Must See Art Exhibitions Spring/Summer 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.
Like Life: Sculpture, Color, and the Body (1300–Now)
Through July 22 , 2018
Seven hundred years of sculptural practice are examined anew in this groundbreaking exhibition. This international exhibition features over 120 works of European sculpture and modern and contemporary that explore narratives of sculpture in which artists have sought to replicate the literal, living presence of the human body.
La Capresse des Colonies (1861)
David Bowie is
Through March 4, 2018
The final stop in New York City, after a five-year run paying tribute to the singular artist David Bowie. The show brings together more than 400 objects drawn primarily from the David Bowie Archive, including custom-made costumes, handwritten lyric sheets, sketches for album covers, and more.
Album Cover: Aladdin Sane (1973)
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.
Tarsila do Amaral: Inventing Modern Art in Brazil
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Through June 3, 2018
Though she is widely celebrated in her native country, this is the first exhibition in the United States devoted exclusively to Tarsila do Amaral’s groundbreaking art. Featuring over 100 works, including paintings, drawings, sketchbooks, photographs, and historical documents drawn from collections across Latin America, Europe, and the US
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)
City and Cosmos: The Arts of Teotihuacan
Through July 15, 2018
The ancient city of Teotihuacan flourished in central Mexico in the first millennium CE. This multi-ethnic, cosmopolitan city was the largest urban center in the Americas in its day. City and Cosmos: The Arts of Teotihuacan presents recent findings from Mexican national and international archaeological projects excavating at Teotihuacan’s three main pyramids—the Sun, Moon, and the Feathered Serpent.
Standing Figure, Tlalocan [tunnel under Feathered Serpent Pyramid], Teotihuacan, Mexico, 200–250