Talavera Pottery at Crow Collection of Asian Art

The show coincides with an election stirred by a rhetoric promoting nationalism, in the phrase of "America First". Apolitical as it may seem, Talavera pottery states that cultural identities are sediments of innovation and development, through generations of both indigenous and foreign minds, all becoming possible when the world revolves into one global community. Sure, Chinese, Muslim, and Europeans all have left their marks on this pottery, so what? In the end, it is uniquely and truly Mexican.

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

"Vanitas Still Life” (1640-'90), by Gerrit van Vucht. (Photo: 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 … Continue reading Rarely-Seen Old Masters from Private Collections at Milwaukee Art Museum

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 … Continue reading Cartier Exhibition Arrives at Denver Art Museum

Yes, It’s a Rembrandt, Probably

Man Reading Rembrandt Clarke

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 … Continue reading Yes, It’s a Rembrandt, Probably

Sorolla at Meadows Museum of Art

Joaquin Sorolla Portrait of President Taft

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.

Gifts of Inner Life Celebrated at the Clark

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

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 … Continue reading Gifts of Inner Life Celebrated at the Clark