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Frank Duveneck: American Master Cincinnati Art Museum 18 December–28 March 2021 www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org This is the first major exhibition for years of Cincinnati’s favourite artistic son. Duveneck’s genre paintings of street children are among the works on show, as are Bavarian landscapes and Venetian harbour scenes from the two decades he spent in Europe.
Senga Nengudi: Topologies Denver Art Museum 13 December–11 April 2021 www.denverartmuseum.org The Chicago-born artist Senga Nengudi creates improvisational works that fuse sculpture, performance art and photography, often inspired by dance traditions from Africa and Japan. This display of more than works traces her career from the s to the present.
Victor Hugo, Liberty at the Panthéon Panthéon, Paris 4 December–14 March 2021 www.paris-pantheon.fr Victor Hugo’s funeral procession in May was attended by some two million people. This show of art and archival materials at the site of his tomb considers the importance of the event in the history of the Third Republic, while also delving into the writer’s life and work.
Become who you are! Ruth Baumgarte: The Art of Living Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Dortmund 1 December–21 February 2021 www.dortmund.de The most significant survey of the Bavarian-born painter since her death in , this display explores Baumgarte’s lifelong engagement with social and environmental issues, culminating in the cycle of works depicting her travels in Africa.
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