Fine Art Connoisseur’s 2022 Museum Guide

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2022 M USEU M GU I DE

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A SHOU-OU OR OUR MUSUMS BY PETER TRIPPI

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trictly speaking, a museum is a place dedicated to the muses — the nine (female) divinities of the arts, history, science, and literature who were revered by the ancient Greeks. Though most of us don’t worship those goddesses anymore, the subjects they symbolized are still brought to life daily in the vast array of museums found all over the world. Even the Greek gods could not have predicted how central museums would become in our civic life. They are no longer just places to learn, but also places to gather, celebrate, mourn, and have fun. That accessibility is key: the more often we bring our kids to museums to — say — attend a festival, the more likely they are to return as adults to enjoy the collections and exhibitions inside. Speaking of collections, museums deserve enormous credit for cataloguing and posting their collections online; they hold these treasures on behalf of the public, and now we have an ever-clearer idea of what they are. Moreover, many museums are now offering terrific online programs to engage their current audiences, entice new ones, and — in some savvy cases — raise revenues, too. Every winter, Fine Art Connoisseur dedicates part of an issue to highlighting America’s art museums. I am particularly fond of this initiative because I spent much of my career working in art museums and still love visiting them. Needless to say, 2020 and 2021 were challenging for museums. Throughout the pandemic, however, our museum colleagues have never

lost their focus on sharing the joys of fine art even when it’s harder, or impossible, for us to enter their remarkable buildings. Fortunately, most museums have now reopened, and their exhibitions and events have reminded us just how important they are to our communities. There are two ways readers of Fine Art Connoisseur can support museums. First, join as a member — even if it’s just a lower-level membership and even when you’re not particularly passionate about a specific museum’s specialties. This is a great way to help museums survive, and many museums have created a cheaper virtual membership that allows first-timers to get their toes wet. Second, there’s the worthy impulse to shop. Many museums have terrific websites highlighting the same high-quality merchandise they sell in their on-site boutiques. Even though the holidays are behind us, why not click on the relevant webpage and buy art-related items to delight your loved ones? 2022 will surely offer its own share of challenges. Let’s all do what we can to make museums’ paths a little easier, and let’s thank them for all they do to lift our spirits. Finally, if you know of a museum that should be included in this section in the future, please let us know. We are always grateful for your feedback.

Peter Trippi is editor-in-chief of Fine Art Connoisseur.

Curator Nathaniel Silver visits the hit exhibition he organized recently at Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Titian: Women, Myth, and Power; photo © Jesse Costa/WBUR

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2022 MUSEUM EXHIBITION CALENDAR ONGOING FROM 2021 Through January 23, 2022: Revisiting America: The Prints of Currier & Ives; Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, CT Through March 20, 2022: The Salem Witch Trials: Reckoning and Reclaiming; Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA Through April 2, 2022: Portrayals of the American West: Curtis, Reed, Huffman, Wallihans Historic Photography; Steamboat Art Museum, Steamboat Springs, CO Through May 22, 2022: The Sun Dance Series: Heart of the Blackfeet People by Gary Schildt; C.M. Russell Museum, Great Falls, MT Through May 22, 2022: The Great Animal Orchestra: Bernie Krause and United Visual Artists; Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA Long-term: Sculpture from the Brookgreen Collection (Portico Gallery) and Waccamaw Neck Memories exhibit of art, decorative objects, and furnishings (Holmes Gallery); Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet, SC Long-term: National Sculpture Society Honorees, works of notable NSS prize winners (displayed at the main entrance of the Rosen Galleries); Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet, SC JANUARY January 29–April 24, 2022: American Animalier: The Life and Art of Anna Hyatt Huntington (in the Rosen Galleries); Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet, SC January 29–May 8, 2022: Each/Other: Marie Watt and Cannupa Hanska Luger; Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA

February 12–May 1, 2022: New London County Quilts & Bed Covers, 1750-1825; Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, CT MARCH March–June 2022: Charles M. Russell Small Works; C.M. Russell Museum, Great Falls, MT March 25–September 4, 2022: Cowgirl Up! Art from the Other Half of the West; Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Wickenburg, AZ March 25–May 8, 2022: Night of Artists (Opening Weekend March 25 & 26); Briscoe Western Art Museum, San Antonio, TX APRIL April 2, 2022–July 30, 2023: Climate Action: Inspiring Change; Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA April 8–June 11, 2022: Larry Blackwood/ Joan Renne (Main Gallery West, East), Reception: Thursday, April 7, 2022, 5–7 pm; Hockaday Museum of Art, Kalispell, MT MAY May 7–July 24, 2022: Bronze and Steel: The Art of Marc Mellon and Babette Bloch (in the Rosen Galleries); Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet, SC May 14–September 18, 2022: Dana Sherwood: Animal Appetites and Other Encounters in Wildness; Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, CT May 27–September 5, 2022: The Sons of Charlie Russell: Cowboy Artists of America; Briscoe Western Art Museum, San Antonio, TX JUNE June–September 2022: The Art of Winold F. Reiss; C.M. Russell Museum, Great Falls, MT

FEBRUARY February 2022: New gallery opens: Putnam Gallery of Native American and American Art; Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA

