At the bottom of this long page: 15-page (.pdf) lists of fall-2017-early-2018 exhibitions in the US and EUROPE: An excellent resource for planning and travel!
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Caspar David Friedrich, Woman at a Window, c. 1820
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James Jacquest Joseph Tissot, Tourists in London, 1874
2017 Great Collectors and Their Collections, part 2 2016 Great Collectors and Their Collections, part 1 2015 Japan & the West 2014 9 Great Cities and Their Depiction by Artists 2013 Back to the Birthdays, Artists in Their Birthday Months 2012 The World's Great Buildings: Milestones in Architecture 2011 Women in Art/Art of Women 2010 Art of Nations: Survey of Art History, One Country at a Time 2009 Angels, Saints and Their Friends in Art History 2008 Time Capsules: A Survey of Seven Centuries 2007 Un-Birthday Parties (for great artists with inconvenient birthdates) 1995-2006 Birthday Parties for great artists, on their true birthdays
Potential Future Series Topics:
Key Works of World Architecture, Stonehenge to Safdie Great Moments in Art History, Antiquity to Modern Perspectives on Movies about Great Artists A Year with Prints: Basics of the major printmaking processes, handling examples, studio and collection visits Art History Survey: Prehistory through the Present Great Works in each medium, one medium at a time, emphasis on process and effect (marble, etching, tempera, etc.)
Special Events of Note
Texas Museum Exhibition Recommendations and Special Events
NEILL-COCHRAN HOUSE MUSEUM ♦ www.nchmuseum.org The NCHM's major structural renovation is complete and, for the first time in 50 years, this Greek Revival mansion has bright paint, splendid wallpaper, and Cochran furnishings in new bedroom installations. A new exhibition explores the Museum's portrait collection and throughout 2014, the NCHM will celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of major early-Austin figure and Master Builder, Abner Cook
The Woman Must Marry Else How Live? (March 2 - December 2017) Wedding clothing, photographs, etiquette, accessories--a multi-dimensional examination of marriage c. 1900.
Experience's Treasures: Selections from the Dale and Stephen Sonnenberg Collection (September 2 - December 17, 2017) An eclectic collection that features fine art, folk art, and ephemera, Experience’s Treasures will challenge viewers to consider our relationship to the objects that surround us in our own lives.
Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art (October 7, 2017 - January 7, 2018)
A New American Sculpture, 1914-1945: Lachaise, Laurent, Nadelman, and Zorach (February 17 - May 13, 2018)
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KIMBELL ART MUSEUM ♦ www.kimbellart.org Casanova: The Seduction of Europe (August 27 - December 31, 2017)200 paintings, sculptures, furnishings, costumes and decorative objects of all sorts to explore European culture of the 18th century, addressing travel, courtship, theater, and dining
THE W. H. STARK HOUSE♦http://www.whstarkhouse.org/ The 14,000 square-foot three-story house built in 1894 by William Henry Stark and his wife, Miriam M. Lutcher Stark, prominent philanthropists who occupied the home until 1936, was designed in the Queen Anne architectural style. It house features a distinctive turret, stained glass windows, and ornate woodwork in cypress and long leaf yellow pine.
As a historic house museum (National Register of Historic Places) it is interpreted to c. 1900 with fifteen rooms of original family furnishings, personal effects and decorative arts, including antique rugs, original textiles, silver, cut glass, and antique porcelain. Also featured are the Stark family’s impressive collections of American Brilliant Period cut glass, pressed and pattern glass, milk glass, porcelains, and other 18th and 19th century decorative accessories.
The Ruiz House was the home of the city’s first schoolmaster
The Twohig House was built in 1841 by Irishman John Twohig
The Navarro House was built in 1835 by Jose Antonio Navarro
The Log Cabin was constructed in 1939 by 30 youths participating in President Roosevelt’s National Youth Administration program. The “dog trot” style cabin represents the type of cabin built by many Texas pioneers.
BARCELONA Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya • www.mnac.cat/ BENTONVILLE Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art • crystalbridges.org Frank Lloyd Wright's Bachman-Wilson House (opened November 2015) Museum visitors will be able to walk through the house, originally built along the Millstone River in New Jersey in 1954, restored several times, and, facilitated by its New Jersey architect-owners, acquired by Crystal Bridges in 2014 and moved to Bentonville to preserve an important building and enhance the Crystal Bridges mission to "connect visitors with the power of art and the beauty of nature."
Stuart Davis: In Full Swing (September 16, 2017 – January 1, 2018) Stuart Davis (1892-1964) ranks as a preeminent figure in American modern art, with a career that stretched from the early twentieth century well into the early 1960s. Over the course of his sixty-year career, Davis invented an artistic vocabulary of bold colors and strong forms, informed by his enthusiasm for jazz.
