Saturday, March 28, 2009

Orientalist and Academic Exhibitions

While the Dahesh Museum is looking for a new permanent home for its collection of academic painting, it is loaning works to other museums.

The Joseph I. Lubin House at Syracuse University is currently exhibiting "In Pursuit of the Exotic: Artists Abroad in 19th Century Egypt and the Holy Land." The show will be up until April 30, 2009, and the museum is open Monday - Saturday, 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Lubin House Link..
Image is by Fräre "Along the Nile at Gyzeh."

The other exhibition of work from the Dahesh is "Academic Allure: Art and Instruction in Nineteenth-Century Paris" at the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery at Lebanon Valley College through April 19, 2009, link.

Dahesh Museum, link.
Thanks, Steve!


Victor said...

What's that squiggle on the right side of the sky in that painting? It almost looks like an airplane contrail. Or maybe an early UFO sighting?

Anonymous said...

It is a beautiful image, but the reflection of the pyramid is driving me crazy.

Doug said...

maybe that squiggle is migrating birds? V pattern? wish I could get out to see these exhibitions.

One I will make is the Waterhouse show in Montreal, here is the link

It's one of the largest exhibits of his work in one place since 1978, so I'm making the trip since the math says it may be my last chance :)

Doug said...

Sorry, here's the link again, it got chopped of in the post