Openings and Closings: December 8 to December 14

Elizabeth Lanza Art, Exhibitions

Study for Great Lakes Exposition Mural by August Biehle (1885–1979), 1936. Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio; image courtesy Gary and Rosalyn Bombei, photograph by Barbara Merritt Photography.

Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio

This week, the Western Reserve Historical Society opened the exhibition curated by Henry Adams entitled The Golden Age of Cleveland Art, 1900–1945. The exhibition examines an era in which Cleveland was a major center of the arts in many arenas, including painting, sculpture, ceramics, poster design, fashion design, and industrial design. The exhibition features a multitude of artists including Roy Lichtenstein, August Biehle, and Clarence Carter. To celebrate Cleveland history with the WRHS, check here to plan your trip.

A Russian Coachman and His Assistant by Vasilii Fedorovich Timm/Georg Wilhelm Timm (1820-1895), c. 1850. Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia; Promised gift of Marina Belosselsky-Belozersky Kasarda.

Georgia Museum of Art, Athens

This past Saturday, a new exhibition made its debut at the Georgia Museum of Art. Entitled Views of Empire: Grand and Humble the exhibition is part of the museum’s In Dialogue series, which is designed to create focused conversations around a few works of art from the museum’s permanent collection and to put the artists and their works in dialogue with contemporary art. Views of Empire brings together two different forms of nineteenth-century lithographs and related works. The pieces in this exhibition are drawn from the Parker Collection – containing 25 lithographs depicting St. Petersburg, Russia – and a 2020 donation by Marina Belosselsky-Belozersky Kasarda and Vladislav Kasarda of 30 hand-colored lithographs. To visit the exhibition in person, check here to plan your trip.

Salamander by Ernst Deutsch-Dryden (1887–1938), 1912. High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia.

High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia

Opening this week at the High Museum of Art is the exhibition Disrupting Design: Modern Posters, 1900–1940. A survey of the origins of modern poster design, the exhibition features works from the collection of the long-time art collector Merrill C. Berman. The Berman Collection is made up predominantly of twentieth-century radical art representing his interest in modernism and avant-garde artists. Check here to plan your trip in advance. In addition to the exhibition, the High will also present a curatorial talk hosted by Monica Obniski on December 16 at 7:00 pm EST.

La Serpentine (The Serpentine) by Henri Matisse (1869–1954), 1909. Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland.

Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland

This Sunday, December 12, the Baltimore Museum of Art welcomes visitors to the opening of their new exhibition Matisse: The Sinuous Line. The exhibition draws from BMA’s collection to highlight Matisse’s work in bronze sculpture and on paper. Inspired by the artist’s 1909 bronze sculpture The Serpentine, the exhibition is concerned with Matisse’s use of line and movement. As the first exhibition on view in the museum’s new Ruth R. Marder Center for Matisse Studies, it should not be missed. Check here to plan your trip!