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The New Season of Art: Listings for the Fall Season and Beyond

NEW YORK ART BOOK FAIR The entire museum is filled with so many small publishers of art books, zines and other visually appealing codices that in past years I’ve gotten faint in less than an hour. Sept. 22–24 at MoMA PS1, Long Island City, nyartbookfair.com, momaps1.org.

RADICAL WOMEN: LATIN AMERICAN ART, 1960-1985 Part of “P.S.T.: LA/LA.” Charting the radical innovations of 100 female artists in 15 countries over 25 critical years. Sept. 15–Dec. 31, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, hammer.ucla.edu.

EDVARD MUNCH: COLOR IN CONTEXT The influence of contemporary spiritual and scientific ideas on the Norwegian master’s color choices examined in 21 prints. Sept. 3–Jan. 28, National Gallery of Art, Washington, nga.gov.


“Untitled (Horse and Red Rider)” by Martín Ramírez.

The Estate of Martín Ramírez, Ricco/Maresca Gallery, New York

MODIGLIANI UNMASKED Early drawings never before shown in America will feature in this 150-work exploration of the Italian painter and sculptor Amedeo Modigliani’s Jewish and global influences. Sept. 15–Feb. 4, the Jewish Museum, thejewishmuseum.org.

RODIN Marking the centenary of Auguste Rodin’s death are a number of large shows across the country, including “Rodin — 100 Years,” Sept. 1–May 13, at the Cleveland Museum of Art (clevelandart.org); “The Hysterical Material,” Sept. 14–Dec. 17, at the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago (smartmuseum.uchicago.edu); and “Rodin at the Met,” Sept. 16–Jan. 15 (The Met Fifth Avenue, metmuseum.org). More information at rodin100.org/en.

NEVER BUILT NEW YORK Models, plans and renderings of ambitious but unrealized projects, such as a 13-foot tall model of Steven Holl’s “Parallax Towers,” 10 slender skyscrapers that would have risen from the Hudson River at West 72nd Street; and an unbuilt pavilion for the 1964 World’s Fair. Sept. 17–Feb. 18, Queens Museum, New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, queensmuseum.org.

NAIRY BAGHRAMIAN: DEFORMATION PROFESSIONNELLE The Berlin-based Iranian sculptor uses her first international museum show, co-organized with Ghent’s SMAK, to deconstruct her medium with a series of site-specific installations. Sept. 7–Feb. 4, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, walkerart.org.

GENERATION WEALTH BY LAUREN GREENFIELD In her first major retrospective, Ms. Greenfield, a photographer and documentarian, organizes 25 years’ worth of her anthropologically tinted investigations of money culture into a single piece. Sept. 20–Jan. 7, ICP Museum, icp.org.

MAX ERNST: BEYOND PAINTING A survey of the German-born Surrealist’s career focused on his formal innovations, from illustrated books to painted bronze. Sept. 23–Jan. 1, Museum of Modern Art, moma.org.

SOULFUL CREATURES: ANIMAL MUMMIES IN ANCIENT EGYPT The Egyptians mummified tens of millions of dogs, monkeys, ibises and other animals; there are 30 in this show, all drawn from the museum’s permanent collection. Sept. 29–Jan. 21, Brooklyn Museum, brooklynmuseum.org.

PAST/FUTURE/PRESENT: CONTEMPORARY BRAZILIAN ART FROM THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, SÃO PAULO A broad introduction to modern Brazilian art. Sept. 1–Dec. 31, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, phxart.org.

WAR AND PIECED: THE ANNETTE GERO COLLECTION OF QUILTS FROM MILITARY FABRICS Twenty-nine rare examples of what used to be called “convalescent quilts,” made mostly by 19th-century British soldiers in their downtime. Sept. 6–Jan. 7, American Folk Art Museum, folkartmuseum.org.

FICTIONS This latest of the museum’s regular surveys of emerging black artists highlights a resurgence of narrative in contemporary visual art. Sept. 14–Jan. 7, the Studio Museum in Harlem, studiomuseum.org.

DRAWN TO GREATNESS: MASTER DRAWINGS FROM THE THAW COLLECTION More than 150 drawings — by Rubens, Rembrandt, Pollock, Picasso and many more — offer a narrative of the evolution of draftsmanship as a complex technology. Sept. 29–Jan. 7, Morgan Library and Museum, themorgan.org.

BLACK AND WHITE: JAPANESE MODERN ART The austere aesthetic of traditional Zen ink painting intersects with the influence of Western modernists in a grouping of avant-garde Japanese works centered on Inoue Yuichi’s large calligraphy of a character meaning “filial piety.” Sept. 30–June 3, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, mfa.org.

