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elcome to the ARC exhibition page. In an attempt to better assist in art education, we thought it important to tie together our work here at ARC with the work being done by so many others around the globe. Below you will find a list of ARC recommended exhibitions. This includes important exhibitions being mounted for artists of prior centuries and also those organized for our ARC Approved Artists™ and ARC Living Masters™. This list is a work in progress and we will actively add to it as our fans and artists write in to inform us of new and upcoming exhibitions that are taking place. Each exhibition below has been reviewed by our expert staff and contains material that we feel is worth seeing. Please view the links to the individual sites below for more details on specific content.

  • Exhibitions featuring ARC Living Masters™
  • Exhibitions featuring ARC Associate Living Masters™
  • Exhibitions featuring ARC Living Artists™
  • Exhibitions of ARC Approved™ Ateliers
  • Special Events
  • Gallery Exhibitions
  • Museum Exhibitions
  • Auction Pre-Sales
  • Specialized Museums Dedicated to a Single Artist

  • Exhibitions featuring ARC Living Masters™

    Joke Frima Solo Exhibition, Flora Delight

    April 15 - May 15, 2017

    Gallery Wildevuur - Zwiggelterweg 4, 9414 TN Hooghalen, The Netherlands

    This solo exhibition features ARC Living Master™ Joke Frima.

    There will be an artist's reception at 2pm. on April 15, 2017 where Joke Frima will reveal and explain her work.

    Exhibitions featuring ARC Associate Living Masters™

    Portrait Now!

    May 11, 2017

    The Museum of National History - Frederiksborg Castle 10, 3400 Hillerød, Denmark

    John Boe Paulsen's painting "Notorious" has been selected as a finalist in the Portrait Now! competition.

    The exhibit opens to the public on May 11th and after its run at The Museum of National History the exhibit will be displayed at the Ljungbergmuseum in Sweden.

    At Sea

    May 20 - July 6, 2017

    Copley Society of Art - 158 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116

    Doug Zider will be displaying his painting "Sinking of the Golden Gate, 1862" in the Copley Society's juried show, "At Sea". The show has been juried by Juried by John Stobart and Russell Jinishian.

    Painting Niagra, Thomas Kegler

    May 7, 2017 - January 2018

    Castellani Art Museum - Niagara University, NY 14109

    ARC Associate Living Master Tom Kegler will be exhibiting his work, "Niagra Falls". This exhibition includes 15 plein air paintings and related studies as well as works from the Castellani Art Museum collection.

    Exhibitions featuring ARC Living Artists™

    67th Annual National Exhibition of Traditional Realism

    May 3 - 19, 2017

    Arts Center East - 709 Hartford Turnpike, Vernon, CT 06066

    George Hartley will be participating in the 67th National Exhibition.

    Opening Reception: April 30, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

    18th Annual Fine Art Exhibition and Sale

    April 28 - 30, 2017

    Town of Southwick, Massachusetts - 454 College Highway, Southwick, MA 01077

    George Hartley will be participating in the 18th Annual Fine Art Exhibition and Sale. Hours run from 10am - 4pm.

    Exhibitions of ARC Approved™ Ateliers

    2017 Full-time Student Exhibition

    May 19 - 21, 2017

    The Atelier - 1681 East Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55414.

    Atelier Studio Program of Fine Art is holding an exhibition of full-time student work. Enjoy and purchase prints, drawings, watercolors, oils, and sculptures of figurative, still life, landscape, and imaginative artwork created by Artists and Instructors of The Atelier.

    Special Events

    12th International ARC Salon Live Traveling Exhibition

    We are pleased to present the dates for the 12th International ARC Salon’s live exhibition, featuring many of the top placing works in the competition.
    May 12 – June 1, 2017
    Salmagundi Club
    47 Fifth Avenue
    New York, NY 10003
    Sept 23 – Nov 27, 2017
    European Museum of Modern Art (MEAM)
    C/ Barra de Ferro 5
    Barcelona, Spain

    26th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils

    May 12 - June 24, 2017

    Eisele Gallery of Fine Art - 5729 Dragon Way, Cincinnati, OH 45227

    ARC Allied Organization Oil Painters of America is pleased to announce the 2017 National Exhibition and Convention. An opening reception will be held at the gallery for artists, collectors, the public and the press on Friday, May 12, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with the awards presentation taking place during that time. A wide array of informative and educational seminars will be offered to OPA members and guests during the convention.

