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Unique and Obscure Art Exhibitions of This Year

With such a wide array of exhibitions to choose from all around the world it is often hard to determine what to visit and when. As far as art goes some things are on permanent display, possibly in one of the many museums that can cater to the larger or more extensive exhibits. However, it is often the more obscure artists or genre of work that delights and surprises, perhaps because we are uncertain what to expect and can therefore only be delighted or intrigued, but rarely disappointed!

Painting Exhibitions

If you are eager to explore something more artistic whilst traveling, or perhaps discovering new aspects of your own neighborhood, you will enjoy passing a few hours at one of the following exhibitions that will delight perhaps the casual visitor and art aficionado alike.

Modigliani at the Tate Modern in London is an exhibit that finally brought together the beautiful paintings of Amedeo Modigliani who, like so many artists, was not fully recognized for the talent he was in his own life time. Much of his work centered on the nude form and a hundred years ago gave rise to controversy resulting in his only solo exhibition being shut down for indecency in 1917. Today his work is prized, and a collection of the nudes is proudly presented along with much of his other outstanding work.

The work of Gabriele Münter is similarly less known, certainly by the majority of people with little art experience. Born in 1877, she died in 1962 but not before co-founding the expressionist group Der Blaue Reiter alongside Lyonel Feininger and Wassily Kandinsky who’s work may be more familiar to some. Offering more than 130 of her pieces the exhibit at the Louisiana Museum in Denmark pays homage to this important and talented artist of the 20th century. Michel Sittow: Estonian Painter at the Courts of Renaissance Europe is an exhibition at the National Gallery in Washington D.C. The small selection of this remarkable savant, who was commissioned as long ago as the 15th century by heads of state, gives a delightful insight into a by gone era and the results of a talent well appreciated in his own life time.

Something Different

For those who prefer the less conventional when it comes to art the following exhibitions show case the more unusual but equally fascinating areas of the genre.

No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man, is an unusual subject to say the least so fits right in here! Featured at the Renwick Gallery Washington D.C. the exhibit serves to acquaint the visitor with the phenomenon that is the event of the same name, an art driven festival in the Nevada Dessert. The exhibit features photos, costumes objects and much more.

Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors is an incredible exhibit from this amazingly talented avant garde artist whose work really needs to be seen to be believed! The mirrored rooms each have their own theme and objective and immerse the visitor in an amazing sensory experience. The North American tour visiting Cleveland and finally Atlanta is a must for anyone who can be there. So much wonderful art is out there to experience, be sure to have a part in something a little different this year.