Bultimore Museum Unveils Renovated Galleries, Work by Sarah Oppenheimer

A new look is being premiered at the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) this week with the completion of the first phase of its $24.5 million renovation. Highlights of the project include a major architectural intervention by artist Sarah Oppenheimer; three new exhibitions; a new black box gallery for light, sound, and moving image works; […]

Chinese Landscapes from American Museums on View in Shanghai

A special 60th anniversary exhibition at the Shanghai Museum that opened this month to enormous crowds and much praise includes works from American museums including the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and The Cleveland Museum of Art. The special exhibition, Masterpieces of Early […]

The Kimbell at 40

40 years is long, for human’s life. Yet for art institutions, it’s like a blink. Now, the Kimbell Art Museum, at 40, is celebrating the process of collecting with the largest ever installation from its permanent collection…
To some extent, the Kimbell is having an adolescent anxiety with too much to express out of too little experience. The result is like a melting pot of assorted ethnic cuisines, rejuvenating your bodily sense at first but upsetting your stomach in the end.

Haida Mask Peabody Museum

Next Up at Peabody: Haida Masks and Dolls Made for the Souvenir Market

In the 1820s American and British traders traveled to the Northwest Coast to procure sea otter pelts for the Chinese market. A secondary trade in ethnographic artifacts developed and Northwest Coast Indian artists created pieces specifically for sale to foreigners. Among the most extraordinary are a series of portrait masks and dolls made by a […]

Toulouse-Lautrec’s Spectacles of Paris in the Queen City

For the first time, the Cincinnati Art Museum will display its entire collection of forty-three prints and eight posters by Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, including the poster Cyclist Michael, which went through extensive conservation in order to be included in Toulouse-Lautrec and the Spectacles of Paris. Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901) came to artistic maturity as color lithography was gaining acceptance and posters were transforming the streets […]

Louise Fishman Exhibit Coming to Woodmere

Exploring one critically acclaimed artist’s extraordinary body of work and the familial inspiration that made it so, Philadelphia’s Woodmere Art Museum presents Generations: Louise Fishman, Gertrude Fisher-Fishman, and Razel Kapustin. The show juxtaposes Fishman’s expressionist oeuvre with the work of her two powerful mentors: her mother, Gertrude Fisher-Fishman, and her aunt Razel Kapustin. Key pieces […]