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In This Issue
- COVER STORY: Awaken: A Tibetan Buddhist Journey Toward Enlightenment – Rubin Museum of Art, New York
- This exhibition presents an immersive visual interpretation of a Tibetan Buddhist initiate’s path to enlightenment, and takes the form of a journey through a series of galleries. In Tibetan Buddhism, an initiate is helped on the path to enlightenment by a personal guide or lama.
- New Time: Art and Feminisms in the 21st Century – UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA)
- This massive, groundbreaking exhibition includes 150 pieces from 77 artists, all with a focus on feminism. Artists represented include Judy Chicago, Wu Tsang, Louise Bourgeois, Kiki Smith, Chitra Ganesh, Pussy Riot and numerous others.
- Paolo Veneziano: Art and Devotion in 14th-Century Venice – J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
- The 14th-century painter Paolo Veneziano was the most important figure in the art of late medieval Venice, renowned for his devotional works ranging from large-scale and technically complex church altarpieces to smaller paintings used for private worship.
- Cranach to Canaletto: Masterpieces from the Bemberg Foundation – The San Diego Museum of Art (SDMA)
- For the first time, the Bemberg Foundation that is based in Toulouse, France, shares their masterworks in the United States. Featuring over 80 paintings created in the years between 1500 and 1800, this exhibition is an art lover’s dream come true.
- Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle – Phillips Collection, Washington, DC
- One of the 20th-century’s best-known black American artists, Lawrence reimagined American history as a shared experience and created a broader narrative by pairing image and text.
- Barbara Kruger: THINKING OF YOU. I MEAN ME. I MEAN YOU – Art Institute of Chicago
- In a world of social media and consumerism, Kruger encourages viewers to ask challenging questions about contemporary life with impressive, large-scale installations that seemingly transcend the conventional exhibition space within the museum.
- Detroit Style: Car Design in the Motor City, 1950–2020 – The Detroit Institute of Arts
- A celebration of Detroit’s history at the forefront of American automotive design, this exhibition highlights some of the city’s most influential motor vehicles. As well as iconic production models sold to the mass market, visitors can see unique experimental show cars designed for display.
- The Medici: Portraits and Politics, 1512–1570 – Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
- The wealthy Medici family were closely connected to Florence’s ascent as the cradle of the Italian Renaissance, their power and influence extending across centuries. The scope of this exhibition is a key period in the history of both the family and the city, the years 1512–1570.
- In America: A Lexicon of Fashion – Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
- The Met’s Costume Institute presents an exhibition in two parts that looks at the development of fashion in America.
- Cézanne Drawing – Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York
- Although best known as a painter responsible for some of early modern art’s most influential canvases, Paul Cézanne was also a prolific and accomplished creator of drawings.
- Buddha, Shiva, Lotus, Dragon: The Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection at Asia Society – Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth
- Between the 1940s and 1970s, John D. Rockefeller III and his wife, Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller, collected an incredible array of Indian Chola bronzes, Chinese vases, and Southeast Asian sculptures.
- Modigliani—Picasso: The Primitivist Revolution – Albertina, Vienna
- This spectacular exhibition marks the centenary of Amedeo Modigliani (1884–1920)’s death. It comprises around 125 of the artist’s most important works, drawn from major collections across three continents.
- Chaïm Soutine / Willem de Kooning: Painting Embodied – Musée de l’Orangerie, Paris
- With their shared use of thick, impasto paint and gestural brushstrokes, the Paris-based Russian artist Soutine (1893–1943) and the leading abstract expressionist De Kooning (1904–1997) had much in common.
- Picasso—Rodin – Musée Picasso / Musée Rodin, Paris
- Organized jointly by the Musée Picasso and Musée Rodin and held simultaneously in both venues, this major exhibition presents a dialogue between these two artists and looks at the perhaps unexpected convergences between them.
- Dress Code: Playing with Fashion – Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn
- This exhibition from Kyoto, Japan has been transported to Europe to continue the conversation about fashion’s role in society.
- Memphis: 40 Years of Kitsch and Elegance – Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein
- In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Memphis design group’s founding, this exhibition presents furniture, drawings, photographs, and household items created under the group’s ethos, which sought to break away from the strictures of functionalism and industrial design.
- Body and Soul: Italian Renaissance Sculpture from Donatello to Michelangelo – Castello Sforzesco, Milan
- Organized in partnership with the Louvre in Paris, this exhibition presents a comprehensive survey of Italian Renaissance sculpture. Comprising more than 120 works, drawn from an impressive array of international lenders, the exhibition looks at the key themes of Renaissance art, from the sacred to the secular.
- Aldo Rossi: The Architect and the Cities – MAXXI National Museum of the 21st Century Art, Rome
- This large-scale retrospective of the Italian architect’s career looks at a range of urban projects both built and unbuilt, drawing out key themes in his theory and practice through works from MAXXI’s architectural archives and loans from around the world.
- Aztecs—The People Behind the Myth – Museum Volkenkunde, Leiden
- This exhibition honors the iconic civilization that once ruled Central America and was largely left in ruins 500 years ago by the arrival of colonists from Spain.
- Siena at the Dawn of the Renaissance – State Pushkin Museum, Moscow
- Between the 13th and 15th centuries, Siena was one of Europe’s greatest centers of art. This exhibition—the first of its kind held in Russia—presents the Sienese school of painting, and explores its exceptional significance in the period immediately before the Renaissance.
- Art of the Middle Ages: Masterpieces from the Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria – State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
- Spanning the 13th to 15th centuries, the forty or so pieces that comprise this exhibition represent a uniquely archetypical selection of proto-Renaissance work from medieval Umbria and Tuscany.
- From Miró to Barceló: A Century of Spanish Art – Centre Pompidou, Málaga
- Covering the period 1920– 2020, this exhibition brings treasures of Spanish art from the French national collection to the Pompidou Center’s Málaga outpost.
- Le Corbusier and Color – Museum für Gestaltung Zürich
- Le Corbusier was a pioneer of modern architecture whose designs have remained internationally influential. He was also fascinated by color: “Color in architecture”, he said, “is a means as powerful as the ground plan and section.”
- Nero: The Man Behind the Myth – British Museum, London
- This exhibition proposes a somewhat revisionist view of Nero’s life and reign, challenging the dominant narrative and taking into account the turbulent social and political landscape the young emperor found himself in at the age of just 16.
- The Cerruti Collection Opens to the Public – Turin
- In July 2017, Turin’s Castello di Rivoli contemporary art museum took ownership of one of the 20th century’s most important but little-known private art collections. Francesco Federico Cerruti was an industrialist and passionate collector who amassed hundreds of works over the course of several decades.
- Pinault Collection at the Bourse de Commerce – Paris
- French billionaire François Pinault has one of the world’s most significant contemporary art
collections, and with the opening of the Bourse de Commerce he finally has a major public space in Paris with which to display it.
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