The final three months of every year see many of the country’s top museums mount their most ambitious and exciting shows. Here are five worth traveling to see:
METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART “Silla: Korea’s Golden Kingdom.” A landmark exhibition, the first in the West to focus on the Korean kingdom of Silla, with nearly 100 objects created from the fourth to the eighth century. Nov. 4 through Feb. 23. 212-535-7710, www.metmuseum.org
LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART “David Hockney: Seven Yorkshire Landscape Videos.” No one wants to miss out on Hockney’s latest experiment, whether it be cubist landscapes, iPad drawings, or in this case, landscape videos. Nov. 3 through Jan. 26. 323-857-6000, www.lacma.org
PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART “Cy Twombly: Sculptures.” A survey of a generally underappreciated aspect of the great, late artist’s oeuvre. Through spring 2014. 215 763 8100. www.philamuseum.org
ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO “When the Greeks Ruled: Egypt After Alexander the Great.” Seventy-five artworks reveal what happened to a 3,000-year-old tradition after the conquering Macedonian’s lifetime. Oct. 31 through July 27. 312-443-3600, www.artic.edu
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, FORT WORTH “Mexico Inside Out: Themes in Art Since 1990.” An ambitious undertaking, this show aims to present an overview of one of the world’s most dynamic and influential art scenes over the past quarter century. Through Jan. 5. 817-738-9215, www.themodern.orgSebastian Smee can be reached at email@example.com.