Current and Upcoming Art Exhibitions
By Madelyne Paulk
When: February 21 – June 20, 2021
Where: Houston, TX
Photo Credit | Vincent van Gogh, Tree Trunks in the Grass, 1890. Oil on canvas. Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, the Netherlands
If you are looking for a breath of fresh air, consider viewing Hockney-Van Gogh: The Joy of Nature. Previously on display in Amsterdam at the Van Gogh Museum, The Joy of Nature exhibition highlights the commonalities of the distinguished artists, David Hockney and Vincent van Gogh. Sharing an appreciation for nature, both artists create vivid landscapes through brilliant colors and distinctive perspectives. The exhibition showcases the evident impact van Gogh had on Hockney, and it introduces the experimental mediums Hockney uses to express his artistic visions.
On February 21st, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston will mark the first time Hockney and Van Gogh will be displayed together in an America. Known for its renowned works of art, the Houston Museum District offers activities and exhibits for people of all ages and interests. Continue to discover what Houston has to offer and visit the Children’s Museum, Museum of Natural Science, and the Hermann Park Golf Course located near the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Finish the day off at Texas’ best steakhouse, Taste of Texas, recently awarded the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2020.
When: Present – April, 4 2021
Where: Philadelphia, PA
Photo Credit | The Laying On of Hands Is a Time Honored Ritual, 1997, by Edgar Sorrells-Adewale (American, born 1936), 2009-61-81
In tribute to our frontline and healthcare workers, the Philadelphia Museum of Art presents the Art of Care exhibition. The Art of Care gathers pieces from artists over the last century which portrays acts of caregiving as observers, practitioners, patients, and activists. Representing a broad range of time periods, the exhibition examines diverse approaches to medical care and its formalities. This exhibition features ranges of works from a nurse on the battlefield of World War II, pictured by Elizabeth Cartlett, to a nurse midwife in the South, captured by Maude Callen. This collection of work affirms the role and impact the field of medicine continues to have on human rights and the numerous ways care is needed for healing.
The Art of Care is will be on display until April, 4 2021 and is free for all to enjoy. After your visit, remember to enjoy the delicious food Philadelphia has to offer. For a fresh, “no fuss”, classic American meal, stop by Vernick Food & Drink, a family restaurant operated by the award-winning chef and serial restaurant owner, Greg Vernick. Later treat yourself to a flavorful selection of doughnuts from Curiosity Doughnuts.