NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES, SAN FRANCISCO – From Rembrandt’s first masterpiece to a new James Turrell exhibit, here’s the rundown on what’s coming up near you this week.
NYC: Rembrandt’s First Masterpiece
At the young age of twenty-three, Rembrandt painted his first masterpiece – “Judas Returning the Thirty Pieces of Silver,” which reflects the beginnings Golden Age painter’s foundational Renaissance style. Whether you’re a huge Rembrandt fan or you need a little motivational boost for your own creative career, the painting’s now on display for the first time in the United States at the Morgan Library.
WHERE: The Morgan Library & Museum, 225 Madison Ave, New York, NY
WHEN: Through September 18th.
LA: Black is Beautiful: Empowerment Through the Lens of Kwame Brathwaite, 1962 – 1975
Inspired in part by the writings of Marcus Garvey, Kwame Brathwaite, along with his older brother, Elombe Brath and the African Jazz Arts Society and Studios (AJASS) popularized the phrase “Black is Beautiful” in the late 50s and early 60s. The photographer presents his first solo West Coast show at the Cherry and Martin gallery.
WHERE: Cherry and Martin, 2712 S La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
WHEN: Through July 30th.
SF: James Turrell: Solo Exhibition
To celebrate their new gallery in Palo Alto, Pace Gallery’s putting on a inaugural James Turrell exhibit (which you can also see at their NYC gallery). Like many of his other pieces of work, this exhibit features an exploration of how light, color, perception, and space intersect. If you haven’t seen a Turrell exhibit yet, we highly recommend it.
WHERE: Pace Gallery Palo Alto, 229 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto, CA.
WHEN: Through August 21st.