We traveled around the world this year to look for some of the best art exhibitions and found some gems in Germany, South Africa, Spain, UAE, UK, and beyond.
You won’t find too many blockbuster names on this year’s list, which is dominated by timely themes and under-recognized artists.
This year Los Angeles showcased especially diverse and robust exhibitions, thanks in part to an enormous initiative around Latin American and Latino art.
It was a powder keg of a year in visual art, with strong, politically inflected, deeply personal, and wildly inventive exhibitions that touched on the classics, courted controversy, and yielded new favorites.
From project spaces off the beaten track to nonprofits in Dumbo, galleries in Bushwick, and the Brooklyn Museum, there was so much strong work in the borough this year.