Just a few more weeks and you’ll be free to be the masters of your own enjoyment. If you haven’t planned anything yet, no worries because there are plenty of options. One of them is baking in the sun with a cocktail or 5. Which can be pretty relaxing if it doesn’t last longer than one week (our opinion). When you’re not that much of a beach person you can also get inspired by our special list of (Indian) summer exhibitions.
Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion
For just 12 pounds you can go to Victoria & Albert in London to have a look at how Cristobal Balenciaga’s craftsmanship and designs left its mark on modern fashion. Even when you’re not that interested in fashion this is a must-visit.
Victoria & Albert London – from 27.05.2017 till 18.02.2018
Making Space: Women Artists and Postwar Abstraction
It’s common knowledge that art used to be an exclusive male powwow. By organizing Making Space, MOMA is turning it up a notch. The exhibition brings attention to the work of female artists, made between the end of WWII and the start of the feminist movement. When you’re in NY this summer, go behold these revolutionary paintings.
MOMA New York – from 15.04.2017 till 13.08.2017
David Bowie Is
Produced by the Victoria & Albert museum and moving to Barcelona this summer. The David Bowie exhibition at Museu del Disseny shows around 300 objects from the artist’s personal collection. Whether you are a true Bowie fan or not, the man has written history when it comes to music and more. Put in in the agenda!
Museu del Disseny de Barcelona – from 25.05.2017 till 20.08.2017
Portraits de Cézanne
One of our favorite Parisian museums puts the spotlight on Cézanne this summer. The portraits he painted to be more specific. Private collections and pieces from other museums were gathered to make the exhibit as complete as possible. An unique chance to admire all the masterpieces of this famous Post-Impressionist painter.
Musée d’Orsay Paris – from 13.06.2017 till 24.09.2017
Margiela, the Hermès years
Few of us will remember that Martin Margiela was the creative director at Hermès from 1997 till 2003. A pity must have thought the MoMu team. So they organized an exhibition especially to remind us of what the talented Margiela created for the French luxury label. He was one of the only designers that made Hermès’ clothing line really worth the attention.
MoMu Antwerp – from 31.03.2017 till 27.08.2017
From the 50’s till the 80’s the world was changing so fast and as it always goes, the time spirit had its effect on the artists living in that period and the work they created. The MET Breuer especially focusses on this decades with the delirious artwork of Sol LeWitt, Tony Conrad, Dean Fleming and Nancy Grossman amongst others.
The MET Breuer New York – from 13.09.2017 till 21.01.2018
Treasures from the Hispanic Society of America. Visions of the Hispanic World
A little history never harmed no one. In El Prado you can immerse yourself in the treasures of the Hispanic Society of America till October 2017. Artwork, rare books, archaeological artifacts, letters and so on from throughout history travelled to Spain especially for your eyes only.
El Prado Madrid – from 4.04.2017 till 9.10.2017
Christian Dior, Couturier du Rêve
Close to the Louvre in Paris, there’s the Musée des Arts Décoratifs. Honestly, it’s way more interesting than the Louvre itself. Unless you like to be surrounded by loads and loads of tourists and to see the Mona Lisa from very far (the painting looks better on picture anyway). From the 5th of July you can visit the Christian Dior exhibit that celebrates the 70th birthday of the French fashion house. Discover the creations of the master himself and also from his successors Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons and Maria Grazia Chiuri.
Musée des Arts Décoratifs Paris – from 5.07.2017 till 7.01.2018