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Destinations

A face, a garden, a dress, a conqueror

The exhibit on Mick Jagger includes this image made by Simone Cecchetti. The exhibit on Mick Jagger includes this image made by Simone Cecchetti. (Simone Cecchetti/Corbis)
November 28, 2010

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DEC. 3-FEB. 13

MILAN

“Mick Jagger: The Photobook’’: Keith Richards is the Rolling Stone getting all the attention lately, with the publication of his autobiography. Think of this exhibition at the Fondazione Forma per la Fotografia as equal time for Richards’s fellow Glimmer Twin. “Mick Jagger is universal,’’ writes curator Francois Hebel. “His very particular face has made him the archetype of the rock star.’’ Photographers have been taking Jagger’s portrait for nearly half a century. Among them are such celebrated names as Cecil Beaton, Annie Leibovitz, Karl Lagerfeld, Herb Ritts, and Francesco Scavullo (all included here). Hebel argues that the 70 portraits on display double as a history of portraiture over the past five decades: “the physicality and notoriety of a face becomes a challenge, inspiring the photographers to go beyond simple documentation.’’ Piazza Tito Lucrezio Caro, 011-39-02-58118067, www.formafoto.it

THROUGH FEB. 13

MADRID

“Impressionist Gardens’’: Impressionists were the first painters to take their easels consistently out of doors. This exhibition at the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza looks at the celebration of the garden by such artists as Renoir and Monet. In addition, it offers examples of pre-Impressionist renderings of gardens by such artistic predecessors as Delacroix, Corot, and Courbet, and such later painters as Klimt and John Singer Sargent. Palacio de Villahermosa, Paseo del Prado 8, 011-34-91-369-01-51, www.museothyssen.org/en/thyssen

DEC. 4-MARCH 5

LONDON

“A Flea in Her Ear’’: The master of French farce was Georges Feydeau, and the most masterful of Feydeau farces is this comedy in which a wife suspects adultery and extremely comic complications ensue. Richard Eyre directs this Old Vic production of John Mortimer’s 1966 translation. The Cut, 011-44-844-871-7628, www.oldvictheatre.com

THROUGH MARCH 6

BERLIN

“Homage to Caravaggio: 1610-2010’’: Observing the 400th anniversary of the death of the great Baroque painter, the Gemäldegalerie has put together this exhibition centered on the two paintings by Caravaggio in Germany, “Amor Vincit Omnia’’ and “Doubting Thomas.’’ There are other paintings by Caravaggio on display, as well as works by such artists who felt his influence as Rubens and Rembrandt. Stauffenbergstrasse 40, 011-49-30-266-2101, www.smb.museum/smb/standorte/index

THROUGH MARCH 6

LOS ANGELES

“Fashioning Fashion: European Dress in Detail, 1700-1915’’: This Los Angeles County Museum of Art exhibition looks at slightly more than two centuries’ worth of Old World clothing. Items include garments for men, women, and children; suits and dresses worn at various royal courts; and a French mantle from the late 19th century with silk embroidery, glass beads, and ostrich feathers (perfect attire for Mick Jagger to be photographed in?). 5905 Wilshire Blvd., 323-857-6000, www.lacma.org

THROUGH MARCH 18

AMSTERDAM

“The Immortal Alexander the Great’’: The first and probably still most famous of conquering kings, the Macedonian ruler has been portrayed by artists for more than two millennia. Among the more than 350 depictions of Alexander on display are paintings, sculpture, figurines, tapestries, coins, and miniatures. Amstel 51, 011-31-20-530-74-88, www.hermitage.nl/en

PLAN AHEAD

PHILADELPHIA

“Paris Through the Window: Marc Chagall and His Circle’’: This Philadelphia Museum of Art exhibition, which runs from March 1 through July 10, looks at the liberating effect of the City of Light on artists from Eastern Europe in the early part of the last century. In addition to Chagall, painters and sculptors with work on display include Jacques Lipchitz, Jules Pascin, and Chaim Soutine. 26th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 215-763-8100, www.philamuseum.org

MARK FEENEY

Events are sometimes canceled, rescheduled, or sold out; check online. Mark Feeney can be reached at feeney@globe.com.