UP to SPEED
Nikky’s resistance to search, with the revolver
so close, was short-lived, 1917. Arthur E. Becher
(1877-1941). Crayon and gouache on illustration
board, 24 5/8 x 17 5/8 inches. Gift of the estate
of Frieda Becher, 1971.
It’s that time again, when the leaves
change colors and a chill seeps into
the air throughout the Northeast Corridor. But fall doesn’t have to mean
saying goodbye to that sunny disposition. Be inspired by Gloria Steinem,
Olympic athlete Marion Jones and
O, The Oprah Magazine resident life
coach Martha Beck at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women. Experience Arthur Miller’s Tony Award-winning drama All My Sons, the classic
musical South Pacific or Mozart’s The
Magic Flute—each holding a seat for
you in Delaware. Treat your senses
to wine and jazz events in Vermont,
enjoy a festival of the arts in Paradise
City, Mass., or explore the history of
the American flag at a one-of-a-kind
exhibition in New Jersey. Get physical with a little jousting action at one
of the largest Renaissance festivals
in the country, or enjoy the RAIN,
a Broadway tribute to the music of
The Beatles, in Maryland. Be sure to
check out event websites for special
rail fare discounts and other ways
to save some cash. —COMPILED BY MICHAEL
Behind the curtain:
Citywide Open Studios is the
largest open studio event on
the East Coast. Hundreds
of participating artists from
around the region open
their studios to visitors for
and hands-on opportunities.
New Haven. The six-day
event takes place Oct. 15,
16, 22, 23, 29 and 30.
“Escape to Adventure:
Focus on Arthur E.
Becher”: Check out 40
paintings and drawings
from the museum’s cele-
brated collection of original
illustrations. The exhibition
features scenes of adven-
ture, including historical
exploits in exotic locales,
and personal dramas stem-
ming from contemporary
crises, such as the sting
of discrimination and the
shame of unemployment.
Delaware Art Museum.
Through Jan. 15, 2012.
All My Sons: Joe Keller
wants the American Dream.
His son wants to marry
the girl next door. His wife
wants their eldest son-missing-in-action-to come