As we enter 2024, The Fine Art Group is delighted to share a curated selection of art exhibitions chosen by our team. Spanning diverse artistic styles and genres, these exhibits explore the art world’s recent trends and timeless classics.


Giants: Art from the Dean Collection of Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys

February 10 – July 7, 2024

Ebony G. Patterson, ‘. . . they were just hanging out you know. . . talking about. . . (. . . when they grow up . . .)’, 2016, Mixed Media, Beads, appliques, fabric, glitter, buttons, costume jewelry, trimming, rhinestones and adhesive on digital print on hand-cut matte photo paper, The Studio Museum in Harlem. Horizontal photograph of pink, mixed media piece from exhibition, includes cut out photographs of indivisuals,, stems, and hanging lanterns in front of a pink wall with white polka dots, and beneath a light pink carpet.
Ebony G. Patterson,. . .. they were just hanging out . . . you know . . . talking about . . . (. . . when they grow up . . .), 2016. The Dean Collection, courtesy of Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys.

Giants: Art from the Dean Collection presents an impressive showcase of the extensive art holdings of Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys. This exhibition marks a significant milestone as the first comprehensive display of their collection, which spotlights the work of distinguished Black diasporic artists. Through a diverse array of artwork, Giants underscores the substantial contribution of the Deans to the artists they champion.


Klimt Landscapes

February 14 – May 6, 2024

Park at Kammer Castle | Neue Galerie NY, square Lime green, dark blue and white landscape Klimt painting of a lake, grass and trees
Gustav Klimt, Park at Kammer Castle, 1909. Neue Galerie New York.

This major exhibition of Gustav Klimt’s idyllic landscapes will feature significant paintings made while the artist was on his summer holiday in the Austrian countryside. Klimt Landscapes will present highlights from Neue Galerie New York’s collection alongside important loans from museums and private collections across Europe and the United States, including works from the Harvard Art Museums, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Wien Museum.


The Harlem Renaissance and Transatlantic Modernism

February 25 – July 28, 2024

(BPRW) Met Exhibition to Present the Harlem Renaissance as the First  African American–led Movement of International Modern Art | Press releases  | Black PR Wire, Inc. - rectangular image of a woman in a blue jumpsuit with brown skin, brown hair and brown eyes. She is holding onto a yellow chair with a background that is half yellow and have light blue. Her nails are white.
William Henry Johnson, Woman in Blue, circa 1943, Clark Atlanta University Art Museum, permanent loan from the National Collection of Fine Art.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art will present a groundbreaking exhibition featuring 160 works encompassing paintings, sculptures, photography, film, and other mediums portraying modern Black life during the 1920s-40s. Beyond highlighting the essence of the Harlem Renaissance, this exhibition underscores the centrality of these artists in the global modern art movement. Including pieces from European colleagues depicting the international African diaspora further solidifies the importance of these works within the broader context of international modern art.


Whitney Biennial 2024: Even Better Than the Real Thing

Opening March 20, 2024

Seventy-one visionary artists and collectives will participate in the eighty-first installment of the Whitney Biennial, opening March 20, 2024. Past participants included Marina Abramovic, Richard Serra, David Hockney, Helen Frankenthaler, and Alex Katz. It is a fantastic exhibition to find up-and-coming American artists that will continue to gain popularity.

Mark Rothko: Paintings on Paper

Until March 31, 2024

Mark Rothko, Untitled, 1969, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Gift of The Mark Rothko Foundation, Inc.

The current Mark Rothko exhibition brings together more than 100 of Rothko’s most compelling and exciting paintings on paper, many on view for the first time. They span from figurative to Surrealist to his well-known rectangular field paintings, allowing viewers to understand the scope of Rothko, who has continuously challenged expectations on what “counts” as painting.


What Do You See? The Collection of Sidney Rothberg

February 16 – February 28, 2024

Bob Thomson, Golden Nude, 1960, The Collection of Sidney Rothberg, Philadelphia. Horizontal, rectangular image of a yellow naked women, the background is dark blue and black.
Bob Thomson, Golden Nude, 1960, The Collection of Sidney Rothberg, Philadelphia.

The upcoming exhibition and auction of Sidney Rothberg’s extensive collection of 19th and 20th century works showcases works by internationally acclaimed artists. The pieces, many of which have not been exhibited to the public in over four decades, showcase Rothberg’s expert eye and impeccable taste for fine art. The sale title is a homage to Rothberg himself, who often asked people for their thoughts and interpretations of the art by asking, “What do you see?” With works from Renoir, Diebenkorn, Soutine, and many others, the exhibition is a chance to see a collector’s well-curated collection.


Zanele Muholi: Eye Me

Until August 11, 2024

Zanele Muholi, Zazi I & II, Boston, 2019; Bader + Simon Collection

South African visual activist Zanele Muholi is renowned for impactful photography, which delves into the complex themes of gender identity, race, and representation. This is Muholi’s first major exhibition on the West Coast and offers a direct insight into the artist’s work. It is an opportunity to intimately explore unfiltered perspectives on the challenges and the beauty and resilience of the LGBTQ+ community in South Africa.


