The end of summer is fast approaching so why not draw up a list of exhibitions to brighten those shortening days. Here we’ve handpicked the must-see events from the world’s cultural capitals. Which ones will make it onto your list?
The Credit Suisse Exhibition – Lucian Freud: New Perspectives
Where: National Gallery, London
When: 1 October 2022 – 22 January 2023
The exhibition presents the paintings of one of Britain’sBritain’s most well-known figurative painters, Lucian Freud (1922–2011). It spans a lifetime of work, showing how Freud’sFreud’s painting changed during 70 years of practice, from his early and intimate works to his well-known, large-scale canvasses and his monumental naked portraits.
Life Through a Royal Lens
Where: Kensington Palace
When: 4 March – 30 October 2022
A timely exhibition in light of The Queen's passing, this free exhibition at Kensington Palace is most definitely not to be missed. Featuring unseen portraits of Princess Diana by David Bailey as well as intimate family pictures, prepare to see some of the family’s most iconic imagery in one place. Being the only way people can gain a real insight into the life of The Royal Family, this collection of photography examines the enduring relationship between the British royal family and the camera.
Feminine Power: The divine to the demonic
Where: British Museum
When: 19 May – 25 September 2022
“This landmark exhibition explores femininity, feminine power and the depiction of women throughout history as commanding spiritual beings.From deities and goddesses to saints and demons, the exhibition considers the embodiment of feminine power through a wide range of human experience. Ancient sculpture, sacred artefacts and contemporary art from six continents will investigate the different ways femininity is perceived around the world, in the first major exhibition to focus on female spiritual beings in belief and mythology.”
Pentachrome by artist Michael Lin
Where: The MET, New York
When: 15th August 2022 - Ongoing
If you’re a regular to The Met, this is an installation that is well worth seeing. Artist Michael Lin
brings contemporary art to The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Great Hall Escalator for the first time. Inspired by the Museum’s collection and the building’s architecture, Pentachrome invites visitors to reconsider the Great Hall, its Balcony, and the surrounding art from a fresh perspective.
‘A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur’
Where: The National Museum of Asian Art, Washington
When: November 19, 2022 - May 14, 2023.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime show. Udaipur, known as India’s City of Lakes, gained its reputation largely through its painters in the 18th century, when they turned their vision from small poetic manuscripts to grand-scale paintings of Udaipur’s palaces and landscapes—which inspired delight and awe. Many of the 70 works in the show, made between 1700 and 1900, have never been seen outside of Udaipur, and others have never been seen anywhere.
Just Above Midtown Changing Spaces
Where: MoMA, New York
When: Oct 9, 2022–Feb 18, 2023 MoMA
This exhibition showcases artists and artworks previously shown at Just Above Midtown—or JAM— an art gallery and self-described laboratory led by Linda Goode Bryant that foregrounded African American artists and artists of colour. Open from 1974 until 1986, it was a place where black art flourished and debate was cultivated. The gallery offered early opportunities for artists now recognised as pivotal figures in late-20th-century art.
“Cezanne. Lights of Provance" and “Kandinsky”
Where: Atelier Des Lumières, Paris
When: Until January 2023
Have you ever wanted to fully immerse yourself in art? Then this exhibition could be the one for you. No, they are not originals, but this is a truly novel way to experience art and could be perfect if you’re going with someone who normally doesn’t visit galleries often.
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32nd International Antiques Fair
Where: Palazzo Corsini, Florence
When: 24 September – 2 October 2022 The ‘Biennale Internazionale dell’Antiquariato di Firenze’ promotes the finest works of art in Italy. In addition to the exhibition held in Palazzo Corsini, the Biennale also offers a rich cultural programme and satellite events across Florence.
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