Spring has arrived, and it’s the perfect time to explore some of Europe’s most renowned art galleries. Whether you live in a large European city or have an urban vacation planned, there are plenty of opportunities to take advantage of the great programs that many of the continent’s museums offer.
Paris is a must-visit destination for art lovers, with famous galleries like the Orsay Museum showcasing modernism and impressionism with a double exposure of the works of Édouard Manet and Edgar Degas. Meanwhile, the Louis Vuitton Foundation will feature the exhibition Basquiat×Warhol. painting with four hands, presenting the graffiti art of Jean-Michel Basquiat against the pop art of Andy Warhol alongside other 1980s New York art scene legends like Keith Haring.
In Berlin, the Berlin Gallery will debut contemporary works by German artist Nasan Tur, while the Museum Bode will display Ukrainian art, including relics and contemporary works from Ukrainian artists.
Amsterdam’s Museum Square is home to famous galleries like the Rijksmuseum, where a new exhibition of works by Dutch artist Vermeer has collected more pieces than ever before in one location. Photography enthusiasts will also enjoy Foam’s exhibit of Ernest Cole’s work documenting apartheid in South Africa.
In Madrid, during the fiftieth anniversary of his death, the Prado Museum will showcase Picasso’s work in dialogue with that of El Greco. Also in Madrid, IFEMA MADRID will offer an exhibition on the past, present, and future of Formula One.
Vienna’s Albertine Gallery will present a retrospective of artists from Martin Schongauer to Joan Miró, while Florence’s Palazzo Strozzi Foundation will celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Collection with an exhibition of contemporary works by Italian and international artists.
Finally, in London, the National Gallery will host After Impressionism: Inventing Modern Art, featuring works by key impressionism figures. The Tate Modern will showcase an exhibition of Swedish painter Hilma af Klint alongside the primary colors of Piet Mondriaan’s work, and the newly opened Museo Queer Britain is also worth a visit.
Don’t miss these incredible opportunities to explore some of Europe’s most impressive art collections and exhibitions this spring.