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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 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™

    VENETIAN RED: The Merging of Disegno and Colore

    March 26, 2017

    Cesco Osteria & Co2 Lounge - 7401 Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814

    Robert Liberace will bring to life the beauty and poetry of Venetian red chalk drawing as he works on a live portrait while describing the key features of this technique and how the Venetian painterly tradition shaped their approach to drawing.

    This rich evening will be complemented by Venetian wines and small plates by Chef Francesco Ricchi.

    Ticket Prices are $25.

    Dan Thompson: Dialogue - Exhibition and Spoken Word Event

    March 31, 2017

    Southern Atelier - 7226 21st Street East, Sarasota

    This special exhibition features ARC Living Master™ Dam Thompson's one-of-a-kind, unique works on paper.

    The evening of creative energy will also include a Literary Arts reflection, a spoken word performance, live music, refreshments and drinks.

    Friday, March 31st, 2017 6:00pm

    Exhibitions featuring ARC Associate Living Masters™

    Texas Master

    March 1 - March 24, 2017

    Insight Gallery - 214 West Main Street, Fredericksburg, TX 78624

    Mary Ross Buchholz will be doing a demo on Saturday afternoon, Mar. 4th.

    National Equine Art Prize Exhibit

    April 7 - 8, 2017

    Mansfield Race Club - Midland Highway Mansfield Victoria, Australia

    Vicki Sullivan's painting "Born to Run" has been selected as a finalist in the National Equine Art Prize Exhibition. This exhibit will be held as part of the MDRC Mansfield Cup Day Races on Saturday April 8th 2017, with a Twilight Gala Presentation of the Award Winners the previous evening Friday April 7th 2017, held at the Mansfield Race Club, Midland Highway Mansfield Victoria.

    Exhibitions featuring ARC Living Artists™

    Winter's Tale Show

    now until March 29, 2017

    Tryst Gallery - 312 East Market St. Suite F, Leesburg VA 20176

    Debra Keirce is exhbiting two paintings in this show.

    Map Your World

    February 17 - March 12, 2017

    Franklin Park Arts Center - 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville, VA 20132

    Debra Keirce is exhbiting her painting Victory in this show.

    Salon at the Triton

    March 11 - April 23, 2017

    Triton Museum of Art - 1505 Warburton Ave. Santa Clara, CA 95050

    Clark Gussin will be displaying his work at the "Salon at Triton", a 2D Competition and Exhibition.

    The artist reception takes place on Sunday, March 12, 2-4 PM.

    Exhibitions of ARC Approved™ Ateliers

    Spring Salon

    March 25 - April 29, 2017

    Texas Academy of Figurative Art - 415 South Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76104

    The ARC Approved™ Texas Academy of Figurative Art is holding their Spring Gallery Night Reception on Saturday, March 25th, 2017 from 5 - 9 pm. Works by the students and faculty of TAFA will be on view.

    Special Events

    California Art Club 106th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition

    April 9 - 30, 2017

    Autry Museum of the American West - 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027-1462

    The California Art Club, an ARC Allied Organization™ , is holding it's 106th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition.

    This year's Gold Medal Exhibition spotlights nearly 200 representational works of art from renowned contemporary-traditional fine artists, who have been active in expanding the interest in the plein air and classical arts heritage associated with the organization’s beginnings in 1909.

    During the exhibition, the California Art Club will present events and educational programs that enable art enthusiasts to learn more about classical art forms.

    Drawn to Life: Celebrating the Tradition of the Academic Nude

    February 13 - May 5, 2017

    Florence Academy of Art, Jersey City - 888 Newark Avenue, FL 3, Jersey City, NJ 07306

    Drawn to Life: Celebrating the Tradition of the Academic Nude is a unique opportunity to view a rare collection of American, French, and Russian academic drawings and paintings, that have been put together thanks to the generous loans from The Art Students League, as well as private collectors and friends of The Florence Academy. With over 14 works exhibited, the artists include Richard Tweedy, Augustus Vincent Tack, Louis Fancher, Victor Hecht, Dennis Miller Bunker, and two rarely seen paintings by Abbott Thayer, among others.

