8 Must-see exhibitions this fall

Paris, France - August 27, 2012: The George Pompidou center, view of the building exterior showing the multi-colored pipes, view from the Rue de Renard. People walking on the street.

Autumn is a great time for art, for all kinds of art all over the world (at least in the northern hemisphere where temperatures drop), and there is no better plan than a delightful stroll from one gallery to the next, discovering fine art and taking shelter from the cold. This fall Europe is a haven for art lovers with a number of incredible must-see exhibitions. Here are some of our recommendations:

René Magritte: La Trahison des Images (The Treachery of Images)

Paris is well worth a visit, and even more so when the city hosts one of the most ambitious Magritte retrospectives to date. An icon of French surrealism, the artist is the subject of an exhibition at the Centre Pompidou that runs through January 23. What better way to take refuge from the rain along the banks of the Seine than under one of René’s famous umbrellas!

Francis Bacon: From Picasso to Velázquez

The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao presents one of the most profound retrospectives of the artist Francis Bacon. A total of 90 works will be on display at the museum overlooking the estuary. From the outset, the artist’s career was clearly influenced by Picasso and his triptych depicting Pope Innocent X, passed through the filter of the Malagan master, is one of the pinnacles of the show. On display through January 8, 2017, it’s the perfect excuse for a getaway to Bilbao, a city that is constantly modernizing and evolving.

Bilbao, Spain- July 21, 2014: The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao in a sunny day

Bilbao, Spain- July 21, 2014: The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao in a sunny day

The EY Exhibition: Wifredo Lam

The Tate Modern, on the south bank of the Thames River in London, hosts an exhibition of one of the 20th century’s most iconic contemporary urban artists, who assumed the techniques of modernism developed in the Western world. The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the Centro Pompidou in Paris and the Museo Reina Sofía in Madrid. Museumgoers can explore the artist’s remarkable oeuvre through January 8, 2017.

Marcel Broodthaers: A retrospective

Once again the Museo Reina Sofía in Madrid has partnered with the MoMA in New York to create one of the season’s most anticipated shows. This is the largest retrospective to date of the Belgian artist, Marcel Broodthaers, who set the tone of art in the 1960s and 70s. With 300 works on display, visitors will be dazzled by the volume of references to Belgium and be transported by these canvases without leaving the gallery. The exhibition is on display through January 9, 2017.

Dada Africa: Dialogue with the other

In the year in which we mark the centenary of the birth of Dadaism, the Berlinische Galerie aims to delve into the movement outside of Europe. The exhibition features 120 works from public and private collections created in Asia, Oceania and Africa, continents typically omitted from any discussion of the vanguard. If you plan to be in the German capital before November 7, we recommend visiting a show that is a must-see for lovers of unusual art.


Sorolla and the Paris Years

Until November 7, the Musée des Impressionnismes in Giverny exhibits an extensive retrospective of one of the most important Spanish artists of the 19th century, Joaquín Sorolla. With strong ties to France, the Valencian painter is the subject of an exhibition that traces his influential years in Paris, where he lived from 1885. Visitors can also take the opportunity to tour this small town in Upper Normandy, where Monet’s breathtaking gardens are located.

Fine works of art, both modern and contemporary, are on display throughout Europe. So if you’re the intrepid type who doesn’t want to miss a single show, pack a bag and prepare for the adventures that await you. In addition to comfy shoes and your most flattering (and warmest) clothes, don’t forget to add the right accessories, and the Creative Winds collection from UNOde50 is ideal for this cultural expedition. With its organic shapes and meticulously detailed finishes, your look will rival the works of art that adorn the gallery walls.