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This Week: Must-See Arts in the City : Slideshow

WNYC's Arts Datebook: February 29 - March 6, 2012

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

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The Art Institute of Chicago
The Met is displaying works collected by the Steins -- Leo, Michael and writer Gertrude -- important art patrons in the early 20th century. Seen here: a Picasso still life from 1922.
Staatsgalerie Stuttgart
The family were important collectors of early Modern art, including canvases by their good friend Henri Matisse -- such as 'La Coiffure,' from 1907.
Musée d’Orsay, Paris on deposit at the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lyon
The Steins ran a lively Saturday evening salon in Paris, introducing important artists to new audiences and each other. Paul Cézanne's 'Bathers,' from c. 1892, is seen above.
Courtesy of the artist
At Magnan Metz in Chelsea, the architectonic works of Cuban artist Alexandre Arrechea will go on view. 'Zollamtssteg,' a sculpture from 2012, is shown here.
Courtesy of the artist and Gitterman Gallery
The Gitterman Gallery is showing the photography of Adam Bartos, an artist inspired by 19th century travel photography. This image was taken on Long Island in 2010.
Courtesy of the artist and Gitterman Gallery
The exhibition of Bartos's work will feature pictures taken in North Africa in the '80s -- such as this image of the Ramses Hilton under construction in Cairo in 1980.
Courtesy of the artist and Gitterman Gallery
Bartos's photographs often function like still lifes, with great care placed on objects and their textures, shapes and tones -- as in this image from Kenya, also snapped in 1980.
©Estate of Douglas Huebler / ARS. Courtesy Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
Paula Cooper Gallery is showing works by Douglas Huebler, an artist whose works picked apart the art world in words and images. Seen here: 'Crocodile Tears: Great Corrector (Mondrian),' 1990.
The Morgan Library. Photo by Graham S. Haber
At the Morgan, an exhibit devoted to animals in art, literature and music -- such as Eugène Delacroix's 19th century studies of a cat.
The Morgan Library. Courtesy Faksimile Verlag, Luzern
A piece of an illuminated manuscript from the 13th century shows St. Francis preaching to the birds.
The Morgan Library & Museum. © David Hockney
The show at the Morgan features works both new and old. 'Boodgie and Stanley' is a 1993 drawing by British painter David Hockney that shows off the artist's dachsunds.

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