March Exhibitions and Shows

March is here and the days are starting to feel slightly longer! As Spring approaches, we take a look at our highlights of March’s upcoming events, shows and displays from around the world. Artists such as Barbara Hepworth, Grayson Perry, Andy Warhol and Dorothea Lange all feature in this month’s selection.

Barbara Hepworth, English sculptor, at work on a large sculpture, 1970s / Granger

Barbara Hepworth
Musee Rodin, Paris, France
From 5th of November 2019 to 22nd of March 2020

The first monographic exhibition dedicated to the work of Barbara Hepworth will be displayed at the Musee Rodin in Paris, in association with Tate. A contemporary of Henry Moore, Picasso and Mondrian, Barbara Hepworth is hailed as a revolutionary sculptor whose abstract works illustrated dreams of utopia.

Office for clerical workers, 1938-1939, Gio Ponti
(1891-1979) / De Agostini Picture Library

Gio Ponti, Loving Architecture
MAXXI, Rome, Italy
27th of November 2019 to the 13th of April 2020

Gio Ponti’s versatility in the world of architecture is well documented in this upcoming exhibition. From the designing of everyday objects to the realisation of large scale constructions such as the Pirelli skyscraper, Ponti’s work is difficult to equal. The MAXXI presents archive materials, models, photographs, books, magazines and objects that enable the viewer to discover the frontman of Italian architecture.

Madonna of the pinks, 1520-30 (oil on panel), Raphael, Sanzio of Urbino (1483-1520)
(workshop) / Pinacoteca Tosio Martinengo, Brescia, Italy / Ghigo Roli

Raphael in Berlin: the Madonnas in the Collection
Gemaldegalerie, Berlin, Germany
13th of December 2019 to 26th of April 2020

From the Royal Museum Unter den Linden (today’s Altes Museum) to the Kaiser-Friedrich-Museum (today’s Bode-Museum) right through to the present day, this unique display traces the exhibition history of Raphael’s madonnas. The exhibition explores not only the movement of the paintings within the artistic epicentre of Berlin, but also sheds light on the significance of the framing of these works and discusses the early acquisition policies of the Gemäldegalerie. Gemäldegalerie enables contemporary audiences to see the work of Raphael through the eyes of 19th century Prussia.

Mrs. Soper with her youngest child at a well in Malheur County, Oregon, 1939
(b/w photo), Dorothea Lange(1895-1965) / Private Collection

Dorothea Lange ‘Words & Pictures’
MoMA, New York
From the 9th of February 2020 to the 2nd of May 2020

The first major MoMa exhibition dedicated to Dorothea Lange will address the complex relationship between her work and the words that arise out of it. Greatly influenced by the Great Depression and a committed social observer, the exhibitions shows how Lange developed a potent interest in art’s power to raise public awareness and how it is able connect to visceral narratives in the world.

Lamentation over the dead Christ, c.1483 (tempera on canvas), Andrea Mantegna
(1431-1506) / Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan, Italy / Photo © Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan

Andrea Mantegna ‘Making Antiquity Modern’
Palazzo Madama, Turin, Italy
From the 12th of December 2019 to the 4th of May 2020

One of the most important artists of the Italian Renaissance, Andrea Mantegna, will be on display at the Palazzo Madama in Turin. His works are a hybrid of his obvious passion for classical antiquity but also his inclination towards revolutionary experimentation.

Three Men Walking, 1948 (bronze), Alberto Giacometti (1901-66) / Collection Fondation Alberto
& Annette Giacometti / © The Estate of Alberto Giacometti (Fondation Giacometti, Paris
and ADAGP, Paris), licensed in the UK by ACS and DACS, London 2020

Rodin, Giacometti
Fundacion Mapfre, Madrid, Spain
From the 6th of February 2020 to the 10th of May 2020

Fundacion Mapre will present the works of Giacometti and Rodin alongside one another – Rodin’s interpretation of the human figure in the world before the Great War and Giacometti’s, the world after the Second World War. The exhibition will offer a unique experience that acknowledges the dialogue between the two artists.

