Every January, UNESCO designate the first Thursday of every as World Art Day, which is celebrated by art exhibitions, lectures and discussions in over 130 countries.
This year World Art Day will be held on January 27th and art galleries around the world will be hosting events to celebrate the day.
To help you find the best exhibitions and art events, we’ve compiled a list of 10 art exhibitions you should check out during this year’s World Art Day.
Here are 10 great art exhibitions that you should check out this month:
1. Reclaimed-Works Gallery, San Francisco
When is World Art Day? World Art Day is on April 15th.
It is celebrated to bring awareness and appreciation of art worldwide. The first celebration of World Art Day was held in New Delhi, India in 1988. Now, it’s celebrated in over 100 countries all around the world.
The mission of World Art Day is to create public awareness about arts and culture, as well as bringing people together to celebrate the universal language of art throughout the world.
To celebrate this day, here are 10 exhibitions that you should check out:
The best way to see art is in person, but that’s not always possible. Exhibitions travel, though, so you can see art even if you live in the middle of nowhere. Below are ten great exhibitions happening around the world this month. Find an exhibition near you!
10 Great Art Exhibitions to See This World Art Day
1. Fast Forward: contemporary Chinese photography – now until February 23rd at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC
2. The Darwin exhibition at Natural History Museum – London, now until April 22nd
3. The State Hermitage Museum: The Last Tsars and the Imperial Family – now until June 10th at the Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, Russia
4. The Greats from Spain: Velázquez to Sorolla – now until April 22nd at the National Gallery in London
5. Edvard Munch: Color in Context – now until May 4th at the National Gallery In Oslo
6. Cross Currents: exchanges between Japan and Italy over a century of modern art – now until May 11th at Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, Italy
7. Hokusai & Hiroshige: masters of Japanese woodblock print – now until May 11th at Muse
Now that March 5 th has come and gone, what better way to get in the mood for the next World Art Day (April 14) than by checking out some of the best art exhibitions from around the world.
TATE MODERN – London
Known as one of the most famous galleries in the world, Tate Modern is located in London’s South Bank arts complex. The gallery was originally a power station and then later converted into an art gallery. In 2000 it was voted as Britain’s favorite modern art gallery. Tate Modern holds collections that date back to 1900 but also hosts many contemporary shows, including upcoming works by Damien Hirst.
Works on display this month include “Tony Cragg: A Retrospective” and “Renaissance”, a collection of medieval paintings.
MAXXI: Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo – Rome
The MAXXI museum is the Italian national museum of 21st century art. It hosts temporary exhibits as well as their permanent collection, which focuses on Italian artists who work with new technologies and multimedia. The museum opened in 2010 and is quite popular among tourists in Rome.
Maxxi also offers daily tours for students and children to showcase artworks from their permanent collection that are not showcased in
10. The Man Rises: African American Art During the Harlem Renaissance, February 23-May 14. African American Museum in Dallas, Dallas, Texas.
9. Jean Dubuffet: The Theatre of the Ordinary, February 24-May 4. Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland.
8. Cave Painting to Cézanne: Ancient Art and Early Modernism in China, February 25-May 13. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, New York.
7. Anish Kapoor at Versailles: Monumental Works 1996-2006, February 24-June 10. Palace of Versailles, Versailles, France.
6. 50 Centuries of Collage: Selections from the Permanent Collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art , March 16-September 8 . Whitney Museum of American Art , New York City, New York .
5. Monet’s Water Lilies at the Barnes Foundation , Opens Feb 28 . Barnes Foundation , Philadelphia , PA .
4. A Photographic History of the World from 1839 to the Present Day , April 11 – July 9 . Tate Britain , London .
3 . The Fruitmarket Gallery Reopens on March 5 with a Showcase of Debut
1.The 8th Gwangju Biennale, South Korea (July 13 – Nov 4) The 8th Gwangju Biennale is titled “The Eight Absences,” which is a pretty clever way of describing the festival’s two main focuses: the history of art production in South Korea and how political repression has shaped art there. The biennale will feature works from some 93 artists—many of them Korean—who will focus on the ways in which their country’s history has affected their work.
Art is one of the most priceless things in the world: it is a form of human expression that allows us to learn from the past and to create a future for ourselves.
Art is one of the most powerful forces that can change life and make it better, because it can change people’s perspective on life, or even on themselves and their place in the world. Art can be found almost everywhere, and it has forever been an inspiration and an influence on many aspects of life.
Art helps us see the world around us with new eyes, which will help us go beyond our normal routine and understand more about life, about different people and cultures, about how we think, act, feel and perceive. Through art we learn what beauty is, what freedom means and how to achieve true happiness.