By Priscilla Frank | The Huffington Post Arts
It’s that time of year, art lovers. Winds are blowing, leaves are crunching and the streets are buzzing with talk of the newest art exhibitions. Autumn is officially upon us, and with the new season comes a barrage of stimulating art exhibitions that will make even the most serious summer devotees happy to watch the leaves turn.
After a summer of man-centric blockbuster shows from James Turrell, Paul McCarthy and Jeff Koons, fall yields a wonderfully diverse offering of artists, eras and media. Expect an archive of 20th century homoerotica, a survey of contemporary Arab and Iranian female photographers, and a sci-fi selection of Afrofuturist artworks, among others. To top it off, this season brings solo exhibitions from cult favorites Mike Kelley, David Lynch and Yoko Ono. What’s not to love?
Enjoy the 25 exhibitions we can’t wait to see this fall.
WHAT: Edward Burtynsky, “Water”
WHERE: New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans
WHEN: October 5 – January 19, 2014
WHY: Over the past five years Burtynsky has travelled across the world to locales from the Gulf of Mexico to the shores of the Ganges, photographing water in its various appearances, functions, symbols, rituals and dangers. Sixty photographs depict water in the modern world, as well as how it has been shaped, appropriated and depleted by man.