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November 02 2012 1:09 PM ET UPDATED: October 09 2014 1:31 PM ET
8. ART: Rudolf Nureyev, Merce Cunningham
Two prominent museums have recently opened exhibits on gay luminaries of dance. San Francisco’s de Young Museum is the only U.S. venue for “Rudolf Nureyev: A Life in Dance,” organized in collaboration with the Centre National du Costume de Scène in France. The show features more than 80 costumes and 50 photographs from Nureyev’s collection and runs through February 17. In Minneapolis, the Walker Art Center has mounted “Dance Works III: Merce Cunningham/Rei Kawakubo,” focusing on the costumes that Comme des Garçons founder Kawakubo created for Cunningham’s 1997 dance piece Scenario. On view through March 24, it’s the third exhibit the Walker has created from the Merce Cunningham Dance Company Collection, which it acquired in 2011, the single largest acquisition of visual art in the museum’s history.