Some of the best museum shows and art exhibits at U.S. museums this spring feature fast cars, Curious George, and of course fine arts. These are 8 top U.S. museum shows around the country for spring 2010.
Curious George Saves the Day: Drawings and dummies for the beloved children’s books are featured at this best museum show. You’ll also learn how the creators Margret and H.A. Rey escaped from Nazi-occupied Europe. (Jewish Museum, New York, New York, closing August 1, 2010)
The Allure of the Automobile: Forget about Memorial Day weekend gas prices, and take in 18 rolling masterpieces from Bugatti, Duesenberg, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and Ferrari.(High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, closing June 20, 2010)
Leonardo da Vinci and the Art of Sculpture: No work of sculpture can be definitively attributed to Leonardo, but you can see his drawings along with related sculptures by Donatello and others at this art exhibit. (Getty Center, Los Angeles, California, closing June 20, 2010)
Raphael – The Woman with the Veil: This one-work art exhibit consists of Raphael’s response to the Mona Lisa with his own vision of ideal beauty. Once considered the most famous painting in the world, it rarely leaves Florence. (Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, closing June 6, 2010)
Alice Neel – Painted Truths: Older women struggling in poverty might feel encouraged by this best museum show. Neel’s psychologically acute portraits weren’t appreciated for most of her life, but now her reputation continues to grow. (Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, closing June 13, 2010)
Tutankhamun’s Funeral: Better known as King Tut, this art exhibit presents objects and rituals associated with his burial. Afterwards, you can go see more treasures from his tomb at the nearby Discovery Times Square Exposition. (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, closing September 6, 2010)
Skin Fruit: Artist Jeff Koons turns curator for the first exhibition in the U.S. of the Athens-based Dakis Joannous Collection of leading international artists. Focused on the human body, this art exhibit has only one work by Koons but lots of role-playing, drama, and a special 3D book. (New Museum, New York, New York, closing June 6, 2010)
Art of Gaman – Arts and Crafts from the Japanese American Internment Camps: Get some training on how to endure all things with patience and dignity in this best museum show featuring objects made by Japanese Americans at U.S internment camps during World War II. (Renwick Gallery, Washington, DC, closing January 30, 2011)
All of these best U.S. art museum shows of spring 2010 will be enriching.