Mario Testino: Saatchi Gallery, Jean-Leon Gerome: The Getty, Norman Rockwell: American Art Museum

WHO: Mario Testino
WHAT: 'Kate Who?'
WHERE: Phillips de Pury & Company
Howick Place London SW1P 1BB
WHEN: Exhibition Opens 21 July 2010

WHY: Kate Who?, an exhibition of iconic works by Mario Testino at Phillips de Pury & Company and The Saatchi Gallery, features intimate photographs of the fashion legend by the ultimate fashion photographer.

WHO: Jean-Leon Gerome
WHAT: 'The Spectacular Art of Jean-Leon Gerome'
WHERE: The Getty Center
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049
WHEN: June 15 - September 12, 2010

WHY: The exhibition brings together works that span Gérôme's entire career, from his early "Néo-Grec" paintings with their lighthearted take on classical antiquity, to his wide variety of historical scenes that still impress with their dramatic realism. A core group of Gérôme's Orientalist genre paintings are also on view. These paintings were inspired by the people and architecture he saw on his many voyages, beginning in the late 1850s, to Egypt, the Holy Land, and Asia Minor. Late in life, Gérôme shifted his focus to sculpture, conducting innovative experiments with polychromy that were informed by the latest archeological knowledge of antique sculpture. Although derided by critics, Gérôme's colorful, ornate statues--key examples of which are included in the exhibition--were popular among collectors, for whom he had them reproduced in a variety of sizes and materials.

WHO: Norman Rockwell
WHAT: 'Telling Stories: Norman Rockwell from the Collections of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg'
WHERE: Smithsonian American Art Museum, 1st floor West
9th and F Street
NW, Washington, DC‎
WHEN: July 2, 2010 - January 2, 2011

WHY: Telling Stories is the first major exhibition to explore in-depth the connections between Norman Rockwell's iconic images of American life and the movies. Two of America's best-known modern filmmakers--George Lucas and Steven Spielberg--recognized a kindred spirit in Rockwell and formed significant collections of his work. Rockwell's paintings and the films of Lucas and Spielberg evoke love of country, small town values, children growing up, unlikely heroes, acts of imagination and life's ironies.