year.Our summer session starts on June 1st. Whether you want to travel abroad, enrich your academic program or advance your career, we have a course for you.For more information, call us at 212 229 5676 or email us at foreignlanguages@newschool.edu
  • Created by: Florence Leclerc-Dickler
June 3, 2009
Wednesday
  • "Négritude" exhibition at Exit Art

  • Jun 3, 2009 at 6:00am to Jul 25, 2009 at 4:00pm
  • Location: Exit Art Gallery
  • Description:
    Négritude, an experimental multi-disciplinary exhibition at Exit Art, explores the visionary 20th century political and artistic movement of the same name — coined by the Martinican poet, playwright, and politician Aimé Césaire in the 1930s — which flourished among Black intellectuals in post-World War I Paris and later spread to Africa, the United States and the Caribbean.
    "Négritude" exhibition currently running at Exit Art Gallery. Conceived by Papo Colo. Produced by Papo Colo, Tânia Cypriano, Rose Réjouis, Franklin Sirmans, and Greg Tate.Features work by Vladimir Cybil Charlier and André Just, Papo Colo, Thornton Dial, Jr., Thornton Dial, Sr., Bessie Harvey, Lonnie Holley, Arthur Jafa, Ronald Lockett, Tierney Malone, Mario Cravo Neto, Wura-Natasha Ogunji, Xaviera Simmons, Purvis Young, François Ziliff.Négritude Party le 18 juin avec le musicien malien Baye Kouyaté et Les Tougarakes ; Dallam-Dougou aussi.Exit ArtGallery Hours:Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10 AM - 6 PMFriday: 10 AM -
  • Created by: Thomas C. Spear
June 14, 2009
Sunday
  • Pen and Parchment: Drawing in the Middle Ages

  • Jun 14, 2009 to Aug 23, 2009
  • Location: MET
  • Description: Pen and Parchment: Drawing in the Middle AgesJune 2, 2009–August 23, 2009Galleries for Drawings, Prints, and Photographs, 2nd floorSee the exhibition's blog for more information, including curatorial comments.Learn more about a special one-day lecture event.Search the calendar for related events.Visit the online Met Store for related publications, reproductions, and other products.With strokes of genius, artists in the Middle Ages explored the medium of drawing, creating a rich array of works ranging from spontaneous sketches to powerful evocations of spirituality to intriguing images of science and the natural world. This exhibition, the first to examine in depth the achievements of the medieval draftsman, includes many works that have never before been lent outside their home countries. Through some fifty examples created in settings as diverse as ninth-century monastic scriptoria to the fourteenth-century French court, the presentation considers the aesthetics, uses, and techniques
  • Created by: Louise Mathieu
June 27, 2009
Saturday
  • French Perspective at Agora Gallery

  • Jun 27, 2009 at 7:00am to Jul 17, 2009 at 2:00pm
  • Location: Agora Gallery
  • Description: Agora Gallery is pleased to present The French Perspective, an exhilarating survey of contemporary art from France. There are a remarkable variety of styles represented in this exhibition, truly profound works that delve into humanity’s deepest creative roots. Some of these talented artists are tremendous painters and sculptors while others explore experimental techniques and new media.Exhibition Dates: June 27, 2009 – July 17, 2009Reception: Thursday, July 2, 2009, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, New York CityGallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 11a.m. - 6 p.m.Featured Artists:Pierre-Louis Acciari, Francoise Amelot, Carmenly, Michel De Caso, FLORA, David Garcia de las Bayonas, Isabelle, Géry Lamarre, Gildas Loyant, Pamela Luchitta, Hector Marino, Thierry Michelet, Musika, Rémi Salin, Tian Shi, Gerard StricherImage Credit: By CarmenlyTaraAcrylic on Canvas31" x 45"2008
  • Created by: Amanda Aaron