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Top New Spring-Summer Art Exhibits

Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibit

New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” (May 4–July 31) pays homage to the late British fashion designer by displaying more than 100 of his creations (a jacket with horns in place of epaulets; bulbous “armadillo” shoes).

France: With various exhibits across 30 institutions in the French Riviera, “Contemporary Art and the Côte d’Azur” (June 25–Nov. 7) spans 60 years of work by more than 200 artists, from Picasso to performance artist Philippe Ramette.

Scotland: This summer, Glasgow’s Museum of Transport moves into a new home: the Riverside Museum. Inside Zaha Hadid’s multi-vaulted hangar on the river Clyde, you’ll find subway cars, trams, and some 250 ship models. Meanwhile, the 19th-century Glenlee is berthed outside.

Australia: The Museum of Old & New Art in Hobart, Tasmania, houses the collections of native mathematician turned professional gambler David Walsh—including works by Damien Hirst and a range of antiquities.

Photo by Sølve Sundsbø / Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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