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.
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.
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.
111 S. Michigan Avenue, 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.
ON THE COUCH AT HOME
If you are staying put and looking for a new art-related book to curl up with, here are two recent releases of interest:
A new biography delves into the life and work of the artist and his enduring influence.
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.