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William H.D. Koerner, “The Tent Law,” Don’t You Go Frettin’, Sallie, I’ll Tend To It, oil, 36 x 28.

Must-See Museum Shows 2017

From masterful oil paintings and iconic movie posters, to immersive retrospectives and contemporary portraiture, we’ve rounded up the most diverse and highly anticipated shows for a sneak peek of the artful year ahead.

Zhaoming Wu, Departing, oil, 20 x 16.

Zhaoming Wu | Drama & Mood

In his paintings, the award-winning California artist says, he strives to take the human form to a higher level, often using the subject as a vehicle to express not only mood but drama and movement. For him the subject is a mere springboard for arranging, adjusting, and creating a mood in a work that...

Kyle Paliotto, The Boaters, oil, 20 x 20.

Kyle Paliotto | A Reality of The Heart

At 42 and in his 10th year as a full-time artist, Paliotto sees himself a bit like the steadfast, hardworking farm animals he paints. Having achieved a level of technical proficiency and gained his stride in the daily undertaking of an artistic career, he finds himself relaxing into the process, enjoying both plein-air sketching...

Terry Miura, Late Rehearsal 2, oil, 16 x 12.

Terry Miura | Jazz in Oil

From cityscapes that capture the brooding energy of the urban environment, to lyrical landscapes in softer major keys, to figurative pieces that feel like intimate solo variations on a theme, the 52-year-old Northern California artist has established a reputation as—no pun intended—an artist of note.