NEW FEATURE at the bottom of this long page: 15-page (.pdf) list of 2015 exhibitions in the US and EUROPE: An excellent resource for planning and travel!
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Explore Art History in Good Company with Dr. Karen Pope
Caspar David Friedrich, Woman at the Window, 1822
Join art historian Karen Pope for study tours, day trips, and informal luncheon programs to expand your horizons or fill gaps in your world of art. No background or experience is necessary--just curiosity!
Upcoming events, near and far, offer art history experiences in the good company of companions with similar interests.
EXPLORE Recommended temporary museum exhibitions around Texas are listed on this page
CONTACT Add your name to the email list or begin a registration for an event at Contact Art inSight
PARTICIPATE Day Trips, Study Tours, and future destinations are described on the Study Tours page
Mary Cassatt, The Child's Bath, 1893, 39 × 26" Art Institute of Chicago
2015 Lecture Series: Japan & the West Sources, dynamics of exchange, major Japoniste artists, woodblock prints and artifacts to handle
Beautiful images, art history, food, and good company, in the Terrace Room (capacity: 80) at Westwood Country Club in west Austin. Each program begins with coffee (10:30), followed by an informal illustrated lecture (11:00), and a seated luncheon at about noon.
The cost for each event is $40 per person* Preregistration is expected; deadline for registration is the preceding Friday.
ADVANCE REGISTRATION FOR 2015 SERIES: *Costs have risen! Cost per Friday luncheon program in the 2015 series is $40 per person.
Your check is your reservation. Make checks payable to Karen Pope Art inSight and mail to: PO Box 5730 Austin TX 78763-5730
Please include your email address in order to receive a confirmation and other material.
2nd date for each topic has been confirmed by Westwood
Schedule of dates and topics:
January 16 repeat: Jan 30
The Allure of the East (topic overview) PAST FILLED
February 13* February 20
Woodblock Prints: A Primer OPEN FILLED
March 06 March 20
Japonisme: Whistler, Degas, Tissot OPEN FILLED
April 17 repeat: May 01
Series: Hokusai, Monet, Rivière FILLED OPEN
June 12 June 19
Aesthetic Japan & Western Decorative Arts OPEN FILLED
July 10 July 17
Siegfried Bing and Le Japon Artistique OPEN FILLED
August 21 repeat: Aug 28
Ukiyo-e: Utamaro and Cassatt FILLED OPEN
September 18 repeat: Sept 25
Japonisme: Van Gogh and Gauguin FILLED OPEN
Greene & Greene, Frank Lloyd Wright, Toulouse-Lautrec
*Austin Country Club's Hancock Room THIS DATE ONLY
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
Tentative themes for forthcoming series:
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.)
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PrintAustin January 15 - February 15, 2015 A month-long event celebrating the art of original printmaking For a calendar of events, including Exhibitions,Artist Talks, Special Events, Demonstrations and Workshops: http://printaustin.org/calendar-of-events/
HARRY RANSOM HUMANITIES RESEARCH CENTER at UT-AUSTIN ♦ http://www.hrc.utexas.edu 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.
UMLAUF SCULPTURE GARDEN ♦ www.umlaufsculpture.org Umlauf: Process A behind-the-scenes look at the lost-wax casting technique Charles Umlauf used for his bronze sculptures. The exhibition features fiberglass sculptural molds never seen by the public. Supplementary studies and finished bronzes complement the sculptural molds.
Sodbuster, San Isidro (opens January 21, 2015)
Exhibition of a large-scale (24-foot) work of legendary Texas sculptor Luis Jiménez, a former student of Charles Umlauf whose vibrant sculptures highlight Hispanic, Southwestern and Native American sources. Wednesday, January 28, 6-8 pm Insights: Sculptor Jesús Moroles, who worked with Jiménez and assisted in the making of Sodbuster, will detail his experiences and share insights on Jiménez’s process and the time they spent together.
CORPUS CHRISTI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ART MUSEUM OF SOUTH TEXAS ♦ www.stia.org Georgia O'Keeffe and Still Life Painting in New Mexico (October 15, 2015 - January 3, 2016)
DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART ♦ www.dallasmuseumofart.org CROW COLLECTION OF ASIAN ART ♦ www.crowcollection.org MAC: McKINNEY AVENUE CONTEMPORARY ♦ www.the-mac.org MEADOWS MUSEUM @ SMU (Southern Methodist University) ♦ smu.edu/meadows/museum Medieval & Early Renaissance Spain: Treastures from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston An exhibition on long-term loan, considered "one of the greatest assembles of medieval Spanish art in the country"
Goya: A Lifetime of Graphic Invention (through March 1, 2015)
American Still Life (February 14 - August 2, 2015) 60 paintings, prints and photographs from the Carter's collection, including the Peales, O'Keeffe, and Dove Like Father, Like Son: Edward and Brett Weston (February 21, - August 23, 2015) 23 prints by key figures in 20th-century American photography Remington and Russell (February 28 - May 24, 2015) An exhibition comparing the painting and sculpture of the two artists who were centrally involved in creating the myth of the American West.
