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Where: The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.
When: June 5 to September 13
Why: Because the NMWA is dedicated to giving a platform to emerging and underrepresented women artists, and this new crop looks particularly mind-blowing. We’re stoked to see the animated works by motion picture artist Andrea Lira (you can expect a lot of girl-power cartoons).
Photo credit: Jiha Moon, Peach Mask I, 2013
Where: The Museum of Modern Art, New York City
When: May 8 to June 7
Why: This full-scale retrospective will span the entire 20+ years of the Icelandic singer’s career of pushing artistic and creative boundaries. It includes film, visuals, instruments, objects, bird feathers and performances. The show also coincides with her upcoming string of tour dates in New York City.
Where: The New York Botanical Garden
When: May 16 to November 1
Why: Not only will this be NYC’s first solo exhibition of Kahlo’s work in more than 25 years, it will also feature a reimagining of her Mexico City studio and garden. Oh--and a roving food market will be dishing out Mexican street corn, too.
Where: The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
When: October 24, 2015 to February 28, 2016
Why: The title alone’s not enough? This exhibit showcases the art and architecture of 1960s counterculture, including experimental furniture, alternative living structures, and retro magazines and movies. It’s a must-see for bell-bottom fans.
Where: The new Whitney Museum, New York City
When: Ongoing as of May 1
Why: It’s the first exhibition since the Whitney's move from Madison Avenue to the Meatpacking District in 2014. Come for the art--which is quoted as "the largest and most comprehensive display to date of the Whitney’s unparalleled permanent collection of 20th and 21st century American art”--stay for the jaw-dropping new Renzo Piano-designed building on Gansevoort Street.
Where: Los Angeles County Museum
When: Ongoing as of February 1
Why: It’s a common misconception that the only good Middle Eastern art is in relic form, but this exhibit turns that theory on its head with works of 25 contemporary artists from the Arab world. Look out for pieces by Shirin Neshat, whose haunting black-and-white photos address the social and psychological implications of women's experiences in Islamic societies.
So many museums, so little time.
Luckily, we've done some research to bring you seven art exhibits that are worth seeing.
From L.A. to New York (and a few surprising spots in between), here’s where to get your culture fix this year.
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