Alfred Kubin (1877-1959), Adoration, 1900 - Pen and ink, and spray on paper 29.8 x 27.4 cm. Oberösterreichische Landesmuseen, Linz - Photo: Courtesy of Neue Galerie New York

NEW YORK CITY - The Neue Galerie New York opens the exhibition “Alfred Kubin: Drawings, 1897-1909,” featuring more than 100 works on paper by the Austrian artist. This is the first major museum exhibition of his work ever held in the United States, and it focuses on his macabre early drawings, watercolors, and lithographs. It will be on view at the Museum Neue Galerie through January 26, 2009. The exhibition is organized by Annegret Hoberg, curator of the Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich.

Read more: Alfred Kubin ~ Drawings, 1897-1909 displayed at the Museum Neue Galerie New York

The director of the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, Javier Viar, and curator, Ana observe the guest work “Boy with Cherries” by Edouard Manet. Photo: EFE/Alfredo Aldai.

BILBAO,SPAIN - The Bilbao Museum of Fine Arts presented its 27th guest work, the piece is titled “Boy with Cherries” by Edouard Manet (París, 1832-1883). This is a simply composed portrait, but of great quality and shows the artist’s expression. Manet was a fundamental figure in the transition between Realism and Impressionism. Manet knew how to introduce new themes and techniques which confronted him with academic art. The Guest Work is an original Bilbao Fine Arts Museum initiative designed to display remarkable works from other museums or collections to enhance their understanding of artists whose works are in the Museum collection or simply to introduce our public to artists not represented at the museum.

Read more: Edouard Manet's The Boy with Cherries Visits Bilbao Museum of Fine Arts

Lalla Essaydi - Les Femmes du Maroc #1, 2005 - Chromogenic print mounted to aluminum, ed. 15, 40 x 30 inches. Lent by the Artist, Courtesy of the Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York, New York and the Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts.

NEW BRUNSWICK.- Born in Morocco into a conservative Muslim family and educated in Europe and the United States, Lalla Essaydi is poised at the intersection of two cultures. She is one of several contemporary Islamic women artists whose subjects are informed by feminist perspectives and personal experience. Her work has garnered increasing acclaim in Europe and America; in 2011 she will be the subject of a mid-career survey at the North Carolina Museum of Art. On exhibition through 6 June, 2010.

Read more: Photographs by Lalla Essaydi on View at the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum

Willem de Kooning - Untitled (Landscape), 1977 - Oil and masking tape on vellum on canvas, in two sheets, 36 x 48 inches. Courtesy: Esther and James Ferguson.

Charleston, South Carolina – The Gibbes Museum of Art will present the exclusive exhibition Modern Masters from the Ferguson Collection in the Main Gallery from April 30 through August 22, 2010.  Selected from the private collection of prominent art enthusiasts Esther and James Ferguson, this exhibition includes paintings, sculpture, and works on paper by significant twentieth-century artists such as Pablo Picasso, Willem de Kooning, Robert Rauschenberg, and Christo. 

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Winslow Homer - 'Summer Night / Dancing by Moonlight', 1890 - Oil on canvas - Collection of Anonymous Lender

MINNEAPOLIS, MN.- A unique exhibition of more than 140 works of American painting and sculpture is on view at Minneapolis Institute of Arts from February 22 through May 3, 2009. Celebrating American art of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Noble Dreams & Simple Pleasures: American Masterworks from Minnesota Collections spans thematic groupings such as Folk Art, Early Minnesota, Hudson River School, American Impressionism, Tonalism, Minnesota Painters, and art at the threshold of Modernism. This exhibition was organized by Sue Canterbury, associate curator of Paintings at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

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Pablo Picasso - "The Studio of La Californie", (1956) - Painted in memory of Marisse and as a tribute to Delacroix's Women of Algiers - From The Picasso Musseum in Paris

MOSCOW, (REUTERS).- Russia's influence on Pablo Picasso was celebrated at a new Moscow exhibit on the Spanish painter, sculptor and co-founder of the Cubism movement. Picasso paintings of bulging-eyed women and sculptures bearing his trademark triangular noses feature in a 240-piece collection of works by one of most prolific and dominant artists of the 20th century. The largest Picasso exhibit on Russian soil in over 50 years opened on Friday and it was the Russian influence on Picasso -- by way of his Russian wife and access to her world -- that excited those in the marble halls of Moscow's Pushkin Museum near the Kremlin, which is housing the exhibit.

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Abraham Bloemaert (1564-1651) - The Miracle of the Loaves (John 6:1-14) (1593) - Oil on canvas laid down on panel, 38.2 x 49.9 cm. © National Gallery of Scotland -  Purchased with the assistance of Art Fund, 2007

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - The National Gallery of Scotland invites you to view some treasures from its collection and celebrate the ‘Dawn of the Golden Age’ of Dutch Art this autumn. Dutch Mannerism focuses on two major acquisitions made by the National Gallery of Scotland in recent years: Hendrick Goltzius’ extraordinary drawing of a Bust of a Man with a Tasselled Cap and Abraham Bloemaert’s splendid painting, Miracle of the Loaves. These masterpieces will be shown beside approximately 30 prints and drawing from the permanent collection including examples of by Goltzius’ contemporaries, Jacob Matham, Jan Saenredam, and Jacques de Gheyn.

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Salvador Dali sculpture ‘Lady Godiva with Butterflies’ at the Chateau de Pommard, Bourgogne, France

Bourgogne, France - The Chateau de Pommard in Bourgogne, France, welcomes twenty eight selected pieces amongst them sculptures and engravings by Salvador Dali, for show in the chateau grounds. The exhibition has been organised by the Stratton Foundation whose president is Beniamino Levi   and Dali Espace, France’s largest museum dedicated to Dali Sculpture and artworks, based in Montmarte, Paris. On exhibition through November 25th 2009.

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Bernard Pras - Einstein, 2000  - 145 x 125 cm - © Bernard Pras, 2007 Courtesy of the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

Vienna, Austria - In the course of putting together the exhibition on Arcimboldo (1526-1593), the show’s curator, Sylvia Ferino, came across Bernard Pras and his unique oeuvre. After an extensive and wide-ranging training, the artist Bernard Pras slowly began to focus on portraiture while experimenting with many different techniques. We were particularly interested in his photographed “composite portraits” of famous, frequently long-dead personalities such as King Louis XIV of France, Salvador Dali, Albert Einstein, Lolo, or Dutronc, for which he selected composite elements that helped explain the sitter’s character or the reason for his or her fame.

Read more: Kunsthistorisches Museum Presents the Amazing Bernard Pras Exhibition

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