Must See Cultural Events You Do Not Want to Miss

Call to the cultured and the restless! Mark your calendars for the most exciting events taking place this year.
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Looking to slowly estrange yourself from your quarantine Netflix watchlist and get back to reality now that the world is opening up again? Look no further because we have a carefully curated list of the most worthwhile cultural events of 2022. Just because we are getting back to our daily routines doesn’t mean that there shouldn’t be room for a bit of fantasy in our lives, and these events are guaranteed to deliver.

Opening of the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, 11.6.2022

The National Museum will be the largest art museum in the Nordic countries that strives to make art accessible to everyone and reflect the society and the times we live in. The museum will include exhibitions on older and modern art, architecture, design, crafts and contemporary art and provide a compelling cultural experience.

Matisse: The Red Studio, MoMA, New York, 1.5–10.9.2022

Henri Matisse’s The Red Studio (1911) is one of the most celebrated works of modern art, and in the upcoming exhibition Matisse: The Red Studio, this piece will be reunited together with the other surviving artworks depicted in the painting for the first time since they were last together in Matisse’s studio. This exhibition will also explore the nature of its almost entirely red colouring and recent discoveries about the creation process.

Yves Saint Laurent, Paris, 29.1-15.5.2022

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Yves Saint Laurent’s first runway show, 6 museums in Paris are hosting a simultaneous exhibition in honour of the designer. The museums participating are Centre Pompidou, Musée du Louvre, Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris, Musée d’Orsay, Musée National Picasso-Paris and Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris.

Opening of the Reel Store, Coventry, 13.5.2022

UK’s first permanent immersive digital art gallery will open in Coventry this spring. This space will display innovative experimental art. Its first exhibition will be Machine Memoirs: Space, by artist Refik Anadol in collaboration with NASA. 

Donatello: The Renaissance, Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, Firenze, 19.5.-31.7.2022

The exhibition reconstructs Donatello’s artistic career through one hundred masterpieces, of which several works are on loan from museums such as the Louvre and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Fashioning Masculinities: The Art of Menswear, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 19.5 – 6.11.2022

V&A’s first extensive exhibition explores the power and diversity of men’s fashion, reaching from historical attire to modern style. This exhibition places around 100 outfits alongside 100 artworks to explore how artists and designers have constructed and embodied forms of masculinity through fashion.

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