Bon Weekend: Art Edition
April showers bring May flowers but they also offer up a great time to head indoors. There are a lot of great museum exhibitions on view this spring and not just in New York. I am planning a couple road trips to see some of them. Here’s where you should head inside the next time it rains.
Seurat’s Circus Sideshow at The Metropolitan Museum of Art – As someone who studied art history with a concentration on 18th and 19th-century European painting, I’m excited to this interesting Seurat exhibition that highlights a group of over 100 paintings, drawings, prints, posters, and journals with the circus motif. It runs through May 29, 2017.
Marsden Hartley’s Maine at the Met Breuer – I live a few blocks away from the Met Breuer and it’s quickly become one of my favorite museums to visit in the year since it opened. I appreciate that they are highlighting a lesser known American artist this spring, Marsden Harley, who’s Post-Impressionist paintings depict the rugged coast line of Maine and its inhabitants. It runs through November 12, 2017.
Turner’s Modern and Ancient Ports: Passages through Time at the Frick Collection – I have a membership to The Frick so often pop over for a visit when I’m in need of some inspiration or a quiet moment of reflection in the garden court. Their new Turner exhibition focusing on the turbulent but talented artist’s paintings of sea ports is worth a look. It runs through May 14, 2017.
Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern at the Brooklyn Museum – My friend Dina and I are headed to Brooklyn this weekend to see this exciting new exhibition. It’s unique in that it displays clothing from her wardrobe along side her paintings and photographs, as well as photographs of her and her home by other famous photographers. “Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern takes a new look at how the renowned modernist artist proclaimed her progressive, independent lifestyle through a self-crafted public persona—including her clothing and the way she posed for the camera.” It runs through July 23, 2017.
Matisse/Diebenkorn at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art – I love the work of Henri Matisse and Richard Diebenkorn so what could be better than an exhibition of their work shown side by side to highlight how Diebenkorn was influenced by the famous French artist. It runs through May 29, 2017.
American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent at the Philadelphia Museum of Art – My friend Heidi Wynne moved to Philadelphia earlier this year so I look forward to visiting her and seeing this show of rarely seen masterpieces.”Shaped by the genius of Winslow Homer and John Singer Sargent, the watercolor movement tells a story about innovation, experimentation, and the creation of bold new ways of seeing the world.” It runs through May 14, 2017.
Matisse in the Studio at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston – How lucky are we to have two Matissse exhibitions on view this spring. “Matisse in the Studio is the first major international exhibition to examine the importance of Matisse’s personal collection of objects, offering unprecedented insight into the great artist’s creativity.” I am embarrassed to say that I haven’t been back to Boston since I moved from Beacon Hill to New York in 2001 so I’m definitely overdue for a visit and this exhibition is just the excuse I need to make a long over due trip.
Bon week-end !