Here’s a quick guide to some of the top museum exhibitions all over the world – and many of them are last-chance propositions.
1. “All You Need is LOVE: From Chagall to Kusama and Hatsune Miku”, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, through Sept. 1
This 10th anniversary exhibition for the acclaimed contemporary art institution in the high-end Roppongi Hills development features 200 works, including Jeff Koons's Sacred Heart.
Ed Ruscha's Standard, Amarillo, Texas (1962), on display at the J. Paul Getty Museum.
2. “In Focus: Ed Ruscha”, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, through Sept 29
Ruscha is the ultimate L.A. artist, and this Getty show zeroes in on his photography, particularly the photo books, like the legendary Twenty-Six Gasoline Stations from 1963.
3. “Nick Cave: Sojourn”, Denver Art Museum, through Sept 22.
Cave’s work is seemingly everywhere these days, but rare is the solo museum show focusing on his immersive, textile-meets-dance work. There will be 20 of his signature Soundsuits in the mix.
Nick Cave's Sojourn, which includes new Soundsuits (above), at Denver Art Museum.
4. “Martin Kippenberger: Sehr Gut/Very Good”, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, through August 18
The seminal German artist died at 44 in 1997, at the height of his influential career, and now he’s getting a retrospective in the city where he spent some of his formative artistic years.
5. “Ellen Gallagher: AxeMe”, Tate Modern, London, through Sept. 1
The witty Gallagher, who also has a show at New York City's New Museum right now, works in paint and film, and is best known for her elaborate riffs on wig advertisements.
6. “Georges Braque and the Cubist Still Life, 1928–1945”, Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., through Sept. 1
It's an interesting idea for a show – not the pioneering early Cubist works, but Braque’s whole mature phase. Some stunning paintings are on hand, including the famous Rosenberg Quartet.