Aside from the Turner and Goya shows mentioned in previous posts, here are some notable OM shows in the US and Europe to check out this Summer. OMNP commentary to be incrementally added later.
SIDENOTE: The OMNP travel budget is a tad low at the moment, which will not allow for profiles of shows outside of the Northeast United States. If any one would care to contribute a review/breakdown of any of the listed exhibitions outside of this area , feel free to contact OMNP here.
Why this show has not gotten more press is beyond logical understanding. Goudstikker was a legendary figure in the Old Masters trade during the early half of the 20th century-his heart wrenching losses to the Nazis and the recent triumphs of his heirs in retaining his collection add a buzz to an already splendid display of works by luminaries such as Jan Steen, Jacob van Ruisdael, and Jan van Goyen.
and continuing at the Nasher Museum at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina; 21 August – 9 November
This is the final week to catch this compelling show that traces the aesthetic and thematic changes in 17th century Spanish painting, to distinguish the rule of Philip III. This is a unique exhibition that focuses on the larger context of Spain’s golden age of painting. Works by superstars El Greco and Velazquez, are for the first time, exhibited next to many of their talented, but less established contemporaries, such as Juan Sanchez Cotán.
Finding beautiful things in unexpected places is one of life’s joys. This unassuming museum in rural Ohio recently acquired a Boucher painting (pictured in this post’s heading) for the ages.
The esteemed Claudio Strinati handles curatorial duties in this rich exhibition.
This is type of show that is only possible in the Mediterranean. Precious works lent out to a relatively minor museum in Barcelona, from an Italian museum whose completed restoration is long overdue.