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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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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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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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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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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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Mutiny: Works by Géricault

Mutiny: Works by Géricault presents some 40 oil paintings and works on paper by the short-lived but highly influential Romantic artist, best known today for his monumental, harrowing depiction of shipwreck survivors, The Raft of the Medusa. The show sheds light on his social and political engagement, reflected in his choice of thought-provoking and emotionally unsettling […]

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Marguerite Humeau: Birth Canal

The New Museum presents the first U.S. solo museum exhibition by Marguerite Humeau (born 1986, Cholet, France), debuting a new installation of sculpture and sound. Humeau’s work often centers on the origins of humankind and associated histories of language, love, spirituality, and war. Each of the artist’s projects is prefaced by a period of intense […]

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Une Place à la Table: 50 Years of French in Louisiana

To mark its 50th anniversary, the Council for the Development of French in Louisiana (CODOFIL) combined forces with the Louisiana Crafts Guild with the notion of creating a celebratory exhibit of 50 artworks from 50 artists. The response from artists was so overwhelming that instead the council was able to assemble three exhibits in three […]

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Corot’s Women

Camille Corot (1796–1875) is best known as the great master of landscape painting who bridged the French neoclassical tradition with the impressionist movement of the 1870s. His figure paintings constitute a much smaller portion of his oeuvre and are less well known but arguably of equal importance to the history of art, in particular for […]

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Storytelling: French Art from the Horvitz Collection

Storytelling: French Art from the Horvitz Collection presents 60 drawings and etchings for book illustration, as well as 10 paintings to round out the show. Executed between the 16th and 19th centuries, the works vary widely in style and subject matter, from religious and biblical imagery to more light-hearted genre scenes. Viewers have a chance […]

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Pink: The History of a Punk, Pretty, Powerful Color

Pink: The History of a Punk, Pretty, Powerful Color marshals some 80 ensembles for men, women, and children to reveal the many and often iconoclastic roles played by a hue often associated in this country with baby girls, bubblegum, and ballerinas. The garments on view date from the 18th century to the present day and […]

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Across the Atlantic: American Impressionism through the French Lens

This extraordinary exhibition, drawn mostly from the collection of the Reading, Pennsylvania, Public Museum, explores the path to Impressionism through the 19th century in France. The show examines the sometimes complex relationship between French Impressionism of the 1870s and 80s and the American interpretation of the style in the decades that followed. More than sixty-five […]

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Corot: Women

Trained in the Neoclassical tradition yet devoted to the direct observation of nature, Camille Corot helped elevate landscape from its former status as a minor genre and lay the groundwork for Impressionism. His figure paintings, which were rarely exhibited in his lifetime, represent a smaller, lesser-known, but still influential part of his oeuvre. Narrowing down […]

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In Transit: Arts and Migration Around Europe

An exhibition about migration in and around Europe, In Transit introduces, through art, a new history and context to the ongoing global refugee crisis. The exhibition draws attention to the long, rich artistic engagement in two major zones of migration: Northern Europe, from the region around Calais, Flanders and the Low countries, and Southern Europe, […]

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