BLOCKBUSTER ART EXHIBITS
Starved for the communal experience of viewing art for much of the pandemic, museum lovers can feed their habit again, with many eagerly anticipated and oft-postponed exhibits slated to open in 2022. The most comprehensive showing of her work in 20 years, conceptual artist Barbara Kruger’s Thinking
of You. I Mean Me. I Mean You will be at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) from March 20 to July 17, showcasing her signature interaction of pictures and words with media. The saturated color and texture of Paul Cézanne, often referred to as the “Father of Modern Art,” will be on display at the Art Institute of Chicago from May 15 to September 5, the first major retrospective of his work in the U.S. in more than a quarter of a century. Also scheduled: Mind/mirror, the most extensive showing ever of Jasper Johns’ work, with dual exhibitions at the Whitney in New York City and the Philadelphia Museum of Art (through February 13) and a Francis Bacon exhibit Man and
Beast at London’s Royal Academy (January 29-April 17).—M.W.S.