    ARC Living Artist™ Sivananda Nyayapathi will be among the exhibiting artists.

    Prix de West

    June 9 - August 6, 2017

    National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum - 1700 NE 63rd St, Oklahoma City, OK 73111

    The Museum hosts its annual exhibition of more than 300 paintings and sculpture by the finest contemporary Western artists in the nation. This premier art exhibition features works ranging from historical pieces that reflect the early days of the West, to more contemporary and impressionistic works of art. Landscapes, wildlife art, and illustrative scenes are always highlighted in the exhibition. Prix de West Opening Weekend events include seminars, artist demonstrations, receptions, awards, and trunk show at The Museum Store.

    ARC Living Masters™ Daniel Gerhartz, Morgan Weistling, and Jeremy Lipking will be among the exhibiting artists.

    Figurative Art Convention and Expo

    November 8 - 11, 2017

    Miami Biltmore Hotel - 1200 Anastasia Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134

    Painting the figure takes on many forms, from classical academic realism to looser, brushier representations. It's time the figure received its own conference, a place for museum-quality figure painters — and those who strive to be - to gather to exchange ideas, learn from great masters, improve their painting skills, and form a community to carry the flag for realism.

    Held on the East Coast of the United States at the prestigious and historic Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Florida, the first annual Figurative Art Convention & Expo (FACE) is designed to be hands-on; attendees can paint, grow, and become inspired in a fun, non-stuffy environment. The Expo Hall will provide vendors who serve the figurative art community.

    The event is created by Fine Art Connoisseur magazine, and hosted by Editor Peter Trippi and Publisher Eric Rhoads.

    Gallery Exhibitions

    Argentum: Contemporary Silverpoint

    April 28 - May 12, 2017

    Marbury NYC - 26 Gramercy Park South, Suite 9G, New York, NY 10003

    Silverpoint (or metalpoint when encompassing all metals) is an ancient drawing medium in which the artist draws with a piece of silver wire in a stylus and flourished in the studios of Renaissance Europe. “Argentum” displays contemporary American voices utilizing this deep-rooted medium in the twenty-first century.

    Twenty-eight artists will be featured in the show: Dennis Angel, James Xavier Barbour, Lisa Bartolozzi, Noah Buchanan, Lauren Caldarola, Sherry Camhy, Harvey Citron, Casey Concelmo, Jeannine Cook, Diana Corvelle, Steven DaLuz, Randall DiGiuseppe, Lori Field, Evan Kitson, Sam Knecht, Aimi Li, Shanga Manning, Tom Mazzullo, Mary Anne McCarthy, Walter Meigs (1918-1988, courtesy Harmon-Meek Gallery), Lauren Amalia Redding, Raphael Sassi, Edward Schmidt, Laura Shechter, Ben Shechter (1940-2016, courtesy Laura Shechter), Dan Thompson, Cheryl Wheat, and Joseph Ventura.

    The opening reception will be on Saturday, April 29th, from 6:00-9:00 PM. A silverpoint workshop instructed by Lauren Amalia Redding will be held at Marbury NYC the weekend of May 6th and 7th, 2017.

    Marbury NYC is open by appointment only or during drawing sessions and is located off of Gramercy Park in Manhattan.

    Museum Exhibitions

    Academic Splendor:
    Nineteenth-Century Masterworks from the Dahesh Museum of Art

    January 27 - April 16, 2017

    Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens - 829 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida 32204

    The Dahesh Museum of Art is the only institution in the United States devoted to collecting and exhibiting European academic art of the 19th century. Masterworks features paintings and sculptures by creative artists trained in the academies and private ateliers of France and other countries, including Jean-Léon Gérôme, William Adolphe Bouguereau, Lord Leighton, and Lawrence Alma Tadema.

