Whether you are a year-round Neapolitan or returning for another glorious season on the Paradise Coast, if you love the arts, Artis—Naples is the place to be this fall. Artis—Naples, home of The Baker Museum and the Naples Philharmonic, presents another full and robust season starting in September. The season’s schedule reflects Artis—Naples’ commitment to its multidisciplinary mission and world-class offerings in the visual arts, classical music, symphonic pops, dance, touring Broadway productions, special presentations, holiday concerts and film.
“This exciting season is thoughtfully crafted, creative and wildly varied,” Artis—Naples CEO and President Kathleen van Bergen said. “Part of our multidisciplinary mission is to provide artistic experiences across the creative spectrum, and this season’s breadth and depth of programming brings that commitment beautifully to life.”
Opening for the season in September, The Baker Museum presents a remarkable slate of exhibitions starting with Helen Frankenthaler: Late Works, 1990-2003, opening on September 6 and showcasing the innovative soak-stain paintings of Frankenthaler’s late years. Envisioning Evil: “The Nazi Drawings” by Mauricio Lasansky opens on September 17 with powerful drawings by Lasansky, the son of Jewish immigrants in Argentina, as he grappled with the horrors of the Holocaust. The Baker Museum continues its annual tradition of spotlighting notable Florida artists for a 10th year, with varied exhibitions on display throughout the Hayes Hall galleries in Florida Contemporary 2022-23, opening October 14. Beginning on October 22, museum visitors can experience the exhibition Ran Hwang: Becoming Again. This stunning installation by Korean-born artist Ran Hwang incorporates buttons, beads, pins and video projections and meditates on the transient and cyclical nature of life.
Performing arts aficionados can anticipate many stellar classical and jazz performances this fall. The Wang Chamber Music series kicks off with a longtime Artis—Naples artistic friend, violinist James Ehnes, joining Naples Philharmonic musicians for a program that includes the Dvořák String Quintet, Op. 97 on October 9. Chamber music lovers will also be treated to Naples Philharmonic musicians playing Mendelssohn’s String Quintet No. 1 as part of the Sypert Salon series on October 16 and 18. For the more free-form crowd, the perennial cool cats of the Naples Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra are joined by guest saxophonist Jimmy Greene on October 12. The Naples Philharmonic Masterworks series triumphantly begins its season on October 20 and 21 with guest conductor Hannu Lintu and guest soloist Conrad Tao playing Tchaikovsky’s glorious Piano Concerto No. 1.
Cinephiles will flock to Artis—Naples and Silverspot Cinema at Mercato in Naples at the end of October for the 14th annual Naples International Film Festival. Starting off with a glamorous Opening Night Film and Party on October 27, movie lovers will enjoy this glitzy weekend of film and fun. Screenings continue at Silverspot Cinema from October 28-30, and capping off the final evening of NIFF is an opportunity to join Principal Pops Conductor Jack Everly and the Naples Philharmonic as they journey to a prehistoric land inhabited by dinosaurs! Patrons will experience Steven Spielberg’s Academy Award-winning film Jurassic Park like never before with a live screening as Jack and the orchestra perform John Williams’ iconic score onstage.
For details on all exhibitions, performances and events, visit artisnaples.org.