Limoges European ceramics

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Limoges: European ceramics The city of Limoges, in collaboration with the Musée national Adrien Dubouché in Limoges and the Réunion des musées nationaux, nods proudly to its centuries-old reputation as a porcelain center with an exhibition about European ceramics. If objects from Limoges abound, the show, which includes over four hundred pieces dating from the seventeenth century to the present …

Chantilly: The Musée Condé remembers Henri IV

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Chantilly: The Musée Condé remembers Henri IV. The Musée Condé at the Château de Chantilly, less than an hour north of Paris and accessible by the RER train line, commemorates the four hundredth anniversary of the assassination of the French king Henri IV with an exhibition devoted to this perennially popular monarch. Rich in paintings of the family, lovers, enemies, …

The Ashmolean Crossing Cultures–Crossing Time

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The Ashmolean: Crossing Cultures–Crossing Time This summer the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, the oldest public museum in the United Kingdom, hosts its first major temporary exhibition in the new four-hundred-square-meter space designed for this purpose as part of the museum’s expansion and renovation. The show, entitled The Lost World of Old Europe: The Danube Valley, 5000– 3500 bc …

The Victoria and Albert Museum New Ceramics Study Galleries

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The Victoria and Albert Museum: New Ceramics Study Galleries The Victoria and Albert Museum has just opened its new Ceramics Study Galleries, which include more than 26,500 objects spanning almost the entire history of ceramic production from 30,000 bc to the present day. Sir Aston Webb’s bronze-framed wall cases of 1909, created for the original Ceramics Galleries, have been refurbished …

The British Museum Italian Renaissance drawings

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The British Museum: Italian Renaissance drawings The British Museum unites fifty Italian Renaissance drawings from the Uffizi’s staggering collections with a similar number drawn from its own formidable holdings. Focusing on the development of drawing in Italy between 1400 and 1510, the exhibition incorporates works by Fra Angelico, Jacopo and Gentile Bellini, Botticelli, Carpaccio, Leonardo da Vinci, Filippo Lippi, Andrea …

England Old world collectors and collecting

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Silver curator and dining historianPhilippa Glanville hasassembled an insightful display oftable objects and related documentsthat elucidate the eating rituals ofthe dukes of Portland—and of theirextensive staffs. The elegance offormal entertainments given by thiseminent family is seen through suchimportant creations as a pair ofDutch silver water fountains ofabout 1681 by Adam Loofs forWilliam of Orange; an extensivecollection of porcelain ice pails …

Germany Old world collectors and collecting

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The Saxon state’s magnificent collectionof Turkish and Turkish-styleobjects originated in the late sixteenthcentury and has been called the Türckische Cammer since at least 1614. However,the bulk of its contents have not beenpublicly displayed for the past seventyyears. A lavish new permanent exhibitionof about six hundred items hasbeen opened on the second floor of the Residenzschloss in Dresden, part ofthe first …

Netherlands Old world collectors and collecting

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Paintings of collectors’ cabinets orrooms of art celebrate collecting.The form emerged in the early seventeenthcentury in the rich merchant cityof Antwerp, where this exhibition, ajoint venture of the Rubenshuis thereand the Mauritshuis in The Hague, wasrecently on view. For the first time, theexhibition brings together the threeextraordinary works by the early masterof the genre, Willem van Haecht II,whose father, Tobias …

The African perspective in Detroit

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The Detroit Institute of Arts is presenting a fascinating and adventurous exhibition that explores the consequences on African art of cultural exchanges between Africa and Europe over the past five hundred years. Casting the European as the cultural “other,” a reversal of the usual Eurocentric perspective, the exhibition examines how African artists from diverse cultures used, and continue to use, …

Women and folk art and imperial silver in New York

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So many exhibitions open in New York in any given month that it is hard to choose which ones to feature. Two that have great appeal are Women Only: Folk Art by Female Hands, at the American Folk Art Museum, and Vienna Circa 1780: An Imperial Silver Service Rediscovered, on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art from April 13 …