V Things—Kusama’s Back, Manet Moves West, and Penn Does Paris

As the year comes to a close, some of the world’s leading museums and galleries are hosting some stellar exhibitions. Yayoi Kusama returns to New York at Chelsea’s David Zwirner Gallery with her highly instagrammable Infinity Mirrored Room, part of her exhibition Every Day I Pray For Love. Beyond the photo-op, Kusama’s new paintings are on display as a cool foil to her immersive experience. Those heading to Miami Art Basel in a few weeks would benefit from checking out Teresita Fernández’s exhibit, Elemental, at the Pérez Art Museum Miami which highlights works from the artist spanning over two decades.

Similarly in Los Angeles, the Getty Museum, impressionist artist Édouard Manet’s later works are on display highlighting his use of pastels while documenting everyday life. In Paris, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac celebrates the work of photographer Irving Penn with a collection of his still life images. But in London, it’s about bringing worlds together at The Great Animal Orchestra. Put on by the Fondation Cartier and presented by United Visual Artists, the exhibition explores the sounds, sights, and beauty of nature. 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.


New York

Yayoi Kusama

While best known for her interactive Infinity Rooms, Kusama’s latest exhibition also highlights her new paintings. On view at the David Zwirner Gallery through December 14; for information, please visit



The Great Animal Orchestra

Hosted at The Store X at 180 Strand, this modern approach to art and nature examines these concepts under the lens of new technology. On view through December 8th; for information, please visit



Irving Penn

The famed VOGUE photographer’s beautiful still life imagery is on display in a new exhibition celebrating Penn’s work from New York along with his international travels. On view through January 18, 2020; for information, please visit


Los Angeles

Manet and Modern Beauty

Heralded as one of the impressionist-era’s greatest artists, the Getty Museum presents a smattering of Manet’s later works highlighting his innovative techniques. On view through January 12, 2020;  for information, please visit



Teresita Fernández

The Miami-born, New York-based artist’s exhibition explores social order in the United States through her large-scale art pieces that will challenge conventional perception. On view through February 9, 2020; for information, please visit