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Museum Special Exhibitions: Winter 2017


Monet the Early Years, Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA

The Winter 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

“Arbus, Avedon, and Winogrand: Photographs from the Collection” – through February 19

“Cross Country: The Power of Place in American Art, 1915–1950” – February 12 – May 7


Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Ave, Website

“UH-OH: Frances Stark 1991–2015” – through January 29


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” – January 28 – April 30


Dallas Museum of Art
1717 North Harwood Street, Website

“Art and Nature in the Middle Ages” – through March 19

“Carey Young: The New Architecture” – February 2 – April 2

“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

“Focus: Perfection Robert Mapplethorpe” – through January 22

“Chagall: Colour and Music” – January 28 – June 11

Montreal Science Center
King Edward Pier, Website

“Animal Inside Out: Body Worlds”


Brooklyn Museum
Brooklyn, New York, Website

“Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty” – through April 2

“Beverly Buchanan—Ruins and Rituals” – through March 5

Cooper Hewitt Museum
2 East 91st Street, Website

“By The People: Designing A Better America” – through February 26

Discovery Times Square Exposition
226 West 44th Street, Website

Temporarily Closed

The Frick Collection
1 East 70th Street, Website

“Porcelain, No Simple Matter: Arlene Shechet and the Arnhold Collection” – through April 2

“Turner’s Modern and Ancient Ports: Passages through Time” – February 23 – May 14

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

“Tales of Our Time”- through March 10

Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave, NYC, Website

“Max Beckman New York” – through February 20

“Seurat’s Circus Sideshow” – February 17 – May 29

Met Breuer
945 Madison Ave, NYC, Website

“Kerry James Marshall” – through January 29

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

“Francis Picabia: Our Heads Are Round so Our Thoughts Can Change Direction” – through March 19

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

“Nan Goldin: The Ballad of Sexual Dependency” – through April 16

The Whitney
99 Gansevoort Street, NYC, Website

“Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905–2016” – through February 5

“Fast Forward: Painting from the 1980s” – January 27 – May 14


Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Website

“Cher Matisse” – through March 6

“Person of the Crowd: The Contemporary Art of Flânerie” – February 25 – May 22

Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Website

“Design Currents: Oki Sato, Faye Toogood, Zanini de Zanine” – through March 12

“American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent” – opens March 1


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

“Frank Stella’s Prints” – through June 25

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

“On the Grid: Textiles and Minimalism” – through February 12

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

“The Brothers Le Nain: Painters of 17th-Century France” – through January 29

“Monet: The Early Years” – February 25 – May 29

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


Seattle Art Museum
1300 First Avenue, Website

“Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series” – January 21 – April 23

Pacific Science Center
200 Second Avenue North, Website

“Terracotta Warriors” – coming Spring 2017


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

“Wildlife Photographer of the Year” – ongoing


National Gallery of Art

“Stuart Davis: In Full Swing” – through March 5

“The Urban Scene: 1920–1950” – February 26 – August 6

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

“Intersections:  Arlene Shechet” – through May 7

“Toulouse-Lautrec: Illustrates the Belle Époque” – February 4 – April 30

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





“Music at Home” – through June 18

Van Gogh Museum
Museumplein, Amsterdam, Website

“Daubigny, Monet, Van Gogh: Impressions of Landscape” – through January 29

“Prints in Paris” – opens March 3


Guggenheim Bilbao

“Abstract Expressionism” – February 3 – June 4


Royal Museum of Fine Arts

“Bruegel Unseen Masterpieces” – ongoing until March 2020

“Rik Wouters” – opens March 10


Tate Liverpool

“Edward Krasiński” – through March 5

“Yves Klein” – through March 5


Silk Street, London, Website

“The Vulgar Fashion Redefined” – through February 5

National Gallery

Trafalgar Square, London, Website

“Australia’s Impressionists” – through March 26

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

“Picasso Portraits” – through February 5

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

“Intrigue: James Ensor by Luc Tuymans” – through January 29

“Revolution: Russian Art 1917 – 32” – February 11 – April 17

“America After the Fall: Painting in the 1930s” – February 25 – June 4

Tate Britain
Millbank, London, Website

“Paul Nash” – through March 5

“David Hockney” – February 9 – May 29

Tate Modern
Bankside, London, Website

“Robert Rauschenberg” – through April 2

“The Radical Eye: Modern Photography from the Collection of Sir Elton John” – through May 7

Victoria & Albert Museum

“You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966-1970” – through February 26

“Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear” – through March 12

“Lockwood Kipling – Arts and Crafts in the Punjab and London” – through April 2


Calle Ruiz de Alarcon 23, Website

“Meta Painting – A Journey to the Idea of Art” – through February 19

“Ribera: Master of Drawing” – through February 19

Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
Paseo del Prado 8, Website

“Renoir. Intimacy” – through January 22

“Bulgari and Rome” – through February 26

“Masterworks from Budapest. From the Renaissance to the Avant-Garde” – February 18 – May 28


Centre Pompidou

“Magritte – The Treachery of Images” – through January 23

“Jean-Luc Moulène” – through February 20

“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” – February 22 – May 22

Musee de l’Orangerie

“American Painting in the 1930’s” – through- January 30

Musee d’Orsay

“Frédéric Bazille (1841-1870). The Youth of Impressionism” – through March 5


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

“Théodore Chassériau : Parfum exotique” – February 28 – May 28


Albertinaplatz 1, Website

“Egon Schiele” – February 22 – June 18

“Contemporary Art – Andy Warhol to Anselm Kiefer” – through March 19

Bank Austria Kunstforum
Freyung 8, Website

“Georgia O’Keefe” – through March 26

Belvedere – Lower Belvedere & Orangery
Rennweg 6, Website

“Hubert Scheibl ‘Fly'” – through February 5

“Is that Biedermeier? Amerling, Waldmüller, and More” – through February 12

Kunsthistoriches Museum
Maria-Theresien Platz, Website

“The Emperor’s Gold” – through March 5

“Edmund de Waal meets Albrecht Dürer” – through January 29

Leopold Museum
Museums Quarter, Website

 “The Magic of Landscapes” – early 20th century works from Carl Moll, Koloman Moser, Hans Böhler and more
– through February 6

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