With the holidays over and New Year’s resolutions in full swing, winter can be a dull time of year. Try booking a trip to enliven the cooler months and catch a special museum exhibit. Fashion is the theme at the Met with a jewelry exhibit; in Denver with a show on Dior; and in Winterthur, Delaware — in a former du Pont estate — where costumes from the show “The Crown” are featured. Elsewhere, find exhibits on rock ‘n’ roll on television, animals that glow, airmail, European art and more.
‘Dior: From Paris to the World’ at the Denver Art Museum
Through March 3, 2019
Don your finest frock: Dior is coming to Denver this winter — in the form of an art museum exhibit covering more than 70 years of the designer’s legacy and influence. “Dior: From Paris to the World” features 150 haute couture dresses, accessories, photos, runway videos, original sketches and archival material. Many of these items have never been seen outside of Europe. The show is being called the first major U.S. retrospective of the House of Dior and it will subsequently travel to other cities after its Denver premiere.
‘Stay Tuned: Rock on TV’ at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland
Through March 2019
Having both influenced the American zeitgeist around the same time, television and rock ‘n’ roll are inextricably linked. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s new exhibit turns back the clock to the 1940s — when rock first became a television fixture — and continues through today. The multifloor, multimedia exhibit includes archival footage, original artifacts and new interviews. It’s narrated by Mike Meyers, Martha Quinn, Kelly Clarkson, Micky Dolenz, Kevin Eubanks, Cyndi Lauper, Paul Shaffer and Darlene Love. Keep an eye out for these highlights: original stage designs from the Beatles’ “Ed Sullivan Show” appearance, Sonny and Cher’s outfits, and CeeLo Green’s Michael Jackson-inspired jacket worn on “The Voice.”
‘Creatures of Light: Nature’s Bioluminescence’ at the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science in Miami
Through April 21, 2019
From fireflies lighting up the summer nights to glowing deep-sea dwellers, bioluminescent creatures capture the imaginations of young and old. These light-producing organisms are the focus of the Frost Museum’s “Creatures of Light” exhibit. Guests will move through various environments meant to expose them to the habitats of bioluminescent mushrooms, glowworms, fish and corals. Live flashlight fish, along with other living examples, are part of it too. A composer created a soundtrack to set the scene throughout this immersive exhibit.
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