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Best exhibitions on display around the world

Arushi Sakhuja 
The human mind often wanders in curiosity and the easiest way to quench your mind’s thirst for knowledge is to explore exhibitions. From automobiles to fashion and design, music and art; the world is constantly buzzing with new and exciting ideas. So if you’re an individual who is fueled by creativity, bookmark these exhibitions for the coming months.
Louis Vuitton’s 200 Trunks, 200 Visionaries
Photo Courtesy: Louis Vuitton
Louis Vuitton's 200 Trunks, 200 Visionaries
Photo Courtesy: Louis Vuitton
Louis Vuitton's 200 Trunks, 200 Visionaries
Photo Courtesy: Louis Vuitton
In July, the French fashion label opened their doors to its first menswear-only boutique on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, and now the brand is welcoming guests to a vibrant new exhibition curated in honour of its founder’s 200th birthday. The show comprises 200 LV trunks that have each been reimagined by 200 of today’s most innovative visionaries including artists, actors, and designers. Creative individuals were asked to put a unique spin on the iconic case Vuitton designed in the 1850s. As part of this LA exhibition, there are 200 trunks put on showcase designed by BTS, Lego, Supreme, Nigo, Fornasetti and more.
Where: 468 North Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills
When: Running until September 6 2022
Andy Warhol’s Car Collection 
Andy Warhol's Car Collection 
Photo Courtesy: Petersen Automotive Museum, LA
Andy Warhol is well known for his iconic paintings that burst with colours and led the way forward for pop art. It was in 1986 that Mercedes-Benz commissioned Andy Warhol to create a series of artworks to celebrate the 100th anniversary. For the first time in 30 years, Andy Warhol’s famous cars series has been put on display at LA’s Petersen Museum alongside the actual cars. The show will comprise not only Warhol’s masterpieces but also the real-life Mercs that inspired them.
Where: Petersen Automotive Museum, LA
When: July 23, 2022 to January 22, 2023
When:
Cézanne
Cézanne
Photo Courtesy: Art Institute of Chicago
Those of you who are diehard art fans know that Cézanne (1839-1906) has always been regarded as an artist’s artist and was a great influence on later painters, including Monet, Pissarro, Matisse and Picasso. The Art Institute of Chicago and London’s Tate Modern are organizing the greatest Paul Cézanne exhibition for a generation. Called Cézanne, the exhibition will celebrate the works of the artist throughout his career. The show will open in Chicago, with 90 oil paintings, 40 works on paper and two sketchbooks, however, the show will have 70 oils and 18 on paper in London.
Where: Art Institute of Chicago;  Tate Modern, London
When: May 15-September 5 (Chicago); October 6-March 12, 2023 (London)
In American: A Lexicon of Fashion
In American: A Lexicon of Fashion
Photo Courtesy: Met Museum
Soon after the 2021 Met gala concluded, The Costume Institute has been showcasing an exhibition dedicated to American fashion at the Met Museum. Just like the Met Gala, the experience is divided into two parts, featuring about 100 men’s and women’s garments from the 1940s until now. The first part is sectioned into 12 themes: Nostalgia, Belonging, Delight, Joy, Wonder, Affinity, Confidence, Strength, Desire, Assurance, Comfort, and Consciousness. The second part, In America: An Anthology of Fashion, explores fashion in the United States and highlights sartorial narratives that relate to the complex and layered histories of the American Wing period rooms.
Where: Met Museum
When: May 7 – September 5 2022
Fashioning Masculinities: The Art of Menswear
Fashioning Masculinities: The Art of Menswear
Photo Courtesy: Victoria and Albert Museum in London
Fashioning Masculinities: The Art of Menswear
Photo Courtesy: Victoria and Albert Museum in London
While many assume fashion is an art of the softer gender, let us tell you that you need to make your way to The Art of Menswear to educate yourself a little. Sponsored by Gucci, this exhibition explores the changing landscape of men’s fashion, overview of what menswear actually means now and how far it’s come. The show features ’90s Calvin Klein ads, Hedi Slimane‘s Dior Homme motorcycle jackets, Harry Styles‘ androgynous style and tailoring by Demna for Vetements. This exhibition further explores how designers, tailors and artists have constructed and performed masculinity.
Where: Victoria and Albert Museum in London
When: March 19, 2022 – November 6, 2022
Lee Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse
Lee Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse
Photo Courtesy: The Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Yet another exhibition that is a must-visit is Alexander McQueen’s Mind, Mythos, Muse. Being the brand’s first exhibition on the West Coast of US, the show gives viewers a closer look into the late designer’s artistic process through garments collected over years. The exhibit highlights some of McQueen’s rarest creations.
Where: The Los Angeles County Museum of Art
When: April 24, 2022 — October 9, 2022
Virgil Abloh: Figures of Speech
Virgil Abloh: Figures of Speech
Photo Courtesy: Brooklyn Museum in New York City
Virgil Abloh: Figures of Speech
Photo Courtesy: Brooklyn Museum in New York City
Virgil Abloh may have left us but he remains an integral part of the fashion scene leaving behind one of the greatest legacies. The Brooklyn Museum is honouring Virgil Abloh’s life and career in this exhibition that serves as a continuation of the late designer’s Figures of Speech exhibition. The exhibition reflects Abloh’s works in fashion, art, design and music in an immersive space.
Newly added to the Brooklyn Museum’s presentation are never-before-seen objects from the artist’s archive and the installation offers a space for gathering and performances. The space is designed to counter the historical lack of space afforded to Black artists and Black people in cultural institutions.
Where: Brooklyn Museum in New York City,
When: July 1, 2022 — January 29, 2023
Hallyu! The Korean Wave
Hallyu! The Korean Wave
Photo Courtesy: Victoria and Albert Museumi
Celebrating K-Pop culture, Victoria and Albert Museum in London has put together an exhibition that explores the colourful and dynamic culture of South Korea, as well as the global impact of the K-wave in music, fashion, beauty, entertainment and more.
Where: Victoria and Albert Museum in London, United Kingdom
When: September 24, 2022 — June 25, 2023
Lecoanet Hemant: The Orientalists of Haute Couture 
Lecoanet Hemant: The Orientalists of Haute Couture 
Photo Courtesy: Lecoanet Hemant
Another exhibition that should be on your radar is one by Indian designer Leocanet Hemant in Paris that is dedicated to the Lecoanet Hemant fashion house. It unveils more than forty years of designs blending the art of French couture with the spirit of the East. From the first creations produced by Lecoanet Hemant in its initial incarnation as a Paris-based haute couture house to today’s ready-to-wear outfits designed in India, more than eighty silhouettes are on show visualised in graphic and colourful staging.
Where: The Calais Museum for Lace and Fashion
When: On till 31, December 2022
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