Arts Everyday Living: Celebrate Christmas at the Art Museum—Coming Soon!

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The holidays are definitely coming: Hanukkah begins on the 16th, while Christmas is only 2 weeks away.  Have you completed your shopping?  Mailed that long list of cards? Finalized travel plans? Decided the menu for those family meals?

 Or are you behind schedule?  And feeling a bit irritable?




Julius Le Blanc Stewart, Woman in an Interior, c. 1895, oil on canvas, Private Collection


Tired, even exhausted?



Max Kurzwell, Lady in Yellow Dress, 1899, oil on canvas, Vienna Museum, Vienna, Austria

 Longing for a prolonged nap?


Felix Vallotton, Laid Down Woman, Sleeping, 1899, oil on canvas, Private Collection


Or maybe a short break?


Eva Gonzales, The Milliner, c. 1877, Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois


Don’t despair!  Starting Sunday through Christmas, celebrate the holidays at art museums in the United States, Europe, and across the world!

Anna Pettersson

Carl Larsson, Anna Petterssen, c. 1895, watercolor, Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden


Julius Le Blanc Stewart (1855-1919). American, spent most of his career in Paris, painting portraits and genre scenes of fashionable society.

Max Kurzweil (1867-1916), Austrian, member of Vienna Secession, an avant-garde group in the city, works could be melancholy in feeling.

Felix Vallotton (1865-1925), Swiss, settled in France, affiliated with Les Nabis, artistic circle oriented toward symbolism and fantasy.

Eva Gonzales (1849-1883), French, considered an Impressionist, taught by Edouard Manet, captured life of Parisian women.

Carl Larsson (1853-1919), Swedish, part of Arts and Crafts movement, focused on family and interiors of home.


The above images are used solely for educational purposes.




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