Openings and Closings: December 23 to December 29

Elizabeth Lanza Exhibitions

Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife by Judith Schaechter (b. 1961), 2004. Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; courtesy of the Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio.

Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio

On January 3, the Toledo Museum of Art will say goodbye to their exhibition The Path to Paradise: Judith Schaechter’s Stained-Glass Art. The exhibition is the first survey of the artist’s 37-year career. As a modern practitioner of stained-glass, Schaechter is considered a genius in her field as she redefines the medium. Featuring 45 of her stained-glass panels as well as related drawings, the exhibition is a must-see for those of us looking to shake our antiquated concept of stained glass. Make sure to plan your trip in advance here.

Musée Picasso-Paris, Paris, France

If you’ve always wanted to visit the Musée Picasso-Paris but this past year has discouraged you from traveling, there is still hope. Through the beginning of the new year, the museum will host its exhibitions through Le Musée Picasso-Paris à la Maison. For those of us who do not speak French, this means that museumgoers will have the opportunity to explore the museum from the comfort of their own homes. In addition to curator talks, special events, and even access to a Picasso graphic novel, the museum will still host incredible exhibitions such as Bande-Annonce: Picasso et la Bande Dessinée, a show that explores Picasso’s love of comic strips. Make sure to check this out before the online experience shuts down on January 7.

DC Waterfront, Maine Avenue by Delilah Pierce (1904–1992), 1957. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.; courtesy of the Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg, Pennsylvania.

Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg, Pennsylvania

A traveling exhibition organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum, African American Art in the 20th Century will leave to its current host site, the Westmoreland Museum of American Art, early in the new year. The exhibition features 45 works by 34 African American artists whose careers existed in the historic timeline from the Harlem Renaissance to the Civil Rights movement. Presenting art in a range of mediums, this exhibition uses the SAAM collection to highlight Black excellence in and contributions to American social and political life. In order to book your free ticket in advance, make sure to check here. And, if you aren’t able to see the exhibition in Pennsylvania, check here to see where the exhibition will be next!

Silver Mountain Goat c. 3000 BC. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, Texas.

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

Through the beginning of the new year, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston will be hosting an exhibition entitled The Marzio Years: Transforming the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston 1982–2010. The exhibition highlights the accomplishments of the late director of the museum Peter C. Marzio by showcasing works from the important acquisitions, collection initiatives, and departments established under his leadership. Artists featured in the exhibition include Mark Rothko, Georgia O’Keeffe, Rembrandt van Rijn, and Jackson Pollock. The extensive exhibition is a must-see before it closes on January 10 so, in order to book your ticket in advance, make sure to check here.

Midnight by Anders Zorn (1860–1920), 1891. Zornmuseet, Mora, Sweden; courtesy of Kunstmuseum Den Haag, Hague, Netherlands.

Kunstmuseum Den Haag, The Hague, Netherlands

Due to pandemic restrictions, the Kunstmuseum Den Haag has shut its doors and plans to reopen on January 20. Returning with the museum from this brief hiatus is an exhibition entitled Anders Zorn: The Swedish Idyll. Featuring 150 works by the Swedish artist, the exhibition takes a look at the scenes of Scandinavian country life painted at the turn of the twentieth century to remind a modern world of the importance of home. You can take a sneak peek at the exhibition here and when the time comes, plan your trip in advance here.