June–September 2022: Through the Lens of Joseph Henry Sharp; C.M. Russell Museum, Great Falls, MT

February 12–March 27, 2022: Masters of the American West® Art Exhibition and Sale (Sale Saturday, February 26); Autry Museum of the American West, Los Angeles, CA

June 3–September 3, 2022: OPA’s 31st National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils; Steamboat Art Museum, Steamboat Springs, CO

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June 17–August 20, 2022: Between Artists: Damon Falke and Tabby Ivy (Main Galleries), Reception: Thursday, June 16, 2022, 5–7 pm; Hockaday Museum of Art, Kalispell, MT JULY AUGUST August 6–October 23, 2022: National Sculpture Society 89th Annual Awards Exhibition (in the Rosen Galleries); Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet, SC August 27–October 29, 2022: A Timeless Legacy: Artists of Glacier National Park (Main Galleries), Reception: Saturday, August 27, 5–7 pm.; Hockaday Museum of Art, Kalispell, MT SEPTEMBER September 17–October 15, 2022 (Exhibition/Sale): Plein Air Glacier: Paint Out, Sale, Exhibition (Crown of the Continent Gallery), Paint: September 6–13; Hockaday Museum of Art, Kalispell, MT September 30–November 5, 2022: Steamboat Art Museum Plein Air 2022 Exhibition and Sale; Steamboat Art Museum, Steamboat Springs, CO September 30, 2022–January 29, 2023: Mangelsen: A Life in the Wild; Briscoe Western Art Museum, San Antonio, TX OCTOBER October 2022–May 2023: Greetings from Charlie; C.M. Russell Museum, Great Falls, MT NOVEMBER November 4, 2022–January 7, 2023: Dan Knepper/Gordon Skallenberg (Main Galleries), Reception: Thursday, November 3, 5–7 pm; Hockaday Museum of Art, Kalispell, MT DECEMBER December 18–February 27, 2022: Bill Anton Paints the West; Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Wickenburg, AZ


March 25 & 26, 2022 Opening Weekend Celebration One of the premier Western art events in the world, Night of Artists includes the viewing and sale of nearly 300 new works of painting, sculpture and mixed media by over 75 of today’s leading contemporary Western artists. The opening weekend celebration features two days of in-person events including a live auction, a “Luck of the Draw” sale, a collectors summit and more on the banks of the iconic San Antonio River Walk.

March 27 – May 8 Exhibition & Sale

For more information visit briscoemuseum.org/NOA

Mian Situ, Still Waiting for Payday, Oil on linen, 20” x 23” Z.S. Liang, Turtle Talk, Oil on linen, 36” x 26”

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UPCOMING 2022 EXHIBITIONS at C.M. Russell Museum

November 2021–May 2022 The Sun Dance Series: Hear of the Blackfeet People by Gary Schildt

March–June 2022 Charles M. Russell Small Works

June–September 2022 Through the Lens of Joseph Henry Sharp

June–September 2022 The Art of Winold F. Reiss

July–August 2022 The Russell Sale Exhibition

October 2022–May 2023 Greetings from Charlie

400 13th Street North | Great Falls, Montana (406) 727–8787 | CMRussell.org/the-russell TOP: Gary Schildt (1938-2021), The Parade, 1997, oil on canvas, Gift of Dr. Daniel R. and Mary Ann R. Fiehrer. BOTTOM LEFT: Joseph Henry Sharp (1859-1944) , Seated Man Near Bison Hide with Dogs (detail), printed 2020, photopolymer gravure, C.M. Russell Museum Collection. BOTTOM RIGHT: Winold Reiss (1886-1953), Gets Wood at Night (Blood). Collection of the C.M. Russell Museum; Gift of Peter and Christina Reiss.

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Tibetan Chores 48” x 60”

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Tibetan Chores Tibet A people reaching up to the sky The Himalayas Mountains bending water down below Two Tibetans toiling Frozen in time God made them both Nourishment for all Feeding China, India and Pakistan it flows water discriminates not by race or creed Men discriminate with hate and greed Tibetan Chores – Peace– an example take heed

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Presents

Portrayals of the American West

Edward Curtis, L.A. Huffman, Roland Reed, A.G. & Augusta Wallihan Historic Photography from the turn of the 19th Century

“Gossips – San Juan” Edward S. Curtis c/o The Tread of Pioneers

“Travois” Roland Reed c/o Roland W. Reed Gallery

“Augusta with Horse and Dog” A.G. Wallihan c/o Museum of Northwest Colorado

“SW Wrangler – C. Henry Tunis” L.A. Huffman c/o John Fawcett

December 3, 2021 to April 2, 2022 Located in the heart of downtown Steamboat Springs at 807 Lincoln Avenue Open Tuesdays through Saturdays – Admission Free Visit the Museum Store featuring the work of local artists. www.steamboatartmuseum.org (970) 879-1755


New London County Quilts & Bed Covers, 1750–1825 february

12 – may 1

96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT • 860.434.5542 FlorenceGriswoldMuseum.org Petticoat Quilt, 1790-1810 [Detail]. Wool, Broadcloth/Muslin International Quilt Museum; University of Nebraska-Lincoln 2005.016.0001