Pinaree Sanpitak: Temporary Insanity
WHAT: Exhibition of Southeast Asian artist, Pinaree Sanpitak, who combines organic symbols and brightly colored sculptural installations to reflect on themes of spirituality, femininity, and equality in the region.
WHEN: April 20-June 30, 2013
What to look out for: One hundred amorphous, squeezable sculptures that you can play with.
IMAGE: Pinaree Sanpitak, Temporary Insanity, 2003-4 (installation detail) Silk, stuffing, motion sensors and devices, dimensions variable, Courtesy of the artist and Tyler Rollins Fine Art
WHAT: An exhibition of Italian-born artist, Enrico David, known for his figurative multimedia works that reveals a dark underworld of surreal, craft-informed creatures.
WHEN: January 12th - May 5th, 2013
WHERE: Hammer Museum
What to look out for: Paper mummies, hand-crafted tapestries and cavernous paintings
Acrylic on canvas. 103 3/4 x 91 3/4 inches. 281 x 233 cm. Courtesy Michael Werner Gallery, New York and London. Michael Werner Gallery, New York and London.
American Vesuvius: The Aftermath of Mount St. Helens
WHAT: An exhibition dedicated to the volcanic eruption of Mount St. Helens in Washington State.
WHEN: January 13th - May 12th, 2013
WHERE: The Cleveland Museum of Art
What to look out for: Many photographs revealing the transformation of Mt. St. Helen's surrounding landscapes taken throughout the 20th century.
IMAGE: Inside Mount St. Helens Crater, Base of Lava Dome on the Left (detail), 1983. Frank Gohlke (American, born 1942). Gelatin silver print; 45.3 x 55.9 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Gift of museum members in 1989 1989.433
Alexandre Singh: The Pledge
WHAT: The first North American museum exhibition of New York-based artist, Alexandre Singh.
WHEN: January 17th - March 13th, 2013
WHERE: The Drawing Center
What to look out for: Collage art accounts of interviews conducted by the artist with noted scientists, artists, writers and filmmakers.
IMAGE: Alexandre Singh, Assembly Instructions (The Pledge- Leah Kelly), 2011. Framed inkjet ultrachrome archival prints
and dotted pencil lines, 18 x 24 inches, #6 from a set of 37. Courtesy Art: Concept, Monitor gallery, Sprüth Magers
The Artist and the Poet
WHAT: Planned to coincide with the institute's "Picasso and Chicago" exhibition, the array of prints and drawings reveal the collaborative relationship between artists like Pablo Picasso, Robert Motherwell and David Hockney and poets such as Max Jacob, Rafael Alberti and Wallace Steves, respectively.
WHEN: February 1st - June 2nd, 2013
WHERE: The Art Institute Chicago
What to look out for: "Skin with O’Hara Poem" (1963–65), a print by Jasper Johns that was inspired by the poet Frank O'Hara.
Shinique Smith: Firsthand
WHAT: A exhibition of Shinique Smith's work that reflects on the artist's Baltimore upbringing and early desire to work with fashion and design.
WHEN: February 8th, 2013 - ongoing
WHERE: Los Angeles Museum of Art
What to look out for: A combination of costumery and textiles tangled into sculptural installations like "Swaying Beauty."
IMAGE: Shinique Smith, Swaying Beauty, 2007, clothing, foam, rope, and twine, 60 x 22 x 22 in., Los Angeles County Museum of Art, gift of Schiff Fine Art, © Shinique Smith.
Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui
WHAT: The first solo exhibition in a New York museum by the Ghana-born artist El Anatsui.
WHEN: February 8th - August 4th, 2013
WHERE: Brooklyn Museum
What to look out for: Twelve giant wall and floor sculptures made from metal, wood and appropriated objects.
IMAGE: El Anatsui (Ghanaian, born 1944). Earth’s Skin, 2009. Aluminum and copper wire, 177 x 394 in. (449.6 x 1000.8 cm). Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. Photograph by Joe Levack, courtesy of the Akron Art Museum
Angles, Demons, and Savages: Pollock, Ossorio, Dubuffet
WHAT: An exhibition of work by American artists Jackson Pollock and Alfonso Ossorio, as well as French painter Jean Dubuffet.
WHEN: February 9th - May 12th, 2013
WHERE: Phillips Collection
What to look out for: Around 53 paintings and drawings that show a visual friendship enjoyed by all three artists.
Number 7, 1952
Enamel and oil on canvas
53 1/8 x 40 inches
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Eye Level in Iraq: Photographs by Kael Alford and Thorne Anderson
WHAT: The photographs of Kael Alford and Thorne Anderson, two American-trained photo journalists who documented the aftermath of the US-led allied invasion of Iraq in 2003.
WHEN: February 9th - June 16th, 2013
WHERE: de Young
What to look out for: Images taken outside the confines of the U.S. military's embedded journalist program.
IMAGE: Thorne Anderson, Thawra, Baghdad, Iraq, April 18, 2003. Digital inkjet print. High Museum of Art, Atlanta. © Thorne Anderson
Gutai: Splendid Playground
WHAT: The first U.S. museum retrospective of Gutai, a postwar Japanese artist collective and influential avante-garde proponent of the 1950s and '60s.
