Museums in the United States begin 2021 with new long-standing exhibitions, major collections, or permanent exhibitions. Here is a sampling of what to see in various historical and cultural institutions this year.
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This Cincinnati museum showcases historic shoes in a shoe exhibit related to the topics of labor activism, suffrage and the sexual revolution.
Opening February 27 and closing June 6, and curated by the New-York Historical Society, this exhibition will feature more than 100 shoes from the Stuart Weitzman collection of historical shoes. Visitors will see silk boudoir shoes created for the 1867 Paris Exposition and early 1940s leather pumps signed by the New York Yankees, among other selections.
This Nashville museum is celebrating its 200th anniversary this year with “Picasso. Figures ”, an exhibition from the collection of the Musée national Picasso Paris. Opening on February 5 and until May 2, this exhibition at the Frist Art Museum will delve into the abstract painter’s long-standing fascination with the human figure as a means of expressing a range of subjects and emotions. He will present 75 of his paintings, works on paper and sculptures from his different styles and periods.
From June 5, Disney fans will be mesmerized by this MoPOP exhibit, which will illustrate how the public saw the brand’s iconic characters through the art and creativity of their costumes.
The exhibit will include clothing related to some of Disney’s nicest villains and heroes. Many of them will be shown on mannequins, while others via film and photographs. This collection of more than 70 original pieces ranges from ball gowns and wizarding capes to military uniforms, tiaras and glass slippers. It will close on April 17th.
The long-awaited opening of the museum’s redesigned Allison and Roberto Mignone Halls of Gems and Minerals has been moved to spring 2021. The hall will house this AMNH collection comprising approximately 5,000 specimens from 95 countries.
Its redesign plan will educate visitors on how mineral diversity originated, the environments in which minerals are formed, how scientists classify them, and how humans have used them throughout history for personal adornment, tools and technology.
In Clarksville, Tennessee, as an extension of its permanent “Challenge & Champions” exhibit, this museum and cultural center will host in this multi-gallery exhibit showcasing the history of local motor racing and the local legends that have shaped it. sport. From July 29, “Start your engines!” will feature race cars, artwork, historical memorabilia and video footage of personal stories of those who laid the foundation for regional racing. It will run until October 31.
This African-American artist is honored through this exhibition highlighting his life and work, revealing how his innovative expertise in printmaking helped define the aesthetic of the American graphic “boom”. From March 20 to June 13, this exhibition will present more than 80 works, including lithographs, woodcuts, intaglio prints and watercolors by Blackburn and the artists he has collaborated with.
In Cooperstown, NY, the Art Museum will honor Keith Haring and his iconography in “Keith Haring: Radiant Vision,” opening May 29 and closing September 6. It presents more than 80 works by the artist and activist for a large private audience. collection of lithographs, serigraphs, drawings on paper and posters. Visitors will see fundamental images such as Haring’s “Radiant Baby”.
From February 19 to May 16, The Modern in Fort Worth, TX will host a retrospective of video works and photographs by Iranian artist Shirin Neshat earlier this year. The exhibition will analyze Iranian history, from Antiquity to the aftermath of the Islamic revolution, exploring the human impact of the political revolution.
This exhibition will showcase the latest in bicycle design, presenting a collection of contemporary models from the new millennium. It will include Philippe Starck’s “MASS” electric bike and Tobias Knockaert’s laser-cut bike, as well as prototypes and experiments made with unusual materials to fulfill various functions. Bike accessories will also be on display, ranging from the “iFlash One” magnetic bicycle light, designed by Danish studio Kibisi, to the “Hammerhead” navigation system and “Hövding” airbag helmets. It will run from February 13 to June 5.
From January 29 to March 25, this contemporary exhibit will focus on the resilience of the Native American population of Virginia. It will include photographs from collections held by the National American Indian Museum of the Smithsonian Institution, images by anthropologist Frank Speck and Baltimore Sun photographer A. Aubrey Bodine and portraits of contemporary Native American photographers. In addition, the exhibit will feature items from the permanent collection of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, including a hand-woven turkey feather coat in the 1930s by Mollie Adams, a prominent member of the Upper Mattaponi tribe.
This new venue in the Germania Club Building in Chicago will inaugurate the American premiere of this successful artistic experience on Thursday, February 11.
These 600,000 cubic feet of projections will immerse visitors in the work of Vincent van Gogh – from his sunny landscapes and night scenes to his portraits and still lifes. The installation will include “The Potato Eaters”, “Starry Night”, “Sunflowers” and “The Bedroom”. Tickets will go on sale for viewings from February 11 to May 2.
Coming in June, this new permanent attraction will feature nearly 150 state-of-the-art digital projectors capable of transforming two-dimensional paintings into a three-dimensional world that guests can explore through all their senses. Occupying the fourth floor of the building’s IMA Galleries, will showcase great floor-to-ceiling artwork in 30,000 square feet of gallery space.