Egyptomania: 19th Century Depictions of Ancient Egypt

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The Painter

Upcoming Loan

Ignaz-Marcel Gaugengigl
German/American, 1855–1932

The Painter

Flagler Museum
Palm Beach, Florida

Masterfully Human:
The Art of Gaugengigl

January 23 – April 29, 2018

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Salon Thursdays: February 1, 2018

Pictures at an Exhibition and Pictures at (the Aesthetic) Home

Petra ten-Doesschate Chu

The pictures seen at nineteenth-century exhibitions, such as the Vienna International Art Exhibition of 1882, of which we catch a glimpse in the Dahesh Museum’s painting by Wilhelm Gause, were not necessarily the paintings art buyers at the time bought for their homes. Indeed, as the nineteenth century progressed, and particularly during the so-called “Aesthetic period” of the last two decades, paintings for the home had to meet a set of standards that was quite different from those commonly used by exhibition organizers and juries. This was not only a question of size, but also of subject matter, color, composition, and brushwork. Pictures at an Exhibition and Pictures at (the Aesthetic) Home focuses on those standards, the people who set them, the degree to which they were obeyed by middle class buyers, and the impact they had on the art market.

The lecture is free and begins at 6.30 pm at the Dahesh Museum of Art Gift Shop, located at 145 Sixth Avenue, on the corner of Dominick Street, one block south of Spring Street.

Fifteenth Annual Graduate Student Symposium in the History of Nineteenth-Century Art

Co-sponsored by the Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art (AHNCA) and the Dahesh Museum of Art, the symposium will be held on Sunday, March 18, 2018, at the Dahesh Museum Gift Shop. Click to learn more.                    

A New Home Coming Soon

We look forward to welcoming you in our new home at 178 East 64th Street in 2018. H3, the architecture New York-based firm of Hugh Hardy that was responsible for transforming our space at 580 Madison, will design the project. H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture aim to adapt this elegant 1899 townhouse into a public museum, providing easy access, intimate exhibition and program space, appropriate lighting, and a safe and controlled environment, while preserving the distinctive character and intimate scale of the building. Further updates will be posted on our website. Click to learn more.