These Are the Art Events You Need to See This Season
Human culture simply wouldn't be what it is without artistic contributions from around the world.
Of course, over the last couple of years of the pandemic, many of us haven't been able to attend in-person art events quite like we could in the past—but all of that's changing in 2022 thanks to health precautions and more. Excited to see which fantastic art events will be held across the U.S. this year? Keep scrolling to check out this year's exhibitions, with a little something for everyone.
1. Pipilotti Rist: Big Heartedness, Be My Neighbor at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Pipilotti Rist is a Swiss media artist who works to capture the relationship of video and the human body, the environment and psychological elements as well as reason compared to instinct. Her video medium engages with dramatic colors, sweeping shots and extreme close-ups. Popilotti's exhibits allow there to be a shared experience among the strangers coming and going within the museum. This exhibit spans more than 30 years of her work, including earlier videography and installations. Now on view through June 6, 2022.
(via The Museum of Contemporary Art)
2. Andy Warhol: Revelation at the Brooklyn Museum
Andy Warhol is a renowned artist who led the pop art movement of visual media. This new exhibition, featured in the Brooklyn Museum, delves into his Catholic upbringing and how that shaped his life and works. His ability to create such beautiful work through pop art, viewed through the lens of his religion, allows an ironic twist of history and modernity. Over 100 of Andy Warhol's pieces will be on view. This exhibition also pays homage to his mother, Julia Warhola. Her experimental films and drawings are viewable at the Brooklyn Museum. Now on view through June 19, 2022.
(via Brooklyn Museum)
3. Paul Cézanne at the Art Institute of Chicago
Paul Cézanne was an impressionist artist. He used small yet visible brushstrokes to suggest the idea of bare impressions of form. Including over 90 oil paintings and 50 watercolors and drawings, this exhibition will feature rarely seen work that has been recently acquired from private collections. His work breaks down how he created his work to how and why his art remains so important to this day. This exhibition will be open from May 15, 2022 to Sep. 5, 2022.
(via Art Institute Chicago)
4. Banksy: The Art of Banksy in Boston
This exhibition has over 100 original works from the unidentified artist Banksy. His stenciled street work serves an important part in the art world for the artist's brave and bold imagery, presenting the idea that there are no rules. His work has always encouraged onlookers to think about the various troubling topics going on in our world. Bansky's explosive impact through artistry will be on full display in Harvard Square in Boston, Massachusetts. This will be the most extensive touring of his work. Opening day is Feb. 17, 2022, and tickets are selling fast.
(via Banksy Exhibit)
5. Lee Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art
In sunny Southern California, the largely influential fashion designer Alexander McQueen's art will be viewable this season. The exhibition draws from fashion collections and will show off Alexander McQueen's ability to intertwine couture and vivid imagination, with bold nods to the outside world and romantic concepts. This exhibition is available to the public from April 24, 2022 to Oct. 9, 2022.
(via Los Angeles County Museum of Art)
6. Nick Cave: Forothermore at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Forothermore is an Australian singer-songwriter and screenwriter Nick Cave's first retrospective, celebrating those who have been marginalized. The exhibit comments on racism and homophobia, as well as other forms of discrimination, encompassing both new and old works alike from his vast works, using many forms of media to organically present his takes on social issues. His work is abstract, influential and inspiring. If you find yourself in Chicago or live there and have an appreciation for art, stop by the Museum of Contemporary Art. The exhibit will be open May 14, 2022, to Oct. 2, 2022.
(via Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago)
7. Shahzia Sikander at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Shahzia Sikander is also quite an inspirational artist. She is a Pakistani-American visual artist who works in a variety of mediums to express the importance of examining gender, race and class. Her work is compelling and delicate, yet sometimes unnerving, including actual portraits with abstractions, each varying in color, medium and style. This exhibit is available from March 20, 2022 to June 5, 2022.
(via The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston)
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