Culture Calendar: 8 Art Exhibitions to See This Summer

A love of cars and watches often go hand in hand – maybe that's why we're dreaming of sunny roadtrips over here at Troverie HQ. While we might be based in the New York City area, we have been long-since dog-earing mentions of art shows we would love to see at museums across the country. Read on for a short list of summer's exhibitions to visit, should you be driving down the recently re-opened Highway 1 from San Francisco to Los Angeles or touring the midwest.

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA:

"Cult of the Machine" at the De Young Museum

The common thread in over 100 pieces by American artists from Georgia O'Keefe to Charles Sheeler in this summer's show at De Young is Precisionism, America's first indigenous modern art movement. On view March 24th – August 12th; deyoung.famsf.org

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SAINT LOUIS, MO:

"Currents 115: Jennifer Bornstein" at Saint Louis Art Museum

The works of Berlin and New York based Bornstein displayed in SLAM's ongoing contemporary offering Currents 115 span photographs, photogravures, and etchings – the star which being an expansive multi-panel print Bornstein made of the interior of a house in London, titled "Blue Room." On view April 20th - July 15th, slam.org

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LOS ANGELES, CA:

"Not an Ostrich: And Other Images from America's Library" at Annenberg Photo Space

Curator Anne Wilkes Tucker chose over five hundred photographs by American artists – many of them never seen by the public – from the Library of Congress's collection of 14 million works. Portraits of American presidents and celebrities alike are displayed along works by Dorothea Lange and Stanley Kubrick in this varied retrospective. On view April 21 - September 9th, annenbergphotospace.com

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SAINT LOUIS, MO:

"Terra Infirma" at Pulitzer Arts Foundation

The Pulitzer Arts Foundation exhibition marks Mona Hatoum's first major solo show in the United States in a timely collection of works that address the contradictions and uncertainties of our contemporary global society. On view April 6th - August 11th, pulitzerarts.org

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NEW ORLEANS, LA:

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Lee Friedlander in Louisiana" at NOMA

Renowned American photographer Lee Friedlander has spent nearly fifty years documenting the music and street scenes of New Orleans. This summer, NOMA presents the complete oevre of photographs from Friedlander's archives in a thoughtful and expansive retrospective. On view April 27th – August 12th, noma.org

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CHICAGO, IL:

"Charles White: A Retrospective" at the Art Institute of Chicago

Artist, activist, educator, and Chicago native Charles White is venerated by the Art Institute, one of the earliest major collector's of White's work. White, considered a leader of the Chicago Black Renaissance, dedicated his work to telling stories of African-American life which he found were absent from the coursework he studied growing up. On view June 7th – September 3rd, artic.edu

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WASHINGTON, D.C.:

"Baselitz: Six Decades" at the Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

In celebration of the German artist's eightieth birthday, the Hirshorn brings together over one hundred works on paper and paintings by the figurative artist Georg Baselitz in the first major US retrospective of the artist in over twenty years. On view June 21st – September 16th, hirshorn.si.edu.

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NEW YORK, NY:

"Giacometti" at the Guggenheim

A survey of over forty years of Swiss-born artist Alberto Giacometti comes to the Guggenheim by way of the Fondation Giacometti in Paris, where the late artist spent most of his life and career. On view June 8th – September 12th, guggenheim.org