Openings and Closings: November 17 to November 23

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Camille Monet and a Child in the Artist’s Garden in Argenteuil by Claude Monet (1840–1926), 1875. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts; image courtesy of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas.

Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Texas

Early this week, a new exhibition opened at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston entitled Incomparable Impressionism from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The exhibition is comprised of 100 works on loan from the Boston collection including paintings by artists ranging from Camille Pissarro and Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot to Mary Cassatt and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. If these names weren’t alluring enough, the exhibition is also home to sixteen canvases by none other than Claude Monet. MFA Houston is the show’s US venue, so to see it in person, check here to plan your visit.

Disney Concert Hall, Final Exterior Study: Grand Avenue Entry, Los Angeles by Carlos Diniz (1928-2001), 1998. Figge Art Museum, Davenport, Iowa.

Figge Art Museum, Davenport, Iowa

Carlos Diniz was a man of many talents. As an architectural illustrator, artist, and graphic designer Diniz was a major player in the twentieth century world of art and architecture. This week, the Figge Art Museum will open the doors to a new exhibition: Carlos Diniz, Master of Architectural Illustration. The exhibition features nine charcoal drawings by Diniz of the Walt Disney Concert Hall in L.A. designed by Frank Gehry. The hall opened in 2003, two years after Diniz himself passed away, and the exhibition offers visitors the opportunity to look at the artistic process behind an iconic building. This exhibition is a must-see so, check here to plan your trip.

Minuet by Frank Eugene (1865–1936), 1900. San Diego Museum of Art, California.

San Diego Museum of Art, California

Originally planned for a November of 2020 debut, the San Diego Museum of Art is finally able to welcome the exhibition Master of Photography: The Garner Collection on November 20. This long-awaited show features images captured by some of the most famous photographers of the 20th century and onwards. Organized in three parts – Reflections on Nature, Things as They Are, and Manipulating Reality – the exhibition is home to work by artists including Ansel Adams, Berenice Abbott, and Manuel Álvarez Bravo. The diverse array of works presented in Master of Photography should not be missed so check here to plan your trip in advance.

Sauceboat by Bing & Grøndahl c. 1888-1890. Flint Institute of Arts, Michigan.

Flint Institute of Arts, Michigan

In a few weeks, the Flint Institute of Arts will say goodbye to the exhibition Art Nouveau Innovation: Danish Porcelain from an American Collector. The exhibition is the temporary home for seventy-five ceramics in the art nouveau style of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. During this era, Danish porcelain manufacturers and art nouveau artists alike were interested in depictions of the natural world and international cultures. To see the impressive collection, check here.