PHILADELPHIA ASSEMBLED An ambitious attempt to reinvent the museum as a civic community center. Sept. 10 – Dec. 10. Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, philamuseum.org.

TRUCK TRILOGY The Dia Foundation premieres a posthumously realized piece by the sculptor Walter De Maria on the 40th anniversary of his famous “Lightning Field,” comprised of altered Chevy trucks with geometric steel rods. Sept. 22–April, Dia: Beacon, Beacon, N.Y., diaart.org.

LOUISE BOURGEOIS: AN UNFOLDING PORTRAIT Hundreds of the fraught French sculptor’s prints and illustrated books, accompanied by a new online catalog. Sept. 24–Jan. 28, Museum of Modern Art, moma.org.

PARTNERS IN DESIGN: ALFRED H. BARR JR. AND PHILIP JOHNSON How Barr and Johnson, as the Museum of Modern Art’s first director and its curator of architecture, respectively, introduced cutting-edge European design to New York. Sept. 7–Dec. 9, Grey Art Gallery, greyartgallery.nyu.edu.

ON THE HORIZON: CONTEMPORARY CUBAN ART FROM THE JORGE M. PEREZ COLLECTION Second and third chapters of an ongoing multipart introduction. Sept. 22–April. 8, Pérez Art Museum Miami, Miami, pamm.org.

LIVING IN AMERICA: FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT, HARLEM AND MODERN HOUSING In the gallery’s new location, part of the university’s expansion into Harlem, this exhibit correlates the crotchety architect’s proposals for developments of single-family homes with the rise of the public housing tower in New York. Sept. 9–Dec. 17, Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University, Lenfest Center for the Arts, columbia.edu/cu/wallach.

ARTHUR SZYK: SOLDIER IN ART The extravagantly colorful parade of Axis leadership in this Polish-Jewish illustrator’s 1942 “Satan Leads the Ball” includes Death in a German helmet and Mussolini with no pants. Sept. 15–Jan. 21, New-York Historical Society, nyhistory.org.

ARTE POVERA More than 100 works by the 1960s Italian movement’s leading lights. Sept. 12–Oct. 28, Hauser & Wirth, hauserwirth.com.

ILYA AND EMILIA KABAKOV: UTOPIAN PROJECTS A collection of maquettes for fantastical projects, both realized and unrealized, by the Russian couple. Sept. 7–March 4, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, hirshhorn.si.edu.

NATHALIE DU PASQUIER: BIG OBJECTS NOT ALWAYS SILENT The French-born Milanese painter and designer’s first American retrospective is a reorganized reprise of last year’s show at the Kunsthalle Wien. Sept. 13–Dec. 23, Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, icaphila.org.

AFTER DARKNESS: SOUTHEAST ASIAN ART IN THE WAKE OF HISTORY Artists from Myanmar, Vietnam and Indonesia respond to political trauma. Sept. 8–Jan. 21, Asia Society, asiasociety.org.

WALKER EVANS A large-scale retrospective of the photographer’s work organized by the Musée National d’Art Moderne at Paris’s Centre Pompidou. Sept. 30–Feb. 4, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, sfmoma.org.

JOHN LOCKWOOD KIPLING: ARTS & CRAFTS IN THE PUNJAB AND LONDON An assembly of objects and pieces illuminating the life of the educator, journalist, educator and father of the writer Rudyard. Sept. 15–Jan. 7, Bard Graduate Gallery, bgc.bard.edu.

DEADEYE DICK Celebrating the legacy of influential gallerist Dick Bellamy with work by more than 30 of the artists he fostered, including Claes Oldenburg, Lucas Samaras, Bruce Nauman and James Rosenquist, organized by Judith Stein, Bellamy’s biographer. Sept. 12, Peter Freeman Gallery, peterfreemaninc.com.

TO QUENCH THE THIRST OF NEW YORKERS: THE CROTON AQUEDUCT AT 175 It’s hard to say whether, with the subways crumbling all around us, it’s inspiring or depressing to be reminded that we used to have public water fountains fed, through 41 miles of pipe completed in 1842, by the Croton river — but either way it’ll be an interesting show. Opening Sept. 2. Museum of the City of New York, mcny.org.

TEOTIHUACAN: CITY OF WATER, CITY OF FIRE Artifacts and art from the ancient Mesoamerican metropolis, many recently excavated. Sept. 30–Feb. 11, de Young Museum, San Francisco, deyoung.famsf.org.

