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"The Greek" Invades Italy and Spain
Category: Museums Today Published: November 2003
The artist Domenikos Theotokopoulos--El Greco--intorduced "such as extravagant style that to this day nothing has been seen to equal it," noted 17th-century writer Jose Martinez. "Attempting to discuss it would confuse the soundest minds."
 
A Centennial Celebration of Cezanne
Category: Museums Today Published: March 2006
The innovative pioneer, renowned in his lifetime as "The Master of Aix," died 100 years ago "on the eve of a revolution in art that his work had firmly set in motion."
 
A Century of Drawing Andrew Robinson , Judith Brodie
Category: Museums Today Published: March 2002
An exhibition at the National Gallery of Art represents some of the most-aesthetically compelling and intellectually intriguing works from the 20th century.
 
A Gem of a Carver
Category: Museums Today Published: November 2010
"Hundreds of hours go into working the stone down to paper-thin walls, bringing out the gorgeous natural quality and colors of the agate and the transparency of the rock crystal."
 
A Rivalry Worth Seeing
Category: Museums Today Published: May 2011
"Venice: Canaletto and His Rivals" presents dazzling cityscapes that represent the best view painters of Venice--each responding to the city in his own way.
 
A Rustic Spirit for the Holidays
Category: Museums Today Published: November 2005
"Tasha Tudor's art . . . Has an old-fashioned charm. The scenes she paints are mostly of happy family outings, animals, sunshine, laughter, simplicity, and peace, depicting a way of life many yearn for but few achieve."
 
America as Captured on Canvas
Category: Museums Today Published: November 2004
An extraordinary exhibition of one of the foremost private collections ever assembled brings to life a vibrant nation through its captivating people and breathtaking landscapes.
 
American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell
Category: Museums Today Published: November 2009
"He loved to paint pictures that conveyed stories about people, their attitude toward each other, and his feelings about them."
 
American Genius Behind the Shutter
News View Category: Museums Today Published: December 2007
 
An American in Paris
Category: Museums Today Published: November 2007
Watercolor, notes artist Barbara Ernst Prey, "develops on its own. . . . You have an idea, but the beauty is in the process. . . . It's so fluid, and accidents can happen."
 
Art of a Young America
Category: Museums Today Published: January 2001
A touring exhibition of paintings and sculptures reflects the growing self-awareness and optimism of the new nation.
 
Art of the American Soldier
Category: Museums Today Published: November 2010
"This highly important collection, never before on public exhibit, portrays the spirit of America's sons and daughters who have answered the call to defend our nation."
 
Art of the American West Richard Stewart
Category: Museums Today Published: January 2002
The Amon Carter Museum's collection chronicles all aspects of western life, from the 1840s to the present.
 
Artists Display Their Animal Instincts
Category: Museums Today Published: September 2010
Nature provides the perfect inspiration for The Society of Animal Artists and its 50th anniversary celebration.
 
As Natural Looking as Nature Itself Whitney Barlow , Joan Kelly Bernard
Category: Museums Today Published: March 2012
An iconic museum restores its famous Hall of North American Mammals.
 
Babar as Inspired by the Masters
News View Category: Museums Today Published: December 2003
 
Baseball as America
Category: Museums Today Published: July 2005
"It's a reflection of our culture--men, women, children, minorities--and has been a part of our history stretching back to the early 1800s, and possibly further."
 
Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, the Nashville Cats, et al. Turn the Musci World Upside Down
Category: Museums Today Published: March 2015
"This is not primarily a story of cultural or political divisions, but rather of people coming together from very different backgrounds and moving past perceived divisions to find common ground through music."
 
Celebrating a Century of Japanese Art at The Met
News View Category: Museums Today Published: August 2015
 
Cezanne and Beyond
Category: Museums Today Published: May 2009
". . . The unfolding reality [is] that a different [Paul] Cezanne has evolved for each generation, defined by what artists have made of him and passed along to those who came after. It is a continuing story."
 
Chicago and the Art of the Western Frontier Judith A. Barter , Sarah E. Kelly
Category: Museums Today Published: July 2003
"As the quintessential industrial American city of the early 20th century, Chicago looked west for its economic livelihood, and understood the great western expanse as the true America, the land of opportunity."
 
China's Terracotta Warriors at Risk
World of Science Category: Museums Today Published: June 2013
 
Curious George Saves The Day--and His Creators
News View Category: Museums Today Published: December 2011
 
Dazzled from Port Clyde to Paris
Category: Museums Today Published: July 2007
"In [Barbara Ernst] Prey's paintings, our imaginations are enticed not only by the scenes themselves, but by the exquisitely wrought details that animate the compositions."
 
