Yes, we know the end of the year can be a busy time. But dear reader, you need to make time to see the solo gallery shows of top black artists like Bisa Butler, Toyin Ojih Odutola and Theaster Gates around the world in fall and winter 2020. Our correspondent Jeanette Settembre has the details.
OK, we have to admit it. As much as we enjoy the summer, we absolutely adore the fall. So we decided to take a journey through the world of paintings to find the most influential, beautiful, famous and evocative masterpieces – both historical and contemporary – on the season of autumn and the joys of fall. Across time and culture, city or countryside, abstract or representational, there are universal elements of fall that are expressed in stunning ways in works on paper. Our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has curated a list of some of the most stunning paintings about autumn we could find; they will evoke the best of the fall season, no matter when you view them.
New York City is coming back to life this fall after a brutal spell of loss and lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. The surest sign that there is reason for hope? Our favorite museums are open again! We recently visited the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and discovered a marvelous new textile art exhibit called Taking a Thread for a Walk. We love art museum exhibits devoted to textiles and weaving, and this one doesn’t disappoint. It’s a fascinating look at gender, race and class in the arts – and an uplifting vision of how a simple thread could connect all of humanity.
Our Luxury Calendar provides a comprehensive overview of the top events unfolding around the world every month. Some are micro-luxuries (like a really good book) and others are on a grand, epic scale. Personally, if schedules and money were no object, and we could do anything we’d like, here are our top picks for the best luxury events and experiences on the calendar in the world in October 2020: the can’t-miss events in fashion, art, culture, music, sports, travel and culinary arts this October.
Who are the best African-American visual artists in today’s art world? Who are the names to know, and who are the up-and-coming stars of the future? Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has done the research, and now she’s sharing a curated list of 20 of the most influential black and African-American visual artists right now, including painters, photographers and sculptors – names we all need to know and celebrate.