DANCING WITH DEATH Five centuries of European works on paper celebrate the so-called “danse macabre,” an allegorical meditation on the inevitability of death. Sept. 2–Nov. 26, Blanton Museum of Art, the University of Texas at Austin, blantonmuseum.org.


TARSILA DO AMARAL: INVENTING MODERN ART IN BRAZIL With her first husband, Oswald de Andrade, the Brazilian painter founded the “Anthropophagic Movement,” dedicated to swallowing and integrating European and native influences into a unitary new Brazilian style. Oct. 8–Jan. 7, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, artic.edu. (Traveling to the Museum of Modern Art on Feb. 11.)

VERONESE IN MURANO: TWO VENETIAN RENAISSANCE MASTERPIECES RESTORED Two newly restored paintings by the Renaissance painter Paolo Veronese leave Italy for the first time. Oct. 24–Mar. 11, Frick Collection, frick.org.


An installation by Nairy Baghramian.

Timo Ohler

TEFAF NEW YORK The fall edition of the biannual arts, antiquities and design fair. Oct. 28–Nov. 1, Park Avenue Armory, tefaf.com.

BARBARA HAMMER: EVIDENTIARY BODIES A retrospective for the storied video artist will also include archival materials, works on paper and previously unseen film. Oct. 7–Jan. 28, Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, leslielohman.org.

OFRENDAS Five- to ten-foot altars made by local artists celebrate the Mexican Day of the Dead, in a show organized in collaboration with Detroit’s Mexican consulate. Oct. 13–Nov. 12, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, dia.org.

MONA HATOUM: TERRA INFIRMA Four dozen sculptures and works on paper made over three decades by the Palestinian-English artist who slices directly through complex politics with a slightly surreal lean. Oct. 13–Feb. 25, Menil Collection, Houston, menil.org.

WE ARE HERE; YOU ARE EVERYWHERE The second and third parts of a large group show drawn from the permanent collection, celebrating the museum’s 50th anniversary. Oct. 21–Jan. 28, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, mcachicago.org.

UGO RONDINONE: GOOD EVENING BEAUTIFUL BLUE/PASCALE MARTHINE TAYOU: BEAUTIFUL The museum reopens after a major renovation with shows by the Swiss artist Rondinone and the Cameroonian Tayou. Oct. 8–Feb. 19 (Rondinone), Oct. 8–Apr. 2 (Tayou), the Bass, Miami Beach, thebass.org.

CAROLEE SCHNEEMANN: KINETIC PAINTING Beginning with the paintings she made in the early 1950s, Ms. Schneemann’s first American retrospective will trace the development of her boldly personal and emphatically feminist performance and video work. Oct. 22–March 11, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, Queens, momaps1.org.

WIENER WERKSTÄTTE, 1903-1932: THE LUXURY OF BEAUTY Some 200 objects displayed in rooms with period interiors. Oct. 26–Jan. 29, Neue Galerie, neuegalerie.org.

TAKASHI MURAKAMI: LINEAGE OF ECCENTRICS Works by this contemporary artist are juxtaposed with pieces drawn from the museum’s collection of older Japanese art, with choices made in collaboration with art historian Nobuo Tsuji. Oct. 18–Apr. 1, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Boston, mfa.org.

VERMEER AND THE MASTERS OF GENRE PAINTING: INSPIRATION AND RIVALRY “The Love Letter,” “The Lacemaker” and eight more Vermeers, as well as five dozen works by contemporaries including Pieter de Hooch, Gerrit Dou and Gerard Ter Borch, in a show that debuted at the Louvre and traveled to Dublin before arriving in the United States. Oct. 22–Jan. 21, National Gallery of Art, Washington, nga.gov.

RESOUND: BELLS OF ANCIENT CHINA One of several shows celebrating the reopening of the galleries after renovation, this exhibit will examine the discovery, in China’s Bronze Age, of a way to make bells that resonate at two different pitches. Opens Oct. 14, Freer/Sackler at the Smithsonian, Washington, asia.si.edu.

MODERNISM ON THE GANGES: RAGHUBIR SINGH PHOTOGRAPHS Color photography of Calcutta, Bombay and more from the ‘60s to the ‘90s from the Rajasthani aristocrat and self-taught photographer. Oct. 11–Jan. 2, Met Breuer, metmuseum.org.

BEYOND ANGKOR: CAMBODIAN SCULPTURE FROM BANTEAY CHHMAR An unprecedented loan from Cambodia’s National Museum of a section of sculpted wall from a 12th-century Khmer royal temple. Oct. 14–Jan. 7, Cleveland Museum of Art, clevelandart.org.

