Exhibitions not to be missed before the end of 2021

Since the reopening of museums, exhibitions once again add rhythm to the cultural life of our cities. With so many diverse choices, it’s difficult to choose which one to discover first! As the year draws to an end, you’re probably wondering which exhibitions are must-sees before their close. Don’t worry, to save you time, Artsper has selected the exhibitions you can’t miss before the end of 2021. Discover these must-see cultural events right now…

1. Monet, Renoir, and Chagall: Journeys Around the Mediterranean at Bassins de Lumières, Bordeaux

More than a celebration of Impressionism, this exhibition is a true explosion of light and color! Immerse yourself in the masterpieces of twenty artists, including Renoir, Monet, Pissarro, Signac, Derain, and many others with this amazing immersive experience. You have until January 2nd to follow the shores of the Mediterranean through the eyes of these great masters.

When? Until January 2nd 2022
Where? Impasse Brown de Colstoun, 33300 Bordeaux, France

© Bassins des Lumières
© Bassins des Lumières

2. Dalí, the endless enigma at Atelier des Lumières, Paris 

This time it is Dalí who is honored through light and music. Indeed, the Atelier des Lumières is now illuminated for this Spanish surrealist artist with an overflowing imagination and it’s an adventure as eccentric as he is! Don’t wait any longer and discover Dalí’s exceptional artistic career by walking among his most emblematic works.

When? Until January 2nd 2022
Where? 38 Rue Saint-Maur, 75011 Paris, France

© Salvador Dalí, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, ADAGP 2021 © Culturespaces / E. Spiller
© Salvador Dalí, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, ADAGP 2021 © Culturespaces / E. Spiller

3. Botticelli, artist and designer at Musée Jacquemart-André, Paris

Let yourself be surprised by the creative genius of Sandro Botticelli with this exhibition at the Jacquemart-André Museum. Through some 40+ works, the exhibition traces the stylistic development of the Florentine master, without forgetting the influence he had on many of his contemporaries. Without further delay, explore without further the activity of Botticelli’s workshop, an essential place of creation and training of the Italian Renaissance!

When? Until January 24th 2022
Where? 158 Boulevard Haussmann, 75008 Paris, France

© Culturespaces / Thomas Garnier
© Culturespaces / Thomas Garnier

4. Noguchi at the Barbican Art Gallery, London

Through the end of the year, the Barbican Cultural Center is hosting an exhibition dedicated to the American-Japanese sculptor Isamu Noguchi, one of the most innovative artists of the 20th century. Stroll through 150 works including sculptures, theater sets, furniture and lighting of all kinds. Discover in this exhibition his way of acting as a “world citizen” and his approach to sculpture as a “living environment.” 

When? Until January 9th 2022
Where? Silk St, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DS, United Kingdom

Isamu Noguchi, July 4, 1947. Photo: Arnold Newman. © Arnold Newman Collection / Getty Images / INFGM / ARS
Exhibition 2021
Isamu Noguchi, July 4, 1947. Photo: Arnold Newman. © Arnold Newman Collection / Getty Images / INFGM / ARS

5. Surrealism Beyond Borders at the The Met Fifth Avenue, New York

In this exhibition, The Met Fifth Avenue celebrates the variety and diversity of Surrealism. Poetic and often humoristic, the work of surrealists can also be used as a political and social weapon. Surrealism Beyond Borders explores pieces from over 45 different countries to highlight “historical, national, and local distinctions”. Dive into this global and revolutionary movement!

When? Until January 30th 2022
Where? 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028, United States

Installation view of Surrealism Beyond Borders. Photo : Anna-Marie Kellen/MET
Installation view of Surrealism Beyond Borders. Photo : Anna-Marie Kellen/MET

6. The New Woman Behind the Camera at the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

During the 1920s, the modern woman was recognizable but hard to define.  Becoming a global phenomenon, she embodied the model of the “real” woman: engaged in revolutionary movements and in art,  including photography. This exhibition presents these “modern women” who adopted the camera as a mode of expression and deeply marked the medium from the 1920s to 1950s.

When? Until January 30th 2022
Where? Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20565, United States

The New Woman Behind the Camera © L’Œil de la Photographie 
The New Woman Behind the Camera © L’Œil de la Photographie 

With our selection of 7 exhibitions to discover all over Europe, you should have something to keep you busy until the end of the year! So, which one have you already put in your calendar?