    Treasures of British Art

    ending April 23, 2017

    Denver Museum of Art - 100 W 14th Avenue Pkwy, Denver, CO 80204

    Treasures of British Art presents a selection of paintings from the acclaimed traveling exhibition, providing a panoramic view of British cultural history seen through its art. Featured are examples by the pre-eminent artists of the British School: Anthony van Dyck, Benjamin West, Angelica Kauffman, Thomas Gainsborough, Thomas Lawrence, George Stubbs, and John Singer Sargent.

    Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the Shaping of the Modern World

    February 2 - April 30, 2017

    Yale Center for British Art - 1080 Chapel Street, New Haven, Connecticut

    Caroline of Ansbach, Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, and Charlotte of Mecklenberg-Strelitz — three German princesses who married into the British royal family in the 18th century — are the focus of a stunning exhibition of nearly 300 artworks at the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven. The exhibition explores the lasting legacies of these important women and how each shaped courtly life.

    Victorian Treasures

    January 27 - May 7, 2017

    Walker Art Gallery - William Brown Street, Liverpool, L3 8EL, UK

    Victorian Treasures brings together more than 60 outstanding Victorian paintings and watercolours from the art collections of National Museums Liverpool. The exhibition explores the work of leading 19th-century classical artists such as Frederic Leighton, Lawrence Alma-Tadema and Edward John Poynter. It also showcases work from pioneering Pre-Raphaelite artists including John Everett Millais, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and William Holman Hunt.

    Treasures from the Nationalmuseum of Sweden: The Collections of Count Tessin

    February 3 - May 14, 2017

    The Morgan Library & Museum - 225 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016

    The Nationalmuseum, Sweden's largest and most distinguished art institution, is partnering with the Morgan to bring more than seventy-five masterpieces from its collections to New York for a rare visit. The show includes work by artists such as Albrecht Durer, Raphael, Peter Paul Rubens, Rembrandt van Rijn, Antoine Watteau, and Francois Boucher.

    American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent

    March 1 - May 14, 2017

    Philadelphia Museum of Art - 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130

    This extraordinary gathering of rarely seen masterpieces traces the rise of a uniquely American medium. Shaped by the genius of Winslow Homer and John Singer Sargent, the watercolor movement tells a story about innovation, experimentation, and the creation of bold new ways of seeing the world.

    Witness to War: Callot, Goya, Bellows

    January 27 - May 28, 2017

    Timken Museum of Art - 1500 El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101

    Known as the most powerful artistic statements of the inhumanity of war and rarely seen as a group, Witness to War is a complex exhibition of more than 100 works of art, comprised of etchings and lithographs, cataloguing the brutality and fatal consequences of war in a stark, confrontational and unflinching manner.

    Searing images of war from the 17th century to the 20th century, Witness to War documents atrocities from the Thirty Years War, the Napoleonic War to the First World War.

    M.C. Escher: Reality and Illusion

    March 4 - May 28, 2017

    Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum - 700 North 12th Street Wausau, WI 54403

    The most iconic works by Dutch artist M.C. Escher (1898-1972), including a pair of hands drawing themselves and fish morphing into birds, are familiar to many. This exhibition of 120 woodcuts, lithographs, mezzotints, and drawings delves deeper into both the literal and impossible worlds Escher created over a career spanning five decades. Drawn from a large private collection of M.C. Escher’s work, Reality and Illusion includes early figure drawings, lesser-known book illustrations, detailed Italian landscapes, the tessellations for which he became famous, and examples of his signature architectural fantasies in which stairways seem to go both up and down.

