Exhibitions to see in Europe in 2022


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This is the page dedicated to exhibitions to see in Europe in 2022.

Here you will find all the exhibitions, events and in-depth information to find out what there is to see and discover which events you should not miss.
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Opening exhibitions

Here is the list of exhibitions to see in Italy in 2022 that will open in the coming months and that I advise you not to miss.


To find out which are the Italian exhibitions go to the special post with the 2022 exhibitions in Italy. 


El legado intimo – Foundation Joan Mirò

Fundación Joan Miró

Fundación Joan Miró © Ufficio Spagnolo del Turismo Turespaña

A selection of works that Joan Mirò destined for his wife, daughter and grandchildren, and which they donated to the Foundation. With these paintings the Catalan painter shows the lesser known part of his personality, that of a collector of his own works.

1 April – 26 September 2022 | Foundation Joan Mirò, Barcelona

Paul Klee y los secretos de la naturaleza – Foundation Joan Mirò

An exhibition on the studies of the German expressionist and surrealist painter on the observation of nature. The exhibition also houses the works of 3 artists – Gabriele Münter, Emma Kunz and Maruja Mallo – who investigated natural phenomena, but who, due to the fact of being women, did not receive the attention they deserved.

20 October – 12 February 2023 | Foundation Joan Mirò, Barcelona

La máquina Magritte – CaixaForum, Barcelona

A retrospective that delves into the perceptive games of the Belgian artist with 65 paintings, photographs and films made by Magritte himself. The exhibition, the first in Spain for over 20 years entirely dedicated to the surrealist painter, comes from the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid where it was exhibited until January 30th.

24February – 6 June 2022 | CaixaForum, Barcelona

Turner, the master of the sea – Mnac di Barcelona

In collaboration with the Tate Gallery in London, the National Museum of Art of Catalonia will host in May an exhibition by William Turner, the master of light and seascapes, accompanied for the first time by a group of 19th-century Catalan artists who they showed a special sensitivity towards landscapes, atmospheric phenomena and the environment.

Spring – Summer 2022 | Mnac, Barcelona

Ferviente celebración – Guggenheim di Bilbao

An exhibition on the production of Jean Dubuffet, the founder of the Art Brut artistic movement who rebelled against the rules and dedicated his life to illustrating a free existence.

25 February – 21 August 2022 | Guggenheim, Barcelona

From Fauvism to Surrealism, the masterpieces of the Museum of Modern Art in Paris at the Guggenheim in Bilbao

The masterpieces of the Paris Museum of Modern Art “, 70 works of art from the early twentieth century up to the period after the Second World War. Divided chronologically into 3 sections, we pass from the most representative works of Fauvism and Cubism to those of the “School of Paris” up to the great masterpieces of Surrealism.

11February – 22 May 2022 | Guggenheim, Barcelona

Picasso in Madrid

The museum of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando hosts “Picasso: rostros y figuras” from February 16 to May 15, an exhibition with 60 works by the Andalusian artist that highlight the portraitist facet. The exhibition has two of the most emblematic series in this genre: “La obra maestra desconocida” and “La Suite Vollard”, to which are added other paintings of exceptional significance that can be admired in Madrid for the first time in 25 years.
The tribute to Picasso, whose 50th anniversary of his death will be celebrated in 2023, continues with the exhibition “Picasso y Chanel”, from 11 October to 15 January 2023, at the Thyssen-Bornemisza museum, which offers a reflection on the of cubism in the work of the French designer. Picasso and Chanel worked together on two plays with Jean Cocteau, Antigone and Serguei Diaghilev’s Russian ballet “Le train Bleu”, bringing together art and fashion.

16 February – 15 May 2022 and 11 October 2022 – 15 January 2023 | San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts Museum and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid.

Annibale Carracci. La Capilla Herrera – Prado Museum

The frescoes that the Bolognese artist created in the church of San Giacomo degli Spagnoli in Rome. It is one of the exhibitions announced and postponed due to the pandemic.

8 March –  12 June 2022 | Prado Museum, Madrid

Katz’s art at the Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum

Per la prima volta in Spagna una retrospettiva sul pittore nordamericano Alex Katz, una delle principali figure della storia dell’arte americana del XX secolo e precursore della Pop Art. L’esposizione riunisce una trentina di dipinti a olio di formato grande, accompagnati da alcuni studi che mostrano i temi abituali di Katz: i suoi ritratti, alternati con fiori e paesaggi dai colori vividi.

