5 Must See Art Exhibits for Travelers in 2019
People sometimes travel for the sake of humanities. Their appreciation for art is so deep that they happen to be awed by even a modern local artist.
Art exhibitions can be in the form of an event or a festival depending on what is to be seen. It does not only mean sculptures and paintings, it also is performances.
Art exhibitions are not exclusively for the rich and sophisticated. They can also be of pop culture upon which, travelers can simply appreciate the beauty of a masterpiece.
A work of art does not necessarily have to be done during a renaissance period or a contemporary artist. All that matters is a creative mind opens its ideas for exhibition.
With that said, here are 6 must visit exhibitions for travelers in 2018:
1. Harry Potter: A History of Magic
Where: The New York Historical Society in New York City
When: October 5, 2018 – January 27, 2019 (NYC)
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter. One of the most successful fiction series of all time comes to the life in the form of an art exhibit.
The gallery contains a mix of artworks and inspirations from the book itself such as the recipe for the Philosopher’s Stone, as well as the tombstone of the real-life Nicolas Flamel. Some of the works come from the actual collection of the book’s author J.K. Rowling.
The exhibit started in London’s British Library last October 2017 and ran throughout February of this year. The exhibit now takes its success stateside at the New York Historical Society this coming October 2018.
2. 33rd Bienal de São Paulo
Where: São Paulo, Brazil
When: September 7, 2018 – December 9, 2018
The São Paulo Art Biennial is the second oldest art biennial in the world, with the Venice Biennial being the first. It was founded in 1951 and has been held every two years since its inception.
It is considered one of the most important exhibitions in South America which is why it is always looked forward to. Travelers are welcomed with open arms as the Biennial’s purpose is to bring their homegrown art closer to foreign guests.
What makes it a must visit in 2018 is the fact that you will have to wait another two years if you miss an opportunity.
Where: Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, Austria
When: October 2, 2018 – January 13, 2019
Many people come to Vienna to enjoy its famous cultural traditions. Austria’s imperial capital has managed to blend their tradition with modernity.
In commemoration the 450th death anniversary of Dutch artist Peter Bruegel the Elder, the Kunsthistorisches Museum will be collaborating with other museums, as well as art collectors to feature 12 out of the 40 of Bruegel’s remaining paintings that survived.
Most of Bruegel’s works were inspired by events that happened in the bible. His most notable works to be featured at the Kunsthistorisches are the Tower of Babel, the Conversion of Paul, and the Procession to Calvary.
4. The New Berlin, 1912 – 1932
Where: Musées royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique in Brussels, Belgium
When: October 5, 2018 – January 27 – 2019
Relive the city of Berlin during pre and post-World War as the Royal Museums of Fine Arts in Brussels exhibits early 20th century Berlin as interpreted by artists such as Otto Dix, Raoul Hausman, and Kazimir Malevich to name a few.
The exhibit features different forms of art such as film, photography, paintings, and sculptures as they interpret the crisis and the changes in society during the era of the first World War.
5. Frida Kahlo
Where: Hungarian National Gallery in Budapest Hungary
When: July 6, 2018 – November 4, 2018
The Hungarian National Gallery has collaborated with the Museo Dolores Olmedo in Mexico City in order to bring to Europe the works of the great Frida Kahlo.
More than 30 artworks of the Mexican Artist will be featured including her signature self protraits, as well as her paintings, drawings, and photographs.
Among all of Kahlo’s works on loan to the museum, one of the best in show is the “The Broken Column” which features Kahlo’s torso split to reveal a crumbling column.
6. By the Sea
Where: Gemeente Museum, The Hague
When: July 14, 2018 – November 18, 2018
Amsterdam has always been the go-to for people who plan to take a trip to the Netherlands however, there is also a good exhibition in the capital of its south.
The Gemeente Museum in The Hague brings “By the Sea”, which unlike the usual landscape paintings, feature a lot of breeze and blue. It was in the early 20th century that Zeeland attracted a number of artists who drew inspiration from its coast.
Popular works of Dutch painters such as Piet Mondriaan, Jan Toorop, and Jacoba van Heemsckereck, to name a few are featured at the museum until November.