The fall arts season is an exciting one, with a full line-up of exhibits that you don’t want to miss. Mark your calendar now:
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and Philadelphia Museum of Art, Jasper Johns: Mind/Mirror, through February 13, 2022
Co-organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, Jasper Johns: Mind/Mirror is a single exhibition in two venues, filling almost 30,000 combined square feet. This unprecedented collaboration is the artist’s first major museum retrospective on the East Coast in nearly a quarter century and will feature more than 500 works, including paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints.
David Richard Gallery, New York, KEVIN UMAÑA
Wax and Wane, through October 22, 2021
This exhibition of 17 new artworks created during 2021 is part of a larger body of work comprised of five different, but related and interdependent bodies of works that differ by size, supports and media. Wax and Wane is a seminal body of work for Umaña as it marks a significant transition in his studio practice at several levels: formally, conceptually, culturally and emotionally. All of the artworks are derived from painting and touch on the history of painting, the compositions are geometric and fill each support edge-to-edge.
MetFest, The Met Fifth Avenue, New York, October 2, 2021, 12–6 p.m.
Connect with artists and community partners from across New York City during The Met’s first-ever block party! This daylong celebration takes place on the iconic front steps and David H. Koch Plaza, and in the galleries. MetFest honors the central role of art in our lives and highlights the resilience of New York City and its people.
Mazzoleni London, BURRI, KOUNELLIS, NUNZIO, October 6-end of November, 2021
Mazzoleni London will present BURRI, KOUNELLIS, NUNZIO. Ethic of the artwork, an exhibition of works by masters belonging to three successive generations of 20th century Italian art. Visitors will have an opportunity to observe the different “pictorial-plastic pronouncements” of these three artists. Environmental and ethical concerns shape the work, which is particularly notable because of the choice of materials and the form, “always responding to a generative thought of poetic authenticity.”
“Soft Water Hard Stone,” Fifth New Museum Triennial, New York, October 28, 2021
The 2021 New Museum Triennial, “Soft Water Hard Stone,” brings together works across mediums by forty artists and collectives living and working in 23 countries. On view from October 28, 2021, to January 23, 2022, and now in its fifth installment, the exhibition is co-curated by Margot Norton, Allen and Lola Goldring Curator at the New Museum, and Jamillah James, Senior Curator, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (ICA LA), and presents new and recent work by a majority of artists who are exhibiting in a U.S. museum for the first time.