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Fall Art Highlights

Fifteen new shows worthy of a trip, from Byzantine icons in Los Angeles to Cezanne in New York City 

OKLAHOMA CITY
Temples and Tombs: Treasures of Egyptian Art from the British Museum Eighty-five stone, wood, terra-cotta, gold, and papyrus objects from the earliest pharaohs (third century B.C.) to the last (4th century A.D.), all on loan from the British Museums' first-rate collection. Oklahoma City Museum of Art, okcmoa.com, through Nov. 26, 2006

PHILADELPHIA
Tesoros/Treasures/Tesouros: The Arts in Latin America, 1492-1820 A blockbuster collection of 260 works--paintings, maps, shell-inlaid furniture, gold and silver objects, sculpture, feather-work--from Central and South America highlighting the interplay between indigenous and colonial Spanish and Portuguese cultures. Philadelphia Museum of Art, philamuseum.org, through Dec. 31, 2006

ST LOUIS
New Ireland: Art of the South Pacific Masks, sculptures, and ritual objects crafted by inhabitants of the island of New Ireland during the late 19th century. St. Louis Art Museum, slam.org, Oct. 15, 2006-Jan. 7, 2007

WASHINGTON, D.C.
Constable's Great Landscapes: The Six-Foot Paintings Landscape painter John Constable best loved his series of six-foot-wide canvases, now on view alongside oil-on-canvas sketches. National Gallery of Art, nga.gov, Oct. 1-Dec. 31, 2006

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