At the bottom of this long page: 15-page (.pdf) lists of 2016-17 exhibitions in the US and EUROPE: An excellent resource for planning and travel!
For all Renoir lovers, see excellent review of newest book by world-renowned Renoir scholar, Barbara Ehrlich White--on the "About" page (tab above)
Caspar David Friedrich, Woman at a Window, c. 1820
Join art historian Karen Pope for study tours, day trips, and informal luncheon programs to expand your horizons or fill gaps in your world of art. No background or experience is necessary--just curiosity!
Upcoming events, near and far, offer art history experiences in the good company of companions with similar interests.
EXPLORE Recommended temporary museum exhibitions around Texas are listed on this page
CONTACT Add your name to the email list or begin a registration for an event at Contact Art inSight
PARTICIPATE Day Trips, Study Tours, and future destinations are described on the Study Tours page
Karen LaMonte, Chado, 2010 (Oklahoma City Museum of Art)
2017 Luncheon Series at Westwood Country Club: Great Collectors & Their Collections, part 2
Beautiful images, art history, food, and good company, in the Garden Room (capacity: 80) at Westwood Country Club in west Austin.
(Address:3808 W. 35th Street, adjacent to Laguna Gloria at the western end of 35th Street)
10:30am coffee and conversation 11:00 illustrated program 12:00 seated luncheon (dietary restrictions accommodated with advance communication)
Cost per luncheon program in the 2017 series is $40 per person. "Series subscription" option: $300 for series of 8 programs Preregistration is expected; deadline for registration is the preceding Friday.
Your check is your reservation. Make checks payable to Karen Pope Art inSight and mail to: PO Box 5730 Austin TX 78763-5730
Please include your email address in order to receive a confirmation and other material.
Additional notes welcome on the check: exact date you are attending; VEG or GF lunch request
Schedule of Dates and Topics: (Each topic presented one Thursday and one Friday--specify your choice of dates when registering)
• Isabella Stewart Gardner (Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston)
January 5 - 6
• Henry Clay Frick (Frick Museum, New York City)
February 23 - 24
• Samuel Courtauld (The Courtauld Institute, London)
March 9 - 10
• Albert Barnes (Barnes Collection, Philadelphia)
April 6- 7
•Norton Simon (Norton Simon Collection, Pasadena)
May 11 - 12
• Wilhelm Hansen (Ordrupgaard, Charlottenlund, Denmark)
REGISTRATION: $45 per person; Series subscription (8 programs): $350
[cost raised reluctantly in response to 2018 venue contract increase]
2016 Great Collectors and Their Collections, part 1 2015 Japan & the West 2014 9 Great Cities and Their Depiction by Artists 2013 Back to the Birthdays, Artists in Their Birthday Months 2012 The World's Great Buildings: Milestones in Architecture 2011 Women in Art/Art of Women 2010 Art of Nations: Survey of Art History, One Country at a Time 2009 Angels, Saints and Their Friends in Art History 2008 Time Capsules: A Survey of Seven Centuries 2007 Un-Birthday Parties (for great artists with inconvenient birthdates) 1995-2006 Birthday Parties for great artists, on their true birthdays
Potential Future Series Topics:
Key Works of World Architecture, Stonehenge to Safdie Great Moments in Art History, Antiquity to Modern Perspectives on Movies about Great Artists A Year with Prints: Basics of the major printmaking processes, handling examples, studio and collection visits Art History Survey: Prehistory through the Present Great Works in each medium, one medium at a time, emphasis on process and effect (marble, etching, tempera, etc.)
Special Events of Note
More info and TICKETS -- https://www.eventbrite.com/e/concert-reception-for-easter-seals-tickets-36515774665
Texas Museum Exhibition Recommendations and Special Events
NEILL-COCHRAN HOUSE MUSEUM ♦ www.nchmuseum.org The NCHM's major structural renovation is complete and, for the first time in 50 years, this Greek Revival mansion has bright paint, splendid wallpaper, and Cochran furnishings in new bedroom installations. A new exhibition explores the Museum's portrait collection and throughout 2014, the NCHM will celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of major early-Austin figure and Master Builder, Abner Cook
The Woman Must Marry Else How Live? (March 2 - December 2017) Wedding clothing, photographs, etiquette, accessories--a multi-dimensional examination of marriage c. 1900.
Experience's Treasures: Selections from the Dale and Stephen Sonnenberg Collection (September 2 - December 17, 2017) An eclectic collection that features fine art, folk art, and ephemera, Experience’s Treasures will challenge viewers to consider our relationship to the objects that surround us in our own lives. OPENING RECEPTION September 23rd, 4-6 pm
FOOD TRUCK! Matthew Stiles'IMPRESS super-fresh Italian sandwiches can be enjoyed in the Museum's pleasant shade, and the purchase of a sandwich reduces the cost of admission to the Museum. http://www.impressfoodtruck.com/
Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art (October 7, 2017 - January 7, 2018)
unintended italics cannot be corrected! ugh.
KIMBELL ART MUSEUM ♦ www.kimbellart.org Casanova: The Seduction of Europe (August 27 - December 31, 2017)200 paintings, sculptures, furnishings, costumes and decorative objects of all sorts to explore European culture of the 18th century, addressing travel, courtship, theater, and dining
THE W. H. STARK HOUSE♦http://www.whstarkhouse.org/ The 14,000 square-foot three-story house built in 1894 by William Henry Stark and his wife, Miriam M. Lutcher Stark, prominent philanthropists who occupied the home until 1936, was designed in the Queen Anne architectural style. It house features a distinctive turret, stained glass windows, and ornate woodwork in cypress and long leaf yellow pine.
