Fall season is the time when museums reveal their blockbuster exhibitions. Typically planned years in advance, these shows highlight the best curatorial talent in addition to extraordinary loans of art and artifacts from public and private collections across the world. Accompanied by concerts, lectures and various events, fall exhibitions are a great opportunity to discover new artists and local museums.
If you’re looking for some color in your life now that winter is approaching (and happen to be in the region of any of these exhibits), be sure to check out Metropolis Magazine’s list of top exhibitions to attend this fall. Below are a few selected highlights:
Energizing the Everyday: Gifts from the George R. Kravis II Collection
Location: Cooper Hewitt, New York
On view until March 2017
George Kravis, a Tulsa-based art collector and philanthropist, assembled one of the world’s largest private collections of modern and contemporary design, some of which he’s donated to the Cooper Hewitt museum in New York. From modern design and furniture to textiles and tableware, the “Energizing the Everyday” exhibit features timeless pieces dating from the early 20th century to the present.
Apostles of Nature: Jugendstil and Art Nouveau
Location: Los Angeles County Museum of Art
August 13, 2016 to March 12, 2017
“Apostles of Nature: Jugendstil and Art Nouveau” is an exhibit that explores the popular Art Nouveau, an international movement that swept through the decorative arts and architecture in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. With over 50 objects, the exhibit features a variety of books, prints, posters, textiles, and decorative arts that illustrates the elegance of the art movement.
Masterworks: Unpacking Fashion
Location: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
On view until November 27, 2016
The Costume Institute’s fall 2016 event includes iconic works by designers who have changed the fashion game and advanced fashion as an art form in the past 10 years. The exhibit features more than 60 ensembles from the early 18th century to the present in packing crates and palettes, as though they just arrived at The Met. Each object is attached with an in-depth explanation of its significance within fashion history.
The full list of Metropolis Magazine’s top fall picks can be found here.