Art in Bloom

NEW YORK, Museum of Modern Art
Jackson Pollack: A Collection Survey, 1934–1954
Arguably the most influential and internationally famous artist of the abstract expressionist movement, this exhibition tracks Jackson Pollock’s work starting from his more figurative paintings in the 30s and early 40s, to his pioneering, now iconic drip paintings of the 50s. Comprising 50 works from MOMA’s unparalleled collection, the exhibit includes Pollock’s greatest masterpiece and one of his largest canvases, as well as little-known engravings, lithographs, screen prints and drawings. A must-see. (Through May 1, 2016)

NEW YORK, The Frick Collection
Van Dyck: The Anatomy of Portraiture
One of the most famous and influential portraitists of all time, Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641) moved through elite international circles and won the patronage of King Charles I, painting many of the most powerful and interesting figures of the seventeenth century along the way. Featuring one hundred works, many of them masterpieces, this is the most comprehensive retrospective of his work exhibition ever organized, the first major exhibition on the artist in the US in over twenty years, and exclusive to the beautiful Frick Museum. (Through June 5, 2016)

WASHINGTON D.C., National Portrait Gallery
Eye Pop: The Celebrity Gaze
54 portraits by artists, many of whom are themselves renowned, in all mediums of a diverse range of cultural celebrities, including Brad Pitt, Oprah Winfrey, Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Peter Dinklage, Eminem, Michelle Obama, Sonia Sotomayor, Eva Longoria, Serena Williams and Kobe Bryant, some of of which are on exhibit for the first time. Major stargazing. (Through July 10, 2016)

BOSTON, Museum of Fine Arts
Megacities Asia
The rise of Asian “megacities” with populations of more than 10 million represents an extraordinary social and cultural phenomenon of our times. Megacities Asia exhibits the work of 11 artists from Beijing, Shanghai, Delhi, Mumbai and Seoul, each of which responds to the political, environmental and social conditions of their home city through large-scale exhibits covering the gamut of media from plastic bags to bamboo and interactive electronics. (Through July 17, 2016)

PHILADELPHIA, The Philadelphia Museum of Art
International Pop
Focusing on work made from 1956 to 1972, the exhibition chronicles the emergence of Pop Art as a global movement - from the UK and US to Europe, Latin America and Japan. The exhibit features an array of 150 bold, thought-provoking works across all mediums by the likes of Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns and Roy Lichtenstein, to name just a few, emblematic of a uniquely vibrant period of cultural upheaval and social revolution. (Through May 15, 2016)

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma City Museum of Art
Matisse in His Time: Masterworks of Modernism from the Centre Pompidou, Paris
The work of Henri Matisse, his influencers and contemporaries make an exclusive stop at OCMA, the only North American venue to host this show from Paris. The exhibition includes 100 works in different mediums showcasing Matisse as a pioneer artist who bridged impresionism and modernism, alongside masterworks by Picasso, Braque, Léger and Modigliani, among others.(Through Sept. 18, 2016)

Disney and Dalí: Architects of the Imagination
Melting clocks and Mickey Mouse? Disney and Dalí tells the story of the unlikely alliance two artistic geniuses, Salvador Dalí and Walt Disney, who partnered on a short animation called Destino that wasn’t completed during their own lifetimes, but has been since. Along with the finshed version of Destino, the exhibit also features original paintings, story sketches, correspondence, archival film, photographs, audio, and a 3D virtual reality experience that brings visitors inside one of Dalí’s surreal paintings. (Through June 12, 2016)