Art Shows and Exhibitions to See This Fall

Get ready for “Manet/Degas” and several shows on Picasso this season, plus dazzling surveys of works by Henry Taylor and Alma Thomas.

A blockbuster meetup of Manet and Degas, an unprecedented retrospective for Ed Ruscha and a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see an 800-year-old ink painting that has never before left Asia — the new season of museum shows is full of heart-stoppers. A new gallery devoted to plaster is set to open at the Museum of Modern Art, too, and drawing shows are everywhere, from Hanne Darboven in Texas to Stéphane Mandelbaum in New York. A Whitney Museum of American Art show of works on paper by the sculptor Ruth Asawa joins “Drawing the Line: Michelangelo to Asawa,” already open at San Francisco’s Legion of Honor Museum. As always, remember that institutions sometimes change their plans, so please double check times and dates on websites.

ONLY THE YOUNG: EXPERIMENTAL ART IN KOREA, 1960s-1970s Coming of age in a rapidly changing country, postwar Korean artists innovated without fear. Organized with the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul, this show is slated to travel on to the Hammer in Los Angeles. (Sept. 1-Jan. 7, 2024; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum)

JA’TOVIA GARY: THE GIVERNY SUITE A Black feminist angle on art history — and on Monet’s famous gardens at Giverny, France — in a newly acquired video installation. (Opens Sept. 1; Museum of Modern Art)

HIDDEN HISTORIES Unconventional approaches to memory and history by a global, multigenerational group of artists make this incisive show into a gathering of “anti-monuments.” (Sept. 2-Sept. 27, 2025; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston)

LIFE CYCLES: THE MATERIALS OF CONTEMPORARY DESIGN Speaker casings made from Indonesian cow manure and vases constructed by bees are among the objects in this show of cutting-edge ecological design that highlights nature’s own cycles of obsolescence and decay. (Sep. 2-July 7, 2024; MoMA)

DAN FRIEDMAN: STAY RADICAL It’s the first museum retrospective for the Cleveland-born graphic designer (1945-1995) who used his skills to confront apartheid in South Africa and the AIDS crisis. (Sept. 2-Feb. 4, 2024; Art Institute of Chicago)

IN A NEW LIGHT: AMERICAN IMPRESSIONISM 1870-1940 More than 130 paintings by Childe Hassam, John Sloan and others. (Sept. 5-Nov. 22; National Arts Club)

MELLÁNY SÁNCHEZ: OBJECTS OF PERMANENCE Fashion designers create an archive devoted to both real and imagined garment workers, just in time for Fashion Week; the installation, curated by Mellány Sánchez, also features historical objects on loan from the Tenement Museum. (Sept. 6-14; Abrons Art Center)

FRED EVERSLEY: PARABOLIC LIGHT The Public Art Fund installs Eversley’s 12-foot-high “cylindrical lens” cast from magenta polyurethane in the heart of the city — marking the West Coast Light and Space veteran’s first public sculpture in New York. (Sept. 7; Doris C. Freedman Plaza in Central Park)

THE FACADE COMMISSION: NAIRY BAGHRAMIAN The fourth contemporary artist to grace the Met’s highly visible facade is an Iranian German sculptor specializing in abstract treatments of the body. (Sept. 7-May 28, 2024; the Metropolitan Museum of Art)

MICHAEL RICHARDS: ARE YOU DOWN? The first museum retrospective for this sculptor who made work about Black struggle and the Tuskegee Airmen opened earlier this year at the North Carolina Museum of Art. Richards died in his art studio in the World Trade Center in the Sept. 11 attacks. (Sept. 8-Jan. 7, 2024; Bronx Museum of the Arts)

THE ARMORY SHOW Don’t be fooled by the name: This colossal gathering of work by more than 800 modern and contemporary artists could only fit inside the Javits Center. (Sept. 8-10; the Javits Center)

PHOTOFAIRS NEW YORK A new contemporary art fair tries its luck with digital art and new media. (Sept. 8-10; the Javits Center)

