Category: Exhibitions

Holy Guacamole! A Group of ‘Taco-Loving Creatives’ Is Building a Pop-Up Museum Devoted to the Mexican Snack at SXSW

The pop-up museum trend shows no sign of dying out as the latest Instagram trap is set to touch down in Austin, Texas, just in time for the SXSW film, music, and media festival, which runs from March 8 to…

Dozens of Exhibitions Around the World Will Commemorate the 500th Anniversary of Leonardo Da Vinci’s Death

Today, a dozen museums across the UK are simultaneously opening “Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing,” an exhibition of the famed Renaissance artist’s work to mark the 500th anniversary his death, on May 2, 1519. The coordinated British exhibitions—which…

Want a Lesson in Bark-eology? Head to the New Museum of the Dog for a Treat in Canine Art

The Museum of the Dog is coming to New York. But before you dismiss it as yet another pop-up gimmick from marketing-savvy millennials, rest assured that this is an earnest affair. It was founded by the American Kennel Club as…

Four Fragile and Rarely Shown Drawings by Leonardo da Vinci Are Going on View at the Met This Month

As the 500th anniversary of the death of Renaissance great Leonardo da Vinci approaches, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is reaching deep into its archive to exhibit four rarely shown drawings by the Old Master. The incredibly…

Venice Biennale Star Artist Anne Imhof Will Bring an Anxiety-Inducing New Performance to Tate Modern in 2019

Anne Imhof, winner of the prestigious Golden Lion award at last year’s Venice Biennale for her piece Faust, a brooding reflection on contemporary life, will create a new large-scale performance art commission for London’s Tate Modern in March 2019. For…

The Haas Brothers on Their Breakthrough Miami Moment and Tips for Rising Above the Art and Design Divide

The Haas Brothers have been to Art Basel Miami Beach before, but not like this. For the first time, their work is being shown as art, not as functional design, at Miami Art Week’s main fair. The response, bolstered by…

Jeff Koons Will Get a Mini-Retrospective at Oxford University in 2019, Thanks to Art History Students

The Ashmolean Museum at Oxford University will hold an exhibition of works by American artist Jeff Koons, who rarely shows in the UK, the institution announced today. The show, which will open in February 2019, largely came together thanks to…

The Met’s ‘Heavenly Bodies’ Is the Most Popular Show in the Museum’s History, Drawing 1.7 Million Visitors

New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has crunched the numbers and found that its Costume Institute blockbuster “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination,” which closed earlier this week, is officially the museum’s most popular exhibition of all time. An…

Get a Sneak Peek at the Menil Collection’s New Drawing Institute Before It Opens Next Month

Drawings, which have long been a strength of the storied Menil Collection, will step into the spotlight when the Houston museum unveils its new 30,000-square-foot Menil Drawing Institute next month. It will be one of the country’s only freestanding dedicated…

The Met Costume Institute’s Next Show Looks at Camp Fashion and, Appropriately, Lady Gaga Will Host Its Gala

Just two days after the close of the Metropolitan Museum’s blockbuster 2018 Costume Institute show “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination”—its most-visited exhibition ever—the institute has announced its next outing: a show about camp fashion and irony inspired by…

Schiele’s Male Nudes, Long Thought to Be Self-Portraits, May Have Actually Depicted Gay Models

New scholarship has found that Egon Schiele‘s male nudes from 1910, known as his “Red Men,” are not, as has long been assumed, self portraits. Instead, they most likely depict the artist’s gay friends. Jane Kallir, author of the artist’s…

After His Show Was Canceled Due to Alleged Neo-Nazi Ties, Boyd Rice Claims ‘Offers Are Coming In’ to Restage It

When Amy Greenspon decided to kick off the fall season at her New York gallery with a two-person show of work by Boyd Rice and Darja Bajagić, she had no idea she was about to trigger a firestorm. But after…

The Gwangju Biennale Is Overly Ambitious, Muddled, Difficult to Navigate—and, at Times, Extremely Rewarding

The 12th Gwangju Biennale, which opened in the South Korean city on September 7, is a multi-headed beast organized by 11 curators that encompasses seven different exhibitions. It also comes with a loaded origin story: The biennial was launched in…

Is Body Modification the Future of Fashion? This New Pop-Up Museum Envisions a Creepy Craze

New York’s latest pop-up museum is expanding the definition of what it means to be human. For “A. Human,” celebrity PR guru Simon Huck has fabricated a vision of a not-so-distant future where image-conscious fashionistas morph their bodies into animal-inspired…