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Exhibitions, April 2017

Maine Antique Digest includes, as space permits, brief announcements of exhibitions planned by galleries, museums, or other venues. We need all press materials at least six weeks in advance of opening. We need to know the hours and dates of the exhibit, admission charges, and phone number and website for further information. All listings must include an image. Electronic images are preferred, but we can accept photographs or slides. The information may be e-mailed to or mailed to Exhibitions, Maine Antique Digest, PO Box 1429, Waldoboro, ME 04572.

Count Bernard de Claviere d’Hust (1934-2016), Dant Vires Gloriam (Strength Gives Glory), oil on canvas, 38" x 51".

—Through March 25
—Charleston, South Carolina

Dog and Horse Fine Art is honoring one of its artists with the exhibition Tribute to Foremost Animalier, Count Bernard de Claviere d’Hust. The artist described his equine and canine paintings as “modern from a classical perspective.” He said, “The world of animals is very essential to me. They create some kindness in our lives, and to paint them gets one closer to a sweetness in life that is disappearing every day.”

Dog and Horse Fine Art is located at 102 Church Street in Charleston. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call (843) 577-5500 or visit (www.dogandhorsefineart.com).

Alex Majoli (b. 1971), Scene #0435, Republic of Congo, 2013.

—Through April 1
—New York City

Howard Greenberg Gallery presents SKENE, an exhibition of the photography of Alex Majoli. According to the gallery, Majoli “documents the thin line between reality and theatre,” and his photos “explore the human condition and call into question darker elements of society.” The photos were taken in Congo, Egypt, Greece, Germany, India, China, and Brazil between 2010 and 2016. The title of the exhibit, SKENE, refers to a structure forming the backdrop of an ancient Greek theater.

Howard Greenberg Gallery is located in the Fuller Building at 41 East 57th Street, Suite 1406. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call (212) 334-0010 or visit (www.howardgreenberg.com).

Jay Moore, Clean, Clear, and Pure, oil on canvas, 24" x 36".

—Through April 8
—Scottsdale, Arizona

Trailside Galleries presents A Life Outdoors, an exhibit of new works by Colorado naturalist Jay Moore, who portrays the grandeur of the American West. According to Moore, “As an artist, a painting is like a conversation: I hear what the terrain says to me and respond on canvas.” In addition to Moore’s artworks of Colorado, this exhibit features scenes of Hawaii, the California coast, and Glacier National Park.

Trailside Galleries is located in Suite 100 at 7330 East Main Street, Civic Center Plaza, in Scottsdale. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call (480) 945-7751 or visit (www.trailsidegalleries.com).

Childe Hassam (1859-1935), Washington Arch, Spring, circa 1893, 26 1/8" x 21 5/8". The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.

—Through May 21
—Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania

The Brandywine River Museum of Art is hosting From Homer to Hopper: Experiment and Ingenuity in American Art, organized by The Phillips Collection of Washington, D.C. The collection, founded in 1918 by Duncan Phillips, has always championed Modernism and American artists. Fifty-four paintings are included in the exhibition, which presents a thematic chronological journey of Duncan Phillips’s broad collecting interests.

The museum is located on Route 1 in Chadds Ford. It is open daily, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, $6 for students and children age six and up, and free for children five and under and for Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art members. For more information, call (610) 388-2700 or visit (www.brandywinemuseum.org).

Prayer bead with the Adoration of the Magi and the Crucifixion, the Netherlands, early 16th century, boxwood, open 4½" x 3¼" x 1 1/8". The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917.

—Through May 21
—New York City

The Metropolitan Museum of Art presents Small Wonders: Gothic Boxwood Miniatures, featuring nearly 50 intricately carved prayer beads and diminutive altarpieces on view at the Met Cloisters. The artists’ techniques for creating these delicate works have defied comprehension for centuries, but now, through collaborative study by conservators at The Met and the Art Gallery of Ontario, their secrets have been unraveled. The conservators’ findings will be presented in the exhibition through video documentation and the display of a disassembled prayer bead.

The Met Cloisters is located 99 Margaret Corbin Drive in Fort Tryon Park in New York City. It is open daily, 10 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Admission is $25 for adults, $17 for seniors, $12 for students, and free for children under 12 accompanied by an adult and for members. For more information, call (212) 923-3700 or visit (www.metmuseum.org).

Marc Chagall, Springtime in the Meadow (detail), from “Daphnis and Chloe,” 1961, lithograph. Collection of the McNay Art Museum, gift of Mrs. Jerry Lawson. © 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris.

—Through May 21
—San Antonio, Texas

The McNay Art Museum presents Sur Papier: Works on Paper by Renoir, Chagall, and Other French Moderns to complement the recently released book French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850-1950. The exhibition traces the development of modern French art from Realism to Impressionism and is drawn entirely from the McNay Art Museum’s collection. Some of the paintings have not been on public view for over 25 years. Later the exhibition will travel to the Baker Museum in Naples, Florida; the Winnipeg Art Gallery in Manitoba, Canada; and the Figge Art Museum in Davenport, Iowa.

The McNay Art Museum is located at 6000 North New Braunfels Avenue in San Antonio. Hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for seniors, students 20 and over, and active military, and free for teens, children, and members. For more information, call (210) 824-5368 or visit (www.mcnayart.org).

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778), Temple of Saturn, 1774, from the series “Vedute  di  Roma,” etching and engraving.

—Through July 9
—Wellesley, Massachusetts

The Davis Museum at Wellesley College presents Reframing the Past: Piranesi’s Vedute di Roma, a series of approximately 30 scenes of Rome that artist Giovanni Battista Piranesi created between 1747 and 1778. The prints were produced for visitors to the city as souvenirs of their travels as part of the grand tour.

The Davis Museum is located at 106 Central Street in Wellesley. Hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call (781) 283-2051 or visit (www.wellesley.edu/davismuseum).

Jacob Frymire, portrait of Daniel Clarke, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, probably 1791, oil on canvas. Courtesy the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg.

—Opens May 6 (long-term exhibit)
—Williamsburg, Virginia

The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum will show approximately 40 folk art portraits from its collection to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the museum. We the People: American Folk Portraits will include paintings done by artists with little or no formal training. Some of the works that will be on view have been recently added to the museum’s collection.

The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum is located on the grounds of Colonial Williamsburg at the intersection of Francis and South Henry Streets in Williamsburg. Tickets are available to the museum only or as a part of a combination pass to other facilities at Colonial Williamsburg. For complete information on hours and admission, call (757) 220-7724 or visit (www.colonialwilliamsburg.com).

Originally published in the April 2017 issue of Maine Antique Digest. © 2017 Maine Antique Digest

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