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Ed Ruscha, Hotel, 1962 © Ed Ruscha

Opening this Week

Edward Hopper and the American Hotel

October 26, 2019–February 23, 2020
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond
www.vmfa.museum

Edward Hopper and the American Hotel explores the artist’s images of hospitality settings showcasing more than sixty of the artist’s paintings, drawings, watercolors, and illustrations. Also included are thirty-five works by American artists that similarly explore the visual culture of hotels, travel, and mobility from the early twentieth century to the present, including work by Gregory Crewdson, Ed Ruscha, and Cindy Sherman.

Ed Ruscha, Hotel, 1962 © Ed Ruscha

Chris Burden, 1/4 Carat Diamond 1/4 Carat Cubic Zirconium Magnified 25 Times, #3, 2007 © 2019 Chris Burden/Licensed by the Chris Burden Estate and Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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Crystals in Art
Ancient to Today

Through January 6, 2020
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas
crystalbridges.org

Crystals in Art explores the connections between crystals and art throughout the world, spanning history and geography. The exhibition includes a selection of works and specimens from ancient Egypt up to the present day and addresses broader recurring themes in the history of crystals such as science and religion, art and medicine, aesthetic beauty and transformation, and more. Work by Chris Burden, Pablo Picasso, Cindy Sherman, and Andy Warhol is included.

Chris Burden, 1/4 Carat Diamond 1/4 Carat Cubic Zirconium Magnified 25 Times, #3, 2007 © 2019 Chris Burden/Licensed by the Chris Burden Estate and Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Douglas Gordon, Monster, 1996–97 © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019

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Mask
In Present-Day Art

Through January 5, 2020
Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland
www.aargauerkunsthaus.ch

This exhibition explores how the subject of the mask is being addressed in contemporary art. Interest in masks among contemporary artists focuses not just on the mask as an object but also, and in particular, on its social, cultural, and political implications. Work by Theaster Gates, Douglas Gordon, and Cindy Sherman is included.

Douglas Gordon, Monster, 1996–97 © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019

Katharina Grosse, Untitled, 2017, installation view, Amulet or He calls it chaos, 500 Capp Street Foundation, San Francisco, March 9–June 1, 2019. Artwork © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2019. Photo: Preston/Kalogiros 

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Amulet or He calls it chaos

March 9–June 1, 2019
500 Capp Street Foundation, San Francisco
500cappstreet.org

This two-part exhibition uses sculpture, video, and painting as a way to restructure the narrative. Amulet or He calls it chaos chooses the illogical, philosophical, yet recognizable material world of magical realism, while also addressing the power and sensitivity of architecture, gender, politics, and mortality. Work by Katharina Grosse and Cindy Sherman is included.

Katharina Grosse, Untitled, 2017, installation view, Amulet or He calls it chaos, 500 Capp Street Foundation, San Francisco, March 9–June 1, 2019. Artwork © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2019. Photo: Preston/Kalogiros 

Installation view, Cindy Sherman: Works from the Olbricht Collection, Weserburg | Museum für moderne Kunst, Bremen, Germany, May 18, 2018–February 24, 2019. Artwork © Cindy Sherman. Photo: Björn Behrens

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Cindy Sherman
Works from the Olbricht Collection

May 18, 2018–February 24, 2019
Weserburg | Museum für moderne Kunst, Bremen, Germany
www.weserburg.de

This exhibition presents more than sixty photographic works by Cindy Sherman from almost all phases of her extensive oeuvre. The works represent a special highlight within the Olbricht Collection and focus on existential themes: dreams, fears, and sometimes disturbing and terrifying fantasies of violence and death.

