Madrid museum celebrates Rembrandt’s portraiture

Rembrandt. ‘Portrait of a Man, probably Thomas Brouart,’ 1632 (left) and ‘Johanna van Merwede van Clootwijk,’ 1632. New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. H.O. Havemeyer Collection. Legado de Mrs. H.O. Havemeyer, 1929.

MADRID – The Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza is presenting Rembrandt and Amsterdam portraiture 1590-1670, which brings together a selection of portraits produced during the city’s Golden Age, with Rembrandt and his work as the key focus. This exceptional group of paintings and prints includes some of the greatest examples of this genre, both by Rembrandt himself – 22 in total – and by other artists of the period with the aim of revealing the wide variety and remarkable quality of their work. The exhibition will open on Feb. 18 and run through May 24.

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O’Keeffe museum is backdrop to US humanities grants

Arnold Newman, ‘Georgia O’Keeffe, Ghost Ranch, New Mexico, 1968, gelatin silver print. Image courtesy of Phillips and LiveAuctioneers

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – The National Endowment for the Humanities is seeking to inspire private and local matching investments in cultural institutions as it designated $31 million in public grants Tuesday to support humanities projects in 45 states.

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Edmondson ‘Preacher’ to lead Case’s Jan. 25-26 sales

This carved ‘Preacher’ by William Edmondson has been featured in two Tennessee museum exhibits. Estimate: $42,000-$48,000. Case Antiques Auction image

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.— An iconic William Edmondson limestone sculpture and an array of diamond jewelry from multiple estates lead the Winter Case Antiques Auction, to be held Saturday, Jan. 25, and Sunday, Jan. 26. It is the first two-day sale format in the 13-year old company’s history and reflects a growing number of consignments from across the Southeast. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Whitney plans exhibition showcasing Mexican muralists

María Izquierdo. My Nieces, 1940. Oil on composition board, 55 1/8 × 39 3/8 in. (140 × 100 cm). Museo Nacional de Arte, INBAL, Mexico City; constitutive collection, 1982 © 2019 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SOMAAP, Mexico City. Reproduction authorized by El Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura, 2019.

NEW YORK – With approximately 200 works by 60 U.S. and Mexican artists, Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists Remake American Art, 1925–1945 will reveal the profound impact of Mexico’s three leading muralists—José Clemente Orozco, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and Diego Rivera—on the style, subject matter, and ideology of art in the United States made between 1925 and 1945.

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MAD to exhibit works by stained-glass artist Brian Clarke

Brian Clarke, ‘Flowers for Zaha,’ 2016. Photo: Fraser Watson, courtesy of MAD

NEW YORK – From March 21 through Aug. 23, the Museum of Arts and Design will present a major exhibition of works by the celebrated architectural artist and painter Brian Clarke (b. 1953, United Kingdom). The first museum exhibition in the U.S. of Clarke’s stained-glass screens, compositions in lead, and related drawings on paper, “Brian Clarke: The Art of Light” showcases the most considerable artistic and technical breakthrough in the thousand-year history of stained glass.

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Experts at The Winter Show to discuss collecting Asian art

Residence of Carol and Jeffrey Horvitz. Photo by Dominic Chavez, courtesy of Joan B Mirviss LTD

NEW YORK – Americans have a long tradition of collecting Asian art, and through their support have made our cultural institutions world leaders in the fields of Chinese, Japanese, Indian and Himalayan art. With interest surging in these areas, it is most timely that Asia Week New York will present an important panel discussion entitled Opportunities and Perspectives in Collecting Asian Art at The Winter Show on Sunday, Jan. 26, at the Park Avenue Armory, at 2:30 p.m.

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