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elcome to the ARC exhibition page. In an attempt to better assist in art education, we thought it important to tie together our work here at ARC with the work being done by so many others around the globe. Below you will find a list of ARC recommended exhibitions. This includes important exhibitions being mounted for artists of prior centuries and also those organized for our ARC Approved Artists™ and ARC Living Masters™. This list is a work in progress and we will actively add to it as our fans and artists write in to inform us of new and upcoming exhibitions that are taking place. Each exhibition below has been reviewed by our expert staff and contains material that we feel is worth seeing. Please view the links to the individual sites below for more details on specific content.

EXHIBITIONS INDEX
  • Exhibitions featuring ARC Living Masters™
  • Exhibitions featuring ARC Associate Living Masters™
  • Exhibitions featuring ARC Living Artists™
  • Exhibitions of ARC Approved™ Ateliers
  • Special Events
  • Gallery Exhibitions
  • Museum Exhibitions
  • Auction Pre-Sales
  • Specialized Museums Dedicated to a Single Artist


  • Exhibitions featuring ARC Living Masters™


    Impressionism: American Gardens on Canvas

    May 14 - September 11, 2016

    New York Botanical Gardens - located off Bronx River Parkway at Fordham Road (Exit 7W), New York, NY

    ARC Living Master™ James Gurney will be the Artist in Residence at the New York Botanical Gardens. He will be painting in plein-air, rain or shine on May 14, June 4, 5th and 19th. On June 19th, a plein-air invitational day with leading artists like Ricky Mujica, Garin Baker, and others, will take place.

    Domestic Space

    June 9 - September 18, 2016

    Tweed Museum of Art - 1049 University Drive, Duluth, MN 55812

    This exhibition, featuring oil paintings of exquisitely rendered domestic views, figures, and objects, is the first museum show of ARC Living Master™ Jeffrey Larson's work in the Northland.

    Opening Reception is June 9, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Free and open to the public. Cash bar, hors d’oeuvres and live music.

    Exhibitions featuring ARC Associate Living Masters™


    Rick Amor Drawing Prize

    July 9 - October 2, 2016

    Art Gallery of Ballarat - 40 Lydiard St Nth, Ballarat VIC 3350

    ARC Associate Living Master™ Vicki Sullivan is one of the finalists with work on display in this exhibition. Rick Amor, an Australian contemporary figurative artist, has generously sponsored this $12,000 acquisitive prize for small drawings at the Art Gallery of Ballarat. In sponsoring the prize, Amor says "I hope that this prize gives people one more reason to keep drawing on paper… the most direct and intimate expression of an artist's sensibility".

    Exhibitions featuring ARC Living Artists™


    Exhibitions of ARC Approved™ Ateliers


    Atelier: Open Studios

    November, 2016

    London Atelier of Representational Art - Vox Studios, 1-45 Durham Street, SE11 5JH, London UK

    The Open Studio show features the work of full time and part time students at ARC Approved™ London Atelier of Representational Art.

    The show has been postponed until Novmeber 2016.

    For more information or to RSVP, please email: info@drawpaintsculpt.com

    ARA Boston 2016 Figure Painting Competition

    July 18 - 23, 2016

    London Atelier of Representational Art - Vox Studios, 1-45 Durham Street, SE11 5JH, London UK

    Jennifer Balkan, Julie Beck (ARA representative, not competing), Emanuela De Musis (ARA representative, not competing), Alia El-Bermani, Rose Frantzen, Bruno Galuzzi Corsini, Johanna Harmon, Iliya Mirochnik, and ARC Living Masters™ He Lihuai and Cesar Santos will be competing.

    The competition will be held Monday, July 18th to Friday, July 22nd. 10:00 to 6:00 each day. The competition room will be open daily for public viewing from 1:30 – 2:30 pm. Award Ceremony and Reception will be held July 23rd from 1pm -4pm at the Boston Guild of Artists. This will be open to the public.

    Special Events


    55th Annual Exhibition - Art and the Animal Tour

    April 26 - July 2, 2016

    The Canton Museum of Art - 1001 Market Avenue North, Canton, Ohio 44702

    The Society of Animal Artists, an ARC Allied Organization™ focuses on capturing wild and domestic creatures, on land, sea and air, in a wide range of media and artistic styles. In their mission to promote artistic excellence in the portrayal of animals, the SAA aims to broaden appreciation for the natural world.

    Vatican Splendors: A Journey Through Faith and Art

    March 6 - August 28, 2016

    The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum - 40 Presidential Drive Simi Valley, CA 93065

    The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum is the exclusive West Coast destination for Vatican Splendors: A Journey Through Faith and Art. This 10,000 square foot exhibition, comprising one of the largest Vatican collections ever to tour the United States, includes an extraordinary collection of historical and religious objects, some of which date to the first century, as well as works of art by Michelangelo, Bernini, Guercino and others.

