Category: Exhibitions

50 US Museums Are Teaming Up to Organize Exhibitions of Female Artists in the Run-Up to the 2020 Election

In the aftermath of the election of President Donald Trump and the 2017 Women’s March, one curator was inspired to take action on behalf of women artists, creating an initiative to help promote feminist art exhibitions, performances, and programs around...

/ November 4, 2019

An Exhibition at the New York Public Library Offers a Rare Glimpse Into Reclusive Author JD’s Salinger’s Life—See Highlights Here

The life and work of JD Salinger is the subject of an exhibition opening this week at the New York Public Library on what would have been the reclusive author’s 100th birthday. More than 200 objects, including manuscripts and photos on...

/ October 17, 2019

A New Exhibition of Artworks Recovered From Shipwrecks Reveals Some Fascinating—and Troubling—Histories

Salvaged from watery depths, the sunken treasures from a pair of shipwrecks lay underwater for hundreds of years before being acquired by the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. Now, these artifacts, including a pair of massive 12th-century stone statues...

/ October 15, 2019

A Massive Yayoi Kusama Show—With a New Infinity Room—Is Expected to Flood David Zwirner’s Chelsea Gallery With 100,000 Visitors This Fall

Don’t be surprised if you spot a line snaking around the block in Chelsea next month, because Yayoi Kusama is staging another show at David Zwirner, and it’s bound to be a blockbuster. The Japanese artist has become a worldwide...

/ October 11, 2019

The Baltimore Museum of Art Makes a Statement by Dedicating All Its 2020 Programming to Women Artists

In honor of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, the Baltimore Museum of Art has announced that it is planning a year’s worth of exhibitions dedicated to female-identifying artists throughout 2020. In addition to the previously announced Joan Mitchell retrospective, there...

/ August 2, 2019

Yayoi Kusama Is Bringing Her Massive Pumpkins and Mirrored Infinity Rooms to the Bronx for an Expansive Show Next Spring

Your next art-selfie destination just might be the Bronx, where Yayoi Kusama will take over the New York Botanical Garden with a massive exhibition opening in spring 2020. The garden will be the only stop for the show, which is...

/ July 9, 2019

‘Researching It Was Unbearable’: Why Judy Chicago Is Taking on Mortality, Extinction, and the End Times in Her Latest Work

Next month, pioneering feminist artist Judy Chicago will turn 80. With that milestone fast approaching, Chicago, best known for her landmark installation The Dinner Party, has been making a new body of work confronting mortality and extinction, which will debut...

/ June 6, 2019

Artist Shirin Neshat Is Mining Her Personal History to Make a Film About the Immigrant Experience This Fall

Iranian artist Shirin Neshat is taking on a subject close to home for her new film, which is debuting at Los Angeles’s Broad Museum in October. Titled Land of Dreams, the film is a rumination on cultural identity told through the...

/ May 28, 2019

The Curator Behind the Acclaimed ‘Art in the Streets’ Show in LA Is Bringing a Follow-Up to New York

New York City, once the world’s foremost graffiti mecca, will soon play host to a massive exhibition celebrating the history of street art, curated by graffiti historian and urban anthropologist Roger Gastman. The show, “BEYOND THE STREETS,” is Gastman’s follow up...

/ May 21, 2019

Titan’s Masterful Suite of Paintings Inspired by Ovid’s ‘Metamorphoses’ Is Being Reunited for the First Time in 300 Years

A key series of Old Master paintings by Italian Renaissance master Titian will be reunited for the first time in over 300 years for a forthcoming traveling exhibition. Commissioned by King Philip II of Spain, who gave Titian free reign...

/ May 16, 2019

Anish Kapoor Will Become the First Foreign Artist to Show at Beijing’s Forbidden Palace

The British artist Anish Kapoor has conquered Chicago with his famous Cloud Gate, broke a box-office record at London’s Royal Academy of Arts, and stirred up controversy at Versailles. But perhaps his most surprising feat yet will come this fall when...

/ May 14, 2019

Lena Dunham’s Hobby Is Painting Portraits of Kate Moss and Other Inspiring Women. Now She’s Showing Them for the First Time

As the daughter of contemporary artists Carroll Dunham and Laurie Simmons, Lena Dunham has fine art running through her veins. But until now, the producer, director, actress, and writer has focused her energies on film, television, and the written word....

/ April 26, 2019

What Would It Mean to See Beyond Colonialism? In Berlin, an Exhibition and a Mobile School Look for Answers

When we think of Africa and colonialism, Germany may not be the first country that springs to mind. However, the Berlin Conference of 1884-1885 was arguably where the Scramble for Africa began to take shape, leading to the continent’s partition and...

/ April 19, 2019

Artist Mark Bradford Is Shipping His Plywood Noah’s Ark to Shanghai for His Biggest Show in China Yet

American artist Mark Bradford is getting his largest show in China to date, courtesy of Shanghai’s Long Museum. The exhibition, “Mark Bradford: Los Angeles,” which opens in July, covers the last decade of Bradford’s career, but his large-scale public sculpture Mirthra...

/ April 10, 2019

The All-Female Whitney Houston Biennial Is Back and Bigger Than Ever—and It’s Going Bi-Coastal

When the Whitney Museum of American Art unveils its 2019 Whitney Biennial in May, artist Christine “C” Finley will once again stage a rival event focusing exclusively on women-identifying artists: the Whitney Houston Biennial, now in its third edition, opens the same day as...

/ March 25, 2019

Sculptor Antony Gormley’s First-Ever VR Artwork Will Take You on a Virtual Journey to the Moon

British artist Antony Gormley, who has placed sculptures based on his own body on beaches across the UK and atop buildings worldwide, is heading to the Moon. Sort of. Gormley has collaborated with the Yale astrophysicist Priyamvada Natarajan to create his first...

/ March 8, 2019

A French Gallery Cancelled This Artist’s Show After He Was Accused of Copying Jean-Michel Basquiat

Galerie Sakura in Paris has cancelled an exhibition by artist Guillaume Verda due to concerns about “public safety” after the artist was threatened online by people accusing him of copying the style of Jean-Michel Basquiat. The issue blew up after a Twitter user noted similarities...

/ February 26, 2019

Sweet Dreams Are Made of This: Eurythmics Singer Annie Lennox Is Having a Solo Show at MASS MoCA

Scottish musician Annie Lennox, one half of the pop duo Eurythmics, will bring her personal possessions to the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art for a very intimate solo installation this spring. Although artifacts from her personal collection have been included...

/ February 21, 2019

See Frida Kahlo’s Corsets, Prosthetics, Cosmetics—and Art—From the Brooklyn Museum’s New Blockbuster on the Artist’s Life and Work

During her lifetime, Frida Kahlo had only one solo show in New York City, at Julien Levy Gallery in 1938. Now, more than 80 years later, the great Mexican artist will take her rightful place with what is sure to...

/ February 8, 2019

A Long-Lost Classic of Texas Art Was Found in a Janitor’s Closet—and Now It’s Getting Its Own Museum Show

It’s hard to imagine how Audley Dean Nicol’s 22-foot-long painting of an El Paso sunset went unnoticed in a school janitor’s closet for years. But somehow, View of El Paso at Sunset, a hallmark of early Texan art, spent years languishing at...

/ February 6, 2019