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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Ana Mazzei, Tongue I-II, 2018, Painted Wood (Chene Oak, Acajou and Pine), 80 x 31 x 13,5 cm (I), 91 x 13,5 x 44 cm (II).  Courtesy of the artist and Green Art Gallery, Dubai.  Photo by Sebastiano Pellion
  • November 12, 2018 - January 5, 2019
  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Green Art Gallery
Al Quoz 1, Street 8, Al Serkal Avenue, Unit 28
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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  • November 13, 2018 - January 14, 2019
  • Fishkill, New York
Walter Darby Bannard, The Plains #2, 1970, Alkyd resin on canvas, 78 x 92 inches.
  • November 15 - December 21, 2018
  • New York, New York
  • November 17, 2018 - February 17, 2019
  • San Diego, California
  • November 18, 2018 - January 6, 2019
  • Wilmington, Delaware

Yuletide at Winterthur

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

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  • November 19, 2018 - January 7, 2019
  • Fishkill, New York
  • November 21, 2018
  • Wilmington, Delaware

Yuletide Jazz & Wine

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

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Cartier 18kt, diamond and sapphire Arcadie bracelet, containing 14 links, each link pave-set with 140 round brilliant-cut diamonds, accented by 75 mixed sapphires (est.  CA$30,000-$50,000).
  • November 24, 2018
  • New Hamburg, Canada

Miller & Miller Jewellery & Watches Auction

Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd.

Miller & Miller Auctions. Ltd.
59 Webster Street
New Hamburg, Canada

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  • November 27, 2018
  • San Diego, California

Featured Event

Mary Stevens Fish’s 1879 painting, “Yosemite,” will be on exhibit in “Something Revealed: California Women Artists Emerge, 1860-1960” at the Pasadena Museum of History Sept.  29-March 31.  (Photo courtesy of Maurine St.  Gaudens and Joseph Morsman).
Something Revealed; California Women Artists Emerge, 1860-1960
Pasadena History Museum
September 29, 2018 - March 31, 2019
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