Must See Art Exhibitions Winter 2018 are exquisite with exhibits curated from storied collections of major institutions and collectors rarely seen in public. Old and modern masters; antiquities and photography, ceramics and sculpture; these extraordinary collections will appeal to the connoisseur and the casual visitor. We have highlighted the ten exhibitions that are all the rave. Make sure to see this stunning art this season.
Through the Eyes of Picasso
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri
Through April 8, 2018
This traveling exhibition focusing on Pablo Picasso‘s deep-seated interest in African and Oceanic art makes its sole stop in the US, pairing the artist’s paintings and sculptures with a number of the non-Western works that served as his artistic inspiration.
Grande nature morte au guéridon (1931)
Dara Friedman: Perfect Stranger
Through July 8, 2018
This mammoth retrospective will feature 300 artworks, including paintings, relief sculptures, and drawings, created over Frank Stella‘s prolific six-decade career—exploring the many dimensions of his oeuvre, from the late 1950s to the present. In addition to some of Stella’s best-known works, museum director and chief curator Bonnie Clearwater has delved deep into the artist’s personal papers, showing sketches, maquettes, and other preparatory materials from his “Working Archive” for the first time.
Baltimore Museum of Art
Through March 4, 2018
One of the gems of the DIA collection, Claude Monet‘s Gladioli—recently rechristened Rounded Flower Bed (Corbeille de fleurs) following research by museum curator Jill Shaw—is being reunited with 10 other paintings by artist and fellow Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir. All of the works were created in the Paris suburb of Argenteuil between late 1871 and early 1878, during the formative years of the Impressionist movement, and serve to tell the stories of Monet’s career and Impressionism in general.
Rounded Flower Bed (Corbeille de fleurs) (1876)
Mark Rothko: Reflection
Through September 3.2018
An early Mark Rothko, Thru the Window (1938), makes its public US debut in “Mark Rothko: Reflection” at the Museum of Fine Art Boston. The show will feature 11 works by the artist, on loan from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. From early Surrealist works to his iconic Color Field paintings, the exhibition spans the full range of Rothko’s career.
Rodin: 100 Years
Through May 13, 2018
Worldwide commemoration of the centennial of Auguste Rodin’s death continues with the Cleveland Museum of Art showcasing its holdings of the great sculptor’s work. Some of the artworks included in the exhibition were acquired ahead of the museum’s opening in 1913, just five years before the passing of artist. Rodin cast a version of his piece Age of Bronze for the museum, which also owns a monumental version of The Thinker perched at the institution’s main entrance.
The Age of Bronze (1875–76)