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Get ready to enjoy 5 of this Spring’s best art shows and exhibitions around the world

Spring is the perfect time to enjoy some exciting art shows and exhibitions all over the world. Whether you’re in Europe or America, or if you are traveling around seas, here are some of the most anticipated art events of 2023. From once-in-a-lifetime exhibitions to incredible art fairs, these are the events to look forward to.

1. A Splendid Land: Paintings from Royal Udaipur

Located at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art in Washington, D.C., this show brings together many —on public view for the first time— dazzling paintings and unique visual strategies that artists developed to communicate emotions, depict places and celebrate water resources. A Splendid Land reveals the moment when a group of Indian painters invented a new art that captured the mood of a particular place, Udaipur. Through 80 transformative large-scale paintings from the 18th century, the exhibition is organized as a journey that begins at Udaipur’s center and continues outward. From its lakes and lake palaces to the city, the surrounding countryside, and finally to the cosmos. This is a show any person will enjoy and benefit richly from.

2. Art Paris (Art Fair)

Happening at the Grand Palais Éphémère, in Paris until April 2nd, this art fair is celebrating its 25th anniversary and will unite some 134 galleries from 25 different countries and promote young galleries with its “Solo Show” and “Promises” sectors. In addition, guest curators Marc Donnadieu and Amanda Abi Khalil will lead two exhibitions based on the themes of commitment and exile. This event has become a leading spring arts event, as it is innovative and also fosters the discovery and exploration of modern and contemporary art.

3. Cecily Brown: Death and the Maid

Found at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, is Cecily Brown’s (b. 1969) first museum survey in New York City since she moved here in the early 1990s. The exhibition happening from April 4th to December 3rd, assembles a select group of fifty paintings, sketchbooks, drawings, and monotypes from across her career that have propelled her dynamic and impactful practice for decades.

4. Hilma af Klint & Piet Mondrian: Forms of Life

High on our must-go list, this exhibition happening at the Tate Modern in London will spark a dialogue between the works of Swedish painter Hilma af Klint and the experience of Dutch painter Piet Mondrian, two of art history’s most meaningful abstract artists. People will be able to explore their powerful works of abstraction as a way to represent the forces behind life on Earth. On display will be enigmatic works by af Klint and Mondrian’s iconic paintings of flowers he continued to create throughout his life. Visitors will be immersed in the vibrant signs, shapes, and colors in both artists’ beautiful, complex works.

5. Tala Madani: Biscuits

Found at the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles (MOCA) will be the first North American survey of Iranian-born artist Tala Madani’s paintings and animations. This hilariously incorrect, raising visual satire to the status of high art exhibition brings together fifteen years of the artist’s incisive work. The show will highlight the often-absurd socio-cultural dynamics enacted within Madani’s art and the potent and combustible relationship between art history and global history. Rich in narrative and heavy in irony, Madani’s paintings and animations elicit curiosity, fantasy, and repulsion.

There are too many new art exhibitions to see and experience during the Spring, but we are sure that these top 5 shows will not disappoint. Make sure to add them to your list (and share them with your art-lover friends and family)!