WHEN: February 15th - May 8th, 2013
What to look out for: A whirlwind of paintings, conceptual art, experimental performance and film, indoor and outdoor installations, sound art, mail art, interactive art, light art... and kinetic art.
Passing Through, 1956
Performance view: 2nd Gutai Art Exhibition, Ohara Kaikan, Tokyo, ca. October 11–17, 1956
© Makiko Murakami and the former members of the Gutai Art Association, courtesy Museum of Osaka University
William H. Johnson: An American Modern
WHAT: An exhibition of the work of modern American artist William Henry Johnson, the self-described "primitive and cultural painter."
WHEN: February 16th - May 12th, 2013
WHERE: Georgia Museum of Art
What to look out for: Twenty landscapes, still-lifes and portraits including the iconic "Blind Singer" and "Aunt Alice."
William H. Johnson (American 1907–1970)
Aunt Alice (detail), ca. 1944
Oil on compressed board
33 3/4 x 28 5/8 inches
Collection of Morgan State University
NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star
WHAT: A time capsule-esque exhibit that centers on the art, pop culture and politics of 1993 in New York.
WHEN: February 13th - May 26th, 2013
WHERE: The New Museum
What to look out for: Time-specific references to the ongoing conflict in Europe, attempts at peace in the Middle East, the AIDS crisis, and national debates on health care, gun control, and gay rights.
Art Club 2000, Untitled (Conrans I), 1992–93. Chromogenic color print, 8 x 10 in (20.32 x 25.4 cm). Courtesy the artist and the Estate of Colin de Land
Chagall: Beyond Color
WHAT: A look at the paintings, sculpture, ceramics and collage of the Russian-French artist, Marc Chagall.
WHEN: February 17th - May 26th, 2013
WHERE: Dallas Museum of Art
What to look out for: A display of costumes made by Chagall in 1942 for the production of the ballet "Aleko," choreographed by Léonide Massine with music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
Marc Chagall, Double Portrait with Wine Glass (Double Portrait au Verre de Vin)1917-1918
Oil on canvas
Overall: 92 17/32 x 53 15/16 in. (2 m 35 cm x 137 cm)
Framed dimensions: 97 1/4 x 58 21/32 x 2 3/4 in. (2 m 47 cm x 149 cm x 7 cm)
Photo : (c) Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI, Dist. RMN / Adam Rzepka. (c) 2012 Artists Rights Society. (ARS), New York /
Kehinde Wiley: The Memling Series
WHAT: A new series of paintings by the New York artist Kehinde Wiley, who is known for his knack for re-envisioning classical styles of portraiture.
WHEN: February 20th - June 23rd, 2013
WHERE: Phoenix Art Museum
What to look out for: Eight paintings based on the work of Hans Memling, the Flemish master painter of the Northern Renaissance.
IMAGE: Kehinde Wiley, Marechal Floriano Peixoto (The World Stage: Brazil), 2009. Oil on canvas, 96" x 84." Phoenix Art Museum. Museum purchase with funds provided by Contemporary Forum in honor of the Museum's 50th Anniversary.
Color Rush: 75 Years of Color Photography in America
WHAT: A history of color photography in the United States from 1907 to 1981, including magazine images, gallery works, advertisements, and photojournalism.
WHEN: February 22nd - May 19th, 2013
WHERE: Milwaukee Art Museum
What to look out for: References to Life, Vogue and Kodak.
Edward Steichen (American, b. Luxemburg, 1879–1973)
Bouquet of Flowers, January 8, 1940
Dye transfer print
image: 9 9/16 x 6 5/8 in. (24.3 x 16.8 cm)
Collection of George Eastman House (Bequest of Edward Steichen by Direction of
Joanna T. Steichen)
Permission of the Estate of Edward Steichen, Courtesy of George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography and Film
Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity
WHAT: A survey of the fashion trends that appeared in the works of the Impressionists and their contemporaries.
WHEN: February 26th - May 27th, 2013
WHERE: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
What to look out for: Around eighty major figure paintings seen in conjunction with period costumes, accessories, fashion plates, photographs, and popular prints that also show the relationshi between fashion and art at this time.
Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926)
Women in the Garden
Oil on canvas
100 3/8 x 80 11/16 in. (255 x 205 cm)
Musée d'Orsay, Paris
Workt by Hand: Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts
WHAT: The exhibition examines the impact of feminist scholarship on historical quilts, giving focus to the ways in which ideas of anonymity, authorship and collectivity affected the interpretation of the craft.
WHEN: March 15th - September 15th, 2013
WHERE: Brooklyn Museum
What to look out for: Thirty-five American and European quilt masterpieces.
