WHAT: PUNK: Chaos to Couture
WHEN: May 9 - August 14, 2013
WHERE: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
WHY: Probably the most talked about exhibition of the summer (whether those reviews are good or bad), this celebration of all things punk is definitely a must-see.
IMAGE: Rodarte (American, founded 2005)
Vogue, July 2008
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photograph by David Sims
WHAT: Contemporary Magic: A Tarot Deck Art Project
WHEN: May 30 - August 18, 2013
WHERE: Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art
WHY: The list of artists who contributed work to this exhibitions is astounding, with names like Kehinde Wiley, Marc Jacobs, Vivienne Westwood, Karl Lagerfeld, and Yayoi Kusama. Together they created 78 images that represent a deck of Tarot cards.
IMAGE: Christian Louboutin, Nine of Cups, 2010, Contemporary Magic: A Tarot Deck Art Project, Curated by Stacy Engman, Traveling Show Made Possible by: KLÜP Foundation.
WHAT: Building Memories: The Art of Remembering
WHEN: May 31, 2013 - February 24, 2014
WHERE: Victoria and Albert Museum, London
WHY: Based on the “art of remembering” theories developed by Hari Kunzru, this exhibit explores the history of mnemonics in classical texts, Victorian manuals, card games, and contemporary works.
IMAGE: Publicius, Jacobus, ‘Oratoriae artis epitomata’, 1482.
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London
WHAT: David Hockney's "A Rake's Progress"
WHEN: June 5 - August 16, 2013
WHERE: Contemporary Art Society, London
WHY: "A Rake's Progress" is a semi-autobiographical story about the artist and his life in New York in the 1960s. If you love David Hockney, you will love this show.
IMAGE: David Hockney, 'Bedlam', A Rake's Progress (portfolio of sixteen prints) 1961-3, etching, edition of 50, 17 3/4 x 11 1/2in. © David Hockney
WHAT: AIDS in New York: The First Five Years
WHEN: June 7 - September 15, 2013
WHERE: New York Historical Society
WHY: The exhibit covers the period from 1981 to 1985, when activist movements that would later change the nation's approach to AIDS were first springing up.
IMAGE: Lee Snider. [First AIDS Memorial Service in New York City, Central Park Bandshell], June 13, 1983. Lee Snider/Photo Images; courtesy of the Fales Library & Special Collections, NYU.
WHAT: Nick Cave: Sojourn
WHEN: June 9 - September 22, 2103
WHERE: Denver Art Museum
WHY: The show will feature 40 new multi-sensory artworks including a passageway made from thousands of buttons and more than 20 of the artist's signature "Soundsuits" (one of which is picture here).
IMAGE: Nick Cave, Untitled, 2013. Mixed media. James Prinz Photography, Chicago. Courtesy of Nick Cave and the Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.
WHAT: Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes
WHEN: June 9 - September 23, 2013
WHERE: Museum of Modern Art, New York
WHY: The exhibition will place particular focus on the ways in which architect and visual artist Le Corbusier (aka Charles-Édouard Jeanneret) 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
WHAT: Reflections. From Van Eyck to Magritte
WHEN: June 11 - September 15, 2013
WHERE: Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid
WHY: The exhibit -- a survey of works from the museum's permanent collection -- focuses on the relationship between real and reflected imagery in art. From old to modern masters, surreal masterpieces from artists like Rene Magritte and Jan van Eyck will be on display.
IMAGE: René Magritte. La Clef des champs, 1936, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid
WHAT: Ken Price: Slow and Steady Wins the Race, Works on Paper 1962-2010
WHEN: June 19 - August 18, 2013
WHERE: The Drawing Center, New York
WHY: This is the first survey of Ken Price's drawings
IMAGE: Untitled, 1992, Acrylic and ink on paper, 20 ¼ x 26 inches (51.4 x 66 cm), Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery
WHAT:Rashaad Newsome: King of Arms
WHEN: June 21 - September 15, 2013
WHERE: New Orleans Museum of Art
WHY: New Orleans native Rashaad Newsome continues his fascination with Baroque aesthetics and race performance in "King of Arms," which infuses historical royal imagery with hip-hop influence.
IMAGE: Rashaad Newsome, The Coming, 2012, collage in customized antique frame,55.25 x 36 x 10 in
WHAT: James Turrell
WHEN: June 21–September 25, 2013
WHERE: Guggenheim, New York
WHY: This is the artist's first exhibition in a New York museum since 1980, which will reimagine the art haven's iconic rotunda as a giant light installation. Plus, Turrell's works will also be on display at Los Angeles Contemporary Art Museum from May 26, 2013 - April 6, 2014.
IMAGE: ames Turrell, Rendering for Aten Reign, 2013, Daylight and LED light
Site-specific installation, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
© James Turrell Rendering: Andreas Tjeldflaat, 2012 © Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation
WHAT: Wayne Hollowell's "Drama Queen"
WHEN: June 26-30, 2013
WHERE: Michael Mut Gallery
WHY: Delivering, in the words of the gallery, "more drama than any queen should ever have to take," this exhibit features a dazzling display of pop culture portraits just in time for NYC Pride.
CORRECTION: An earlier edition of this article read "Drag Queen" instead of "Drama Queen." We regret the error.
WHAT: Future Beauty: Thirty Years of Japanese Fashion
WHEN: June 27 - September 8, 2013
WHERE: Seattle Art Museum
WHY: The entire exhibit is dedicated to revolutionary Japanese fashion designers who are credited with influencing Western couture as we know it. Watch 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.
WHEN: June 28 - September 29, 2013
WHERE: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
WHY: Eight artists grapple with their relationships with two or more different cultures, exploring the effects of place and emigration on identity.
IMAGE: Naeem Mohaiemen, United Red Army, Courtesy YBCA
WHAT: BMO Harris Bank Chicago Works: Jose Lerma
WHEN: July 2 - December 3, 2013
WHERE: MCA Chicago
WHY: Using fabric, carpet and the occasional military parachute, Lerma recreates history's forgotten rulers with a delicious sense of humor.
IMAGE: José Lerma and Hector Madera, The Countess, 2012. Image courtesy the artist.
WHAT: Hippie Chic
WHEN: July 16 - November 11, 2013
WHERE: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
WHY: Following the widespread attention The Met's "PUNK: Chaos to Couture" exhibit received, the MFA Boston is turning to the subculture of the 1960s and '70s for inspiration for their upcoming fashion exhibit. Expect a psychedelic overload.
WHAT: The Bruce High Quality Foundation: Ode to Joy, 2001–2013
WHEN: June 28, 2013 - September 22, 2013
WHERE: Brooklyn Museum of Art
WHY: We can't resist an exhibit with a description that explains the groups as attempting to "invest the experience of public space with wonder, to resurrect art history from the bowels of despair, and to impregnate the institutions of art with the joy of man’s desiring."
IMAGE: The Bruce High Quality Foundation
Raft of the Medusa, 2004, Chromogenic photograph, 38 x 38 in. (96.5 x 96.5 cm)
Lender: C.C. Marsh