    Selected by the Pope, ARC Living Master™ Igor Babailov's life-size Vatican portrait of Pope Benedict XVI, "The Truth, The Way and The Life", represents his papacy at the exhibition.

    11th Annual IGOR Exhibition

    August 26 - September 17, 2016

    Gallery 1261 - 1261 Delaware, Denver, CO 80204

    The International Guild of Realism (IGOR), an ARC Allied Organization, is proud to announce a call for entries for their upcoming 11th Annual IGOR Exhibition.

    The deadline for entries will be May 10, 2016.


    Gallery Exhibitions


    Museum Exhibitions


    Audubon and the Double Elephant Folio

    June 27, 2015 - July 31, 2016

    Yale Peabody Museum - 170 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT

    On loan from Yale's Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, two of the four volumes of Audubon's The Birds of America will be on exhibit.

    Van Dyck, Rembrandt, and the Portrait Print

    May 1 - August 7, 2016

    Art Institute of Chicago - 111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL

    In the last decade of his life, acclaimed painter Anthony van Dyck began a printmaking project that would change the conventions of portraiture called the Iconography. This art history–changing series of over 100 portrait prints radically depicted artists on par with the most significant monarchs, diplomats, and scholars of the day. Presenting several etchings from the Iconography, on view for the first time in nearly 90 years, together with works by various artists from the 16th through the 20th century, this exhibition examines Van Dyck's lasting influence on the evolution of the portrait print and its significance as a distinct genre.

    Turner's Whaling Pictures

    May 10 - August 7, 2016

    Metropolitan Museum of Art - 1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street) New York, NY

    This focus exhibition is the first to unite the series of four whaling scenes made by the British landscapist Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775–1851) near the end of his career. The quartet of paintings—comprising The Met's Whalers and its three companions in the Tate, London—were among the last seascapes exhibited by Turner, for whom marine subjects were a creative mainstay.

    Vermeer Suite: Music in 17th-Century Dutch Painting

    January 17 - August 21, 2016

    Dallas Museum of Art - 1717 North Harwood, Dallas, Texas 75201

    The great 17th-century Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer created fewer than forty paintings during his lifetime, and Young Woman Seated at a Virginal from 1670–72 is one of his last. On loan from the private Leiden Collection, it is typical of the acclaimed artist's style in its depiction of a solitary woman seated at the keyboard instrument with light illuminating the scene from a window not seen on the canvas. This masterpiece is the inspiration for the DMA exhibition Vermeer Suite: Music in 17th-Century Dutch Painting, which includes seven additional loans from the Leiden Collection of works by Vermeer's contemporaries—artists Jan Steen, Gerard ter Borch, Jacob Adriaensz Ochtervelt, Eglon van der Neer, Gerard Dou, and Frans van Mieris—whose paintings also portray musicians performing period instruments such as the lute, violin, and violincello.

    Charles Gleyre - The reformed romantic

    May 10, 2016 - September 11, 2016

    Musee D'Orsay - 1 Rue de la Legion d'Honneur, 75007 Paris, France

    France has never devoted a solo exhibition to Charles Gleyre. He was a major figure in academy painting in Paris in the mid-nineteenth century. Fresh interpretations of his work, including first and foremost the psychoanalytical analysis published by Michel Thevoz in 1980, have uncovered the fascinating contradictions of both the artist and his work.

    The Brothers Le Nain: Painters of Seventeenth-Century France

    May 22, 2016 - September 11, 2016

    Kimbell Art Museum - 3333 Camp Bowie Boulevard, Fort Worth, Texas 76107

    The first major exhibition in the United States devoted to the Le Nain brothers, Antoine, Louis, and Mathieu, who were active in Paris during the 1630s and 1640s. More than forty of their best paintings highlight their full range of production, with altarpieces, private devotional paintings, portraits, and those poignant images of peasants on which their celebrity rests. These masterworks come from public and private collections in Europe and North America, with major loans from the Louvre and the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, as well as museums throughout France.

    The Le Nain brothers have long been shrouded in mystery. Little is known of their lives, and the attribution of their paintings to the hands of individual brothers has been hotly debated. The exhibition debuts new research concerning the authorship, dating, and meaning of their works.

    Unruly Nature: The Landscapes of Theodore Rousseau

    June 21, 2016 - September 11, 2016

    The Getty Center - 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049

    Though his reputation was eclipsed in the early twentieth century with the triumph of Impressionism, Theodore Rousseau was one of the giants of French landscape in the second half of the nineteenth century, and his work was avidly collected for staggering sums across Europe and North America. Bringing together about seventy-five paintings and drawings, this international loan exhibition explores the astonishing technical and stylistic variety of his work, revealing him to be one of the most exciting, experimental, and affecting artists of his day.

