Kat Murrell

TCD Thanksgiving Art Date, Nov. 21-25

Take an art field trip Thanksgiving weekend -- good shows in Madison and Chicago. Or curl up with some good new art books.

By - Nov 22nd, 2012 04:00 am
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Maybe you are heading out to visit family for Thanksgiving, or you simply want to hit the road for a little time out of town. If you’re passing through Madison or Chicago there are a couple of exhibitions worth stopping to see, in additions to their host museums’ excellent permanent collections. Note, however, that both museums are closed on Thanksgiving Day.


Thomas Matthews Rooke (English, 1842–1942), Herod’s Feast, 1895, graphite and gouache, 29 1/2 x 61 1/2 in. Walter A. and Dorothy Jones Frautschi Endowment Fund, 2010.25. Courtesy of the Chazen Museum.



Chazen Museum of Art 

750 University Avenue, Madison

University of Wisconsin Campus


Offering of the Angels: Paintings and Tapestries from the Uffizi Gallery 

Through Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012.


The Golden Age of British Watercolors, 1790-1910. 

Through Sunday, December 2, 2012.





Art Institute of Chicago 

111 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago

Treasures from the British Museum in Chicago. Image courtesy the Art Institute of Chicago.


Late Roman and Early Byzantine Treasures from the British Museum 

Through Sunday, August 25, 2013.

This temporary exhibition is presented in conjunction with the newly expanded and reinstalled galleries of Greek and Roman art, featuring some innovative interactive technology.



If you are staying put and looking for a new art-related book to curl up with, here are two recent releases of interest:


Alex Danchev, Cézanne: A Life

A new biography delves into the life and work of the artist and his enduring influence.


Camille Paglia, Glittering Images: A Journey Through Art from Egypt to Star Wars

Paglia tours millennia of art production from antiquity to the modern cinema, including a very laudatory assessment of filmmaker George Lucas as a contemporary artist.


For even more to do over this holiday weekend, check out this week’s TCD On Stage.


Categories: A/C Feature 2, Art, Art Date

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