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Museum Special Exhibitions: Summer 2017

Giacometti at the Tate Modern in London

The Summer 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

“Andy Warhol: Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation” – through September 3


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

“Showdown! Kuniyoshi vs. Kunisada” – August 11 – December 10


Art Institute of Chicago
111 South Michigan Avenue, Website

“Gauguin – Artist as Alchemist” – through September 10

“Along the Lines: Selected Drawings by Saul Steinberg”


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

“Visions of America: Three Centuries of Prints from the National Gallery of Art” – through September 3

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


Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Sherbrooke Street, Website

“Revolution: “You Say You Want a Revolution” – music and art from the 1960s – through October 9

Montreal Science Center
King Edward Pier, Website

“CSI: The Experience”


Brooklyn Museum
Brooklyn, New York, Website

“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

“Fired by Passion: Masterpieces of Du Paquier Porcelain from the Sullivan Collection” – through August 12, 2018

“Divine Encounter: Rembrandt’s Abraham and the Angels” – through 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

“Mystical Symbolism: The Salon de la Rose+Croix in Paris, 1892–1897” – through October 4

Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave, NYC, Website

“Rei Kawakubo Comme des Garçons” – through September 4

“Irving Penn Centennial” – through July 30

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

Met Breuer
945 Madison Ave, NYC, Website

“The Body Politic” – through September 3

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

“Frank Lloyd Wright at 150” – through October 1

“Robert Rauschenberg: Among Friends” – through September 17

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

The Whitney
99 Gansevoort Street, NYC, Website

“Calder: Hypermobility” – through October 23


Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Website

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

“Mohamed Bourouissa: Urban Riders” – through October 2

Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Website

“Cy Twombly’s Iliad” – through October 8

“Wild: Michael Nichols” – through September 17


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

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

“Degas, Impressionism and the Paris Millinery Trade” – through September 24

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


Seattle Art Museum
1300 First Avenue, Website

“Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors” – through September 10

Pacific Science Center
200 Second Avenue North, Website

“Terracotta Warriors” – through September 4


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

“Anishinaabeg: Art & Power” – through November 19


National Gallery of Art

“America Collects Eighteenth-Century French Painting” – through August 20

“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

“Markus Lüpertz” – through September 3





“Small Wonders” – through September 17

“Dubuffet in the Rijksmuseum Gardens” – through October 1

Van Gogh Museum
Museumplein, Amsterdam, Website

“Van Gogh, Rousseau, Corot: In the Forest”


Guggenheim Bilbao

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

“Bill Viola: A Retrospective” – through November 9


Royal Museum of Fine Arts

“Bruegel Unseen Masterpieces” – ongoing until March 2020


Tate Liverpool

“Tracey Emin and William Blake In Focus” – through September 3


Silk Street, London, Website

Coming Soon: Basquiat: Boom for Real (September)

National Gallery

Trafalgar Square, London, Website

“Giovanni da Rimini” – through October 8

“Rubens and Rembrandt” – through August 6

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

“BP Portrait Award” – through September 24

“I am Me” – exploring art, gender and identity

Royal Academy of Arts

Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, Website

“Summer Exhibition” – through August 20

“Matisse in the Studio” – August 5 – November 12

Tate Britain
Millbank, London, Website

“Queer British Art” – through October 1

Tate Modern
Bankside, London, Website

“Giacometti” – through September 10

Victoria & Albert Museum

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

“Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion” – through 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

“Renaissance Venice: The Triumph of Beauty and the Destruction of Painting” – through September 24

“Sonia Delaunay. Art, design and fashion” through October 15


Centre Pompidou

“Walker Evans” – through August 14

“David Hockney” – through October 23

The Louvre

“Maurice Denis and Eugène Delacroix From Studio to Museum” – through August 28

Musee de l’Orangerie

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

Musee d’Orsay

“Portraits by Cézanne” – through September 24


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

“Arcimboldo: Nature into Art” – through September 24


Albertinaplatz 1, Website

“Austria Photography 1970 – 2000” – through October 8

“Maria Lassnig” – through August 27

Bank Austria Kunstforum
Freyung 8, Website

“James Welling” – through July 16

Belvedere – Lower Belvedere & Orangery
Rennweg 6, Website

“Maria Theresa and the Arts” – through November 5

Kunsthistoriches Museum
Maria-Theresien Platz, Website

“Philipp Schönborn. Collection” – through September 3

Leopold Museum
Museums Quarter, Website

“Female Images: From Biedermeier to Early Modernism” – July 7 – September 18


Rabat, Morocco

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