If you’re looking for respite from the heat this summer, check out your local art museum. You’ll love it and the kids will too. Often, there are kids programs going on at the museum, plus there’s always a cafe ready to provide rest and replenishment when everyone’s tired. Below is a list of exhibits on now. Hopefully, one of these listings is near you!
SEATTLE – Seattle Art Museum through September 10, 2017
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors
The Infinity Mirrors exhibition includes over 90 works from legendary artist Yayoi Kusama, who creates immersive environments where visitors can contemplate the complex concept of infinity. Many of these works, such as All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins, 2016, are on view for the first time in the US.
VENICE, ITALY – through November 26, 2017
The Venice Biennale
“The Biennale is a must-see if you are in Italy this summer. Featuring work by artists from 86 countries, it serves as a global portrait of contemporary art in the world today.”
HENDERSON, NEVADA – through May 11, 2018
Ugo Rodinone: Seven Magic Mountains
“Art Production Fund and the Nevada Museum of Art’s Seven Magic Mountains by Ugo Rondinone is on view for one more year in the Nevada desert. It’s been so exciting to see people’s reactions on social media to the surreal large-scale work. We are thrilled that it has become an art world pilgrimage.”
BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK, NY – through September 10, 2017
Anish Kapoor: Descension
“Public Art Fund brings the work of Anish Kapoor to Brooklyn Bridge Park this summer. Initially created for the 2015 Kochi-Muziris biennale, Descension explores the void through a swirling whirlpool abyss. This is the first time the sculpture has ever been shown in North America, as well as outdoors.”
LONDON – Royal Academy of art September 23 – December 10
Jasper Johns: ‘Something Resembling Truth’
Jasper Johns: ‘Something Resembling Truth’ will be the first comprehensive survey of the artist’s work to be held in the UK in 40 years. Comprising over 150 paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints, it will reveal the continuities and changes that have occurred over the past six decades and the curiosity and experimentation that Johns continues to apply to his current practice.