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through July 29: How One Artist Does Impasto

On view this month in Naples, Florida, is a magnetic exhibition of new works from Rustem Stahurski. You won’t believe the beauty he creates through paint so frothy and thick, it almost looks good enough to eat.

through July 28: Veritas Is Latin for?

The theme of truth or true-to-nature has long been part of the traditional artistic vocabulary. “Veritas: New Realism” is a captivating look into contemporary realism through the eyes of two outstanding painters. Who are they?

through July 30: How a Kitsch Painter Catches Love, Solitude, and Struggle

Sixteen never-before-seen works by monumental kitsch painter Odd Nerdrum are on view in New York City through July 30. A leading champion of Apelles’ ancient palette of white, black, yellow, and red, Nerdrum transports viewers through deep humanistic narrative and so much more.

through July 30: A Pristine Pair You Need to See

Honoring the New Mexico landscape are fellow artists and friends Ken Dagget and Damien Gonzales, this month at Total Arts Gallery. Details here!

through July 31: How to Celebrate Summer the Gallery Way

For the past 10 years, the New York Academy of Art has celebrated the hot summer months with a series of outstanding exhibitions that should — among other things — heat up the collector’s checkbook. What’s on the slate for 2016?

through July: This Artist Does It Like No One Else

On July 8, Meyer Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico, opens a major exhibition of new works from a contemporary master of brush and paint. Find out who he honors in the show and get a sneak peek at the stunning works to be unveiled this month.

Embodying Myth through Imagination

In searching for meaning, joy, and purpose in life, many find art, including artist Brad Overton. His mysterious yet compelling portraits are the subjects of a solo exhibition in Santa Fe.

July: An Exhibition One Can't Ignore

Dutch and still life traditions reign supreme at Wally Workman in Texas this month, with an enticing group exhibition of works by the acclaimed Sarah Ferguson and James Andrew Smith.

through July: What Does Spring Do to the Art World?

How are you welcoming the spring season? Whether it be chirping birds, lush sunlit gardens, blooming wildflower landscapes, or fluffy white clouds, all things spring are showcased at Edgewood Orchard Galleries via a series of current and upcoming group exhibitions. Who’s included?

August 2: Brueghel to Canaletto Closes

An outstanding selection of 40 paintings from Jan Brueghel the Elder to the Venetian master Canaletto are on view soon. Where?

through August 6: This Show Might Bring You to Tears

Begun in 1987 when a cohort of friendly painters met in Taos, New Mexico, the Oklahoma Society of Impressionists (OSI) is just one of many organizations at the forefront of the contemporary realism and plein air movements. Their upcoming show is just the latest display of talent and beauty.

through August 7: Grand Exhibition for Grand Canyon

The Eiteljorg Museum in Indiana will soon open a grand exhibition that tells a thrilling artistic story. Who are the major names included?

August 11--13: Bozeman, Montana, Is a New Art Destination

2016 will be the first year that Bozeman, Montana, hosts a new edition of the Western Masters collection of art shows. When do events kick off?

through August 20: How Will Scale Change Your Perspective?

Rounding out the summer season at Denver, Colorado’s Gallery 1261 is a large-works group exhibition featuring a number of the gallery’s acclaimed artists.

August 28: 30 Americans Dismounts

Conversational, controversial, and more, this exhibition is sure to leave you talking. Want to learn more?

through August 28: The Identity Art Can Create

For nearly 100 years, Santa Barbara, California, has organized a summer celebration of the area’s cultural legacy and history known as the “Old Spanish Days Fiesta.” One gallery has joined the festivities to showcase the impact that art has had on this identity. Details here!

September 4: America, Seen Closes at MIA

Between 1900 and 1950, America was a nation of constant evolution — cultural, political, social, and economic. The World Wars, industrialization, and the Great Depression produced an extraordinary time in the United States that resulted in artistic responses and reflections. And that is the subject of an outstanding exhibition in Minneapolis.

through September 11: A Monument Deserving of Artistic Attention

Did you know that the oldest commercial building in Southern California is about to celebrate its 200th anniversary? What better way to celebrate than to capture this monumental moment in brush and paint?

through September 18: What Turner Understood About Color That You Need To Know

Twisting, writhing, turbulent, chaotic, and romantic. These are all common terms associated with the pictures by monumental British artist J.M.W. Turner. These words encapsulate Turner’s language in paint: line, shape, edge, and texture. But can you understand his language of color?

November 18: Picturing Prestige Show Closes

No matter the time or place, one always finds examples of individuals — and families — employing the artist to carefully craft their public images. On view now at the City Museum of New York is an exhibition that explores how 18th- and 19th- century New Yorkers used portraiture as indicators of prestige.

December 31: American Classics

The lovely Woodson Art Museum in Wisconsin has an equally stunning array of bird imagery from some of American’s greatest creators during a current exhibition. Who can you expect to see?

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through July 29: How One Artist Does Impasto

On view this month in Naples, Florida, is a magnetic exhibition of new works from Rustem Stahurski. You won’t believe the beauty he creates through paint so frothy and thick, it almost looks good enough to eat.