Summer’s most captivating art exhibits took us
across the country and back—here’s our packing list,
and what not to miss at the museums.

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THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK March 26—July 24 Edgar Degas
A Strange New Beauty
Women Art Wear new-york-2 Hilaire Germain Edgar Degas (French, 1834—1917). Forest in the Mountains (Forêt dans la montagne), c. 1890. Monotype in oil on paper. Plate: 11 13/16 x 15 3/4”(30 x 40 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Louise Reinhardt Smith Bequest.
Pack a swingy ribbed knit dress, frayed denim jacket, and flats to explore Edgar Degas’s rarely seen prints and their impact on his wider practice. For a time in the late 19th century, Degas experimented with monotypes, yielding inky, abstract renditions of his more famous illustrative depictions of the ballet.
de YOUNG, SAN FRANCISCO February 27—September 11 Bruce Davidson
Gifts To The Collection
Women Art Wear san-francisco-1 Bruce Davidson “Brooklyn Gang, 1959” Mid-vintage Gelatin Silver Print,11 x 14 in. Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Gift of Jerri Mattare
Bring black and white essentials like a leather jacket and striped tank to see 42 newly acquired vintage prints by the humanist documentary photographer Bruce Davidson. Working in both color and black and white, Davidson dutifully chronicled the soul of everyday life from the time of the civil rights movement to the revitalization of Harlem.
PÉREZ ART MUSEUM, MIAMI March 24—September 11 Michele Oka Doner
How I Caught a Swallow in Mid-Air
Women Art Wear miami-2 Michele Oka Doner, How I Caught a Swallow in Mid-Air, ca. 1990, Cyanotype print
Pack a sweeping printed dress—and don’t forget a bathing suit—to see Miami-based interdisciplinary artist Michele Oka Doner’s retrospective spanning her functional designs, works on paper, and ceramic from the 1960s up to the present. And when at the airport, look down to see Oka Doner’s expansive design work on the floors, which were inspired by local foliage.
THE BROAD, LOS ANGELES June 11—October 2 Cindy Sherman
Imitation of Life
Women Art Wear los-angeles-1 Cindy Sherman, Untitled #92, 1981
Wear white as a clean slate for a warm trip to see the first special exhibition at Eli and Edythe Broad’s new museum in L.A. Cindy Sherman’s prolific oeuvre is dominated by confrontational self-portrait photography and spans more than four decades. In her strikingly cinematic images, Sherman critiques both the experience and portrayal of women in contemporary culture.
Top Image: The Broad museum on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles; photo by Iwan Baan, courtesy of The Broad and Diller Scofidio + Renfro
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