Event Round-up Feb. 24 – Feb. 28


There are some interesting happenings occurring in the Museum world as February comes to a close. We’ve got wizards, Barbies, 17th century painters, ancient love, assassinations, Africa, and much more.

Now Open:

Barbie: The Fashion Experience at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. (Indianapolis, Indiana)

“A Photographer’s Story: Bob Jackson and the Kennedy Assassination” at the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. (Dallas, Texas)

February 24:

The ArtStars vs. The Art Fag at Wrongbar. An interview, an unveiling, a dance party and who knows what else. 8pm-2am. (Toronto, Canada)

February 25:

The Minneapolis Institute of Arts presents “An Artist More Feared than Loved: Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione,” which is a revisionist overview of the life and work of the 17th century painter.(Minneapolis, Minnesota)

Rubens and Van Dyck may be the headliners, but the real focus is the city of Antwerp itself in this exhibit at the National Museum of Sweden. Runs through May 10. (Stockholm, Sweden)

38th Annual Hong Kong Arts Festival opens with a jam-packed schedule. Runs through the end of March. (Hong Kong)

It’s the 75th Anniversary of the Whitney Museum of American Art‘s signature exhibition: The 2010 Biennial. Boasting a “cross section of contemporary art production rather than a specific theme” expect some excellent shows and a few surprises. Check out these videos for some more background. (New York City)

February 26:

The Savannah College of Art and Design hosts an Art History Symposium. The theme is Africa on My Mind: Contemporary Art, Home, and Abroad. Starts at 9 am on Saturday and ends at 12 on Sunday. (Savannah, Georgia)

The folks over at the Arkansas Arts Center will discuss how the romantic lives of ancient Egyptians applies to love in modern times. “Love and Passion in the First and Twenty-First Centuries” starts at 7:30am. Quite the topic with your morning coffee. (Little Rock, Arkansas)

Ice, snow, and how to get across it – three things Alaskans know a bit about. The Wasilla Museum showcases the state’s most legendary sporting event, the Iditarod, in an exhibit opening Friday. (Wasilla, Alaska)

February 27:

William Eggleston: Democratic Camera, Photographs and Video 1961-2008 opens at the Art Institute of Chicago. (Chicago, Illinois)

The 7th Annual Art Night Austin at the Austin Museum of Art and other venues around town. Runs from 6:30-10, with an after party running into the wee hours. (Austin, Texas)

February 28:

Seattle Public Library cardholders get free admission to the Seattle Art Museum today. See the ongoing Alexander Calder exhibit, brunch at the museum cafe for 10% off, and get a 25% discount at the store.

Harry Potter: The Exhibition casts a disappearing spell as this blockbuster exhibit closes up shop at the Museum of Science in Boston. (Boston, Massachusetts)

Are you a Betty or a Veronica? Both are welcome at the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art‘s exhibit “The Art of Archie Comics.” Closes today. (New York City)

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