ALBERTO SAVINIO Pairing the virtuosically strange figurative painting of Savinio — the pianist, critic and younger brother of the better known Giorgio de Chirico — with sculptures by Louise Bourgeois. Oct. 6–June 23, Center for Italian Modern Art, italianmodernart.org.

MARK DION: MISADVENTURES OF A 21ST-CENTURY NATURALIST Twenty-five years’ worth of research-based installations, photography, sculpture and drawing by the American artist. Oct. 4–Jan. 1, Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, Boston, icaboston.org.

ART AND CHINA AFTER 1989: THEATER OF THE WORLD This rotunda-filling, 75-artist survey of post-Tiananmen art, accompanied by a 10-week documentary film series, is long overdue. Oct. 6–Jan. 7, Guggenheim, guggenheim.org.

SHEILA PEPE: HOT MESS FORMALISM A midcareer survey of Ms. Pepe’s often site-specific fiber and textile installations. Oct. 14–Jan. 28, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, phxart.org.

HIROSHI SUGIMOTO: GATES OF PARADISE Pairing Mr. Sugimoto’s new black and white photographs of European art with traditional Japanese artworks, in a show inspired by the 16th-century visit of four Roman Catholic Japanese boys to Europe. Oct. 20–Jan. 7, Japan Society, japansociety.org.

LEONARDO TO MATISSE: MASTER DRAWINGS FROM THE ROBERT LEHMAN COLLECTION Rembrandt’s transcendent red chalk drawing of a print of da Vinci’s Last Supper,” along with 55 drawings by an all-star team including da Vinci himself, Dürer, Tiepolo, Ingres, Matisse and Seurat. Oct. 4– Jan. 7, The Met Fifth Avenue, metmuseum.org.

THROUGH THE EYES OF PICASSO The Spaniard’s encounter with Africa changed the face of Western art: 20 pieces of African and Oceanic art from his own collection join scores of his own works and documentary photographs. Oct. 20–Apr. 8, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Mo., Nelson-atkins.org.

BEYOND SUFFRAGE: A CENTURY OF NEW YORK WOMEN IN POLITICS A century of women’s activism from 1917, when they won the right to vote in New York State, to present. Opens Oct. 11, Museum of the City of New York, mcny.org.

THE SCULPTURE OF GONZALO FONSECA The Uruguayan sculptor made eerily evocative small buildings out of stone. Oct. 25–Feb. 12, Noguchi Museum, Long Island City, Queens, noguchi.org.

RESTORING THE MINOANS: ELIZABETH PRICE AND SIR ARTHUR EVANS A presentation of “A Restoration,” the 2016 video Ms. Price made with materials from the Sir Arthur Evans Archive at Oxford, is paired with some of the Minoan artifacts that British archaeologist unearthed. Oct. 5–Jan. 7, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, isaw.nyu.edu.

RENOIR AND FRIENDS Of Renoir’s 1881 “Le Déjeuner des Canotiers,” which he bought in 1923, Duncan Phillips wrote, “People will travel thousands of miles to our house to see it.” This show features dozens of loans designed to illuminate the famous painting’s composition. Oct. 7–Jan. 7, Phillips Collection, Washington, phillipscollection.org.

A POETHICAL WAGER An exploration of the ethical ramifications of minimalism and abstraction, named after the poet Joan Retallack’s influential book of essays. Oct. 7–Jan. 28, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, mocacleveland.org.

HOLIDAY EXPRESS: TOYS AND TRAINS FROM THE JERNI COLLECTION The New-York Historical Society’s latest mounting of hundreds of trains, models and figurines from a large private collection. Oct. 27–Feb. 25, nyhistory.org.

POSING MODERNITY: THE BLACK MODEL FROM MANET TO MATISSE AND BEYOND An unmissable examination of portrayals of black female models, including the woman who played the maid in Manet’s “Olympia. Oct. 24–Feb. 10, Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University, Lenfest Center for the Arts, columbia.edu/cu/wallach.

TOYIN OJIH ODUTOLA In her first solo New York museum show, the young Nigerian artist presents fictional portraits of two aristocratic families. Opens Oct. 20, Whitney Museum of American Art, whitney.org.

NEW WORK: KERRY TRIBE The premiere of a commissioned video piece about the professional actors who play patients for doctors in training — and the artist’s first major American solo museum show. Oct. 7–Feb. 25, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, sfmoma.org.

