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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™

    Pine Variations

    June 30 - July 29, 2017

    Alliance Gallery - 37 Main Street, NY 12764

    ARC Living Master Peter Fiore is holding a solo exhibition entitled "Pine Variations" at the Delaware Valley Arts Center’s Alliance Gallery.

    The opening reception takes place on Friday, June 30 from 7 to 9 pm . The exhibit will be on view through July 29.

    Exhibitions featuring ARC Associate Living Masters™

    Sergio Roffo

    August 18 - September, 2017

    Quidley & Co. Gallery - 158 23 Main Street, Nantucket MA

    ARC Associate Living Master™, Sergio Roffo, will be holding an exhibition of his recent works.

    The Manning Art Prize Exhibition

    September 2 - October 15, 2017

    Manning Regional Gallery - 12 Maquarie St, Taree, NSW, Australia

    Vicki Sullivan has been selected to be a finalist in the Manning Art Prize "Naked and Nude" exhibition for her work “Back Study of Brianna”.

    Painting Niagra, Thomas Kegler

    May 7, 2017 - January 2018

    Castellani Art Museum - Niagara University, NY 14109

    ARC Associate Living Master™ Tom Kegler will be exhibiting his work, "Niagra Falls". This exhibition includes 15 plein air paintings and related studies as well as works from the Castellani Art Museum collection.

    Exhibitions featuring ARC Living Artists™

    18th Annual Fine Art Exhibition and Sale

    April 28 - 30, 2017

    Town of Southwick, Massachusetts - 454 College Highway, Southwick, MA 01077

    George Hartley will be participating in the 18th Annual Fine Art Exhibition and Sale. Hours run from 10am - 4pm.

    Exhibitions of ARC Approved™ Ateliers

    2017 BFA Fine Arts Exhibition

    June 15 - August 31, 2017

    Laguna College of Art and Design - 2222 Laguna Canyon Rd, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

    The Laguna College of Art and Design, an ARC Approved™ atelier, is proud to present the 2017 BFA Fine Arts Exhibition, a group exhibition highlighting representational paintings, drawings and sculptures produced by their senior class. The exhibition offers a selection of work developed as part of LCAD’s BFA program in Fine Arts senior thesis project.

    Special Events

    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

    IGOR 12th Annual Juried Exhibition

    September 23 - October 23, 2017

    Winfield Gallery - Dolores between Ocean & 7th, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA

    The International Guild of Realism has secured a top-ranking art gallery in Carmel, California to host their 12th Annual Juried Exhibition.

    Their annual international exhibition will be held at the prestigious Winfield Gallery in the heart of the Carmel Art District. The gallery is centrally located among many quality art galleries, luxury shops and fine dining, attracting plenty of affluent visitors during the peak summer season. Carmel and Monterey are the most beautiful coastal areas of the United States.

    Personal Structures - Open Borders

    May 13 - November 26, 2017

    Palazzo Bembo, Palazzo Mora and Giardini Marinaressa - Venice, Italy

    ARC Living Master™ Lihuai He will be among the artists participating in this international event.

    The selected artists come from many different parts of the world, different cultures resulting in very different artworks. Visually, the artworks may appear very different, but all artists present their own subjective, personal expression of their reflection on the concepts Time, Space and Existence.

    Idyllic Impressions

    ends September 10, 2017

    California Art Club Gallery, The Old Mill - 11120 Old Mill Road, San Marino, CA 91108

    The California Art Club, an ARC Allied Organization, is holding an exhibition of member works. Admission is free.

    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

    Self Portrait

    April 20 - June 20, 2017

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

    This exhibition celebrates the unique visions of 27 contemporary realists from around the world. The exhibited works display a cross-section of styles, many representating the world’s foremost art academies: The Lyme Academy, The Florence Academy of Art, Grand Central Atelier, the School of Visual Arts and The Art Students League.

    Museum Exhibitions

    America Collects Eighteenth Century French Painting

    May 21 - August 20, 2017

    National Gallery of Art - 3rd and 9th Streets along Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20001

    During his visit to the United Sates in 1815, Joseph Bonaparte, elder brother of Napoleon, put on public view his collection of eighteenth-century French paintings. The works caused a sensation, and a new American taste for French art was born.

    This exhibition brings together sixty-eight paintings that represent some of the best and most unusual examples of French art of that era held by American museums and tells their stories on a national stage.