    Painting with Light - Art and Photography from the Pre-Raphaelites to the Modern Age

    May 11, 2016 - September 25, 2016

    The Tate Britain - Millbank, London SW1P 4RG, GBR

    This exhibition celebrates the visual links between early photography and British art, bringing together fascinating vintage photographs and stunning paintings including Pre-Raphaelite, aesthetic and impressionist works.

    Spanning 75 years across the Victorian and Edwardian ages, the exhibition showcases the experimental beginnings of photography right through to its flowering as an independent international art form. These are displayed alongside the paintings which they inspired and which inspired them.

    This is the first time works by John Everett Millais, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, JAM Whistler, John Singer Sargent and others will be shown alongside photographs by pivotal early photographers such as Julia Margaret Cameron and Alvin Langdon Coburn.

    Suprnatural Shakespeare

    through October 10, 2016

    Art Institute of Chicago - 111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL

    Part of the Shakespeare 400 Festival, this focused installation features three atmospheric engravings of fantastical Shakespearian scenes by various artists emulating works by the renowned Gothic artist Henri Fuseli (1741–1825). Fuseli himself favored heroic subjects taken from Shakespeare along with other celebrated writers including Dante Alighieri and John Milton. Fuseli's theatrical paintings hang in the nearby gallery: his macabre Head of a Damned Soul from Dante's "Inferno" (1770/78) and his mystical Milton Dictating to His Daughter (1794) among them.

    Splendor, Myth, and Vision: Nudes from the Prado

    June 11 - October 10, 2016

    The Clark Art Institute - 225 South Street, Williamstown, MA 01267

    The exhibition, co-organized by the Clark and the Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, consists of twenty-eight Old Master paintings, twenty-four which have never traveled to the United States. The exhbition examines collecting at the Spanish court, especially during the late sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The exhibition reconsiders the role of the nude in Western painting traditions and explores the histories of these works and their public display.

    Included in the exhibition are major paintings by Titian, Peter Paul Rubens, Jacopo Tintoretto, Diego Velàzquez, Jan Brueghel, Guercino, Nicholas Poussin, Luca Giordano, Guido Reni, Jusepe de Ribera, and others.

    Audubon to Wyeth: Paintings, Drawings, and Sculptures

    September 5, 2015 - December 31, 2016

    Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum - 700 North 12th Street (Franklin & 12th Streets), Wausau, Wisconsin 54403-5007

    This dazzling, historic array of bird imagery in artworks spanning the early-nineteenth through late-twentieth centuries includes work by John James Audubon, Martin Johnson Heade, Jasper Cropsey, Albert Bierstadt, Frank W. Benson, N.C. Wyeth, and Andrew Wyeth.

    Auction Pre-Sales

    Viewing public auction presales is one of the best ways to see important works from a given period that are in private collections and are otherwise not on public view. Most if not all of these paintings are sold back into private collections and many are never put on public view again. Below are a list of some of the important upcoming and current presales.

    (If the auction catalogue has not been published yet with pre-sale viewing dates, only the actual sale date is provided. The presale always takes place the immediate days leading up to the auction and the catalogue is usually published one month prior. Please stay tuned to this page for updates.)


    Sotheby's - London

    Old Master and British Works on Paper Including drawings from the Oppe Collection

    Exhibition Dates: July 3 - 6, 2016

    Sale Date: July 2 - 5, 2016

    Sotheby's - London

    Old Master Sculpture and Works of Art Including Splendours from a Mantuan Palazzo

    Exhibition Dates: July 2 - 5, 2016

    Sale Date: July 5, 2016

    Christie's - London, King Street

    Old Master & British Drawings

    Exhibition Dates: July 3 - 5, 2016

    Sale Date: July 5, 2016

    Christie's - London, King Street

    Fifty Prints By Rembrandt Van Rijn A Private English Collection

    Exhibition Dates: July 3 - 5, 2016

    Sale Date: July 5, 2016

    Sotheby's - London

    Old Masters Evening Sale

    Exhibition Dates: July 2 - 6, 2016

    Sale Date: July 6, 2016

    Sotheby's - London

    Old Masters Day Sale

    Exhibition Dates: July 2 - 6, 2016

    Sale Date: July 6, 2016

    Specialized Museums Dedicated to a Single Artist

    These museums are more rare, but have the educational effect of a permanent exhibition of a given artist. There is nothing more informative about an individual's work then to see a large grouping of the artists best work in one location, as well as studies and sketches to help a viewer understand how an artist worked. These specialized museums have given to the public the ability to see a permanent exhibition on an important artist all year round.

