Category: Exhibitions

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…

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…

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…

‘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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

The UK Was Desperate to Keep This American Billionaire’s Pontormo. Now You Can See It at the Getty

Today, a prized Mannerist painting that was lost for 200 years goes on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles in a small but powerful showcase of the Italian artist Jacopo Pontormo’s work. But if the Brits…