Openings and Closings: April 14 to April 20

Elizabeth Lanza Exhibitions

Louis XVI Period Rose Diamond Necklace, c. 1790. James Robinson, Inc., New York, NY.
The Philadelphia Show | Art, Antiques + Design

Beginning next week, The Philadelphia Show art and antiques fair returns in an online format. From April 23–30, sixty outstanding antiques dealers and fine art galleries will offer some of the best in painting, furniture, ceramics, Americana, textiles, and more. Plus, be sure to take in the special exhibition of animals in art, curated by the irrepressible Alexandra Kirtley of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Even when it’s virtual, the Philadelphia Show promises another fantastic exposition. If you want to get ahead of the game, you can check out this year’s exhibitors here.

Woman Reading (Portrait of Nellie Dubois Boyle) by Frederick Childe Hassam (1859–1935), 1885. Dickinson Private Advisors and Fine Art Dealers, New York, New York.
Dickinson Private Advisors and Fine Art Dealers, New York, NY

Spring has sprung and as we know, April showers bring May flowers. As we’re treading through this month’s mud, so to speak, let’s all take a moment to get excited for those May blossoms. Closing soon at Dickinson Private Advisors and Fine Art Dealers is the exhibition In Bloom: American Impressionism. This exhibition features oil paintings and other works by renowned American artists including Willard L. Metcalf and John Singer Sargent. Make sure to head over to Dickinson before the exhibition ends!

The chintz bedroom of Stettheimer Dollhouse by Carrie Stettheimer. Museum of the City of New York; photograph by Ali Elai, gift of Miss Ettie Stettheimer.
Museum of the City of New York

For the 75th anniversary of the one-of-a-kind Stettheimer Dollhouse, the Museum of the City of New York is hosting an exhibition entitled The Stettheimer Dollhouse: Up Close. Created over the course of almost 20 years by artist Carrie W. Stettheimer, the dollhouse is a tribute to the art-filled and artful home that Stettheimer and her sisters inhabited in 1920s New York. Reinstalled in a larger exhibition space to accommodate social distancing, the exhibition also provides more information about the dollhouse than ever before. In order to visit the Museum of the City of New York, you’ll need timed tickets secured in advance, which you can book here.

Morning on the Seine, near Giverny by Claude Monet (1840–1926), 1897. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts; gift of Mrs. W. Scott Fitz.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts

What could be better than more Monet? This week, the MFA Boston introduces the exhibition Monet and Boston: Legacy Illuminated—a sequel, of sorts, to last year’s MFA show Monet and Boston: Lasting Impressions. The new exhibition features not only 25 of Monet’s works drawn from local private collections and the MFA’s holdings but also works by Jean-François Millet and Auguste Rodin. In addition, the exhibition will also examine Monet’s engagement with Japanese art; bringing paintings and prints from the museum’s ukiyo-e collection into conversation with works by the master. To see this expansive exhibition in person, make sure to plan your trip in advance here.