Events: July 30, 2019

‘Material Insanity’

Just outside Marrakech, a magic circle of gravity-defying boulders stands at the entrance to a sleekly repurposed office building, whose rose-pink brick echoes the color of the city walls. Fatiha Zemmouri’s installation 'Gravity and Grace' is part of “Material Insanity,” a group show at the Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden.

‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

Nearly a half-century later, Peter Brook’s "A Midsummer Night's Dream" still hangs heavy over British theatre. Nicholas Hytner, who ran London’s state-subsidized National Theatre for twelve years until 2015 and is now the impresario of the Bridge Theatre, his own commercial theater complex opposite the Tower of London, has chosen to tackle Brook’s legacy head on.

‘Horace Pippin: From War to Peace’

The Philadelphia Museum of Art has on long-term view a wonderful exhibition entitled “Horace Pippin: From War to Peace,” which brings together the museum’s small but choice collection of his work. How powerful Pippin can be is on full display in The Getaway (circa 1938–1939), though the artist’s assurance may be hidden at first by his inauspicious subject.