Saturday, August 15, 2009 (10)

Aug 15, 2009
June 1, 2009
  • 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
June 14, 2009
  • 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
July 24, 2009
  • Concours de dessins sur la Police

  • Jul 24, 2009 at 2:00pm to Aug 31, 2009 at 3:00pm
  • Location: France - Bordeaux
  • Description: Jusqu'au 31 AOUT, l'association policière 911-17, organise un concours de dessins ouvert aux membres de la police, de la gendarmerie et des polices municipales.Le but est de réaliser des dessins ayant attrait au monde policier.POur en savoir plus sur les conditions du jeu concours, dirigez-vous sur la page de l'association à l'adresse suivante: vous êtes policiers du NYPD, n'hésitez pas à nous envoyer les dessins de vos enfants. If you are NYPD's Officers, don't hesitate to send us your children's draw.
  • Created by: French Police association 911-17
August 1, 2009
  • Les Grandes Eaux Nocturnes: Une balade magique dans les jardins la nuit.

  • Aug 1, 2009 at 5:00pm to Aug 30, 2009 at 7:30pm
  • Location: Chateau de Versailles.
  • Description: Les Grandes Eaux Nocturnes 2009A la tombée de la nuit, le Jardin Royal de Louis XIV devient un surprenant parcours visuel et sonore. Le visiteur découvre bassins et bosquets mis en eau et en lumière, mis en scène et en couleur. Cette année encore, des artistes de la lumière et de la scénographie s’empareront des jardins pour le faire rayonner de mille feux et d’installations surprenantes, enrichie par les chefs d’œuvres de la musique baroque française interprétés par Reinhard Goebel et son orchestre Musica Antiqua Köln.Dès l’entrée sur le site, les promeneurs seront accueillis par les Fontaines de Bertrand Lavier (2000-2008) sur le Parterre du midi. Bertrand Lavier est un artiste contemporain dont la particularité de son travail est de placer dans un environnement socialement identifié comme lieu d’exposition d’œuvre d’art, des objets empruntés à la vie courante, modifiés de façon à ce que leur statu même s’en trouve questionné.
  • Created by: Kamel Khalloul
August 3, 2009
  • Light of the Sufis : The mystical Art of Islam

  • Aug 3, 2009 at 5:00am to Sep 6, 2009 at 3:30pm
  • Location: Brooklyn Museum
  • Description: This installation features approximately twenty-five objects from the collections of the Brooklyn Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and private collections related to a mystical branch of Islam known as Sufism. While differing Muslim sects and diverse nationalities of the Islamic world may not always share a single religious or cultural ideology, the mystical and romantic aspects of Sufism tend to appeal to a global audience. Inspired by Sufi ideologies and the poetry of celebrated mystics such as al-Ghazzali (d. 1111) and Jalal al-Din Rumi (d. 1273), artists from the medieval Islamic period through the present day have produced works of art ranging from ceramic and metal wares to illustrated manuscripts and photographs. The theme of light and enlightenment is emphasized throughout, both literally and in its figurative or spiritual sense. Highlights include an extraordinary Egyptian gilded and enameled glass lamp inscribed with the famous “Light Verse” (Ayat al-Nūr) from the Qur’
  • Created by: Audrey Cruz-Mermy
  • Climate Change: The Threat to Life and A New Energy Future

  • Aug 3, 2009 at 5:00am to Aug 16, 2009 at 1:30pm
  • Location: American Museum of Natural History
  • Description: Earth’s climate is changing. Global temperature is rising, weather patterns are shifting and other effects may be on our horizon. While we can’t predict the severity of those impacts in a particular place or time, we can nonetheless see—and measure—many changes.Climate Change: The Threat to Life and a New Energy Future opens October 18, 2008 and runs through August 16, 2009.ADMISSIONAdmission to Climate Change is by ticketed timed entry only.
  • Created by: Audrey Cruz-Mermy
  • Jean Luc Mylayne

  • Aug 3, 2009 at 7:00am to Sep 20, 2009 at 1:00pm
  • Location: Parrish Art Museum
  • Description: For more than thirty years, French artist Jean Luc Mylayne has explored the intimate bond between subject and photographer through a non-traditional approach that combines exacting conception, visionary inventiveness, and infinite patience. Mylayne’s photographic subjects, commonplace birds such as sparrows, starlings, and bluebirds, belie the wholly unique experience that Mylayne captures in his photography.

  • Created by: Audrey Cruz-Mermy
August 14, 2009
  • Marcel Duchamp: tant Donns

  • Aug 14, 2009 to Nov 29, 2009
  • Location: Philadelphia, USA Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Description: tant Donns, Duchamps last major work, has been described by Jasper Johns as é’“the strangest work of art in any museum. What at first looks like an boarded-up wooden door is actually a tableau visible only through two peep holes, which reveal a half-hidden naked woman in a landscape. Duchamp worked on the piece in secret for 20 years, while even his friends thought he had given up his art, and it was only revealed to the public when it was posthumously installed in the museum. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of its first display, and in memory of the late director Anne dHarnoncourt, who oversaw the original installation as a 25-year-old assistant, the museum has organised this show of 80 studies, photographs, erotic objects and other documents.
  • Created by: Louise Mathieu
August 15, 2009
  • NYICFF Presents Azur & Asmar

  • Aug 15, 2009 at 6:00am to Aug 16, 2009 at 6:00am
  • Location: IFC Center
  • Description: Azur & AsmarFrance, Michel Ocelot, 2008, 98 minSat & Sun, August 15 & 16, 10:00am – IFC Center, 323 West Sixth Avenue (at West Third)Tickets $12.50 adult/ $8.50 children and seniors – Recommended ages 6 to 212-349-0330SynopsisMichel Ocelot's stunning Azur & Asmar is a poetic, fairytale-like adventure that explores themes of family, race, and tolerance within a shimmering landscape of incomparable brilliance and beauty. Audiences and critics have been unanimous in their outpouring of praise for this film: "Beautiful!" New York Times, "Mesmerizing! Dazzling! A Feast for the Eyes!" Seattle Times, "Five Stars! Absolutely Gorgeous!" Time Out New York, "Impossibly Gorgeous! The year’s most beautiful animated film!" Salon, "Sheer Dazzlement! Cinema whose every frame could be hung on an art gallery wall!" Financial Times, "Is it too early to announce the most beautiful film of 2009? It’s hard to imagine a more transporting cinematic experience coming our way than this animat
  • Created by: Regan Rondy