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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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The American Revolution: A World War

View the American Revolution through a global lens in The American Revolution: A World War, which examines the 1781 victory at Yorktown and the Franco-American partnership that made it possible. The exhibition features the paintings The Siege of Yorktown and The Surrender of Yorktown, created by French painter Louis-Nicolas van Blarenberghe in 1786 as copies […]

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“Samson et Dalila” Starring Roberto Alagna

The Metropolitan Opera presents Camille Saint-Saëns’s Samson et Dalila, starring Roberto Alagna and Elīna Garanča in the title roles. Now the only one of the composer’s 12 operas to be regularly performed, it premiered in Weimar, Germany, in 1877 and didn’t receive its full Paris debut until 1890 due to audience discomfort with staging biblical […]

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Masterpieces of French Faience: Selections from the Sidney R. Knafel Collection

Beginning this fall, an exhibition in the Portico Gallery will present a promised gift to the Frick Collection: seventy-five objects from the collection of Sidney R. Knafel — the finest collection of French faience in private hands — to tell the fascinating and complex history of this particular art form. A feat of great technical […]

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Fabulous Fashion: From Dior’s New Look to Now

Over seven decades of style will be displayed in Fabulous Fashion: From Dior’s New Look to Now, a major exhibition highlighting creativity and glamour at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The haute couture and ready-to-wear garments and accessories on view range in date from 1947 — the year of the introduction of Christian Dior’s revolutionary “New […]

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William J. Glackens and Pierre-Auguste Renoir: Affinities and Distinctions

The painter William Glackens was a member of the Ashcan School, an early 20th-century movement that focused on depicting the gritty realities of urban life. A Francophile who lived in Paris for a year in his 20s and first discovered Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art there, he would later help his friend Albert C. Barnes build […]

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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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Louis Stettner at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Over the course of his eight-decade career, Louis Stettner created a singular approach to photographing everyday life. Born in Brooklyn in 1922, Stettner began working as a photographer in the 1930s and served in the U.S. Army in World War II before moving to Paris in 1947. There, he studied at the Institut des Hautes […]

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Gauguin: A Spiritual Journey

Gauguin: A Spiritual Journey showcases dozens of paintings, wood carvings, and ceramics from the collection of the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek in Copenhagen alongside works on paper and Oceanic art from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. As indicated by its title, the exhibition focuses on the artist’s interior life, exploring what drove him to keep […]

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Latin Americans in Paris

Latin Americans in Paris juxtaposes works by artists Martha Boto, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Julio Le Parc, Gregorio Vardanega, and others who moved to the French capital in the mid-20th century with pieces by Europeans with whom they had historical or aesthetic connections, such as Josef Albers, Niki de Saint Phalle, Jean Tinguely, and Victor Vasarely. All artists represented […]

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Brassaï at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Best known for his provocative and enigmatic images of Parisian life between the two world wars, the photographer Brassaï (born Gyula Halász) is one of the most prominent figures of twentieth-century photography. Called “the eye of Paris” by his friend Henry Miller, Brassaï’s work both celebrates and reveals the complexities and hidden sides of French […]

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Dior: From Paris to the World

Dior: From Paris to the World surveys 70 years of the House of Dior’s enduring legacy and its global influence. A selection of 150 couture dresses, as well as accessories, costume jewelry, photographs, drawings, runway videos and other archival material, will trace the history of the iconic haute couture fashion house, its founder, Christian Dior, […]

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Pierre Puvis de Chavannes: Works on Paper and Paintings

The 19th-century painter Pierre Puvis de Chavannes is best known for his murals, which adorn public buildings throughout France (as well as the central branch of the Boston Public Library, the only example outside his native country). Largely self-taught and operating outside of the major movements of his time, he cultivated a classicizing style with […]

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Jewels of the Imagination: Radiant Masterworks by Jean Schlumberger from the Mellon Collection

Best known for his flora- and fauna-inspired creations for Tiffany & Co., which brought him on board in 1956, the jewelry designer Jean Schlumberger began his career creating buttons and then costume jewelry for the Italian couturière Elsa Schiaparelli in Paris in the 1930s. Jewels of the Imagination: Radiant Masterworks by Jean Schlumberger from the […]

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Women Artists in Europe from the Monarchy to Modernism

