The British Museum in London collaborated with Saudi Arabia's King Abdulaziz Public Library in Riyadh to organize the new exhibition, “Hajj: Journey to the Heart of Islam,” Jan. 26-Apr. 15, 2012, which explores the Islamic pilgrimage through 200 objects from 13 different countries.
The pioneering 19th-century African-American painter Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859-1937) is getting major recognition at his alma mater, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, with the retrospective “Henry Ossawa Tanner: Modern Spirit,” Jan. 28-Apr. 15, 2012.
Twenty years of work by avant-garde artist Jesús Soto (1923-2005) come together in “Soto: Paris and Beyond, 1950-1970” at NYU’s Grey Art Gallery, Jan. 10-Mar. 31, 2012 -- the first major Soto show in New York in 35 years.