Oliver Herring - Pure Sublimation, 2000-01 - Video still - Courtesy the artist and Max Protetch Gallery, New York

DINARD, FRANCE - François Pinault accepted Dinard’s offer to present a selection of artworks from his collection at the Palais des Arts with much enthusiasm. This initiative fits perfectly with his involvement in contemporary art in favour of travelling exhibitions, which ultimate aim is to share his passion with a large public. After major exhibitions in Lille (Passage du Temps, 2007-2008) and Moscow (Un Certain Etat du Monde ? 2009), it is now Dinard’s turn to play host to the collection. This exhibition shows François Pinault attachment to the region of his birth, Brittany.

Read more: Selected Works from the Francois Pinault Collection on View at Palais des Arts in Dinard

BERLIN (REUTERS) - "Hitler and the Germans," an exhibition in Berlin's German Historical Museum which investigates the society that created Hitler, has seen more than 10,000 visitors walk through its doors since opening Friday. Rudolf Trabold, a spokesman for the museum, said there were 4,000 visitors to the exhibition on the first day alone. People visiting the exhibition said they had waited as long as 1-1/2 hours to get in.

Read more: Hitler Returns to Berlin Museum

Paul Cezanne - Les Grands Baigneurs (The Large Bathers) - 1896 - Color lithograph, Collection UCLA Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, Hammer Museum Gift of Mrs. Barbara Reis Poe 

Los Angeles, CA – This exhibition examines the development of serial imagery in prints, from the early European Renaissance to the present day. Drawn primarily from the extensive collection of works on paper in the Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, the exhibition is one in an ongoing series of exhibitions focusing on the Hammer Museum's permanent collections. On view March 23 – July 13, 2008.

Read more: Hammer Museum Highlights Printed Series, 1500-2007

Master of Flémalle - Christ Blessing with Virgin at Prayer  - Oak panel, 28,6 x 45,5 cm. - Philadelphia Museum of Art Photo :Philadelphia Museum of Art, Graydon Wood

Frankfurt, Germany - The Master of Flémalle (frequently identified with the artist Robert Campin, active in Tournai) and Rogier van der Weyden (who demonstrably worked in Campin’s workshop from 1427 to 1432) are – besides the van Eyck brothers – of crucial importance for the birth and the beginnings of Early Netherlandish painting. They stand for the discovery of the visible world which they were able to represent in hitherto unknown realistic detail thanks to the sophisticated new technique of oil painting. Though the Master of Flémalle and Rogier van der Weyden number among the most important and innovative fifteenth-century European artists and their opulently detailed narrative paintings belong to the most beautiful and popular works of art from the turn of the late Middle Ages to the early modern age, there has been no monographic exhibition focusing on these two painters and their work to date –irrespective of the fact that the differentiation between the two oeuvres is still controversial.

Read more: Master of Flémalle and Rogier van der Weyden on View at Stadel Museum

Mark Gertler - Supper (Natalie Denny) , 1928 - Oil on canvas  Private Collection - © Tate, London 2008

Edinburgh, Scotland - This exhibition will celebrate the lives of Bobby and Natalie Bevan, and the works which hung on the walls of their home, Boxted House in Essex, which became a gathering place for a wide range of creative people after the Second World War.  Boxted House was the home of Bobby and Natalie Bevan from 1946 until 1974. Bobby was the son of the artists Robert Bevan and Stanislawa de Karlowska, and was Chairman of the leading advertising agency S. H. Benson Ltd. The painter and ceramicist Natalie Denny, a renowned beauty and hostess, modelled for many artists, most famously for Mark Gertler.

Read more: National Galleries of Scotland presents "From Sickert to Gertler"

Louis C. Tiffany - Fenêtre du "Bella Apartment", c.1880. Verre, plomb. New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Don de Robert Koch, 2002 - © Photo : The Metropolitan Museum

RICHMOND, VA.- The most important exhibition in decades devoted to Louis Comfort Tiffany’s opulent creations in glass will open on May 29 at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Richmond is the only U.S. stop for “Tiffany: Color and Light,” which will continue until August 15. The exhibition includes more than 170 works by Louis Comfort Tiffany – the master of American glass – and his studio. Handblown glass objects, leaded-glass windows, lamps, and other decorative items from Tiffany’s studios are featured along with oil paintings, watercolors, and mosaics. Fourteen objects come from VMFA’s internationally renowned collection formed by Sydney and Frances Lewis.

Read more: Tiffany's Dazzling Designs at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Eva Hesse - H+H, 1965 - Varnish, ink, gouache, enamel, cord, metal, wood, papier-mâché. - 68.6 x 69.9 x 12.4 cm. Ursula Hauser Collection, Switzerland. © The Estate of Eva Hesse. Hauser & Wirth Zürich London

Los Angeles, CA - Oranges and Sardines, at the Hammer Museum, examines art through the eyes and minds of artists and is a testament to the persistence of the visual art object, particularly abstract painting. In this exhibition six contemporary abstract painters— Mark Grotjahn, Wade Guyton, Mary Heilmann, Amy Sillman, Charline von Heyl, and Christopher Wool— were asked to select one or two of their recent paintings to be shown alongside works by other artists who have had a significant impact on their thinking and the development of their practice. The show, on view at the Hammer through February 8, 2009.

Read more: The Hammer Museum presents " Oranges and Sardines "

Santa Fe, New Mexico - Michael Naranjo is on a mission.  Celebrated the world over for his bronze and stone forms suspended in fluid, graceful movement, the blind artist’s dream is to someday open a museum full of touchable art.  He will be one step closer to this dream when an exhibition of his sculpture opens in the Atrium Gallery of the Bataan Memorial Building, 407 Galisteo Street in Santa Fe.  Touching Beauty—a long-term exhibition—opens on Friday, June 30.

Read more: Michael Naranjo ~ Blind Sculptor ~ Exhibits in Santa Fe

John William Waterhouse - Miranda, 1875 - Oil on canvas, 76.2 x 101.5 cm. - Collection of Robert and Ann Wiggins, USA

LONDON.- The Royal Academy of Arts will present a major retrospective exhibition of the Pre-Raphaelite artist, John William Waterhouse RA (1849-1917). The exhibition, which will feature over 40 paintings from both public and private collections, will include such highlights as The Lady of Shalott, 1888 (Tate), Hylas and the Nymphs, 1896 (Manchester Art Gallery), Circe Invidiosa: Circe Poisoning the Sea, 1892 (The Art Gallery of South Australia), and from the Royal Academy Collection, A Mermaid, 1900. These works will be accompanied by studies in oil, chalk and pencil; period photographs; sketchbooks; and the volumes of Tennyson and Shelley in which Waterhouse drew sketches. The exhibition will be on view from 27 June through 13 September, 2009.

Read more: Royal Academy of Arts displays a Major Retrospective Exhibition of John William Waterhouse RA

Øivind Nygård (f. 1948) - The Plat. Part 2 - Dansk BiblioteksCenter A/S. 1994-96

COPENHAGEN - The Danish sculptor Øivind Nygård (b. 1948) uses both abstract and naturalistic elements in his beautiful, often enigmatic sculptures. At first glance, regular, geometric shapes dominate his works, but the surfaces and seductive finish are often broken by an inner mobility and mutability that creates new layers of experience – both literally and figuratively. On exhibition through 17 August, 2008 at the Statens Museum for Kunst; the Danish national gallery.

Read more: Danish Sculptor Oivind Nygard Exhibits at Statens Museum for Kunst

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