The 25 Must-See Museum Shows Around the World

From Courbet at Beyeler Foundation to David Lynch at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.

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Celestia Morgan Jr., My Psychiatrist Told Me To Let Every One Know (2011)
Photo: Courtesy Crystal Bridges
Bentonville, Arkansas.
"David Lynch: The Unified Field" installation view
Photo: Courtesy Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Nam June Paik, Li Tai Po (1987)
Photo: Courtesy Asia Society.
, New York, New York.
Richard Tuttle, Walking on Air C3 (2009)
Photo: Courtesy Whitechapel.
London, England.
Gustave Courbet, La Bretonnerie in the Department of Indre (1856).
Photo: Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington, Schenkung W. Averell Harriman Foundation in Gedenken an M. N. Harriman.
Basel, Switzerland.
Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Anima Beata (1619)
Photo: Courtesy Museo Nacional del Prado.
Madrid, Spain.
John Gutmann, Class Olympic High Diving Champion Marjorie Gestring (1936)
Photo: Courtesy Collection Rijksmuseum, with the support of Baker & McKenzie Amsterdam N.V.
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.
Horst P. Horst, Mainbocher Corset, 1939
Horst P. Horst, Mainbocher Corset (pink satin corset by Detolle), Paris (1939)
Photo: Courtesy Condé Nast/Horst Estate.
London, England.
Archibald J. Motley Jr., Black Belt (1934)
Photo: Courtesy LACMA.
Los Angeles, California.
Keith Haring, Untitled (Apartheid) (1984)
Photo: Courtesy de Young Museum.
Private collection. Keith Haring artwork © Keith Haring Foundation.
San Francisco, California.
Emmanuelle Léonard, Soeur Marie-Paul Arsenault, Image Tirée de La Providence (2014).
Photo: Courtesy Musée d'Art Contemporain Montréal.
Montréal, Quebec
Tipu Sultanate of Mysore India (1780–84 CE)
Photo: Courtesy Museum of Islamic Art.
Doha, Qatar.
Henri Matisse, Icarus 1946 Maquette for plate VIII of the illustrated book Jazz 1947 Digital image: © Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Jean-Claude Planchet Artwork: © Succession Henri Matisse/DACS 2014
Henri Matisse, Icarus 1946 Maquette for plate VIII of the illustrated book Jazz 1947 Digital image: © Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Jean-Claude PlanchetArtwork
Photo: Courtesy© Succession Henri Matisse/DACS 2014.
New York, New York.
Claude Monet, Poplars on the Bank of the Epte River (1891)
Claude Monet, Poplars on the Bank of the Epte River (1891)
Photo: Courtesy Philadelphia Museum of Art. Bequest of Anne Thomson in memory of her father, Frank Thomson, and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Clarke Thomson, 1954.
Chuck Close, Phil / Tapestry (1991)
Photo: Courtesy Pace Gallery, Photograph by Ellen Page Wilson.
Sydney, Australia.
Egon Schiele, Portrait of Max Oppenheimer (undated) Photo: Courtesy Neue Galerie.
New York, New York.
Pablo Picasso, Femme Nue Assise (Seated Nude Woman) (1959)
Photo: Courtesy Wexner Museum.
Columbus, Ohio.
Olafur Eliasson, Riverbed (2014)
Photo: Courtesy Anders Sune Berg, courtesy of The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.
Copenhagen, Denmark.
Poster for "Azimut/H: Continuity and Newness" at the Guggenheim Venice.
Venice, Italy.
Francisco Goya Y Lucientes, Maria Del Pilar Teresa Cayetana de Silva Alvarez de Toldedo Y Silva, Thirteenth Duchess of Alba (1797).
Boston, Massachusetts.
Mariana Castillo Deball installation view
Photo: Courtesy Hamburger Hanof.
Berlin, Germany.
George Baselitz, BDM Group (detail) (2012) Photo: Courtesy Haus der Kunst
© Georg Baselitz, 2014, The George Economou Collection, photo Jochen Littkemann.
Munich, Germany.
Cartier Egyptian striking clock owned by Mrs. George Blumenthal
Photo: Courtesy Cartier.
Denver, Colorado.
Beatriz Milhazes, Mariposa (2004)
Photo: Courtesy Pérez Miami Art Museum.
Miami, Florida.
Marcel Duchamp, Anemic Cinema (1925)
Photo: Courtesy Centre Pompidou.
Paris, France.

We’re spending more time indoors these days, so we’ve gathered 25 must-see museum shows around the world. Wherever you are in the world, there’s great art nearby. Whether you’re interested in seeing some Old Masters or contemporary, eye-catching art—we’ve got the low-down on which museums to hit.

(In no particular order):

1. “State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now” at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas, United States of America, September 19–January 19, 2015

2. “David Lynch: The Unified Field” at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America, September 13–January 11, 2015

3. “Nam June Paik: Becoming Robot” at Asia Society, New York, New York, United States of America, September 5–January 4, 2015

4. Richard Tuttle at the Tate Modern and WhiteChapel Gallery, London, United Kingdom, October 14–December 14, 2014

5. Gustave Courbet at the Beyeler Foundation, Basel, Switzerland, September 7–January 18, 2015

6. “Bernini’s Souls. Art in Rome for the Spanish Court” at the Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, Spain, November 6–February 8, 2015

7. “Modern Times” at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands, November 1–January 11, 2015

8. “Horst: Photographer of Style at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England, September 6–January 4, 2015

9. “Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist” at the Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, October 19–February 1, 2015

10. “Keith Haring: The Political Line” at the de Young Museum, San Francisco, California, United States of America, November 8–February 16, 2015

11. “La Biennale de Montréal at the Musée d’Art Contemporain Montréal, Montréal, Quebec, Canada, October 22–January 4, 2015

12. “The Tiger’s Dream: Tipu Sultan” at the Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, Qatar, September 29–January 24, 2015

13. “Matisse: The Cut-Outs” at the MoMA, New York, New York, United States of America, October 12–February 8, 2015

14. “Paul Durand-Ruel, The Gamble of the Impressionists: Manet, Monet, Renoir” at the Musée du Luxembourg, Paris, France, October 9–February 8, 2015

15. “Chuck Close: Prints, Process and Collaboration” at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia Australia, Sydney, Australia, November 20–March 15, 2015

16. “Egon Schiele: Portraits” at Neue Galerie, New York, New York, United States of America, October 9–January 19, 2015

17. “Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection” at the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America, September 21–December 31, 2014

18. “Olafur Eliasson: Riverbed” at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen, Denmark, August 20–January 4, 2015

19. “AZIMUT/H: Continuity and Newness” at the Guggenheim, Venice, Italy, September 20–January 19, 2015

20. “Goya: Order and Disorder at Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, October 12–January 19, 2015

21. Mariana Castillo DeBall at Hamburger Bahnof, Berlin, Germany, September 20–March 1, 2015

22. George Baselitz at Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany, September 19—February 1, 2015

23. “Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century” at the Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado, United States of America, November 16–March 15, 2015

24. “Beatriz Milhazes: Jardim Botanico” at Perez Art Museum Miami, Florida, United States of America, September 19–January 11, 2015

25. Marcel Duchamp at Centre Pompidou, Paris, France, September 24–January 5, 2015

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