    12th International ARC Salon Live Traveling Exhibition

    We are pleased to present the dates for the 12th International ARC Salon’s live exhibition, featuring many of the top placing works in the competition.
    May 12 – June 1, 2017
    Salmagundi Club
    47 Fifth Avenue
    New York, NY 10003
    Sept 23 – Nov 27, 2017
    European Museum of Modern Art (MEAM)
    C/ Barra de Ferro 5
    Barcelona, Spain

    Figurative Art Convention and Expo

    November 8 - 11, 2017

    Miami Biltmore Hotel - 1200 Anastasia Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134

    Painting the figure takes on many forms, from classical academic realism to looser, brushier representations. It's time the figure received its own conference, a place for museum-quality figure painters — and those who strive to be - to gather to exchange ideas, learn from great masters, improve their painting skills, and form a community to carry the flag for realism.

    Held on the East Coast of the United States at the prestigious and historic Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Florida, the first annual Figurative Art Convention & Expo (FACE) is designed to be hands-on; attendees can paint, grow, and become inspired in a fun, non-stuffy environment. The Expo Hall will provide vendors who serve the figurative art community.

    The event is created by Fine Art Connoisseur magazine, and hosted by Editor Peter Trippi and Publisher Eric Rhoads.

    Gallery Exhibitions

    Attention to Detail

    February 2017

    Robert Lange Studio Gallery - 32 Queen Street, Charleston, SC 29401

    This exhibition features the work of 30 world-renown realist painters with an emphasis on detail-orientated works. ARC Living Master™ Anthony Waichulis will be among the artists exhibiting in the show.

    The opening reception of the show takes place February 3, 2017, 5-8 pm.

    Attention to Detail

    March 2 – April 7, 2017

    Eleventh Street Arts - 46-06 11th St, Long Island City, NY 11101

    This show features a selection of contemporary drawings and paintings by practicing architects and artists from the ARC Approved™ Grand Central Atelier that showcases the importance of drawing to the language of architecture.

    The Opening Reception March 2, 6 – 9pm.

    Museum Exhibitions

    Academic Splendor:
    Nineteenth-Century Masterworks from the Dahesh Museum of Art

    January 27 - April 16, 2017

    Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens - 829 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida 32204

    The Dahesh Museum of Art is the only institution in the United States devoted to collecting and exhibiting European academic art of the 19th century. Masterworks features paintings and sculptures by creative artists trained in the academies and private ateliers of France and other countries, including Jean-Léon Gérôme, William Adolphe Bouguereau, Lord Leighton, and Lawrence Alma Tadema.

    Academic Splendor:
    Treasures of British Art

    ending April 23, 2017

    Denver Museum of Art - 100 W 14th Avenue Pkwy, Denver, CO 80204

    Treasures of British Art presents a selection of paintings from the acclaimed traveling exhibition, providing a panoramic view of British cultural history seen through its art. Featured are examples by the pre-eminent artists of the British School: Anthony van Dyck, Benjamin West, Angelica Kauffman, Thomas Gainsborough, Thomas Lawrence, George Stubbs, and John Singer Sargent.

    Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the Shaping of the Modern World

    February 2 - April 30, 2017

    Yale Center for British Art - 1080 Chapel Street, New Haven, Connecticut

    Caroline of Ansbach, Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, and Charlotte of Mecklenberg-Strelitz — three German princesses who married into the British royal family in the 18th century — are the focus of a stunning exhibition of nearly 300 artworks at the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven. The exhibition explores the lasting legacies of these important women and how each shaped courtly life.

    Victorian Treasures

    January 27 - May 7, 2017

    Walker Art Gallery - William Brown Street, Liverpool, L3 8EL, UK

    Victorian Treasures brings together more than 60 outstanding Victorian paintings and watercolours from the art collections of National Museums Liverpool. The exhibition explores the work of leading 19th-century classical artists such as Frederic Leighton, Lawrence Alma-Tadema and Edward John Poynter. It also showcases work from pioneering Pre-Raphaelite artists including John Everett Millais, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and William Holman Hunt.

    American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent

    March 1 - May 14, 2017

    Philadelphia Museum of Art - 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130

    This extraordinary gathering of rarely seen masterpieces traces the rise of a uniquely American medium. Shaped by the genius of Winslow Homer and John Singer Sargent, the watercolor movement tells a story about innovation, experimentation, and the creation of bold new ways of seeing the world.

