Don’t Miss These Art Shows and Events This Fall


It’s a season of debuts for artists — from Renaissance masters never before seen in New York to jazz pianists with breakout museum shows — and also for real estate. In addition to the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s 40,000-square-foot arts center at Governors Island and Pace Gallery’s new flagship tower in Chelsea, both slated to open in September, the Museum of Modern Art reopens after an extensive renovation and expansion on Oct. 21. You’ll find these highlights, and more than 100 others, below, including watercolors, pastels, immigrant stories, fairs and a full year of women-centered art shows in Baltimore.

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FRENCH FASHION, WOMEN, AND THE FIRST WORLD WAR An examination of the war-era expansion of women’s freedoms as reflected in clothing, both mass-market and haute couture garments by Chanel and Lanvin. Sept. 5-Jan. 5; Bard Graduate Center,

COLOR WOODCUTS IN THE ARTS AND CRAFTS ERA Hand-colored woodcuts were the gorgeous hipster throwback of a century ago, combining new Western interest in Japanese design with fears about mechanical reproduction. Sept. 14-March 22; Minneapolis Institute of Art,

“SOMETHING OVER SOMETHING ELSE”: ROMARE BEARDEN’S PROFILE SERIES More than 30 ecstatic, musical collages by an American master of the form. Sept. 14-Feb. 2; High Museum of Art, Atlanta,

VIRGIL ORTIZ: ODYSSEY OF THE VENUTIAN SOLDIERS EXHIBITION Virgil Ortiz, the innovative Pueblo potter, uses a unique blend of science fiction and folk art to educate visitors about the so-called Pueblo Revolt of 1680, in which Spanish colonizers were driven out of what is now New Mexico by the area’s indigenous people. Sept. 13-June 14; Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, N.J.,

VERROCCHIO: SCULPTOR AND PAINTER OF RENAISSANCE FLORENCE Look for the painted terra-cotta bust of a gloomy Lorenzo de’ Medici in this encyclopedic exhibit of works by Andrea del Verrocchio, the mysterious goldsmith-turned-painter who taught Perugino and Leonardo da Vinci. Sept. 15-Jan. 12; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.,

SEARCHING THE SKY FOR RAIN SculptureCenter in Long Island City pushes back against the easy ways that identity-based art can be pigeonholed with a 16-artist show that asks, “Who has the right to abstraction?” Sept. 16-Dec. 16; SculptureCenter,

MEMORY PALACES: INSIDE THE COLLECTION OF AUDREY B. HECKLER A comprehensive whirlwind of self-taught art and art brut, with works by more than 70 artists. Sept. 17-Jan. 26; American Folk Art Museum,

BERTOLDO DI GIOVANNI: THE RENAISSANCE OF SCULPTURE IN MEDICI FLORENCE Nearly every surviving piece by a Florentine sculptor who studied with Donatello and taught Michelangelo — in what is somehow his very first monographic show. Sept. 18-Jan. 12; Frick Collection,

CHICAGO INVITATIONAL The protean New Art Dealers Alliance takes its youth-oriented art fair to Chicago. Sept. 18-21; Chicago Athletic Association Hotel,

IN THE COMPANY OF HAROLD PRINCE: BROADWAY PRODUCER, DIRECTOR, COLLABORATOR A major career overview for the “giant of Broadway and reaper of Tonys,” who died earlier this year. Sept. 18-March 31; The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts,

EXPO CHICAGO The grand old fair by the lake. Sep. 19-22; Navy Pier, Chicago,

LMCC’S ARTS CENTER AT GOVERNORS ISLAND The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council begins its season with site-specific installations by the artists Yto Barrada and Michael Wang in its expanded, renovated and newly permanent home in an 1870s-era space on Governors Island. Sept. 19;

N.Y. ART BOOK FAIR One of the largest fairs for artist books, monographs and zines. Sept. 20-22 (opening night is Sept. 19); MoMA PS1,

ROBERT COLESCOTT: ART AND RACE MATTERS A full-tilt, overdue retrospective for an artist who combined provocative racial imagery with effervescent paint handling and color. Sept. 20-Jan. 12; Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati,

MARINO MARINI: ARCADIAN NUDES An Italian sculptor wrestles with the classical tradition in this tightly-focused show of World War II-era female nudes. Oct. 17-June 13; Center for Italian Modern Art,

SHIRIN NESHAT: I WILL GREET THE SUN AGAIN A career retrospective for the Iranian filmmaker and video artist, who lives and works in New York. Oct. 19-Feb. 16; The Broad, Los Angeles,

ANILA QUAYYUM AGHA: BETWEEN LIGHT AND SHADOW This Pakistani-American artist fills three galleries with gorgeous shadows that mimic the intricately pierced screens of Islamic and Middle Eastern architecture. Oct. 19-Feb. 9; Toledo Museum of Art,

SALLY MANN: A THOUSAND CROSSINGS This broad overview of the photographer’s career, which includes work being shown for the first time, is centered on her experience in the enduringly unique American South. Oct. 19-Feb. 2; High Museum of Art, Atlanta,

CLAUDE MONET: THE TRUTH OF NATURE The Denver Art Museum is the only American venue for this enormous show of the quintessential French Impressionist, organized with the Museum Barberini in Potsdam, Germany. Oct. 21-Feb. 2; Denver Art Museum,

MoMA REOPENING The major event of the season will be the reopening of the Museum of Modern Art after a comprehensive renovation, with a host of exciting exhibits: An installation by David Tudor and Composers Inside Electronics will inaugurate a new dedicated performance space; Haegue Yang will fill the atrium with kinesthetic sculptures; the narrative painter Michael Armitage will open the Studio Museum at MoMA institutional collaboration series; Betye Saar’s dreamy and profound 1969 assemblage Black Girl’s Window will serve as the anchor for a show of her early prints; and more. Oct. 21;

WAITING FOR OMAR GATLATO: CONTEMPORARY ART FROM ALGERIA AND ITS DIASPORA An eye-opening group show named for the critic Wassyla Tamzali’s 1979 book about the 1977 film “Omar Gatlato,” which examined contradictions in Algerian society. Oct. 26-March 15; Wallach Art Gallery,

DIRECT MESSAGE: ART, LANGUAGE, AND POWER Text and video art as linguistic analysis. Oct. 26-Jan. 26; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago,

RICHARD MOSSE: INCOMING A monumental three-channel video, shot with military heat vision, documenting mass migrations in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Oct. 26-Feb. 17; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art,

BEATRIZ GONZÁLEZ: A RETROSPECTIVE The Bogotá-born artist Beatriz González gets her first large-scale museum show in the United States, with over five decades of paintings, drawings and recycled furniture. Oct. 27-Jan. 20; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,

30 AMERICANS A romp through the Rubell Family Collection’s unparalleled trove of works by the most prominent names in recent and contemporary African-American art, from Jean-Michel Basquiat to Kerry James Marshall. Oct. 27-Jan. 12; Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia,

DAVID HOCKNEY’S YOSEMITE AND MASTERS OF CALIFORNIA BASKETRY 20th-century Paiute and Miwok basketry can be tied to the iPad drawings by David Hockney, this refreshing exhibit argues, by the influence of California’s geography. Oct. 28-April 5; Heard Museum, Phoenix,