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"Vanitas Still Life” (1640-'90), by Gerrit van Vucht. (Photo: Milwaukee Art Museum)

Rarely-Seen Old Masters from Private Collections at Milwaukee Art Museum

Rarely-Seen Old Masters from Private Collections at Milwaukee Art Museum

The age-old tradition of art collecting is highlighted in the Milwaukee Art Museum’s current exhibition- From Rembrandt to Parmigianino: Old Masters from Private Collections. On view now, this exhibition gives the public a rare chance to see treasured artworks from the private collections of regional residents, including several works from Wisconsin homes. During this exclusive

Diego Rivera Mural Mexico City

If You Had to Choose One Museum in Mexico City

If you could only visit one museum in Mexico City, which would it be? That was the question faced when planning our first venture into Mexico City. The first time in any city, save perhaps Detroit, can’t be a museum trip. This is especially true when the trip is only three days. But travels wouldn’t be


Cartier Exhibition Arrives at Denver Art Museum

Opening Sunday, the Denver Art Museum (DAM) will be the sole venue for Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century featuring stunning jewelry, timepieces and precious objects created between 1900 and 1975. Brilliant will present a selection of themes ranging from Art Deco to old Hollywood glamour that cut across time periods and styles to display

Man Reading Rembrandt Clarke

Yes, It’s a Rembrandt, Probably

A painting at the Clark Art Institute titled Man Reading is indeed by the Dutch Master Rembrandt, at least if the assessment of a leading scholar is correct. Ernst van de Wetering, long-time head of the Netherlands-based Rembrandt Research Project, unequivocally attributed it in a recent publication. However, even the affirmation won’t end the debate over this

Joaquin Sorolla Portrait of President Taft

Sorolla at Meadows Museum of Art

Visitors will later encounter a dozen or so luminous beach scene paintings in one room. In them, the extraordinary light from Valencia, San Sebastián or Biarritz fills canvases with magic and joys as if the brilliance of the Mediterranean sun not only has dazzled our eyes but also induced our senses of sound, smell and touch (of ocean breeze), like in a daydream.

By Lauren Meyers (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons Hotel Texas: An Art Exhibition for the President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy

Oil and Canvas, Art for Jack and Jackie

Senior Curator of European and American Art at the Dallas Museum of Art, Oliver Meslay told a crowd of docents assembled at the museum Monday that it wasn’t the easiest exhibit to put together, nor the most obvious. Rather the need for Hotel Texas: An Art Exhibition for the President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy

George Inness (American, 1825–1894), A Pastoral, c. 1882–85. Oil on canvas, 30 x 45 in. (76.2 x 114.3 cm). Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts. Gift of Frank and Katherine Martucci, 2013.1.3

Gifts of Inner Life Celebrated at the Clark

Eight landscapes by George Inness given to the Clark by Frank and Katherine Martucci will go on display June 9 with two Inness paintings collected by the museum’s founders. The exhibition examines the artist’s late work when Inness had moved away from plein-air painting and naturalistic portrayals of landscapes towards a more conceptual approach to

Republic of Texas

George, You’re a Long Way from Philadelphia…

A table at the Old Jail Arts Center in Albany, Texas caught my eye. It’s always nice when museums feature decorative arts, but it’s especially nice when museums of this size include furniture. The round inlaid center table with a classical form features prominently our first president. I assumed being in this small town Texas

The Old Jail Art Center, Albany, TX

The Artist Behind the Collection — Bill Bomar and the Old Jail Art Center

Albany is one of those small towns of Texas- by the time you read its name from a road sign, it’s almost behind you. Its museum has an unassuming name – the Old Jail Art Center. You would expect to be surrounded by bluebonnets or longhorns paintings, and be ready to associate with it the