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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  • August 15-29, 2018
  • Wilmington, Delaware

Garden Insider

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

http://www.winterthur.org/exhibitions-events/events/garden-programs/garden-insider/

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  • August 17-19, 2018
  • Evanston, Illinois

5th Annual Evanston Art & Big Fork Festival

Amdur Productions

Downtown Evanston
800 Church St
Evanston, Illinois

http://amdurproductions.com/

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Colorful tempera and oil on paper attributed to the Dutch master Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), titled Restaurant Scene, artist signed, 8 inches by 10 inches (est.  $12,000-$20,000).
  • August 23, 2018
  • Franklin, Massachusetts
  • August 25, 2018
  • San Diego, California

Exhibition: "Gallery Selections 2018 / Chapter 2"

Sparks Gallery

Sparks Gallery
530 Sixth Avenue
San Diego, California

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  • August 25 - September 29, 2018
  • Los Angeles, , California

INCARNADINE A group show curated by Mat Gleason

Mash Gallery
1325 Palmetto Street
Los Angeles, , California

www.mashgallery.com

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Peggy Judy, "The Girls," Acrylic on Canvas, 24 x 36 inches
  • August 25, 2018
  • Basalt, Colorado
Courtesy Winterthur, Photo by Bob Leitch
  • August 25, 2018
  • Wilmington, Delaware

DelaWild: Celebrating Nature in the First State

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

http://www.winterthur.org/exhibitions-events/events/garden-programs/

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Ernest Briggs, Untitled, 1958, oil on canvas, 94" x 69.5"
Ernest Briggs | "Four Decades of Abstract Expressionism"
Anita Shapolsky Gallery
April 19 - June 15, 2018
New York, New York
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