60 Fall Gallery Shows You Can’t Miss

From LA to New York, and Birmingham to Boston, September is art's coolest month.

The fall art season is upon us, when galleries return from their August hibernation, and bring out their best stuff in an attempt to catch the buzz. In September alone, hundreds of shows kick off around the country, and we’ve picked out 60 that we are particularly keen on. They range from the blue chip (Gagosian’s Helen Frankenthaler show, its first with the artist’s foundation) to A-list contemporary (Allora & Calzadilla at Gladstone, Doug Aitken at Regen Projects) to the more intriguing and far-out (the outrageous blown-glass sculptures of the De La Torre brothers at Mindy Solomon in Miami). Below, we offer up a calendar of some of what we’re looking forward to across the land. Enjoy!

Helene Appel at James Cohan, September 4–October 4

Justine Kurland, “Sincere Auto Care” at Mitchell-Innes & Nash, September 4–October 11

Farhad Moshiri, “Float” at Galerie Perrotin, September 4–October 4

Roxy Paine, “Denuded Lens” at Marianne Boesky, September 4–October 18

Johannes Vanderbeek, “Early Hand” at Zach Feuer, September 4–October 4

Breyer P-orridge and Pierre Molinier at Invisible-Exports, September 5–October 12

Shamus Clisset, “Space God / Magic Guy” at Postmasters, September 6–October 11

Roger Hiorns at Luhring Augustine, September 6–October 1

Jean-Luc Moulène, “Torture Concrete’ at Miguel Abreu, September 7–October 26

Arp + RO/LU + Paul Clipson, “In Waves” at Jack Hanley, September 7–October 5

Andy Coolquitt, “Somebody Place” at Lisa Cooley, September 7–October 19

David Benjamin Sherry, “Climate Vortex Surtra” at Salon 94, September 7–October 25

Cory Arcangel, “tl;dr” at Team, September 7–October 26

Ryan McGinley, “Yearbook” at Team, September 7–October 12

Nick Cave, “Ever-After” at Jack Shainman, September 8–October 8

Ai Weiwei, “Part I/Part II” at Francis M. Naumann Fine Art/Chambers Fine Art, September 11–November 1

Do Ho Suh, “Drawings” at Lehmann Maupin, September 11–October 25

Helen Frankenthaler, “Composing With Color: Paintings 1962-1963” at Gagosian, September 11–October 18

Jenny Holzer, “Dust Painting” at Cheim & Read, September 11–October 25

Adam Putnam at PPOW, September 11–November 1

Jason Rhoades, “PeaRoeFoam” at David Zwirner, September 11–October 18

Wayne White, “Invisible Ruler,” at Joshua Liner, September 11–October 11

Laurent Grasso, “Soleil Double” at Sean Kelly, September 12–October 18

Jose Parla, “In Media Res” at Bryce Wolkowitz, September 12–October 18

Kate Shepherd, “Fwd: The Telephone Game” at Galerie Lelong, September 12–October 18

Allora & Calzadilla, “Fault Lines” at Gladstone, September 13–October 11

Rob Pruitt, “Multiple Personalities” at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, September 13–October 25

Xanti Schawinsky, “Eclipse” at Broadway 1602, September 16–November 22

“FIRE!” curated by Simon de Pury, at Venus Over Manhattan, September 18–November 1


Giuseppe Penone, “Branches of Thought” at Gagosian, September 5–October 16

“20 Years of Acme” at Acme Gallery, September 6–October 4

Doug Aitken, “Still Life” at Regen Projects, September 6–October 11

Matthew Ronay at Marc Foxx, September 6–October 4

Eddie Martinez, “Nomader” at Kohn, September 12–October 25

Pia Fries, “Paisages Maritimes” at Christopher Grimes, September 13–November 1

Rashid Johnson, “Islands” at David Kordansky, September 13–October 29

KAWS at Honor Fraser, September 13–October 31

Kehinde Wiley, “The World Stage: Haiti” at Roberts & Tilton, September 13–October 25

Darren Almond at Matthew Marks, September 20–October 25

Mark Handforth, “Rough Dark Diamond” at Kayne Griffin Corcoran, September 20–January 3, 2015

Horfee at New Image Art, September 27–October 18


Hank Willis Thomas, “Bench Marks” at Monique Meloche, September 1–November 30

Natalie Frank, “Interiors and Openings” at Rhona Hoffman, September 9–October 25

Adam Pendleton at Shane Campbell, September 12–October 24

Mickalene Thomas, “I Was Born to Do Great Things” at Kavi Gupta, September 19–November 15

Whitney Bedford at Carrie Secrist, September 19–November 15


José Toirac and Meira Marrero, “Vanitas” at Pan American Art Projects, September 12-November 23

Einar and Jamex de la Torre, “Folkloric Acid” at Mindy Solomon Gallery, September 19-October 31


Ruth Laskey and Suzan Freco at Ratio3, September 5–October 25

Rob Putnam, “Foundlings” at Rena Bransten Projects, September 6–October 25


Eugene James Martin, “Favorite Blues” at Maus Contemporary, September 5–October 31

Nathalie Miebach, “Three Works” at Miller Yezerski, September 5–30

Pieter Schoolwerth at What Pipeline, September 5–October 11

Troy Woods, “The Tipping Point (Notes On)” at McMurtrey Gallery, September 13–October 18

Mitchell Syrop, “It is better to shine than to reflect” at Midway Contemporary Art, September 20–October 25

Clare Grill, “Petal, Pedal, Peddle” at Giampietro, September 5–October 4, 2014

Virgil Marti, “Forest Park” at Locks Gallery, September 5–October 18

Ellen Lesperance, “You & I Are Earth” at Adams and Ollman, September 5–27

Alice Leora Briggs, “Asylum” at Evoke Contemporary, September 26–October 26

Lauren Grossman at Platform, September 5–October 11

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