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For its inaugural exhibition, the Fondation Pierre Arnaud in the Swiss city of Lens brings together more than 100 Divisionist paintings from France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland and Italy, presenting a European-wide overview of this Neo-Impressionist style of the late 19th and early 20th century. The show is the first in a series of five annual winter exhibitions to be presented by the museum, with future shows centering on Realism, Romanticism, Expressionism and Symbolism. (Worldwide 35848)




To accompany an exhibition titled "Le surréalisme et l'objet" this past winter, the Centre Pompidou has published a substantial exhibition catalogue that features descriptions of the works on display, an anthology of writings by such artists as Breton, Cahun, Dalí and Ernst, and a dictionary consisting of entries on the key artists, concepts and works of the Surrealist movement. (Worldwide 79750)


Commemorating its 15th anniversary, the Musée René Magritte organized an exhibition dedicated to the art and influence of celebrated Belgian painter René Magritte (1898-1967), featuring works by Magritte and other Belgian Surrealists. An interesting aspect of the show is the presentation of some 20 newly created copies of lesser-known Magritte paintings and sculptures that were destroyed during World War II or were otherwise lost, many of which had been held in private collections. (Worldwide 79769)




In "Lessons from Modernism," an exhibition presented by the Chanin School of Architecture and the Institute for Sustainable Design in New York, a team of students from the Cooper Union researched and documented 25 examples of modern architecture completed between 1925 and 1970. Designs by a diverse range of architects--including Le Corbusier, Paul Rudolph, Jean Prouvé and Oscar Niemeyer-are analyzed for their influence on today's green-building movement. (Worldwide 35849)



Current Exhibitions



65 pieces that are part of the Donna Schneier Collection of post-World War II jewelry are currently on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The selection includes designs by such master jewelers as Gijs Bakker, Peter Chang, Otto Künzli, Robert Baines, Ted Noten and Lola Brooks. The materials used to create the works range from traditional precious metals and gemstones to resin, rubber, acrylic, wood and found objects. (Worldwide 79732)


At the J. Paul Getty Museum, a major retrospective exhibition of the work of renowned American photographer Minor White (1908-1976) recently opened. Featuring never-before-seen images from the artist's archive and the photographic sequence "Sound of One Hand," the show examines the considerable impact that White had on his students and colleagues. (Worldwide 35876)


French journalist and statesman Georges Clemenceau (1841-1929) is best known as a radical and outspoken prime minister of France. Nicknamed "le tigre," Clemenceau was also an art critic and a strong supporter of contemporary painting and photography, whose circle of friends included such figures as Nadar, Manet and Monet. His enthusiasm for Buddhism and Asian art prompted him to amass an extraordinary collection of ceramics, ornamental objects and prints from East and Southeast Asia, which is currently on display at the musée Guimet in Paris. (Worldwide 35869)






A new title from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum expands upon a symposium held at the museum in 2009. The many trips to the Middle East and Far East undertaken by American art collector and philanthropist Isabella Stewart Gardner (1840-1924) gave rise to a continuing dialogue with Asian art, which holds a significant place in the museum that she founded in 1903. This new volume in the Fenway Court series examines aspects of the museum's extensive Asian art collection and explores the influence of Asian culture on American art, literature, religion and fashion. The Gardner is in the process of digitizing the entire Fenway Court series, and later this year, the digitized series will be available free of charge through the museum's website. (Worldwide 79898)


The "Art en Scène" series published by Éditions Gallimard focuses on the turn-of-the-century art scene in France, with previous volumes dedicated to Rodin, Montparnasse and the artists' residence la Ruche. The most recent volumes are the catalogue of an exhibition titled "Bourdelle intime," which examined the work of French sculptor Émile-Antoine Bourdelle (1861-1929), and the catalogue of a show at the Musée départemental de l'Oise that featured masterpieces from the museum's extensive Art Nouveau collection. (Worldwide 35889 and 35968)


The Wolfsonian in Miami Beach recently launched a series of publications that will focus on core themes in its collection, the basis of which is formed by the Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection of Decorative and Propaganda Arts. The collection includes furniture, paintings, books, prints, industrial and decorative objects, and ephemera, with an emphasis on Italian works. The inaugural volume, The Birth of Rome, brings together pieces that relate to five architectural visions of the Eternal City from the interwar period. (Worldwide 79667)


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For over 50 years, Worldwide Books has served academic, museum and public libraries as a specialized source for art exhibition catalogues issued by museums and galleries throughout the world. For the past two decades Worldwide has also offered comprehensive coverage of new books on art, architecture, photography and design published by hundreds of leading American trade and university presses. Serving as a centralized source for a wide range of scholarly art books and exhibition catalogues, Worldwide is uniquely positioned to assist and guide art libraries in careful and efficient collection development.


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