The Christa Project: Manifesting Divine Bodies opens at The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine on October 6th. The exhibition explores the language, symbol, art and ritual associated with the historic concept of the Christ image, and the ways the divine is manifested in every person, across every gender, race, ethnicity and sexual orientation. The centerpiece of the exhibition, installed on the altar in the Chapel of St. Saviour, is Christa by Edwina Sandys. Also included is work by Meredith Bergmann and Kara Walker, as well as a selection of pieces from the James Parks Morton Interfaith Art Collection. The show runs until March 12, 2107 in Manhattan’s upper west side.
The Art of American Dance is the first major traveling exhibition to explore American visual art related to the many forms of dance. Opening on October 22nd at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the exhibition includes some 90 paintings, prints, sculptures, and photographs. These dance-inspired works range from the 1830s to the recent past and feature a variety of dances from Native American cultures, to ballroom, to Jitterbug, swing, and modern. Nick Cave’s Soundsuit and Paul Manship’s Dancer and Gazelles are featured in Bentonville, Arkansas’ American art museum.
The J. Wayne Stark Galleries at Texas A&M University is proud to introduce Rodin: Portraits of a Lifetime / Selections from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Collections, scheduled to open October 13 and run through December 17, 2016. Rodin is best known for his bronze sculptures, of which thousands were produced in his lifetime and some of his most well-known portraits are included in the exhibition, like the Heroic Bust of Victor Hugo, Mask of the Man with the Broken Nose, and The Creator, which is considered by many to be a self-portrait. The exhibition also highlights the complex process of bronze casting.