Global Exhibitions To Travel For This September
Facade Commission: Wangechi Mutu
September 9 to January 2020
The Met will be showcasing an installation on its historic Fifth Avenue facade for the first time: an array of sculptures titled The New Ones, will free Us created by Kenyan-American artist Wangechi Mutu specially for the site. The works, crafted from bronze and organic materials, and depicting modern and classical mythological figures, kick off this new commission, which will see one artist transform the museum’s exterior each year.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, metmuseum.org
Rendezvous in Paris: Picasso, Chagall, Modigliani & Co (1900-1939)
September 18 to December 7
This major exhibition showcases the art of 1920s Paris, when artists from across Europe gathered in the French capital, making it a hotbed of creativity. Highlights include works by Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, and Amedeo Modigliani. More than 80 artworks are on show in the Middle East for the first time.
Louvre Abu Dhabi, louvreabudhabi.ae
September 21 to December 3
The renowned British sculptor fills the Royal Academy’s Main Galleries at Burlington House with new, site-specific pieces and existing works spanning the course of his career, including rare works from the 1970s and ’80s, as well as sketches and drawings.
Royal Academy of Arts, London, royalacademy.org.uk
Lichtenstein to Warhol: The Kenneth Tyler Collection
September 7 to February 2020
This gallery boasts the largest collection of post-war American art outside the US—more than 7,000 prints, drawings, illustrated books, photographs and films—thanks to donations by the Kenneth Tyler Print Collection in 1973 and 2002. Expect works spanning movements from abstractionism to pop art by the likes of Robert Rauschenberg, Joan Mitchell and, of course, Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein.
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, nga.gov.au
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