LOWELL, Mass. – As one of only three museums in the U.S. to host this much-anticipated exhibition, the New England Quilt Museum (NEQM) is thrilled to announce the return of the exhibit Quilts Japan: The 15th Quilt Nihon, which opened May 25 and continues through September 11.
LONDON – Nero: The Man Behind the Myth explores the true story of Rome’s fifth emperor, informed by new research and archaeological evidence from the time, and challenging the biased historical accounts written after Nero’s death that have shaped his legacy. The exhibit opened on May 27 in the Sainsbury Exhibitions Gallery at the British Museum, and continues to October 24.
LONDON – Tate Modern has opened A Year in Art: Australia 1992, a free exhibition of more than 25 works by Australian artists, many on show for the first time in the UK, to explore debates around land rights and the ongoing legacies of colonialism. It takes as its starting point the High Court of Australia’s landmark 1992 Mabo ruling in favour of five Meriam people including Edward Koiki Mabo. This decision overturned terra nullius (meaning ‘land belonging to nobody’), the doctrine on which the British had justified colonizing the land now known as Australia. The exhibition brings together works from Tate’s collection which explore Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ relationship with their lands, as well as colonization’s continuing impact on issues of representation, social injustice, and climate emergency. The exhibit will continue until spring 2022.
SAN FRANCISCO — On May 25, the SFO Museum opened Flight Patterns—Airline Uniforms from the 1960s–70s in Terminal 1 of the San Francisco International Airport. The exhibit is open to ticketed passengers who have cleared the security area, and will remain on view until March 13, 2022.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery announces the final chance to view the popular portrait of former First Lady Michelle Obama by Amy Sherald before it departs Washington, D.C. for a five-stop national tour with Kehinde Wiley’s iconic portrait of President Barack Obama. The Obama Portraits Tour will begin in Chicago on June 18 and will continue across the United States through May 30, 2022 before returning to Washington.
WINTERTHUR, Del. – Henry Francis du Pont became famous for amassing one of the most important collections of American decorative arts in the world, but his passion for collecting began in boyhood with things such as birds’ nests and seashells. The recently opened exhibition Outside In: Nature-inspired Design at Winterthur reveals in exciting new ways the evolution of du Pont’s interests and the principles that informed his aesthetic. As Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library celebrates its 70th anniversary, this partnership with the Delaware Museum of Natural History (DMNH) unites selections from the DMNH collection of natural specimens with objects from Winterthur’s museum and library holdings to demonstrate the powerful connection between nature and the decorative arts. Outside In will remain on display for an indefinite period.
MADRID – Following completion of the restoration of one of the Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum’s most celebrated paintings, Young Knight in a Landscape, created circa 1505 by Vittore Carpaccio, the results of the work carried out will be presented in a special installation in Room 11 of the permanent collection where the restoration took place on view to the public throughout 2020 and part of 2021. The special exhibit, which opened on May 17, will run through November 1.
LONDON – Tate Modern presents a special exhibition of two immersive mirror room installations by Yayoi Kusama. This yearlong focused exhibition showcases these much-loved works by one of the most celebrated artists working today. The exhibition opens on June 14 and closes on June 12, 2o22.
TULSA, Okla. – The Bob Dylan Center (BDC) will open on May 10, 2022, welcoming visitors from around the world to access and interact with more than 100,000 exclusive cultural treasures found in The Bob Dylan Archive. These will include handwritten lyric manuscripts to some of the world’s most treasured songs, previously unreleased recordings, never-before-seen film performances, rare and unseen photographs, visual art, and other priceless items spanning Bob Dylan’s unparalleled seven decades as one of the world’s most important cultural figures.
LONDON – From May 17 to November 21, Tate Modern presents a major new exhibition of Auguste Rodin (French, 1840-1917). It shows how he broke the rules of classical sculpture to create a dramatically different image of the human body, mirroring the ruptures, complexities and uncertainties of the modern age. Featuring more than 200 works, many of which have never been shown outside France, The EY Exhibition: The Making of Rodin offers a unique insight into Rodin’s ways of thinking and making.