Women in Abstraction

Guggenheim Bilbao Abandoibarra Etorb., 2, Bilbo, Bizkaia

Women in Abstraction aims to trace a lesser-told history of art primarily from the 20th and 21st centuries by focusing on the contribution of women artists to abstraction. The exhibition includes over 100 artists working across disciplines, such as dance, applied arts, photography, film, and performance art from Latin America, the Middle East and Asia, Europe, and the United States in order to tell an expansive and complex story with many voices.

€12

Ruth Asawa: All Is Possible

David Zwirner New York W 20th St. 537 W 20th St., New York, NY

Organized by Helen Molesworth, this exhibition aims to situate Asawa’s (1926–2013) iconic looped- and tied-wire sculptures in the context of her extraordinary drawings and her lesser known sculptural forms, offering viewers one of the most comprehensive looks at this artist’s work to date.

Imogen Cunningham: A Retrospective

Seattle Art Museum 1300 1st Ave, Seattle, WA

Imogen Cunningham: A Retrospective showcases the endless innovation and profound influence of this remarkable photographer who pushed the boundaries for both women in the arts and photography as an art form. Nearly 200 of Cunningham’s insightful portraits, elegant flower and plant studies, poignant street pictures, and groundbreaking nudes present a singular vision developed over seven […]

$30

A Decade of Acquisitions of Works on Paper

Hammer Museum 10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles

The inaugural presentation in the Hammer Museum’s new works on paper gallery highlights acquisitions of prints and drawings from 2012 to the present. Over the last decade, through purchases and many generous gifts, the museum has built a robust collection in this medium. This exhibition shows, for the first time, many contemporary prints and drawings in the collection, ranging from the conceptual to the political, the abstract, the gestural, and the poetic.

Free

Imogen Cunningham: A Retrospective

Getty Center 1200 Getty Center Dr., Los Angeles, CA

In a career that spanned seventy years, Imogen Cunningham created a large and diverse body of work — from portraits, to nudes, to florals, and to street photographs. In a field dominated by men, she was one of a handful of women who helped to shape early modernist photography in America.

Free

Drawing Without Paper

The Met Museum 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

The idea of “drawing in space” proved highly influential for a number of artists throughout the mid- to late twentieth century, especially Alexander Calder, Ruth Asawa, David Smith, and Gego. By exploring notions of transparency and weightlessness with lines and forms, they redefined how sculpture interacts with the surrounding environment.

$25

No Monument: In the Wake of the Japanese American Incarceration

Noguchi Museum 9-01 33rd Road, Long Island City, NY

The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum presents No Monument: In the Wake of the Japanese American Incarceration, a focused, small-scale group exhibition guest curated by Genji Amino with Christina Hiromi Hobbs.

$12

Duro Olowu Selects: Works from the Permanent Collection

Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum 2 East 91st Street, New York

Nigerian British designer Duro Olowu guest curates the 20th installment in Cooper Hewitt’s Selects exhibition series. Olowu’s exhibition highlights the theme of pattern and repetition throughout the collection, demonstrating how designers, artists, and makers have relied on pattern to express ideas, preserve heritage, capture attention, and construct objects and environments.

$18

Ruth Asawa: Citizen of the Universe

Modern Art Oxford 30 Pembroke Street, Oxford

The exhibition features Asawa's signature hanging sculptures in looped and tied wire, and celebrates her holistic integration of art, education and community engagement through displaying prints, drawings, letters and photographs.