    J.M.W. Turner

    ending August 21, 2017

    Indianapolis Museum of Art - 4000 N Michigan Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46208

    The Indianapolis Museum of Art’s collection of watercolors by Turner and his contemporaries was founded more than a century ago. Its wide renown, however, is due to the singular efforts of Kurt F. Pantzer (1892–1979), an Indianapolis attorney, who was devoted to all things related to Turner. Selections from the collection are exhibited each spring and summer in this gallery.

    Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art

    June 3 - August 27, 2017

    Shelburne Museum - 6000 Shelburne Road, Shelburne, VT 05482

    Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art celebrates artists’ captivation with hunting and fishing. The exhibition encompasses a wide variety of portraits, landscapes, still lifes, and genre scenes, including iconic works by Thomas Cole, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, Alfred Jacob Miller, and Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait. These representations of hunting and fishing do more than merely illustrate subsistence or diverting pastimes, they connect a dynamic and developing American nation to its past and its future.

    Witness: Reality and Imagination in the Prints of Francisco Goya

    April 22 - September 6, 2017

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

    Francisco Goya witnessed decades of political turmoil and social upheaval as court painter to four successive rulers of Spain. Among his greatest achievements were four series of etchings that chronicle the transformation of Spanish society and his own personal visions.

    The prints featured in the exhibition show Goya's remarkable ability to move between documentary realism and expressive invention. Unlike his commissioned paintings, his graphic works allowed him the freedom to explore provocative subjects such as prostitution, witchcraft, and political corruption. This exhibition also highlights how Goya pushed the limits of printmaking to heighten the expressive effect of his subjects.

    Transient Effects: The Solar Eclipses and Celestial Landscapes of Howard Russell Butler

    July 22 - October 8, 2017

    Princeton University Art Museum - Elm Dr, Princeton, NJ 08544

    On Aug 21, 2017 the first solar eclipse of this century will be visible in the U.S.

    In 1918, Howard Russell Butler, a portrait and landscape artist and graduate of Princeton University’s first school of science, painted a new kind of portrait of a very unusual sitter: the total solar eclipse. This exhibition brings together experts from the sciences and art history to present the history of Butler’s unique paintings and the story of the artist who created them.

    Alphonse Mucha: In Quest of Beauty

    June 16 - October 29, 2017

    Walker Art Gallery - William Brown Street, Liverpool L3 8EN, United Kingdom

    Alphonse Mucha: In Quest of Beauty is a major touring exhibition from the Mucha Foundation which explores the work of the artist around the theme of beauty – the core principle underlying his artistic philosophy. Showing around 100 works primarily drawn from the Mucha Trust Collection, the exhibition will include drawings, paintings, photographs and some of the artist’s celebrated poster designs, synonymous with the Art Nouveau style of the fin-de-siècle. A number of key ‘aesthetic’ and art nouveau works from National Museum Liverpool’s own collections will also feature within the exhibition.

    Alma-Tadema: At Home in Antiquity

    July 7 - October 29, 2017

    Leighton House Museum - 12 Holland Park Road, London W14 8LZ, United Kingdom

    Alma-Tadema: At Home in Antiquity explores Lawrence Alma-Tadema's fascination with the representation of domestic life in antiquity. Born in the north of the Netherlands, the exhibition traces his early training and move to London in 1870 where he established a hugely successful career at the heart of the artistic establishment. His work fixed ideas in the popular imagination of what life in the ancient past might have looked like – ideas and images that were taken to the stage, film and that remain with us today. The exhibition includes important works by Tadema himself, his wife Laura and daughter Anna with loans coming from public and private collections internationally.

    In conjunction with this exhibition are workshops led by Ann Witheridge, director of the ARC Approved™ London Fine Art Studio. To learn more about these programs, please click here.

    GF Watts: England's Michelangelo

    June 20 - November 26, 2017

    Watts Gallery - Down Lane, Compton, 
Surrey, GU3 1DQ, Great Britain

    Celebrating 200 years since his birth, England's Michelangelo explores G. F. Watts career as a painter, social activist and philanthropist.

    At the heart of the show are Watts's most ambitious allegorical and Symbolist works, including the iconic "Hope" and "Love and Life".

    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.)

    Sotheby's - London

    Old Master & British Works on Paper

    Exhibition Dates: July 1 - 4, 2017

    Sale Date: July 55, 2017

    Christie's - London, King Street

    Old Masters Evening Sale

    Exhibition Dates: July 1 - 6, 2017

    Sale Date: July 6, 2017

    Christie's - London, King Street

    Old Masters Day Sale

    Exhibition Dates: July 1 - 6, 2017

    Sale Date: July 7, 2017

    Christie's - London, King Street

    Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite and British Impressionist Art

    Exhibition Dates: July 8 - 11, 2017

    Sale Date: July 11, 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