U.S.A. - FORT WORTH-TEXAS - American Vanguards: Graham, Davis, Gorky, de Kooning and Their Circle, 1927–1942


John Graham (1887–1961)

Table Top Still Life with Bird,, 1929
Oil on canvas
Collection of Tommy and Gill LiPuma, New York

During the early twentieth century, the enigmatic and charismatic John Graham (1886–1961) and his circle of New York artists, which included Stuart Davis, Arshile Gorky, and Willem de Kooning, forged their identities and dramatically transformed conceptions of what a painting or sculpture could be.

They, along with others in Graham’s orbit, such as Jackson Pollock and David Smith, played a critical role in developing and defining American modernism. American Vanguards showcases more than sixty works of art from this vital period that demonstrate the inter-connections, common sources, and shared stimuli among the members of Graham’s circle.

American Vanguards: Graham, Davis, Gorky, de Kooning and Their Circle, 1927–1942 was organized by the Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts. Generous support for this exhibition has been provided by the Henry Luce Foundation, and by the Dedalus Foundation. This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

The Fort Worth presentation of the exhibition is sponsored by Bates Container, Frost Bank, and the Arts Council of Fort Worth and Tarrant County.

Amon Carter Museum of American Art     09.06.2012 - 19.08.2012

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U.S.A. - DENVER-COLORADO - Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective


A sweeping retrospective of the designer’s 40 years of creativity, Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective features a stunning selection of 200 haute couture garments along with numerous photographs, drawings, and films that illustrate the development of Saint Laurent's style and the historical foundations of his work. Organized thematically, the presentation melds design and art to explore the full arc of Saint Laurent’s career, from his first days at Dior in 1958 through the splendor of his evening dresses from 2002. The DAM will be the only United States venue for the exhibition

Denver Art Museum       25.03.2012 - 08.07.2012

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U.S.A. - DALLAS-TEXAS - Flower of the Prairie: George Grosz in Dallas


In 1952 George Grosz, the expatriate German dadaist and satirist, was invited to Dallas by Leon Harris, Jr., the young vice president of the Harris and Company department store. Harris had commissioned Grosz to create a series of paintings illustrating the landscape, economy, and society of Dallas for the store’s 65th anniversary celebrations. Grosz’s series, called Impressions of Dallas, was exhibited at the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts in Fair Park in October 1952 and then in New York in 1954, but have since remained almost forgotten.

In 2012 on the 60th anniversary of the series’ first presentation at the DMFA, the Dallas Museum of Art will present Flower of the Prairie: George Grosz in Dallas. The exhibition will feature twenty works from the series, accompanied by a rich selection of historic photographs of Dallas, documenting the city as Grosz discovered it in 1952. The exhibition will also examine the context for the Impressions of Dallas series with twelve of Grosz’s works made earlier in his career, including graphic work and watercolors made in Berlin in the 1920s and early 1930s, and paintings and watercolors made in New York during the late 1930s and 1940s.

The exhibition will be accompanied by the Dallas Museum of Art's first e-catalogue, an electronic publication describing the history of Grosz’s Dallas paintings. The catalogue, featuring an essay by exhibition curator Heather MacDonald and additional contributions by Andrew Sears, will describe Grosz’s career in the postwar years, relate the history of the Impressions of Dallas commission, and offer a rich portrait of Dallas in the early 1950s. The catalogue will reproduce the Impressions of Dallas series in its entirety for the first time, and will also illustrate many other paintings, watercolors, drawings, and prints by Grosz, as well as many historic photographs of Dallas.

Flower of the Prairie: George Grosz in Dallas is organized by the Dallas Museum of Art and curated by Heather MacDonald, The Lillian and James H. Clark Associate Curator of European Art.

Dallas Museum of Art           20.05.2012 - 19.08.2012

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U.S.A. - CINCINNATI-OHIO - Old Masters to Impressionists: Three Centuries of French Painting


Claude Monet

Hartford art patron Daniel Wadsworth (1771-1848) founded the Wadsworth Atheneum to share the wonders of art with the public. America’s oldest public art museum, the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art has a rich and diverse collection of European art, featuring approximately 900 paintings, 500 sculptures, 800 drawings, and 3,000 British and Continental prints. Paintings on display represent periods ranging from late medieval through the mid-twentieth century. Especially impressive are Baroque paintings, including masterworks by Caravaggio, Hals, van Dyck, and Claude Lorrain.

Nineteenth century artists, particularly those working in France, are amply featured and include significant works by Degas, C├ęzanne, Renoir, Monet, Manet, van Gogh, Theodore Rousseau, Courbet, Boudin, and Sisley

Taft Museum of Art        18.05.2012  -  16.09.2012

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