This focus exhibition highlights the Dallas Museum of Art’s exceptional holdings of artwork by female artists working in Europe between the late 18th and early 20th centuries. Drawn primarily from the permanent collection, this special presentation explores the challenges and limitations experienced by female artists seeking professional careers before women were widely admitted into fine […]

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Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist

Edgar Degas (1834-1917) is one of the most revered artists of all time, a French Impressionist renowned for his paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings that take the viewer deep into the world of late 19th century Paris. Interested in the psychology and everyday lives of his subjects, Degas is famous for a number of recurring […]

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A French Affair: Drawings and Paintings from The Horvitz Collection

A French Affair: Drawings and Paintings from The Horvitz Collection explores the union of word and image through dozens of works on paper intended for book illustration; ten canvases round out the show. Executed between the 16th and 19th centuries, the pieces vary widely in style and subject matter, from religious and biblical imagery to […]

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Louis Dewis: A Belgian Post-Impressionist

Inspired by such French masters of landscape painting as Corot, Monet, and Cézanne, Louis Dewis (1872-1946) painted scenes of cities, villages, and the countryside throughout Belgium and France. Working primarily from 1916 until his death in 1946, Dewis was regarded by critics of his time as one of his country’s most distinguished landscape painters, contributing […]

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French Eyes on Boston: Portraits and Landscapes by Marguerite Wibaux

The French Cultural Center is proud to host the show French Eyes on Boston, a collection of portraits and landscapes painted by Marguerite Wibaux, who moved to Boston from France in 2017. Marguerite’s landscapes marry the Renaissance perspective tradition with an American expressionist approach. The paintings engage with the artist’s perceptions of various points of […]

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Monumental Journey: The Daguerreotypes of Girault de Prangey

In the 1920s, a vast trove of daguerreotypes was discovered in a rundown villa in northeastern France that once belonged to Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey, the artistically inclined, eccentric last member of an aristocratic family. It wasn’t until 80 years later, when those images went to auction, that their author’s remarkable contribution not only to […]

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Unfurled: Supports/Surfaces 1966-1973

The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit will present the first exhibition in the Midwest and most comprehensive show to date of the French art movement Supports/Surfaces. This group of fourteen artists (Patrick Saytour, Daniel Dezeuze, and Claude Viallat among others), along with several others who were closely affiliated, lived and worked in the south of […]

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Van Gogh, Monet, Degas and Their Times: The Mellon Collection of French Art

While its primary focus is on Impressionism, Van Gogh, Monet, Degas, and Their Times contains examples of French art created throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, featuring styles ranging from Romanticism to Cubism. Among the highlights are works by seminal figures, including Edgar Degas, Eugène Delacroix, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, and Vincent van Gogh. […]

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Fabula: Hubert Le Gall’s First Retrospective In America

Twenty First Gallery is pleased to present the first U.S. retrospective exhibition of internationally renowned artist and designer, Hubert Le Gall. The show, curated by Renaud Vuaillat, pays homage to Le Gall’s unique talent for turning classic materials, such as wood, marble and bronze, into playful and surreal works of functional art. The exhibition will […]

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Gauguin: Voyage to Paradise

Beginning in February 2019, this exhibition at the Mary Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota, Florida, will highlight the essential role of botanicals in achieving French artist Paul Gaugin's vision of the savage, primitive and exotic. Together with lush displays of tropical plants in the conservatory and gardens, the exhibition will feature dramatic woodcuts and rarely […]

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Bouguereau & America

Bouguereau & America showcases more than forty masterful paintings by the French academic painter William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825–1905). The exhibition explores the artist’s remarkable popularity throughout America’s Gilded Age, from the late 1860s to the early 1900s. During this period, owning a painting by the artist was de rigueur for any American who wanted to be […]

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Monet: The Late Years

The exhibition features 50 paintings by Claude Monet dating mainly from 1913 to 1926, the final phase of his long career, including 20 works from the Musée Marmottan Monet in Paris. During his late years, the well-traveled Monet stayed close to home, inspired by the variety of elements making up his own garden at Giverny, […]

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The 34th Chelsea International Fine Art Competition

Agora Gallery is pleased to invite artists from across the globe to enter the 34th Annual Chelsea International Fine Art Competition opening on February 5th, 2019. Selected artists will receive prizes and opportunities that will grant invaluable exposure, boost recognition, and promote career growth. The 2019 competition awards are valued at more than $70,000. In addition […]

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