MURDER IS HER HOBBY: FRANCES GLESSNER LEE AND THE NUTSHELL STUDIES OF UNEXPLAINED DEATH Lee (1878-1962), commissioned as a New Hampshire state police captain at the age of 64, built her meticulous crime-scene dioramas to train homicide detectives — and some are still in active use. Oct. 20–Jan. 28, Renwick Gallery, Washington, si.edu.

THE WYETHS: THREE GENERATIONS An illuminating round up of eight drawings and paintings by Andrew, his illustrator father N.C., his son Jamie, his sister Henriette and her husband, Peter Hurd. Oct. 7–Jan. 28, Portland Art Museum, Portland, Ore., portlandartmuseum.org.


A bed rug featured in “War and Pieced.”

The Annette Gero Collection


PERFORMA 17 BIENNIAL The influential performance art festival’s seventh edition will focus on experimental art in Africa and the centenary of Dada, among other things, and include commissioned work by Julie Mehretu and William Kentridge. Nov. 1–19, at spaces across New York, performa-arts.org.

JIMMIE DURHAM: AT THE CENTER OF THE WORLD A sure-to-be-stellar first North American retrospective, comprised of nearly 200 objects, for the sculptor, multimedia artist and American Indian movement organizer. Nov. 3–Jan. 28, Whitney Museum of American Art, whitney.org.

MARK BRADFORD: PICKETT’S CHARGE The debut of a specially commissioned, 400-foot-long “cyclorama” of paintings. Opens Nov. 8, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, hirshhorn.si.edu.

FROM THE TRUER WORLD OF THE OTHER: TYPEWRITER ART FROM THE PAMM COLLECTION Gritty, text-based drawings from the Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry. Nov. 17–Apr. 15, Pérez Art Museum Miami, Miami, pamm.org.

JOSEF ALBERS IN MEXICO Photographs and collages from the Bauhaus artist and color theorist’s many trips to the country that he called “the promised land of abstract art.” Nov. 3–Feb. 18, Guggenheim, guggenheim.org.

MICHELANGELO: DIVINE DRAFTSMAN AND DESIGNER A huge, and likely to be hugely popular, show of more than 150 of Michelangelo’s supernaturally sensual drawings—as well as three marble sculptures, his earliest surviving painting, and the cartoon for his last Vatican fresco—borrowed from more than 50 institutions in Europe and the United States. Nov. 13 – Feb. 12, Metropolitan Museum of Art, metmuseum.org.

PROSPECT NEW ORLEANS (PROSPECT. 4: THE LOTUS IN SPITE OF THE SWAMP) The latest edition of New Orleans’s ambitious triennial coincides with the city’s own tricentennial and will bring together Kara Walker, the pianist Jason Moran and another 70 artists. Nov. 18–Feb. 25, multiple venues throughout the city, prospectneworleans.org.

KIEFER RODIN As part of the Rodin centenary, new works by the German artist Anselm Kiefer respond to sculpture and drawings of Rodin in a show organized with Paris’s Musée Rodin, where it went up first. Nov. 17–March 12, Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, barnesfoundation.org.

GORDON MATTA-CLARK: ANARCHITECT The Cornell-trained architect and downtown Pied Piper, who produced a wide and exciting range of work before his untimely death of cancer at 35, made some of his early “cuts,” sections of wall and floor cut right out of usually derelict buildings in ornamental shapes, in the Bronx; this large show emphasizes gestures’ political critique. Nov. 8–Apr. 8, Bronx Museum of the Arts, bronxmuseum.org.

LAURA OWENS A midcareer survey for the graphically expressive Los Angeles painter. Nov. 10–Feb. 4, Whitney Museum of American Art, whitney.org.

MURILLO: THE SELF-PORTRAITS Portraits by the 17th-century Spanish painter Bartolomé Esteban Murillo in a show organized with London’s National Gallery. Nov. 1–Feb. 4, Frick Collection, frick.org.

VEILED MEANINGS: FASHIONING JEWISH DRESS FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE ISRAEL MUSEUM, JERUSALEM One hundred articles of clothing from the 18th to 20th centuries, ranging from Denmark to Uzbekistan. Nov. 3–Mar. 18, the Jewish Museum, thejewishmuseum.org.

DAVID HOCKNEY A major retrospective for the beloved British painter, organized by the Tate, the Pompidou and the Met, arrives in New York. Nov. 27–Feb. 25, The Met Fifth Avenue, metmuseum.org.

BESTOWING BEAUTY: MASTERPIECES FROM PERSIAN LANDS More than 100 never-before-seen carpets, Shahnama miniatures and jeweled objects from the 6th to the 19th centuries. Nov. 19–Feb. 11, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston mfah.org.

