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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.

USA & CANADA

ATLANTA

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

BOSTON

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

CHICAGO

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

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

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Chagall Colour & Music, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

MONTREAL

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”

NEW YORK

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

Guggenheim
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

PHILADELPHIA

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

SAN FRANCISCO

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

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

TORONTO

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

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

WASHINGTON, DC

National Gallery of Art
Website

“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

 

EUROPE & ASIA

AMSTERDAM

Rijksmuseum
Website

“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

BILBAO

Guggenheim Bilbao
Website

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

“Abstract Expressionism” – through June 4

BRUSSELS

Royal Museum of Fine Arts
Website

“Bruegel Unseen Masterpieces” – ongoing until March 2020

“Rik Wouters” – through July 2

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

LIVERPOOL

Tate Liverpool
Website

“Ellsworth Kelly In Focus” – through May 29

LONDON

Barbican
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
Website

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

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

MADRID

Prado
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

PARIS

Centre Pompidou
Website

“Walker Evans” – April 26 – August 14

“Cy Twombly” – through April 24

The Louvre
Website

“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
Website

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

Musee d’Orsay
Website

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

TOKYO

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

“Théodore Chassériau : Parfum exotique” – through May 28

VIENNA

Albertina
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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