BERLINMartin Gropius Bau • www.gropiusbau.deGurlitt: Status Report, Nazi Art Theft and its Consequences (Autumn 2018)Aside from being one of just four dealers permitted by the Nazis to sell degenerate art abroad for hard currency, Hildebrand Gurlitt acquired works that had been stolen from Jews, or sold by Jews desperate to leave the country. He ran his own dealership in Hamburg and shopped in occupied Paris during the war for Adolf Hitler’s planned Führermuseum in Linz, Austria, a project that never came to fruition. When Cornelius Gurlitt died in 2014, the unsuspecting sole beneficiary of his will was Bern’s Kunstmuseum . . . Gurlitt's will was contested . . . the German government continues to investigate the collection's provenance . . . but the German culture minister has proceeded with plans for an exhibition BERN Kunstmuseum • www.kunstmuseumbern.chGurlitt: Status Report, Degenerate Art Confiscated and Sold (November 2, 2017- March 4, 2018) BONN Bundestkunsthalle • www.bundeskunsthalle.deGurlitt: Status Report, Nazi Art Theft and its Consequences (November 3, 2017 - March 11, 2018)The exhibition of the Gurlitt art hoard is being exhibited in two parts (Bonn and Bern), then will be united in the show in Berlin. The Bonn version focuses on Nazi art-looting from private individuals; the Bern exhibition explores Goebbels' "degenerate" art campaign; the Bonn exhibition: 250 works, mostly on paper; 60 works are paintings known to have been looted or with unclear provenances--Beckmann, Renoir, Maillol, Dürer, Degas, Rodin. BOSTON Museum of Fine Arts Boston • www.mfa.org/ BREMEN Kunsthalle • www.kunsthalle-bremen.de CAMBRIDGE Fitzwilliam Museum • http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/
Degas: A Passion for Perfection (October 3, 2017 - January 14, 2018)
A centennial exhibition about 50 works from the Fitzwilliam collections to explore the range of Degas' career and his frequent reworking of images and themes. Read Apollo Magazine's review: https://www.apollo-magazine.com/how-do-you-deal-with-an-artist-like-degas/?utm_source=Adestra&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20170825_pressrelease_SEPT17_magazine Codebreakers (October 24, 2017 - February 4, 2018)The unexpected links between codebreaking and he study of ancient scripthttps://www.apollo-magazine.com/art-diary/codebreakers-and-groundbreakers-fitzwilliam-museum/?map=active CHICAGO Art Institute of Chicago• http://www.artic.edu/ City and Country: Prints from Early 20th-Century Japan (through December 31, 2017)"Prints juxtaposing two sides of modern Japan, reflecting both the appeal of urbanization and the nostalgia it sparked for the serene countryside" Revoliutsila! Demonstratsila! Soviet Art Put to the Test (through January 15, 2018) "explores the trajectory of early Soviet art in all its forms and what it tells us about socially minded art now"
Rodin: Sculptor and Storyteller (November 3, 2017 - March 4, 2018) An exhibition of sculptures and drawings from private collections and the AIC's holdings 1-minute overview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjV3OcqI_CY&feature=youtu.be&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=membership&utm_content=11-17-member Making Memories: Quilts as Souvenirs (through March 18, 2018) 27 quilts are used to explore the way these textiles function as keepsakes and consider how their material fabrication mimics the construction of memory Shockingly Made: Henry Fuseli and the Art of Drawing (November 18, 2017 - April 1, 2018)"Drawings and prints showcases his passionate and singular approach to drawing, born of political revolutions and radical aesthetic shifts." A favorite artist of mine, a Swiss who succeeded in England
Driehaus Museum • www.driehausmuseum.org 'L'Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters (February 11, 2017 - January 7, 2018)
COLORADO SPRINGS Colorado College IDEA Space (InterDisciplinary Experimental Arts) •http://sites.coloradocollege.edu/ideaspace/ Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College • http://www.csfineartscenter.org/ COLUMBUS OH Columbus Museum of Art • http://www.columbusmuseum.org/Beyond Impressionism—Paris, Fin de Siècle: Signac, Redon, Toulouse-Lautrec and Their Contemporaries (through January 21, 2018)Only venue for this special exhibition organized by the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao; 100 paintings, drawings, prints, contemporaries include key avant-garde figures of the 1890s Luce (a Neo-Impressionist) and Nabis Denis, Bonnard, Vallotton . . . COPENHAGEN National Gallery of Denmark • http://www.smk.dk/en/
PORTLAND (Maine) Portland Museum of Art • www.portlandmuseum.orgTours of the Winslow Homer studio at Prout's Neck: Available from April through October, twice a day, on select days of the week (207) 775-6148
Fragonard: The Fantasy Figures (October 8 - December 3, 2017) A first-time exhibition built around Young Girl Reading to explore Fragonard's rapidly executed, brightly colored portraits of lavishly costumed figures.
Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry (October 22 - January 21, 2018) An examination of the artistic changes among Dutch Golden Age painters 1650-1675; 65 masterpieces by Vermeer and his contemporaries show how these painters admired, challenged, and pushed eah other to greater artistic achievement.
Edvard Munch: Color in Context (September 3, 2017 - January 28, 2018) 21 prints, curated by Jonathan Bober ")
Jackson Pollock's Mural (November 19, 2017 - October 28, 2018) A special installation of the 20-foot-long mural Pollock created for Peggy Guggenheim (on a slow return, after conservation, to its home at the University of Iowa Museum of Art), accompanied by other works by Pollock.
Women Artists in Paris, 1850-1900 (June 9 - September 3, 2018)
WILMINGTON Delaware Art Museum • http://www.delart.org/ Howard Pyle Murals (through December 31, 2020) The complete set of nine mural panels painted by Howard Pyle (1853 – 1911) for the drawing room of his home at 907 Delaware Avenue, Wilmington, Delaware, semi-permanently installed in one of the Vinton Illustration galleries on the second floor of the Museum.
YERRES,FRANCE--new museum: La Propriété Caillebotte à Yerres • http://proprietecaillebotte.com/en/ Part of a nice long day SE of Paris: Yerres, Barbizon, Moret-sur-Loing, Vaux-le-Vicomte, Fontainebleau
Edgar Degas, The Conversation, 1895
Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Armchair, 1884 (V&A)
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