DEGAS TO PICASSO: CREATING MODERNISM IN FRANCE The birth of modern art in Paris, in 150 canvases. Nov. 4–Jan. 28, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, mam.org.

AUDUBON’S BIRDS OF AMERICA Watercolor models for the plates in the pioneering naturalist’s “Birds of America” will rotate monthly, starting with a 3-foot-tall “Wild Turkey.” Opens Nov. 10, New-York Historical Society, nyhistory.org.

EDVARD MUNCH: BETWEEN THE CLOCK AND THE BED Reassessing Munch’s legacy with an emphasis on self-portraits and later paintings. Originally at the Virginia Museum of Art. Nov. 15-Feb. 4, Met Breuer, metmuseum.org.

IN THE TOWER: ANNE TRUITT A small but intense gathering of works on paper, paintings and sculptures by the master of the minimal painted column. Nov. 19–Apr. 1, National Gallery of Art, Washington, nga.gov.

ADIOS UTOPIA: DREAMS AND DECEPTIONS IN CUBAN ART SINCE 1950 How the revolution affected Cuba’s art, in works by more than 50 artists. Nov. 10–Mar. 18, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, walkerart.org.

GRAPHIC WOMEN More than 30 works on paper by turn-of-the-century Philadelphia female artists including Violet Oakley, Mary Nimmo Moran and Lilian Westcott Hale. Nov. 16–Feb. 18, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, pafa.org.

STEPHEN SHORE A major retrospective of the precocious and prolific American photographer. Nov. 19–May 28, Museum of Modern Art, moma.org.

ART IN THE OPEN: 50 YEARS OF PUBLIC ART IN NEW YORK On the 40th anniversary of the Public Art Fund, renderings and models of public works by artists from Christo to Kara Walker. Opens Nov. 10, Museum of the City of New York, mcny.org.

OLD MASTERS NOW: CELEBRATING THE JOHNSON COLLECTION About 90 works by Botticelli, Bosch, Titian, Rembrandt, Jan Steen, Manet, Monet and Whistler. Nov. 3–Feb. 19, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, philamuseum.org.

AL TAYLOR: WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT? A major survey of the American artist whose work troubled the formal boundary between drawing and sculpture. Nov. 17–Mar. 18, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, high.org.

WILLIAM HENRY FOX TALBOT AND THE PROMISE OF PHOTOGRAPHY Some 30 works by the 19th-century technological innovator, many never before shown. Nov. 18–Feb. 11, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, cmoa.org.

PAINTED IN MEXICO, 1700–1790: PINXIT MEXICI Exploring 18th-century painting in New Spain with 120 works, many never seen before. Part of “P.S.T.: LA/LA.” Nov. 19–Mar. 18, Los Angeles County Museum of Art Los Angeles, lacma.org.

LIVING PROOF: THE ART OF JAPANESE DRAFTSMANSHIP IN THE 19TH CENTURY A rare chance to see original drawings by the titanic Edo-period printmakers Katsushika Hokusai (best known for “the great wave off kanagawa” and the occasional pornographic octopus), Utagawa Kuniyoshi and Tsukioka Yoshitoshi. Nov. 3–Mar. 3, Pulitzer Arts Foundation, St. Louis, pulitzerarts.org.

TAMAYO: THE NEW YORK YEARS The 20th-century Oaxacan painter always maintained a connection to Mexico and Mexican art but spent much of his life in New York. Nov. 3–Mar. 18, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, si.edu.


ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH In the 16th edition of this huge, glittering art fair, an outdoor section of performance and site-specific sculpture will be curated by Philipp Kaiser. Dec. 7–10, Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach, artbasel.com.

NADA The nonprofit New Art Dealers Alliance’s fair is a younger, edgier counterpoint to Art Basel. Dec. 7–10, Deauville Beach Resort, Miami Beach, newartdealers.org.

QUICKSILVER BRILLIANCE: ADOLF DE MEYER PHOTOGRAPHS Baron Adolf de Meyer was Vogue’s first full-time staff photographer, took snapshots in Japan, made a photo book of Nijinsky’s ballet “L’Après-midi d’un faune” and captured Josephine Baker in an extravagant string of pearls. Dec. 4–Mar. 18, The Met Fifth Avenue, metmuseum.org.


“My Name Is My Name I,” from “Fictions” at the Studio Museum in Harlem.

Texas Isaiah

THE EVERYWHERE STUDIO The three-year-old Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, inaugurates a new dedicated building with a 15,000-square-foot sculpture garden and a large group show. Dec. 1–Feb. 26, ICA Miami, Miami, icamiami.org.

