Robert Mapplethorpe

What’s Happening at our Museums?

Listen up, everyone, because we’ve got a couple of cool exhibitions taking place here in the city this spring:

Barcelona’s favorite son Joan MirĂ³’s surrealistic art will be on display at the Museum of Modern Art through June 15th. In this show, visitors can expect to find around sixty paintings, works on paper, prints, illustrated books and objects created between 1920 and the early 50s. Featured will be The Birth of the World, an iconic painting inspired by the artist’s engagement with poetry, the creative process, and material experimentation.

From Barcelona, head to Mexico to check out the works of another Surrealist in Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving at the Brooklyn Museum through May 12th. This is the largest exhibition in ten years devoted to the beloved painter, and the first in the United States to display a collection of her clothing and other personal possessions in addition to her art. Jewelry, hand-painted corsets and prosthetics used by Kahlo in her lifetime will be on hand. On the artwork side, you can expect paintings, drawings and photographs from the iconic artist.

Finally, head back here to New York with artist’s Robert Mapplethorpe’s showing at the Guggenheim, through July 10th, Impicit Tensions: Mapplethorpe Now. Fans of Mapplethorpe appreciate his daring imagery that was fodder for multiple censorship debates focused around his work during the late 1980s and 1990s. Polaroids, collages, mixed-media constructions and portraits of artists and celebrities will be on display.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

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