Degas and the Art of the Dance Norman Keyes
Category: Museums Today Published: March 2003
The artist "radically reinvented the way in which the subject of the ballet was observed and understood."
 
Dinotopia: Lost Island and Forgotten Civilization
Category: Museums Today Published: May 2006
An extraordinary place where humans and dinosaurs live in harmony comes to life in this enchanting exhibition of one of the country's foremost fantasy illustrators.
 
Diorama Diversity
Category: Museums Today Published: September 2008
"[The American Museum of Natural History] remains, above all, a visual feast, in no small part due to the vivid, lifelike murals that serve as backdrops to so many of the animal dioramas found throughout the great edifice's many exhibition halls."
 
Disaster as Destiny
Category: Museums Today Published: July 2017
"The series speaks to the impermanence of all things. The largest cities, the biggest structures, the most powerful empires--everything dies."
 
Edward Hopper's America: Where Past and Present Coexist Uneasily Sylvia Yount
Category: Museums Today Published: September 2003
"A leading chronicler of the American scene between the World War, [the artist] depicted certain truths about our national life that continue to resonate for viewers today."
 
Edward Hopper: Master of Silence
Category: Museums Today Published: January 2008
"He offers a brand of realism not bound by reality. His work appears at once traditional and modern; his women are erotic and puritanical; and the places he depicts are familiar and foreign, comfortable and disquieting."
 
England's First View of America
News View Category: Museums Today Published: April 2008
 
Enjoying the Magic of the Seasons Throughout the Year
Category: Museums Today Published: January 2006
The exhibition, "Spirit of the Holidays," illulminates the season with charming, rarely seen examples of Tasho Tudor's original art for greeting cards and children's books created for those special celebrations. . . ."
 
Fashion's Untamed Wild Side
Category: Museums Today Published: March 2005
Whether in the form of pelts, plumes, prints, or animal symbolism, faunal apparel long has represented one of man's more primal instincts.
 
Focusing on Ansel Adams' Less Familiar Work
News View Category: Museums Today Published: December 2010
 
Four Decades of Contemporary Art
Category: Museums Today Published: May 2002
The Broad collections "include some of the most-emblematic works in the history of postwar art."
 
France's Rebellious Romantic
News View Category: Museums Today Published: December 2006
 
From El Greco to Goya to Picasso
Category: Museums Today Published: January 2007
This exhibition provides a new perspective on Spanish painting of the past 5 centuries. Comparisons reveal previously unseen links b/n artists working in very different historical contexts, even as they bring the paintings of Spain's Golden Age…
 
From Homer to the Harem: The Art of Jean Lecomte du Nouy
Category: Museums Today Published: September 2004
"For all his accomplishments in other genres, [this great French painter] carried to the end of his career a desire to be recognized as a history painter in the grand academic tradition."
 
From Picasso to Pollock: Classics of Modern Art Tracey Bashkoff
Category: Museums Today Published: September 2003
Highlighting the aesthetic vanguard from Cubism through Abstract Exhibitionism, this wide-ranging exhibition features works by some of the last century's most influential artists.
 
Georgia on My Mind: Famous Photographers Capture Georgia O'Keeffe
News View Category: Museums Today Published: August 2008
 
Girodet: France's Romantic Rebel
Category: Museums Today Published: September 2006
"As he veered away from orthodox classicism, [the artist] made his subjects increasingly evocative and dreamlike, sometimes adding a strange, erotic charge."
 
Going Dutch in the Golden Age
Category: Museums Today Published: March 2009
The exhibition offers a breathtaking survey of the 17th-century Dutch cityscape, from wide-angle panoramas of the urban skyline w/ its fortifications, windmills, & church steeples, to renderings of daily life along the canals, city streets & town squares.
 
Going Dutch--17th Century Style
Category: Museums Today Published: March 2011
These Dutch and Flemish masterworks include paintings, furniture, and decorative arts exceptional for their quality, superb condition, and impeccable provenance.
 
Good Grief, Charlie Brown!: The Art of Charles Schulz Richard Egan , Kimberly Rawson
Category: Museums Today Published: January 2002
"At the heart of Schulz's great connection with the world was his humanity."
 
Goya's Portraits
Category: Museums Today Published: May 2006
"Whether painting the likeness of clerics, aristocrats, luminaries, or friends, [the artist's works] are windows into another being, deeply psychological and multi-layered, as well as a mirror of himself."
 
