Every year, we do a little research and try to plan some travel around major museum exhibitions. Last year, some of the HappeningsCLT crew saw the Picasso Sculpture at MoMA, Doris Salcedo at the Guggenheim (if you missed this, it’s worth going to Perez Art Museum Miami to see it), and Radical Presence at Yerba Buena Art Center, to name just a few.
Here’s a few of the exhibitions we are most looking forward to in the next couple of months:
Converging Lines: Eva Hesse and Sol Lewitt, April 3 – July 23, 2016, at The Cleveland Museum of Art. Sure, we like Lewitt, but let’s not kid ourselves: our primary interest in going to this show is because of Eva Hesse, and the opportunity to see some works that haven’t been exhibited in nearly a decade, likely due to the fragile nature of the materials. Organized originally by the Blanton Museum in Austin, we have high hopes for this exhibition.
Kerry James Marshall: Mastry, at MCA Chicago, April 23-September 25, 2016 (and then traveling to The Met, and MOCA Los Angeles). Supposedly, Helen Molesworth has been pushing Kerry James Marshall about a major retrospective for awhile and he finally gave in as he approached his 60th birthday. The exhibition features paintings made over the last 35 years, and boasts a monograph complete with writings by the artist. We’re going to the artist’s lecture on April 23. See you there?
Agnes Martin retrospective (April 24, 2016-September 11, 2016 at LACMA and opens sometime in October 2016 at the Guggenheim). What can we say? She was one of the most important American painters of the 20th century, and the exhibition will present early experimental works along with the final paintings she made. Happy dance.
Bruce Conner: It’s All True, at MoMA, July 3-October 2, 2016. Organized by SFMOMA, the exhibition marks the largest survey and the first major museum retrospective of the artist’s work. We’re glad this exhibition, featuring more than 250 works – film, painting, drawing, photography, and performance documentation – will be on the east coast for a bit.