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Art, Culture and Design

Exhibits to see and a new gallery to visit.
By Irene Rawlings

The Photography of Alfred Eisenstaedt
Alfred Eisenstaedt photographed Marilyn Monroe (above), Albert Einstein, and other notables including Post Toasties cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post for Life magazine. Mid-Century Master: The Photography of Alfred Eisenstaedt is showing at Hillwood Estate, Museum, & Gardens (Post’s former home in Washington, D.C.) through January 12, 2020. hillwoodmuseum.org

The Collection of Lee Bouvier Radziwill

In anticipation of Christie’s October week of collector sales, one of the most discussed lots is The Collection of Lee Bouvier Radziwill (right). The personal items of the style icon, former princess, society doyenne, and sister of Jackie Kennedy include furniture, jewelry, fine art, photography, and bibelots from her homes in New York and Paris. christies.com

The Colmar Treasure

On display at The Met Cloisters through January 12, 2020, The Colmar Treasure: A Medieval Jewish Legacy displays prized possessions discovered nearly 500 years after they had been tucked away inside a wall for safe keeping in the 14th century. The medieval Jewish family hid jeweled ruby brooches, sapphire and emerald rings, and silver coins, but did not survive the black plague pogroms to retrieve them. metmuseum.org

A Century of Lunar Photographs

By the Light of the Silvery Moon: A Century of Lunar Photographs shows a hazy 1850s glass stereograph of the full moon alongside glass stereographs taken by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the surface of the moon (above). At the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., through January 5, 2020. nga.gov

Massimo De Carlo

Italian art dealer Massimo De Carlo (who has galleries in Hong Kong and London) has relocated his flagship Massimo De Carlo gallery in Milan into a 1930s Piero Portaluppi–designed modernist building, renovated over two years. massimodecarlo.com

Art-World Luminaries

Art-world luminaries like Louise Bourgeois, Anish Kapoor, Antony Gormley, and Sam Fells explore the connections between nature, people, and light in La Lumière des Mondes. Thirty pieces spanning continents and civilizations are on display at the 25,000-acre estate Domaine des Etangs in Massignac, France, through December 31. domainedesetangs.com

PAD London

The 13th PAD London—the 20th- and 21st-century art, design, and decorative arts fair—showcases antiquities alongside tribal pieces and contemporary design works selected from a global roster of 68 galleries. From September 30 to October 6 at Berkeley Square in London. pad-fairs.com

Olafur Eliasson

Danish-Icelandic artist Olaful Eliasson’s playful, large-scale installations depicting fog, glacial-melt water, and moss (an entire wall) spotlight our specie’s increasingly complicated relationship with nature. Olafur Eliasson: In Real Life, through January 5, 2020, at the Tate Modern in London. tate.org.uk

Claude Monet

The biggest Claude Monet show in America in decades comes to the Denver Art Museum (the only US venue) with more than 100 paintings including the famous Water Lilies and Japanese Bridge. Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature (below). October 21, 2019–February 2, 2020. denverartmuseum.org

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