On View:

Daumier, Augustus, and Cocteau at museums around the world

Honoré Daumier’s “The Print Collector” (circa 1857-63) is on exhibit in London.
Honoré Daumier’s “The Print Collector” (circa 1857-63) is on exhibit in London.

“Daumier (1808-1879): Visions of Paris”

Royal Academy of Arts


Through Jan. 26


Honoré Daumier was a unique figure in French art — perhaps in all art — as both satirist and artist of the first rank. Much more than just the foremost caricaturist in art history, he was admired by an impressive range of fellow artists, from Delacroix and Degas, among contemporaries, and on to Picasso and Francis Bacon. This extensive exhibition looks at Daumier in the context of his city, the capital of 19th-century European art. It includes 130 works: paintings, drawings, watercolors, and sculptures. Burlington House, Piccadilly, 011-44-20-7300-8000,

“Van Gogh Repetitions”

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Phillips Collection


Through Jan. 26

One of Vincent van Gogh’s artistic procedures was to repeat himself: to do multiple versions of the same work. Comprising three dozen paintings and works on paper, this show takes an in-depth look at 13 repetitions and what they say about the artist’s use of repetition generally. 1600 21st St. NW, 202-387-2151,

“Art and Appetite: American Painting, Culture, and Cuisine”


Art Institute of Chicago

Through Jan. 27

What could be more natural than combining food with food for the eye? Among the diverse lineup of artists with work in this mouth-watering show are William Glackens, John Sloan, Stuart Davis, Edward Hopper, Gerald Murphy, Norman Rockwell, Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg, and Wayne Thiebaud. 111 South Michigan Ave., 312-443-3600,

“Chagall: Love, War, and Exile”

Jewish Museum, New York

Through Feb. 2


This is the first US exhibition to look at Marc Chagall’s career during the ’30s in Paris and then as a refugee from World War II in New York. Besides paintings and works on paper, the show includes letters, photographs, and examples of his poetry. 1109 Fifth Ave., 212-423-3200,

“Albrecht Dürer: His Art in Context”

Städel Museum, Frankfurt

Through Feb. 2

Over the past decade there have been seven large exhibitions dedicated to Germany’s foremost artist. This latest example — which includes 250 works, 190 by Dürer — looks at how he responded to work by contemporaries and recent predecessors. Schaumainkai 63, 011-49-69-605-0980,


Scuderie del Quirinale, Rome

Through Feb. 9

Next year marks the 2000th anniversary of the death of the greatest Roman emperor. This exhibition includes some 200 objects — scupltures, reliefs, votive items, jewelry, even a gladiator’s helmet — relating to Augustus and his 45-year reign. Via XXIV Maggio 16, 011-39-06-3996-7500, english.scuder

“Jean Cocteauand Cinematography”

Cinematheque Francaise


Through Feb. 9

This exhibition focuses on Cocteau’s work as a filmmaker in such films as “Orpheus” and “Beauty and the Beast.” On display are posters, costumes, scripts, drawings, and other related items. 51 Rue de Bercy, 011-33-1-71-19-3333,

“Impressionist France: Visions of Nation from Le Gray to Monet”

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Kansas City, Mo.

Through Feb. 14

Their own country was a defining concern for French painters and photographers in the second half of the 19th century, as this wide-ranging exhibition demonstrates. Painters with work in the show include Monet, Pissarro, and Renoir, while Gustave Le Gray and Édouard Baldus are among the photographers. 4525 Oak St., 816-751-1278,

“Gold and the Incas: Lost Worlds of Peru”

National Gallery of Australia


Dec. 6-April 31

This impressively rich gathering of artworks from the pre-Columbian Andean empire include funerary objects, jewelry, textiles, and ceramics — some 200 items in all. Parkes Place, 011-61-2-6240-6501,

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