On view

‘Stardust’ sprinkled in London, ‘Downton’ in Delaware

“Mick Jagger.”
David Bailey.

“Bailey’s Stardust”

National Portrait Gallery


Through June 1


David Bailey became famous in the mid-’60s as a visual chronicler of Swinging London. A half-century of photographs have followed. There are more than 250 images here, making this one of the largest photography exhibitions in National Portrait Gallery history. Subjects range from the Rolling Stones and Bailey’s wife, Catherine, (both of whom receive rooms of their own) to fashion models, inhabitants of New Guinea, and residents of London’s East End. St Martin’s Place, 011-44-20-7306-0055,

“The World of Fabergé”

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Kunsthistorisches Museum


Through May 18

Peter Carl Fabergé was the last court jeweler to the Russian czar. With his creations, both expense and artistry were unlimited, as the 160 examples here demonstrate. Also on display are works from other imperial Russian jewelers. Maria-Theresien-Platz, 011-43 1 52524,

“2014 Whitney Biennial”


Whitney Museum of American Art

New York

Through May 25

Every other year, the Whitney Biennial is the harbinger of spring in the art world. It’s the show everyone loves to hate, a survey equally important for what (and who) it leaves out as what (and who) it puts in.
945 Madison Ave., 212-570-3600,

“Alberto Giacometti: Drawings and Watercolors”

Kunsthaus Zurich


Through May 25

In 2012, the late Bruno Giacometti gave the museum this selection of works by his older brother. Many are highly personal in nature, including self-portraits and sketches of his family. The earliest dates to when the artist was just 12. Heimplatz 1, 011-41-44-253-8484,

“A Terrible Beauty: Edward Burtynsky”

Vancouver Art Gallery

Vancouver, B.C.

Through May 26

The Canadian photographer’s large-scale color images offer a uniquely powerful view of man’s impact on the environment. The 44 photographs here cover a three-decade span of work, from 1983-2013. 750 Hornby St., 604-662-4719.

“Fútbol: The Beautiful Game”

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Through July 20

With the World Cup coming, LACMA celebrates what some consider the most artistic of team sports. Included is work from 30 artists, among them Mark Bradford, Andreas Gursky, and Andy Warhol, in video, photography, painting, and sculpture. 5905 Wilshire Blvd., 323-857-6000,

“The World at War, 1914-1918”

Ransom Center

Austin, Texas

Through Aug. 3

This very wide-ranging exhibition draws on the Ransom collection to look at the war that failed to end all wars. On display are first editions, manuscripts, photographs, drawings, posters, letters, and diaries. 21st and Guadalupe streets, 512-471-8944,

“Yoko Ono. Half-A-Wind Show. Retrospective”

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

Bilbao, Spain

March 14-Aug. 31

Rock music’s best-known widow turned 80 last year. Before she married John Lennon, Ono was a pioneer in conceptual and performance art, as the 200 pieces here show. Among them are installations, films, drawings, and photographs. Avenida Abandoibarra, 2, 011-34-944-35-9000,

“Made in the USA”

Phillips Collection

Washington, D.C.

Through Aug. 31

Duncan Phillips was one of the first and most discerning collectors of modern American art. The museum he founded pays tribute to his collecting with this exhibition of some 200 works from its holdings. The 120 artists included range from Edward Hopper to Mark Rothko. 1600 21st St. NW,
202-387-2151, www.phillips

“Costumes of Downton Abbey”

Winterthur Museum

Wilmington, Del.

Through Jan. 4

You’ve watched the series, now look at the clothes. Forty costumes and various accessories will be on display, as well as clothes and settings from the du Pont family, whose estate Winterthur once was. 5105 Kennett Pike, 800-448-3883,

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