    The De Morgan Centre

    Evelyn de Morgan was an important 2nd generation Pre-Raphaelite and the niece of Spencer Stanhope. She is one of the few female followers of Dante Gabrielle Rossetti and Edward Coley Burne-Jones.

    38 West Hill, London SW18 1RZ

    Musée Eugène-Delacroix

    Eugène Delacroix was born April 26, 1798. He was a famous French historical painter and a leader of the Romantic movement. Associated with the Louvre, This Museum was the last home of Delacroix, where he resided from 1857 until his death in 1863. It contains works that cover most of the career of Delacroix and some of his personal affects as well.

    6 rue de Furstenberg, 75 006 Paris, France

    Leighton House Museum

    Sir Frederick Lord Leighton is one of the most famous of the Victorian Painters. He was the president of the Royal Academy from 1878 until his death in 1896 and is the only artist to be raised to the Peerage of England in 1896, just before his death. In addition to important paintings by Frederick Lord Leighton, Frank Dicksee, and Burne-Jones, The museum also features some incredible architecture and tile work.

    The house is located at 12 Holland Park Road, London W14 8LZ.

    Moreau Gallery

    Gustave Moreau (1826-1898), was a French painter, born in Paris on the 6th of April 1826. He chose his subjects from history, religion, legend and fancy. He took prize medals at the Salon in 1864, 1865, 1869 and 1878 and was made a knight of the Legion of Honour in 1875 and officer in 1883. He succeeded Delaunay as professor at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, and his teaching was highly popular.

    The Moreau Gallery is the artist's three story home, which he bequeathed to the state upon his death in 1898. The collection consists of roughly 1300 paintings and watercolors , with nearly 5,000 drawings.

    14 rue de la Rochefoucauld, F-75009 Paris, France

    Mucha Museum

    The world's first Mucha Museum, dedicated to the life and work of the world-acclaimed Czech Art Nouveau artist Alphonse Mucha (1860 - 1939), is housed in the Baroque Kaunický Palace in the very heart of Prague.

    A selection of over 100 exhibits comprising paintings, photographs, charcoal drawings, pastels, lithographs and personal memorabilia provides a privileged view into the universe of the artist who is most widely known for the posters he executed for Sarah Bernhardt in the fashionable world of fin-de-siècle Paris.

    Kaunický palác, Panská 7, 110 00 Prague 1, Czech Republic

    The Rembrandt House Museum

    This three story building was the home of Rembrandt between 1639 and 1658. Although it does not contain Rembrandt's paintings, the museum contains nearly a complete set of Rembrandt's original prints. In addition, Rembrandt's printing press is also on view to the public.

    Jodenbreestraat 4, 1011 NK Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Norman Rockwell Museum

    This museum Features the work of America's most famous illustrator, Norman Rockwell. Going way beyond pure illustration, this American Artist captured in his work the very heart of the American spirit.

    9 Route 183, Stockbridge, MA 01262

    Musée Rodin (Paris, France)

    The Rodin Museum in Paris has almost six thousand and six hundred sculptures which span across the artists life time. They have examples of all his most important works as well as preliminary studies. These works are in many different mediums including terracotta, plaster, bronze, marble, wax, molten glass, stoneware, etc. In addition, the museum possesses paintings, sketches, photographs and a collection of autographed documents by Rodin.

    79 rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris, France

    The Rodin Museum (Pennsylvania, USA)

    The Rodin Museum opened to the public in 1929. It houses 124 sculptures including bronze casts of the artist's greatest works: The Thinker, The Burghers of Calais, Eternal Springtime, Apotheosis of Victor Hugo, and The Gates of Hell, on which the artist worked from 1880 until his death in 1917. In addition to the sculpture, the museum is surrounded by a garden designed by Jacques Gréber as part of the Museum's original plan.

    Benjamin Franklin Parkway at 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19101-7646

    C. M. Russell Museum

    The C.M. Russell Museum is one of the nation"s finest museums of American Western art and the home of the most complete collection of Russell art and memorabilia in the world. The museum campus now occupies a full city block that includes Charles M. Russell’s home and log studio, which together were designated a National Historic Landmark in 1966.

    400 13th Street North, Great Falls, Montana, USA

    Watts Gallery

    Featuring the work of George Frederick Watts, the gallery reopened to the public on June 11, 2011, after ₤11 million redevelopment featuring over 6000 diverse objects including over 250 oil paintings, 800 drawings and watercolors, and 200 sculptures.

    Down Lane, Compton, Guildford, Surrey GU3 1DQ, United Kingdom