The best has yet to come…Part II

I present to you part II of this year’s most noteworthy up and coming art exhibitions across the nation. Here is a (lengthy) roundup of museums to visit in the Mid-Atlantic region from New York to Virginia; y’all stay tuned because I’ll be heading down to dixieland for my next installment of The best has yet to come...

New York:


James TurrellJune 21 – September 25, 2013


Zarina: Paper Like SkinJanuary 25 – April 21, 2013


Whitney Museum of American Art: Jay Defeo: A RetrospectiveFebruary 28 – June 2, 2013


“This retrospective is the definitive exhibition to date of the work of Jay DeFeo (1929–89). At the outset of her career in the 1950s, DeFeo was at the center of a vibrant community of Beat artists, poets, and musicians in San Francisco.”

The MET:

Plain or Fancy? Restraint and Exuberance in the Decorative ArtsFebruary 26 – August 18, 2013


Ken Price Sculpture: A RetrospectiveJune 18 – September 22, 2013

“This long overdue retrospective, the first major museum exhibition of Ken Price’s work in New York, will trace the development of his ceramic sculptures with approximately sixty-five examples from 1959 to the present”Image

The Museum of Art and Design:

Against the Grain: Wood in Contemporary Craft and DesignMarch 19 – June 16, 2013Image

Out of Hand: Materializing the Post-digital, November 12, 2013 – March 30, 2014


“Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital will explore the many areas of 21st-century creativity made possible by advanced methods of computer-assisted production known as digital fabrication. In today’s postdigital world, artists are using these means to achieve levels of expression never before possible – an explosive, unprecedented scope of artistic expression that extends from sculptural fantasy to functional beauty”


Bill Brant: Shadow and LightMarch 6 – August 13, 2013


Claes Oldenberg: The Street and The Store, April 14 – August 6, 2013


Isa GenzkenNovember 17, 2012 – March 10, 2014


Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern LandscapesJune 9 – September 23, 2013


MoMA PS1: Confettisystem: 100 Arrangements, January 20 – March 31, 2013


The New Museum: NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No StarFebruary 13 – May 26, 2013

“NYC 1993” looks at art made and exhibited in New York over the course of one year, providing a synchronic panorama in which established artists and emerging figures of the time are presented alongside the work of authors whose influence has since faded from the discussion.

Dia: Beacon: Carl Andre: Sculpture as Place, 1958 – 2010May – December 2014


Brooklyn Museum:

Raw/Cooked: Marela ZacariasFebruary 1 – April 28, 2013


“The second season of Raw/Cooked presents a series of four exhibitions by under-the-radar Brooklyn artists who have been invited by the Brooklyn Museum with support from Bloomberg to show their first major museum exhibitions. The artists are given the opportunity to work with the Museum’s collection and to display in spaces of their choosing, however unconventional.”

Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El AnatsuiFebruary 8 – August 4, 2013


Käthe Kollwitz: Prints from the “War” and “Death” PortfoliosMarch 15 –  September 15, 2013



Baltimore Museum of Art: Front Room: Surreal SelvesFebruary 20 – June 9, 2012

“Front Room: Surreal Selves presents 16 figurative paintings by three international artists influenced by old master techniques and pop culture. Their work suggests a resurgence of Surrealism with images that convey personal fantasies, nightmares, and new permutations for the human body in a technology-driven world.”


Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden: Ai WeiWei: According to What?, thru February 24, 2012


ICA Philadelphia: White Petals Surround Your Yellow HeartFebruary 6 – July 28, 2013


“White Petals Surround Your Yellow Heart presents the work of artists engaged with clothing, adornment, and self-presentation to highlight the inventive design, tactical implementation, or sartorial sense by which we multiply and complete our personalities.”

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts: Jennifer Bartlett: Place A Survey of Paintings and Sculpture, June 27 – October 13, 2013


Philadelphia Museum of Art:“Great and Mighty Things”: Outsider Art from the Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz CollectionMarch 3 – June 9, 2013

“Featuring over two hundred works dating from the 1930s to 2010 by twenty-seven self-taught American artists, the exhibition “Great and Mighty Things”: Outsider Art from the Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz Collection seeks to further the dialogue concerning the intersection of outsider art with mainstream modern and contemporary art.”

Fabric Workshop and Museum:

Theaster Gates: Soul Manufacturing Corporation-To Make the Thing that Makes the Things, January 21, 2013–Spring 2013


Tacita Dean: Merce Cunningham performs STILLNESS…(six performances, six films), 2008February 2, 2013–March 17, 2013


The Warhol Museum:

Jeremy Kost: Friends with Benefitsthru January 27, 2012


Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty YearsFebruary 3 – April 28, 2013


The Mattress Factory Art Museum: FEMINIST AND…thru May 26, 2013



Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art: out of the box: trends in contemporary jewelryJanuary 25 – April 28, 2013



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