ART FOR THE NEW YEAR
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.
NEW YORK, BROOKLYN MUSEUM
February 10 – July 7, 2024
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.
NEW YORK, NEUE GALERIE
February 14 – May 6, 2024
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.
NEW YORK, THE METROPOLITAIN MUSEUM OF ART
February 25 – July 28, 2024
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.
NEW YORK, WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART
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.
WASHINGTON, D.C., NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART
Until March 31, 2024
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.
PHILADELPHIA, FREEMAN’S | HINDMAN
February 16 – February 28, 2024
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.
SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
Until August 11, 2024
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.
LONDON, TATE MODERN
Until February 25, 2024
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.
LONDON, THE COURTAULD GALLERY
February 9 – May 27, 2024
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.
LONDON, TATE BRITAIN
February 22 – July 7, 2024
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+
Opening March 16, 2024
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.
VENICE, PALAZZO GRASSI
March 17, 2024 – January 6, 2025
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.
BEIJING, CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART
March 23– June 23, 2024
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.
HAMBURG, HAMBURGER KUNSTHALLE
Until April 1, 2024
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.
PARIS, FONDATION LOUIS VUITTON
Until April 2, 2024
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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