First US Cezanne retrospective in 25 years opens in Chicago

Paul Cezanne, ‘The Basket of Apples,’ about 1893. The Art Institute of Chicago, Helen Birch Bartlett Memorial Collection.
Paul Cezanne, ‘The Basket of Apples,’ about 1893. The Art Institute of Chicago, Helen Birch Bartlett Memorial Collection.
Paul Cezanne, ‘The Basket of Apples,’ dating to circa 1893. The Art Institute of Chicago, from the Helen Birch Bartlett Memorial Collection.

CHICAGO – Through September 5, the Art Institute of Chicago is hosting “Cezanne,” a groundbreaking retrospective that sheds new light not only on how this pivotal artist created his works, but also why his art remains so vital today.

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Brooklyn Museum marks European art reinstallation with ‘Monet to Morisot’

Claude Monet (French, 1840–1926). ‘The Doge’s Palace,’ 1908. Oil on canvas, 32in by 39 in. (81.3cm by 99.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum; Gift of A. Augustus Healy, 20.634. (Photo: Brooklyn Museum)
Claude Monet (French, 1840–1926). ‘The Doge’s Palace,’ 1908. Oil on canvas, 32in by 39 in. (81.3cm by 99.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum; Gift of A. Augustus Healy, 20.634. (Photo: Brooklyn Museum)
Claude Monet (French, 1840–1926). ‘The Doge’s Palace,’ 1908. Oil on canvas, 32in by 39 in. (81.3cm by 99.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum; Gift of A. Augustus Healy, 20.634. (Photo: Brooklyn Museum)

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Opening February 4, 2022, Monet to Morisot: The Real and Imagined in European Art, the new thematic reinstallation of the Brooklyn Museum’s renowned holdings of 19th- and 20th-century European art, features nearly 90 important paintings, sculptures, and works on paper, many of which have not been on view together in Brooklyn since 2016. The exhibition continues through May 21, 2023.

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MFA Houston to debut Afro-Atlantic Histories exhibition in October

Aaron Douglas, ‘Into Bondage,’ 1936, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Corcoran Collection (museum purchase and partial gift from Thurlow Evans Tibbs, Jr., the Evans‐Tibbs Collection). © 2021 Heirs of Aaron Douglas / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY
Aaron Douglas, ‘Into Bondage,’ 1936, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Corcoran Collection (museum purchase and partial gift from Thurlow Evans Tibbs, Jr., the Evans‐Tibbs Collection). © 2021 Heirs of Aaron Douglas / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY
Aaron Douglas, ‘Into Bondage,’ 1936, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Corcoran Collection (museum purchase and partial gift from Thurlow Evans Tibbs, Jr., the Evans‐Tibbs Collection). © 2021 Heirs of Aaron Douglas / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY

HOUSTON — In October, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, will debut the US tour of Afro-Atlantic Histories, an unprecedented exhibition that visually explores the history and legacy of the transatlantic slave trade. Initially organized and presented in 2018 by the Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo (MASP), the exhibition comprises more than 130 artworks and documents made in Africa, the Americas, the Caribbean, and Europe from the 17th to the 21st centuries. In collaboration with MASP and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, the MFAH will present Afro-Atlantic Histories at its Caroline Wiess Law Building from Sunday, October 24 through Monday, January 17, 2022. The exhibition will then travel to the National Gallery of Art to be on view in its West Building from Sunday, April 10, 2022 through Sunday, July 17, 2022, with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and additional venues confirmed to follow.

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Great paintings waiting in wings for Nye & Co June 2-3 auction

Oversize painting of a Floridian fort by Frank Henry Shapleigh, estimated at $20,000-$30,000
Oversize painting of a Floridian fort by Frank Henry Shapleigh, estimated at $20,000-$30,000
Oversize painting of a Floridian fort by Frank Henry Shapleigh, estimated at $20,000-$30,000

BLOOMFIELD, N.J. – Nye & Company Auctioneers’ two-day online Estate Treasures auction, slated for June 2-June 3 and starting at 10 am Eastern time both days, is sure to delight collectors, designers, dealers and institutions alike. The catalog includes an exceptionally strong selection of blue-chip artists’ names and a large selection of both traditional and modern furniture, rugs, and lighting. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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