As a historic house museum (National Register of Historic Places) it is interpreted to c. 1900 with fifteen rooms of original family furnishings, personal effects and decorative arts, including antique rugs, original textiles, silver, cut glass, and antique porcelain. Also featured are the Stark family’s impressive collections of American Brilliant Period cut glass, pressed and pattern glass, milk glass, porcelains, and other 18th and 19th century decorative accessories.
The Ruiz House was the home of the city’s first schoolmaster
The Twohig House was built in 1841 by Irishman John Twohig
The Navarro House was built in 1835 by Jose Antonio Navarro
The Log Cabin was constructed in 1939 by 30 youths participating in President Roosevelt’s National Youth Administration program. The “dog trot” style cabin represents the type of cabin built by many Texas pioneers.
BARCELONA Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya • www.mnac.cat/ BENTONVILLE Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art • crystalbridges.org Frank Lloyd Wright's Bachman-Wilson House (opened November 2015) Museum visitors will be able to walk through the house, originally built along the Millstone River in New Jersey in 1954, restored several times, and, facilitated by its New Jersey architect-owners, acquired by Crystal Bridges in 2014 and moved to Bentonville to preserve an important building and enhance the Crystal Bridges mission to "connect visitors with the power of art and the beauty of nature."
Stuart Davis: In Full Swing (September 16, 2017 – January 1, 2018) Stuart Davis (1892-1964) ranks as a preeminent figure in American modern art, with a career that stretched from the early twentieth century well into the early 1960s. Over the course of his sixty-year career, Davis invented an artistic vocabulary of bold colors and strong forms, informed by his enthusiasm for jazz.
INDIANAPOLIS Indianapolis Museum of Art • www.imamuseum.org Indiana University Art Museum • www.artmuseum.iu.edu LONDON British Museum • http://www.britishmuseum.org Courtauld Institute of Art • http://courtauld.ac.uk/gallery/what-on/exhibitions-displays Bloomsbury Art & Design (through 24 September 2017) The Courtauld Gallery cares for an important collection of early twentieth century Bloomsbury Group works including paintings, collages, drawings, watercolours and designs and decorative arts from the Omega Workshops. Most of the collection was bequeathed by Roger Fry to the newly formed Courtauld Institute of Art in 1935; Fry was the central figure of the group, which included artists Duncan Grant and Vanessa Bell. This special display brings together a wide-ranging selection of work by this remarkable group.
Leighton House Museum • https://www.rbkc.gov.uk/subsites/museums/leightonhousemuseum1.aspx Alma-Tadema--At Home in Antiquity (July 7 - October 29, 2017) Major international exhibition of one of the most popular and successful painters of the late 19th century, staged in the Persian-villa-studio-home of one of his good friends, the Royal Academy president and exceptionally successful painter, Frederic Lord Leighton.
PORTLAND (Maine) Portland Museum of Art • www.portlandmuseum.orgTours of the Winslow Homer studio at Prout's Neck: Available from April through October, twice a day, on select days of the week (207) 775-6148
SAN FRANCISCO De Young/Legion of Honor, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco • http://deyoung.famsf.org Degas, Impressionism and the Paris Millinery Trade (June 24 - September 24, 2017)
" . . .more than 40 Impressionist paintings and pastels, including key works by Degas, as well as Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Édouard Manet, Mary Cassatt, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Approximately 40 spectacular examples of period hats—including nine from the Fine Arts Museums’ collections—also will be displayed."
Fragonard: The Fantasy Figures (October 8 - December 3, 2017) A first-time exhibition built around Young Girl Reading to explore Fragonard's rapidly executed, brightly colored portraits of lavishly costumed figures.
Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry (October 22 - January 21, 2018) An examination of the artistic changes among Dutch Golden Age painters 1650-1675; 65 masterpieces by Vermeer and his contemporaries show how these painters admired, challenged, and pushed eah other to greater artistic achievement.
Edvard Munch: Color in Context (September 3, 2017 - January 28, 2018) 21 prints, curated by Jonathan Bober ")
Jackson Pollock's Mural (November 19, 2017 - October 28, 2018) A special installation of the 20-foot-long mural Pollock created for Peggy Guggenheim (on a slow return, after conservation, to its home at the University of Iowa Museum of Art), accompanied by other works by Pollock.
WILMINGTON Delaware Art Museum • http://www.delart.org/ Howard Pyle Murals (through December 31, 2020) The complete set of nine mural panels painted by Howard Pyle (1853 – 1911) for the drawing room of his home at 907 Delaware Avenue, Wilmington, Delaware, semi-permanently installed in one of the Vinton Illustration galleries on the second floor of the Museum.
YERRES,FRANCE--new museum: La Propriété Caillebotte à Yerres • http://proprietecaillebotte.com/en/ Part of a nice long day SE of Paris: Yerres, Barbizon, Moret-sur-Loing, Vaux-le-Vicomte, Fontainebleau
Edgar Degas, The Conversation, 1895
Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Armchair, 1884 (V&A)
Art inSight Inc. f. 1995; website 2007 designed by Kathy Kelly; Last update: September 19, 2017