Nearly everyone loves some form of art. The act of seeing a person create something from nothing is a beautiful sight to behold. Whether it’s a painter turning a blank canvas into a vibrant self-portrait, or a sculptor chipping down what was once a massive slab of clay into a statuesque depiction of Muhammad Ali, the viewer can always feel the passion and labor that went towards that particular piece or installation.
There are many places across the country where art is on display. Atlanta’s High Museum features a collection of more than 18,000 works, including an extensive anthology of 19th and 20th-century American fine and decorative arts, the The Met in New York presents over 5,000 years of art from around the world, and the MOCA is home to roughly 7,500 objects, and has a diverse history of ground-breaking, historically-significant exhibitions.
In addition to these notable galleries, there are dozens of other museums that highlight many of the talented Black artists that have existed throughout the years. Many of these establishments will showcase collections from creatives of color during the coming months, so it’s only right to let you know where to find them. Here are some of the can’t-miss fall exhibitions and art shows to check out this fall.
03 The Facade Commission: Hew Locke, Gilt
Gilt is the third in a series of commissions for The Met’s historic facade. Borrowing the format of trophies—emblems of competition and victory—Hew Locke has created four sculptures that reflect on the exercise and representation of power. Gilt will run Sept. 15 – May 22, 2023 at Metropolitan Museum of Art.