Must-see museum exhibits in Europe for summer 2018
London is home to the the first exhibition outside of Mexico to display a collection of Frida Kahlo’s clothes, cosmetics and other possessions after their 2004 discovery at her former home.
The items in the Frida Kahlo exhibit will be juxtaposed with important self-portraits and photographs to study her appearance and style, which is considered “highly choreographed.”
In his first solo exhibition in Europe, the Kunstmuseum Basel hosts a show of American artist Sam Gilliam’s abstract work.
Exhibit curators at the Kunstmuseum Basel have chosen to focus on the years between 1967 and 1973, which they consider Sam Gilliam’s most creative and radical period.
Italian designer Aldo Drudi has made a name for himself with his boldly colored motorcycle racing helmets. Milan’s Science and Technology museum recognizes Drudi with an exhibit dedicated to his career and creations this summer.
The highlight of the Aldo Drudi exhibit will be the collection of original helmets made by Drudi from the '80s to today, as well as the 2008 Grand Prix motorcycle racing World Championship winner’s helmet and jumpsuit.
The "Classic Beauties" exhibit features more than 60 sculptures, paintings and drawings by 25 prominent artists, including Pompeo Batoni, Anton Raphael Mengs, Angelica Kauffmann and Antonio Canova.
Following the excavation of Greco-Roman sculptures and buildings in Rome in the second half of the 18th century, artists and art aficionados flocked to Italy to see the works themselves. In the art world, this prompted a new movement — Neoclassicism — which took depictions of the human body and its beauty to a new a level.
For the first time since the 1950s, J.R.R. Tolkien’s artwork, normally found throughout the U.K. and U.S., comes together for an exhibit in Oxford.
The final design of "The Hobbit" dust jacket. J.R.R. Tolkien not only illustrated "The Hobbit," but was also closely involved in its production process, designing the dust-jacket and the binding.
After working in urban Paris for three years, from 1911-1914, artist Marc Chagall returned for a visit to his home of Belarus and was stranded there for eight years while World War I tore through Europe. Once at home, his work shifted toward introspective self-portraits and Jewish life in Belarus.
The Guggenheim focuses on the key years of 1911-1919 in Chagall’s career with an exhibit featuring works on loan from predominantly Swiss public and private collections.
During the Portuguese Colonial War from 1961 to 1974, many of the country’s artists left and moved to cities like London and Paris. They were influenced greatly by the Pop Art movement — as well as the critiques and responses to the movement — happening in those places in the 1960s.
The "Post-Pop" exhibition features more than 200 works produced between 1965 and 1975 by Portuguese artists and their English counterparts.
A must-see exhibit for "Harry Potter" fans comes to Milan this summer.
The "Harry Potter" exhibit features thousands of props, costumes and creatures from the series of films.
At Switzerland’s museum dedicated to Eastern cultures, depictions of monsters, devils and demons by Indian, Japanese, Persian and Swiss artists come together to startle visitors this summer.
On display at the "Monsters, Devils and Demons" exhibit: paintings, woodblock prints, drawings, textiles, miniature sculptures and monstrous masks.
To mark 100 years since World War I’s conclusion, the Tate Britain will bring together more than 150 works of art created in the years immediately following the end of the war.
The works in the Tate Britain exhibit responded to both the physical and psychological scars left on Europe after World War I.