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Top 5 Exhibitions to see this Autumn 2019

There’s a chill in the air and the days are getting shorter which means only one thing – Autumn has arrived! It’s this time of year when we really enjoy scouting out the best exhibitions to visit while ducking out of the cold and warming up with some creativity. Which ones will you be visiting?

Artistic License: Six Takes on the Guggenheim Collection

The first-ever artist-curated exhibition mounted at the Guggenheim celebrates the museum’s extensive collection of modern and contemporary art. Curated by Cai Guo-Qiang, Paul Chan, Jenny Holzer, Julie Mehretu, Richard Prince, and Carrie Mae Weems—artists who each have had influential solo shows at the museum—Artistic License brings together both well-known and rarely seen works from the turn of the century to 1980. Find out more here.

Grete Marks: An Intimate Portrait

This exhibition celebrates a lesser known aspect of one of the earliest female students of the Bauhaus School, Grete Marks’ creative practice through a series of intimate portrait paintings and drawings from the 1920s and 1930s. Find out more here.

Van Gogh, La nuit étoilée

Where: Atelier des Lumières, 38 Rue Saint-Maur, 75011 Paris When: Februray 22 to December 31 2019

The new digital exhibition in the Atelier des Lumières immerses visitors in the paintings of Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890), a genius who’s work radically evolved over the years, from The Potato Eaters (1885), Sunflowers (1888) and Starry Night (1889) to Bedroom at Arles (1889). The Atelier des Lumières highlights the Dutch painter’s expressive and powerful brushstrokes and is illuminated by the bold colours of his unique paintings. The immersive exhibition evokes van Gogh’s highly emotional, chaotic, and poetic inner world and highlights the constant interplay of light and shade. Find out more here.

Notre-Dame Cathedral, An Enduring Icon

Where: Getty Center, LA When: July 23–October 20, 2019,

When a fire ravaged the 850-year-old cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris on April 15, 2019, the fate of the building became uncertain. In recognition of this historic event and its aftermath, this exhibition explores the history and art of this architectural and religious icon. Paintings, photographs, prints, and rare books uncover the pivotal role of the cathedral in European art history from its construction in the Middle Ages to its restoration in the mid-1800s, including its central place in Victor Hugo’s novel The Hunchback of Notre-Dame. Find out more here.

Magnificent Jewels of Jean Schlumberger

Where: National Museum of Qatar When: 15 October 2019 – 15 January 2020

The National Museum of Qatar will present an exhibition surveying the work of Jean Schlumberger (1907–1987), who transformed 20th century fashion with his creative designs for highly sculptural, vibrant, and imaginative jewelry and accessories inspired by natural forms. Magnificent Jewels of Jean Schlumberger: From the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Collection includes more than 100 pieces of jewelry and accessories. The exhibition debuted in 2017 at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (USA) and has since travelled to The Museum of Fine Art in St. Petersburg, Florida (USA) and The National Museum of China in Beijing. Find out more here.


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