mikeweil

Last art exhibition you visited?

383 posts in this topic

I'm hoping to get to the Albright-Knox in Dec., but even more of a stretch goal is the Cleveland Art Museum, which has an interesting exhibit on how Monet and other impressionists and post-impressionists treated the garden as a subject.

I also saw the Motley exhibit in Chicago -- I liked it quite a bit.

I haven't seen this, though I feel that I have (and I will next year): Lawren Harris has an exhibit at the Hammer Museum in LA, which then moves to Boston and then finally Toronto.  I like Harris quite a bit, though I think they are looking at just a single aspect of his career, so it is not too surprising that some reviews are a bit dismissive.  I've blogged a bit about it here: http://erics-hangout.blogspot.ca/2015/10/lawren-harris.html

Finally, a solid exhibition on J.M.W. Turner just opened up in Toronto at the AGO.  I think it will be too crowded this weekend, but I will try to go soon afterwards.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Really looking forward to checking out the Stella retro - his work up through the early/mid 70s I absolutely love.

I think the last show I caught was Jurgen Teller at Zwirner maybe a week ago? His photographs mark a tense, quiet relationship between the personal and the political.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just back from Ottawa.  We saw a small, focused exhibit featuring 12 paintings by Monet, each including a bridge.  There is also a small exhibit by Mary Pratt that is worth seeing if you are in the area.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Peter Lanyon at Courtauld. Opened my eyes to his work.

also Bridget Riley/Seurat. Just six paintings making a very focussed connection

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 11/3/2015, 5:44:57, ejp626 said:

I also saw the Motley exhibit in Chicago -- I liked it quite a bit..

I really loved that Motley exhibit, which is apparently now traveling. Less fanciful, more (to me) American in style: the African-American artist Jacob Lawrence's roomful of 1940 Black Migration paintings at MoMA last summer - wonderful. Every schoolkid in America should be taught this history.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Saw a very good show at the John Berggruen Gallery in downtown SF yesterday. It's a 45 Year Retrospective of A-list art that he assembled from pieces loaned by his clients. Very impressive.

LOOKING BACK: 45 YEARS

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Does a Quartet in Vienna playing Mozart in the Mozart House count?

12294668_996029733768664_538624103661982

Edited by Tim McG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 12/3/2015, 8:44:41, Tim McG said:

Does a Quartet in Vienna playing Mozart in the Mozart House count?

I actually did that on a visit to Vienna.  Very nice.

Anyway, I just saw the Turner exhibit at the AGO (in Toronto), but I'll need to go back.  It was still far too crowded to really get to see the pieces.  The crowds should die down in another month.  As it happens, I probably have seen all or virtually all of these pieces, since they are almost entirely drawn from the Tate Britain's Turner Wing, but it is still nice to see them again.

 

Just as a head's up, there will be a Stuart Davis exhibit at the Whitney this summer, and it goes to the National Gallery in the late fall/early winter.  http://whitney.org/Exhibitions/StuartDavis

I've basically decided I will travel to see it (Davis is in my top 10 and I don't think I've ever seen an exhibit solely decided to him), so I just need to work out some details a bit closer to the time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, ejp626 said:

Just as a head's up, there will be a Stuart Davis exhibit at the Whitney this summer, and it goes to the National Gallery in the late fall/early winter.  http://whitney.org/Exhibitions/StuartDavis

I've basically decided I will travel to see it (Davis is in my top 10 and I don't think I've ever seen an exhibit solely decided to him), so I just need to work out some details a bit closer to the time.

That would be nice to see. Any other scheduled exhibitions besides NYC and London? It would be nice if it makes a West Coast stop.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, BFrank said:

That would be nice to see. Any other scheduled exhibitions besides NYC and London? It would be nice if it makes a West Coast stop.

It doesn't look like it, sorry.  And the National Gallery is in DC, so it is an East Coast only show.

I suspect there will be a catalog attached to the show, but it definitely isn't the same as being there.

Edited by ejp626

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
16 hours ago, ejp626 said:

It doesn't look like it, sorry.  And the National Gallery is in DC, so it is an East Coast only show.

I suspect there will be a catalog attached to the show, but it definitely isn't the same as being there.

