Openings and Closings: December 9 to December 15

Elizabeth Lanza Exhibitions

The Twisted Lyre by Jim Dine (b. 1935), 2019. Galerie Templon, Paris, France.

Galerie Templon, Paris, France

After reopening late last month, the Galerie Templon was able to bring back their exhibition Jim Dine: A Day Longer as well as extend the show’s gallery life span to late January. At 85 years old, American artist Jim Dine here unveils nearly three years of work, some of which was produced during lockdown. In addition to fifteen small self-portraits, the exhibition also features six immense paintings on wood. To view what is one of Dine’s most introspective bodies of work, you can make the trip in person or, click here to see the online exhibition.

Gagosian Gallery, New York, New York

This season, the Gagosian Gallery is hosting an exhibition entitled Ed Ruscha: Paintings. In the works in the show, Ruscha returns to three recurring motifs from his long career: the flag, the mountain, and the tire. In order to visit the Gagosian Gallery’s location in the Chelsea section of Manhattan before Ed Ruscha: Paintings closes on January 23, make sure that you check here to schedule your visit in advance.

Triptych: Landscape with Madonna and Child, Joseph and Mary Pregnant Rest on the Flight into Egypt by Adriaen Isenbrant (1490–1551), c. 1520. Morsink Icon Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Morsink Icon Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Last week, the Morsink Icon Gallery opened The Birth of Christ – When East meets West. The exhibition, which is available both in-person and online, explores Christian imagery in the gallery’s collections of both Russian and Greek icons, as well as its Old Master paintings. Make sure you act fast when booking your appointment to see the icons in person as the exhibition closes on December 31.

Dear Mama by Bisa Butler (b. 1973), 2019. Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; photograph by Margaret Fox.

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Although the Art Institute of Chicago is temporarily closed, this won’t prevent museumgoers from enjoying their exhibitions online. One such exhibition is Bisa Butler: The Playlist. The new exhibition features quilt portraits by textile artist Bisa Butler, each paired with a musical number—performed by such artists as Aretha Franklin and Mahalia Jackson—selected by Butler. It’s a fun and affecting way to soak up art, and in order to partake check here.

Italian Greyhound drinking from a bowl by Henri-Alfred-Marie Jacquemart (1824–1896), c. 1880. Sladmore Art Gallery, London, United Kingdom.

Sladmore Gallery, London, UK

In a lighthearted turn, the Sladmore Gallery is now featuring an exhibition entitled Dogs, Cats and Other Best Friends – A Selection of Animal Sculpture at their Jermyn Street Gallery. The exhibition takes a cheerful look at our favorite companions and features the work of twenty sculptors from the last two hundred years, including Edouard Sandoz and Nic Fiddian Green. Make sure that you check here before you go in order to plan your visit beforehand.

Parrot, Rome c. 19th century. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia; photograph by Travis Fullerton.

Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, South Carolina

After a long year, the Gibbes Museum of Art is finally preparing to say goodbye to their exhibition A Return to the Grand Tour: Micromosaic Jewels from the Collection of Elizabeth Locke on January 10. The exhibition features 92 micromosaics from the private collection of the noted American jeweler. The intricately decorated plaques—incorporated into objects such as boxes, paperweights, and jewelry—fell out of fashion towards the end of the 19th century. Today, they can be hard to come by. In order to view these shining examples of a lost art, make sure that you check here in order to book your tickets in advance.