Elle Décor (USA)
Three upcoming spring shows worth a visit, even if only virtually.
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City Mehretu’s work is big and dense. With a robust online counterpart, this mid-career survey will let you get in close and savor the details that might otherwise be lost.
March 25–August 8. whitney.org
Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo This represents Eisenman’s largest solo show in Europe to date, and her brand of dark optimism feels distinctly appropriate for 2021. Though she’s mostly known as a painter, her recent sculptures have been delightful exercises in Surrealism, and look particularly good on-screen. Through May 23. afmuseet.no
Niki de Saint Phalle
MoMA PS1, Queens, New York Saint Phalle was a groundbreaking feminist artist whose colors and forms should be considered in conversation with Picasso and Matisse. This show unearths treasures that have been overlooked in the annals of art history—and offers them online for all to see.
March 11–September 6. moma.org