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Art exhibitions to look out for

As we persist in safely navigating the pandemic and wrapping up this past year, art and culture continue to bring us moments of escape and exploration. Shifting into the new year, consider our world today and the change you can make tomorrow through creative lenses across the country. Just keep in mind that museum, gallery, and public health and safety regulations may vary upon location.

Shigeko Kubota: Liquid Reality, Credit: Shigeko Kubota. Self-Portrait. ca. 1970- 71. Standard-definition video (color, silent). 5:24 min. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of the Shigeko Kubota Video Art Foundation, 2021. © 2021 Estate of Shigeko Kubota / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY

Shigeko Kubota: Liquid Reality
An influential member of the Japanese avant-garde, Shigeko Kubota, is opening her very first exhibition in the U.S. in 25 years at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. Her fusion of raw materials and digital technology introduces a remarkable selection of sculpture work that mirrors today’s interconnected world.

Witch Hunt, Artist: Yael Bartana – “Patriarchy is History”, Image owned by: Hammer Communications

Witch Hunt
The Hammer Museum and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (ICA LA) are collaborating to bring you a look inside the minds of 16 women artists across 13 countries as they share their expansive perspectives of political and sociological issues.

Alfredo Jaar: The Structure of Images, Photo © MCA Chicago

Alfredo Jaar: The Structure of Images
Alfredo Jaar analyzes injustices among Ethiopian refugees, activists and women in politics and judicial reform in his image and light saturated installations featured at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.

Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience Image owned by: Carol Fox and Associates Public Relations Photo credit: Nina Westervelt

Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience
Take a walk through the legendary works of Dutch artist Vincent Van Gough through a 360º virtual reality experience. The floor to ceiling projections invite an enchanting new exploration of his art. A world once made only of finely attuned brush strokes is brought to life through digital sound and color in a city near you.

Self-Portrait with Elgin Marbles, London, 1910, Imogen Cunningham, American, 1883–1976, platinum print, 6 9/16 ×4 7/8 in., The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 2020.24.1, ©2021 The Imogen Cunningham Trust, Credit: Rachel Eggers at the Seattle Art Museum, Seattle Art Museum Communications, The J. Paul Getty Museum

Imogen Cunningham: A Retrospective
Groundbreaking photographer, Imogen Cunningham, paved the way for 20th century photography. Seattle Art Museum (SAM) is illuminating her extravagance, showcasing the artist’s influential eye from mid-November through early February.

Actors Ichimura Kakitsu IV as Asahina Tôbei (R), Nakamura Shikan 
IV as Washi no Chôkichi (C), and Sawamura Tosshô II as Yume no 
Ichibei (L) Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900) 1868 (Keiô 4/Meiji 1), intercalary 4th month Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper * William Sturgis Bigelow Collection * Photograph © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Tattoos in Japanese Prints
According to a 2019 Ipsos poll, 3 in 10 Americans have at least one tattoo. Opening in late November and running through February 2022, Boston Museum of Fine Arts will celebrate the pioneers of modern Japanese tattoo art in their “Tattoos in Japanese Prints” exhibition.

NOVA SCOTIA, CANADA - JUNE 15: Diana, Princess of Wales, wearing a cream satin dress by Gina Fratini with the Queen Mary Tiara, attends a banquet at Hotel Nova Scotian on June 15, 1983 in Nova Scotia, Canada. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)

Princess Diana Exhibition: Accredited Access
Royal photographer Anwar Hussein and his sons Zak and Samir open a window to never before seen moments of the awe-inspiring Princess Diana. The exhibit is an intimate exploration of royal life from their unique perspective. Don’t miss out on this visual journey, opening January of 2022 in downtown NYC. Adult tickets start at $26.

Afro-Atlantic Histories, Credit: Aaron Douglas, Into Bondage, 1936, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Corcoran Collection (museum purchase and partial gift from Thurlow Evans Tibbs, Jr., the Evans‐Tibbs Collection). © 2021 Heirs of Aaron Douglas / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY, Image from The Museum of Fine Arts Houston’s press room

Afro-Atlantic Histories
130 installations of art across 500 years in Africa, the Caribbean, the Americas, and Europe will show at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston (MFAH) in an eye-opening examination of the transatlantic slave trade through January 2022. Viewer discretion advised.

Medieval Bologna: Art for a University City, Image credit: 0849.025 Seneca Master (active early 14th century). Cutting: The Sixth Day of Creation, early 14th century. Tempera and gold on parchment, 2 3/4 in. diameter. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio, The Jeanne Miles Blackburn Collection, 2006.9, Source: Buddy Kite at Frist Art Museum

Medieval Bologna: Art for a University City
Interested in medieval art? First Art Museum in Nashville, Tennessee is premiering the first exhibition of its kind. Featuring roughly 70 artifacts of medieval paintings, sculptures and manuscripts of the knowledge-rich city of Bologna, Italy.

Nadia Hironaka, Matthew Suib: Field Companion, Nadia Hironaka and Matthew Suib, Still from A Field Companion, 2021-2, from Locust Projects (Locust Projects)

Nadia Hironaka, Matthew Suib: Field Companion
Locust Projects, a non-profit art exhibition space in Miami, Florida, presents themes of sustainability and community through an immersive film set in a microcosmic forest. Through living and digitally animated creatures, Nadia Hironaka and Matthew Suib inspire conversations of responsibility and ways in which to support our environment. Open until February 5, 2022.

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