Openings and Closings: November 11 to November 17

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Lemonade set, Aurora Silver Plate Manufacturing Company c. late 19th—early 20th century. SFO Museum, San Francisco, California; courtesy of Brian D. Coleman.

SFO Museum, San Francisco, California

The San Francisco International is no typical airport. Tucked between arrival and departure gates, SFO has a museum. This year, they hosted one of our favorite exhibitions Eclectic Taste: Victorian Silver Plate in Terminal 1. The show traces the history and evolution of Victorian silver plate design from its origins in England to its incarnations in American flatware. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic SFO Museum is closed until further notice. While we eagerly await the reopening of SFO Museum, you can take a sneak peek at the collection here.

Boston Cremes by Wayne Thiebaud (b. 1920), 1962. Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California.

Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California

After reopening last month, the Crocker Art Museum brought with it a host of new exhibitions including Wayne Theibaud 100: Paintings, Prints, and Drawings. In honor of Thiebaud’s one-hundredth birthday, the Crocker exhibition showcases the life and works of the pop artist. Included are a host of works from the Crocker’s holdings as well as from the collection of the Thiebaud family, many of which have never been shown publicly. In order to take a look make sure you check here to plan your trip and reserve your timed ticket.

Untitled Portrait by Mary E. Wrinch (1877—1969). Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

This fall, the Art Gallery of Ontario introduced a new exhibition entitled Mary Wrinch: Painted From Life. Canadian artist Mary Wrinch was known for her miniature paintings, color block prints, and oil paintings but this exhibition highlights her never before displayed watercolor miniature portraits on ivory. The vibrant portraits exemplify the kind of work Wrinch was able to do to support herself in a male dominated profession. While you’re making plans to go see Wrinch’s work in person, make sure you check here to book your ticket in advance.

Airfoam Lounge Chair, Earle A. Morrison and Rubin Bush for Earle A. Morrison Ltd, 1951. Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

After reopening this summer, the Vancouver Art Gallery brought with it plenty of new exhibitions including one entitled Modern in the Making: Post-War Craft and Design in British Columbia. The exhibition will close at the start of the new year, so now is an excellent time to head over to visit the collection of over 300 works of furniture, ceramics, textiles, fashion and jewelry that defined modern BC living in the mid-twentieth century. The collection highlights the importance of simplicity, craftsmanship, and function in modern design. As you’re making plans to visit the extensive collection in person, make sure to check here in order to organize your trip in advance.

Edward, Prince of Wales by Hans Holbein the Younger (1497—1543), 1538. Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado.

Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado

Presenting 60 paintings that span more than 500 years of British cultural history, the Denver Art Museum’s exhibition Treasures of British Art: The Berger Collection will end its run on December 6. If you can make it, it is best to visit this exhibition in person in order to explore the fascinating forensic discoveries made about some of the pieces in this collection as well as to take in the beauty of these diverse artworks. Make sure to check here as you’re planning your trip and remember, visitors 18 and under can visit for free!

Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, California

When they reopened earlier this fall, the Bowers Museum curators introduced several new exhibitions including Miao: Masters of Silver. Featuring more than 250 works in silver made primarily in China’s Guizhou Province, this exhibition traces the cultural importance of the precious metal to the Miao people, especially in their traditions of courtship. These intricate pieces are not to be missed so, please visit and remember to check here in order to plan your trip in advance.

Child’s or doll’s armchair, c. 1840—1900. Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.

Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia

Mid-way through October, the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia opened an exhibition titled The Seated Child: Early Children’s Chairs from Georgia Collections. The exhibition presents two dozen children’s chairs as well as a doll’s chair and chairs for adults. Most of these seating are made of turned and joined wood, and all are relics from the lives of young children who lived in the southern United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. If you’re planning to make a trip to Athens this winter, make sure that you check here in order to book your timed ticket in advance.