ED RUSCHA/NOW THEN From deadpan photos of Los Angeles highways to early forays into the alternative press, Ed Ruscha’s career of more than six decades has covered a lot of ground. This enormous show, with more than 250 objects spread across an entire floor, will touch on all of it. (Sept. 10-Jan. 13, 2024; MoMA)

ABRAHAM ÁNGEL: BETWEEN WONDER AND SEDUCTION The queer Mexican artist Abraham Ángel packed an entire career into his adolescence: He died at only 19. This show unites every known surviving example of his tender, expressive paintings for the first time. (Sept. 10-Jan. 28, 2024; Dallas Museum of Art)

PICASSO: A CUBIST COMMISSION IN BROOKLYN This show includes six paintings and archival materials related to a decorative commission undertaken for the American artist and collector Hamilton Easter Field in this Picasso show. (Sept. 14-Jan. 14, 2024; the Met)

MULTIPLICITY: BLACKNESS IN CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN COLLAGE An all-star, intergenerational group of more than 50 artists, including Howardena Pindell, Tschsabalala Self and Kahlil Robert Irving, investigate Black identity through collage. (Sept. 15-Dec. 31; Frist Art Museum, Nashville)

Tschabalala Self, “Sprewell,” 2020. Fabric, thread, painted canvas, silk, jeans, painted newsprint, from “Multiplicity: Blackness in Contemporary American Collage” at Frist Art Museum, Nashville.TK

A LONG ARC: PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE AMERICAN SOUTH SINCE 1845 A photographic survey, starting before the Civil War, of a fraught, complicated, quintessentially American region. (Sept. 15-Jan. 14, 2024; High Museum of Art, Atlanta)

COMPOSING COLOR: PAINTINGS BY ALMA THOMAS A Washington, D.C., schoolteacher who started out painting figuratively, Thomas waited for retirement to make her famously luminous abstractions. (Sept. 15-June 2, 2024; Smithsonian American Art Museum)

RUTH ASAWA: THROUGH LINE Ten years after her death, an artist still best known as a sculptor gets an extensive show of her sketchbooks, collages, folded paper, Greek meanders, drawings and works on gold foil. (Sept. 16-Jan. 15, 2024; Whitney Museum of American Art)

WOVEN HISTORIES: TEXTILES AND MODERN ABSTRACTION This exhibition charts the influence exchanged over the last 100 years or so between artists’ canvas and other textiles. (Sept. 17-Jan. 21, 2024; Los Angeles County Museum of Art)

Jeffrey Gibson, “The Anthropophagic Effect, Garment No. 4,” 2019, from “Woven Histories: Textiles And Modern Abstraction,” coming to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The artist is a member of Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians/Cherokee Nation.Jeffrey Gibson, courtesy of Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York; Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago; Roberts Projects, Los Angeles; Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

THE WORLD MADE WONDROUS: THE DUTCH COLLECTOR’S CABINET AND THE POLITICS OF POSSESSION Paintings, prints, sculptures — and taxidermy: The real objects in this fictional 17th-century collection offer a window into the impulses, at once acquisitive and inquisitive, that shaped European colonialism and the modern museum. (Sept. 17-March 3, 2024; LACMA)

BARKLEY L. HENDRICKS: PORTRAITS AT THE FRICK A pioneer of 20th-century Black portraiture meets Rembrandt, Bronzino and Van Dyck. (Sept. 21-Jan. 7, 2024; Frick Collection)

CHRISTIAN WALKER: THE PROFANE AND THE POIGNANT The first museum show for a photographer (1953-2003) whose formal experiments were evocative treatments of race and sexuality. (Sept. 22-Jan. 7, 2024; Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art)

WALL DRAWING SERIES: MARC BAUER The Menil’s latest “ephemeral wall drawing” commission comes from the vigorous, graphite-smudged imagination of the Swiss artist. (Sept. 22-Fall 2024; Menil Collection, Houston)

GROUNDSWELL: WOMEN OF LAND ART It would be hard to think of a term more associated with male practitioners than Land Art — which makes this in-depth examination of the movement’s women all the more timely. (Sept. 23-Jan. 7, 2024; Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas)