Gustave Courbet: France's Fearless Provocateur
Category: Museums Today Published: May 2008
The radical and rebellious 19th-century painter "rejected artistic convention, challenged academic norms, and created artworks that scandalized the public."
 
Happy Anniversary to Some Very Special Artists
Category: Museums Today Published: July 2007
The Muscular Dystrophy Association Art Collection provides vivid proof that the ability to create simply cannot be quelled, no matter what the physical limitations.
 
Henri Matisse: Works on Paper Carolyn Peter
Category: Museums Today Published: July 2001
"His prints and drawings effectively convey Matisse's enduring preoccupation with the female figure and his interest in translating the lines and curves of the human form into seductive patterns."
 
How Manet Saw the Sea Douglas Druick , Gloria Groom
Category: Museums Today Published: January 2004
The burgeoning French seaside resort culture produced an aesthetic exploration by the artist and his contemporaries that helped usher in the vanguard painting of the Impressionist movement.
 
How Van Gogh Influenced--and Was Influenced by--the Art of Drawing
Category: Museums Today Published: January 2006
While Rembrandt, Delacroix, and Daumier had a great impact on him, others, such as Matisse and Klee, were early beneficiaries of his example.
 
James McNeill Whistler: Breaking All the Rules
Category: Museums Today Published: March 2004
This American expatriate excelled as a painter, printmaker, etcher, lithographer, and gallery designer--all the while doing it his way.
 
Jefferson, Napoleon, and the Louisiana Purchase Victoria Cooke
Category: Museums Today Published: July 2003
"The determination to acquire the port of New Orleans coincided with Napoleon's decision to rid himself of France's responsibilities for the La. Territory, beginning fulfillment of Jefferson's dream for a nation which stretched from sea to sea."
 
Mapplethorpe Photos Explore Classical Art
News View Category: Museums Today Published: August 2005
 
Masterpieces from Turner to Cezanne
Category: Museums Today Published: March 2010
This was "a crucial moment in the history of art, when European painting was undergoing a revolution in style, theme, and technique."
 
Masterworks in Drawing: Raphael to Renoir
News View Category: Museums Today Published: April 2009
 
Masterworks of American Photography
News View Category: Museums Today Published: April 2006
 
Modern American Portrait Drawings Wendy Wick Reaves
Category: Museums Today Published: July 2002
"The end-of-the-century vogue for postmodern, conceptual portraiture appeared to some critics to arise phoenix-like from a moribund tradition. The evidence [of the drawings in the National Portrait Gallery's touring exhibition] suggests otherwise."
 
Nature's "Kindred Spirits"
Category: Museums Today Published: March 2008
"[Asher B. Durand] belonged to a generation of artists who felt a special kinship to landscape. [His] entire body of work expresses quintessential ideals about environment, national character, and the wonders of untamed nature."
 
Nature's Fury: The Science of Natural Disasters
News View Category: Museums Today Published: December 2014
 
Our Ever-Evolving Planet
Category: Museums Today Published: September 2009
"A lot has happened recently in paleontology. . . . We wanted to give visitors a new look at the evolution of life on Earth, and the scientific evidence on which that story is based."
 
Paintings of Everyday Life Tell America's Story
Category: Museums Today Published: November 2009
This exhibition examines artists' evolving styles & standards of storytelling in relation to the themes of childhood, marriage, family, & community; the production & reinforcement of citizenship; attitudes towards race; the frontier as reality & myth. . .
 
Paul Gauguin and the Lure of the Exotic Susan Alyson Stein
Category: Museums Today Published: July 2002
No matter where he traveled, the artist absorbed the sights and subjects encountered there into his own unique vision.
 
Philip Guston: Abstract Expressionism's Provocative Pioneer and Ultimate Critic
Category: Museums Today Published: November 2003
"Significant artists are often those figures who make bold and difficult transitions, whose works reflect not only the aspirations and anxieties of their own generation, but of those that came before and after."
 
Pissarro's People
Category: Museums Today Published: November 2011
"Camille Pissarro was a committed reader of radical social, political, and economic theory. His profound knowledge of social philosophy, which informs much of his art, far exceeds that of any other significant painter of the period."
 
Portraits of Power
News View Category: Museums Today Published: December 2008
 
Reexamining Modern Art James F. Peck
Category: Museums Today Published: May 2003
"Often, it is only when divergent artists are brought together under the auspices of an exhiition that viewers realize how much they have in common."
 
