One of our favorite things to do on every road trip is check and see if there are any interesting art exhibitions where we’re headed. It’s a fantastic balance to all the hiking, biking, and other outdoor activities, and is a great experience to sandwich between shopping and dining in nearby towns. Here are three great ones to consider for 2022.
Watergate: Portraiture and Intrigue March 24 – Sept. 5, 2022
National Portrait Gallery • Washington, DC Just in time for the 50th anniversary of the Watergate scandal, this Smithsonian exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery collects an impressive array of artwork created during this controversial chapter in presidential history. From fine art sculpture to cartoons and illustrations for newspapers and magazines, this fascinating exhibition ultimately tells the story of the botched office break-in and the ensuing kerfuffle that followed. Learn more
Cezanne May 15 – Sep 5, 2022
The Art Institute of Chicago • Chicago, IL Everyone loves an Impressionist! And while Paul Cezanne has had work featured in countless group exhibitions, it’s been more than 25 years since he’s had a retrospective of his own in the US. This particular retrospective will be massive, too: 90+ oil paintings, 40+ watercolors and drawings, and some rarely seen pieces as well. Don’t miss it! Learn more
Andy Warhol: Revelation November 19, 2021–June 19, 2022
Brooklyn Museum • Brooklyn, NY Andy Warhol has been the subject of an endless number of exhibitions (and even has an entire museum dedicated to his life’s work), but we can’t remember any of those exhibitions ever focusing on the quirky pop artist’s Catholic upbringing and how it influenced his work. Andy Warhol: Revelation takes a not-too-heavy-handed approach to identifying how the styles and symbolisms of his faith made their way into his art, and includes some rare source materials and newly discovered pieces. Learn more
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