MANET/DEGAS A blockbuster examination, in 160 works, of the life-shaping conversations between two 19th-century French painters who helped usher in modern art. (Sept. 24-Jan. 7, 2024; the Met)

A GLORIOUS BEWILDERMENT: MARIE MENKEN’S VISUAL VARIATIONS ON NOGUCHI The avant-garde filmmaker Marie Menken’s first foray into her medium was a kind of abstract, four-minute studio visit to Noguchi’s Greenwich Village atelier, which she made with a hand-cranked Bolex. Projected at the museum for the first time, with the 1953 score by Lucia Dlugoszewski. (Sept. 27-Feb. 4, 2024; Noguchi Museum)

The filmmaker Marie Menken in a photo by William Wood, from “A Glorious Bewilderment: Marie Menken’s ‘Visual Variations on Noguchi,’ ” at The Noguchi Museum.William Wood, via Anthology Film Archives

SIGHTLINES ON PEACE, POWER AND PRESTIGE: METAL ARTS IN AFRICA This ingenious remix of a show displays historic metalwork like a pair of elegant brass anklets from 19th-century Nigeria alongside works by Sharif Bey, Zohra Opoku and other artists from Africa and the African diaspora. It was first presented at the University of Florida’s Harn Museum of Art. (Sept. 29-Dec. 31; Bard Graduate Center)

MURIEL HASBUN: TRACING TERRUÑO This survey of work by Hasbun, a multidisciplinary, multiethnic artist, uses archival documents, dental X-rays and plenty of photographs to trace the effects of loss and dislocation. (Sept. 29-Jan. 8, 2024; International Center of Photography)

IMPOSSIBLE MUSIC Music meets sculpture and performance in a group show, curated by Candice Hopkins and Raven Chacon with Stavia Grimani, that loosely orbits the idea of experimental sound. (Sept. 30-Dec. 10; Miller ICA at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh)

LIGIA LEWIS: STUDY NOW STEADY A renowned choreographer gets her first bricks-and-mortar exhibition, with video installations and live performances designed to disrupt your ideas about the body. (Sept. 30-Feb. 4, 2024; Center for Art, Research and Alliances)

BOHEMIAN OF THE ARROYO SECO: IDAH MEACHAM STROBRIDGE A tightly focused look at the Little Corner of Local Art Gallery in Los Angeles, operated for five crucial years by a bookbinder and pioneer of Angeleno visual culture. (Sept. 30-Jan. 13, 2024; UC Irvine Jack and Shanaz Langson Institute and Museum of California Art, Irvine, Calif.)

CY TWOMBLY: MOROCCO 1952/1953 The painter Cy Twombly received a scholarship from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts for a life (and art history) changing trip to Morocco — and he took Robert Rauschenberg with him. (Sept. 30-Jan. 7, 2024; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts)

BRANCUSI: ROMANIAN SOURCES AND UNIVERSAL PERSPECTIVES Loans from the Guggenheim, the Tate and the Centre Pompidou bring the great modernist sculptor back to his homeland. (Sept. 30-Jan. 28, 2024; National Museum of Art, Timisoara, Romania)

MAKING HER MARK: A HISTORY OF WOMEN ARTISTS IN EUROPE, 1400-1800 Combining work by painters like Artemisia Gentileschi and sculptors like Luisa Roldán with embroidery and other crafts by less famous names, this sure-to-be-historic show argues for the still unrecognized breadth of women’s contributions to visual culture. (Oct. 1-Jan. 7, 2024; Baltimore Museum of Art)

MADE IN L.A. 2023: ACTS OF LIVING The sixth edition of this Los Angeles-focused biennial is curated by Diana Nawi, Pablo José Ramírez and Ashton Cooper. (Oct. 1-Dec. 31; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles)

THE GREAT HALL COMMISSION: JACOLBY SATTERWHITE In “A Metta Prayer,” the video impresario trains his kaleidoscopic lens on the Met, sending images of its collection dancing across the entrance hall. (Oct. 2-Jan. 7, 2024; the Met)

HENRY TAYLOR: B SIDE In this largest-ever show for the contemporary Angeleno, sculptures, drawings and “painted objects” will join his many supple but highly controlled portraits of friends, celebrities and Black American life. (Oct. 4-Jan. 28, 2024; the Whitney)

