Must-See Art Shows You Should Support In Fall 2019

September 26, 2019

With the fall art season kicking off, there are hundreds of options of shows to see throughout the country. Because we believe being a patron through visitation is just as important as a donation, below are a list of exhibitions throughout the country we're excited to support, including female artists, non-traditional mediums, art from cultures outside of Europe, and institutions old and soon to be. 

 

 

If you're looking to support the ladies...

 

MARIAN ZAZEELA 

An introduction to handsome, low-key works on paper by an artist best known for sound and light installations made with her collaborator (and husband), La Monte Young. Oct. 5-summer 2020; Dia:Beacon, Beacon, N.Y, diaart.org

 

BY THEIR CREATIVE FORCE: AMERICAN WOMEN MODERNISTS 

The Baltimore Museum of Art kicks off a year of women-focused exhibitions with Georgia O’Keeffe and Grace Hartigan, among others, to mark the centennial of women’s suffrage. Oct. 6-July 5; Baltimore Museum of Art, artbma.org

 

IN A CLOUD, IN A WALL, IN A CHAIR: SIX MODERNISTS IN MEXICO AT MIDCENTURY 

Entrancing work by six vital female artists, from Anni Albers to Sheila Hicks, who were influenced by a Mexican sensibility. Sept. 6-Jan. 12; Art Institute of Chicago, artic.edu

 

WOMEN TAKE THE FLOOR 

An ambitious reinstallation of the collection centered on women artists and the female experience, from underrecognized names to Alice Neel’s famous portrait of the art historian Linda Nochlin. Sept. 13-May 3; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, mfa.org

 

ARTIST IN EXILE: THE VISUAL DIARY OF BARONESS HYDE DE NEUVILLE 

A self-taught artist banished by Napoleon, the baroness left behind a cache of delightful ethnographic drawings of early Americans. Nov. 1-Jan. 26; New-York Historical Society, nyhistory.org

 

If you've had your fill of oil paintings... 

 

COLOR WOODCUTS IN THE ARTS AND CRAFTS ERA 

Hand-colored woodcuts were the gorgeous hipster throwback of a century ago, combining new Western interest in Japanese design with fears about mechanical reproduction. Sept. 14-March 22; Minneapolis Institute of Art, artsmia.org

 

HANS HAACKE: ALL CONNECTED 

This retrospective of the German-born, New York-based artist will include several rarely seen kinetic sculptures. Oct. 24-Jan. 26; New Museum, newmuseum.org

 

If you're tired of seeing art from white Western-European men...

 

MODERNISMS: IRANIAN, TURKISH, AND INDIAN HIGHLIGHTS FROM NYU’S ABBY WEED GREY COLLECTION 

Paintings from the 1960s and ’70s sound the encounter of Western modernism with ancient cultures. Sept. 10-Dec. 7; Grey Art Gallery, New York University, greyartgallery.nyu.edu

 

If you can't get enough of Abstraction...

 

SEARCHING THE SKY FOR RAIN 

SculptureCenter in Long Island City pushes back against the easy ways that identity-based art can be pigeonholed with a 16-artist show that asks, “Who has the right to abstraction?” Sept. 16-Dec. 16; SculptureCenter, sculpture-center.org

 

HANS HOFMANN: THE NATURE OF ABSTRACTION 

The broadest career survey yet for the German-American painter, educator and pillar of abstraction (1880-1966). Sept. 21-Jan. 5; Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass., pem.org

 

If you want to learn more about underground subcultures... 

 

HENRY CHALFANT: ART VS. TRANSIT, 1977-1987 

Photographs that capture the explosive birth of subway-car graffiti art — and, not incidentally, hip-hop — in 1970s and ’80s New York City. Sept. 25-March 8; Bronx Museum of Art, bronxmuseum.org

 

If you're into home renovations... 

 

LMCC’S ARTS CENTER AT GOVERNORS ISLAND 

The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council begins its season with site-specific installations by the artists Yto Barrada and Michael Wang in its expanded, renovated and newly permanent 40,000-square-foot home in an 1870s-era space on Governors Island. Sept. 19; https://lmcc.net/lmcc-arts-center-at-governors-island/

 

THE FACADE COMMISSION: WANGECHI MUTU, THE NEWONES, WILL FREE US 

The Kenyan-American artist Wangechi Mutu installs the first-ever commissioned sculptures in the museum’s facade. Sept. 9-Jan. 12; Metropolitan Museum of Art, metmuseum.org

 

 

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