George Bellows and the American Experience
August 23, 2013 - January 4, 2014
The Columbus Museum of Art celebrates one of the city’s best loved native sons with George Bellows and the American Experience, which will be on view from August 23, 2013 through January 4, 2014. This exhibition follows on the heels of a major retrospective of the artist organized by the National Gallery of Art, which traveled to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and the Royal Academy in London, England. The show will feature more than 35 paintings and highlight the Museum’s recent acquisition of one of the most complete collections of Bellows’s lithographs.
Toulouse-Lautrec and La Vie Modern: Paris 1880-1910
This extraordinary exhibition highlights the wide spectrum of exciting work created by avant-garde artists in Paris around the turn of the twentieth century. Through dreamy Symbolist landscape paintings, edgy Parisian street scenes, intimate domestic tableaus, bawdy cabaret sketches, figure studies, portraits and still life compositions, Toulouse-Lautrec and La Vie Modern: Paris 1880 – 1910 investigates a generation of artists continuing the battle against French Academic standards fought by the Impressionists and the Barbizon painters before them. A special focus is the intoxicating gathering of artists, writers, performers, and musicians in Montmartre, where everyone from Toulouse-Lautrec, whose style and subjects epitomize the times, to Sarah Bernhardt and Paul Verlaine worked amid the swirl of cafe-concerts, circuses, and theatres. The show is alive with a variety of both images and media.