Henry Taylor, “The Love of Cousin Tip,” 2017, on view in “Henry Taylor: B Side,” at the Whitney Museum of American Art.Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth; Jeff McLane

FRAGMENTS OF A FAITH FORGOTTEN: THE ART OF HARRY SMITH A first-ever solo show for Smith (1923-1991), who painted, drew, made films and collected art when he wasn’t working on culture-shaking projects like the Anthology of American Folk Music. (Oct. 4-Jan. 28, 2024; the Whitney)

MAX BECKMANN: THE FORMATIVE YEARS, 1915-1925 After volunteering as a nurse in World War I and experiencing a mental breakdown, Beckmann moved to Frankfurt and began developing the dark, jagged, intensely expressive style of painting for which he’s famous. (Oct. 5-Jan. 15, 2024; Neue Galerie)

PLASTER Modern sculpture couldn’t have happened without plaster. This new permanent gallery of early modern experiments will have a special focus on biomorphism. (Opens Oct. 6; MoMA)

PARTISANS OF THE NUDE: AN ARAB ART GENRE IN AN ERA OF CONTEST, 1920-1960 A survey of an important but underrecognized class of paintings, drawings and sculptures made in the post-Ottoman era. (Oct. 6-Jan. 14, 2024; Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University)

PORFIRIO GUTIÉRREZ: COSMOS/CONTINUOUS LINE Stately, deeply colored textile works by a California-based Zapotec weaver. (Oct. 7-July 2024; Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Tex.)

CAMILLE CLAUDEL Daring, emotional, sensual sculpture by the French genius (1864-1943) long most famous for her association with Rodin. (Oct. 7-Feb. 19, 2024; Art Institute of Chicago)

MARISOL: A RETROSPECTIVE A comprehensive survey for the glamorous Marisol Escobar (1930-2016), who combined photography and sculpture and appeared in two Warhol movies. (Oct. 7-Jan. 21, 2024; Montreal Museum of Fine Arts)

AFRICAN MODERNISM IN AMERICA How did American collectors affect the development of modern art in Africa? This traveling exhibition, which opened at Fisk University Galleries in Nashville earlier this year, teases out a complicated network of historical relationships. (Oct. 7-Jan. 7, 2024; Phillips Collection)

PICASSO IN FONTAINEBLEAU In the summer of 1921, still bouncing between Cubist and academic styles, Pablo Picasso painted “Three Women at the Spring,” “Three Musicians,” and scores of smaller pieces, all of them reunited in this tightly focused but wildly varied show. (Oct. 8-Feb. 17, 2024; MoMA)

ROBERT FRANK AND TODD WEBB: ACROSS AMERICA, 1955 While Robert Frank was driving across the United States, taking the photos later published as “The Americans,” Todd Webb was covering the same terrain by bicycle, boat and foot. Both were funded by Guggenheim fellowships, but this is the first time their photographs have been shown together. (Oct. 8-Jan. 7, 2024; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston)

Left, Robert Frank, “Rodeo, New York City,” 1955–56. Right, Todd Webb, “Cowboy, Lexington, NE,” 1956, at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.From left, The June Leaf and Robert Frank Foundation; Todd Webb Archive

DEGAS AND THE LAUNDRESS: WOMEN, WORK AND IMPRESSIONISM Edgar Degas made more than two dozen paintings of hard-working Parisian laundresses, and all of them are here — along with the laundresses of Renoir, Berthe Morisot and other contemporaries. (Oct. 8-Jan. 14, 2024; Cleveland Museum of Art)

FASHIONED BY SARGENT John Singer Sargent liked to dress his portrait subjects, but he often adjusted their outfits on canvas, too: Period garments join about 50 paintings in this show organized with Tate Britain. (Oct. 8-Jan. 15, 2024; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

RIRKRIT TIRAVANIJA: A LOT OF PEOPLE The biggest show ever for this relational aesthetics artist will include works on paper, photographs and five re-enactments of classic participatory pieces. No word yet on whether he’ll be cooking. (Oct. 12-March 4, 2024; MoMA PS1)

