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Feeling Chilly? Warm Up With New Museum Exhibits

Stay warm on these cold days by hitting up your favorite museums this winter. We've compiled a mini list of Special Exhibits we thought would interest a wide range of museum enthusiasts. From Picasso to Frida & Diego, there's something for every art lover out there! A warm welcome to beat the winter blues, many of these exhibits are included in your CityPASS.

Houston Museum of Natural Science
Fabergé: A Brilliant Vision
Opens February 1, 2013

Simply hearing the name "Fabergé" evokes the splendor and extravagance of late 19th and early 20th-century Imperial Russia. Visitors can glimpse this grandeur in a special exhibition of Fabergé from the McFerrin Collection. Featuring more than 350 objects, highlights include two Fabergé eggs recently added to the collection—the breathtaking Diamond Trellis Imperial Egg and one of the celebrated Kelch Eggs. Fabergé: A Brilliant Vision is included in general admission.

Nobel Ice Egg & "Surprise" Watch Pendant by Faberge, workmaster Albert Holmstrom, St. Petersburg 1913. Image courtesy the Houston Museum of Natural Science.

de Young Museum
Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis
January 26, 2013 - June 2, 2013

The de Young will be the first venue in the American tour of paintings from the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis, The Hague. This jewel box of a museum, housing one of the world's most prestigious collections of Dutch Golden Age paintings, has not lent a large body of works from its holdings in nearly 30 years. An extensive two-year renovation makes this extraordinary opportunity possible. Among the works traveling to the United States is the Mauritshius' celebrated masterpiece Girl with a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer and the enchanting The Goldfinch by Carel Fabritius.

Johannes Vermeer, Girl with a Pearl Earring, ca. 1665. Oil on canvas, 17 1/2 x 15 3/8 in. (44.5 x 39 cm). The Hague, Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis, Bequest of Arnoldus des Tombe, 1903 (inv. no. 670)

High Museum of Art
Frida & Diego: Passion, Politics, and Painting
February 14, 2013 - May 12, 2013

Few artists have captured the public's imagination like Mexican painter Frida Kahlo (1907–1954) and her husband, the Mexican painter and muralist Diego Rivera (1886–1957). The myths that surrounded them during their lifetime arose not only from their significant body of work, but also from their active participation in the historical happenings around them.

Frida Kahlo, Mexican, 1907-1954, Self-Portrait with Monkeys, 1943 
Oil on canvas, 81.5 X 63 cm, Gelman Collection. © 2012 Banco de México 
Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D. F. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Art Institute of Chicago
Picasso and Chicago
February 20, 2013 – May 12, 2013

A century ago, in 1913, the Art Institute of Chicago became the first art museum in the country to present the work of a young Spaniard who would become the preeminent artist of the 20th century, Pablo Picasso. This February the museum celebrates the special 100-year relationship between Picasso and Chicago by bringing together over 250 of the finest examples of the artist's paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, and ceramics from private collections in the city, as well as from the museum's collection, for the first large-scale Picasso exhibition organized by the museum in almost 30 years.

Image courtesy the Art Institute of Chicago.

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Picasso Black and White
Feb 24, 2013 - May 27, 2013

"It's as eye-opening as it is elegant . . ." 
—New York Times. Picasso Black and White, the first major exhibition to focus on the artist’s lifelong exploration of a black-and-white palette throughout his career, features paintings, sculptures, and works on paper from 1904 to 1970. The MFAH is the exclusive venue following the landmark fall 2012 premiere at the Guggenheim Museum in New York.

Robert Doisneau, Picasso and the loaves, 1952, gelatin silver print. © 2013 Gamma-Rapho / Getty Images

 

 

 

 

 

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