Fall Preview

Jewish Museum

A flurry of shows and exhibits will soon touch down for the fall, and some will stay through winter.

Summer had a few gems (the Louise Nevelson show at the Jewish Museum was an unexpected delight), but also some duds (note to the Whitney: featuring a show called "Summer of Love" will succeed only if you pass out acid to go along with the psychedelic theme; if not—it is a no-go). So I’m looking forward to cutting my teeth on the up and comers.

A few that should be worth a trip, and will hopefully stand up to any hype thrown their way:

At the Power Plant in Toronto, "Francesco Vezzoli: A True Hollywood Story!" uses the fictitious remake of a film about Marlene Dietrich as an opportunity to explore the artist’s career-long obsession with celebrity.

"Global Feminism Remix" at the Brooklyn Museum is devoted to feminist contemporary art and is a solid riff on the previous exhibition of the same name.

The art history student in me is thrilled with the Wadsworth Atheneum’s "Faith & Fortune" exhibition, because it means the return of so many sumptuous Old Masters’ paintings to the museum after years of being shown abroad.

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