Now that award season has wrapped up and fashion month is winding down, one way to get a dose of culture is by visiting the world’s museums. And this spring, galleries and institutions across the globe have exhibitions to pique everyone’s curiosity. In New York, the Metropolitan Museum of Art gears up to celebrate fashion—past, present, and future—with the Costume Institute’s latest exhibition, About Time: Fashion and Duration. Artist Richard Prince turns his lens to some very familiar figures with his latest series at the Gagosian Gallery in Los Angeles, New Portraits. Focused on pop culture and a new digital reality, Prince’s inspired works present a modern day alternative to the classic image.
In Houston, Norman Rockwell is the subject of a major retrospective honing in on the artist’s wartime-era pieces providing inspiration and a realistic portrayal of American life. Paris celebrates the work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude chronicling the duo’s projects from 1958 to 1964 and their iconic wrapping of the Pont-Neuf from 1975 to 1985. Examining the role of wrapping in textile design, the V&A takes a deep dive into the Kimono with a look at its evolution from Kyoto to the runways. Below, a roundup of all the happenings to keep you in the know and remember to share your discoveries using the hashtag #worldofVB and you may see it appear in an upcoming edition.