The summer months are traditionally a slow period for commercial galleries, as collectors abandon large cities and migrate to vacation destinations around the country. With this in mind, galleries are bit more willing to experiment with their programming. And so, July and August have become a popular time to mount group exhibitions. In some cases these shows are little more than a chance to bring languishing inventory out of the back room, but, fortunately, many galleries mount serious thematic exhibitions that are well worth a visit.
Please visit the New American Painting/Blog for a more comprehensive list of must-see painting shows in July and August.
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