Philip Guston

Until February 25, 2024

Philip Guston, The Line, 1978, Promised gift of Musa Guston Mayer to The Metropolitan, Museum of Art, New York -- square painting of a pink and vieny hand with two fingers down emerging from a cloud in the sky, the floor beneath the hand is red.
Philip Guston, The Line, 1978, Promised gift of Musa Guston Mayer to The Metropolitan, Museum of Art, New York

Philip Guston is the major retrospective on the artist in the UK in nearly 20 years. Co-organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, this exhibition explores how his paintings bridged the personal and the political, the abstract and the figurative, the humorous and the tragic.

Frank Auerbach: The Charcoal Heads

February 9 – May 27, 2024

Frank Auerbach: The Charcoal Heads - The Courtauld. Black and white horizontal, rectangular charcoal portait of a man.
Franck Auerbach, Self-Portrait, 1958, Private Collection.

This exhibition highlights an extensive and comprehensive group of Auerbach’s large-scale drawings, made during his early career in post-war London. The moody pieces, as the portraits speak of their times as people were rebuilding their lives after the destruction of the war. It will be the first time these drawings will be exhibited together and shown in companionship with a selection of paintings of the same sitters.


Sargent and Fashion

February 22 – July 7, 2024

Lady Helen Vincent, Viscountess d'Abernon | Birmingham Museum of Art - horizontal painting of a woman in a black dress, gold necklace and pink shaw. She has fair skin, brown curly hair in an updo and red lipstick. she is leaning against a tan / dark wall and is in front of a railing.
John Singer Sargent, Lady Helen Vincent, Viscountess d’Abernon, 1904 Collection of the Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama.

Almost 60 of Sargent’s paintings will be shown at the Tate Britain this February in an exhibition focusing not only on the figures that Sargent painted but also on his role as a stylist within his paintings. A companion exhibition with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, this exhibition will show many of Sargent’s famous portraits next to some of the historical garments the sitters wore.

Hong Kong, M+

Noir & Blanc: A Story of Photography

Opening March 16, 2024

Mario Giacomelli | Io non ho mani che mi accarezzino il volto (There are no  hands to caress my face) (1961-1963) | Available for Sale | Artsy - hprizonta photograph of 12 men in a circle, all in black, most holding hands with one another.
Mario Giacomelli, I Have No Hands to Caress My Face (detail), 1961–1963. Gelatin silver print. Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Estampes et de la photographie.

Noir & Blanc, M+’s first exhibition on photography, collaborates with the French May Arts Festival and the Bibliothèque national de France. The exhibition focuses on black and white photography and is comprised of more than 250 key photographs from the BnF’s collection and more than 30 photographs from M+’s collection. It aims to highlight the enduring aesthetics of black-and-white photography and the photography process over the last century.


Julie Mehretu: Ensemble

March 17, 2024 – January 6, 2025

Julie Mehretu. Ensemble | Palazzo Grassi - Punta della Dogana - Collection  Pinault -- horizontal painting with a myriad of shapes and colors in front of a white backgroun
Julie Mehretu, Black City, 2007, Pinault Collection.

Julie Mehretu’s exhibition at the Palazzo Grassi combines her printmaking and paintings from the last 25 years of her career. Mehretu’s abstract works pull from art historical, environmental, and personal ideas and references. This exhibition allows viewers to gain insight into Mehretu’s influences, featuring works by close associates and influential figures including Nairy Baghramian, Huma Bhabha, Robin Coste Lewis, Tacita Dean, David Hammins, Paul Pfeiffer, and Jessica Rankin. These pieces exhibited together create a unique dialogue central to Julie Mehretu’s work.


Hiroshi Sugimoto

March 23– June 23, 2024

Hiroshi Sugimoto, Bay of Sagami, Atami, 1997 | Marian Goodman - back and white square photograph with a black sky and grey and white bay
Hiroshi Sugimoto, Bay of Sagami, Atami, 1997.

The upcoming exhibition at the Center of Contemporary Art will be the first significant solo exhibition of Hiroshi Sugimoto’s work in China. A survey of his works from 1974 to the present, the exhibition will explore themes of time, space, and light that are central to the medium of photography.


Caspar David Friedrich: Art for a New Age

Until April 1, 2024

Caspar David Friedrich, Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog, circa 1817. Permanent loan from the Stiftung Hamburger Kunstsammlungen --- horizontal painting of a man's silhouette against the ocean. He is standing on a big rock and lookingat waves as they crash, amongst a foggy, cloudy sky.
Caspar David Friedrich, Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog, circa 1817. Permanent loan from the Stiftung Hamburger Kunstsammlungen

To mark the 250th birthday of Caspar David Friedrich, the Hamburger Kunsthalle is presenting the most comprehensive show devoted to the artist. It will include over 60 paintings and about 100 drawings, demonstrating his work as a German Romanticist and the relationship between humanity and nature as shown through his dramatic landscapes. The exhibition will include 20 contemporary artists reflecting on Friedrich’s themes and works and their relevance to today’s climate crisis.


Mark Rothko

Until April 2, 2024

Mark Rothko - Exhibition at Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris. A horizontal photograph of a square Rothko painting, which is half-light red and half dark blue on the bottom, against a museum wall.
Mark Rothko, No. 14, 1960, San Fransisco Museum of Modern Art Helen Crocker Russell
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The blockbuster Rothko exhibition presented by the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris is an encyclopedic look at the works of the famous American Abstract Expressionist. The exhibition pulls together more than 115 works from significant international institutional collections and private collections including works from the collections of the artist’s children, Kate Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko.


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