Art across America ; What's Up on the Walls of Galleries & Museums All over the Map
Judith Perry., The Christian Science Monitor
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.
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.
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.
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.
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. …