William Merritt Chase, Spring Flowers (Peonies), by 1889, 48 x 48 in.  (121.9 x 121.9 cm), Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J.  Terra Collection, 1999.32

Major Retrospective of William Merritt Chase

William Merritt Chase (1849–1916) was a brilliant observer, an innovative painter, and a leader in international art circles at the turn of the last century. Rediscover this important and overlooked master, praised for his artistic skill in both oil and pastel, as well as for the variety of his subjects: sympathetic images of women, jewel-like landscapes, views of urban parks, and scenes of children at play. The first complete examination of the artist in more than three decades, “William Merritt Chase” brings together 80 of the painter’s finest works in both oil and pastel, drawn from public and private collections across the US.

This major international traveling exhibition, co-organized by The Phillips Collection (Washington, DC), the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Fondazione Musei Civici Venezia (Venice), and the Terra Foundation for American Art, sheds new light on the work of one of our country’s leading American Impressionists.

This exhibition is on view as William Merritt Chase: A Modern Master at the The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC, June 4 to September 11, 2016, as William Merritt Chase at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, October 9, 2016 to January 16, 2017, and Ca’ Pesaro (Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia), Venice, Italy, February 10 to May 28, 2017.

William Merritt Chase: A Retrospective is accompanied by a fully-illustrated catalogue, published by The Phillips Collection in association with Yale University Press. Essays by the exhibition’s four curators: The Phillips Collection Curator Elsa Smithgall, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Croll Senior Curator of American Paintings Erica E. Hirshler, Terra Foundation for American Art Curator Katherine M. Bourguignon, and independent scholar for the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia Giovanna Ginex. The catalogue also includes an essay by the prominent Americanist John Davis, executive director for Europe and global academic programs, Terra Foundation for American Art, and a foreword by D. Frederick Baker, director of the Chase Catalogue Raisonné Project.

SHOWN: William Merritt Chase, Spring Flowers (Peonies), by 1889, 48 x 48 in. (121.9 x 121.9 cm), Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1999.32

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Nam June Paik, “TV Clock,” 1963/1989.  Twenty-four fixed-image color television monitors mounted on twenty-four pedestals.  SBMA, Museum purchase with funds provided by the Grace Jones Richardson Trust, Lillian and Jon B.  Lovelace, Leatrice and Eli Luria and the Luria Foundation, Zora and Les Charles and the Cheeryble Foundation, Wendy and Elliot Friedman, and Lord and Lady Ridley-Tree.
  • May 20 - October 14, 2018
  • Santa Barbara, California

Nam June Paik: TV Clock

Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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Scenes of Chinese figures in outdoor settings decorate this tureen and stand.  Gift of Leo A.  and Doris C.  Hodroff 2003.47.18a-c
  • May 20, 2018
  • Wilmington, Delaware

Winterthur 101 Lecture: "From Idea to Installation: Creating an Exhibition"

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Post War and Contemporary Art Auction at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

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  • May 24, 2018
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American and European Art auction at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

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Jill Nathanson.  Cadence, 2017.  Acrylic and polymers with oil on panel.  55 x 72 inches
  • May 24 - June 30, 2018
  • New York, New York

Jill Nathanson: Cadence

Berry Campbell
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  • May 24, 2018
  • San Diego, California

Artist Talk: Gallery Selections 2018 Artists

Sparks Gallery

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Face pot used as a cremation urn © Museum of London
  • May 25 - October 28, 2018
  • London, United Kingdom

Roman Dead

Museum of London Docklands
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  • May 26-27, 2018
  • Barrington, Illinois

9th Annual Barrington Art Festival

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Ernest Briggs, Untitled, 1958, oil on canvas, 94" x 69.5"
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