Félix Vallotton, La Paresse (Laziness), 1896
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Félix Vallotton's print, Laziness, is part of a wonderful exhibition of this Swiss artist's paintings and prints at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, through January 26th. The show is located in the Lehman Wing, so it's a small selection of his work - not too taxing for the weary.
Also, Vallotton and other non-French artists will be featured during my lecture at the Byram Shubert Library, Greenwich, CT on Tuesday, January 7th - that's tomorrow - at 5 pm.
The title is "When Modern Art Came to Paris: Immigration and Assimilation." The talk will highlight the great artists who came to Paris and contributed to modern art when this "City of Light" was the mecca for all aspiring artists. Those who stayed, the immigrants like Vallotton, belong to our concept of "French art." Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Sonia Delauney, and Amedeo Modigliani were other immigrants who established their careers in France and became part of the French avant-garde during their respective lifetimes. On January 24, 2020, we honor the 100th anniversary of the death of Modigliani.
I hope you will be able to join us at the Byram Shubert Library at 5 pm - it's free and open to the public.
Other exhibitions that are closing:
Vija Celmins, through January 12 (at the Met Breuer).
The Cloisters: The Colmar Treasures: A Medieval Jewish Legacy, through January 12.
The Last Knight closed on January 5th - here is the exhibition page to view online.
Michael Amitage, through January 20
Energy, through January 26
Betye Saar: The Legends of a Black Girl's Window, closed January 4 - here is the exhibition page to view online.
Artistic License: Six Takes on the Guggenheim Collection, through January 12.
Hans Haacke: All Connected, through January 26
John Singer Sargent: Portraits in Charcoal, through January 12
Beyond Midnight: Paul Revere, through January 12
Abstract Expressionist Women of 9th Street Show, through January 26
Vera Neumann (Vera scarves), through January 26
Anna Sui, through February 23
Wishing you a happy and healthy 2020 -
Beth S. Gersh-Nesic, Ph.D.
Director and owner
New York Arts Exchange
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