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  • Writer's pictureMaryam Marne Zafar

SEE & BE SEEN: What's New & Exciting at Museums

Summer vacations abound and Mia Guides are on the road checking out what's new at museums and cultural organizations in the U.S. and also, relaxing at the lake, at a cabin or enjoying a quiet staycation with a book (or two). Here's a list of some of the most interesting exhibitions that recently launched or are doing so soon and some good reads.



METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART, New York City, NY

Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion Through September 2 https://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/sleeping-beauties-reawakening-fashion


GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, New York City, NY

Jenny Holzer: Light Line

May 17 - September 29


BROOKLYN MUSEUM, Brooklyn, NY

Paul McCartney Photographs 1963-64: Eyes of The Storm

through August 18


BOSTON MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Boston, MA

Songs for a Modern Japan: Popular Music and Graphic Design, 1900-1950

through September 2


SMITHSONIAN NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY & CULTURE, Washington, DC

Afrofuturism: A History of Black Futures

March 24 - August 18


BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART, Baltimore, MD

Finding Home


ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO, Chicago, IL

Threaded Visions: Contemporary Weavings from the Collection Through August 26 https://www.artic.edu/exhibitions/10262/threaded-visions-contemporary-weavings-from-the-collection


ST. LOUIS ART MUSEUM, St. Louis, MO

Jaune Quick-to-See Smith Through November 1 https://www.slam.org/exhibitions/jaune-quick-to-see-smith/


DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART, Dallas, TX

The Keir Collection of Islamic Art

Through December 31


PHOENIX ART MUSEUM, Phoenix, AZ

Multiple Realities: Experimental Art in the Eastern Bloc: 1960's - 1980's

Through Feb. 25, 2024


SEATTLE ART MUSEUM: Seattle, WA

Calder: In Motion • The Shirley Family Collection

Through August 2


SFMoMA, San Francisco, CA

Zanele Muholi: Eye Me

Through August 11


THE GETTY, Los Angeles, CA

Camille Claudel Through July 27


NATIONAL GALLERY OF CANADA, Ottawa, CAN Radical Stitch Through September 30 https://www.gallery.ca/whats-on/exhibitions-and-galleries/radical-stitch


HONOLULU MUSEUM OF ART, Honolulu, HI

Fashioning Aloha

Through September 1


NATIONAL GALLERIES OF SCOTLAND, Edinburgh, Scotland

Women in Revolt! Art and Activism in the UK 1970-1990

Through September 1


NATIONALMUSEUM, Stockholm, SW

Design = Memory, Akira Minagawa & Minä perhonen



ON THE ROAD: Summertime and the reading is easy ...


Shame Shame, Go Away by Jess MacCormack

Canada Council for the Arts


The Art of Remembering: Essays on African-American Art and History

by Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw Duke University Press


Still: The Art of Noticing

by Mary Jo Hoffman The Monacelli Press


The Book of Miracles

Edited by Till-Holfger Borchert and Joshua P. Waterman

Taschen A fantastical illustrated manuscipt from 1545 of supernatural phenomena of religious belief, mystery and visual imagination


Remaking Her Mark: A History of Women Artists in Europe, 1400-1800

by Theresa Kutasz Christensen Goose Lane Editions


The Museum of Lost Art

by Noah Charney Phaidon Press True tales of lost art, disappearance and recovery





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