Openings & Closings: Exhibitions, Shows, Fairs 3/4/20–3/10/20

Jenamarie Boots Exhibitions

The Assumption of the Virgin by El Greco ((Domenikos Theotokopoulos), 1577–79. Art Institute of Chicago. Gift of Nancy Atwood Sprague in memory of Albert Arnold Sprague.

Painted Prophecy: The Hebrew Bible through Christian Eyes at the Getty Center, J. Paul Getty Museum, March 10 to May 31

Stories from the Hebrew Bible – or the Old Testament, depending on your persuasion – were a favorite subject for the makers of illuminated manuscripts. To examine contextual differences between medieval Christian and Jewish interpretations of the tales, the Getty has brought together some three dozen illuminated works, including the Rothschild Pentateuch, a masterpiece of the Hebrew manuscript tradition.

Gold pen used to sign joint resolution for the Nineteenth Amendment, 1919. National Museum of American History.

Creating Icons: How We Remember Women’s Suffrage at the National Museum of American History, opens March 6

What better way to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment than with the items and artifacts that tell the story of its impact? Among them, the pen used to sign the amendment, Susan B. Anthony’s silk shawl, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s gavel.

El Greco: Ambition and Defiance at the Art Institute of Chicago, March 7 to June 21

This exhibition features 57 artworks by the Greek-born Spanish master – from his large-scale canvases to intimate panel and sculpture pieces. El Greco’s singular style is, of course, the draw; but the history of his travels and the stories of his patrons woven into the exhibition add depth to the presentation.

Jenamarie Boots