Samuel F. B. Morse's Gallery of the Louvre and the Art of Invention (May 23 - August 23, 2015)
Thomas Cole and American Settlement (September 5, 2015 - February 21, 2016) Founder of American landscape painting, Thomas Cole (1801–1848) celebrated America’s unspoiled wilderness in grand compositions that investigate the relationship of humans and their environment.
KIMBELL ART MUSEUM ♦ www.kimbellart.org The Collection of Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass (March 1 - May 24, 2015) 37 works of modern art (Impressionism through World War II), including 2 Van Gogh landscapes; paintings by Pissarro, Monet, Renoir, Vuillard, Bonnard, Matisse, Picasso, Miro, Leger, Chagall, Rothko; and sculptures by Rodin, Maillol, and Segal
Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces form the National Galleries of Scotland (June 28 - Sept 20, 2015) 55 paintings from 3 key museums in Edinburgh, Renaissance through Post-Impressionism; highlights will include Vermeer's Christ in the House of Mary and Martha (1654) and Gauguin's Three Tahitians (1899), with many works by famous Baroque and Impressionist painters in between.
Gustave Caillebotte: The Painter's Eye (November 8, 2015 - February 14, 2016)
Becoming Modern: Nineteenth-Century French Drawings from the Morgan Library & Museum and the Menil Collection (February 27 - June 14, 2015) Works on paper by five artists who had great impact on the development of drawing at the beginning of modernism: Delacroix, van Gogh, Seurat, Cézanne, and Redon.
Barnett Newman: The Late Work (March 13 - June 28, 2015)
Drawn to Life: Audubon's Legacy (spring 2015 through March 28?) An exhibition that looks into Audubon's process for achieving his monumental projects and will include pastels, engravings, lithographs, books and manuscripts.
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.
McNAY ART MUSEUM ♦ www.mcnayart.org All the Rage in Paris: Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, 1909-1929 (February 18 - June 21, 2015) An exhibition exploiting the McNay's Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts, including scene and costume designs and highlighting this important dimension of Paris culture--literature, music, dance and visual art. This exhibition is complemented by:
Design, Fashion, Theatre: The Art of Pochoir in France, 1910-1930 (February 18 - June 21, 2015) Pochoir is a printmaking process associated primarily with turn-of-the-century France, involving stencilling and producing bold patterns in vibrant colors. As the printmaking medium-of-choice for the famous artists around Diaghilev (Benois, Bakst,* Gontcharova, Larionov), pochoir influenced publications of fashion and editions of Diaghilev's ballets. *Participants in the NCHM Study Tour to Annapolis stood, in Baltimore's magnificent Gilded Age Evergreen, in an attic theater-ballroom designed and decorated by Leon Bakst.
World War II in Photographs: Looking Back (January 13 - May 10, 2015) Loan exhibition featuring famous journalists' photographs and other documents of the Monuments Men and the home front war effort
Rodin to Warhol: 60th Anniversary Gifts and Recent Acquisitions (February 18 - May 17, 2015) An exhibition giving tribute to the McNay's benefactors and to demonstrate the continued development of the collection; a wide range of media and representation of the areas overseen by all four of the Museum's curators. SAN ANTONIO MUSEUM OF ART ♦ www.samuseum.org
Diego Rivera in San Antonio (until January 31, 2015) "Diego Rivera’s El Albañil (The Bricklayer, 1903), painted when the artist was 18, is on view . . . along with eight other works that span much of the artist’s career. This small exhibition provides a glimpse of the brilliance of one of Mexico’s greatest artists. El Albañil is thought to be the earliest Diego Rivera painting in the United States."
Nelson Rockefeller's Picassos: Tapestries Commissioned for Kykuit (December 20, 2014 - March 8, 2015)
Ancient to Modern: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics and Their Sources (January 17 - April 4, 2015) WITTE MUSEUM ♦ www.wittemuseum.org
Historic houses at the Witte:
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. Women in Art
Karl Umlauf Paintings (January 20 - March 1, 2015) Reception with the artist: Thursday, January 29th: 6:00 pm Hooper-Schaefer Fine Art Center, Baylor campus--IH-35 north to Exit 335B, University Parks Drive to Baylor Avenue, easy parking at Visitor Center across from H-S circular drive
Gustave Caillebotte, On the Europe Bridge, 1876-77 (42 x 51" Kimbell)
Georges Lepape, Serais-je en avance? Gazette du Bon Ton, vol. 1 no. 2, December 1913; Paul Poiret coat
Attractive Special Exhibitions beyond Texas Not meant to be a thorough list, just items of interest ...
