Fall museum exhibit times are to the arts community what pumpkin spice lattes are to coffee. Without them, would we really know that the seasons have changed?

Given the fall onslaught of retrospectives and art debuts opening at museums across the United States (which aren’t in New York!), we’ve rounded up 13 of the hottest new exhibitions, from Dallas to Denver, from Miami to Minneapolis. This season’s lineup is as robust as a pumpkin at a county fair – snap your shot below.

1.”Vermeer’s secretsat the National Gallery of Art
October 8, 2022–January 8, 2023

Johannes Vermeer, Woman holding scales (circa 1664). Courtesy of the National Gallery of Art.

You’d think historians have learned everything about Vermeer in the 350 years since the Dutch artist’s death, but new revelations about his work keep making headlines. This exhibition, centered on four of Vermeer’s paintings in the National Gallery, examines how scientists and conservators have used technology to investigate the artist’s luminous depictions of quiet solitude.

The National Gallery of Art is located at Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20565.

2.”Joan Didion: what she means” at the Hammer Museum
From October 11, 202 to January 22, 2023

Brigitte Lacombe, Joan Didion, New York, 1996, (1996). Courtesy of the artist and Lacombe, Inc.

Have shows hosted by Hilton Als ever received bad reviews? Here the famous New Yorker The writer confronted the literary it-girl of the 20th century less than a year after Didion’s death, at the age of 87. .

The Hammer Museum is located at 10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024.

3.”Jannis Kounellis in six acts” at the Walker Art Center
October 14, 2022–February 26, 2023

Jannis Kounellis, Untitled 85-410 II (1985). Courtesy of Walker Art Center.

He called himself a painter, but that was more of a philosophical statement. Jannis Kounellis was a Greek artist who became a central figure in the Italian Arte Povera movement of the 1960s and 1970s. “All I do is paint, even if I don’t touch a brush.” And it touched almost every other medium; the exhibition includes around fifty works of sculpture, installation and performance which characterize his inventive approach to creativity.

The Walker Art Center is located at 725 Vineland Pl, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55403.

4.”Matthew Wong: The Kingdom of Appearancesat the Dallas Museum of Art
October 16, 2022–February 19, 2023

Matthew Wong, Starry Night (2019).  © 2019 Matthew Wong Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS) New York.  Image courtesy of Karma, New York.

Matthew Wang, Starry Night (2019). © 2019 Matthew Wong Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS) New York. Image courtesy of the Matthew Wong Foundation.

The Dallas Museum of Art is hosting the first US museum exhibition of the work of the late artist, who died in 2019, leaving behind a treasure trove of paintings and ink drawings. Lyrical scenes of super-dappled canvases and solitary figures provide insight into the artist as poet and painter.

The Dallas Museum of Art is located at 1717 N Harwood St. Dallas, Texas, 75201.

5.”Saints, sinners, lovers and madmen: 300 years of Flemish masterpiecesat the Denver Art Museum
October 16, 2022–January 22, 2023

Hendrick de Clerck and Denijs van Alsloot, The Garden of Eden with the four elements (1613). © Phoebus Foundation, Antwerp.

Lust, sin, adoration, loyalty and beauty come together in this visual buffet of 300 years of medieval, Renaissance and Baroque paintings, many of which are on display outside of Belgium for the first time. This American exhibition is presented in collaboration with the Phoebus Foundation of Antwerp and explores the rich artistic production between the 15th and 17th centuries, featuring masters such as Hans Memling, Peter Paul Rubens and Anthony van Dyck.

The Denver Museum of Art is located at 100 W 14th Ave. Pkwy Denver, Colorado, 80204.

6.”The Americas of Frank Bowlingat the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA
October 22, 2022–April 9, 2023

Frank Bowling, Middle Passage (1970). © Frank Bowling. All rights reserved, DACS, London & ARS, New York 2022. Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Numerous exhibitions have taken place in recent years to celebrate the vibrant abstract paintings of Frank Bowling, a British Guiana-born artist who has traveled extensively around the world. But it’s the first major exhibition to survey its decade in New York, where Bowling came into contact with debates around black identity and modern painting. It was a melting pot of transformation for the artist, which has become a touchstone for many artists working today.

