If your new year resolution is to visit more art exhibitions, we’ve compiled a list of the top art exhibitions for 2020. Spectacular and extravagant – these events are a perfect excuse to travel across the globe.
- Steve McQueen – London
Tate Modern: 13th Feb to 11th May 2020
Steve McQueen is one of the most important artists, film-makers and screenwriters working today. This exhibition aims to bring together his impressive artwork. Spanning across two decades of his career, it will reveal how McQueen’s groundbreaking approaches to film-making have expanded the ways in which artists work with the medium – creating expressive portraits of time and place.
- Andy Warhol - London
Tate Modern: 12th March to 6th September 2020
Popularly known worldwide, Andy Warhol was an artist who re-imagined what art could be in an age of immense social, political and technological change. This exhibition will bring together his rarely seen work from the 1970s that displays his skill as a painter, as well as his experiments with different forms of mass media. An iconic celebrity and artist - Andy Warhol‘s piece of work is given extravagant treatment at Tate Modern.
- Raphael 2020: A 500th Anniversary Celebration of the Renaissance Artist – Rome
Scuderie del Quirinale: 5th March to 2nd June 2020.
Raphael was one of the most influential and naturally gifted painters of the High Renaissance period. It’s true that Raphael had changed the face of art. The range and quantity of Raphael’s artistic achievements seem nothing short of astonishing. And this year, at his 500th death anniversary, a huge blockbuster exhibition will be held at Rome’s Scuderie del Quirinale. It’s an opportunity where you can get close and personal with the great master.
- Charlie Chaplin: When Art Met Cinema – Abu Dhabi
Louvre – 15th April to 11th July 2020
Charlie Chaplin was an internationally revered movie star and an icon of the silent-film era. This exhibition explores the connection between Chaplin’s films and the artistic creations of other advanced artists of that time. The exhibition reveals the relationship with around 150 paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs, archives and film scene. The exhibition will be accompanied by a cultural programme exploring the connection between art and cinema.
- The Morozov Collection – Paris
The Fondation Louis Vuitton: 13th October 2020 to 31st August 2021
This year, Fondation Louis Vuitton is inviting you to discover a exhibition focusing on the collection of Morozov brothers – Mikhail Abramovitch and Ivan Abramovitch. The event will portray a beautiful collection of French and Russian modern art gathered in the early 20th century including many paintings from great masters. About a hundred works and other impressionist and modernist paintings are said to travel to the Fondation Louis Vuitton for a unique display in the heart of the museum.
- Gego – New York
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum: 9th October 2020 to 21st March 2021
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is presenting the first major exhibition devoted to the work of Gertrud Goldschmidt, also known as Gego. Gertrud Goldschmidt was famous for her hanging wire sculptures. Her sculptures are made up of gravitational lines, nets and three-dimensional grids that intersect with the void, forming highly poetic spatial structures. This exhibition will demonstrate Gego’s significant formal and conceptual contributions to modern and contemporary art.
- Picasso -Rodin – Paris
Picasso Museum and Rodin Museum: 15th September 2020 to 14th March 2021
Paris is bringing an exhibition to showcase the works of two influential modern artists. Organised in two popular museums - Picasso and Rodin simultaneously - the exhibition, will create a dialogue between the creative process of the painter and the sculptor. Some artistic links between the two men are already known, but the exhibition reveals new features that they have in common.
- About Time: Fashion and Duration – New York
The Metropolitan Museum of Art: 7th May to 7th Sep 2020
The Met's Costume Institute announces a time-travelling theme for 2020 exhibition. Spanning more than a century and a half, the exhibition will guide visitors through fashion from 1870 to the present, and back again. By contrasting black and white outfits, the exhibition will move away from a traditional, chronological order that breaks fashion history down into a series of silhouettes. The ending session of the exhibition will look forward to the future of fashion - while examining issues around sustainability.
- Ravishing: The Rose in Fashion – New York
The Museum at FIT: 1st September 2020 to 31st January 2021
Rose – this delicate and fragrant flower — as well its sharp thorns – has provided endless inspiration to artists, writers, and designers. This exhibition aims to take a look at the use and significance of roses in fashion – from about the 1750s up to today. Throughout the event, more than 75 objects will be on display to guide you through the importance of this beautiful flower.
- Beethoven Moves - Vienna
Kunsthistorisches Museum – 25th March to 5th July 2020
Beethoven’s music was inspirational to generations of artists and people from all walks of life. Although born and raised in Germany, Beethoven spent most of his life in Vienna,
And this is why Austria plans to celebrate his work of art this year. With paintings, drawings, sculptures, films, videos, and performances – Kunsthistorisches plans to pay homage to their popular favourite artist.
When it comes to art exhibitions, 2020 has a lot to offer. If you are a crazy art lover make sure you visit one of these events. We are sure you are going to have a hard time choosing your favourite works of art.
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