    Looking North and South: European Prints and Drawings 1500-1650

    March 5 - May 29, 2017

    The Clark Art Institute - 225 South Street, Williamstown, MA, 01267

    Many artists working in Europe in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries contributed to a fascinating and rich period of artistic exchange. Northern artists (predominantly those in the Netherlands and Germany) traveled increasingly to sites in southern Europe (Italy in particular) during this time, and responded in profound ways to Italian art and antique sculpture. The circulation of artistic ideas, practices, and traditions resulted in a dialogue of inspiration and innovation across the continent. This exhibition explores the character of artistic exchange between the north and south through the production of prints, drawings, and books from about 1500 to 1650.

    The Medici's Painter: Carlo Dolci and 17th-Century Florence

    February 10 - July 9, 2017

    Davis Museum at Wellesley College - 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02481

    This is the first exhibition in America devoted to the luminous and meticulously rendered paintings and drawings of Italian artist Carlo Dolci (1616–1687). It provides an unprecedented opportunity to study the life and oeuvre of 17th-century Florence’s most important painter, whose reverence for detail, brilliant palette, and seemingly enameled surfaces earned the favor of patronage by the powerful Medici family.

    John Trumbull: Visualizing American Independence

    November 5, 2016 - July 2017

    Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art - 600 Main Street Hartford CT, 06103

    Three historic scenes created by America's first history painter, John Trumbull, are central to this installation exploring visual interpretation of the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783). An additional work by Trumbull is also featured in the exhibition, as well as works by modern artists who revisited the legacy of the war in the 20th century in observance of major anniversaries such as the bicentennial of George Washington's birth in 1932 and the US bicentennial in 1976.

    Auguste Rodin: The Centenary Installation

    January 28 - December 31, 2017

    Legion of Honor Museum - Lincoln Park, 100 34th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94121

    Honoring the 100th anniversary of Auguste Rodin’s death in 1917, the Legion of Honor will present a completely new installation of its extraordinary Rodin holdings in Auguste Rodin: The Centenary Installation. Approximately 50 objects in bronze, marble, and plaster—all from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco’s permanent collection—will be presented in a new context.

    Auction Pre-Sales

    Viewing public auction presales is one of the best ways to see important works from a given period that are in private collections and are otherwise not on public view. Most if not all of these paintings are sold back into private collections and many are never put on public view again. Below are a list of some of the important upcoming and current presales.

    (If the auction catalogue has not been published yet with pre-sale viewing dates, only the actual sale date is provided. The presale always takes place the immediate days leading up to the auction and the catalogue is usually published one month prior. Please stay tuned to this page for updates.)

    Sotheby's - London

    The Orientalist Sale

    Exhibition Dates: April 21 - 24, 2017

    Sale Date: April 25, 2017

    Christie's - New York, Rockefeller Center

    Old Masters

    Exhibition Dates: April 22 - 26, 2017

    Sale Date: April 27, 2017

    Christie's - New York, Rockefeller Center

    Old Master Painting and Sculpture

    Exhibition Dates: April 22 - 26, 2017

    Sale Date: April 27, 2017

    Sotheby's - London

    Old Masters

    Exhibition Dates: April 28 - May 2, 2017

    Sale Date: May 3, 2017

    Specialized Museums Dedicated to a Single Artist

    These museums are more rare, but have the educational effect of a permanent exhibition of a given artist. There is nothing more informative about an individual's work then to see a large grouping of the artists best work in one location, as well as studies and sketches to help a viewer understand how an artist worked. These specialized museums have given to the public the ability to see a permanent exhibition on an important artist all year round.

    The De Morgan Centre

    Evelyn de Morgan was an important 2nd generation Pre-Raphaelite and the niece of Spencer Stanhope. She is one of the few female followers of Dante Gabrielle Rossetti and Edward Coley Burne-Jones.

    38 West Hill, London SW18 1RZ

    Musée Eugène-Delacroix

    Eugène Delacroix was born April 26, 1798. He was a famous French historical painter and a leader of the Romantic movement. Associated with the Louvre, This Museum was the last home of Delacroix, where he resided from 1857 until his death in 1863. It contains works that cover most of the career of Delacroix and some of his personal affects as well.

