Openings and Closings: March 17 to March 23

Elizabeth Lanza Exhibitions

Untitled (Royal Poinciana) by Harold Newton (1934–1991), n.d.. Tampa Museum of Art, Florida; courtesy of the Asselstine Collection © Harold Newton, photograph by Tariq Gibran.

Tampa Museum of Art, Florida

The Highwaymen, a group of self-taught artists from Florida known for their paintings of the state’s landscape, are being celebrated at the Tampa Museum of Art in the exhibition Living Color: The Art of the Highwaymen. The exhibition highlights the vivid scenic work of core members of the group, including Harold Newton and Alfred Hair. After a long winter on view, the show will be closing on March 28. Make sure to plan your visit in advance here.

Torah Ark Curtain (Parokhet) by Simhah Viterbo (1739–1779), c. 1754–1755. Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri; courtesy of the Deane and Paul Shatz Endowment Fund for Judaica.

Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri

Opening this week at the Saint Louis Art Museum is the exhibition Signed in Silk: Introducing a Sacred Jewish Textile. The centerpiece of the exhibition is the 18th century Torah Ark Curtain (Parokhet). Produced by teenage artist Simhah Viterbo, the piece reflects the multicultural community of Ancona, Italy that Viterbo called home. The rest of the exhibition brings together textiles used in Jewish, Christian, and Muslim rites. In order to see these devotional works check here in order to plan your trip.

The Whistling Boy by Frank Duveneck (1848–1919), 1872. Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio, gift of the artist; all photographs courtesy of the Cincinnati Art Museum.

Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio

For the first time in more than thirty years, the work of American painter and printmaker Frank Duveneck is being presented and re-evaluated in the exhibition Frank Duveneck: American Master at the Cincinnati Art Museum. Devoted readers of ANTIQUES will already have heard about the show in Thomas Connors’ article An Unsuspected Man of Genius. For those who haven’t, the exhibition brings together more than ninety examples of Duveneck’s art from the museum’s collections, as well as thirty-five pieces on loan from collections across the country. This exhibition will close on March 28. So, to plan your trip, make sure to check here.

Trial of George Jacobs, Sr. for Witchcraft by Tompkins Harrison Matteson (1813–1884), 1855. Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts; photograph by Mark Sexton and Jeffrey R. Dykes.

Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts

The tragic horror that unfolded some 300 years ago in the Salem witch trials has become the stuff of legend. This season, curators at the Peabody Essex Museum are working to separate myth—was moldy bread responsible for the communal hysteria?—from truth through the exhibition Salem Witch Trials 1692. Featuring rare original documents, this exhibition is a fascinating and revelatory experience. But the show closes early next month, so make sure to check here in order to plan your visit.