Kahn’s Kimbell, Cunningham, Akbar

Louis Kahn designed the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth; it opened in 1972.
Louis Kahn designed the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth; it opened in 1972.

“The Kimbell at 40:
An Evolving Masterpiece”

Kimbell Art Museum

Fort Worth

Oct. 7-Dec. 30


Not every cultural institution deserves an exhibition celebrating its 40th anniversary, but the Kimbell Art Museum is not every cultural institution. Its building, designed by Louis Kahn, and long acclaimed as one of the great architectural achievements of the second half of the 20th century, set a standard for subsequent museums. In addition to showing Kahn’s designs, the museum has on display 220 works from its permanent collection. Among the artists are Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Poussin, Monet, and Matisse. There are presentations on past Kimbell exhibitions, along with architectural renderings and a model of the museum addition, designed by Renzo Piano, set to open next year.  3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., 817-332-8451,

“Edward Hopper”

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Galeries Nationales du
Grand Palais, Paris

Through Jan. 28

This retrospective of the work of one of America’s most celebrated artists includes paintings and watercolors, with a particular focus on his three stays in Paris and their impact on his work.  21 Avenue Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 011-33-1-43-59-76-78, www.grandpalais

Victorian Avant-Garde”

Tate Britain



Through Jan. 13

Wanting to renew art by drawing on its past, the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood constituted a curious aesthetic cutting edge in Victorian England. The more than 150 works on display include paintings, sculpture, photographs, and examples of decorative art.  Milbank, 011-44-20-7887-8888,

“Becoming van Gogh”

Denver Art Museum

Oct. 21-Jan. 20


Looking at Vincent van Gogh’s evolution as an artist, this show gathers more than 70 of his paintings and drawings, as well as work by such contemporaries as Toulouse-Lautrec and Pisarro. Denver is the exhibition’s sole venue.  100 West 14th Ave. Pkwy., 720-865-5000, www.denverartmuseum

“Edgar Degas”

Fondation Beyeler

Basel, Switzerland

Through Jan. 27

Dedicated to the final three decades of the artist’s life, this wide-ranging exhibition includes paintings, drawings, sculpture, and photographs from 1886-1917. There are nudes, landscapes, portraits, and renderings of such classic Degas themes as dancers and horse racing.  Baselstrasse 101, 011-41-61-645-9700, www.fon

“Imogen Cunningham”

Fundacion Mapfre


Through Jan. 30

Along with Ansel Adams and Edward Weston, Cunningham played a key role in making art photography crisper, cleaner, and more clearly one of the fine arts (rather than just a mechanical offshoot of painting). This very substantial retrospective presents more than 200 of her images.  General Peron, 40, 011-34-91-581-61-00,

“Akbar: The Great Emperor
of India”

Museo Fondazione Roma


Through Feb. 3

To evoke Akbar, the third Mughal emperor, who reigned from 1556-1605, some 150 objects have been assembled. Among them are paintings, illustrated books, carpets, jewels, and weapons.  Palazzo Sciarra, Via Marco Minghetti, 22, 011-39-06-399-678-88, www.fonda

“Ai Weiwei:
According to What?”

Hirshhorn Museum and
Sculpture Garden

Washington, D.C.

Through Feb. 24

This is the first US survey exhibition of China’s most celebrated contemporary artist, whose arrest last year generated widespread international protest. The exhibition displays sculpture, photography, audio, video, and site-specific installations.  7th Street and Independence Avenue SW, 202-633-1000,

“Josef Sudek: The Legacy
of a Deeper Vision”

Art Gallery of Ontario


Through April 7

Prague, that most magical of central European cities, has had no more magical celebrant than Sudek. Comprising more than 175 photographs, the exhibition offers his work in several genres, especially still life, landscape, and cityscape.  317 Dundas St. West, 877-225-4246,

“The Scream”

Museum of Modern Art

New York

Oct. 24-April 29

Edvard Munch made four versions of what would become one of the most famous images in art history. This pastel-on-board rendering, the sole example that is privately owned, will be exhibited with several Munch prints from MoMA’s holdings.  11 West 53rd St., 212-708-9400,


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