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Spring and Summer are Great for Art Museums!

As Wanderlust and Adventures in Art (Appreciation) teem through our veins in the Spring, we thought we would share with you some fun exhibitions that are ongoing or will be coming soon. If you are in the area, you should put one on your list of to-do's!

Philadelphia: Ink and Gold is going on now, but The Impressionists beginning in June looks fantastic! 

Discovering the Impressionists: Paul Durand-Ruel and the New Painting
June 24, 2015 - September 13, 2015

Despite its popularity today, Impressionism was not immediately embraced by collectors, dealers, or the public. An important figure in the rise of the Impressionists is Paul Durand-Ruel, a visionary Parisian art dealer who enthusiastically championed their radical new style of painting. This exhibition examines the critical years from 1865 to 1905 when Durand-Ruel both inspired and sustained artists like Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Édouard Manet, Camille Pissarro, and Edgar Degas. World-famous masterpieces by these artists and others will be shown with historical photographs and documents to explore this vital period...more


Warhol is featured in Phoenix right now and through June 21st!

Phoenix Art Museum is proud to present Andy Warhol: Portraits, an exhibition organized by and featuring original works from The Andy Warhol Museum, one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.

As an artist, Andy Warhol’s unique visual language tells the story of an artist fascinated with the phenomena of fame and celebrity. This exhibition features Warhol’s depictions of the persona that forever embedded celebrities like Marilyn Monroe, Sylvester Stallone and Prince – to name a few – into America’s cultural conscience as well as several of his self-portraits including silkscreen works, Polaroids of the artist in drag, and family photographs of a young Warhol. ...more


Toledo is having a great one for the Kids through July 5th!

Best In Show: Animal Illustrations from the Mazza Collection

Gallery 18

The Mazza Museum is the largest museum of original artwork by children’s book illustrators in the world. Some 50 works from that collection on loan to the Toledo Museum of Art will explore the theme of pets—of all types—as illustrated in children’s picture books from the 1930s to the present. Presented by  Marathon Petroleum Corporation. Free admission. ...more

St. Louis in the Spirit of Tom Sawyer and Huckelberry Finn explores River Art by famed artist George Calen Bingham ..Dubbed "the Missouri artist," George Caleb Bingham moved to the state as a child and, by the 1840s, began painting the scenes of western life for which he is now famous. Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River celebrates his iconic depictions of frontier life by bringing together his river paintings and drawings for the first time in decades. ...more


While most of us will not be able to make this great course Friday, April 10th in North Caroline, we can look for other such classes to help strengthen our right brains!




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