5 Museum Exhibits That Should Be On Your Radar For 2020!

By Matthew


How often does that “productive” relaxation day you planned for yourself turn into a lazy day of doing nothing? Design-lovers, it’s time to get out of the house and gain some inspiration by viewing some spectacular art. Here are five international museum exhibits that should be on your radar for 2020. Before some of these exhibits hit the road, grab your nicest lounge wear and a cup of coffee and head on over to the closest museum near you!

  1. National Palace Museum, Taiwan – Spotlight on National Treasures


The National Palace Museum in Taiwan has a consistent exhibition newsletter that updates its followers on exhibits that are coming and going. Most recently, visitors have a special chance to view the Spotlight on National Treasures that will be available to visit until April 23. If you don’t have time to visit don’t fret, the museum only switches out two works for each cycle. The goal of this spotlight is to reinforce the importance of conserving cultural heritage for appreciation of future generations.


2. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam – In the Picture


At the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, In the Picture, is set to open February 21, 2020 and will remain until May 24, 2020. This exhibition uses self-portraits painted by 19th century painters as a means of interpreting stories about identity and image. The collection uses 75 portraits by artists including Van Gogh, Gustave Courbet, Edvard Munch and more!


3. The Louvre, France – Remarkable Enigmas


The Louvre in France has been among the most renowned museums in the world for decades. The museum has its own unique collections in addition to a cycle of exhibits brought in each year. Among their permanent thematic selections of artworks, one to recommend is the collection titled Remarkable Enigmas. The pieces are located throughout the museum categorized with the time the piece is from. This series is very thought-provoking and features artworks that hold its own secrets or are enigmatic for curators. It will have you wondering, “what was the purpose of these objects?”


4. National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. – American Surreal: Arshile Gory and Nathan Lerner


The National Gallery of Art in Washington DC has many ongoing collections. One exhibit to keep on your radar is American Surreal: Arshile Gorky and Nathan Lerner which has been on display since July 31, 2019. Arshile Gorky, a painter, and Nathan Lerner, a photographer, never met in person but were still able to share an innate attraction towards the various styles of surrealism. This collection features rotating installations by American artists from the first half of the 20th century.


5. Museo Nacional Bellas Artes, Chile – Victor Mahana: When I Woke Up There Was No One


The last exhibit spotlight goes to Victor Mahana’s series at the Museo Nacional Bellas Artes in Chile. The newer artist has had his painting series on display since its reveal in 2013. His focus on figurative painting allows him to depict places never seen before, yet familiar. He refers to this framework as “psychic” painting.

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