Four can’t-miss summer exhibitions
With fewer visitors in the summer, museums and art galleries are the perfect excuse to beat the heat and get inspired. Here are four highly recommended exhibitions in Europe and the Americas.
1 Much more than Bowie
The Design Museum of Barcelona is hosting David Bowie is, an exhibition dedicated to the versatile British artist. Produced by London’s Victoria and Albert Museum and running until 26 September, the exhibition covers the singer’s career through 300 objects, such as record covers, unpublished materials and letters written by Bowie.
2 For architecture fans
If you have the chance to go to New York, don’t miss a visit to MoMA. To mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Frank Lloyd Wright, the museum is presenting a tribute to the famous architect until 1 October. The exhibition Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive presents 450 little-known works by this prolific designer and intellectual.
3 Pop art conquers Mexico City
Andy Warhol arrives at Mexico City’s Museo Jumex until 17 September. The exhibition, Andy Warhol. Dark Star takes a look at the artist’s oeuvre with a mixture of works from the collections of several museums. The retrospective analyses the influence of Warhol, whose work marked a turning point in the development and creation of pop art.
4 Art crosses the pond
Until 10 September, Madrid’s Prado Museum is hosting a collection of more than 200 works from the Hispanic Society of America that summarise more than three millennia of Hispanic culture. The New York based institution is of vital importance for Spanish culture in the Americas, with more than 18,000 items that represent Hispanic art outside of Spain.