JUDY CHICAGO: HERSTORY An expansive survey takes in the revolutionary feminist’s early Minimalism and later considerations of mortality, along with a show within a show featuring work by Hilma af Klint, Hildegard of Bingen and Virginia Woolf. (Oct. 12-Jan. 14, 2024; New Museum)

Judy Chicago, “Crippled by the Need to Control/Blind Individuality,” 1983, at “Judy Chicago: Herstory,” coming to the New Museum.Judy Chicago/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

VERTIGO OF COLOR: MATISSE, DERAIN AND THE ORIGINS OF FAUVISM Sixty-five paintings by André Derain and Henri Matisse let viewers into the wild summer of 1905, when the two men hit upon the combination of heightened color and expressive exuberance later compared to the work of wild beasts (“fauves”). (Oct. 13-Jan. 21, 2024; the Met)

OUT OF BOUNDS: JAPANESE WOMEN ARTISTS IN FLUXUS A sure to be mind-boggling meet-up of four trailblazers of the 1960s avant-garde: Shigeko Kubota, Mieko Shiomi, Takako Saito, and Yoko Ono. (Oct. 13-Jan. 21, 2024; Japan Society)

MOOD OF THE MOMENT: GABY AGHION AND THE HOUSE OF CHLOÉ The first major museum show dedicated to the Alexandrian-born Jewish woman who, starting with six cotton dresses in 1952, helped unbutton women’s clothing and start the careers of Stella McCartney and Karl Lagerfeld; with sketches, ephemera and nearly 150 garments. (Oct. 13-Feb. 18, 2024; Jewish Museum)

YIDDISH: A GLOBAL CULTURE The Yiddish Book Center in Amherst reopens as an immersive museum of Yiddish culture, with sheet music, typewriters and illustrator Martin Haake’s 60-foot mural of “Yiddishland.” (Opens Oct. 15; Yiddish Book Center, Amherst, Mass.)

GOING DARK: THE CONTEMPORARY FIGURE AT THE EDGE OF VISIBILITY The six levels of the Guggenheim’s rotunda are the perfect venue for a show of work by more than two dozen artists with aesthetic, conceptual and political reasons for obscuring the human figure. (Oct. 20-April 7, 2024; the Guggenheim)

MORGAN’S BIBLES: SPLENDOR IN SCRIPTURE John Pierpont Morgan was a man of faith as well as of unfathomable wealth, and the collection of scriptures he left behind — from the “Golden Gospels” of Henry VIII to cuneiform stories of the primal deluge — is unparalleled. (Oct. 20-Jan. 21, 2024; Morgan Library & Museum)

MAX BEERBOHM: THE PRICE OF CELEBRITY Most of the drawings and manuscripts in this fond remembrance of the pre-eminent caricaturist of the early 20th century have never been shown before. (Oct. 20-Jan. 28, 2024; New York Public Library)

THIS LIGHT OF OURS: ACTIVIST PHOTOGRAPHERS OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT Work by nine movement members with cameras, with a special focus on the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and the fight for voting rights in Los Angeles. (Oct. 21-Feb. 25, 2024; Skirball Cultural Center)

THE SKY’S THE LIMIT The National Museum of Women in the Arts reopens its landmark 1908 building after a two-year renovation with a show of large installations by Ursula von Rydingsvard, Rina Banerjee and others. (Oct. 21-Feb. 25, 2024; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington)

Emilie L. Gossiaux, “Dancing, Again,” 2023, ballpoint pen and crayon on paper, inspired by her guide dog, from “Emilie L. Gossiaux: Other-worlding,” Queens Museum.Emilie Gossiaux

MARIE LAURENCIN: SAPPHIC PARIS An artist of several mediums, Laurencin’s “feminine and discreetly queer” painting was emblematic of 1920s Paris. (Oct. 22-Jan. 21, 2024; Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia)

HANNE DARBOVEN — WRITING TIME A lingering examination of the German conceptual artist’s (1941-2009) interest in the relationship between writing and time, including the 1,300 separate framed sheets of “Inventions that Have Changed Our World.” (Oct. 27-Feb. 11, 2024; the Menil)

