Spring is officially here, and we’re kicking things off with a roundup of some of our favorite recent art exhibits. Here’s what’s on our radar by our shops in New York City, Los Angeles, and San Francisco:
New York City is rich with new art openings this spring – we recommend checking out the Whitney Biennial, the 78th installment of the longest-running survey of American Art, and Georgia O’Keefe: Living Modern, an exploration of the storied painter’s self-crafted public persona.
This recently-opened exhibit at MOCA Grand Avenue features a 35-year retrospective on the work of painter Kerry James Marshall, whose work is celebrated for its joyful portrayal of African Americans in a landscape of underrepresented black painters and black subjects. Marshall’s paintings are stunning, and displayed here in chronological order – so you can watch his progression as a painter and activist over a 35-year period.
Our favorite Diane Arbus exhibit featuring over 100 photographs from the early years of the photographer’s work has migrated over to San Francisco – we highly recommend checking out this show at the SFMOMA.
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