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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  • 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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Tiffany Studio, Daffodil Table Lamp c,1900-1920
  • April 21 - July 22, 2018
  • Huntington, New York

The Age of Tiffany: Between Nouveau and Deco

Heckscher Museum of Art

The Heckscher Museum of Art
2 Prime Avenue
Huntington, New York

www.Heckscher.org

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Jan Staller, Pinwheels, 2010
  • April 21 - July 29, 2018
  • Huntington, New York

Heavy Metal: Photographs by Jan Staller

The Heckscher Museum of Art
2 Prime Avenue
Huntington, New York

www.Heckscher.org

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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
  • April 26 - May 20, 2018
  • Shanghai, China

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