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Marion and Henry Bloch Collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Art

This month, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art inaugurates a suite of state-of-the-art galleries renovated to showcase the Marion and Henry Bloch Collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Art, a major gift to the institution. This trove of 29 works by Bonnard, Gauguin, Manet, Monet, and many of their equally celebrated contemporaries nearly doubled the museum’s holdings […]

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A Queen’s Treasure from Versailles: Marie-Antoinette’s Japanese Lacquer

Among Marie-Antoinette’s most cherished belongings was her collection of Japanese lacquerware, the core of which was bequeathed to her by her mother, Empress Maria Theresa of Austria. Some of these exquisite objects, once reserved for the eyes of visitors to the opulent private salon known as the cabinet doré, are now on view in A Queen’s Treasure from Versailles: […]

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Midnight in Paris & New York: Scenes from the 1890s-1930s

The Art Museum at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is pleased to present Midnight in Paris & New York: Scenes from the 1890s-1930s, William Glackens and His Contemporaries from February 4 through October 18, 2018. Featuring drawings, paintings and photographs by American and European artists such as Eugène Atget, Brassai, William Glackens, André Kertesz, […]

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Chaim Soutine: Flesh

The Jewish Museum presents an exhibition of some 30 paintings by the artist Chaim Soutine (1893-1943), the Expressionist known for his gestural and densely painted canvases. Chaim Soutine: Flesh highlights the unique visual conceptions and painterly energy that the artist brought to the tradition of still-life. Soutine’s remarkable paintings depicting hanging fowl, beef carcasses, and […]

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Renoir: Father and Son/Painting and Cinema

Premiering May 6, 2018, at the Barnes Foundation — home to the world’s largest collection of paintings by Pierre-Auguste Renoir — is a major exhibition examining the artistic exchange between the renowned impressionist painter and his son, celebrated filmmaker Jean Renoir. Renoir: Father and Son/Painting and Cinema brings together over 120 works, including paintings, drawings, […]

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From Africa to the Americas: Face-to-Face Picasso, Past and Present

From Africa to the Americas: Face-to-Face Picasso, Past and Present looks at the transformation in our view of the arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas from the end of the 19th century to the present day. Following milestones in the life of Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) and in history, the exhibition explores the close relationship […]

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Impressionist Treasures: The Ordrupgaard Collection

Located north of Copenhagen, the Ordrupgaard Museum is known for its fine collection of 19th- and early 20th-century French and Danish art. Seventy-six of these masterpieces are on view in Impressionist Treasures: The Ordrupgaard Collection, which both celebrates the movement and places it in its art- historical context. In addition to paintings by Renoir, Monet, […]

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Her Paris: Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism

Paris was the epicenter of art during the latter half of the nineteenth century, luring artists from around the world with its academies, museums, salons, and galleries. Despite the city’s cosmopolitanism and its cultural stature, Parisian society remained strikingly conservative, particularly with respect to gender. Nonetheless, many women painters chose to work and study in […]

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Fabergé Rediscovered

Designed to delight and surprise, the treasures created by the firm of Carl Fabergé have inspired admiration and intrigue for over a century, both for their remarkable craftsmanship and the fascinating histories that surround them. Now, a special exhibition at the Hillwood Estate, Museum & Garden in Washington, D.C. will unveil new discoveries relating to […]

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Napoleon: Power and Splendor

Napoleon: Power and Splendor offers a fresh perspective on one of history’s most iconic figures by revealing the vast machinery underpinning his and his family’s everyday life. Spanning from Napoleon’s coronation in 1804 to his exile in 1815, the show brings together some 200 sumptuous works of fine and decorative art, many never before exhibited in […]

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The Art of Iron

In the mid-19th century, an architectural photographer employed by the French government began salvaging wrought ironwork from buildings slated for renovation or demolition. His son expanded the collection, which today is among the finest of its kind. A selection of its holdings, from locks and gates to shop signs and church lecterns, may be admired […]

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Berthe Morisot, Woman Impressionist

The Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (Québec City, Canada), the Barnes Foundation (Philadelphia, PA), the Dallas Museum of Art (Dallas, TX), and the Musée d’Orsay (Paris, France) announced the internationally touring exhibition dedicated to one of the revolutionary artists of the French Impressionist movement, Berthe Morisot (1841–1895). Co-organized by the four institutions, Berthe Morisot, […]

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Jazz en Route to France: 1917-1918

Jazz en Route to France: 1917-1918 examines how the American Expeditionary Forces, African-American military bands, the Red Cross, and YMCA personnel stationed in France helped popularize jazz in Paris during World War I. Join us on Thursday, June 21 at 6pm for the opening reception of the New Orleans Jazz Museum's latest exhibit, Jazz En Route […]

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Daniel Buren: Sail/Canvas – Canvas/Sail

For more than five decades, the conceptual artist Daniel Buren has been using his signature 8.7-centimeter-wide vertical stripes to explore such ambitious topics as what art really is and how we perceive it. Central to this inquiry is his fascination with the interplay between works of art and their environment. He has melded the two […]

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Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography (1911–2011)

Having overcome a certain highbrow bias against its commercial origins, fashion photography — at least in its finer forms — is now recognized for its artistic merit. It takes center stage as never before in Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography, 1911–2011, which presents some 180 images alongside a selec- tion of costumes, illustra- […]

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French Pastels: Treasures from the Vault

French Pastels: Treasures from the Vault offers a chance to view some 40 late-19th-century masterworks that are rarely exhibited due to their fragility. The high concentration of pure pigment powder that lends pastels their distinctive velvety texture and luminous, blendable colors has a downside: the particles remain loose on the surface, leaving the work vulnerable […]

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John Singer Sargent and Chicago’s Gilded Age

John Singer Sargent (1856–1925) was the most sought-after portraitist of his generation on both sides of the Atlantic, creating powerful, vibrant likenesses of his sitters. Best known for his portraits, Sargent nevertheless excelled in a variety of genres, including landscapes, watercolors, and murals. Born in Florence to American parents and trained in Paris, he lived his […]

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A City Transformed: Photographs of Paris (1850-1900)

Commissioned by Napoleon III, Baron Haussmann’s ambitious — and then controversial — renovation of Paris replaced a warren of medieval streets with the stately, monument-studded boulevards and parks so beloved today. Beyond its aesthetic aims, the plan sought to improve traffic circulation and public health and safety. Wide boulevards, moreover, lend themselves well to parades […]

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Louise Bourgeois at ICA Miami

Taking its departure from a work by Louise Bourgeois in ICA Miami’s permanent collection — Untitled (2001) — this exhibition highlights a group of iconic sculptures made of clothing and fabric from the artist’s personal archive. At the center of this presentation are four sculptures made from a pink fur coat that was given to Bourgeois in […]

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Devotion to Drawing: The Karen B. Cohen Collection of Eugène Delacroix

Renowned as a giant of French Romantic painting, Eugène Delacroix (1798–1863) was equally a dedicated and innovative draftsman. Through a selection of more than one hundred works on paper — ranging from finished watercolors to sketchbooks, from copies after old master prints to preparatory drawings for important projects — this exhibition will explore the central […]

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Jean Jullien: Le Jardin Bleu

French illustrator Jean Jullien, whose Eiffel Tower peace symbol went viral after the Paris attacks of November 2015 and who later worked for major publications such as The New Yorker and The New York Times, will be showing his latest artworks at the Chandran Gallery in San Francisco. An opening reception will be held on July 28 […]

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