Installation view, Cindy Sherman: Works from the Olbricht Collection, Weserburg | Museum für moderne Kunst, Bremen, Germany, May 18, 2018–February 24, 2019. Artwork © Cindy Sherman. Photo: Björn Behrens

Rudolf Stingel, Untitled (Alpino, 1976), 2006, Pinault Collection © Rudolf Stingel. Photo by Stefan Altenburger

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Dancing with Myself

April 8–December 16, 2018
Punta della Dogana, Venice
www.palazzograssi.it

Dancing with Myself explores the importance of the artist’s role as an actor in and subject of his own creations, from the 1970s to today. The exhibition brings together a great range of artistic practices, languages, cultures, geographic origins, generations, and experiences, establishing a tension between different artistic approaches. Work by Urs Fischer, Cindy Sherman, and Rudolf Stingel is included.

Rudolf Stingel, Untitled (Alpino, 1976), 2006, Pinault Collection © Rudolf Stingel. Photo by Stefan Altenburger

Pablo Picasso, Seated Bather, 1930, Museum of Modern Art, New York © 2018 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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MoMA at NGV
130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art

June 9–October 8, 2018
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
www.ngv.vic.gov.au

MoMA at NGV will provide a unique survey of the museum’s iconic collection. Two hundred key works will be arranged chronologically into eight thematic sections. The exhibition will trace the development of art and design from late-nineteenth-century urban and industrial transformation through to the digital and global present. Work by Alexander Calder, Andreas Gursky, Jeff Koons, Roy Lichtenstein, Pablo Picasso, Cindy Sherman, and Andy Warhol will be included.

Pablo Picasso, Seated Bather, 1930, Museum of Modern Art, New York © 2018 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Man Ray, Pisces, 1938 ©︎ Man RayTrust. Photo © Tate, London 2018

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Nude
Art from the Tate Collection

March 24–June 24, 2018
Yokohama Museum of Art, Japan
yokohama.art.museum

Journeying through time, from the nineteenth century to the present, this exhibition brings together masterpieces by renowned artists including Francis Bacon, John Currin, Alberto Giacometti, Man Ray, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, and Cindy Sherman. More than one hundred artworks tell the story of the nude and trace artists’ captivation with the human form over the past two centuries. The exhibition has most recently traveled from the Seoul Olympic Museum of Art.

Man Ray, Pisces, 1938 ©︎ Man RayTrust. Photo © Tate, London 2018

Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still #35, 1979. Photo courtesy the artist and Metro Pictures, New York

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Woman House

March 9–May 28, 2018
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC
nmwa.org

Women House explores both the female gender and the concept of the domestic space. Thirty-six female artists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries who take on these subjects draw our attention to the persistence of stereotypes about the house as a feminine realm. This exhibit has traveled from the Monnaie de Paris. Work by Cindy Sherman and Rachel Whiteread is included.

Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still #35, 1979. Photo courtesy the artist and Metro Pictures, New York

Cindy Sherman, Untitled #121, 1983, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC ©︎ Cindy Sherman

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Brand New
Art and Commodity in the 1980s

February 14–May 13, 2018
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
hirshhorn.si.edu

Brand New will explore the collision of art and commerce in the 1980s. More than 150 works by sixty-six artists reveal the fascinating ways art infiltrated the worlds of advertising and business. Work by Jeff Koons and Cindy Sherman will be included.

Cindy Sherman, Untitled #121, 1983, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC ©︎ Cindy Sherman

Jeff Koons, Rabbit, 1986 © Jeff Koons.Photo by Nathan Keay © MCA Chicago

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We Are Here

August 19, 2017–April 1, 2018
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
mcachicago.org

In honor of the Museum of Contemporary Art’s fiftieth anniversary, the museum presents We Are Here, a three-part exhibition drawn from its collection. I Am You gathers works that question how we relate to and shape our environments; You Are Here examines how the role of the viewer has changed over time; and We Are Everywhere showcases artists who borrow from popular culture. Work by Richard Artschwager, Francis Bacon, Chris Burden, Ellen Gallagher, Andreas Gursky, Michael Heizer, Jasper Johns, Jeff Koons, Takashi Murakami, Bruce Nauman, Richard Serra, Cindy Sherman, Rudolf Stingel, Andy Warhol, and Franz West is included.

