Nude Wringing Her Hair, 1952, by Pablo Picasso.  Private collection.

Picasso Looks at Degas

Clark Museum
225 South St.
Williamstown, Massachusetts

Focusing on two of the great artists of the modern period, this exhibition explores Pablo Picasso’s lifelong fascination with the life and work of Edgar Degas. This ground-breaking exhibition examines Degas through Picasso’s eyes and the ways his response varied over time from emulation to confrontation and parody to homage. The Clark is the exclusive North American venue for this exhibition which explores the depth of the Spanish artist’s fixation through dramatic pairings and groupings that have never been brought together in this ambitious way. Degas’s In a Café (L’Absinthe) (1873, Musée d’Orsay) is placed alongside Picasso’s Portrait of Sebastià Junyer Vidal (1903, Los Angeles County Museum of Art); Picasso’s oil on canvas The Blue Room (Le Tub) (1901, Phillips Collection, Washington, DC) is paired with The Tub, (c. 1889, Collection Jacques Doucet, Paris), a monotype by Degas that may have served as a prototype; and Picasso’s 1905 portrait of Benedetta Canals (Museu Picasso, Barcelona) is hung beside Degas’s Woman with an Umbrella (c. 1876, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa). The two artists shared a lifelong obsession with women that is seen in portraits of friends and images of singers, ironers, ballet dancers, bathers, and prostitutes. While it is widely acknowledged that these are Degas’s signature themes, all are echoed in Picasso’s work. Usually identified as painters, both Degas and Picasso were innovative sculptors, printmakers, and extraordinary draftsmen, and the exhibition uses the full range of media to examine Picasso’s reaction to the challenge of Degas.

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Drazen Beslic Window Oil on Canvas 43.5" x 31.5"
  • March 31 - April 21, 2015
  • New York, New York
Poster, 1968, color printing on paper, 53 x 68.3 cm, courtesy of Museum Rietberg Zürich
  • April 1-22, 2015
  • New York, New York
  • April 3, 2015
  • Delaware, Ohio

Eclectic Auction

Garth's Eclectic Gallery
2097 London Road, Suite F,
Delaware, Ohio

http://www.garths.com/WebPhotos/4_03_15_Eclectic/4_03_15_Eclectic.asp

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  • April 4 - May 26, 2015
  • San Diego, California
atsushika Hokusai, Under the Wave off Kanagawa (Kanagawa oki nami ura), also known as the Great Wave, from the series Thirty six Views of Mount Fuji (Fugaku sanjûrokkei), Japanese, Edo period, about 1830–31.  Woodblock print (nishiki e); ink and color on paper.  William Sturgis Bigelow Collection.
  • April 5 - August 9, 2015
  • Boston, Massachusetts

Seven-Decade Career of Hokusai On View at MFA Boston

MFA Boston

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Boston, Massachusetts

http://www.mfa.org/

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Louis Watts, Truck/Art
  • April 7-12, 2015
  • Dallas, Texas

Artist Plans to Park Truck/Art Exhibition Near Dallas Art Fair

Truck/Art

Truck/Art travels to Dallas
Downtown Arts District
Dallas, Texas

www.truckartgallery.com

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Titian (Tiziano Vecellio), "Head of a Man," ca.  1508–10.  Oil on canvas, 21 1/4 x 17 1/4 in.  (53.8 x 43.6 cm).  Glasgow Museums, Purchased by Glasgow Museums, 1971 (3283).  © CSG CIC Glasgow Museums Collection.  Courtesy American Federation of Arts.
  • April 9, 2015
  • Santa Barbara, California

Curator’s Choice Lecture: James Clifton

Santa Barbara Museum of Art

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

www.sbma.net

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Silver Caddy spoon shaped as a hand, Birmingham, 1806 by Joseph Taylor.
  • April 9-12, 2015
  • Birmingham, United Kingdom

Rare English Caddy Spoons Highlight UK Fair

Clarion Events at the NEC

National Exhibition Centre
NEC
Birmingham, United Kingdom

www.antiquesforeveryone.co.uk

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Shaun Doyle and Mally Mallinson Homo Tesco Metro 2015 Cast bronze.  Edition of 9.  Signed and numbered.  20.3 x 9 x 11 cm
  • April 10-12, 2015
  • Dallas, Texas

Dallas Art Fair

Preview Gala marks the launch of the seventh annual Dallas Art Fair on Thursday, April 9, 2015.

Fashion Industry Gallery

Dallas, Texas

http://dallasartfair.com/

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David McCullough
  • April 11, 2015
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2015 ADA Award of Merit Dinner Honors David McCullough, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author of American history

Antiques Dealers’ Association of America, Inc.

Philadelphia Museum of Art
Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

http://www.adadealers.com/html/awardofmerit.php

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Acclaimed photographer William Wegman (MassArt '65) is offering a once in a lifetime commission at the MassArt auction - the winner will travel to New York and meet the artist and his Weimaraners in his New York City studio to have his/her portrait taken.
  • April 11, 2015
  • Boston, Massachusetts

MassArt 26th Annual Auction Features One-Of-A-Kind Commissions

Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Massachusetts College of Art and Design
621 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts

http://www.massartauction.org/

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Taos, New Mexico Edward Weston (1886–1958)
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Amon Carter Museum of American Art
February 21 - August 23, 2015
Fort Worth, Texas
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