The MFA Boston is located at 465 Huntington Ave, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115.

seven. “Tender is the hand that holds the stone of memory – Kenneth Tam” at Marfa Ballroom
October 26, 2022–May 7, 2023

Kenneth Tam, Quiet tips (always) (2021). Courtesy of the artist and the Commonwealth and Council. Photo by Jason Mandella.

Westward expansion in the United States would not have happened without the railroads, and the railroads would not have happened without the thousands of Chinese migrant workers who built them. In this exhibition, artist Kenneth Tam delves into regional history and the forgotten lives of workers who helped build America in the late 19th century through videos and installations.

The Marfa Ballroom is located at 108 E San Antonio St, Marfa, Texas, 79843.

8.”What’s going onat the Rubell Museum DC in Washington, D.C.
Opens October 29, 2022

Hank WillisThomas, From the unbranded BA Natural Exposition series! Afro Sheen® Blowout Relaxing Cream (1973/2007). Courtesy of Rubell Museum DC

The highly anticipated opening of the Rubell Family Museum in Washington DC will pay tribute to Marvin Gaye, a high school alumnus of the new cultural institution. “What’s going on?” takes its title from the singer’s 1971 album and features more than 190 works by 37 artists, including Carrie Mae Weems, Kehinde Wiley, Tschabalala Self and Mickalene Thomas.

The Rubell Museum DC is located at 65 I St SW, Washington, DC 20024.

9.”Judy Bowman as Gratiot Griot” at the Detroit Museum of Contemporary Art
October 29, 2022–March 25, 2023

Judy Bowman, Detroit Swagger (2022). Image courtesy of the artist
and Detroit Museum of Contemporary Art.

In her first solo exhibition at the museum, mixed media artist Judy Bowman will present a number of collages that tell the story of African American life in the Detroit neighborhoods where she lived. The show promises to shine a light on her long career as a storyteller that grew from kindergarten teacher to working artist.

MOCAD is located at 4454 Woodward Ave, Detroit, Michigan, 48201.

ten. “Henry Taylor: B-sideat the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles
November 6, 2022–April 30, 2023

Henry Taylor, Untitled (2021), © Henry Taylor, courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photo by Jeff McLane.

Distinctive portrayals of friends, family, celebrities, athletes, and random people Henry Taylor encountered on the streets fill this survey of more than 30 years of the artist’s career. Alongside the paintings, the artist’s traveling sculptures made from found objects and everyday detritus paint a personal and universal picture of black life in America.

MOCA LA is located at 250 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, California, 90012.

11.”Nina Chanel Abney: Big Butch Energyat ICA Miami
November 29, 2022–March 12, 2023

Nina Chanel Abney, Big Butch Energy (2022). Courtesy of the artist.

The 40-year-old artist has developed a knack for telling complicated stories in a highly stylized visual language. For her exhibit at ICA Miami, Abney will present a new installation that addresses fraternity life on college campuses by reinterpreting its iconography through queer black characters. Exploring the tensions between respectability and vulgarity, she displays this voracious hunger for belonging that exists in everyone.

ICA Miami is located at 61 NE 41st St, Miami, Florida, 33137.

12.”Shaping America: From Grit to Glamorat the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Until January 30, 2023

Teri Greeves, Abstraction: Kiowa by Design (2014). Courtesy of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas. Photo: Stephen Lang.

The Crystal Bridges Museum’s first foray into a fashion exhibit is an expansive survey of everything from American-inspired Western workwear to cutting-edge designs that rival any contemporary sculpture. Real archival clothing as well as those articulated by painters and photographers make up this visual panoply.

The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, 600 Museum Way, Bentonville, Arkansas, 72712.

13.”Best Medieval Seller: The Book of Hoursat the Cleveland Museum of Art
Until July 30, 2023

Noël Bellemare, the 1520 Hours Workshop, Adjoining leaves from a Book of Hours: Penitential Psalms and King David in Prayer (circa 1530-1535). Courtesy of the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Forget Harry Potter, the most popular book of the late Middle Ages was, without a doubt, the Book of Hours. Lavishly illustrated devotional texts for the layman to use and study at home, these books were owned by an estimated one in four households until the 1550s, and provide invaluable insight into the medieval world and the owners who often ordered bespoke copies.

The Cleveland Museum of Art is located at 11150 East Blvd, Cleveland, Ohio, 44106.

Additional reporting by Caroline Goldstein.

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