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From Rembrandt to Björk.

Four Major Art Shows in 2015: Bjork at MOMA, Frida Kahlo, Fritz Scholder, Rembrandt

bjork momaThis year, art lovers will unite all over the world at art exhibitions. Though some shows have already passed, others worth mentioning are coming up quickly. If you love anything to do with the art world, or are interested in learning more about it, don’t miss these upcoming shows.


There’s still a little time to catch this incredible exhibit going on at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City until June 7, 2015. The exhibit revolves around the life of Icelandic singer, songwriter, and artist Björk, and features a myriad of representations from her life of making art including sound, film, instruments, costumes, performances, objects, and more. It’s said to be one of the most beautiful and comprehensive exhibits for Björk fans to date.

Late Rembrandt

This Rembrandt show just closed, but it’s worth talking about. Held in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the exhibit was squeezed in between all of the Vincent Van Gogh events commemorating the 125 years since that artist’s death. It featured 90 paintings, drawings, and prints from the iconic Dutch painter and visionary Rembrandt Van Rijn, particularly those works he crafted towards the end of his life.

As explained in this blog post from Park West Gallery, “Rembrandt was the great master of the Baroque Age, a time known for a style with dramatic application of light and shadow… He remains one of history’s most innovative and influential original printmakers.”

The show is said to have been the largest late-period Rembrandt exhibit ever, with some of his most famous self-portraits, and other well-known Rembrandt works, such as Woman Bathing in a Stream and Jacob Blessing the Sons of Joseph.

Super Indian: Fritz Scholder, 1967-1980

If you’re in Colorado between October and the end of December, pay a visit to the Denver Art Museum where to see Fritz Scholder’s work. His highly controversial paintings are extremely influential in the art world. He’s famous for his compelling, revolutionary paintings, depicting the gruesome reality of what it was like to be an American Indian.

It’s ironic, but Scholder once claimed that he would never paint an American Indian. However, it seems to be quite the opposite. “Scholder claimed he was not an American Indian artist, but he was,” John Lukavic, associate curator of the Denver Art Museum says. “He claimed his art was not political, but it certainly polarized the world.”

The paintings on view will include the Indian series, from 1967-1980.

Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life

Kahlo fans will be thrilled by the exhibit that very recently opened in the New York Botanical Garden. If you weren’t there opening night, you have until November 1, 2015, to be immersed in Kahlo’s breathtaking paintings and sketches of Mexican life. Kahlo is one of the most influential and best-known female and Mexican painters of the 20th century. “It’s impossible to sum up in a few lines the complexity and charm of Frida’s life,” reads part of the biography on the Frida Kahlo website. That may be true, but you can get a better idea by visiting the exhibit.

This is the first solo Kahlo art show in New York City in over 25 years, and it’s a beautiful display. The Botanical Garden is the perfect place for it, since not only does it feature Kahlo’s artwork, but it also reimagines her studio and garden at the Casa Azul, or Blue House, in Coyacán, Mexico City.

There’s nothing like an incredible art show to satiate an art lover’s thirst, and these upcoming shows are definitely worth your time this year.

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About Jenna Cyprus

Jenna is a freelance writer who loves the outdoors; especially camping while relaxing with her family.

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