15 ways to get a flavor of la belle France, right here in the U.S.

SANTA FE, NM, March 07, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — We love to go to France almost any time — especially Paris in the Spring. But wanting to go and being able to go are two different things.

There are plenty of reasons why you might not be planning a trip to France just now, including time or cost constraints, or schedule conflicts. Life gets in the way.

If you’re wishing for a French fix, but a trip just isn’t going to happen anytime soon, we’ve selected 15 exhibitions for you, right here in the US, that have a French twist. Any one of them can dispense a sense of la belle France – especially if you wrap up your day at the museum with dinner at a local bistro.

And if you do have a trip to France planned, these exhibitions can build anticipation, or make the experience linger once you’re home.

Allons-y! Presented in order of closing date … 15 ways to get a flavor of la belle France, right here in the U.S.

1. Impressions in Ink: The Arthur Ross Collection, Arthur Ross Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. On now, through March 25, 2018. This exhibition features 30 prints by French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist artists, chosen from the collection of the gallery’s founder Arthur Ross. Includes work by Cezanne, Daumier, Degas, Gauguin, Manet, Matisse, Pissarro, and Toulouse-Lautrec, among others.

2. Towards Impressionism: Landscape Painting from Corot to Monet, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Winter Park, Florida. On through April 8, 2018. Also: Frye Art Museum, Seattle, Washington, May 12 – August 5, 2018. Forty-five 19th-century landscape paintings, from the Musee des Beaux Arts in Reims, trace the evolution of landscape painting in France from the romantics to the School of Barbizon, the circle of Honfleur, and up to Impressionism.

3. Becoming a Woman in the Age of Enlightenment: French Art from The Horvitz Collection. Ackland Art Museum at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. On through April 8, 2018. Also: Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California, May 13 2018 – August 19, 2018. More than 100 paintings, sculptures, and drawings explore an alternative view of woman as the equal of men in 18th-century France, including work by a number of women artists. From refined portraits of young women, images of romance and marriage, depictions of idyllic family life, and portrayals of maturity and old age, to mythological scenes of ideal or despicable female behavior and evocations of women’s creative prowess.

4. Jane Gottlieb Photographs. France Art, Design and Architecture Museum at U.C. Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California. On through April 29, 2018. 26 photographs taken in France are transformed with intense colors, using the latest digital technologies and materials. Gottlieb’s saturated, unrealistic color is intended to irritate the eye like a grain of sand in an oyster, producing pearls of perception.

5. Moustiers Ceramics: Gifts from the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw collection. Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York City, NY. On through April 29, 2018. When French nobles were required to melt their silver tableware to fund war efforts (1689 -1709), faience manufacturers were quick to provide ceramic wares. 60 works of 18th-century faience, alongside related prints and textiles, highlight the broad impact of innovative patterning and variety of forms produced in tin-glazed earthenware in Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, France.

Want to see the full list? Click HERE to see all 15 incredible exhibits!

About ArtGeek.art: Developed by two travel-loving museum-goers for people like themselves, ArtGeek is a new, free, constantly-updated on-line directory of the thousands of temporary art exhibitions scheduled at more than 1000 US museums. For the first time, art-lovers have one-stop access to exhibition listings around the country, to help plan vacation travel as well as spontaneous weekend excursions and day-trips. ArtGeek’s robust search functionality makes it easy to discover compelling exhibitions, to bookmark favorites, and to maintain a personal list of possibilities.

Amy Engle | Publicist

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