As much as you love art, you probably can’t make it to every single museum and exhibition in the world. Until they invent a sci-fi portal that allows you to shrug off the constraints of space and time, you can browse the offerings of 1000Museums.com, an online destination that works with museums to make art and culture more accessible (and affordable). Here, Gilt and 1000museums have curated a collection of framed, archival reproductions of sought-after images from six fascinating exhibitions not necessarily coming soon (or ever) to a neighborhood near you:
Italian Futurism, 1909-1944: Reconstructing the Universe (currently at New York’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum); Pieces were chosen from the over 300 multi-disciplinary works that examine this influential movement.
The Age of Impressionism: Great French Paintings from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute (which toured Milan and Houston, and is on its way back to its renovated Williamstown, Massachusetts facility); Selections are from this renowned group of French Impressionist paintings which includes works by Degas, Manet, Monet, Morisot, Pissarro, Renoir, Bonnard, Millet, and Toulouse-Lautrec.
Modern Masters: 20th Century Icons from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery (at the Denver Art Museum until June 8th); From Picasso to Pollock to van Gogh to Kahlo, the works of 40 artists are collected here, and span the creation of major art movements such as cubism, surrealism, pop art, and abstract expressionism.
Picasso: Masterpieces from the Museé National Picasso, Paris; this exhibition of 150 paintings, drawings, prints, and photos drawn from the world’s largest repository of the artist’s work, has toured the world from Seattle to Sydney to Toronto, while the Paris museum was closed for renovations. These are pieces from Picasso’s personal collection, those he kept close to help shape his artistic legacy.
Made in the USA: American Masters from the Phillips Collections; following a worldwide tour, this group of masterworks that tells the story of how American art became a significant global force is returning to its home museum. Featured: works by such artists as Milton Avery, Stuart Davis, Robert Motherwell, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Edward Hopper.
Matisse: Masterworks from the Baltimore Museum of Art; drawn from one of the most renowned Matisse collections and traveling across the U.S. (to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and then the San Antonio Museum of Art), the bright colors and bold shapes show why this artist is one of the most influential and recognizable of the 20th century. Chosen from more than 100 works including landscapes, still lifes, nudes, and interiors.
Shop reproductions (100 in all) of works and artists in these exhibitions, starting May 10, at noon, on Gilt Home.
– Maria Ricapito