Openings and Closings: March 2 to March 8

Elizabeth Lanza Exhibitions

Fishing for Oysters at Cancale by John Singer Sargent (1856–1925), 1878. © 2020 Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Massachusetts; Courtesy of Denver Art Museum, Colorado.

Denver Art Museum, Colorado

We’ve all seen An American in Paris, right? Well, Gene Kelly isn’t the first American artist to fall in love with the city of lights. In fact, a current exhibition at the Denver Art Museum Whistler to Cassatt: American Painters in France features more than 100 paintings created by American artists between 1855 and 1913 influenced by French artistic styles that emerged in those decades. Organized in seven sections, the show includes works by James Abbott McNeill Whistler, John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt, and many others. Make sure to check here to plan your visit before the exhibition closes on March 13.

Husband and Wife by Milton Avery (1885–1965), 1945. Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, © 2021 Milton Avery Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut

Long-time readers of ANTIQUES will be intimately familiar with the work of Milton Avery. The American painter, known for his use of color and simplified forms, will be honored in an upcoming exhibition at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art entitled simply Milton Avery. As the first retrospective exhibition on the artist in the United States in thirty years, it features sixty works representative of the artist’s signature themes. Opening on March 5, visitors can check here to plan their trip in advance.

Self-Portrait at an Easel by Roy Lichtenstein (1923–1997), c. 1951–1952. Private collection © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein; image courtesy of the Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio.

Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio

Opening this week at the Columbus Museum of Art is an exhibition entitled Roy Lichtenstein: History in the Making, 1948–1960. The show will be the first major museum exhibition to highlight the early work of the American pop artist. Lichtenstein’s early interest in modern art styles find their roots in the artist’s formative years in Columbus. Featuring approximately 90 works, the show includes many Lichtenstein creations that have never been on public view. To plan your trip in advance, check here.

Group of lamps (birds-eye detail), Tiffany Studios. Courtesy of the Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington; Photograph by John Faier © 2013 The Richard H. Driehaus Museum.

Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington

An upcoming exhibition at the Delaware Art Museum, Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection,is a so-called “celebration of beauty” featuring more than sixty works from a thirty-year period of the designer’s career. The exhibition highlights Tiffany’s work in leaded and blown glass, including examples of windows, lamps, and vases drawn from Chicago’s renowned Richard H. Driehaus Collection. The work of Louis Comfort Tiffany and the designers who worked with and for him is a sight to behold – especially in person so, check here to plan your trip.