The following list features some of the most compelling current exhibitions. It is obviously by no means comprehensive, but is rather a deliberately selective guide to some exhibits that are certain to excite and inspire.
Treasury of the World
| Treasury of the World: Jeweled Arts of India in the Age of the Mughals
is an exhibit currently underway at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. According to the web site, some exhibition highlights include: "...jeweled items of personal adornment, princely weapons, carved jade and crystal bowls set with precious stones, spinels ("balas rubies") inscribed with the titles of their imperial owners..." and much more. Located in the Met's Special Exhibition Galleries, this dazzling event will run from October 18, 2001 to January 13, 2002.
Exposed: The Victorian Nude
| The Tate presents this provocatively titled exhibition that is devoted to revealing the beauty of the nude in Victorian art. With works of painting and sculpture by such luminaries as John Everett Millais, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Edward John Poynter, John Singer Sargent, Lawrence Alma-Tadema, and Lord Leighton, this collection is certain to arouse both admiration and discussion. Exposed: The Victorian Nude
is scheduled from November 1, 2001 until January 27, 2002.
Van Gogh and Gauguin: The Studio of the South
| Fans of influential Nineteenth century artists Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin will delight in this exhibit going on now at the The Art Institute of Chicago. The event, which was co-organized by the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, will feature over 150 works - including paintings, drawing, and even ceramics - by Van Gogh and Gauguin. The dates for this exhibition are September 22, 2001 through January 13, 2002.
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The J. Paul Getty Museum and Its Collections
The painting, sculpture, decorative arts, photography, illuminated manuscripts, drawings, and antiquities collections at the Getty are displayed in gorgeous, color images in this book. It is, in a word, breathtaking!