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The main branch of the New York Public Library boasts several interesting exhibits this season, including Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screen, comprised of costumes Katharine Hepburn kept in her personal collection of performance clothes by designers like Valentina, Howard Greer and Cecil Beaton. Oct. 18 through Jan. 12, 2013. And Charles Dickens: The Key to Character features artwork by some 30 illustrators, along with rare translations, original sheet music and the memoranda book the author used to jot down possible names for characters, Sept. 14 through Jan. 27.

At the International Center for Photography, Rise and Fall of Apartheid: Photography and the Bureaucracy of Everyday Life examines the legacy of the apartheid system and how it penetrated even the most mundane aspects of social existence in South Africa. Sept. 14 through Jan. 6, 2013.

Just how far does Andy Warhol’s influence on the art world go? The Met explores Warholian themes in modern artwork in Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years, Sept. 18 through Dec. 31.

Tokyo 1955–1970, at the Museum of Modern Art, examines the city’s transformation after World War II into an international center for arts, culture and commerce, becoming home to some of the most important art being made at the time. Nov. 18 through Feb. 25. Also at MOMA, New York-based artist Martha Rosler riffs on the typical garage sale with The Meta-Monumental Garage Sale, Nov. 17 through 30. The exhibit fills the atrium with a mixture of quirky and everyday objects intended to be purchased by museum-goers.

The Guggenheim displays a rarely seen side of Pablo Picasso in Picasso Black and White, Oct. 5 through Jan. 23. More than 110 works of art by Spanish painter are on display, showcasing Picasso’s monochromatic side.

Spy: The Secret World of Espionage contains declassified gadgets from worldwide intelligence agencies, like a poisoned needle hidden inside a coin and a pair of bugged shoes given to a U.S. ambassador by undercover Czechoslovakian intelligence officers. At Discovery Times Square through March 2013,


At the National Gallery of Art, Roy Lichtenstein: A Retrospective is the first major exhibition since Lichtenstein’s death in 1997. More than 100 of the artist’s greatest paintings from all periods of his career will be presented, along with a selection of related drawings and sculptures. Oct. 14 through Jan. 13, Also on display is Shock of the News, which explores how artists from 1909 to 2009 have used newspapers in their works of art as a means of political critique, a typographical grab bag and more. Sept. 23 through Jan. 27

The Phillips Collection presents Per Kirkeby: Paintings and Sculpture, 36 paintings and bronze models by one of Europe’s most celebrated living artists. Oct. 6 through Jan. 6,

Photographer Taryn Simon explores the dark side of bloodlines and family history at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters. Her unusual subjects include feuding families in Brazil, victims of genocide in Bosnia and the body double of Saddam Hussein’s son Uday. Nov. 10 through Feb. 24.

At the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk is Many Wars, an exhibit by noted photographer Suzanne Opton, who portrays veterans from World War II, the Cold War, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. Sept. 19 through Dec. 30.


Dancing around the Bride: John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, and Marcel Duchamp explores the complicated web of influences that molded the work of four American post-war artists, and their muse, Duchamp. At the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Oct. 30 through Jan. 21,

More than two dozen artists’ interpretations of the work of Edgar Allan Poe will be on display at the Brandywine River Museum. Picturing Poe: Illustrations for Edgar Allan Poe’s Stories and Poems, includes work by artists from Édouard Manet to Paul Gauguin and also Poe’s earliest illustrator, F.O.C. Darley, who was chosen for the task by the author himself. Sept. 8 through Nov. 15,

—Taylor Colvin
Regional Arts Roundup

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