AHMED MATER The Saudi photographer’s “Desert of Pharan” series documents the rapidly changing holy city of Mecca, perpetually under construction. Dec. 1–Apr. 8, Brooklyn Museum, brooklynmuseum.org.

HITO STEYERL: LIQUIDITY INC. The German artist’s video installation, newly acquired by the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, is about a financial analyst who turned to mixed martial arts after the 2008 downturn. Dec. 13–Apr. 22, Boston, icaboston.org.

RICHARD PRINCE: UNTITLED (COWBOY) In his 2015-16 series, recently acquired by the museum, the appropriation art pioneer revisits his own 1980s rephotographed Marlboro ads with newer, digital means. Dec. 3–Mar. 25, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, lacma.org.

MIKA ROTTENBERG The anxious, Rube Goldberg–like systems of the Argentine-born artist’s videos get at the squalid magic of capitalism. Dec. 7–Apr. 30, The Bass, Miami Beach, thebass.org.

(UN) EXPECTED FAMILIES Two centuries of the American family in photographs, including early “Hidden Mother” baby pictures, in which parents were concealed under black sheets. Dec. 9–Jun. 17, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, mfa.org.

EUGENE RICHARDS: THE RUN-ON OF TIME A retrospective for the hard-hitting documentary photographer. Dec. 9–Apr. 15, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Kansas City, Miss. .


GERTRUDE VANDERBILT WHITNEY: SCULPTURE A rare showing of sculpture by the woman who founded the Whitney Museum. Jan. 25–Apr. 29, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Fla., norton.org.

ARTHUR MITCHELL: HARLEM’S BALLET TRAILBLAZER Photographs, memorabilia and video footage of the former New York City Ballet dancer and founder of the Dance Theatre of Harlem. Jan. 13–Mar. 11, Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University, Lenfest Center for the Arts, columbia.edu/cu/wallach.

GÜNTHER FÖRG: A FRAGILE BEAUTY An exhibit of the coolly colorful late German painter’s work co-organized with Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum. Jan. 21–Apr. 22, Dallas Museum of Art, dma.org.

VESTIGES Henry Darger, Adolph Wölfli and 18 other outsider artists who produced their work with intricate narratives. Jan. 20–May 27, American Folk Art Museum, folkartmuseum.org.

MICHAEL SITTOW: ESTONIAN PAINTER AT THE COURTS OF RENAISSANCE EUROPE An exhibit of 20 of the Bruges-trained painter’s surviving oeuvre, organized with the Art Museum of Estonia, in Tallinn, will include a portrait thought to be of Spanish nobleman Diego de Guevara, a depressive man with rust-colored hair, a broad fur collar and 5-o’clock shadow. Jan. 28–May 13, National Gallery of Art, Washington, nga.gov.

OUTLIERS AND AMERICAN VANGUARD ART This large-scale examination of the overlaps, influences and ambiguities of the “insider” and “outsider” categories will travel to Atlanta’s High Museum on June 24 and LACMA on Nov. 18, 2018. Jan. 28–May 13, National Gallery of Art, Washington, nga.gov.

THE BEAUTIFUL BRAIN: DRAWINGS OF SANTIAGO RAMON Y CAJAL The Nobel-prize winning neurologist Ramón y Cajal’s intricate, extraordinary drawings of brain structures, pedagogically abstracted but overwhelmingly precise, are still in scientific use after a century. Organized by the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota and the Cajal Institute. Jan. 9–Mar. 31, Grey Art Gallery, greyartgallery.nyu.edu.

PETER HUJAR: SPEED OF LIFE The black-and-white photographer, who died of AIDS-related pneumonia in 1987 at 53, exposed the world as simultaneously stark and richly textured. Jan. 26–May 20, Morgan Library and Museum, themorgan.org.

BIRDS OF A FEATHER: JOSEPH CORNELL’S HOMAGE TO JUAN GRIS Just under a dozen of Cornell’s boxes showing for the first time alongside the Gris canvas that inspired them. Jan. 23–Apr. 15, The Met Fifth Avenue, metmuseum.org.


NEW MUSEUM TRIENNIAL The fourth edition of the downtown museum’s brash survey, curated by Gary Carrion-Murayari and Alex Gartenfeld, is slated to include emerging artists from Africa and Southeast Asia. Feb. 7–May 27, New Museum, newmuseum.org.

SCULPTURE BY OTHER MEANS Pieces related to the now-iconic series of paper lanterns that the American-born sculptor Isamu Noguchi began designing for production in the Japanese town of Gifu in 1951. Feb. 21–Jan. 27, 2019, Noguchi Museum, Long Island City, Queens, noguchi.org.

