July 3 to January 2018 | The Met, New York
Frederic Remington made a name for portraying the old American West during the final decades of the 19th century. The show explores his legacy through 20 works, each a realistic representation of frontier life. Expect depictions of cowboys, Native American warriors, trappers, and scouts.
July 5 to October 23 | The National Art Centre, Tokyo & Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
The exhibition, held simultaneously in two Tokyo museums, is thus far Japan’s most notable display of Southeast Asian art. It explores the creative art scene from the ’80s onwards and the multifaceted issues surrounding it: from identity to freedom; democracy to post-colonialism. Participating artists hail from Indonesia, Cambodia, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, Brunei, Vietnam, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Laos.
July 12 to October 22 | Tate Modern, London
Gathering 150 artworks—some of which are on display in the UK for the first time—the exhibition explores the contribution of African-American artists to the cultural and societal shifts in the States during the ’60s and ’70s. Paintings, photography, sculptures, activist posters, and even clothing designs offer a comprehensive look into “Black Art” as it came to be known during the Civil Rights Movement, telling the story of a people fighting to define their own cultural identity.
July 31 to January 2018 | LACMA, Los Angeles
An early modernist, Marc Chagall played with and was inspired by a wide array of artistic styles and media throughout his career. Performing arts was one of them, as the focus of this show reveals: on display are costumes, set designs and paintings from the artist’s four productions for the stage, offering a vibrant glimpse into this lesser-known aspect of his career.