Best of Art for June

From Art Basel to a history of quilt making, Art Beast has put together a list of some of the top exhibits and shows from around the globe to check out for the month of June.


Unconsiousness of the City, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, June 4–August 4.

Who is Alice?, Korea National Museum of Contemporary Arts, June 1–November 24.

Talking to the Walls, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, June 8–August 31.

Buzkashi Boys, Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, June 6 and 7.

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Gagosian Hong Kong, May 21–August 10.

Past and Future, Istanbul Modern, opened March 20.


Ever Present: Photographs From the Collection 1850–1975, Queensland Art Gallery of Modern Art, June 8–October 7.

Quilts 1700–1945, Queensland Art Gallery of Modern Art, June 15–September 22.


Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland, June 13–16.

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David Hockney: A Rake’s Progress, London’s Contemporary Art Society, June 5–August 16.

Houghton Hall Revisited, Houghton Hall, King's Lynn, England, May 17–September 29.

Bernard-Henry Lévy's Les Aventures de la Vérité, Fondation Maeght, St-Paul-de-Vence, France, June 29–November 11.

Félicie de Fauveau: The Amazon Sculptress, Musée d’Orsay, Paris, June 13–September 15.

Gary Hume and Patrick Caulfield, Tate Britain, June 5–September 1.

Delacroix as Writer, The Louvre, Paris, June 16–October 6.

Riotous Baroque: From Cattelan to Zurbaran, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain, June 18–October 6.

Chagall: Modern Master, Tate Liverpool, June 8–October 6.

Man Ray Portraits, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, June 22–September 22.

Egon Schiele and His Age, Museum of Fine Arts Budapest, June 26–September 29.

Donald Judd, David Zwirner London, June 21–August 3.

Calder, Gagosian Paris, June 8–November 2.

Joana Vasconcelos, Gucci Museo, Florence, opening June 19.

North America

Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes, Museum of Modern Art, New York, June 15–September 23.

AIDS in New York: The First Five Years, New York Historical Society, June 7–September 15.

30 Americans, Milkwaukee Art Museum, June 14–September 8.

Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion, Seattle Art Museum, June 27–September 8.

Carrie Mae Weems, Cleveland Museum of Art, June 30–September 29.

Yoko Ono-Half-A-Wind Show, Louisiana Museum of Art, June 7–September 29.

Llyn Foulkes Retrospective, The New Museum, New York, June 12–September 1.

James Turrell, Guggenheim, New York, June 21–September 25, and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, June 9–September 22.

Renzo Piano ‘Fragments,' Gagosian Gallery New York, June 27–August 2.

Kerry James Marshall, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., June 28–December 7.

One Life: Martin Luther King, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C., June 28–June 1, 2014.

The Hunter and the Factory, Fundación Colección Jumex, Mexico, through July 28.

Draw the Line, Powerplant Toronto, June 22–September 2.

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