HOWARDENA PINDELL: WHAT REMAINS TO BE SEEN As an abstract painter, Ms. Pindell destroyed and reconstructed surfaces of canvas and mixed media both formally and literally. Pushing back against the traumatic amnesia that followed a 1979 car accident, her work became more autobiographical. This is the Philadelphia-born artist’s first major retrospective. Feb. 24–May 20, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, mcachicago.org.

INKA ESSENHIGH The New York painter of mildly hallucinatory, undersea-like scenes installs a commissioned drawing of a Soho dreamscape in the center’s stairwell. Opens February 21, Drawing Center, drawingcenter.org.

JASPER JOHNS: ‘SOMETHING RESEMBLING TRUTH’ A large-scale retrospective, co-organized with London’s Royal Academy of Arts, will bring many of Johns’s works to the West Coast for the first time. Feb. 10–May 13, The Broad, Los Angeles, thebroad.org.

DANH VO A museum-wide, thematically organized survey of the Vietnamese-born Danish artist’s oeuvre includes a timely focus on the dreamy collective self-image of the United States. Feb. 9–May 9, Guggenheim, guggenheim.org.

ART IN THE AGE OF THE INTERNET, 1989 TO TODAY Paintings and sculptures as well as web-based projects by artists including Josh Kline, Trevor Paglen, Nam June Paik and Anicka Yi explore the profound and evolving effects on art, economic as well as formal and conceptual, of the internet. Feb. 7–May 20, Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, icaboston.org.

FIGURING HISTORY: ROBERT COLESCOTT, KERRY JAMES MARSHALL, MICKALENE THOMAS Three otherwise dissimilar African-American artists have all used their painting to monumentally reconceive visual depiction of the black body. Feb. 15–May 13, Seattle Art Museum, seattleartmuseum.org.

TOWARDS CATASTROPHE: GERMAN AND AUSTRIAN ART OF THE 1930S Some 100 works on paper by names both well-known — like Max Beckmann, Oskar Kokoschka and Max Ernst — and lesser-known, including Eduard Bäumer and Franz Radziwill. Feb. 22–May 28, Neue Galerie, neuegalerie.org.

BRAND NEW: ART AND COMMODITY IN THE 1980S Works by four dozen artists from Julia Wachtel to Cindy Sherman and Jeff Koons excavate the molten decade when the art world suddenly, jarringly swallowed the mechanisms of advertising. Feb. 14–May 13, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, hirshhorn.si.edu.

KAY WALKINGSTICK: AN AMERICAN ARTIST Montclair is your last chance to catch a touring retrospective of the dreamy, mural-like landscapes of the 20th-century Cherokee painter Kay WalkingStick. Feb. 3–June 17, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, N.J., montclairartmuseum.org.

KLIMT AND SCHIELE: DRAWN The sketches Gustav Klimt used to prepare his dense, mosaic-like paintings are juxtaposed with Egon Schiele’s wiry, powerful drawings in this show of work borrowed from Vienna’s Albertina. Feb. 25–May 28, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, mfa.org.

TEN AMERICANS: AFTER PAUL KLEE Exploring Klee’s influence on William Baziotes, Gene Davis, Adolph Gottlieb, Norman Lewis, Robert Motherwell, Kenneth Noland, Jackson Pollock, Theodoros Stamos, Mark Tobey and Bradley Walker Tomlin, with works by all of them, in a show co-organized with Bern’s Zentrum Paul Klee. Feb. 3–May 6, Phillips Collection, Washington, phillipscollection.org.

THE PASTON TREASURE: MICROCOSM OF THE KNOWN WORLD The 17th-century Paston Treasure, commissioned by a wealthy Norfolk family to immortalize its collection of treasures from musical instruments and American tobacco to luxuriously gold-mounted nautilus shells, is shown on this side of the pond for the first time, along with more than a hundred apropos precious objects — some of them also from the Pastons. Feb. 15–May 27, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, britishart.yale.edu.

SOUL OF A NATION: ART IN THE AGE OF BLACK POWER How the black power movement affected black artists, and how those artists affected American culture, from the ’60s to the ’80s. Feb. 3–Apr. 23, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Ark., crystalbridges.org.

THE SECOND BUDDHA: MASTER OF TIME Work from the permanent collection, with loans and “technological activations,” centered on Guru Rinpoche, founder of Tibetan Buddhism, and his mastery of space and time. Feb. 2–Jan. 7, Rubin Museum, rubinmuseum.org.

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Compiled with assistance from Lori Holcomb-Holland.

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