Reigning Glory: 18th Century French Engraving
News View Category: Museums Today Published: April 2004
 
Rembrandt: A Master Across Three Media
Category: Museums Today Published: March 2004
He radically redefined the technique of etching by bringing to it the freedom of spontaneity of painting and drawing--a rarity of his time, he drew primarily to capture life and stimulate his imagination, not just to make sketches preparatory to painting.
 
Remembering the Summer of Love
Category: Museums Today Published: July 2007
Psychedelic art, distinguished by its use of exhuberant color, ornamental forms, and formally complex, obsessively detailed compositions, represented expanded or altered states of consciousness induced by music, light, meditation, & hallucinogenic drugs.
 
Rock this Country
Category: Museums Today Published: September 2017
Shania Twain has sold more albums than any other female country artist in history. No wonder she was asked to perform at halftime of Super Bowl XXXVII.
 
Romance and Rebellion
Category: Museums Today Published: January 2007
The most expressive and wild-tempered artist of his generation, Girodet was commissioned by some of the biggest names in France, and gave free rein to his imagination in executing an impressive array of brilliant paintings.
 
Salvador Dali: The Grand Master of Surrealism
Category: Museums Today Published: May 2005
"His work embraced psychoanalysis, modern science, and religious mysticism, redefined the boundaries of art, fashion, and popular culture in ways that we are only now beginning to understand."
 
Scenes of American Life
Category: Museums Today Published: July 2001
From the Roaring Twenties to postwar prosperity, a changing nation is portrayed in a traveling exhibition of paintings and sculptures.
 
Seurat and the Making of "La Grande Jatte" Douglas W. Druick , Gloria Groom
Category: Museums Today Published: July 2004
Viewers can "reassess the artist's unique status as a draughtsman, colorist, theorist, and 'painter of modern life,' as well as his talent in relation to his forebears and contemporaries.
 
Spain in the Age of Exploration
Category: Museums Today Published: January 2005
"The Royal Court . . . Used the enlargement of the Spanish realm not only to increase the Crown's resources, but to gather knowledge that enriched European understanding of the wider world."
 
Spanish Paintings' Influence on French Artists Deborah L. Roldan
Category: Museums Today Published: May 2003
"The genius of [the] 19th-century artists lay in how they transformed the bracing realism of Spanish art into a new manner of painting, a different way of capturing on canvas the modern world around them."
 
The American Evolution: A History Through Art
Category: Museums Today Published: July 2008
"The term 'evolution' suggests change over time, and this exhibit proposes that the U.S. is a dynamic nation in a constant state of redefinition."
 
The Art of Exploration
Category: Museums Today Published: May 2006
National Geographic's illustrators "serve as trusted interpreters of complex information with images that astound and delight, allowing readers to see things that never actually could be observed without an artist's intervention."
 
The Art of French Decorative Painting Gloria Groom
Category: Museums Today Published: May 2001
During the 1890s, the artists known as the Nabis (prophets) broke with academic tradition to create works of unorthodox sizes and shapes in which the decorative elements of line and color took on an importance & meaning beyond that of the subject matter.
 
The Art of The New Yorker
Category: Museums Today Published: September 2005
The 80-year-old magazine "is the only remaining wide-circulation publication that still relies on freestanding illustrated covers."
 
The Beauty of the Beast
Category: Museums Today Published: November 2008
"Other than humans themselves, the horse is perhaps the single most important species in human history. The story of how we have shaped horses and how horses have shaped up is profound and complex. . . ."
 
The Beauty of the Old Ballgame
News View Category: Museums Today Published: August 2016
 
The Circus in 20th-Century American Art Donna Gustafson
Category: Museums Today Published: September 2001
The colorful life of the Big Top long has attracted artists.
 
The Drawings of Van Gogh
News View Category: Museums Today Published: December 2005
 
The Fall of Napoleon and the Rise of Romanticism
Category: Museums Today Published: November 2003
"Following the end of the [French emperor's] regime, a new array of attitudes and aesthetic sensibilities celebrated extremes of emotion, the irrational, and the power of nature to awe and inspire."
 
The Flowering of Florence Gretchen A. Hirschauer
Category: Museums Today Published: May 2002
The artists commissioned by the Medicis "brought to their subjects not only a masterly technique, but a freshness and originality of style that would have a lasting influence on botanical illustration and the art of naturalistic painting."
 
The Many Faces of Joan of Arc
Category: Museums Today Published: July 2007
"Not long after her death, literary and visual representations of [this French heroine] began to circulate widely and set important precedents for how she would be portrayed in the centuries to come."
 