    Witness to War: Callot, Goya, Bellows

    January 27 - May 28, 2017

    Timken Museum of Art - 1500 El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101

    Known as the most powerful artistic statements of the inhumanity of war and rarely seen as a group, Witness to War is a complex exhibition of more than 100 works of art, comprised of etchings and lithographs, cataloguing the brutality and fatal consequences of war in a stark, confrontational and unflinching manner.

    Searing images of war from the 17th century to the 20th century, Witness to War documents atrocities from the Thirty Years War, the Napoleonic War to the First World War.

    M.C. Escher: Reality and Illusion

    March 4 - May 28, 2017

    Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum - 700 North 12th Street Wausau, WI 54403

    The most iconic works by Dutch artist M.C. Escher (1898-1972), including a pair of hands drawing themselves and fish morphing into birds, are familiar to many. This exhibition of 120 woodcuts, lithographs, mezzotints, and drawings delves deeper into both the literal and impossible worlds Escher created over a career spanning five decades. Drawn from a large private collection of M.C. Escher’s work, Reality and Illusion includes early figure drawings, lesser-known book illustrations, detailed Italian landscapes, the tessellations for which he became famous, and examples of his signature architectural fantasies in which stairways seem to go both up and down.

    Looking North and South: European Prints and Drawings 1500-1650

    March 5 - May 29, 2017

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

    Many artists working in Europe in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries contributed to a fascinating and rich period of artistic exchange. Northern artists (predominantly those in the Netherlands and Germany) traveled increasingly to sites in southern Europe (Italy in particular) during this time, and responded in profound ways to Italian art and antique sculpture. The circulation of artistic ideas, practices, and traditions resulted in a dialogue of inspiration and innovation across the continent. This exhibition explores the character of artistic exchange between the north and south through the production of prints, drawings, and books from about 1500 to 1650.

    The Medici's Painter: Carlo Dolci and 17th-Century Florence

    February 10 - July 9, 2017

    Davis Museum at Wellesley College - 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02481

    This is the first exhibition in America devoted to the luminous and meticulously rendered paintings and drawings of Italian artist Carlo Dolci (1616–1687). It provides an unprecedented opportunity to study the life and oeuvre of 17th-century Florence’s most important painter, whose reverence for detail, brilliant palette, and seemingly enameled surfaces earned the favor of patronage by the powerful Medici family.

    John Trumbull: Visualizing American Independence

    November 5, 2016 - July 2017

    Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art - 600 Main Street Hartford CT, 06103

    Three historic scenes created by America's first history painter, John Trumbull, are central to this installation exploring visual interpretation of the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783). An additional work by Trumbull is also featured in the exhibition, as well as works by modern artists who revisited the legacy of the war in the 20th century in observance of major anniversaries such as the bicentennial of George Washington's birth in 1932 and the US bicentennial in 1976.

    Auguste Rodin: The Centenary Installation

    January 28 - December 31, 2017

    Legion of Honor Museum - Lincoln Park, 100 34th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94121

    Honoring the 100th anniversary of Auguste Rodin’s death in 1917, the Legion of Honor will present a completely new installation of its extraordinary Rodin holdings in Auguste Rodin: The Centenary Installation. Approximately 50 objects in bronze, marble, and plaster—all from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco’s permanent collection—will be presented in a new context.

    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.)

    Christie's - London, South Kensington

    19th Century European Art

    Exhibition Dates: March 11 - 14, 2017

    Sale Date: March 16, 2017

    Bonhams - London, Knightsbridge

    British and European Art

    Exhbition Dates: March 19 - 21, 2017

    Sale Date: March 21, 2017

    Christie's - Paris

    Une collection française: Passion partagée d'un couple d#39;amateurs

    Exhibition Dates: March 16 - 21, 2017

    Sale Date: March 22, 2017

    Christie's - London, South Kensington

    Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist Art, Maritime Art, Sporting & Wildlife Art

    Exhibition Dates: March 18 - 21, 2017

    Sale Date: March 22, 2017

    Sotheby's - London

    Two Great Scottish Collections: Property from the Forbeses of Pitsligo and the Marquesses of Lothian

    Exhibition Dates: March 24 - 27, 2017

    Sale Date: March 28, 2017

    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