Jeff Koons, Rabbit, 1986 © Jeff Koons.
Photo by Nathan Keay © MCA Chicago

Taryn Simon, Charles Irvin Fain, Scene of the crime, the Snake River, Melba, Idaho, Served 18 years of a Death sentence for Murder, Rape and Kidnapping. The Innocents, 2002 © Taryn Simon

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The Face: A Search for Clues

August 19, 2017–February 25, 2018
Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, Dresden, Germany
www.dhmd.de

We encounter human faces in personal interaction but also on the Internet, in the memory of digital cameras and smartphones, in databases of institutions, on posters, cinema walls, and TV screens. This exhibition explores the relationship between the face and society, and whether it is a commodity, a data set, or a central reference point that connects people. Work by Cindy Sherman, Taryn Simon, and Andy Warhol is included.

Taryn Simon, Charles Irvin Fain, Scene of the crime, the Snake River, Melba, Idaho, Served 18 years of a Death sentence for Murder, Rape and Kidnapping. The Innocents, 2002 © Taryn Simon

Pablo Picasso, Nude Woman in a Red Armchair, 1932, Tate © 2017 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo © Tate, London 2017

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NUDE
Masterpieces from the Tate

August 11–December 25, 2017
Seoul Olympic Museum of Art, South Korea
www.britishcouncil.kr

This traveling exhibition brings together masterpieces by renowned artists including Francis Bacon, John Currin, Alberto Giacometti, Man Ray, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, and Cindy Sherman. Beautiful, sensual, and at times provocative, more than one hundred artworks tell the story of the nude and trace artists’ captivation with the human form over the past two centuries.

Pablo Picasso, Nude Woman in a Red Armchair, 1932, Tate © 2017 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo © Tate, London 2017

Photo by Robert Wedemeyer

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Unpacking
The Marciano Collection

May 25–September 16, 2017
Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles
marcianoartfoundation.org

Unpacking: The Marciano Collection is the debut presentation of the collection’s holdings organized by Philipp Kaiser. The title and theme of the show are derived from Walter Benjamin’s essay “Unpacking My Library,” in which he discusses the chaotic potentiality inherent in unpacking and recontextualizing one’s collection. Work by Mark Grotjahn, Thomas Houseago, Alex Israel, Takashi Murakami, Albert Oehlen, Sterling Ruby, Cindy Sherman, Franz West, Jonas Wood, and Christopher Wool is included.

Photo by Robert Wedemeyer

Chris Burden, Tower of London Bridge, 2003 © 2017 Chris Burden/Licensed by the Chris Burden Estate and Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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The Arcades:
Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin

March 17–August 6, 2017
Jewish Museum, New York
thejewishmuseum.org

Walter Benjamin’s The Arcades Project is about Paris’s nineteenth-century vaulted iron-and-glass shopping passages. With their labyrinthine architecture and surrealistic juxtapositions, the arcades offer an ideal prism through which to examine the era’s capitalist metropolis. This exhibition will explore The Arcades Project and its ongoing relevance through works of contemporary art representing the subjects of each of the book’s thirty-six chapters. Work by Chris Burden, Andreas Gursky, Cindy Sherman, and Taryn Simon is included.

Chris Burden, Tower of London Bridge, 2003 © 2017 Chris Burden/Licensed by the Chris Burden Estate and Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Cindy Sherman, Untitled #97, 1982, Tate © Cindy Sherman. Photo © Tate, London 2017

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The Body Laid Bare
Masterpieces from the Tate

March 18–July 16, 2017
Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand
www.aucklandartgallery.com

Journeying through time, from the classical, biblical, and literary subjects of the nineteenth century to the body politics of contemporary art, this exhibition brings together masterpieces by renowned artists including Francis Bacon, John Currin, Alberto Giacometti, Man Ray, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, and Cindy Sherman. Beautiful, sensual, and at times provocative, more than one hundred artworks tell the story of the nude and trace artists’ captivation with the human form over the past two centuries. The exhibition travels to the Seoul Olympic Museum of Art in South Korea, opening August 11, 2017.

Cindy Sherman, Untitled #97, 1982, Tate © Cindy Sherman. Photo © Tate, London 2017