Events: November 24, 2019

‘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.

‘Verdi: Creating “Otello” and “Falstaff”—Highlights from the Ricordi Archive

Two operas are the subject of “Verdi: Creating Otello and Falstaff,” a gem of an exhibition at the Morgan Library and Museum. Curated by Gabriele Dotto, the former director of publishing at Ricordi, Verdi’s publishing house, it affords an engrossing glimpse of the vast collaborative effort required to bring an opera into the world.

‘Moustapha Alassane x 3’

A pioneering Nigerien filmmaker who has yet to enjoy due recognition for his prolific career as one of the most important figures of early African cinema, Moustapha Alassane almost single-handedly made the 1970s a high point for film production in Niger following the country’s independence from France in 1960. Ten of his short films, divided into three separate showings, will be playing at Metrograph in a retrospective of his work.