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Museum Special Exhibitions: Spring 2017

Jackson Pollock at MOMA NYC

The Spring 2017 guide to the best art exhibitions and shows in museums in the United States and Europe.



High Museum of Art
1280 Peachtree Street (b/w 15th & 16th Streets), Website

“Cross Country: The Power of Place in American Art, 1915–1950” – through May 7


Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Ave, Website

“Matisse in the Studio” – through July 9

“Botticelli and the Search for the Divine” – through July 9


Art Institute of Chicago
111 South Michigan Avenue, Website

“The New Contemporary” – the reopening of the contemporary art galleries with 44 new works

“Provoke: Photography in Japan between Protest and Performance, 1960–75” – through April 30

“Along the Lines: Selected Drawings by Saul Steinberg” – opens May 27


Dallas Museum of Art
1717 North Harwood Street, Website

“México 1900–1950: Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco, and the Avant-Garde” – through July 16

“Shaken, Stirred, Styled: The Art of the Cocktail” – through November 12


Chagall Colour & Music, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts


Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Sherbrooke Street, Website

“Chagall: Colour and Music” – through June 11

“Adel Abdessemed: Conflict” – through May 7

Montreal Science Center
King Edward Pier, Website

“CSI: The Experience”


Brooklyn Museum
Brooklyn, New York, Website

“Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty” – through May 7

“Georgia O’Keefe: Living Modern” – through July 23

Cooper Hewitt Museum
2 East 91st Street, Website

“The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s” – through August 20

“Jeweled Splendors Of The Art Deco Era: The Prince And Princess Sadruddin Aga Khan Collection” – through August 27

“The World of Radio” – through September 20

The Frick Collection
1 East 70th Street, Website

“Turner’s Modern and Ancient Ports: Passages through Time” – through May 14

“Divine Encounter: Rembrandt’s Abraham and the Angels” – May 30 – August 20

1071 5th Avenue (at 89th Street), NYC, Website

“Visionaries: Creating a Modern Guggenheim” – through September 6

“Jackson Pollock: Exploring Alchemy” – through September 6

Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave, NYC, Website

“The Age of Empires” – Chinese art from the Qin and Han Dynasties – through July 16

“Seurat’s Circus Sideshow” – through May 29

Met Breuer
945 Madison Ave, NYC, Website

“Marsden Hartley’s Maine” – through June 18

“Marisa Merz: The Sky is a Great Space” – through May 7

Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
11 West 53rd Street, NYC, Website

“The Shape of Things: Photographs from Robert B. Menschel” – through May 7

“Making Space: Women Artists and Postwar Abstraction” – through August 13

The Whitney
99 Gansevoort Street, NYC, Website

“Whitney Biennial” – through June 11

“Fast Forward: Painting from the 1980s” – through May 14


Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Website

“Person of the Crowd: The Contemporary Art of Flânerie” – through May 22

“Making Space: Women Artists and Postwar Abstraction” – April 28 – September 3

Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Website

“American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent” – through May 14


DeYoung Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, Golden Gate Park, Website

“The Summer of Love Experience: Art, Fashion, and Rock & Roll” – through August 20

“Stuart Davis In Full Swing” – through August 6

“Danny Lyon – Message to the Future” – through April 30

Legion of Honor
100 34th Avenue, San Francisco, Website

“Monet: The Early Years” – through May 29

“The Future of the Past – Mummies and Medicine” – through August 26, 2018


Seattle Art Museum
1300 First Avenue, Website

“Seeing Nature” – Landscapes from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection – through May 23

“Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series” – through April 23

Pacific Science Center
200 Second Avenue North, Website

“Terracotta Warriors” – through September 4


Royal Ontario Museum
100 Queens Park (at Bloor Street West), Website

“Dawn of Life Preview” – a preview of new gallery opening soon


National Gallery of Art

“The Urban Scene: 1920–1950” – through August 6

“Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism” – through July 9

The Phillips Collection
1600 21st Street NW, Washington DC, Website

“Intersections:  Arlene Shechet” – through May 7

“Toulouse-Lautrec: Illustrates the Belle Époque” – through April 30

“The life of Toussaint L’Ouverture – Jacob Lawrence” – through April 23





“Music at Home” – through June 18

“Good Hope. South Africa and The Netherlands from 1600” – through May 21

Van Gogh Museum
Museumplein, Amsterdam, Website

“Prints in Paris 1900: From Elite to the Street” – through June 11

“Van Gogh Returns” – the return of 2 stolen paintings – through May 14


Guggenheim Bilbao

“Paris, fin de siècle: Signac, Redon, Toulouse-Lautrec, and Their Contemporaries” – May 12 – September 17

“Abstract Expressionism” – through June 4


Royal Museum of Fine Arts

“Bruegel Unseen Masterpieces” – ongoing until March 2020

“Rik Wouters” – through July 2

“Angel Vergara. From Scene to Scene” – through July 2


Tate Liverpool

“Ellsworth Kelly In Focus” – through May 29


Silk Street, London, Website

“The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945” – through June 25

National Gallery

Trafalgar Square, London, Website

“Michelangelo & Sebastiano” – through June 25

National Portrait Gallery
St. Martin’s Place, London, Website

“Gillian Wearing & Claude Cahun: Behind the Mask, Another Mask” – through May 29

Royal Academy of Arts
Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, Website

“America After the Fall: Painting in the 1930s” – through June 4

Tate Britain
Millbank, London, Website

“David Hockney” – through May 29

“Queer British Art” – through October 1

Tate Modern
Bankside, London, Website

“Giacometti” – May 10 – September 10

“The Radical Eye: Modern Photography from the Collection of Sir Elton John” – through May 21

Victoria & Albert Museum

“The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains” – May 13 – October 1

“Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion” – May 27 – February 18, 2018


Calle Ruiz de Alarcon 23, Website

“Treasures from the Hispanic Society of America” – through October 9

Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
Paseo del Prado 8, Website

“Masterworks from Budapest. From the Renaissance to the Avant-Garde” – through May 28


Centre Pompidou

“Walker Evans” – April 26 – August 14

“Cy Twombly” – through April 24

The Louvre

“The Body in Movement – Dance in the Museum” – through July 3

“Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting” – through May 22

“Valentin de Boulogne Beyond Caravaggio” – through May 22

Musee de l’Orangerie

“Tokyo-Paris Masterpieces from Bridgestone Museum of Art, Collection Ishibashi Foundation” – through August 21

Musee d’Orsay

“Beyond the Stars. The Mystical Landscape from Monet to Kandinsky” – through June 25


The National Museum of Western Art
7-7 Ueno Koen, Taito-ku, Tokyo, Japan, Website

“Théodore Chassériau : Parfum exotique” – through May 28


Albertinaplatz 1, Website

“Egon Schiele” – through June 18

“Eduard Angeli” – through June 25

Bank Austria Kunstforum
Freyung 8, Website

“James Welling” – May 5 – July 16

Belvedere – Lower Belvedere & Orangery
Rennweg 6, Website


Kunsthistoriches Museum
Maria-Theresien Platz, Website

“Philipp Schönborn. Collection” – through September 3

Leopold Museum
Museums Quarter, Website

“Carl Spitzweg – Erwin Wurm: Hilarious! Hilarious?” – through June 19

“The Magic of Landscapes: From Waldmüller to Boeckl” – through May 1

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