SPIRIT AND INVENTION: DRAWINGS BY GIAMBATTISTA AND DOMENICO TIEPOLO The Morgan owns more than 300 drawings by Tiepolo father and son, but they’ve called in loans, too, for this tour through fresco plans, animal studies and other feats of 18th-century Italian draftsmanship. (Oct. 27-Jan. 28, 2024; the Morgan)

SHIFTING CENTER Beatriz Cortez’s nearly 20-foot-high steel sculpture “Ilopango, the Volcano that Left” travels up the Hudson from Storm King Art Center to Troy, N.Y., to join work by Cannupa Hanska Luger and others in a group show dedicated to acoustics, architecture and dislocation. (Oct. 27-Nov. 18; Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y.)

KIKU Botanists spend nearly a year training Japanese chrysanthemums into traditional styles for this annual festival. (Oct. 28-Nov. 12; New York Botanical Garden)

THE ART SHOW An annual art fair, mostly of New York based galleries, to benefit the Henry Street Settlement. (Nov. 1-5; the Park Avenue Armory)

PICASSO AND THE SPANISH CLASSICS Picasso’s spidery, unforgettable version of Don Quixote, his take on Velázquez’s portrait of the poet Luis de Góngora and other examples of his literary art go on display uptown. (Nov. 2-Feb. 4, 2024; Hispanic Society Museum & Library)

AN-MY LÊ: BETWEEN TWO RIVERS/GIUA HAI GIONG SONG/ENTRE DEUX RIVIERES The Vietnamese American artist’s large-scale landscape photography, along with her ventures into film, textile and sculpture, touch on history, fiction and the Vietnam War. (Nov. 5-Mar. 16, 2024; MoMA)

PORTRAIT OF AN INDIGENOUS WOMXN [REMOVED] In a second unique performance — and the final event of the museum’s “Kinship” exhibition — Anna Tsouhlarakis marches a poster of a missing or murdered Indigenous woman through the National Portrait Gallery. (Nov. 5; National Portrait Gallery, Washington)

THROUGH THE LENS: LATIF AL ANI’S VISIONS OF ANCIENT IRAQ Views of Iraqi antiquities by a pioneering photographer join works by five contemporary Iraqi artists. (Nov. 8-Feb. 25, 2024; Institute for the Study of the Ancient World)

STÉPHANE MANDELBAUM Sixty works on paper by a denizen of the Brussels underworld (1961-1986) who, before his violent death, drew portraits of everyone from Arthur Rimbaud to Joseph Goebbels. (Nov. 10-Feb. 18, 2024; Drawing Center)

Stéphane Mandelbaum, “Ernst Röhm,” 1981, on view at the Drawing Center this fall. Röhm was a member of the Nazi Party and close friend of Adolf Hitler.Photo by Philippe Migeat /Stéphane Mandelbaum Estate

A FOREIGNER CALLED PICASSO The historians Annie Cohen-Solal and Vérane Tasseau curate a show of extensive loans inspired by Cohen-Solal’s biography of the same name. (Nov. 10-Dec. 22; Gagosian Gallery)

PICASSO: 14 SKETCHBOOKS Nearly six decades of exuberant, scribbly sketchbooks covering more discrete styles than most artists touch in a lifetime. Organized in collaboration with the Fundación Almine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso, Madrid. (Nov. 10-Dec. 23; Pace Gallery)

PICASSO: DRAWING FROM LIFE Six decades of models, lovers and friends, as rendered in the artist’s signature line. (Nov. 11-April 8, 2024; Art Institute of Chicago)

MULTIPLE REALITIES: EXPERIMENTAL ART IN THE EASTERN BLOC, 1960s-1980s A monumental survey of the hardy, avant-garde flowers that bloomed under Soviet communism, with work by Laszló Feher, Alina Szapocznikow and about 100 others. (Nov. 11-March 10, 2024; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis)

UNNAMED FIGURES: BLACK PRESENCE AND ABSENCE IN THE EARLY AMERICAN NORTH Black life in the early American north appears in painting, works on paper and needlework — if you know where to look. (Nov. 15-March 24, 2024; American Folk Art Museum)

