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Top 5 Unmissable Exhibitions to See in 2019

We’ve selected our Top 5 must-see exhibitions from around the globe. From filmmaker Stanley Kubrick’s exclusive, unseen imagery to a showcase of an often overlooked pioneer of expressionist art Lee Krasner, there’s a host of styles to get lost in this summer. Which will you be visiting this 2019?

Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition

Coming to the Design Museum in 2019, Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition reconnects with the roots of the filmmaker’s inspiration by showcasing pieces from the director’s archives for the first time in the UK. ‘Don’t miss this wonderful exhibition’ – Steven Spielberg

WHEN: 26 Apr 2019 – 17 Sep 2019 WHERE: Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London, W8 6AG More information here.

Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams

Only open for a few more weeks, if you haven’t been yet, be quick for this showcase is a work of art in itself. Spanning 1947 to the present day, this exhibition traces the history and impact of one of the 20th century’s most influential couturiers, exploring the enduring influence of the fashion house, and Dior’s relationship with Britain.

WHEN: 2 Feb 2019 – 14 Jul 2019 WHERE: V&A, South Kensington, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL More information here.

Lee Krasner: Living Colour

The first retrospective in Europe for over 50 years of American artist Lee Krasner (1908 – 1984), one of the pioneers of Abstract Expressionism. This exhibition features nearly 100 works – many on show in the UK for the first time – from across her 50-year career, and tells the story of a formidable artist whose importance has often been eclipsed by her marriage to Jackson Pollock.

WHEN: 30 May 2019 – 1 September 2019 WHERE: Barbican Art Gallery London More information here.

Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything

Moving from the Musée d’art Contemporain de Montréal before continuing to Copenhagen and San Francisco, the touring exhibition Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything is devoted to the imagination and legacy of the influential singer/songwriter. The exhibition includes commissioned works by a range of international artists (including Candice Breitz, Tacita Dean, and Kara Blake) who have been inspired by Cohen’s style and recurring themes.

WHEN: April 12 – September 8, 2019 WHERE: The Jewish Museum, New York City More information here.

Claude Monet, The Truth of Nature

The Denver Art Museum will be home to the most comprehensive U.S. exhibition of Monet paintings in more than two decades. The exhibition will feature more than 125 paintings spanning Monet’s entire career and will focus on the celebrated French impressionist artist’s enduring relationship with nature and his response to the varied and distinct places in which he worked.

WHEN: October 21, 2019 – February 2, 2020 WHERE: Denver Art Museum – Hamilton Building More information here.


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