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Mel Ramos: Sirens & He­roes, on view from Novem­ber 2 - Jan­uary 3 2018 at Modernism, San Fran­cisco. As a young artist in the early 1960s, Mel Ramos made por­traits of fig­ures he par­tic­u­larly ad­mired. He painted Bat­man and Won­der Wo­man and other comic book char­ac­ters, ren­der­ing them on can­vas with brush­work he’d learned by study­ing Old Masters. Con­cur­rently with Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein—yet in­de­pen­dently of both— Mel Ramos pi­o­neered an en­tirely new vi­sion of mod­ern art pop­u­larly known as Pop.

Deutsche Börse Pho­tog­ra­phy Foun­da­tion Prize 2017, on view from Novem­ber 16, 2017–Jan­uary 11, 2018. Aper­ture Foun­da­tion, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with The Pho­tog­ra­phers’ Gallery and the Deutsche Börse Pho­tog­ra­phy Foun­da­tion, is pleased to present the Deutsche Börse Pho­tog­ra­phy Foun­da­tion Prize 2017, fea­tur­ing works from the short­listed artists: So­phie Calle, Awoiska van der Molen, duo

Taiyo Ono­rato and Nico Krebs, and this year’s win­ner, Dana Lix­en­berg. Mark­ing the first ex­hi­bi­tion of the prize in the United States, this is one of the most pres­ti­gious in­ter­na­tional arts awards, cel­e­brat­ing es­tab­lished pho­to­graphic nar­ra­tives along­side ex­per­i­men­tal and con­cep­tual ap­proaches to doc­u­men­tary, land­scape, and por­trai­ture. Jasper Johns: ‘Some­thing Re­sem­bling Truth’ at the Royal Academy of Art, Lon­don, Septem­ber 23–De­cem­ber 10, 2017. Leg­endary Amer­i­can artist and Royal Academy mem­ber Jasper Johns gets a mas­sive UK ret­ro­spec­tive—his first in the coun­try in 40 years. The show will fea­ture over 150 paint­ings, sculp­tures, prints, and draw­ings. The academy is promis­ing a chance to see works that are rarely ex­hib­ited to­gether in one place, with loans from pri­vate col­lec­tions and mu­se­ums from around the world. Rodin: 100 Years at the Cleve­land Mu­seum of Art, Septem­ber 1, 2017–May

13, 2018. World­wide com­mem­o­ra­tion of the cen­ten­nial of Au­guste Rodin’s death con­tin­ues with the Cleve­land Mu­seum of Art show­cas­ing its hold­ings of the great sculp­tor’s work. Some of the art­works in­cluded in the ex­hi­bi­tion were ac­quired ahead of the mu­seum’s open­ing in 1913, just five years be­fore the pass­ing of the artist. Rodin cast a ver­sion of his piece Age of Bronze for the mu­seum, which also owns a mon­u­men­tal ver­sion of The

Thinker perched at the in­sti­tu­tion’s main en­trance. Jean Fou­quet: The Melun Dip­tych at the Staatliche Museen zu Ber­lin, Septem­ber 15, 2017–Jan­uary 7, 2018.

For the first time in 80 years, art lovers will be able to see both pan­els of the Melun Dip­tych, Jean Fouqet’s 15th-cen­tury French mas­ter­piece, fea­tur­ing the sex­i­est Madonna you’ve ever seen. There have been sev­eral failed at­tempts to re­unite the two pan­els over re­cent decades, mak­ing the re­union here all the more sig­nif­i­cant.

In­side the Din­ner Party Stu­dio at the Na­tional Mu­seum of Women in the Arts Li­brary, Wash­ing­ton, DC, Septem­ber

17, 2017–Jan­uary 5, 2018. It took Judy Chicago five years to cre­ate The Din­ner Party, per­haps the most fa­mous fem­i­nist piece in the his­tory of art. That painstak­ing process is ex­plored at the Na­tional Mu­seum of Women in the Arts, show­cas­ing

the artist’s re­search in un­cov­er­ing the sto­ries of his­tory’s for­got­ten women, as well as film doc­u­men­ta­tion of the work of Chicago and her hun­dreds of vol­un­teers.

