Important Jasper Johns retrospective runs through Feb. 13 in NY and Philly

‘Flag,’ 1954-55, by Jasper Johns. Encaustic, oil, and collage on fabric mounted on wood (3 panels), 41.25 X 60.75 in. (104.8 x 154.3 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; Gift of Philip Johnson in honor of Alfred H. Barr, Jr. © Jasper Johns / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, NY.
‘Flag,’ 1954-55, by Jasper Johns. Encaustic, oil, and collage on fabric mounted on wood (3 panels), 41.25 X 60.75 in. (104.8 x 154.3 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; Gift of Philip Johnson in honor of Alfred H. Barr, Jr. © Jasper Johns / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, NY.
‘Flag,’ 1954-55, by Jasper Johns. Encaustic, oil, and collage on fabric mounted on wood (3 panels), 41.25 X 60.75 in. (104.8 x 154.3 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; Gift of Philip Johnson in honor of Alfred H. Barr, Jr. © Jasper Johns / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, NY.

NEW YORK and PHILADELPHIA — The most comprehensive retrospective to date of the work of Jasper Johns, organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art, will remain on view concurrently in the two cities through February 13, 2022.

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Joan Mitchell retrospective on view till January in San Francisco

Joan Mitchell, ‘No Rain,’ 1976; collection The Museum of Modern Art, New York, gift of the Estate of Joan Mitchell; © Estate of Joan Mitchell
Joan Mitchell, ‘No Rain,’ 1976; collection The Museum of Modern Art, New York, gift of the Estate of Joan Mitchell; © Estate of Joan Mitchell
Joan Mitchell, ‘No Rain,’ 1976; collection The Museum of Modern Art, New York, gift of the Estate of Joan Mitchell; © Estate of Joan Mitchell

SAN FRANCISCO — Joan Mitchell has long been hailed as a formidable creative force — a painter who attained critical acclaim and success in the male-dominated art circles of 1950s New York. She then spent nearly four decades in France creating distinctive, vibrant abstract paintings that draw on landscape, memory, poetry and music. With its world premiere at SFMOMA from September 4 through January 17, 2022, the eponymous exhibit Joan Mitchell is a comprehensive retrospective featuring approximately 80 distinguished works. In addition to rarely seen early paintings that established the artist’s career, the exhibition includes colorful large-scale multi-panel masterpieces from her later years.

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Walters exhibition a showcase for American jeweler Betty Cooke

14K gold necklace by Betty Cooke, 1988. ©Betty Cooke. Photo credit JoAnn Hayden. Courtesy of the Walters Art Museum.
14K gold necklace by Betty Cooke, 1988. ©Betty Cooke. Photo credit JoAnn Hayden. Courtesy of the Walters Art Museum.
14K gold necklace by Betty Cooke, 1988. ©Betty Cooke. Photo credit JoAnn Hayden. Courtesy of Walters Art Museum.

BALTIMORE — During her 70-year career, Betty Cooke has established herself as one of the country’s most significant and prolific jewelers. Betty Cooke: The Circle and the Line, opening on September 19 and continuing through January 2, 2022 at the Walters Art Museum, is the first major museum retrospective of the acclaimed 97-year-old artist’s career. The exhibition explores Cooke’s jewelry and design practice, from her earliest work in the 1940s and 1950s to ornaments made in the 21st century, presenting a comprehensive overview of her rich and immensely varied body of work.

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