Édouard Manet, Olympia, (1863).
Photo: © RMN-Grand Palais / Patrice Schmidt / Art Resource, NY

5 of the Most Anticipated Museum Exhibitions Around the World This Fall

From Amsterdam to Los Angeles, this season’s shows explore fashionable moments as well as influential artists of yesterday and today

The air is turning chillier, the days are getting shorter, and your favorite coat is already calling your name. As summer comes to a close, it’s time to start seeking refuge in the spaces that provide much-needed warmth for those picturesque Fall days, and there’s few better places than your favorite museum. Galerie has rounded up a list of 5 striking exhibitions across the globe to visit to celebrate the new autumn season.

Cyd Jouny (1968-, shoemaker), Basket Soho (fall-winter 1993), Basket Tandem (spring-summer 1993), France. Photo: Jean Tholance; Courtesy Musée des Arts Décoratifs

1. Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris | “Mode et Sport”

In anticipation of the 2024 Summer Olympic Games, taking place in the City of Light, this installation explores the relationship between fashion and sports, represented by clothing, accessories, artwork, video, and more. Through 19th-century tennis dresses, daring ensembles by pioneers such as Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel and Jean Patou, and contemporary polo shirts, viewers can trace the pervasive influence of athletics on fashion up to today.

September 20 – April 7, 2024

Édouard Manet, The Balcony, (1868–69). Photo: © RMN-Grand Palais / Hervé Lewandowski / Art Resource, NY

Edgar Degas, In a Café (The Absinthe Drinker), (1875–76). Photo: © RMN-Grand Palais / Adrien Didierjean / Art Resource, NY

2. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York | “Manet/Degas”

Friends and rivals as well as two of the most notable 19th-century French painters, Édouard Manet and Edgar Degas are presented side by side for the first time in a major exhibition that brings together 160 paintings and works on paper, allowing visitors to explore the similarities and differences in their practices. Among the highlights are rarely loaned masterpieces, such as Manet’s Olympia (1863) and Degas’s Family Portrait (The Bellelli Family) (1858–67).

September 24 – January 7, 2024

Jessie Homer French, Castle Mountains, (2016). Photo: Edgar Cruz for Various Small Fires

3. Hammer Museum, Los Angeles | “Made in L.A. 2023: Acts of Living”

Known for spotlighting West Coast talent, the museum’s biennial encompasses 39 artists, collectives, and organizations that examine the integral role art plays in the communities surrounding Los Angeles. From striking multimedia works by Esteban Ramón Pérez to paintings by self-taught artist Jessie Homer French, the show, now in its the sixth iteration, reveals a multitude of cultural histories.

October 1 – December 31

Nan Goldin, C performing as Madonna, (1992) as seen in "The Other Side". Photo: Courtesy of the artist and Stedelijk Museum

4. Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam | “Nan Goldin: This Will Not End Well”

The first of its kind to celebrate acclaimed photographer Nan Goldin’s mastery in filmmaking, this retrospective incorporates thousands of images captured in six slideshows and films. Beginning in 1981, the presentation features work created over four decades, depicting addiction, portraying family stories, and giving new insight into Goldin’s exceptional life and momentous career.

John Singer Sargent, Lady Agnew of Lochnaw, (1892). Photo: Courtesy of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

5. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston | “Fashioned by Sargent”

Venerated for his enduring high-society portraits, American artist John Singer Sargent used incredible detail to reveal the station and background of his subjects and even styled his sitters’ costumes. Here, 50 works displayed alongside a dozen garments and accessories illustrate their importance to his artistic process. Included is the sumptuous velvet evening gown worn in Mrs. Charles Inches (Louise Pomeroy) (1887), as well as the elaborate beetle-wing dress that defines Ellen Terry as Lady Macbeth (1889).

October 8 – January 15, 2024

Cover: Édouard Manet, Olympia, (1863).
Photo: © RMN-Grand Palais / Patrice Schmidt / Art Resource, NY


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