CHARLES GAINES: 1992-2023 The conceptual artist can do six things at once, marrying politics and aesthetics to a painstaking attention to material detail — as this rich retrospective will demonstrate. (Nov. 16-March 17, 2024; ICA Miami)

Charles Gaines, “Manifestos 2,” 2013, a four channel video from “Charles Gaines: 1992-2023,” coming to the ICA Miami.Charles Gaines/Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth

THE HEART OF ZEN A three-week-only, once in a lifetime display of the 13th-century Chinese ink painting “Six Persimmons,” which hasn’t left Japan since being acquired by a Kyoto temple in the early 1600s; followed by an equally unprecedented three week display of “Chestnuts.” (Nov. 17-Dec. 31; Asian Art Museum of San Francisco)

COPY MACHINE MANIFESTOS: ARTISTS WHO MAKE ZINES More than 800 works make a conclusive, overdue argument for the importance of the modestly scaled but endlessly adaptive medium of self-publishing known as the zine. (Nov. 17-March 31, 2024; Brooklyn Museum)

MARTA MINUJÍN: ARTE! ARTE! ARTE! Mattress-based sculptures meet giant fluorescent paintings in this first American survey for a prominent Argentine conceptual artist. (Nov. 17-March 31, 2024; The Jewish Museum)

ARTIST’S CHOICE: GRACE WALES BONNER — SPIRIT MOVERS The London-based fashion designer Wales Bonner, tapped for the latest installment of MoMA’s artist-as-curator series, thinks about connections and inspirations of the African diaspora, with works by Moustapha Dimé and others. (Nov. 18-April 7, 2024; MoMA)

BOTTICELLI DRAWINGS Extensive loans, newly attributed works and paintings rejoining their preparatory sketches make up the first-ever show devoted to the drawings of this early-Renaissance master of eggshell opacity. (Nov. 19-Feb. 11, 2024; Legion of Honor Museum, San Francisco)

Sandro Botticelli and Workshop, “Virgin and Child with Saint John the Baptist and Six Singing Angels,” ca. 1490. Tempera on panel, from a show of the Renaissance master coming to the Legion of Honor, San Francisco.via Borghese Gallery

AFRICA & BYZANTIUM Rarely seen works from Nubia, Ethiopia and other African kingdoms revise our sense of Byzantium’s cultural influences. (Nov. 19-March 3, 2024; the Met)

IMAGINED FRONTS: THE GREAT WAR AND GLOBAL MEDIA Our contemporary deluge of image and spectacle traced back to World War I, with works by filmmakers, journalists, artists and soldiers. (Dec. 3-July 7, 2024; LACMA)

ETHIOPIA AT THE CROSSROADS From the Kingdom of Axum to Julie Mehretu — nearly 2000 years of visual culture at one of the world’s largest collections of Ethiopian art outside Ethiopia. (Dec. 3-March 3, 2024; Walters Art Museum, Baltimore)

HERNAN BAS: THE CONCEPTUALISTS Thirty-five intricate figurative paintings, including one more than 20 feet long, that imagine a world of fully realized queerness. (Dec. 4-May 5, 2024; the Bass, Miami)

NADA MIAMI Younger, edgier and significantly less decadent than Art Basel, but just as full of art worth seeing — and maybe buying. (Dec. 5-9; Ice Palace Studios, Miami)

THE BEST-READ ARMY IN THE WORLD More than 123 million books, and a billion periodicals, were distributed to American servicemen during World War II — all in special pocket-size editions, like the examples in this show. (Dec. 6 -30; Grolier Club)

UNTITLED ART MIAMI BEACH An independent entry into Miami’s art week. (Dec. 6-10; 12th Street and Ocean Drive, Miami)

EMILIE L. GOSSIAUX: OTHER-WORLDING The first museum show for this artist, who is blind, will include large installations and a tribute to her guide dog London. (Dec. 6-March 10, 2024; Queens Museum)

ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH The quintessential art-fair-cum-bacchanalia. (Dec. 8-10; Miami Beach Convention Center)

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