NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART
An exhibition opening Nov. 15 at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., Louise Bourgeois: No Exit, will explore Bourgeois’ ties to surrealism and existentialism. The exhibit will include 17 works on paper and four sculptures. Bourgeois often quoted existentialist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre and even named one of her sculptures after Sartre’s play No Exit. The exhibition will be on view in the West Building through May 15. Details: www.nga.gov.
The 32nd National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, featuring the arts and culture of the Northern Plains, will be Jan. 25-30 in Elko, Nevada. Tickets are on sale. The Western Folklife Center will present nearly 50 performers at the event, including 16 ranchers, poets, musicians and artists from the Northern Plains of the U.S. and Canada. The National Cowboy Poetry Gathering also features hands-on workshops in traditional Western arts including hat-making, leather carving and traditional foodways, as well as Western dances, films, open-mic sessions and discussions about the rural West. A special exhibition will present an artful view of the Northern Plains through photography, illustrations, paintings and handcrafted work. Details: 888-880-5885 or www.westernfolklife.org.
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BAHAMAS FILM FESTIVAL
The Bahamas International Film Festival, celebrating its 12th anniversary, will run Dec. 1-12. The main activities, including screenings, classes and award presentations, will be in Nassau Dec. 9-12, but some events will be held in Harbour Island and Eleuthera. The festival will showcase more than 130 films from 40 countries, including nine international premieres; more than 500 films were submitted. Most screenings cost $4. Details: www.bintlfilmfest.com.
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