FOR A COMPREHENSIVE LIST, US and EUROPE, see 15-page .pdf at the right; search by your destination city
BARCELONA Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya • www.mnac.cat/ Carles Casagemas: The Artist Behind the Myth (through February 22, 2015) Friend who accompanied Picasso to Paris; his suicide supposedly triggered Picasso's "Blue Period" BOSTON Museum of Fine Arts Boston • www.mfa.org/
BREMEN Kunsthalle • www.kunsthalle-bremen.de Emile Bernard (1868-1941) (February 7 - May 31, 2015) Disciple/rival of Gauguin in Brittany, important figure in Post-Impressionism CHICAGO Art Institute of Chicago • http://www.artic.edu/ Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections (through February 15, 2015)
Ireland: Crossroads of Art and Design, 1690-1840 (March 17 - June 7, 2015) 300 objects from many North American collections are organized thematically to explore the culture of Ireland during the "long 18th century."
FLINT, MICHIGAN Flint Institute of Arts • www.flintarts.org Beauty, Passion, and Bliss: 19th-Century Masterworks from the Dahesh Museum of Art (May 16 - August 16, 2015)
GAINESVILLE Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida • harn.ufl.eduMonet and American Impressionism (February 03 - May 24, 2015)
HELSINKI Ateneum • www.ateneum.fi Sibelius and the World of Art (through March 22, 2015) In honor of the 150th anniversary of the composer’s birth
INDIANAPOLIS Indianapolis Museum of Art • www.imamuseum.org Continuing the Work of the Monuments Men (September 5, 2014 - September 6, 2015) Indiana University Art Museum • www.artmuseum.iu.edu
LOS ANGELES The Getty Center • www.getty.edu J. M. W. Turner: Painting Set Free (February 24 - May 24, 2015)
Madame Cézanne (through March 15, 2015) 24 of the 29 known portraits of Hortense Fiquet--paintings, drawings, and watercolors--trace Cézanne's lifelong attachment to Hortense (1850–1922), his wife, the mother of his only son, and his most painted model over a period of more than 20 years.
Painting Music in the Age of Caravaggio (January 20 - April 5, 2015)
Thomas Hart Benton's America Today Mural Rediscovered (through April 19, 2015)
PHILADELPHIA Philadelphia Museum of Art • www.philamuseum.org Discovering the Impressionists: Paul Durand-Ruel and the New Painting (June 24 - Sept 13, 2015)
SACRAMENTO Crocker Art Museum • www.crockerartmuseum.org Toulouse-Lautrec and La Vie Moderne: Paris 1880-1910 (February 1 - April 26, 2015)
SALT LAKE CITY Utah Museum of Fine Arts • umfa.utah.edu The British Passion for Landscape: Masterpieces from the National Museum Wales (August 29 - Dec 13, 2015)
SEATTLE Frye Art Museum • fryemuseum.org/ Pan: A Graphic Arts Capsule of Europe 1895-1900 (Feb 21 - May 10, 2015) Exhibition about the influential arts magazine of the Viennese Secession
WASHINGTON, DC National Gallery of Art •www.nga.gov Monuments Men and the National Gallery of Art: Behind the History (on view indefinitely) "An exhibition that explores, via archival display, the Gallery's seminal role in the creation of the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives program in the military, the Roberts Commission, and the experiences of monuments officers assigned to duty abroad."
From Neoclassicism to Futurism: Italian Prints and Drawings, 1800-1925 (Sept 1, 2014 - Feb 1, 2015) 70 prints, drawings, and illustrated books
El Greco in Washington Area Collections: A 400th Anniversary Celebration (Nov 2, 2014 - Feb 16, 2015)
Smithsonian American Art Museum • http://americanart.si.edu/ Richard Estes' Realism (October 10, 2014 - February 8, 2015) The most comprehensive exhibition organized to date; catalog published by Yale University Press (a sign of high academic quality!)
WATERVILLE, MAINE Colby College Museum of Art • www.colby.edu/museum/ Whistler in the World: The Lunder Collection (September 15 - January 10, 2016)
WINTERTHUR Sammlung Oskar Reinhart "Am Römerholz" • www.bundesmuseen.ch/roemerholz/ Victor Chocquet: Friend and Collector of the Impressionists (Feb 21 - June 7, 2015)
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
Vasily Kandinsky, Landscape near Murnau with Locomotive, (Landschaft bei Murnau mit Lokomotive), 1909 (Guggenheim)
Richard Estes, 79th Street Bus Stop, 2013 (22 x 15" available)
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