February 20–May 17, 2020
This exhibition presents contemporary art that draws inspiration from historic masterpieces. A selection of paintings, plaster sculptures, drawings, graphic prints, and applied arts from Nationalmuseum’s vast collections are displayed in dialogue with contemporary objects. Work by Glenn Brown, Jeff Koons, Jenny Saville, and Cindy Sherman is included.
Contemporary Drawing from 1970 to Now
September 12, 2019–January 12, 2020
British Museum, London
Celebrating drawing in its own right, rather than its historic role as preparatory to painting, this exhibition explores how contemporary artists have used drawing to examine themes including identity, place, and memory. Work by Glenn Brown, Ellen Gallagher, Anselm Kiefer, and Rachel Whiteread is included.
Rachel Whiteread, Pink, 1993 © Rachel Whiteread
October 10–December 9, 2019
Musée national Eugène-Delacroix, Paris
Glenn Brown’s work transcends time and pictorial conventions, disarming common distinctions between good and bad taste, beauty and abjection, and heightening the emotive tension present within. In this exhibition at the Musée national Eugène-Delacroix, which is an affiliate of the Musée du Louvre, Brown presents new works, with an emphasis on drawing, as well as a large sculpture inspired by Delacroix, among other artists, in association with FIAC 2019.
Glenn Brown, Passchendaele, 2017 © Glenn Brown
Glenn Brown in
Comeback: Kunsthistorische Renaissancen
July 20–November 10, 2019
Kunsthalle Tübingen, Germany
Comeback: Art Historical Renaissances features the work of contemporary artists who are inspired by paintings from bygone eras, and who respond more freely and playfully to the “mnemic energies” stored in ancient works. Work by Glenn Brown is included.
Glenn Brown, New Plastic Experiences, 2016 © Glenn Brown
Inspired by Rembrandt
100 jaar verzamelen door het Rembrandthuis
June 7–September 1, 2019
Museum het Rembrandthuis, Amsterdam
To mark one hundred years of its collection, Museum het Rembrandthuis celebrates the famous artist with a special program in his own house. This exhibition features works from the museum’s collection by Rembrandt as well as by contemporary artists who were inspired by him. Work by Glenn Brown and Pablo Picasso is included.
Glenn Brown, Half-Life (after Rembrandt) 6, 2016 © Glenn Brown. Photo: courtesy Rembrandt House Museum, Amsterdam
Bacon, Freud, and the School of London Painters
October 9, 2018–January 13, 2019
Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
In the decades following World War II, Bacon, Freud, and their British contemporaries engaged with subjects that felt immediate and intensely personal. This exhibition retraces their artistic developments via works, including paintings and drawings, spanning seven decades. Despite the sheer diversity of approaches and techniques that embodied their practices, the members of this group were constantly renewing their individual appraisals of the artist’s personal position in the world, focusing on individuals, locations, and narratives close and dear to them. The exhibition was initially produced under the title Bacon, Freud, and the London Painters by ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Denmark. Work by Michael Andrews, Francis Bacon, Glenn Brown, Alberto Giacometti, and Jenny Saville is included.
Michael Andrews, A Man Who Suddenly Fell Over, 1952, Tate © The Estate of Michael Andrews
The Flexible Plan
The Rococo in Contemporary Art
September 23, 2018–January 6, 2019
Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany
The Flexible Plan: The Rococo in Contemporary Art examines the survival of European grandeur in contemporary art. The exhibition presents a varied panorama of works against the backdrop of the Rococo castle that houses the museum. Work by Glenn Brown and Katharina Grosse is included.
Glenn Brown, The Life Hereafter, 2011, Scharpff Collection © Glenn Brown
Fantasy Landscapes, Portraits and Beasts
June 16–October 21, 2018
Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, England
In 2017, the Laing Art Gallery acquired a work by Glenn Brown through the Contemporary Arts Society’s Great Works program; this exhibition continues to build on the institution’s relationship with the artist. The show features new works by Brown, in the context of his own rehang of the Laing’s painting collection and is curated by the artist, together with Julie Milne, chief curator.
Glenn Brown, On the Way to the Leisure Centre, 2017 © 2018 Glenn Brown. Photo: Mike Bruce
Glenn Brown in
Rembrandt | Britain’s Discovery of the Master
July 7–October 14, 2018
Scottish National Gallery
This exhibition reveals how the taste for Rembrandt’s work in Britain evolved over the past four hundred years. Since around 1630, it grew into a mania that gripped collectors and art lovers across the country, reaching a fever pitch in the late eighteenth century. The exhibition also unveils the profound impact of Rembrandt’s art on the British imagination, by exploring the wide range of native artists whose work has been inspired by the Dutch master, over four centuries, right up to the present day. Work by Glenn Brown is included.
Glenn Brown, Unknown Pleasures, 2016 © 2018 Glenn Brown. Photo: Mike Bruce
Selections from the Peter Marino Collection
July 28–September 23, 2018
Southampton Arts Center, New York
In 1978 Peter Marino acquired an artwork from Andy Warhol. Since then, the Peter Marino Collection has grown to encompass hundreds of paintings and mixed-media pieces representing some of the most notable artists of today. Work by Georg Baselitz, Glenn Brown, Damien Hirst, Anselm Kiefer, Richard Prince, and Andy Warhol is included.
Georg Baselitz, Lehr nich ratte much wilm (Lelf bal wile), 2013 © Georg Baselitz 2018
What’s Old Is New Again
May 18–August 19, 2018
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, University of Oregon, Eugene
This exhibition marks the first time the museum has collaborated closely with private collectors to showcase the work of a single artist. Seven of the eight exhibited works highlight the paintings and drawings that comprise the majority of Brown’s output, alternating between direct and opaque references to masters of the Renaissance through the nineteenth century, to provide a cohesive sampling of the artist’s diverse oeuvre and creative ethos.
Glenn Brown, Daydream Nation, 2017 © 2018 Glenn Brown
Glenn Brown and His Sources
May 15–July 22, 2018
British Museum, London
Historical Baggage will feature graphic works by Glenn Brown alongside the sources that inspired them. Brown’s early series of layered portraits based on prints by Rembrandt and Lucian Freud will be contrasted with his recent series Half-Life (2016), in a fresh engagement with Rembrandt’s graphic oeuvre. The centerpiece, a major new drawing generously donated by the artist, will be shown alongside the Rembrandt print to which it responds. The display will illustrate Brown’s stylistic development, moving from appropriating found lines to transforming them as the basis of his unique visual language.
Glenn Brown, Children of the Revolution (after Rembrandt), 2017 © 2018 Glenn Brown. Photo: Mike Bruce
June 10–October 23, 2017
Museo Stefano Bardini, Florence, Italy
Through reference, appropriation, and investigation, Glenn Brown presents a contemporary reading of images new and remembered. Borrowed figures and landscapes are subjected to a thoughtful and extended process of development in which they gradually transform into compelling entities. His works will be placed alongside the renowned collection of Stefano Bardini.
Installation view, Glenn Brown: Unknown Pleasures, Museo Stefano Bardini, Florence, Italy, June 10–October 23, 2017 © Glenn Brown. Photo by Rabatti & Domingie
January 27–April 23, 2017
Museum het Rembrandthuis,
Curated by David de Witt, the show illuminates a series of paintings and prints by Glenn Brown that were inspired by Rembrandt van Rijn and his circle, and features etchings from Brown’s 2008 series Layered Portraits (after Rembrandt), a direct homage to Rembrandt’s portraiture.
Glenn Brown, After Life, 2009. Photo by Prudence Cuming Associates, Ltd.