Thursday, February 7, 2013

Upcoming (and Ongoing) Exhibitions

There are several art museum exhibitions coming up in the next few months:

State of the Art: Illustration 100 Years After Howard Pyle at the Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, Delaware, February 9, 2013 – June 1, 2013.

This exhibition, curated by David Apatoff of the Illustration Art blog, surveys the state of American illustration in the century following Howard Pyle’s death in 1911. The show includes the work of Peter De Sève (above), Bernie Fuchs, Milton Glaser, Mort Drucker, Phil Hale, Sterling Hundley, John Cuneo, and Ralph Eggleston, representing the diverse fields of animated movies, digital art, caricature, magazine illustration and graphic design. 

Edwardian Opulence: British Art at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century at the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut USA February 28, 2013–Sunday, June 2, 2013.

The exhibition is a survey of the visual arts in Britain during the reign of King Edward VII (1901–10). It includes portraits by John Singer Sargent and Giovanni Boldini, as well as diamond tiaras, ostrich-feather fans, an embroidered gown, Autochrome color photography, and period sound recordings from Yale's collection.

Anders Zorn: A European Artist Seduces America, February 28-May 13, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, Massachusetts.
Twenty-four paintings are featured together with twenty-two drawings, photographs, letters, and gifts that Anders Zorn gave Isabella Gardner in 1894. The exhibition will be organized in five different segments, including “Zorn and Gardner,” “Society Portraits,” “In the City,” “Country Life,” and “Artist’s Studios.” Highlights include Isabella Stewart Gardner in Venice (1894), Night Effect (1895), and The Ice Skater (1898).

John Singer Sargent Watercolors,
at the Brooklyn Museum (April 5 to July 28, 2013), then at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, (October 13, 2013- January 20, 2014). It will then travel to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

The exhibit draws 93 watercolors from the holdings of both the Brooklyn Museum and the Boston collection. The exhibition will also present nine oil paintings, including Brooklyn’s “An Out-of-Doors Study, Paul Helleu and His Wife” (1889), and Boston’s “The Master and His Pupils” (1914). 
Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Art and Design, 1848-1900, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, February 17–May 19, 2013
"The first major survey of the art of the Pre-Raphaelites to be shown in the United States features some 130 paintings, sculptures, works on paper, and decorative art objects." Concurrently at the NGA there's an exhibition called "Pre-Raphaelites and the Book," an installation that includes "books of poetry by Dante Gabriel Rossetti and William Morris, wood-engraved illustrations by several Pre-Raphaelite artists, and material related to the Kelmscott Press (established by Morris in 1891)."
Dinotopia: The Fantastical Art of James Gurney at the New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire, February 20 - March 13. Note the short run of the exhibition.

This new exhibit of 22 original paintings from the Dinotopia books, including Garden of Hope (above), Dinosaur Parade, and Dinosaur Boulevard. This is a completely different set of original oil paintings than those that appeared at the Lyman Allyn exhibition. I'll be there on February 20 for the show's opening, which is free, and I'll give a talk that evening, which has an admission price.

Ongoing: Illustrating Modern Life: The Golden Age of American Illustration from the Kelly Collection is on view at the Pepperdine's Weisman Museum in Malibu, California. Ongoing, through March 31.

Ongoing: Heroes and Villains: The Comic Book Art of Alex Ross at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, ongoing through February 24.

Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis, at the de Young Museum, San Francisco, California, ongoing through June 2, 2013

The de Young will be the first venue in the American tour of paintings from the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis, The Hague. One of the world's most prestigious collections of Dutch Golden Age paintings, this is the first major loan of its holding in 30 years. The exhibition features 35 paintings representing the range of subject matter and technique characteristic of 17th-century painting in the Dutch Republic.

Michelangelo Drawings, William and Mary College, Williamsburg, Virginia, through April 14.

Rembrandt, Van Dyck and Gainsborough: The Treasures of Kenwood House, February 14 - May 19 at the Seattle Art Museum.-----

Thanks, Bil, Jean, Timothy and Armand. 


Timothy said...

There's also "Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis" & "Rembrandt’s Century" at San Francisco's De Young Museum, both running until June 2.

armandcabrera said...

Good luck with the show. There is also a Pre-Raphaelites show at the National Gallery here in DC starting February 17th and running through May 19th. The show includes 130 paintings, sculptures, works on paper, and decorative art objects.

James Gurney said...

Thanks, Armand and Timothy.

Bil Hardenberger said...

You have forgotten one more James... The Drawings of Michelangelo at William and Mary in Williamsburg Virginia from Feb. 9 to April 14.


Jean At Home said...

Another 2/14 through May 19 at the Seattle Art Museum - Rembrandt, Van Dyck and Gainsborough: The Treasures of Kenwood House, London.

Teresa Rodriguez said...

I am jumping up and down in a frenzy over the exhibition at the DE Art Museum. Will definitely get to that one! It's right up the highway from me. Thanks, Mr. G. *high five*