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
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$45 per person for January '23; will increase when Chateau Bellevue completes our contract
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TOPICS and DATES -- One Important Woman at a Time
Jan 19-20 Michaelina Wautier, Rediscovered Baroque
Feb 16-17 Adélaïde Labille-Guiard, Enlightenment Portraiture
Mar 02-03* Betty Gold, Texas Sculptor in Steel *Luncheon gathering at Neill-Cochran House Museum
Apr 20-21 Angelika Kauffmann, Académicienne
May 04-05 Rosa Bonheur, Victorian Animalier
June 15-16 Marguerite Zorach, American Fauve
July 13-14 Joan Mitchell, Poetic Abstract Expressionist BASTILLE DAY
Aug 17-18 Elsie Driggs, Female Precisionist
Sept 07-08 Glenna Goodacre, American Sculptor
Oct 26-27* Jean Shin, Monumental Recycler *Luncheon gathering at Neill-Cochran House Museum
Nov 09-10 Shirin Neshat, Iranian-American
Dec 07-08 Maya Lin, Monuments Woman
Othmar Schimtowitz, Angels, Leopold Church "Am Steinhof," c.1900, Vienna
2022 Women Artists in Their Birthday Months, honoring the 50th anniversary of Feminist Art History Studies, f. 1972 2021 Artists in Their Birthday Months 2020 Masterpieces: Method, Meaning, Context 2019 Great Art Museums, part 2 2018 Great Art Museums, part 1 2017 Great Collectors and Their Collections, part 2 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.)
FOR EVEN DATES & DETAILS, click on the link and/or visit the Museum's website for times, registration, etc.
"Reckoning with the Past: The Reinterpretation of the NCHM Slave Quarters" Austin's only extant publicly accessible slave quarters has the potential to add considerably to the visible history of early Austin and to tell the difficult stories of enslavement and race in the nineteenth century. Public events are underway to involve the community; sponsorships are welcome to support programming, publications, and city-wide collaborations.
A new season of MODERN TIMES ! glimpses of the 1870s
Free admission to Museum members; all register online, in-person or Zoom
BRISCOE CENTER FOR AMERICAN HISTORY • www.cah.utexas.edu From Commemoration to Education: Pompeo Coppini's Statue of Jefferson Davis Commissioned in 1919 by university regent Major George W. Littlefield the statue was envisioned as part of a much larger allegorical memorial, the Littlefield Fountain, intended to honor Texans who died in the Civil War and World War I while also addressing the reconciliation of the northern and southern states between those wars. However, the memorial and its campus setting and cultural context changed significantly over the course of its development. No longer an object of commemoration, the statue was moved in 2015 and now forms part of a new exhibition that explores the statue's history, as well as its significance as both a work of art and evidence of the past.
James Surls: Seven and Seven Flower (through Fall 2022)KIMBELL ART MUSEUM ♦ www.kimbellart.org Murillo: From Heaven to Earth (September 18, 2022–January 29, 2023)
While Spanish Golden Age painter Bartolomé Esteban Murillo is primarily known for his representations of the life of Christ and other Biblical scenes, “Murillo: From Heaven to Earth” focuses on his earthly depictions of secular subjects and everyday life in seventeenth-century Seville. The landmark exhibition, inspired by the Kimbell’s mysterious Four Figures on a Step, features 50 paintings drawn from the Musée du Louvre, the National Gallery of Art, the Hispanic Society, and more.
For the first time in modern history, ordinary people—beggars, street urchins, and flower girls—are cast as the main characters of the cultural narratives and written tales of Murillo's time. Experience the artist’s masterful blending of the sacred and the secular, the earthly and the divine—only on view at the Kimbell.
MODERN ART MUSEUM OF FORT WORTH ♦ www.themodern.org NATIONAL COWGIRL MUSEUM & HALL OF FAME ♦ www.cowgirl.net Dare to Wear: a spectacular display of designer cowgirl fashion
Annie Oakley: her story in artifacts and published news
Alberto Giacometti: Toward the Ultimate Figure (November 13, 2022-February 12, 2023)
The exhibition gathers an ensemble of masterpieces focusing on the artist’s major achievements of the postwar years (1945–66). Combining all media—sculpture, painting, and drawing—the show of 60 works draws upon the deep resources of the artist’s personal collection and examines a central, animating aspect of his oeuvre: his extraordinary, singular concern for the human figure. Co-organized by the Fondation Giacometti in Paris and the Cleveland Museum of Art, the exhibition will be presented at the Seattle Art Museum, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, and the Cleveland Museum of Art.
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.
Twisted: Patrick Dougherty Entwined at the Taft (ongoing, front lawn)
a cluster of Dougherty's signature willow-sapling forms, involving 6 tons of material and the help of 150 volunteers
CLEVELAND Cleveland Museum of Art • https://www.clevelandart.org/ Nineteenth-Century French Drawings from the Permanent Collection (January 20 - June 11, 2023) The Tudors: Art and Majesty in Renaissance England (February 26 - May 14, 2023) Riemenschneider and Late Medieval Alabaster (March 26 - July 23, 2023) Degas and the Laundress (Octob er 8, 2023 - January 14, 2024) COLORADO SPRINGS Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College • http://www.csfineartscenter.org/ COLUMBUS OH Columbus Museum of Art • http://www.columbusmuseum.org/
Van Gogh in America (October 2, 2022 - January 22, 2023)celebrates the DIA’s status as the first public museum in the United States to purchase a painting by Vincent van Gogh, his Self-Portrait (1887). On the 100th anniversary of its acquisition, experience 74 authentic Van Gogh works from around the world and discover the fascinating story of America’s introduction to this iconic artist, in an exhibition only at the DIA. DUSSELDORF150 Years of Mondrian (29 October 2022 - 10 February 2023) see The Hague
25 works by the artist presented "to spectacular effect" in the sala grande of Marcello Piacentini’s Palazzo del Banco di Napoli, a bank built in 1940; Artemisia spent more than two decades in Naples, from 1630 to 1654, at the height of her fame, working on commission for the most powerful courts of Europe, from Madrid to Vienna to London. The exhibition includes works by her Neapolitan contemporaries.
Belle da Costa Greene (Fall 2024) Exhibition devoted to the story of Morgan's "personal librarian," who built the library collection and eventually directed the Library; subject of the acclaimed book by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray, The Personal Librarian, 2021
Matisse in the 1930s (October 20, 2022 - January 29, 2023) The PMA in collaboration with the Musée de l’Orangerie in Paris and the Musée Matisse Nice, present sthe first exhibition ever dedicated to the pivotal decade of the 1930s in the art of Henri Matisse (1869–1954), one of the giants of twentieth-century art. Opening first in Philadelphia, the only United States venue, the exhibition Matisse in the 1930s will present more than 100 works, ranging from both renowned and rarely seen paintings and sculptures, to drawings and prints, to illustrated books. It will also feature documentary photographs and films. The exhibition will be accompanied by a lavishly illustrated scholarly catalogue. Rodin Museum • rodinmuseum.orgRethinking the Modern Monument (ongoing) Applauded and despised in equal measure, Rodin’s public sculptures were viewed as a shocking departure from the methods used for centuries to pay homage to famous figures, and he changed the form forever. See many of the artist’s best-known sculptures alongside works by artists who came after, inspired by the radical intimacy of his public monuments. 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