“Happy Birthday, Mr. Hockney” at the Getty Center, June 27–November 26, 2017
The Tate Britain’s big birthday bash for David Hockney (1937–) is over, but the Getty has a show that will actually be open when the artist celebrates his 80th on July 9. The museum is focusing on his wide-ranging self portraits, as well as Hockney’s well-known photo collages— your chance to finally see Pearblossom Hwy., 11–18th April 1986, #2, part of the Getty collection, in person—and composite Polaroids.
“The Polaroid Project: At the Intersection of Art and Technology” at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, June 3–September 3, 2017
Kicking off an internationally traveling exhibition, Amon Carter Museum will host “The Polaroid Project,” a survey of the revolutionary technology that changed not only the medium, but also the cultural understanding of pictures and picture-taking. The ubiquity of Polaroid—the company, and the movement it began in 1943, is documented in this exhibition as an enduring landmark of science and art.