The Medici, Michelangelo, and the Art of Florence Larry J. Feinberg , Alan P. Darr , Antonio Bostrom
Category: Museums Today Published: January 2003
". . . Michelangelo and the Medici grand dukes, sharing a voracious intellectual curiosity and an awareness of the power of images, shaped the artistic, political, and cultural identity of Renaissance Florence."
 
The Painted Sculpture of Joan Miro
Category: Museums Today Published: November 2002
"As Miro had wanted them to be, the colorful works were particularly shocking, and also fool of mischief and sly humor."
 
The Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky
News View Category: Museums Today Published: April 2015
 
The Poetics of Place Thomas A. Denenberg
Category: Museums Today Published: May 2010
"Running against the tide of popular opinion, the notion that 'a picture which does not tell its own story is but half a picture,' [Winslow] Homer was ever-willing to leave a narrative silence in his art. . . ."
 
The Red Rose Girls: An Uncommon Story of Art and Love
Category: Museums Today Published: May 2004
". . . In order to be viewed as serious professional artists, these women chose to forego the very domestic life they so romantically portrayed."
 
The Sky's the Limit
Category: Museums Today Published: July 2011
These works--ranging from the illustrative to the abstract--present a different view of NASA than the one in history books or news shows.
 
The U.S.--and Its Artists--Never Would Be the Same Again
Category: Museums Today Published: July 2013
Generally, it has fallen to history museums to orgainze exhibitions about wars, but the works of art in this exhibition chronicle how genre and landscape painters and photographers responded to the coming of the war and its aftermath. . . .
 
Their Work Together Was Surreal
News View Category: Museums Today Published: August 2012
 
Thomas Hart Benton's "America Today" Mural Rediscovered
Category: Museums Today Published: January 2015
"[It] stands out . . . as a singular achievement in American art of the period, one that, among other effects, served to legitimize modern mural painting as part of the Works Progress Administration's Federal Arts Project in the 1930s."
 
Treasured Arts for Latin America
Category: Museums Today Published: March 2007
"The earliest contact between Europeans and indigenous populations created a crisis in identity and self-repressentation, eventually leading to a new culture born of a mix of creative energies confidently expressed in the arts in novel mediums/styles."
 
Treasures from Scotland's Kelvingrove Art Gallery Peter Morrin
Category: Museums Today Published: November 2002
The gallery houses the most-important municipal collection in Great Britain of renowned artists who worked in France from the late 19th to the mid 20th century.
 
Treasures of the Silk Road John R. Finlay
Category: Museums Today Published: March 2002
During a period of disunity in China's history, new religious, ethnic, and commercial influences transformed its culture.
 
Unearthing the Dazzle of Diamonds (and Other Gorgeous Gemstones)
Category: Museums Today Published: January 2011
The exhibition combines the beauty of nature with the creativity of human artistry.
 
Van Gogh and Company
Category: Museums Today Published: September 2004
This exhibit has "a remarkable ensemble of paintings by the most significant figures of the early modern period . . . [showing] art as evolving from 19th-century Realism towards an increasing 'idealism' of spirituality and inner clarity."
 
Virtue and Beauty: Renaissance Portraits of Women David Alan Brown
Category: Museums Today Published: November 2001
"Aside from the real or imagined beauty of their female subjects, artists celebrated their exemplary virtues--modesty, piety, and, above all, chastity, the preeminent quality of a woman in a patriarchal society."
 
Visons of Arcadia
Category: Museums Today Published: May 2012
This powerful exhibition explores this classical theme and its place in the development of modern art.
 
What Might Have Been (and Could Be) at the Met
News View Category: Museums Today Published: December 2009
 
Where Land Meets Water Judith H. Bonner
Category: Museums Today Published: November 2007
Mindful of the recent catastrophic effects of Hurricane Katrina, this exhibition reminds viewers that the line of demarcation between Louisiana's land and water is vague and ever-changing.
 
Wicked, Wild, and Wonderful Decorations
News View Category: Museums Today Published: December 2013
 
Women in Illustration: Contemporary Visions and Voices
Category: Museums Today Published: May 2004
"Diverse and deeply rooted in personal aesthetic and philosophy, [these] compelling images engage the eye and imagination while satisfying the needs of commerce in its many facets."
 
Yesterday's Modern Woman
Category: Museums Today Published: July 2010
The French Masters' tale pm the fairer sex--19th century style. . . .