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    Saint Louis Art Museum to maps at Winterthur

    Paintings by Jackson Pollock, left, and Mark Rothko in the new East Building of the St. Louis Art Museum.
    J. J. Lane
    Paintings by Jackson Pollock, left, and Mark Rothko in the new East Building of the St. Louis Art Museum.

    East Building

    Saint Louis Art Museum

    The Saint Louis Art Museum has the best acronym of any art institution in America, SLAM. It now also has a spanking new pavilion. SLAM’s $160 million East Building opened Saturday. Designed by David Chipperfield, with the participation of the firm HOK, the East Building has 200,000 square feet of space with room for 21 galleries. This increases the museum’s public area by 30 percent. In addition, the museum has unveiled a new education center.  1 Fine Arts Drive, 314-721-0072,

    Otis Booth Pavilion and Nature Gardens

    Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County


    The pavilion (a six-story-high glass cube that provides the museum with a new entrance) and the garden’s 3½ acres of greenery are the latest additions to a decade-long, $135 million renovation and expansion. 900 Exposition Blvd., 213-763-3466,

    “Wari: Lords of theAncient Andes”

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    Kimbell Art Museum

    Fort Worth

    Through Sept. 8

    The Wari preceded the Incans in the central Andes from roughly the 7th to 11th centuries. Ceramics, metalworks sculptures, and textiles — some 140 items in all — show the richness and diversity of Wari culture.  3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., 817-332-8451,

    “Vermeer and Music: The Art of Love and Leisure”


    National Gallery of Art


    Through Sept. 8

    Three of the Dutch painter’s canvases — “A Young Woman Standing at a Virginal,” “A Young Woman Seated at a Virginal,” and “Guitar Player” — are brought together for the first time. Three days a week the Academy of Ancient Music will perform in the gallery.
    Trafalgar Square, 011-44-20-7747-2885,




    Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza

    Through Sept. 12

    This overview of the career of the much-loved Impressionist painter Camille Pisarro pays particular attention to his affinity for landscape. Palacio de Villahermosa, Paseo del Prado 8, 011-34-902-76-0511,

    “Giorgio Morandi”

    Palais des Beaux-Arts


    Through Sept. 22

    The great 20th-century master of still life is represented by 100 works in a variety of media: paintings, watercolors, drawings, prints.  Rue Ravenstein,011-32-2-507-8200,

    “Hopper Drawing”

    Whitney Museum of American Art

    New York

    Through Oct. 6

    The first major museum show to examine Edward Hopper’s drawings and their relationship to his creative process, this abundant exhibition features more than 200 of his drawings, as well as several dozen sketchbook pages and 21 paintings.  945 Madison Ave., 212-570-3600,

    “Edvard Munch 150”

    National Gallery of Art,
    Architecture and Design/Munch Museum


    Through Oct. 13

    A significant anniversary for Norway’s most significant painter, Edvard Munch, is observed by the country’s two most significant museums. Work from 1882-1903 is on display at the National Gallery, and from 1904-44 at the Munch Museum.  National Gallery: Universitetsgaten 13, 011-47-22-20-0404 ,; Munch Museum: Toyengata 011-47-23-49-3500,

    “From Van Gogh to Bonnard”

    Musée des Beaux-Arts


    Through Oct. 13

    Painters in the late 19th and early 20th centuries flocked to the south of France to capture the timeless appeal of its light and terrain. As part of Marseille-Provence being designated a European Cultural Capital this year, some 100 examples of their handiwork have been brought together.  Palais Longchamp, Boulevard De Montricher, 011-33-4-91-14-59-30,

    “Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience”

    Winterthur Museum

    Winterthur, Del.

    Through Jan. 5

    Art history and information design inform this exhibition on the interplay of cartography and democracy. It describes how maps — often beautiful and always useful — have both shaped events in the country’s past and reflected them.  Kennett Pike, 302-888-4600,

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