Art agenda: Gauguin, Yoko Ono, The Forbidden City

Paul Gauguin,

Paul Gauguin, "Maruru (Offerings of Gratitude)" from the suite "Noa Noa (Fragrant Scent)," 1893-94. (Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts/Photo by Michael Agee)


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Among upcoming exhbition openings, Paul Gauguin's hand-drawn art is put on display in New York's MoMA, Yoko Ono's retrospective arrives at the Guggenheim Bilbao, and China's Forbidden City stars at the Royal Ontario Museum. 

Gauguin: Metamorphoses
March 8 - June 8
Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

It's the drawn art of Paul Gauguin that's on display here, with 120 paper-based works accompanied by 30 paintings and sculptures, illuminating the metamorphosis of some of the artist's key motifs.

The Forbidden City
From March 8
Royal Ontario Museum, Ontario, Canada

A cache of 250 rare objects lent by Beijing's Palace Museum appears here, its jewelry, paintings, furniture and textiles giving insight into the life of those who lived inside China's imperial Forbidden City.

Yoko Ono: Half-A-Wind Show - Retrospective
March 14
Guggenheim Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain

Over 200 pieces comprise the exhibit in an effort to offer a "complete vision" of Ono's career as a conceptual and performance artist. This is the exhibition's final scheduled stop on its year-long European tour.

Slavs and Tatars: Language Arts
March 17 - April 17
The Third Line Art Gallery, Dubai

As well as curating part of Art Dubai 2014 (which runs March 19-22), the Slavs and Tatars collective are themselves displaying works in a solo show at the Third Line gallery, not too far from the towering Madinat Jumeirah itself.

19th Biennale of Sydney: You Imagine What You Desire
March 21 - June 9
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Exploring the artistic imagination through works large and small, performance-based and static, and housed at the Art Gallery of New South Wales as well as at the Museum of Contemporary Art, various locations around the city, and on Cockatoo Island.

Art Paris Art Fair: Springtime in Paris
Grand Palais, Paris, France
March 27-30

Billing itself as "the Springtime event for Modern and Contemporary Art" with China as this year's guest of honor -- and photographic chameleon Liu Bolin among exhibitors -- the fair features both art and design while acting as a platform for younger galleries and their clientele.