58 Museum Shows to See in 2016

Rochelle Feinstein's "Today in History," 2013 at Centre D'art Contemporain Geneve, (Credit: Centre d'Art Contemporain Geneve)

Rochelle Feinstein’s “Today in History,” 2013 at Centre d’Art Contemporain Geneve.
(Credit: Centre d’Art Contemporain Geneve)

There are thousands of museum exhibitions going up this year around the world, and at least several hundred of those will be worth seeing — but alas, who has the time? With the limitations of mortal life in mind, the editors of Modern Painters have winnowed down the list to a mere 58 shows that you really should make the effort to get to in 2016.

January

Pia Camil
New Museum
January 13–April 17
New York

Klee/Aguéli
Moderna Museet
January 16–April 24
Stockholm

Jiri R Cernicky
Galerie Rudolfinum
January 27–April 10
Prague

Rochelle Feinstein
Centre d’Art Contemporain
January 29–April 24
Geneva

Song Dong
Art Gallery of Ontario
January 30–July 17
Toronto

“Architecture of Life”
Berkeley Art Museum
January 31–May 29
Berkeley, California

February

Betty Woodman
Institute of Contemporary Arts
February 3–April 10
London

Anri Sala
New Museum
February 3–April 10
New York

Laura Poitras
Whitney Museum of American Art
February 5–May 1
New York

Peter Fischli & David Weiss
Guggenheim Museum
February 5–April 20
New York

Ragnar Kjartansson
Musee d’art Contemporain
February 11–May 22
Montreal

“Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial”
Cooper Hewitt National
Design Museum
February 12–August 21
New York

Niki de Saint Phalle
Arken Museum Of Modern Art
February 13–June 12
Ishøj, Denmark

William N. Copley
Menil Collection
February 19–July 24
Houston

Daniel Buren
Bozar
February 19–May 22
Brussels

Hito Steyerl
Museum Of Contemporary Art
February 21–September 12
Los Angeles

Jill Baroff
Bronx Museum
February 24–May 8
New York

Vik Muniz
High Museum of Art
February 28–May 29
Atlanta

March

Anthony Hernandez
Amon Carter Museum Of Art
March 5–August 7
Fort Worth

Yoko Ono
Musee d’Art Contemporain De Lyon
March 9–July 10
Lyon

Robert Mapplethorpe
Paul Getty Museum And Los Angeles County Museum Of Art
March 20–July 31
Los Angeles

“Roppongi Crossing 2016”
Mori Art Museum
March 26–July 10
Tokyo

April

“Megacities Asia”
Museum of Fine Arts
April 3–July 17
Boston

“Conceptual Art in Britain: 1964–1979”
Tate Britain
April 12–August 29
London

Geoffrey Farmer
Institute of Contemporary Art
April 13–July 31
Boston

Sarah Crowner
Mass MOCA
Opens April 16
North Adams, Mass.

May

“Beyond the Selfie: Portraits in the 21st Century”
Minneapolis Institute Of Art
May 14–October 30
Minneapolis

Francis Bacon
Tate Liverpool
May 18–September 18
Liverpool

Tracey Moffatt
Art Gallery of New South Wales
May 28–September 4
Sydney

“Explode Every Day”
Mass MOCA
Opens May 28
North Adams, Mass.

Moholy-Nagy
Guggenheim Museum
May 27–September 7
New York

June

Bhupen Khakhar
Tate Modern
June 1–November 6
London

Andy Warhol/Ai Weiwei
Andy Warhol Museum
June 4–August 28
Pittsburgh

Mary Heilmann
Whitechapel Gallery
June 8–August 21
London

Stuart Davis
Whitney Museum of American Art
June 10–September 25
New York

“Women of Abstract Expressionism”
Denver Art Museum
June 12–September 25
Denver

July

Nalini Malani
Institute of Contemporary Art
July 1–October 9
Boston

Liz Deschenes
Institute of Contemporary Art
July 1–October 9
Boston

Georgia O’Keeffe
Tate Modern
July 6–October 30
London

Ed Ruscha And The Great American West”
De Young
July 16–October 9
San Francisco

“The Universe And Art”
Mori Art Museum
July 30–January 9
Tokyo

August
Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Art Gallery of New South Wales
August 20–November 20, 2017
Sydney

September

Wifredo Lam
Tate Modern
September 14–January 8, 2017
London

Christoph Büchel
S.M.A.K.
September 24–January 8, 2017
Ghent

Barbara Kruger
National Gallery Of Art
September 30–January 29, 2017
Washington, D.C.

Carmen Herrera
Whitney Museum of American Art
Fall 2016
New York

David Wojnarowicz
Whitney Museum of American Art
Fall 2016/Winter 2017
New York

October

Hélio Oiticica
Carnegie Museum of Art
October 1–January 2, 2017
Pittsburgh

Mickalene Thomas
Museum of Contemporary Art
October 9–January 29, 2017
Los Angeles

R.H. Quaytman
Museum of Contemporary Art
October 9–January 29, 2017
Los Angeles

Tino Sehgal
Palais de Tokyo
October 17–December 18
Paris

Paul Nash
Tate Modern
October 26–March 5, 2017
London

“Paint The Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910–1950”
Philadelphia Museum Of Art
October–January, 2017
Philadelphia

November

Keith Edmier
Walker Art Center
November 6–March 26, 2017
Minneapolis

Dorothea Lange
Oakland Museum of California
November 12–April 23, 2017
Oakland

Nairy Baghramian
S.M.A.K.
November 19–February 26, 2017
Ghent

“The Slope Of A Line—100 Years Of The Ready-Made”
Daimler Contemporary Berlin
November 22–March 12, 2017
Berlin

December

Robert Rauschenberg
Tate Modern
December 1–April 2, 2017
London