Ohhhh, I thought it was London. I'll put it on the calendar and maybe we can schedule an East Coast trip then.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, BFrank said:

Ohhhh, I thought it was London. I'll put it on the calendar and maybe we can schedule an East Coast trip then.

and I got all excited because you thought it was London. Don't think I'll be making the trip :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Spanish Masters at the Hermitage in Amsterdam yesterday. With works of El Greco, Ribera, Velázquez, Goya, and others. This was quite spectacular as these paintings are not often showed in the Netherlands.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, niels said:

Spanish Masters at the Hermitage in Amsterdam yesterday. With works of El Greco, Ribera, Velázquez, Goya, and others. This was quite spectacular as these paintings are not often showed in the Netherlands.  

that sounds well worth the visit. the opening of the Hermitage's treasures to travel has certainly been a positive by product changes in Russia.

 

Yesterday I saw an excellent exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, "Giacometti-Pure Presence" concentrating on his portraiture both painted and sculpted. Very in depth investigation of his approach to both and his artistic development over 50 years

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 minutes ago, Dave Garrett said:

Mark Rothko retrospective at its only US stop. Had been looking forward to this one all year, and it did not disappoint.

Also the same day, an exhibit of Dutch Renaissance painter Joachim Wtewael's works.

http://www.mfah.org/exhibitions/mark-rothko-retrospective/

http://www.mfah.org/exhibitions/pleasure-and-piety-art-joachim-wtewael/

94df72db7d4f29bbce387ad486e45eff.jpg

 

3d03f2b13f4b9c8a31b97dc4a1d92b0e.jpg

 :tup Rothko is one of my favorite artists - perhaps my favorite.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I did make it to the Cleveland Museum of Art for its big impressionist show.  It was pretty incredible.  Some images and musings here: http://erics-hangout.blogspot.ca/2015/12/monet-exhibit-in-cleveland.html

Unfortunately, tickets are sold out for the rest of the run (one more week).  I think even if you are a member of the museum, it is too late to get in now.

I've gone a couple of times to the Turner show at the AGO.  It is good, though many of the best paintings didn't leave the Tate.  Still worth seeing of course.  I'll probably go one more time.

It isn't guaranteed, but it looks like they will be republishing the Archibald Motley catalog, which had gone OOP, so I've put in an order on Amazon.  While I was browsing, they recommended a new Norman Lewis catalog called Procession.  I like Normal Lewis, so I think I'll order that as well.  This led me to look into the related exhibit, which is running at PAFA (Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts).  More information here: https://www.pafa.org/normanlewis

While I would love to visit Philadelphia, I doubt very much I can get there before the summer, by which time the exhibit will be in Ft. Worth.  I'm a bit bummed out that the touring schedule isn't flipped, since I will be going to Chicago in the summer, but I suppose I can find an excuse to travel to Chicago in the late fall next year.  I'm sure my wife would appreciate it if we went around Thanksgiving -- or even the week before or after just to save a bit on airline tickets.  (It is worth noting this is a big exhibit -- 90 paintings -- and while the upper floor of the Chicago Cultural Center can hold a lot of art -- they still might have to trim it back a bit.  Nonetheless, I just can't see making it to Phily this spring.)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 1/1/2016 at 6:43 PM, paul secor said:

 :tup Rothko is one of my favorite artists - perhaps my favorite.

I've been fortunate to have had ready access to the Rothko Chapel for many years (I lived in close proximity to it for most of the 1980s and 1990s), but it's rare to be able to see a significant aggregation of representative works from every phase of his career under one roof. It was definitely one of the more memorable exhibits I've been to in quite some time. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Amsterdam Light festival. I'll post some pics later if I'll be able to manage.
 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah the Rothko exhibition in Houston is excellent.

Stella retro at the Whitney did not disappoint - went yesterday, and was more impressed by the arc of his post-70s work than I expected to be, given that most of my interest has been in his stripe, irregular polygon and protractor paintings. The Motley show was also excellent. 

Alberto Burri at the Guggenheim was also fantastic, despite the better efforts of the space and clientele to get in the way of some truly fascinating art.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Karel Appel exhibition in The Hague.  Appel is perhaps the most renowned Dutch artist of the latter half of the twentieth century....

appel.head_.jpg

Cobra is just one of the many aspects of Apple’s work.

 

 
 
 
 
Edited by Cyril

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Please sign in to comment

You will be able to leave a comment after signing in



Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.