Summer is not canceled this year! Hurray! Around the globe, art museums and gallery shows are opening as cultural institutions begin to blossom again. And there’s no better time than now to plan your cultural travels for the rest of 2021. To lend a hand, our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has curated a list of the top 10 big – major! – art exhibits, museum and gallery shows best to see in 2021 in New York, London, Europe, Miami and the rest of the world.
The first Monday in May 2021 has come and gone with no glamourous over-the-top Met Costume Institute Gala. Ugh! The good news is that this fall there will be a modified event. And the Mother of Them All is scheduled to return in May 2022. In the meantime, we’ve shared our favorite gowns from galas past. And now we’re sharing our best photos of the poignant and haunting “About Time: Fashion and Duration” 2020 exhibit at The Met in New York. Whether you saw it and want to relive it – or missed it due to the Great Lockdown – it was one of the most moving and beautiful of all. Here are some of highlights.
Our correspondent Jillian Tangen spent the day experiencing first hand with her family the new KAWS show at the Brooklyn Museum, an exhibit of artist Brian Donnerly and his eye-catching pop culture sculptures, painting and printmaking. Here are her stunning photos of the new What Party Kaws exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum.
Just in time for the celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2021, the powerful new museum of the best black music in American history is here. And it’s truly unique: there is no other museum in the world with this purpose and mission. Our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum shares all the details you need to know about the new National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM). Including where to stay, what to eat, and what else to do after you visit the hometown of the new black music museum, Nashville, Tennessee. It’s one nation under a groove, people! Turn the volume up.
As we bid the year 2020 goodbye, these visuals and testimonies from the Southampton Arts Center exhibit “2020 Vision” remind us again of how much the world has endured in just 10 short months. We’re sharing our photos from the contemporary art group exhibit “2020 Vision,” featuring paintings, works on paper, sculpture and photography. It’s a display of contemporary art about social justice and BLM, COVID-19, and life in 2020. The show has been extended until January 3, 2021 – so it’s not too late to see it for yourself. And it’s free!