Cultural Calendar: September 2021

There are some perks to transitioning out of the summer rhythm. With autumn on the horizon, there is a lot to look forward to, including a large swath of new art exhibitions, theatrical performances, and cultural festivals. To spark your imagination, we’ve pulled together a few of the best across globe…


Sheila Hicks’s ‘Life Lines’ at the Centre Pompidou; photographed by Jean-Pierre Dalbéra


London Design Festival taking place at multiple sites across London

Running September 18th – 26th, 2021


Photo London 2021 at Somerset House in London

Running September 9th – 12th, 2021


Sheila Hicks: Off-Grid at The Hepworth Wakefield in West Yorkshire

Running April 7th – September 25th, 2021



Barbara Kruger’s Untitled (‘Now You See Us Now You Don’t’) (1987); photographed by cea +


The Armory Show at the Javits Center in New York

Running September 9th – 12th, 2021


Barbara Kruger: Thinking of You. I Mean Me. I Mean You. at the Art Institute of Chicago

Running September 19th, 2021 – January 24th, 2022


Jasper Johns: Mind/Mirror at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art in Philadelphia

Running September 28th and 29th, 2021



Galway Arts Festival Parade, 2007; photographed by Peter Clarke


Galway International Arts Festival taking place at multiple sites across Galway

Running August 28th – September 18th, 2021


GUEST at Newbridge House, curated by Marysia Wieckiewicz Carroll in County Dublin

Running June 4th – September 19th, 2021



Arc de Triomphe, Paris


Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped in Paris

Running September 18th – October 3rd, 2021


American Surrealism at The Vieille Charité in Marseille

Running May 12th – September 26th, 2021


Georgia O’Keeffe at the Centre Pompidou in Paris

Running September 8th – December 6th, 2021



Katsushika Hokusai’s ‘Onden no suisha’ (‘Waterwheel at Onden’) (c. 1830 – 1832); photographed by cea +


Tokyo Biennale 2020/2021 taking place at multiple sites across Tokyo

Running July 10th – September 5th, 2021


Hokusai Art Exhibition 2021 at Tokyo Midtown Hall

Running July 22nd – September 17th, 2021


Japanese Landscapes Discovered: Views from and for the Outside World at The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto

Running: September 7th – October 31st, 2021



Giacomo Balla’s ‘Mercury Passing Before the Sun’ (1914); photographed by Jackrosso


Italian Futurism. From the Collection of Mattioli. Russian Cubo-Futurism. From the Russian Museum and Private Collections in Moscow at the State Russian Museum, St Michael’s Castle in St Petersburg

Running July 16th – October 4th, 2021


Orlando (Ballet by Christian Spuck in Two Acts) at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow

Running September 24th – 26th, 2021



Andy Warhol’s ‘Dolly Parton’ (1985); photographed by rocor


Rembrandt in Amsterdam: Creativity and Competition at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa

Running: July 16th – September 6th, 2021


Andy Warhol at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto

Running July 21st – October 24th, 2021



Text by Annabel Colterjohn


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