Art across America ; What's Up on the Walls of Galleries & Museums All over the Map

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ARIZONA

PHOENIX

PHOENIX ART MUSEUM

Painting Revolution: Kandinsky, Malevich and the Russian Avant- Garde

April 1-July 2

This is the first American venue for early 20th-century Russian abstract art by Kandinsky, Malevich, and their contemporaries. They focused on relationships among shapes, colors, and textures.

(602) 257-1222

www.phxart.org

CALIFORNIA

LOS ANGELES

THE J. PAUL GETTY MUSEUM

Carleton Watkins: From Where the View Looked Best

Feb. 15-June 4

Before Ansel Adams there was Carleton Watkins. The 19th-century nature photographer immortalized the frontiers of the American West. Landscapes of Yosemite and other startling vistas are on display in 63 photographs.

(310) 440-7300

www.getty.edu/museum/

LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART

The Age of Piranesi: Printmaking in Italy in the Eighteenth Century

Feb. 17-May 14

The etchings, woodcuts, and engravings of Giambattista Piranesi form the main, but by no means exclusive, focus of this snapshot of Enlightenment era artists. Works by Piranesi's contemporaries such as Tiepolo typify that period's interest in geographical, architectural, and religious themes.

(323) 857-6000

www.lacma.org

CONNECTICUT

HARTFORD

WADSWORTH ATHENEUM

Salvador Dali's Optical Illusions

Through March 26

An imaginative examination of the artist's interest in the potential of images to twist people's perceptions. The display of 60 of Dali's trademark 'dreamscapes' is accompanied by occasional lectures and periodic screenings of Dali's film collaborations.

(860) 278-2670

www.wadsworthatheneum.org

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION

Honor Daumier

Feb. 19-May 14

Surprisingly, this is the first major US exhibition of the famed 19th-century artist, who influenced the next generation of Impressionist painters. Daumier's interest in the condition of the everyday man and in political commentary affects the subject matter of 245 works, including sculptures and oils culled from a 50-year career.

(202) 387-2151

www.phillipscollection.org

FLORIDA

BOCA RATON

INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM OF CARTOON ART

Fifty Years of PEANUTS: The Art of Charles M. Schulz

Through April 2

The centerpiece of this exhaustive collection of Peanuts art and related artifacts is a three-dimensional re-creation of Charlie Brown's neighborhood, complete with a baseball mound, psychiatry booth, and Snoopy's doghouse. The exhibit examines the 50-year evolution of the strip and its influence on society.

(561) 391-2200

www.cartoon.org

WEST PALM BEACH

NORTON MUSEUM OF ART

Art in the Age of Queen Victoria: Treasures from the Royal Academy of Arts

Through March 12

A selection of 64 paintings and 12 sculptures from London's Royal Academy of Arts hones in on art of Victorian England produced by the Academy's Lord Leighton and Landseer, among others. Prize pieces include 'A Souvenir of Velazquez,' by Millais.

(561) 832-5196

www.norton.org

GEORGIA

ATLANTA

HIGH MUSEUM OF ART

John Twachtman: An American Impressionist

Feb. 26-May 21

Twachtman's European travels influenced his landscapes and portraits. The artist is best known for his cool tones and his interest in focusing more on landscape than sky.

(404) 733-4400

www.high.org

MAINE

PORTLAND

PORTLAND MUSEUM OF ART

In Praise of Nature: Ansel Adams and Photographers of the American West

Through March 19

Though it is Adams's photos that get top billing, his works hang next to nature photographs by his 19th- and 20th-century peers, such as George Fiske and Carleton Watkins. …