    6 rue de Furstenberg, 75 006 Paris, France

    Leighton House Museum

    Sir Frederick Lord Leighton is one of the most famous of the Victorian Painters. He was the president of the Royal Academy from 1878 until his death in 1896 and is the only artist to be raised to the Peerage of England in 1896, just before his death. In addition to important paintings by Frederick Lord Leighton, Frank Dicksee, and Burne-Jones, The museum also features some incredible architecture and tile work.

    The house is located at 12 Holland Park Road, London W14 8LZ.

    Moreau Gallery

    Gustave Moreau (1826-1898), was a French painter, born in Paris on the 6th of April 1826. He chose his subjects from history, religion, legend and fancy. He took prize medals at the Salon in 1864, 1865, 1869 and 1878 and was made a knight of the Legion of Honour in 1875 and officer in 1883. He succeeded Delaunay as professor at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, and his teaching was highly popular.

    The Moreau Gallery is the artist's three story home, which he bequeathed to the state upon his death in 1898. The collection consists of roughly 1300 paintings and watercolors , with nearly 5,000 drawings.

    14 rue de la Rochefoucauld, F-75009 Paris, France

    Mucha Museum

    The world's first Mucha Museum, dedicated to the life and work of the world-acclaimed Czech Art Nouveau artist Alphonse Mucha (1860 - 1939), is housed in the Baroque Kaunický Palace in the very heart of Prague.

    A selection of over 100 exhibits comprising paintings, photographs, charcoal drawings, pastels, lithographs and personal memorabilia provides a privileged view into the universe of the artist who is most widely known for the posters he executed for Sarah Bernhardt in the fashionable world of fin-de-siècle Paris.

    Kaunický palác, Panská 7, 110 00 Prague 1, Czech Republic

    The Rembrandt House Museum

    This three story building was the home of Rembrandt between 1639 and 1658. Although it does not contain Rembrandt's paintings, the museum contains nearly a complete set of Rembrandt's original prints. In addition, Rembrandt's printing press is also on view to the public.

    Jodenbreestraat 4, 1011 NK Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Norman Rockwell Museum

    This museum Features the work of America's most famous illustrator, Norman Rockwell. Going way beyond pure illustration, this American Artist captured in his work the very heart of the American spirit.

    9 Route 183, Stockbridge, MA 01262

    Musée Rodin (Paris, France)

    The Rodin Museum in Paris has almost six thousand and six hundred sculptures which span across the artists life time. They have examples of all his most important works as well as preliminary studies. These works are in many different mediums including terracotta, plaster, bronze, marble, wax, molten glass, stoneware, etc. In addition, the museum possesses paintings, sketches, photographs and a collection of autographed documents by Rodin.

    79 rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris, France

    The Rodin Museum (Pennsylvania, USA)

    The Rodin Museum opened to the public in 1929. It houses 124 sculptures including bronze casts of the artist's greatest works: The Thinker, The Burghers of Calais, Eternal Springtime, Apotheosis of Victor Hugo, and The Gates of Hell, on which the artist worked from 1880 until his death in 1917. In addition to the sculpture, the museum is surrounded by a garden designed by Jacques Gréber as part of the Museum's original plan.

    Benjamin Franklin Parkway at 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19101-7646

    C. M. Russell Museum

    The C.M. Russell Museum is one of the nation"s finest museums of American Western art and the home of the most complete collection of Russell art and memorabilia in the world. The museum campus now occupies a full city block that includes Charles M. Russell’s home and log studio, which together were designated a National Historic Landmark in 1966.

    400 13th Street North, Great Falls, Montana, USA

    Watts Gallery

    Featuring the work of George Frederick Watts, the gallery reopened to the public on June 11, 2011, after ₤11 million redevelopment featuring over 6000 diverse objects including over 250 oil paintings, 800 drawings and watercolors, and 200 sculptures.

    Down Lane, Compton, Guildford, Surrey GU3 1DQ, United Kingdom