The New Season In Art

The impending fall may mean the end of the lazy days of summer, but it also signals a new season for America's art lovers. This fall, new paintings and exhibits will come to some of the country's most prominent museums. Sunday Morning anchor, Charles Osgood, outlines some of the most exciting exhibits.

Are you longing for the lush, green countryside of England? Starting October 1st, you will find it at the National Gallery in Washington, D.C. where John Constable's series of landscapes — known as the "6-footers" because of their size — will be on display

"Constable's paintings are, for most people, the quintessential images of what England really ought to look like even though it no longer does," Franklin Kelly, a senior curator at the National Gallery, said. "There's a freshness of vision. There's a freshness of the expression of what nature looks and feels like."

If Holland and cityscapes are more to your liking, the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Conn. is where you'll find them.

The urban images of Jan van der Heyden — both real and imagined — are there now. They made him one of the most famous artists in the golden age of Dutch painting.

If Egypt is on your itinerary, head off to the Kimball Museum in Fort Worth, Texas. That's where you'll meet Hatshepsut, the first major female ruler known to history. So powerful, she had herself depicted not only as a female ruler, but also as a male king and as a sphinx.

In another corner of Egypt is St. Catherine's monastery, founded in the 6th century. Some of its most precious icons - created over more than a thousand years — are on display at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles.

Thinking of India? Get some inspiration at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Always wanted to travel the Silk Road? You can at the Art Institute of Chicago

If Latin America is your destination of choice, the Philadelphia Museum of Art is the place to go.

Longing to see the lower 48 states? The Bellagio Gallery in Las Vegas has some of Ansel Adam's stunning photographs on display.

How about a look at the works of seventeen young Asian American artists? This exhibit, on view at the Asia Society of New York, is called "One Way or Another," and was inspired by Blondie's punk hit of the same name.