IMAGE: Elizabeth Welsh (American). Medallion Quilt, circa 1830. Cotton, 110 ½ x 109 in. (280.7 x 267.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of The Roebling Society, 78.36. Photo by Gavin Ashworth
James Turrell: A Retrospective
WHAT: A collection of the many light installations of American artist James Turrell, concurrently presented by the MFAH, LACMA and the Guggenheim
WHEN: June 9th - September 22nd, 2013 at MFAH (May 26th, 2012-April 6th, 2014 at LACMA and June 21st-September 25th, 2013 at Guggenheim)
WHERE: Museum of Fine Arts Houston
What to look out for: "Vertical Vintage", a grouping of a dozen interactive, light-based installations.
IMAGE: James Turrell, The Light Inside, 1999, neon lights, gypsum board, plaster, glass, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, museum commission, gift of Isabel B. and Wallace S. Wilson. (c) James Turrell
Claes Oldenburg: The Street and the Store
WHAT: A retrospective of Claes Oldenburg, an artist who once rented a storefront in New York City and filled it with handmade, painted sculptures that mimicked the everyday commercial products sold in stores throughout the neighborhood.
WHEN: April 14th - August 5th, 2013
WHERE: Museum of Modern Art
What to look out for: A selection of Oldenburg’s past "Store" performances, seen through films projected throughout the exhibition's halls.
IMAGE: Claes Oldenburg (American, born Sweden 1929). Two Girls’ Dresses. 1961. Muslin soaked in plaster over wire frame, painted with enamel. 44 1/2 x 40 3/4 x 6” (113 x 103.5 x 15.2 cm). Private collection. © 1961 Claes Oldenburg. Photo: Gunter Lepkowski
Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Masterpieces of Modern Mexico
WHAT: An exhibition of works collected by Jacque and Natasha Gelman, Eastern European ex-pats who became Mexican citizens in 1942 and subsequently acquired art by Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Rufino Tamayo, David Alfaro and more.
WHEN: May 25th - August 18th, 2013
WHERE: Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
What to look out for: More than 100 paintings, sculptures, photographs, and drawings.
Frida Kahlo (Mexican, 1907-1954). Diego en mi pensamiento (Diego on My Mind), 1943. Oil on Masonite, 29 7/8 x 24 inches. The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection. The Vergel Foundation. Conaculta/INBA. © Banco de México Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo Museums Trust. Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
WHAT: An exhibit dedicated to Finnish artist Mika Taanila, who has created works in film, video, photography, sound, and installation that explore technological innovations and human's innate desire to continuously advance.
WHEN: May 31st - August 11th, 2013
WHERE: Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
What to look out for: The CAM show will feature large multi-channel video installations, 35mm film presentations, and new photographic works.
Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes
WHAT: The works of Le Corbusier (aka Charles-Édouard Jeanneret), whose work spanned architecture, interior design, visual art, city planning, writings, and photography.
WHEN: June 9th - September 23rd, 2013
WHERE: Museum of Modern Art
What to look out for: The exhibition will place particular focus on the ways in which Le Corbusier imagined landscapes, in his early watercolors of the Mediterranean, his sketches of India, and his photographs of architectural projects.
IMAGE: Le Corbusier (Charles-Edouard Jeanneret) (French, born Switzerland. 1887-1965) with Pierre Jeanneret (Swiss, 1896–1967). Villa Savoye Poissy-sur-Seine, France. 1929-31. Wood, aluminum, and plastic. 16 x 34 x 32″ (40.6 x 86.4 x 81.3 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Purchase. © 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris / FLC
Future Beauty: Thirty Years of Japanese Fashion
WHAT: An entire exhibit dedicated to revolutionary Japanese fashion designers who are credited with influencing Western couture as we know it.
WHEN: June 27th - September 8th, 2013
WHERE: Seattle Art Museum
What to look out for: Eighty gowns by designers like Rei Kawakubo, Yohji Yamamoto and Jun Takahashi.
IMAGE: ISSEY MIYAKE ( Naoki Takizawa) + Aya Takano / Kaikai Kiki
Autumn/Winter 2004 Collection Collection of the Kyoto
Costume Institute,Gift of ISSEY MIYAKE INC.
Fernand Leger and the Modern City
WHAT: Using Fernand Léger’s 1919 work, "The City," as a jumping off point, the exhibit showcases the French artist's array of paintings, all of which incorporate forms of cultural production central to modern cities, like graphic and advertising design, theater, film, and architecture.
WHEN: October 2013 - January 2014
WHERE: Philadelphia Museum of Art
What to look out for: Over one hundred Leger works from collectors and institutions across Europe and the US.
The City, 1919. Fernand Léger, French, 1881 1955. Oil on canvas, 7 feet 7 inches x 9 feet 9 1/2 inches (231.1 x 298.4 cm). Philadelphia Museum of Art, A. E. Gallatin Collection, 1952. © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
Image courtesy of Philadelphia Museum of Art
Charles Marville: Photographer of Paris
WHAT: The first retrospective exhibition in the United States of 19th-century Parisian photographer Charles Marville, which serves as a biographical account of his life as well as an artist survey of his career.
WHEN: September 29th, 2013 - January 5th, 2014
WHERE: National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
What to look out for: Around one hundred photographs, mostly of Paris, that range from city scenes and landscapes to architectural studies of Europe in the early 1850s.
Hôtel de la Marine, c. 1870
Diana and Mallory Walker Fund