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The Five Gallery Shows to Put on Your Calendar

  • Kempt Staff


The well-documented punksploitation that happened on the Met Gala’s red carpet the other night got us thinking about our love for the impromptu gallery visit.

And with it, a new season of artistic exhibitions opening across the globe in the next few weeks. So we thought we’d survey the art scene to bring you the five gallery shows worth visiting the next time you’re feeling particularly artsy in London... or Houston...

Herewith, your seasonal dose of culture.

GalleryIrreversible by Los Carpinteros (May 11 to June 22) NYC’s Sean Kelly gallery hosts this spectacular assortment of brightly colorful sculptures that will recapture your childhood fascination with LEGOs.

GalleryJames Turrell Retrospective (June 9 to September 22) Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts is hosting a retrospective of James Turrell, including a permanent light tunnel hidden underground, below the museum building.

GalleryClaes Oldenburg: The Street and The Store (April 14 to August 5) The MoMA examines the early career of Claes Oldenburg as he began to redefine the relationship between painting and sculpture in the 1960s.

GalleryDavid Bowie is (March 23 to August 11) London’s Victoria and Albert Museum has been granted unprecedented access to the David Bowie Archives—yes, there is such thing. Need we say more?

GalleryPUNK: Chaos to Couture (May 9 to August 14) The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art examines punk rock culture and its impact on fashion from the 1970s to now. (No word on whether that includes an explanation of why Kim Kardashian was dressed as your great aunt's favorite couch.)