Exhibitions in the artzine on artrepublic.com
This constantly updated section features reviews of the latest art exhibitions at many of the world’s most popular public galleries. Soon you’ll want to pack your bags and head off in search of the world’s finest art.
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The Permanent Collection at Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA)
The gleaming white MACBA, in stark contrast to the its surroundings of the historic quarter of the old Raval, was designed by the US architect Richard Meier and opened in 1995.
The Museums Collection at Victoria and Albert Museum
Founded in the 1850s and described as the 'jewel in the crown' of London's South Kensington cultural area, a visit to the Victoria and Albert Museum is a must. In seven miles of exhibition space the V&A collection totals over four million objects, the greatest, most diverse collection of decorative art and design in the world, spanning all continents and dating from 3000BC to the present day.
The Permanent Collection at Tate Gallery Liverpool
Tate Liverpool is the home of the National Collection of Modern Art in the North of England and the largest gallery of modern and contemporary art outside London. Tate Liverpool is housed in a beautiful converted warehouse which is part of the historic Albert Dock.
Monet's Garden at Giverny at Monet's Garden at Giverny
Art legend has it that Monet fell in love at first sight with the village of Giverny when he saw it from a train window on route to Paris. In 1883 he moved to the village, bought a house and began to plant his gardens. In his letters, Monet continued to express his increasing affection for Giverny. It remained his home until he died in 1926.
The Permanent Collection at National Gallery of Scotland
The National Gallery of Scotland is an institution that began when many other major galleries all over Britain were being opened in the nineteenth century. Major works kept there include Gaugain's "Vision After the Sermon" and Cezanne's "Montagne Sainte-Victoire". Important paintings by Scottish artist are also kept there including "Reverend Robert Walker Skating on Duddington Loch", by Raeburn. In January of every year a collection of Turner's watercolours are shown.
The Gallery Collection at Hayward Gallery
The Hayward art gallery opened in 1968 and is one of the largest temporary art exhibition spaces in Britain. The gallery is housed in a 'brutalist' designed building typical of the architecture of the sixties and is named after Sir Isaac Hayward, a former leader of London County Council.
The Permanent Collection at State Hermitage
The Hermitage began with the construction of The Winter Palace, in 1754, commissioned by Catherine The Great (Empress Catherine II). Following this the Small Hermitage, The Large Hermitage and The Hermitage theatres were all built within the next 50 years completing a network of structures in which to house the growing assemblage of works from several collections.
The Museums Collection at Museum of Fine Arts Boston
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) houses and preserves pre-eminent collections and aspires to serve a wide variety of people through direct encounters with works of art.
The Permanent Collection at Cleveland Museum of Art
The Cleveland Museum of Art in the University Circle neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio, has a permanent collection of more than 43,000 works of art from all times and places. General admission to the permanent galleries is free to the public, with cost for certain special exhibitions. Currently the permanent galleries are closed, due to the museum's building and renovation project. Select permanent galleries will begin to open in June 2008; special exhibitions continue.
Permanent Collection at Museum del Prado
Originally conceived as a Natural History Musem – a role it never came to fulfil – and built on the orders of Charles III, the building which now houses the Museo Nacional del Prado was designed by the architect Juan de Villanueva en 1785. Its purpose would remain unclear until Ferdinand VII, encouraged by his second wife Barbara of Braganza, decided to establish a Royal Museum of Painting and Sculpture.