Sunday, January 30, 2011

Taxing Visions: Financial Episodes in Late 19th-Century American Art

American obviously but important and fascinating:

A new exhibition interprets the economic depression of the late 19th century

Jan. 29, 2011–May 30, 2011
Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art, Susan and Stephen Chandler Wing

By the by, later this year:

“The Lure of Myth: British Drawings from The Huntington’s Art Collections”

Nov. 6, 2010 – Mar. 7, 2011
Huntington Art Gallery, Works on Paper Room

Subjects drawn from Greek and Roman mythology have appealed to artists for many centuries. Often dealing with epic struggles, feats of courage, or amorous adventures, mythological stories were appreciated for their originality, heroic characters, and drama. This small exhibition features the work of British artists of the 18th and 19th centuries who experimented with these subjects, including James Thornhill, Thomas Gainsborough, Henry Fuseli, and Richard Dadd. It complements the exhibition “Beauty and Power: Renaissance and Baroque Bronzes from the Peter Marino Collection,” which includes many examples of mythological subjects in sculpture

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