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6 Special Exhibits to See Now at U.S. Museums

These exhibits are only around for a short time, but offer a ton to learn about some of history’s most amazing artists from around the world. So whether you’re near one of the cities, or heading there soon for a visit, make time to check out these special exhibits.

 

Edvard Munch: Between the Clock and the Bed, SFMOMA, San Francisco

Self-Portrait: Between the Clock and the Bed” by Edvard Munch

Munch, known mostly for his masterpiece The Scream, created a number of works with a common theme of psychology and inner turmoil. This exhibit at San Francisco’s SFMOMA includes “44 landmark compositions about art, love, mortality, and the ravages of time,” six of which have never before been on display in the U.S. Ends October 9th.

 

Gauguin, Artist as Alchemist, Art Institute of Chicago

“Arearea” (1892), available on Art.com

This exhibit is actually ending soon, but if you have time before it closes September 10, it’s a must-see. The Art Institute of Chicago has put together an amazing exhibit that follows Paul Gauguin and highlights that he’s not just an artist, but an innovator. His experimentation in styles, medium, content, and materials sets him apart as one the most famous masters. Ends September 10th.

 

Happy Birthday, Mr. Hockney, Getty Center, Los Angeles

“Self Portrait with Blue Guitar” available on Art.com

David Hockney, considered one of the most important artists of the 60’s Pop Art movement, turned 80 years old this year. The Getty Museum is celebrating with a collection of his many self portraits in different mediums, including watercolor and photography. Ends November 26th.

 

Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive, MoMA, New York City

Robie House, photographic print, available on Art.com

One of America’s most famous architects of the 20th century, Frank Lloyd Wright’s distinctive style made its mark from big city museums to rural homes. MoMA’s anthology exhibit features over 450 pieces that include “architectural drawings, models, building fragments, films, television broadcasts, print media, furniture, tableware, textiles, paintings, photographs, and scrapbooks, along with a number of works that have rarely or never been publicly exhibited.” Whew! Sounds monumental to us. Ends October 1st.

 

Showdown! Kuniyoshi vs. Kunisada, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Oban Print by Utagawa Kuniyoshi, available on Art.com

100 works by two of the most popular designers of ukiyo-e woodblock prints in 19th Century Japan are on display at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts and visitors are invited to decide their favorite of the two. Both artists exemplify the period in beautiful detail. But which will you choose? Ends December 10th.

 

Eyewitness Views: Making History in 18th-Century Europe, Minneapolis Institute of Art

Pope Benedict XIV presenting the Encyclical ‘Ex Omnibus’ to the Comte de Stainville, available on Art.com

They didn’t have Instagram in the 1700s. Instead, they had view painters. These well-known artists were documentarians, commissioned to capture the biggest events and sights for all time. This exhibit features 50 scenes from artists like Batoni, Canaletto, and Guardi; none of which were shot on an iPhone. Runs September 10th through December 31st.

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