Pauline Auzou, "Two Women Making Music," ca.  1796.  Oil on Canvas.  SBMA, Gift of Mrs.  Hugh N.  Kirkland.

Crosscurrents: The Painted Portrait in America, Britain, and France, 1750-1850

Santa Barbara Museum of Art
1130 State Street
Santa Barbara, California

Before the invention of photography, painted portraits were the most coveted means of commemorating important members of society. This exhibition, drawn exclusively from the permanent collection, explores the dynamic dialogue that took place over the course of around a century between American, British and French portraitists from the Colonial period through the Industrial Revolution. Despite political antipathies, whether between the Revolutionary colonialists and the British (1775-1783) or the French and the British during the Seven Years’ War (1756-1763), these artists maintained open channels of communication.  American artists, such as Benjamin West, Gilbert Stuart, Rembrandt Peale, and Thomas Sully traveled great distances to study abroad in Italy, often choosing to reside in London, where portraiture had gained the heights of refinement as the dominant genre of the 18th century.

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Ernest Briggs, Untitled, 1958, oil on canvas, 94" x 69.5"
  • April 19 - June 15, 2018
  • New York, New York

Ernest Briggs | "Four Decades of Abstract Expressionism"

Anita Shapolsky Gallery
152 East 65th Street (patio)
New York, New York

http://www.anitashapolskygallery.com

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Stanley Boxer.  Blisteredthroughparchedwallow, 1978.  29 x 20 inches.
  • April 19 - May 19, 2018
  • New York, New York

Stanley Boxer: Gradations

Berry Campbell
530 West 24 Street
New York, New York

www.berrycampbell.com

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  • April 20 - May 6, 2018
  • Los Angeles, California

Daring To Claim The Sky; Photographs by Melodie McDaniel

Space 15 Twenty
1520 N Cahuenga Blvd
Los Angeles, California

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TABAIMO dolefullhouse, 2007 Single channel video installation with panoramic screen 276 x 84 inches Museum purchase with funds contributed by the Acquisitions Committee with additional funds provided by the Lipman Family Foundation Copyright Tabaimo.  Courtesy James Cohan, New York.
  • April 20 - August 19, 2018
  • San Jose, California

The House Imaginary

San Jose Museum of Art
110 S. Market St.
San Jose, California

https://sjmusart.org/exhibition/house-imaginary

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Collector’s Choice is LCAD’s premier annual fundraising event that directly supports LCAD’s students and its programs, and helps to fund the $2.5 million in student scholarships we award annually.
  • April 20, 2018
  • Laguna Beach, California

28th Annual Collector's Choice

Laguna College of Art and Design

[seven-degrees]
891 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach, California

https://www.lcad.edu/news/collectorschoice/

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Courtesy, Winterthur, photo by Ben Founier
  • April 21, 2018
  • Wilmington, Delaware

Follies Lecture

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, Delaware

http://www.winterthur.org/?p=950

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Oil on canvas painting by Belgian artist Philippe Vandenberg (1952-2009), titled (in English): The Simplicity is to be Found (1987) (est.  $10,000-$20,000).
  • April 22, 2018
  • Atlanta, Georgia

Ahlers & Ogletree Spring Auction, April 22nd

Ahlers & Ogletree Auction Gallery

Ahlers & Ogletree
715 Miami Circle / Suite 210
Atlanta, Georgia

http://www.aandoauctions.com

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  • April 25, 2018
  • Winterthur, Delaware
Selfie 5, 22 x 28 in.
  • April 25 - May 1, 2018
  • London, United Kingdom