Monthly archives of “October 2016

Alma Thomas at The Studio Museum in Harlem, through October 30, 2016

“Through color, I have sought to concentrate on beauty and happiness, rather than on man’s inhumanity to man.” — Alma Thomas, 1970 “Alma Thomas (1891–1978) is best known for her signature colorful abstract paintings. Thomas’s patterned compositions, energetic brushwork and commitment to color created a singular and innovative body of work. This exhibition… Read More

Cecily Brown: Rehearsal at The Drawing Center, October 7 – December 18, 2016

“Cecily Brown: Rehearsal is the artist’s first solo museum show in New York and the first exhibition dedicated to her drawings. Arranged thematically, the more than eighty small drawings, large-scale works, and sketchbooks on view will foreground Brown’s iterative reworking of motifs from her wide-reaching arsenal of source material—prints by eighteenth-century… Read More

Fragonard: Drawings Triumphant—Works from New York Collections at The Met Fifth Avenue, October 6, 2016 – January 8, 2017

“Jean Honoré Fragonard (French, 1732–1806)—one of the most forward looking and inventive artists of the 18th century—was equally skilled in painting, drawing, and etching. Yet, unlike many old masters for whom drawing was a preparatory tool, Fragonard explored the potential of chalk, ink, and wash to create sheets that… Read More