Under the Stars, 1900-05 (oil on canvas), Edvard Munch (1863-1944) / Munch-museet, Oslo,
Norway / Photo © Fine Art Images / Bridgeman Images

Edvard Munch ‘The Cycle of Life’
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, USA
From the 28th of February 2020 to the 17th of May 2020

The first-ever exhibition dedicated to Edvard Munch housed at the Chrysler Museum will display the autobiographical cycle of his paintings. Munch, who experienced an inconceivable amount of early trauma, captures how pain and healing are a part of the human experience. The exhibition will also underline Munch’s immersion in the artistic circles of Paris and Berlin.

British Artist Grayson Parry / © Kathy De Witt / Bridgeman Images

Grayson Perry ‘The Pre-Therapy Years’
The Holburne Museum, Bath
From the 24th of January 2020 to the 25th of May 2020

The earliest works of Grayson – the pots, the plates and the sculptures – that first made his name will illuminate his initial inclination to bridge the gap between politics and artwork. His artistic voice is a dissection of the comedic, the explicit and the political aspects of modern British society, establishing him as one of the most important chroniclers of contemporary life.

Portrait of Tallulah Brockman Bankhead (1902-1968), American actress,
photograph by Cecil Beaton (1904-1980) from The Tatler, No 1354,
June 8, 1927, London / © Icas94 / De Agostini

Cecil Beaton ‘Bright Young Things’
The National Portrait Gallery, London
From the 12th of March to the 7th of June 2020

Through the lens of Cecil Beaton witness the wild and hedonistic world of the ‘Bright Young Things’ of the twenties and thirties. Rarely exhibited before, the images will portray a creative era of British cultural life, mixing the High Society with the avant-garde, the artists with the writers, the socialites with the partygoers.

Self-portrait bare-headed: bust, c.1629 (etching), Rembrandt Harmensz.
van Rijn (1606-69) / Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford, UK

Young Rembrandt
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
From the 27th of February 2020 to the 7th of June 2020

Witness the astonishing evolution of the most famous of all Dutch artists, Rembrandt van Rijn. This exhibition follows the development from his earliest known paintings, prints and drawings, completed as a teenager, to the iconic masterpieces he produced in Amsterdam a few years later.

Danae Receiving the Shower of Gold (oil on canvas), Titian
(Tiziano Vecellio) (c.1488-1576) / Prado, Madrid, Spain

Titian ‘Love, Desire and Death’
The National Gallery, London
From the 16th of March 2020 to the 14th of June 2020

The National Gallery will be presenting Titian’s idiosyncratic interpretation of the classical myths of love, temptation and punishment. These mythological scenes depict moments of high drama amongst gods and goddesses, yet their faces encapsulate the human condition, of guilt, surprise, desperation and regret.

Rocks at L’Estaque, 1879-82 (oil on canvas), Paul Cezanne
(1839-1906) / Museu de Arte, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Cézanne: The Rock and Quarry Paintings
Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, USA
From the 7th of March 2020 to the 14th of June 2020

The exhibition at the Princeton University Art Museum chooses to focus on the crucial yet criminally understudied aspect of Cezanne’s work. The French artist’s profound interest in geological formations plays a large part in some of his most extraordinary landscapes. The exhibition will feature 15 of these paintings, which reveal the allure of geology to Cezanne’s artistic eye.

Worcester Dudley (w/c on paper), Joseph Mallord William Turner
(1775-1851) / Lady Lever Art Gallery, National Museums Liverpool

Musee Jacquemart Andre, Paris, France
13 of March 2020 to the 20th of July 2020

The works of William Turner will soon be available in a major retrospective being held at the Musée Jacquemart-André. This chronological presentation illustrates the artistic development of Turner, documenting his ascension from relatively humble beginnings to being hailed as the greatest representative of the golden age of English watercolours. The exhibition will reflect upon his experimentation with the effects of light and transparency on English landscapes and the Venetian lagoons.

Andy Warhol, 1979 (photo) / Photo © Adam Scull / PHOTOlink / Everett Collection

Andy Warhol
Tate Modern, London
From the 12th of March 2020 to the 6th of September 2020

As well as his iconic pop images of Marilyn Monroe, Coca-Cola and Campbell’s soup cans, this major Warhol retrospective includes works never seen before in the UK. The Ladies and Gentlemen series – portraits of black and Latina drag queens and trans women – are shown for the first time in 30 years. Viewers will also be able to interact with the Warhol’s floating Silver Clouds and view Exploding Plastic Inevitable, a multi-screen multimedia environment and the most advanced of his multi-screen works.



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