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Settle Into The Season With New Museum Exhibits

Special exhibit season is in full swing at many museums throughout the country. The holidays are a perfect time to catch an exhibit you’ve heard or read about. Museum hopping, snow falling, hot cocoa sipping, street strolling...there’s something special about this time of year. Add one of these museums and exhibits to your holiday list today:

Art Institute of Chicago
Art and Appetite: American Painting, Culture and Cuisine
Ends January 27, 2014

Examine the many meanings and interpretations of eating in America through over 100 paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts from the 18th- through the 20th- century.

Doris Lee. Thanksgiving, c. 1935. Mr. and Mrs. Frank G. Logan Purchase Prize Fund.

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926–1938
Ends January 12, 2014

This exhibition, co-organized by The Museum of Modern Art, The Menil Collection, Houston, and The Art Institute of Chicago, is the first to focus exclusively on the breakthrough Surrealist years of René Magritte, creator of some of the 20th century’s most extraordinary images. Beginning in 1926, when Magritte first aimed to create paintings that would, in his words, “challenge the real world,” and concluding in 1938—a historically and biographically significant moment just prior to the outbreak of World War II—the exhibition traces central strategies and themes from the most inventive and experimental period in the artist’s prolific career. Exhibits like this are what have made MoMA a must-see New York attraction.

René Magritte (Belgian, 1898–1967). L’assassin menacé (The Menaced Assassin). 1927. Oil on canvas. 59 1/4″ x 6′ 4 7/8″ (150.4 x 195.2 cm). Museum of Modern Art. Kay Sage Tanguy Fund. © Charly Herscovici – ADAGP – ARS, 2013

Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Marco Polo: Man & Myth
Ends January 5, 2014

Follow Marco Polo’s adventures along the Silk Road through a collection of more than 80 objects representing an epic journey that spanned 24 years and thousands of miles. This is the North American premiere of this exhibit.

Fu Xing – God of Happiness – Ming Dynasty China 1368-1664

Legion of Honor
Matisse from SFMOMA
Ends September 7, 2014

Celebrating the Bay Area’s long-standing enthusiasm for Henri Matisse, Matisse from SFMOMA traces four decades of the artist’s career—from his early, Cézanne-inspired still lifes to his richly patterned and brightly colored figural paintings made in the 1920s and 1930s. This intimate exhibition features 23 paintings, drawings, and bronzes from the internationally acclaimed collection of works by Matisse at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), joined by two paintings and two drawings from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco’s own important Matisse holdings.

Henri Matisse, La Conversation (The Conversation), 1938; oil on canvas; 18 3/8 in. x 21 ¾ in. (46.67 cm x 55.25 cm); Collection SFMOMA, Bequest of Mr. James D. Zellerbach; © Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Harvard Museum of Natural History
Thoreau’s Maine Woods: A Journey in Photographs with Scot Miller
Ends September 1, 2014

This special photographic exhibition commemorates the 150th anniversary of the publication of Henry David Thoreau’s The Maine Woods. Exquisite prints by Scot Miller, who traversed Maine for years, retracing the footsteps of New England’s native son, accompany original text from Thoreau's essay collection.

High Museum of Art
Go West! Art of the American Frontier
Ends April 13, 2014

A collection from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West from Cody, Wyoming, this exhibit celebrates legendary western icons such as Annie Oakley, William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody, and Chief Sitting Bull; objects from Native American cultures; and artworks by Thomas Moran, Frederic Remington, and N. C. Wyeth, among many others.

Photo courtesy: High Museum of Art

Museum of Science and Industry
Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives
Ends May 4, 2014

Marking nine decades of Disney history, this exhibition celebrates this milestone of imagination, innovation and entertainment with nearly 300 artifacts, many which have not been widely seen by the public. Cost for CityPASS holders: adult, $9, children, $7.

Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse [© Disney]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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