Openings and Closings: April 28 to May 4

Elizabeth Lanza Art, Exhibitions

Portrait of Mrs. John Stevens (Judith Sargent) by John Singleton Copley (1738–1815), 1770–1772. Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester, Massachusetts; courtesy of the Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Art Acquisition Endowment Fund, photograph © Terra Foundation for American Art, Chicago, Illinois.

Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester, Massachusetts

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of its founding, the Sargent House Museum in Gloucester partnered in 2019 with the Cape Ann Museum to create an exhibition and educational program highlighting the life of the early American advocate for women’s equality Judith Sargent Murray. After nearly two years, it is finally coming time to say goodbye to Our Souls Are by Nature Equal to Yours: The Legacy of Judith Sargent Murray. The centerpiece of this exhibition is a portrait of Murray completed in 1772 by John Singleton Copley. As the exhibition closes on May 2, there is not a moment to waste so, check here in order to reserve your tickets in advance.

Untitled by Michael West (1908–1991),1947. Private Collection, Stockholm, Sweden; image courtesy of Hollis Taggart Gallery, New York, New York.

Hollis Taggart Gallery, New York

Opening this week at Hollis Taggart Gallery is the exhibition Epilogue: Michael West’s Monochrome Climax—the second show of the underappreciated abstract expressionist’s work since the gallery took on sole representation of her estate. Epilogue focuses on the West’s black-and-white paintings from the 1960s and ‘70s. Make sure to peruse the gallery’s website to get ready for your visit when the exhibition opens on April 29.

Saint Martin Appealing to the Virgin by Johann Georg Bergmüller (1688–1762), 1715. Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California.

Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California

This season, the Crocker Art Museum opened an exhibition entitled The Splendor of Germany: 18th Century Drawings from the Crocker Art Museum. The exhibition celebrates the 150th anniversary of the museum’s acquisition of the E.B. Crocker Collection of drawings. The Splendor of Germany engages with an era characterized by inventive developments in draftsmanship, and features works by 18th-century German artists such as Johann Wolfgang Baumgartner and Anton Raphael Mengs. Make sure to check here to plan your trip before we must say goodbye to the exhibition on May 9.

Long-shot by Karen Berry, 2019. National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Next week, the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum will get ready to bid adieu to the exhibition Spiro and the Art of the Mississippian World. The exhibition centers on artifacts retrieved from the mounds of Spiro, a cultural and religious center (located in present-day Oklahoma) of the Mississippian people, whose society thrived in the Midwest and Southeast regions of North America from AD 800 to 1650. But the show also tells the story of how the sacred mounds of Spiro were desecrated and nearly destroyed by looters in 1935—a disturbing saga recently examined by our columnist Glenn Adamson. Make plans to visit the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum to see this important exhibition before it closes on May 9.