14 June – 11 September 2022 | Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum, Madrid


Antonio Ciseri – MASI Lugano

Antonio Ciseri | Cesira Bianchini

Antonio Ciseri, Cesira Bianchini, 1850, olio su tela, 55,5 x 46 cm. Museo d’arte della Svizzera italiana, Lugano. Deposito da collezione privata.

Until February 13, 2022, the Museum of Art of Italian Switzerland presents, in the exhibition site of Palazzo Reali, an exhibition dedicated to the painter Antonio Ciseri (1821-1891) to pay homage to the Bicentenary of his birth. The exhibition is located in the broad context of initiatives present throughout the territory of the Canton of Ticino on the occasion of this important anniversary.

3 October 2021 – 13 February 2022 | Palazzo Reali MASI Lugano

Georgia O’Keeffe – Fondation  Beyeler, Basel (Switzerland)

On display 85 works from public and private collections, to learn about the work and life of Georgia O’Keeffe. The Fondation Beyeler exhibition features the artist’s early works, created while she taught in Virginia and Texas, and a selection of later works.

23 January – 22 May 2022 Fondation Beyeler, Basel (Switzerland)


Remember Me. Portraits from Dürer to Sofonisba – Rijksmuseum

Petrus Christus | Portrait of a Young Woman

Petrus Christus, Portrait of a Young Woman, ca. 1470. Gemäldegalerie der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin

Powerful emperors, sophisticated aristocrats and wealthy bourgeois. A collection of Renaissance portraits from all over Europe, never before seen in the Netherlands.
Among the masterpieces on display is the “Portrait of a girl” (circa 1470) by Petrus Christus of the Gemäldegalerie in Berlin. Other works come from, among others, the Kunstmuseum in Basel, the National Gallery in London, the Prado Museum in Madrid and the National Gallery of Art in Washington.

1° October 2021 – 16 January 2022 | Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam


Paul Gauguin – Why Are You Angry? in Berlin

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At the Alte Nationalgalerie the work of Gauguin is examined, who in 1891 left his wife, his five children and Paris, the capital of art, to undertake a spiritual and artistic research in French Polynesia, where, apart from a small period , lived until his death.

25 March 2022 – 10 July 2022 | Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin

Ongoing exhibition

This is the list of exhibitions to see in Italy in 2022 and events in progress or that will close shortly.
Pay attention to the dates so as not to miss the interesting events.


Scribbling and Doodling. From Leonardo da Vinci to Cy Twombly

Through a collection of almost 300 original works dating from the Renaissance to the modern era, the two presentations of the exhibition will shed light on one of the most unconventional and overlooked aspects of the practice of drawing. By exploring the multiple features of the practice of scribbling and doodling, from sketches scribbled on the backs of canvases to expansive doodles conceived as artworks in themselves, the exhibition unveils how these experimental, transgressive, regressive or liberating graphic gestures, which appear to flout all laws and conventions, have punctuated the history of artistic creation.

The exhibition will have two complementary presentations, both autonomous and unique,one in Rome, and the other in Paris: the first will be at the Villa Medici, from 3rd March until 22 May 2022, the second  at the Beaux-Arts in Paris, from 19thOctober 2022 to 15th January 2023.

From 19thOctober 2022 to 15th January 2023 | Beaux-Arts, Paris

Damien Hirst. Cherry Blossoms in Paris

Damien Hirst

© Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2021. Picture © Prudence Cumming Associates

The Parisian exhibition seems to reveal the less provocative and controversial side of the artist. The spaces designed by Jean Nouvel host thirty paintings from the series that gives the exhibition its title, Cherry Blossoms.

6 June 2021- 2 February 2022 | Fondation Cartier, Paris


The point of sculpture

An overview of the practice of modern and contemporary sculpture. The exhibition, which arises from the ambition of 20th century sculpture to go beyond representation and the generation of images, also wants to show the great transformation of this discipline in the 21st century with the implementation of new techniques and the emergence of new sensibilities .

Until 6 March 2022 | Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona


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