(At the Brook­lyn Mu­seum, where the piece is per­ma­nently on dis­play, “Roots of The Din­ner Party: His­tory in the Mak­ing,” which also re­counts the work’s gen­e­sis, is on view Oc­to­ber 20, 2017–March 4, 2018. Mark Rothko: Re­flec­tion at MFA Bos­ton, Septem­ber 24, 2017–Septem­ber 3, 2018.

An early Mark Rothko, Thru the Win­dow (1938), makes its pub­lic US de­but in “Mark Rothko: Re­flec­tion” at the Mu­seum of Fine Art Bos­ton. The show will fea­ture 11 works by the artist, on loan from the Na­tional Gallery of Art in Wash­ing­ton, DC. From early Sur­re­al­ist works to his iconic Color Field paint­ings, the ex­hi­bi­tion spans the full range of Rothko’s ca­reer

An Eames Cel­e­bra­tion at the Vi­tra De­sign Mu­seum, Weil am Rhein, Ger­many, Septem­ber 30, 2017–Fe­bru­ary 25, 2018.

In a mu­seum-wide cel­e­bra­tion of the pi­o­neer­ing de­sign stars Charles and Ray Eames, four par­al­lel exhibits will open this fall at the Vi­tra De­sign Mu­seum. The four shows will touch on all as­pects of the cou­ple’s ca­reers: Their toy col­lec­tions, fur­ni­ture experiments, and their cin­e­matic oeu­vre will all be avail­able to see, just in time for the 110th birth­day of Charles.

Cuba Is at the An­nen­berg Cen­ter for Pho­tog­ra­phy, Los An­ge­les, Septem­ber 9,

2017–March 4, 2018. Pho­tog­ra­phers El­liott Er­witt, Le­y­sis Que­sada, Raúl Cañibano,

Tria Gio­van, and Michael Dweck, have doc­u­mented con­tem­po­rary Cuban life in over 100 im­ages that go well be­yond the col­or­ful ar­chi­tec­ture and clas­sic cars so of­ten cap­tured in views of the is­land na­tion. Part of the Pa­cific Stan­dard Time ini­tia­tive, the ex­hi­bi­tion re­veals how real Cubans live their lives, from El Pa­quete, an il­le­gal weekly se­lec­tion of down­load­able Amer­i­can me­dia, to the Frikis, a com­mu­nity of young punk rock­ers who in the 1980s and ’90s de­lib­er­ately in­fected them­selves with AIDS in or­der to live in gov­ern­men­trun sana­tori.

Walker Evans at the San Fran­cisco Mu­seum of Mod­ern Art, Septem­ber 30,

2017–Fe­bru­ary 4, 2018. Billing it­self as “un­prece­dented in scope and scale,” this Walker Evans ret­ro­spec­tive is or­ga­nized by SFMOMA with the Cen­tre Pom­pi­dou, Paris, and fea­tures over 300 prints as well as close to 100 re­lated doc­u­ments and ob­jects. The fo­cus is on the great pho­tog­ra­pher’s in­ter­est in the Amer­i­can ver­nac­u­lar, which found beauty in ev­ery­day scenes across the US, even dur­ing the depths of the Great De­pres­sion. Clarence H. White and His World: The Art and Craft of Pho­tog­ra­phy, 1895–1925 at the Prince­ton University Art Mu­seum, New Jer­sey, Oc­to­ber 7, 2017–Jan­uary 7, 2018. Home to the Clarence H. White Archives, the Prince­ton University Art Mu­seum show­cases the work of the ground­break­ing pho­tog­ra­pher, who helped the medium gain recog­ni­tion as an art form. The trav­el­ing ex­hi­bi­tion is the first ret­ro­spec­tive ded­i­cated to White’s ca­reer in over a gen­er­a­tion, at once reestab­lish­ing his le­gacy and re­fo­cus­ing the story of early 20th-cen­tury Amer­i­can pho­tog­ra­phy.

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